The Wilmot Word - 8-26-22

Hello Wilmot,

We had a great full week of school. Students have now attended all of their specials, many checked out books in the library and I watched several classes learn and practice recess games during PE. In STEAM I enjoyed watching students participate in a variety of team-building challenges. Some 4th graders worked hard to create "The Impossible Structure" pictured below. I enjoyed hanging out with students during recess as they played with new friends.

I also wanted to let our families know that our wonderful custodian, Mr. Marcos, is taking a new job outside of the district. We wish him all the best with his new adventure.

I am looking forward to seeing our parents/guardians next week during Open House. As a reminder, this is an adult-only event and we respectfully ask that students not attend.


Lost and Found

You will find our new lost and found cabinet in the front foyer. We are already building p a good size collection of lost water bottles and sweatshirts. Below are some photos of lost items hoping to be found. Don't forget to write your child's name on water bottles, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, and other personal items.

SHIELD Take Home Testing Begins Next Week - Kits are coming home today!

If your family opted in prior to August 11th, expect your child to bring home testing supplies today along with information on what to do. Those that opted in after our initial deadline will begin testing next month.

Open House /Curriculum Night (final posting)

Open House is an opportunity for parents/guardians to visit their child’s classroom, meet the teacher and learn about our curriculum. Classroom teachers will share information regarding school/classroom curriculum, instructional practices, parent communication, and classroom and school procedures. Our teachers will also answer any questions that you might have.

You will also have an opportunity to meet representatives from our specials and student services departments as well as our instructional coaching team.

In order to accommodate all parents/guardians in the classroom and the parking lot, we will hold our open house over two nights. Kindergarten, first and second-grade families will join us on Monday, August 29, and families with children in third, fourth, and fifth grades will join us on Tuesday, august 30. Please click the link below to view the schedule for each grade level. We look forward to seeing all of our families for an in-person open house.

Is your child symptomatic for COVID? (2nd posting)

As a reminder; if your child is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, we will be continuing to accept home test results via our website. Here is the link to submit your child’s home test results (please select your child’s school from the drop down menu). If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to access home tests during the school year please reach out to Joanna Ford at

Turn in those required health forms! (2nd posting)

There’s still a few weeks to accomplish this. Check this list by grade to make sure you’ve got all the right forms submitted!

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT - Begins on September 6

The Deerfield Park District coordinates all after-school enrichment activities held on-site at Wilmot. After-school enrichment offerings for the fall are found on pages 4-5 of the program guide linked below.

PTO Corner

I encourage parents to check out the Wilmot PTO website. In the coming weeks, you will find a great deal of information about Wilmot and the many great activities sponsored by the PTO.

  • All families are encouraged to sign up for Wilmot PTO membership. Membership can be purchased on the PTO website,
  • With your membership you will receive access to 2 online directory apps If you already have the apps, you DO NOT have to download them again. You just need to enter a new registration key to reactivate it for the year. Follow these directions to get multiple directories on one app.

  1. Once you have downloaded the app and completed registration for one school, select the settings button.

  2. Select Account Set Up

  3. Select +New Account

  4. Enter your information for the second school

For all questions, contact Stephanie Rodgers

Marla's Lunch

Marlas lunch began this week. Click the links below to order lunches and to volunteer!

The Deerfield Discount Card is BACK!!!

Shop local and support the PTO! All District 109 PTOs and DHS are selling the 2022-2023 Deerfield Discount Card to support our community, fundraise and provide families with awesome discounts at local retailers, restaurants, and service providers.

You will be able to purchase the Discount Card for $10 at our upcoming Open Houses on August 29-30. After that, we will make them available for purchase on the PTO

Spirit Wear

Click HERE to purchase Wilmot Spirit Wear! PLEASE remember to mention "Class Teacher AND Grade" when ordering. Delivery is the first week of October.

Important Dates

  • Monday, August 29

    • Curriculum Night/Open House (K-2)

  • Tuesday, August 30

    • Curriculum Night/Open House (3-5)

  • Monday, September 5

    • No School - Labor Day

  • Tuesday, September 6
    • Enrichment classes begin

  • Wednesday, September 7-Friday, September 23

    • MAP Testing Window - Teachers will share classroom schedules

  • Friday, September 16

    • PTO Drive-In Movie Night

  • Tuesday, September 20

    • Picture Day

  • Thursday, September 22

    • BOE meeting - 7:00 pm

  • Monday, September 26

    • No School

  • Wednesday, October 5

    • No School

  • Monday, October 10

    • No School

  • Wednesday, October 12 - Friday, October 14
    • PTO Book Fair

  • Tuesday, October 25

    • Picture Retakes