The Wilmot Word: 9-30-22

Reminder - No School on Wednesday, October 5

What a Week at Wilmot

Thank you to the Deerfield Fire Department for vising many Wilmot classrooms over the past two weeks. Throughout the year the Deerfield Fire Department will visit with students to teach lessons on fire safety. I was able to join a kindergarten class today. Students learned how and when to dial 911 and practiced Stop, Drop, and Roll. October is Fire Prevention Month. It is a great time to review your first safety plans at home.

Next Friday is World Smile Day! Wilmot students are making smiley faces to remind us to smile and be kind to others! Check out Mrs. Glass's class and their smiley faces!

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School Pictures and Retakes

All Wilmot families should have received an email directly from Stuart Rodgers with directions for ordering your child's school picture. If you did not receive an email please contact Stuart Rodgers at: 847-864-7322

We will offer picture retakes and an opportunity for photos for those who were absent on picture day. This will take place on October 25.

Important Reminders

  • If your child needs cough drops during the day, please send them in a bag with your child's name on it. These need to be housed with Mrs. Martinez in the nurse's office. Students should not take cough drops on their own.
  • If your child arrives late for school an adult must come into the building and sign them in.
  • Please send students with utensils and napkins for lunch (Marla's includes these in um Lunches). We keep extras on hand but have a limited supply.

Check out the latest lost and found video

3rd-5th Grade Social Emotional Learning Survey (2nd posting)

Building students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is important at Wilmot School. As a part of the learning process, we will be asking our 3rd-8th grade students to reflect on their own SEL mindsets via an online survey. The survey will be administered between October 3rd and 14th, and it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. It asks students to self-reflect on their own grit, growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, social awareness, emotional regulation, and supportive relationships.

Individual student responses can provide the school and family with insight into what skills the child self-identifies as strengths and others they would like to develop. The overall data helps us (the educators) identify priorities and provide targeted learning opportunities to address the SEL needs in our classrooms.

Per policy, if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey, please contact me no later than October 1st.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Please click the button below to learn more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

TrueNorth Survey - Lend Your Voice!

Our school district is a member of the TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. TrueNorth provides a wide variety of services, from professional consultation for our staff to alternative school placements for our students. TrueNorth is developing a new strategic plan; as part of the process, they are looking for input from many groups. You are an important TrueNorth stakeholder and your opinions and experiences are valuable. This information will assist our district and TrueNorth in better meeting the needs of your children. Please participate in the TrueNorth strategic planning process by completing this survey: The survey is open through Sunday.

The survey data is an important component of the strategic planning process and will be used, along with other data components, to develop the plan.

PTO Corner

Wilmot PTO is Now On Instagram

Please follow the Wilmot PTO on Instagram @wilmotpto109 (

The Instagram account will share information about upcoming events, fundraising, meetings, and reminders of things happening at Wilmot.

The account is private, so Wilmot families will need to request to follow us and be approved.

Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities

PPS 109 Event - 10/25

We are excited this school year to return to offering in-person parent/guardian networking and educational opportunities for our community in collaboration with PPS109.

PPS109 is a partnership of DPS 109 administrators, teachers, and parents/guardians who are dedicated to providing support to families of children with a wide range of needs. Our first event of the ‘22-’23 school year will be An Overview of District 109 Student Services. This event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 pm at the District Office.

We are also asking for your help! Please click here to help us prioritize the next community event that will be offered during this school year. There is also an option on the form to let us know if you are interested in participating in PPS109 parent/guardian networking opportunities.

Important Dates

  • Monday, September 26

    • No School

  • Wednesday, October 5

    • No School

  • Monday, October 10

    • No School

  • Wednesday, October 12 - Friday, October 14
    • PTO Book Fair

  • Tuesday, October 25

    • Picture Retakes