The Wilmot Word: 03-11-22

A Busy Week at Wilmot

We had a great week at Wilmot. The highlight was our 3rd-grade music concert, Rock and Roll Forever. Students rocked out to music including songs from Elvis, Little Richard, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and more. I loved watching the moms and dads singing or humming along during the evening concert. Thank you to Ms. Georgas and our thrid grade teachers!



5th Grade Robotics - In collaboration with Highland Park High School robotics team Rust in Piece, 5th graders have demonstrated grit, perseverance, and a growth mindset for the past seven weeks as they have navigated their way through the Virtual Robotics Simulator curriculum. This week was especially exciting for all, as students made their final preparations for our class competitions, coding a robot to move throughout a game course, in hopes to score the highest amount of points in their class. The highest-scoring team from each class will advance to the Wilmot Finals next Thursday, to declare a Wilmot Champion! Students had the incredible opportunity to share what they have learned from this experience with very special guests from FIRST Robotics, VRS, and Rust in Piece Robotics team while learning another very important component of the tournament, gracious professionalism.


I also want to thank everyone who has supported the PTO collection of emergency items for refugees of Ukraine. I am always so proud to be part of this wonderful community that gives to others! Below is more information regarding this collection which runs through Monday, March 14.

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Progress Reports

Progress reports have been posted in Family Access.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) & Illinois Science Assessment

Students across the district in grades 3 through 8 will be participating in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in English/Language Arts & Mathematics and the Illinois Science Assessment between April 4th and April 14th.


These state assessments help us understand how students are growing academically year to year, while also providing an achievement comparison to grade-level peers across the state. By measuring both mastery of the Illinois Learning Standards and the College and Career Ready benchmarks of the PSAT and SAT, it is also designed to help prepare students for success for high school and beyond. The overall performance of each school, by grade, impacts our designation, which is reported on the Illinois School Report Card.


Click on the links below to find the general testing schedule for each grade. Classroom teachers will share more details prior to the assessment window.

1st Grade Music Concerts - Virtual and In-Person Concerts - Monday, March 14

The daytime concert will take place at 9:00 am.

  • Parents and guests can join us virtually, via Zoom.
  • This concert will be recorded and shared with 1st-grade families.
  • Zoom Information is below:

  • https://dps109.zoom.us/j/93128466428
    Webinar ID: 931 2846 6428


The in-person evening concert will be held in the Wilmot gym at 6:30 pm.

We are so excited to hold an in-person evening concert that supports a safe environment. Each student will be able to bring two guests with them for the evening concert. We ask that each student's guests sit together. Chairs will be set up in pairs to allow appropriate distancing between each set of chairs.

  • Students should arrive at 6:15 pm and go directly to their performance area on or in front of the stage (teachers will meet their class in the gym). Please enter through the gym doors on the northeast side of the building.

  • We ask parents/guardians to hold their child's coat and personal belongings

  • We ask parents and guests to please refrain from congregating in small groups and to please take a seat in the gym upon arrival.

  • When the concert is over we will dismiss each class one at a time and ask that students and parents exit quickly to support a safe environment.

Spirit Days

  • Thursday, March 17 - Green Day - Wear green or shamrocks to show your spirit
  • Friday, March 18 - Wilmot Spirit Day - Wear Wilmot spirit wear or blue and white

What to do if your child feels sick

As shared previously if your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please call or email your school nurse in the morning and await further guidance before sending your child to school. As a reminder, we cannot accept a home Covid test as proof of being negative for Covid 19. Mrs. Martinez. can work with you to arrange for testing at the district office.

Lost and Found

Click below to view the updated lost and found video. We will donate all unclaimed items over spring break.

Registration for Incoming Kindergarteners and New to Wilmot 1st-5th Graders - PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

If you were unable to complete the required in-person registration this week please contact Rosa at the district office as soon as possible (847)-945-1844.


Online registration is available now. This is the first step in the registration process. Please complete the online registration form as soon as possible as staffing decisions are based on the number of fully registered students. Please share this information with friends and neighbors.


Only those students with a completed registration will be able to join us for our spring Kindergarten Round-Up.


Click the button below for more information regarding registration and the necessary documents you will need for registration.

Healthy Heart Challenge

Want to join us in having a happy and healthy heart!? There is still time to jump on board and join our school's heart hero team! You won’t want to miss out on learning 6 ways from our heart heroes on ways to keep your whole heart healthy!!


For all Wilmot families who have collected cash and/or checks in their blue KHC envelope-


PLEASE BRING THE ENVELOPE TO SCHOOL DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 14-18 SEALED AND LABELED WITH STUDENTS NAME AND CLASSROOM TEACHER! THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO DONATE CASH?CHECKS, AS WELL AS ON THE KHC WEBSITE!


Thank you!

What happens if my child is absent and they have Fun Lunch?

If your child is absent we will place their Fun Lunch on the cart in our foyer by grade level. All lunches will be placed in the foyer between 1:00-1:15.

Registration for 2022-2023 Before and After School Clubs

We are excited to announce that the Deerfield Park District will be offering 3 day and 5 day options for Before and After School Clubs for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration for current Before and After School Club participants is open now. Registration for students that are new to the programs began on Monday, March 7. Pricing information can be found in our Spring Program Guide, which will be posted on our website on February 22. If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan by email at megan@deerfieldparks.org or by phone at 847-572-2621.

Note From the PTO for 5th Grade Students

Our 5th-grade students have requested a baby photo page in the yearbook. We are asking parents to complete the form below and upload a baby photo of your 5th grader.

Click here to complete the form.

PTO Corner

WILMOT SKATE NIGHT IS BACK!
Sunday April 3rd
Check in at 5:15pm
Skate from 5:30-6:30pm

Northbrook Sports Center
1730 Pfingston Road
Northbrook, IL

Please bring your own skates if you have them. Rentals will be available.
$10 per person cash or check made out to Wilmot PTO at the door only (no advance sales).


Spring Enrichment


Hello Wilmot Families! The 2022 Spring Enrichment registration begins on March 7th at 9am for residents (March 14th for non-residents). The Wilmot enrichment offerings can be found on page 20 here:

https://www.deerfieldparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022_DPD_SPRING_Guide_WEB.pdf.

(Registration for the enrichment offerings specific to Wilmot will begin on March 7, regardless of resident/non-resident status.)

SHIELD Testing

We have resumed our normal Shield Testing schedule will continue to test on Thursday mornings.


IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO FILL OUT THE SHIELD CONSENT FORM please

log in to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact Kelly Mitchell (kmitchell@dps109.org) with any Family Access questions.


IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO OPT OUT OF A WEEK OF TESTING…

  • Click here to fill out the required Google Form by 8:00 am each Wednesday (the day prior to Thursday testing):

The Latest COVID Information-ongoing posting

The district has a landing page with constantly updated COVID protocol information. Be sure to visit www.dps109.org/fall2021 to check out the latest updates on:

  • What do I do if my child wakes up sick? (and what happens to siblings)

  • Our COVID case dashboard - updated in real time

Save the Date

  • Monday, March 14

    • 1st-grade music concerts (Morning Zoom at 9:00 am and evening in-person show at 6:30 pm)

  • Monday, March 21-Friday, March 25

    • Spring break

  • Monday, April 4 - Thursday, April 14

    • IAR (State Testing) window for 3rd - 5th-grade students. More information will be shared next week.