Wilson District Newsletter

May 2022

A message from Mr. Rose

As we embark upon the completion of a memorable school year, all I can say is: It has been great. We are currently preparing to celebrate the many accomplishments of our school communities. Please come out and join us for our awards banquet and promotion ceremonies.

I feel the need to write a brief note thanking everyone for all they have done to support our schools over the past year. Returning to the campus for our first complete school year following the pandemic, we have been focused on “Making Meaningful Connections: In our Relationships, to our Curricular Objectives and lastly in Planning for the Future.” I must say that our entire community lived up to this great expectation. The Wilson Elementary School District is truly a reflection of the amazing community in which it resides.

I want to express my deep gratitude to all our community partners for your being there during our adventures in Mask Wearing and COVID Mitigation efforts. A big thank you to our maintenance team for keeping each of our schools beautiful and safe for all stakeholders. Kudos to everyone that attended our numerous after school festivities and, most of all, for coming together as such a strong and caring community. To the children, all I can say is how impressed I have been with all the hard work, good humor and wonderful times that have made this year pass by all too quickly. For those of you moving on, I wish only the best and hope that you will stay in touch. To our Governing Board, I have to say that I am extremely thankful for each of you. Without your guidance and commitment to WSD, we would not be able to provide outstanding services to the Wilson Community. Thank you for your continued support and reminding us daily that “It takes a Village”. Every student that we can provide hope in, we consider it a life saved. Wilson Elementary School District is leading the way in providing innovative educational programs with teachers who are committed to constantly finding new ways to raise the bar for students so that they are ready for the demands of tomorrow’s workforce.

“Honoring Our Past and Embracing our Future”

-Mr. Rose, Superintendent

May Community Survey

Please take a moment to give us feedback regarding the school year. The survey can be changed to Spanish by selecting the language button on the top right corner of the survey screen. (as seen below)

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Cambie el idioma de la encuesta haciendo clic en el cuadro en la esquina superior derecha de la página.

Wilson Primary School

Wow! School year 21-22 has come to an end. As I look back to the year, “Rainbow of Opportunity”, there are several memorable events and accomplishments that come to mind. This year, we were able to have wonderful family events in-person. We welcomed parents and community members in family engagement experiences. The fundraiser events at Peter Piper Pizza were a huge success. How wonderful it was to see so many families come to raise money for our district. We also welcomed new families enrolling their children to our PreK and Kinder program during the PreK/Kinder Round Up. Teachers greeted parents and students for the upcoming school year and explained our program in an intimate setting. When the weather warmed, we had the “Books on Blankets” event where teachers, staff, and families gathered on the lawn to share stories and enjoy their dinner. What an amazing event it was, promoting reading at school and at home.

In addition to these events, we also had many accomplishments. We adopted a new phonics program to Kinder-3rd grade students this year. The growth that we are seeing in early literacy has been outstanding! As we raise these amazing readers, we are so excited to see this trajectory for next year. After returning on campus after the pandemic, many of our young students had a difficult time readjusting to the in-person instruction. However, teachers, counselor and staff worked diligently to provide effective SEL strategies to support those students who needed extra help. What a difference it has made. We are so proud of our students for all their accomplishments this year. They are simply amazing!

Have a wonderful summer!

-Mrs. Wojcicki, School Principal

Kinder Roundup 2022

Wilson Elementary School

May brings so many items to the Elementary!

We are proud to announce that 10 of our students have been selected to attend an all-expenses paid trip to Washington DC. They will arrive in style on the Arizona Cardinal’s Jet! Thank you Arizona Cardinals, Governor Ducey and Close Up. Our students entered an essay contest to win! Congratulations:

  • Ivan R.
  • Juliana R.
  • Cielo S.
  • Mia H.
  • Bryan C.
  • Jocelyn N.
  • Lesly S.
  • Briana V.
  • Damaris G.
  • Pablo L.

Our college trips are off and running! 5th grade will visit Grand Canyon College, 6th Grade will visit ASU, 7th Grade will visit U of A, and 8th Grade will visit NAU. It is always a pleasure to see our students on college campuses. We had some great conversations about college on our trips. Some of our students will complete scavenger hunts while others have formal tours of the colleges.

We will be having a dinner for all 8th grade students who are receiving a monetary, academic, or sports award. The students will have an opportunity to dress up and enjoy a banquet with 2 members of their family. The even will be on May 12th at 5pm. Students who are receiving awards will be given tickets to attend.

The Promotion Ceremony will be on May 19th at 9am. Students who are eligible to attend will receive their tickets on Wed. In an effort to keep our numbers down, each student will receive 4 tickets. Please remember, students need to be in uniform and families are asked leave gifts, flowers, balloons, noise makers, etc. at home.

Principal's List students and Student Council will be attending Main Event! Principal’s List students have earned straight A’s – amazing! I am sure they will have a wonderful time!

Our last big event of the school year will be our yearly carnival on May 20th. Our students are so excited. It has been a pleasure working with all of them this school year. Go Wildcats! !!!

-Ms. Campton, School Principal

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Community Center

What an amazing year we have had here at Wilson Community Center! We are so appreciative of all the support we have received from our stakeholders and community throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

We started the year with BOK and Salvation Army sponsoring 3 of our teachers with their wish list items so they can be prepared for the year. We had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for the community in partnership with our SFE department and had live music. Our community came together for the Wilson Neighborhood Clean-up with the support of the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services. The holiday program this year was EXTRAORDINARY. Every student at Wilson received a gift for the holiday and our gratitude to ALL the sponsors is unmeasurable. Molina HealthCare and Valle Del Sol made sure our students had jackets for the winter season and stayed warm. We created a new partnership with Ballet AZ and our students were able to experience and learn ballet from professionals and showcase their skills at Ballet Under the Stars and Ballet AZ studio.

Providing all the necessary services to the community is crucial to building relationships and our health fair allows for this and so much more. It has been an incredible year and Wilson Community Center is grateful to have been a part of it all. We look forward to providing the community with all the resources needed and bringing new and exciting programs.

-Mrs. Duran, Community Relations Coordinator

Wilson Health Fair

Saturday, May 14th, 8am-12pm

2929 East Fillmore Street

Phoenix, AZ

Curriculum & Instruction

Over the summer, it’s important to keep your child reading. Reading books every day over the summer is important. It keeps their brains ready for a great school year in the fall. We are working with a group called Kids Read Now, a non-profit company to mail FREE books to your child over the summer. Books they can keep forever! Kids Read Now will also send you weekly messages about your summer books. Your child will receive books based on his/her grade level.

Reading is the most important skill your child will ever learn. Here’s how you can help.

  1. Read with them for 15 minutes each day.
  2. Discuss a Discovery Sheet activity.
  3. Report the Book Code in the app and get the next FREE book!
  4. Visit KidsReadNow.org/Parents for additional resources.

How does this Summer Book Program work?

  1. Receive your first book. Kids Read Now will mail one of your eight books to your home. The My Stories book is an extra bonus!
  2. Read. After receiving your first book, make sure your child reads it within a week.
  3. Discuss. Discuss at least one of the questions inside the cover, or help your child complete an activity.
  4. Report the Book Code. Report that your child has completed the book. Inside each book, you’ll find instructions on how to do this. It takes less than a minute to report! Download the Kids Read Now app to report books and play reading games to compete against other kids.
  5. Get another book! Kids Read Now will mail another book to your child!
  6. Read 8 books…Get a surprise!!! Report reading 8 books this summer and your child will get a certificate and a special gift when they return to school.

-Mrs. Willey, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Human Resources

Student and Staff End-of-School Year Commemoration

Traditionally, when the academic year closes, the Wilson School District has provided a variety of activities and events to support students and staff with commemorating the end-of-school-year. These celebration activities are important for both students and staff because they allow the opportunity to reflect on the past year, say goodbye to one another, and close the chapter on the current school year as part of transitioning to next year.

During this year’s end-of-school-year employee celebration, the Wilson Human Resources Department will recognize employees for their years of service, celebrate employees who are retiring from the district, and will bid farewell to employees who are moving on from the district.

-Mr. Dumas, Director of Human Resources

Business Services

Year-end celebrations for Business Services is two-fold:

Congratulations to Ms. Chelsea De la Cruz on receiving her Google IT Support certification. This certification included five (5) courses; Technical Support Fundamentals; The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking; Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User; System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services; and IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts. Congratulations Ms. De la Cruz!!

The second congratulations is to Mr. Roy Sucanick, Building and Grounds Supervisor. In April, Mr. Sucanick received the Best Practices Award from the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO). The team Mr. Sucanick supports and works with submitted the nomination based on his ‘can-do’ attitude, his knowledge, and dedicated hard work to bring a fractured team together. “His selfless leadership has paved the way for a united group. His knowledge and skills have made Wilson Elementary School District #7 a safer and more efficient place for the students to learn and grow.” Congratulations Mr. Sucanick!!

-Mrs. Strickler, Director of Business Services & Technology

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Child Find

Child Find, a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), enables states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21, who need early intervention or special education services. Special education services are available for children of any age (birth through 21 years). Wilson School District is responsible for locating, identifying, evaluating, and serving all children with disabilities (ages 3-21) and referring children ages 0-3 to AzEIP for evaluation and appropriate services. AzEIP is the Arizona Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers. Wilson provides free and appropriate public education that includes special education and related services to children at public expense, under public supervision and direction without charge to parents. For all school-age students who are new to the district, the classroom teacher will complete screening activities within 45 days of enrollment. If any concerns are noted, the child will be referred for help. Parents who have concerns regarding their child’s education may contact the Special Education Department at Wilson, (602) 683-2400, ext. 4205.


Are you currently experiencing temporary living arrangements due to eviction, job loss or a traumatic event? Wilson School District offers services to families through the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act. Services such as enrollment and immunization assistance, uniforms or school supplies, community referrals and in some cases, transportation can be available. Your family may qualify due to living with another family or friend due to financial hardship or living in a shelter, transitional housing, or motel. Please contact your school office or Mariana Melendrez at 602-683-2515, ext 6002 for more information about this program.