Kyle R. Wilson ES

October 2017

Principal's Message

Parents/Guardians thank you so much for attending our first Bingo night. It was a huge success! Everyone had so much fun. Thanks to everyone who turned out for our first PTO meeting, as well. Your ideas and dedication to supporting the students at KWES is evident.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS WHO SIGNED

THE BOOK OF HEROES THIS MONTH

Dane Manning

Yajayra Retana-Aguilar

Ella Luna

Ty Braxton

Gloria Lay

Christian Keith

Sydney Flowers

Alexandra Guardado

Nadia Hess

Sergio Blackshear

Abigail Cave

Rubi Ruiz

Judd Rothermel


THESE STUDENTS EACH EARNED 30 HERO TICKETS FROM VARIOUS STAFF MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. WAY TO GO!


Just a few helpful reminders to make this year great:

· If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher first

· It’s important to be a part of the school, please support PTO and other schoolwide events

· Volunteering is always needed, please just drop by

· You are welcome here. If you would like to eat with your child, please feel free to come by any day of the week and bring ID.

· Trust, we want your child to be safe and successful, let’s build a relationship of trust to make that happen. Again, if you have any concerns please contact us

· Remember, if your child tells you something call the teacher to find out what the facts are, don’t jump to conclusions too fast

It takes all of us to ensure that students are HEROS at Kyle R. Wilson, so please keep communication lines open.


Transportation


Parents please do not drop your child off after 9:00 am in the morning without coming in to the building to sign them in. We will be contacting parents to remind you to sign them in, if this occurs. Thank you.


Our school hours are 9:00 am -3:40 pm. If you want to pick up your child early, we strongly encourage you to come before 3:30 pm. It is very difficult to remove students who are already on the bus. If this occurs you may have to wait longer in order to receive your child. We begin to call car riders, daycare and Alphabest at 3:30. Walkers at 3:35 and buses at 3:40 if buses have arrived. If they are late at the middle school level, they will be late coming to us. It takes 10-15 minutes to get all students on the bus as we call them by grade level. Please be patient as teachers take each child to the bus. This is for the safety of the students. Buses typically leave our school between 4:00-4:10 depending if they are on time. The school is not responsible for late buses. We will send an audio dialer message if your bus is going to be late. We do these messages after 4:00pm. Please feel free to download the My Bus app so that you can know where your child’s bus is at all times. Papers have gone home for the app already. If you did not receive the paper, please go to the pwcs.edu website. Of course, you can also contact transportation with your concerns at 571-402-3912.


Upcoming Events for October:

October 4th- Walk to School Day

October 9th – Teacher Workday – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

October 11th – PTO Night at Sweeto Burrito

October 17th- PTO meeting at 6:30

October 18th- Picture Day

October 27th- PTO Fall Festival

Additional information will be coming home in regards to the events listed above.


Cafeteria News


Please welcome our new cafeteria hostess Ms. Aquino-Lasalle.

Please make sure that your child has enough funds on their lunch accounts for lunch each week. Remember you have to complete a new lunch application each year. They are located online at pwcs.edu or you can get one from the office. You can send in a payment with your child in a sealed envelope that is sent directly to the lunchroom each day or pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com. Please review the new regulation Payment for Charged Food Purchases regulation 460-1, in regards to school lunches on the PWCS website or by scanning the QR Code below.

More information on lunch menus and payment options can be found at http://pwcsnutrition.com/.

· Just a reminder that any student who owes $100 on a lunch bill will be given an alternative lunch according to the regulation . The intent of the new regulation 460-1 is to establish a divisionwide process to handle situations when students have unpaid meal charges and delinquent account debt.


NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY


Parents new this year is regulation 724-1 Attendance Monitoring and Truancy Intervention. No longer will preapproved absences be excused unless under extraordinary circumstances. Family trips should be scheduled during school holidays and over summer break. Absences for family trips will not be excused unless accompanied by extraordinary circumstances and in no case for any period exceeding five school days without the approval of the Office of Student Services. A determination of whether extraordinary circumstances exist lies in the discretion of the principal, in collaboration with the Office of Student Services. If your child has over 5 days of unexcused absences, a referral will be sent to the Attendance officer for compliance with the compulsory education laws.


Happy Fall!


Felicia Norwood

Proud Principal

Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School

Courageous, Dedicated and Strong