Wilder Blast

Volume 2, Issue 5


Wilder Family,

We are SO excited to get to see our students next week in person. We know this transition has been a challenge but we appreciate your flexibility the past several weeks. THANK YOU!!

This update of the Wilder Blast includes information about:

-Upcoming Events

-100th Day of School activities

-Valentine Party Information

-Valentine Deliveries

-Spring Pictures

-Now Hiring Positions

-Yearbook Info

-In the News

-PTA Events & Updates

It is a great time to be a Wildcat!

Adam Bax



Jan. 31-Feb. 18 -- Kids Heart Challenge

Feb. 4 -- Prideful Paw drawing day

Feb. 7-11 -- National School Counseling Week

Feb. 7 -- 100th Day of School (dress up like your 100 year old self)

Feb. 9 -- Happy birthday to Ms. David

Feb. 10 -- PTA mtg. @ Panera (Sunshine) at 9:30

Feb. 10 -- PTA Valentine Box Night (4:30-6:30 and is come and go) in the gym

Feb. 11 -- Valentine parties in classrooms

Feb. 17 -- Happy birthday to Ms. Moss

Feb. 21 -- No School - Presidents Day

Feb. 26 -- Happy birthday to Ms. Hall

Mar. 3 -- Happy birthday to Ms. Campbell

Mar. 4 -- Prideful Paw drawing day

Mar. 11 -- No School (Staff PD Day)

Mar. 14-18 -- No School (Spring Break)

Mar. 23 -- Spring Pictures


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We have adjusted our 100th Day of School activities to reflect the snow and COVID cancellation days. To give everyone time to prepare, we reflected our number to be the 100th day of in person learning. If we have any snow days or cancellations past this date, we will keep our scheduled date.

We will celebrate our 100th day of school on Monday, February 7. Students and staff are encouraged to dress up like their 100 year old selves.


This year's Valentine parties will be held on Friday, February 11. Due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be able to visit in-person again for parties. Homeroom parents can gather party items and bring in to the office in your class's box by that Friday.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child's homeroom parent.


If you, or another family member, is planning on sending in items for Valentine's Day, we ask that you help us assisting us with these guidelines.

  • Deliveries be made on Monday, February 14 only.
  • All deliveries will need to be sent to the office. We will deliver items to the classroom at the end of the day to reduce the amount of disruptions to the classrooms.
  • If your child is riding the bus home, the Transportation Department will not allow students to ride the bus if they have glass items or large balloons.


Our Spring Pictures have been scheduled for Wednesday, March 23. All students will be able to participate. We will also take club and group pictures on this date. Class pictures were already taken this fall.


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We currently have two positions open at Wilder that we are looking at filling immediately. This is a great opportunity to join our team, make a difference, and ensure that we have the best team for our students.

Feel free to reach out to Mr. Bax at apbax@spsmail.org if you have any questions about these open positions.

Teacher Intern position (utilized for building needs and serves as a substitute when necessary)

These positions are currently open and we would love someone within our Wilder Family to join our team and support the learning environment here at Wilder.


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Yearbooks are still available for purchase. You can order a yearbook using the link and code below.


ID code 9405522


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Valentine Box Bash

We are excited to host our first ever Valentine Box Bash! Students will bring boxes and decorate them at the event. To pull this off, PTA is requesting donations of supplies & embellishments, as well as volunteers the evening of the event to help supervise the stations (stamping, painting, stickers, etc).

Items are due by January 31. You may drop them off on Janelle Patterson's porch (3260 E Seneca, right along back door car line) or in the marked box in the Wilder office.

Sign up to help!

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Join PTA - It's Not Too Late!

One thing that makes Wilder special is the community feel it has, due in large part to the cooperation between Wilder and the PTA. Signing up to join PTA does not automatically volunteer you for anything, but it does connect you with others at Wilder to help grow and strengthen our school community. Please consider joining if you haven't already.

Click here to Join PTA

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Write-a-check Thank you

Thank you to all who generously gave to PTA's Write A Check campaign! We raised just over $2,500! If you forgot, it's not too late. Donate today to help us reach our goal!

To donate, please click the link below to pay via debit or credit card, or send cash or check donations to the Wilder office marked PTA Write A Check.

Donate Now

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Yearbook Orders

The 2021-2022 edition of the Wilder Yearbook is available for purchase! The deadline to order yearbooks is March 15th.

You can order yours online via this link using the ID Code 9405522:


The Yearbook committee is also in need of any pictures you may have of Wilder activities. Those may be emailed to the committee at yearbook4wilder@gmail.com

Feature advertisements for 5th graders may be purchased again this year.
$5 for a text only advertisement and $10 for an advertisement including a photo of your child. 5th grade families can be on the lookout for more information regarding our 5th grade features coming soon!