Wildwood Weekly

March 26, 2023

Spring Safety Reminder

I've been spending more time out at our drop-off and pick-up lines lately, and I'm pleased to see that most members of our school community are safely navigating these driveways. Please take a moment to review our Wildwood Safe Driving Protocols listed below and renew your commitment to abide by these rules at drop-off and pick-up on campus.

  • Drivers MUST remain in vehicles in all drive-thru lines. If your student is not ready to enter or exit your vehicle with their backpack independent of your assistance, please park on the street and assist your student there.
  • Please pull up as far as possible in drive-thru lines.
  • Students MUST exit and enter cars on the school side of each lot to keep students out of the passing lane. This is the most common practice that endangers students in our lots, and one that needs to cease immediately.
  • Please familiarize yourself with the lot specific mandates below, and join us in our efforts to ensure student safety at Wildwood.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Mr. Lynch

- Important Dates -


28th: SSC Meeting at 4pm in MPR

29th: 5th Grade Redwood Field Trip

31st: Pep Rally and Spirit Dress Day: Disney Day OR Character Dress-up Day

31st: Kinder Field Trip to Moorpark Zoo


6th: Jog-A-Thon

7th: Spring Break Begins - NO SCHOOL

17th: School Resumes

Wildwood Important Dates and Events 2022-2023

Wildwood Bell Schedule

Wildwood Website Home Page

CVUSD School Year Calendar

CVUSD website

Jog-A-Thon Update

To date, we have raised over $43,000 towards our $60,000 goal! Door decorations have been going up and look AMAZING! Be sure and check them out.

We have donations from 45 states. We need donations from 5 more states in order for the kids to get an All School BBQ! Do you know anyone in these states that might donate?

  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • Rhode Island
  • Delaware
  • West Virginia

Our top earning class for the week was Mrs. Morehead's Orange Orangutans. They definitely enjoyed those ice cream sandwiches at recess.

4 Classes have reached their class goal and will be getting pizza lunches. Congrats to Ley's Blasting Blue Tigers, Henige's Golden Running Tigers, Mrs. Dane's Flaming Hot Cheetos, & Morehead's Orange Orangutans! Mrs. Fontanilla's Blue Flames isn't far behind!

Please join in the fun and help raise donations for Wildwood - it takes a village for the PTA to be able to provide all the things we do to our amazing school. For more info on the jog-a-thon, including the schedule of events (times for when each grade level runs), please click HERE.

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- School News -

Lost & Found Items Leaving Campus Soon

All items not picked up by April 6 (the last day before Spring Break) will be donated to a local charity during Spring Break. Please stop by our Lost & Found rack which is rolled out to the front of school every Friday, and see if you need ton claim any long-lost items.

School Attendance and Scheduling Vacation

Start building good attendance habits early on (article) so children learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Attending school regularly improves academic performance and helps children feel better about school and themselves.

Absences: If your student will be absent, please call our office to report the absence. Students are marked “truant” when we don’t hear from a parent. https://www.conejousd.org/Page/1764

Tardies: Please try to avoid being tardy. When a student enters the classroom tardy, it disrupts the morning instruction for the entire classroom. School begins promptly at 8:10am and leaving the house just 10 minutes earlier can make all the difference.

Vacation: Please avoid scheduling vacation when school is in session. See our “School Year Calendar” for important dates when scheduling vacation.

School Spirit Day - March 31

Our next school spirit day is this coming Friday, March 31. The theme will be "Disney Day" OR "Character Dress-up Day". Students are encouraged to dress up in Disney Attire OR dress up like their favorite character from any book, movie, or TV show.

- PTA News -

Congratulations to Next Year's PTA Board!

President: Sarah Casey

Executive Vice President: Beth Baxter

VP Ways and Means: Tracy Yoder

VP Programs: Kristina Martinez

VP Membership: Jess Alberti

Treasurer: Melissa MacClean

Auditor: Erika Dahle Petras

Recording Secretary: Brooke Ruggieri

Historian: Lucy Lombardi

Hospitality Help Needed!

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up- the week of May 1-5. If you are interested in helping plan the week's events or helping the week of, please reach out to Tracy Yoder at tracyoder@gmail.com or 805-750-9145. Thanks in advance for your help in making sure that we show our Wildwood teachers how much we love them!

Jog-a-thon Volunteer Shifts

Tally Punchers: will be assigned to a small group of students to punch their tally card as they complete each lap!

Emcee: Broken down into shifts based on grade levels running. Feel free to sign up for one 45-minute shift for a different grade level so you can watch your child run!

Cool Down Station: Help pass out otter pops & bananas after running.

Please use THIS LINK to sign up. Any questions, reach out to tracyoder@gmail.com

Don't forget volunteers and visitors must sign in at the office. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Purchase & Pick-Up Your Yard Sign Today!

Come by the front office and you can grab your pre-ordered blank yard sign and stake, or purchase and pick-up a yard sign for $10. Then you will decorate it to cheer on your student, and drop off the decorated sign, with stake inserted, at the school on April 3rd. We will then post them around the Jogathon track where students will run past their personalized sign. Come and get your sign and stake from 7:45am - 3:45pm in the front office.

Decorating Ideas: Cut-Out Construction Paper, Stickers, Permanent Marker, Glue/Modge Podge photos, Printed out Sayings or Acrylic paint.

Questions: Ellen@EllenPortilla.com

School Cents Update

We're getting down to the last 2 months of our School Cents program! We're currently in 12th place and I know we can do better!! Let's make these last 2 months count! Earn TRIPLE points when you dine in or take-out at The Oaks. Planning to take Easter bunny pictures? We can earn TRIPLE points as well! Just turn those receipts into the collection box at the front office or send receipts to Jen Charoenrath at jent912@gmail.com.

EWASTE RECYCLING coming up on April 15th, 9am-3pm. Laptops, monitors, TVs, and tablets are accepted. Drop them off at school by April 6th and we'll take care of the rest! Great way to declutter before spring break!

Mark Your Calendar | Free Paper Shredding Event

Please join us on April 22nd from 9 am -12 pm in the Wildwood parking lot for a paper shredding event! The event is FREE to all Wildwood homeowners and Wildwood Elementary families.

- Community News -

Wildwood Elementary School's NEW Digital Backpack

Welcome to Wildwood Elementary School’s new Digital Backpack: a new webpage of flyers from community groups/organizations that will be used to reduce the amount of paper that your child takes home in their backpack.

Please note: All requests for flyer distribution by community groups or organizations must first be approved by the District Office. Approved flyers will be distributed electronically through our new Digital Backpack webpage. The CVUSD approves flyers from organizations as a community service. The distribution, posting, or publishing of these materials is *NOT* the District's endorsement of the group's activities, products, or services. Please contact the organization directly for additional information about the flyer/advertisement.

T.O. Arbor Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity for 4th & 5th Grade Wildwood Families

Dear 4th and 5th grade students and families:

Come volunteer at the Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 15th between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The CReATE booth will be located at the Thousand Oaks Community Center (next to T.O. High School) with all other booth vendors.

This booth will be offering an opportunity for event visiting kids to create bug houses out of recycled and natural materials to help fortify their family outdoor spaces with a mini bug eco systems that boost garden health.

Volunteer students will help kids with materials or support for their d.i.y. bug houses.

Sign-up HERE to pick-your volunteer spots! Booth host Jemma Wildermtuh will contact you to go over volunteer details. She can also be reached with your questions by texting 818-575-9566

- Health News -

Health and Safety

It is important that all positive cases of COVID-19 are reported to the health office. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, we need to know in order to ensure we are supporting your student through their recovery. The health and safety of our student body and staff is a top priority. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please reach out to our office.

Free COVID Test Kits

The district has once again provided free COVID tests for students. Please come by the front office if you would like a 2-pack at home test kit.

- CVUSD News -

CVUSD’s Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp 2023 is around the corner! This summer, CVUSD’s Child Care presents SummerFest 2023, a fee-based summer camp program for children entering Grades K-5. Wonder Preschool will also offer a fee-based summer camp program for children ages two years and nine months to five years of age. Registration opened on Monday, March 13th and is now open to all families. All details and registration information is available on the www.805summercamp.com website.
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