September Newsletter Vol. 1
2575 Ed Kharbat Rd
Conroe, TX 77301
At Wilkinson, we will foster positive, equitable and adaptable practices to meet the diverse needs of the students within our care.
Our students will leave Wilkinson as an intrinsically motivated life long learner that sees the value in hard work and is empowered to positively contribute to our school, community, and world around them!
- Our doors open at 7:00 for all car rider. They will be able to eat and then remain in the cafeteria till 7:30.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off.
- Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car rider sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Lions ROAR to so much more!
Message from the Principal...
We have had such a great start to the year even amid some very tough circumstances. Learning is off and running and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for your help as we worked to get everyone in a routine.
This year we welcomed not only our new Pre-K and Kinder students, but also over a hundred other new Lions. Our area is growing and that is exciting!!!! So many new families are joining our Lion Family.
We have seen a rise in COVID cases and in order to protect the students and staff, we made the decision to prohibit visitors and volunteers in our building. Again, I am hopeful that this is a temporary decision. We love having Watch DOGS and so many other volunteers. Please know that keeping our campus open is my number one priority. The health and well-being of our students and staff means everything to me. I want to continue to reiterate the importance of taking all precautions in keeping our students and staff safe at Wilkinson. Each family has the choice to have their child wear a mask or not. Please know that our teachers are working hard to clean and disinfect in between classrooms, they are encouraging students to regularly wash hands, and CISD is using e-misting every night in all areas of the building. In order to prevent a shut down of our school, it truly takes all of us working together. Many believe that shutting down our campus means we move virtual. Unfortunately, this is not true. Instead, the school would be considered closed, and the days would be made up later in the year. Again, please help me in doing our part to keep our children and our teachers safe and healthy.
Thanks for entrusting us with your most precious gift,
News from our Assistant Principal...
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful first few weeks of school. The staff has worked very hard preparing for the opening of school and they have done an excellent job. The students did an outstanding job learning the expectations and they are already in a routine that will provide a year of increased student achievement.
We will continue to strengthen our school culture by practicing positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). We will teach students expected behaviors during daily morning meetings.
At Wilkinson, we strongly value open, effective communication. Parent/teacher communication benefits the children and the teachers. If you ever have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
We are rolling with our R.O.A.R. Character Education Program! R.O.A.R. stands for Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility! This year, we will have a new way to dive deep into our character education at Wilkinson. Each month, we will have a specific “focus” for the month that helps students to dig a little deeper into ways they can show Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility.
This month’s focus is “Being in Control: I am cool, calm and collected.” Your students will learn strategies they can use every day to help them to “be in control” of their minds and bodies through their thoughts, words and actions. They may learn strategies to help them with the following and much more:
Delayed Gratification - learning to resist the impulse to take an immediate reward because we can wait for a more valuable reward in the future (This can also look like waiting for something we want right now.)
Body Control - using strategies to help manage body movements and our own actions
Taking Turns - using body control while allowing someone else to have a turn, waiting patiently for my turn
Attending to cues/signals from others - paying close attention to verbal or visual cues/signals given by adults and peers (when to stop, where to go, what to do, what not to do, etc), following the directions or instructions given in cues/signals
Filtering thoughts - use strategies to filter our thoughts before saying them out loud (Are they kind, thoughtful, true or helpful? If yes to all, it’s ok to say them out loud.)
Your students will discuss this concept during Guidance Lessons and during Morning Meetings this month. Thank you in advance for taking the time to discuss this with your students, and encouraging them to practice being responsible and making responsible decisions.
If your family is in need of assistance throughout the year, please fill out this form to give me or information about your family’s needs.
Completing this form does not guarantee assistance, but it helps me to find possible resources available.
**Remember to be eligible for assistance, you need to complete the Meal application. Use this link to complete: https://www.myschoolapps.com/
PTA News and Events
Future Golden Girls Night
Do you have a little one who loves to Dance?
The CHS Golden Girls invite girls from Kindergarten through 6th grade to join them for Friday Night Lights. Future Golden Girls will receive free entrance to the game where they will participate in the pre-game victory line, perform stand routines with the dance team during the first half of the game, then join the Golden Girls on the field after halftime as they perform Tiger Boogie.
What you get:
2021 Future Golden Girl T-shirt, and Bow
2 on 1 time with a Golden Girl "Big Sister"
Performance with the Golden Girls and all 2021 Future Golden Girls
For just $35, register children, Kindergarten through 6th grade, to be a part of this Future Golden Girls experience like no other before!
Spaces are limited! Click here to Register!
Eat Breakfast at School!
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is free for this school year.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.
Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....
Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.
Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Conroe Independent School District
The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.