Wildwood Weekly

February 26, 2023

Restorative Practices (Part 2)

Just like any healthy family, school, or community, Wildwood has a plan and process for restoring relationships when harm has been done. Just as students need coaching when they encounter academic challenges, they also need guidance for managing social difficulties when they arise.

We would like to share Wildwood's restorative process with you to make you aware of our school approach to managing conflict and to provide you with a research-based and time-proven model for restoring relationships that may help your family navigate the relational challenges that all of us inevitably encounter in our personal and professional lives.

  1. Identification and Ownership: The first step to restoring relationships is to identify the harm that has occurred and to help students take responsibility for their actions.
  2. Empathy: Next, it is important to recognize the impact of the harm that was caused. This piece is often difficult for students (and adults too, for that matter) to do without some assistance. It requires students to ask about, listen to, and reflect on the harm that was caused. While uncomfortable, it is an essential step to rebuilding compassion and trust.
  3. Restoration: During this step, students focus on repairing the harm caused by misbehavior. High expectations, clear norms, and boundaries are set. Amends are made at an age-appropriate level commensurate with the harm that was caused.
  4. Planning: This final step involves identifying ways to prevent similar harm from happening in the future. With guidance, students explore and select strategies and practices for managing emotions and handling difficult situations. Commitments are made and accountability structures are established.

Restorative practices are not a replacement for disciplinary action. Rather, it is an approach that supports students in rebuilding and restoring a sense of dignity and community, which when paired with measured, logical consequences, has a powerful effect on student success, well-being, and school climate.

- Important Dates -


27th: Book Fair Week Begins

28th: SSC Meeting at 4pm


1st: Talent Show Practice After School

2nd: Cookies & Jammies Night at 5:30pm

8th: Talent Show Practice After School

10th: Talent Show at 6:30pm

16th: Bingo Night at 5:30pm

17th: NO SCHOOL - Professional Learning Day

20-24th: Women's History Week

23rd: PTA General Association Meeting at 5:30pm

24th: Trimester 2 Report Cards go home with students

28th: SSC Meeting at 4pm in MPR

29th: 5th Grade Redwood Field Trip

31st: Pep Rally and Spirit Dress Day: Disney Day

31st: Kinder Field Trip to Moorpark Zoo

Wildwood Important Dates and Events 2022-2023

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CVUSD School Year Calendar

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Come SEA us at the Book Fair This Week!

Students and families are encouraged to join us in the MPR for our Literati Book Fair which runs from February 27 - March 3.

  • 7:45-8:00am every day
  • 11:20am-1:00pm every day
  • 1:20-2:00pm on Tuesday (2/28)
  • 2::35-3:30pm on Thursday (3/2)
  • 5:30-6:30pm on Thursday (3/2) at Cookies & Jammies Night

Be sure to check out the teacher wishlist bins to purchase books for the classroom libraries!

Can’t make it to the fair in person? Our online Book Fair is NOW OPEN! Click HERE or click the image to shop, purchase gift cards, or browse our selections. The link will remain active throughout the duration of the Book Fair.

Cookies & Jammies Night

Come join us in the MPR this Thursday, March 2 from 5:30-6:30pm for cookies, milk, and a story read to students by our principal, Mr. Lynch. Feel free to bring a blanket and wear your jammies. While you're there, spend some time browsing our Wildwood Book Fair and purchase books before our Book Fair closes on Friday (3/3).

Part-time Paid Job Opportunities at Wildwood

Many of our part-time employees joined our team because they are members of our Wildwood community who believe in the work we are doing to educate and care for our students. That's why we present job-opportunities to you before extending them beyond our community. If any of the following opportunities look interesting to you, please reach out to us to learn more or express interest.

Substitute Campus Supervisors

We have a terrific campus supervision team at Wildwood, but we are currently in need of individuals who are willing to serve as substitutes for shifts on an as needed basis. We may have part-time positions with regular shifts available next school year, so this is a great way to get your feet wet and see if this work is a good fit for you. Contact Karen Meyer if interested.

Music Specialist for TK-3rd Grade

Wildwood currently has weekly music classes for grades 4 & 5, but we would like to extend services to all TK-3rd grade classes. If you or someone you know has experience providing learning experiences in music and/or the performing arts, please contact Mr. Lynch at klynch@conejousd.org.

P.E. Teacher for 2023-2024 School Year

Our beloved P.E. teachers, Robin Cookus and Tracy Rogers, will be hanging up their whistles at the end of this school year, so to maintain continuity with our program, we would like to bring on replacement P.E. teachers for the remainder of this school year to work alongside them and learn the program. If you or someone you know are interested in one of these 20-30 hour/week positions, or if you would like to begin with a 1-2 day/week shadow position for the remainder of this school year, please contact Mr. Lynch at klynch@conejousd.org.

Grand Opening Spirit Wear Sale Extended to March 6!

Our Wildwood Grand Opening Sale has been extended to March 6, but the store will be open year round. You can make purchases all year long, but the best deals can be found at this Grand Opening Sale and the 3 annual sales: Beginning of School Year Sale, Winter Sale, End of School Year Sale

This sale is 25% off everything and free shipping for orders over $75. Make sure to enter the code "Spirit227" to claim your discounts.

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Shoe Tying Recognition

During the next few weeks, the principal will be out at many recesses handing out small prizes to TK-2nd grade students who demonstrate their ability to tie their shoes. Since success is a series of small victories, please be practicing with your young Tigers so they can claim this victory and win a prize.

Phone Call Protocols for Students

For safety reasons, students may ONLY call home from the front office phone or health office phone. Students with cell phones MUST have them turned off and kept in a backpack at all times during the school day. Students with watches that have text or phone capabilities should not communicate through them during the school day. Students who violate these standards of conduct will lose the privilege of bringing these devices on campus.

Lost & Found

If your child lost a clothing item (LOTS of jackets), lunch bag, or water bottle on campus, it's likely we have found it. Our Lost & Found cart is usually stored in the MPR, and we will begin placing it out front on the last day of every school week for you to sift through. At the end of the month, all remaining items will be donated to a local charity.

Talent Show Update

Our annual Wildwood Talent Show will take place on March 10 at 6:30pm. All Wildwood students will be able to see the performances at our dress rehearsal assembly at 8:15am earlier that day. Information on ticket purchasing will come home with performers this Wednesday, March 1. Any remaining tickets will be made available for purchase to the rest of our school community at a later date.

School Spirit Day - March 31

Our next school spirit day is March 31. The theme will be "Disney Day", so start planning those Disney outfits and join in the fun. "It's a small school after all!"

- PTA News -

Join the PTA Leadership Team

We have released our nominee slate for the 2023-2024 school year, but we are still looking for a VP of Ways and Means.

This person will be part of our team and responsible for:

  • Leading the teams that put together Fall Fest and our Spring Jog-A-Thon
  • Working with our Food Night Chair to organize monthly food nights
  • Working with our Original Works coordinator

If you have good coordination skills and a strong work ethic, we would love to hear from you!!! Please send an email to wildwoodptamembership@gmail.com or our current VP of Ways and Means, Sarah Casey, at sarahbsheppard@hotmail.com. She would be happy to chat with you.

Wildwood PTA Nomination Committee

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LAST Few Days to Get Your Yearbook!

For a limited time only! Please log on to buytheyearbook.com, select our school, and follow the steps to place your order.

Also, if you are a parent of a graduating 5th grader, please contact Sarah Casey for dedications at sarahbsheppard@hotmail.com

School Cents

Did you buy your special someone a gift from The Oaks? Spend some quality time together with dinner and a movie? Send those receipts to Jen at (909)374-1598 or drop them off at the front office. We have until Feb 28th to earn TRIPLE points for our amazing school!

- Community News -

Free Online Tutoring to all California Residents - Available 24/7

As previously communicated, the state of California has made available 24/7 free online tutoring through a new initiative offering homework help in every K-12 subject.

To make accessing this resource even easier, the CVUSD has added a link (Brainfuse icon) to this free online tutoring program directly in each CVUSD student’s Classlink account.

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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 -

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"Healthy Screen Habits" Video

A recording of the January Parent/Guardian Workshop, “Healthy Screen Habits,” hosted by the CVUSD’s BreakThrough Student Assistance Program and the Conejo Schools Foundation is now available to watch. Click here to watch the recording.
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