The Cardinal Connection

Week of May 10th

At J.O. Wilson Elementary School, we are SOARing to success every day in every way by creating an environment in which joy, pride, positive interactions, and growth mindsets lead students to comfort in taking risks, self-advocating, and facing adversity.

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Important Dates:

May 10th: Virtual PTA General Body Meeting at 6 PM

May 13: J.O. Cardinal Auction Fundraiser... 6 PM-10 PM

May 13th: Last Day of SOAR Academy for 5th Grade

May 20th: The Cardinal Drama Players Presents..."Disney's Aladdin Jr." @7PM

May 21st: The Cardinal Drama Players Presents..."Disney's Aladdin Jr." @1PM and 5 PM

May 30th: Memorial Day Holiday...No School for Students or Staff

Jun 2nd: Last Day of SOAR Academy for Kindergarten (Ms. Coker), 1st Grade (Ms. Parks), and 3rd Grade (Ms. Wright)

J.O. Wilson PTA Virtual General Body Meeting and Election – Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

J.O. Wilson PTA Virtual General Body Meeting and Election – Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

Here at J.O. Wilson, we strive for excellence, and what better way than to become involved today! The PTA is a team effort and we need YOU! Each year, general elections are held for PTA Board positions, LSAT parent representatives and W6PSPO parent representatives. The election will be held during this month’s General Body Meeting. If you are interested in running for a position or nominating someone, please fill out this form - General position descriptions are included on the form, but please do not hesitate to email the PTA if you would like more information. We will also take nominations prior to voting during the meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Cardinal Auction Night is Friday, May 13th!

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It is not too late to purchase your tickets!

  • Through May 12th - $45 per ticket

  • At the door - $50 per ticketGo online to purchase your tickets right now! Each ticket comes with 2 drink tickets and unlimited food.

Unable to join us in person? You can still show your support and participate online through bidding on the Cardinal Auction Night 2022 32Auctions website! Bidding will remain open until Friday, May 13th at 9:00 pm (EDT).

You can also make a monetary donation through the 32Auctions website (look for the green 'Donate' button near the top-right corner). Any amount helps; no contribution is too small.

Thanks to many generous donors in our community, we have over 125 items available (and more still coming in), with something for everyone. Here's just a small sampling of items:

  • Tickets to concerts and sporting events

  • Kids' activities

  • Summer camps

  • Restaurant gift cards

  • Party packages

  • Keepsake items created with love by J.O. Cardinal students and staff

  • Teacher and staff experiences

  • And so much more!

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We are almost at 70% of our fundraising goal of $20,000! As an incentive for all families: if we meet this goal, students get to have a schoolwide pajama/dress down (uniform-free) day!

We are still in need of on-site volunteers on Friday – for set-up (starting at 4:00 pm) and during the event (helping with registration, check-out, etc). Please reach out to the PTA ( to get involved.

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Check if you’re eligible for low-cost or free high-speed Internet service

Twenty internet providers, including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, have agreed to provide high-speed service at a steep discount to low-income customers, the White House announced. The plans would cost qualifying households no more than $30 per month. Households can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program if their income is at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines, a member of the household participates in certain federal anti-poverty initiatives — including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, federal housing assistance, Pell Grant tuition assistance, free and reduced-price school meals, and others — or if the household already qualifies for an internet provider’s low-income service program.

Check whether you qualify for discounted service at

More information at this Washington Post story:

The J.O. Wilson Cardinal Players Presents...Disney's Aladdin, Jr.

Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming spring musical, Aladdin, Jr. Our students and staff have been working extremely hard to bring you an awesome show that you DO NOT want to miss. Get your tickets now and be prepared to be WOWED!
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Monday's Are For ART at JOW!

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Cardinal Art Club: Mondays are for ART!

We love working with our J.O. Wilson artists in grades 1-5 each week in our school art club! During this time, artists build, sketch, paint, and co-create!

Time: Mondays from 3:15-4:30

Location: The J.O. Wilson Art Studio in Room 222

POC: Ms. Kelly via and Mrs. Harris-Stockton via

Students must be picked up at the front of the school by 4:30. Students in aftercare will be escorted back to their respective classrooms. We can't wait to see you there!