Bear Cub Bulletin

Monthly Wilmore Elementary Communication for Families

July Edition 2022


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Message from Ms. Thompson

We hope you are soaking up the summer days. We have enjoyed seeing Bear Cubs and their families during our Popsicles with the Principals Events. You have a few more opportunities to interact with staff members and students.

Popsicles with the Principals Dates:

Kinlaw Park on Thursday, July 14th from 6:00-7:00

High Bridge Park on Wednesday, July 20th from 5:30-6:30

Classroom Teacher Introduction letters were mailed on Monday, July 11th. We hope that you receive those quickly. Some staff members may connect with you on Dojo prior to the start of the school year. We have one 3rd grade classroom position that we are working to fill, so we will send the introduction letter as soon as the new teacher is hired and has his/her Jessamine County email.

As August approaches, we will share further details about Back to School Open House and the possibility of walking your student to class the first few days of school. We hope to invite visitors and volunteers back into the building this school year, but will have heightened safety protocols regarding the check in process. As soon as we learn more about those expectations from the district level, we will communicate with families.

Please make sure you read more about our Transportation Form Updates. We are making some minor changes to ensure safety and efficiency during the arrival and dismissal process. We are asking that every student have a transportation form on file for the 2022-2023 school year. We will have a transportation booth at Open House on August 8th to gain additional information about bus stops and times as well.

Please continue reading this month's edition of the Bear Cub Bulletin to learn more about family events and upcoming opportunities to connect with our school and community.

Our office ours this summer will be Monday-Friday 9:00-1:00. If you need to set up an appointment, you can call us at (859) 858-3134 or you can email me and I will make sure someone is in the office to support you.


We look forward to seeing you soon!


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Transportation Forms for ALL Students

We are working on our arrival and dismissal procedures to ensure student safety and efficiency. We have new car tags this school year. We are not assigning every child a car tag number. If your child is not a car rider on a regular basis, we will not issue a car tag. You can call the office and make the transportation change if you need your child to be a car rider on the rare occasion. We will have bus, walker, and after school tags that will be color coded so that all staff members can help in the dismissal process.

Please complete the Transportation Form for the 2022-2023 school year. We understand that circumstances and plans change, but this will give our staff an opportunity to begin preparing for the first day of school.

We will offer a few dates prior to Back to School Open House on Monday, August 8th, for your family to pick up car tags. We will share those dates on Dojo, Facebook, and Instagram.

Supply Lists and Teacher Introduction Letters

Medical Forms at Open House

The following items can be dropped off to the nurse during open house:

1. Any updated physical or vaccine forms

2. Any emergency, daily or as needed (PRN)(Tylenol, ibuprofen etc) medications and paperwork. All medication administration forms MUST BE completed by your Doctor before the medication can be accepted. The nurse will have parent permission forms available to fill out at open house.

If you need the medication administration form please find it here:

You're Invited: Spray and Play Event at Wilmore Elementary

Join the Wilmore Fire Department and Wilmore Parks and Recreation at Wilmore Elementary on Tuesday, July 19th for another Spray and Play day from 2:00-3:00. They will be parked in the back parking lot.

July is...


National Ice Cream Month

National Picnic Month

National Culinary Arts Month

  • 7/1 - National Postal Workers Day

  • 7/4 - Independence Day

  • 7/7 - World Chocolate Day

  • 7/10 - National Kitten Day

  • 7/14 - Bastille Day

  • 7/18 - World Hug Your Kids Day

  • 7/24 - National Amelia Earhart Day

  • 7/30 - Support Public Education Day

  • 7/31 - Harry Potter’s Birthday

Click here for additional events in July

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Volunteering at Wilmore Elementary

If you are interested in volunteering at Wilmore during the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the school level and district level forms. You can submit the district level form to Casey in the front office and she will turn it into the district or you can submit directly to Teresa Walters at the district level. We will confirm that your background check is complete after the district has completed their volunteer checklist.

If you plan to support your child's classroom during celebrations, field trips, or special events at WES, we must have your volunteer forms on file.

Wilmore Elementary Volunteer Profile

Jessamine County Schools Volunteer Form

The Wonders of Summer by Kealy Connor Lonning read aloud

Educational Benefits Forms for ALL Students

All students in Jessamine County Schools receive one (1) breakfast & one (1) lunch at NO COST regardless of income. For the 2022/23 school year, meals are provided through the USDA funded NSLP/SBP. However, to assign a meal eligibility for schools/familes to receive various additional state and federal program benefits; please complete, sign, and return one application per household to your child’s school or the JCS Food Service Office at 851 Wilmore Rd. 859-887-9274

Educational Benefits Form 2022-2023

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Preventing the Summer Slide

Help your child find unique ways to engage in hands-on, mind-on learning this summer. Kids deserve to step away from the daily routines and structures of school to enjoy being a kid, but they can still engage in meaningful conversations, explore their environment, and read books or listen to audiobooks this summer.

Here is a link to the Summer Slide resources we shared with your students prior to the last day of school. These activities are not required, but encouraged.

We encourage you to connect with the Jessamine County Public Library for additional summer learning opportunities.

Cram the Cruiser Event and Supporting our Family Resource Center

In addition to the items requested for Cram the Cruiser, Wilmore Elementary is specifically in need of:

  • Crayola crayons
  • Crayola markers
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Glue sticks

Our clothing closet is also in need of girls and boys cotton/elastic waist shorts and pants. We typically need sizes 6-14 most.

Be on the lookout for an opportunity to help serve our Wilmore families. Mrs Hobgood will be creating a family support group for the coming school year. Look for this information on Dojo soon!

Quick glance at events and opportunities for those of you who need the "Bear Necessities"

Bear Necessities (News, Events, and Opportunities at WES)

  • JCS Online Registration is now open (new and existing families must enroll online.
  • Complete the Transportation Form for all students in your household.
  • Kinlaw Park Popsicles with the Principals on Thursday, July 14th
  • High Bridge Park Popsicles with the Principal on Wednesday, July 20th (5:30-6:30)
  • Cram the Cruiser Event on Saturday, August 6th (10:00-4:00)
  • If you are interested in Volunteering, please complete the WES Form and the JCS Form.
  • Back to School Open House on Monday, August 8th (5:30-7:30)
  • First Day of School for Students on Wednesday, August 10th


Jessamine County Public Library: Summer Learning

Explore an Ocean of Possibilities with JCPL!

From June 6-July 24, read books, attend library programs, and enter to win prizes.

Children’s Reading Log

Teen Reading Log

Adult Reading Log

Mary Pope Osborne Virtual Author Visit: July 14, 4-5 p.m.
Chat with Mary Pope Osborne, author of the best-selling Magic Tree House series, in a LIVE virtual visit. This program will feature Q&A, readings, and games. Each attendee 10 years old and younger will receive a Mary Pope Osborne book as a thank-you.

STEM: Fire Academy Fair: July 23, 1-5 p.m.
Explore the exciting world of firefighting! We will have activities and demonstrations for all ages covering topics from fire suppression to rescue. Stay tuned for more details!

*Prompt to Page Writing Group: July 27, 6-7 p.m.
Spend time working on a writing prompt adapted from the Prompt to Page podcast, get feedback, and share writing tips with a supportive community of other writers. Open to all writing levels. New members are always welcome.

Calendar of Events at JCPL

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2022-2023 school-year. Visit the JCS website for additional details and the link to complete online registration.

Mark your calendars for our second annual, Storybook Walk for incoming Kindergarten students and families. Incoming Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to meet Wilmore staff members, including 1st grade teachers, and explore our campus on Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00-7:00. We will share additional information in the upcoming weeks.

JCS Online Registration in Now Open

Online Registration is now OPEN! Current JCS Families: ALL current JCS Families will need to complete Online Registration for your child(ren).

All students, whether they are new to Jessamine County or an existing student, must complete online registration. Please be sure to choose the correct school year!

Existing Families CLICK HERE to begin.

Existing Families (Students Who Have Previously Attended JCS)

Login to your Parent Portal, then on the bottom left side, locate the “Online Household Registration” link under "More." Once you click this link, begin following the onscreen instructions for registration. Please be sure to choose the correct school year!

New Families CLICK HERE to begin.

Please note that your child's registration will NOT BE FINALIZED until we have the necessary paperwork.


  • Proof of residency - you may not register without approved proof of residency. Please see this list for acceptable forms of proof
  • A copy of your child's official birth certificate (with state seal)
  • If applicable, court documents showing you have educational rights.
  • Immunization certificate (must be on a Kentucky form)
  • Physical certificate (must be on a Kentucky form)


Site Based Minority Council Member

We value parent and community involvement and would love to have all cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives represented on our Site Based Decision Making Council. If you're interested in serving as a minority representative, please reach out to Ms. Thompson.

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Community Connections: Wilmore Community Newsletter

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Mission and Vision of Wilmore Elementary

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Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement:

The mission of Wilmore Elementary School is to create a safe, personalized learning environment that embraces the whole child, focuses on continuous growth, and prepares our students to positively contribute to our families, our communities, and our world.

Vision Statement:

The core purpose of WES is to create a personalized learning environment for each student, where teachers collaborate to use research-driven, high-impact practices paired with rigorous curriculum to ensure high levels of growth and learning for all.