Wilder Elementary School

Parent Newsletter - December 2019

Greetings Wilder Families!

Happy December! The first trimester of the school year is behind us. Report Cards will be sent home through email on December 9. Let us know if you do not receive your child's report card. Please be in touch with your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support of and attendance at Turkey Bingo. We appreciated the space at Central to gather, visit, eat, and play bingo! PTO did a wonderful job organizing the event again this year. Much appreciation for all the Wilder Staff who helped out as well!

We have appreciated the attendance by parents and grandparents at our monthly Red Events! We won’t have one in December, but mark your calendars for Monday, January 13 at 2:30. We hope you can make it!

Wishing all our families a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Wilder!


Leslie Wiegandt


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It's Time to Bundle Up!

Parents, please send your children to school with the necessary winter gear for outdoor play. We go outside every day unless it is dangerously below 0. Students need warm coats, snowpants, a hat, gloves and boots. Snowpants are necessary for warmth as well as keeping students dry in the snow. Scarves are also helpful when it gets extremely cold or windy. We are teaching responsibility along with safety when we help students remember to bring these items each day. Let our office know if you are in need of some winter gear. We can help! Any items we supply for your students are expected to return with them to school each day. Our supply is not unlimited. Please encourage your child to remember these items everyday!

Upcoming Dates

Please take note of these important upcoming dates!


Tuesday, December 3 - PTO Meeting Cancelled

Thursday, December 5-- Choir, Band, Orchestra Concert at 6:30

Monday, December 9 - Trimester 1 Report Cards Will be E-mailed

Wednesday, December 11 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

Thursday, December 12 - Music/Choir Program in the Gym - 6:30 pm

Monday December 23 through Wednesday, January 1 - Holiday Break - NO SCHOOL



Tuesday, January 7 - PTO Meeting in the Library, 6:00-7:00 pm

Monday, January 13 - Red Event, 2:30 pm

Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 29 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

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Thanks for the great attendance at PTO's Turkey Bingo!


Information from Wilder's Social Worker


With cooler temperatures ahead, we have seen an increased need for winter weather gear for some of our students. Thanks to our social workers, these needs will be sent via text, posted on the Purposity website, and our community members will be able to assist with the few clicks of a button.

If you want to lend a hand to these students, visit https://www.purposity.com/users/sign_up and sign up for a Purposity account today. You will receive a text message once a week with a need for one of our students/their families. Once an item is purchased, it is sent directly to a school social worker, who distributes the item to the student/their family. It's just that easy.

Information from Wilder's Counselor

Our school counselor, Christine Felix, will be on maternity leave during the months of December and January. During this time, Jenny Maguire will be covering school counselor duties. Her background is in social work and mental health.

Jenny will be at Wilder on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will be available for student support and will continue social/emotional lessons within the classroom. For counseling services, Jenny Maguire, our social worker Sara Munson, and principal Leslie Wiegandt are available to help provide additional information on counseling resources and services within the community.

District Policy Updates

The Grand Forks Public School District has updated its Title I District Parent and Family Engagement Policy as well as the District Dispute Resolution Policy for the 2019-2020 school year.

The updated policies are attached below for your information.

REMINDER: BoxTops Are Going Digital!

Please review this flyer for specific information about submitting Box Tops for Education digitally -- links to the Box Tops App on Apple or Google Play are also included below the flyer; don't forget to specify Wilder Elementary School as your Box Tops recipient!

We thank you for each and every Box Top submission!!

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