Wiley News

April 21, 2021

Each Monday you'll receive this email with general Wiley news and information from school community partners - PTA, Wiley Elementary Foundation, Cecilia Rawlins Fund, and others.

Newsletters will be archived on our website.

Wiley News

  • Calendar Changes - May 5th is now a regular school day and Thursday, May 13th is an Asynchronous Day

  • 2021/22 Virtual Academy - Information is here. Registration window is open now - May 2nd.

  • 2020-2021 Wiley EOG Testing Dates

    Monday, May 24th: 5th Grade Math EOG

    Tuesday, May 25th: 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Math EOG

    Thursday, May 27th: 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Reading EOG

    Friday, May 28th: 5th Grade Reading EOG

    Wednesday, June 2nd: 5th Grade Science EOG

    Here is the survey link for Virtual Academy families to help us gauge interest in VA student/s participation this school year (would require face-to-face participation). Survey is only for VA families with students in 3rd, 4th or 5th grades.

  • Make-Up Picture Day has been scheduled for the morning of Friday, April 23rd. This is the last call for yearbook pictures. * If you're VA and wish to have your picture taken please drop in anytime between 10 and 12 - no appointment necessary. Please call or email Carol Vargo (919-856-7723 - cvargo@wcpss.net) with questions.

News from our Wiley PTA


It’s almost time to celebrate our Wiley SUPERHEROES! Click here to see the flyer! We need a LOT of help from our Wiley families to make the week possible. We need three types of donations: gift cards for a raffle, canned drinks, and store-bought desserts. We are not able to have homemade food this year due to COVID restrictions. That makes your support extra important. Sign up here to donate gift cards or drinks. Sign up here to bring desserts.

We also need a few volunteers to help organize each day - if you can shop online, you can help! We will need a few volunteers each day to help run the events (read: you’ll get to come inside the school!) Please email Mary-Ellen at president@wileypta.org if you have a few hours to spare. We need you!


The Wiley PTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for Executive Officers for the 2021-2022 term. If anyone would like to run against any of the candidates, please email matt.ferraguto@gmail.com.

Mary-Ellen Healy, President (incumbent)

Shannon Poplin, First VP (incumbent)

Laura Noah, Treasurer (incumbent)

Mary Moore, Secretary

Wiley PTA’s General Membership meeting will be held in an online format on the morning of Wednesday, May 5th. Please note that in order to vote you must be a current member of our PTA for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to become a member and attend the meeting, please contact matt.ferraguto@gmail.com for info.

Due to COVID 19, the NCPTA has made allowances for local PTA chapters to conduct their general membership meetings in a virtual format. At our upcoming meeting we will vote on next year’s budget as well as our incoming PTA leadership.


Wiley is taking a virtual family field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art, the night of 4/27! This is an awesome opportunity to learn about some of the global art on display at the museum. Details here!


Order now to guarantee your student a yearbook in June! Final order quantities must be decided by May 1. Yearbooks are $20.

To purchase your yearbook

  • visit www.strawbridge.net

  • click the "order pictures and yearbooks" button

  • enter school code FMYB100336

Questions? Want to check if you’ve already bought a book? Contact yearbook@wileypta.org


Once again this year, Wiley Elementary is partnering with EPI, a school supply vendor that ships the package directly to your child's classroom. With a few simple clicks, you can purchase supplies for your children, and completely AVOID waiting in line at multiple stores or hunting on Amazon.com! These school supplies have been hand-selected by Wiley teachers, so there's no guesswork on your part.

Here's how to purchase your school supplies today!

· Click this link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks

· Code: WIL772

· For each of your children, order one grade-level pack and one language/electives pack.

· You can also order additional packs for students in need by adding extra packs to your shopping cart and labeling them DONATION DONATION (first and last name).

Questions? Ask Matt Ferraguto at vp.communications@wileypta.org

LEARN MORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KF8JE0sKg8

DONATE to the Annual Fund
Follow the PTA on Facebook and Instagram

News from our Cecilia Rawlins Fund

Wiley Parents help us out! Do you have your CPA or experience working with non-profit books? Like planning events and hoping to throw the biggest one yet when it's safe? Marketing, advertising or grants experience?? Love raising funds for great causes? We are looking for new board members to join the Cecilia Rawlins Fund. If you're short on time, but you wish you could do more; we're a great option. We meet monthly (via Zoom currently), so the time commitment is low. However, your impact will be big for our Wiley community! Please email our current board president, Claire Roberts (claire.p.roberts@gmail.com) if you're interested in serving on the board.

If you're donating your stimulus check or have a big tax refund, please consider donating to the Cecilia Rawlins Fund. The Backpack Buddies program has increased from around 30 students to over 50 this year. Our goal is to ensure Wiley children and their families have access to food now and through the summer. The Cecilia Rawlins Fund also provides financial assistance to families experiencing an immediate need, like one-time rental assistance, utility bill payment, gas cards and assistance moving from homelessness to permanent housing.

Thanks to the Wiley community's generous and continued support, the Cecilia Rawlins Fund continues to provide needed resources to our children this school year in the absence of traditional food distribution methods. We are committed to supporting as many of our Wiley families as possible. For more information or to make a donation, visit our website. (http://rawlinsfund.org/)

News from our Wiley Elementary Foundation

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 27 - NC Museum of Art hosts Wiley for a virtual night of art (sponsored by PTA)

Wednesday, April 28 - Asynchronous Day

May 1st - Yearbook Orders Due

Week of May 3rd - Staff Appreciation Week


Thursday, May 13 - NOTE THE CHANGE - Asynchronous Day, Virtual Kindergarten Open House - 10:30 am and 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 26 - Asynchronous Day

Monday, May 31 - HOLIDAY - no school

Thursday, June 10 - Last Day of School, 5th Grade Promotion (details TBD)

Cambios en el calendario: el 5 de mayo es ahora un día escolar regular y el jueves 13 de mayo es un día asincrónico

Academia Virtual 2021/22 - La información está aquí. La ventana de registro está abierta ahora - 2 de mayo.

Se ha programado el día de la fotografía de recuperación para la mañana del viernes 23 de abril. Esta es la última convocatoria para fotografías del anuario. * Si es VA y desea que le tomen una foto, visítenos en cualquier momento entre las 10 y las 12, no es necesario concertar una cita. Por favor llame o envíe un correo electrónico a Carol Vargo (919-856-7723 - cvargo@wcpss.net) si tiene preguntas.



¡Es casi la hora de celebrar a nuestros SUPERHÉROES Wiley! ¡Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto! Necesitamos MUCHA ayuda de nuestras familias de Wiley para hacer posible la semana. Necesitamos tres tipos de donaciones: tarjetas de regalo para una rifa, bebidas enlatadas y postres comprados en la tienda. No podemos tener comida casera este año debido a las restricciones de COVID. Eso hace que su apoyo sea más importante. Regístrese aquí para donar tarjetas de regalo o bebidas. Regístrese aquí para traer postres.

También necesitamos algunos voluntarios para ayudar a organizar cada día; si puede comprar en línea, ¡puede ayudar! Necesitaremos algunos voluntarios cada día para ayudar a organizar los eventos (lea: ¡podrá entrar a la escuela!) Envíe un correo electrónico a Mary-Ellen a president@wileypta.org si tiene algunas horas de sobra. ¡Te necesitamos!


El Comité de Nominaciones de la PTA de Wiley se complace en anunciar la lista de nominados para Oficiales Ejecutivos para el período 2021-2022. Si alguien quisiera postularse contra alguno de los candidatos, envíe un correo electrónico a matt.ferraguto@gmail.com.

Mary-Ellen Healy, Presidenta (titular)

Shannon Poplin, primer vicepresidente (titular)

Laura Noah, Tesorera (titular)

Mary Moore, secretaria

La reunión general de miembros de la PTA de Wiley se llevará a cabo en formato en línea la mañana del miércoles 5 de mayo. Tenga en cuenta que para poder votar debe ser miembro actual de nuestra PTA para el año escolar 2020-2021. Si desea convertirse en miembro y asistir a la reunión, comuníquese con matt.ferraguto@gmail.com para obtener información.

Debido a COVID 19, la NCPTA ha permitido que los capítulos locales de la PTA lleven a cabo sus reuniones generales de membresía en un formato virtual. En nuestra próxima reunión votaremos sobre el presupuesto del próximo año, así como nuestro liderazgo entrante de la PTA.


¡Wiley realizará una excursión familiar virtual al Museo de Arte de Carolina del Norte, la noche del 27 de abril! Esta es una oportunidad increíble para aprender sobre algunas de las obras de arte globales que se exhiben en el museo. ¡Detalles aquí!


¡Ordene ahora para garantizarle a su estudiante un anuario en junio! Las cantidades finales de los pedidos deben decidirse antes del 1 de mayo. Los anuarios cuestan $ 20.

Para comprar su anuario

visite www.strawbridge.net

haga clic en el botón "pedir fotografías y anuarios"

ingrese el código de la escuela FMYB100336

¿Preguntas? ¿Quiere comprobar si ya ha comprado un libro? Póngase en contacto con yearbook@wileypta.org


Una vez más este año, la Primaria Wiley se está asociando con EPI, un proveedor de útiles escolares que envía el paquete directamente al salón de clases de su hijo. ¡Con unos pocos clics, puede comprar suministros para sus hijos y EVITAR por completo esperar en la fila en varias tiendas o cazar en Amazon.com! Estos útiles escolares han sido seleccionados a mano por los profesores de Wiley, por lo que no hay que adivinar por su parte.

¡Aquí le mostramos cómo comprar sus útiles escolares hoy!

· Haga clic en este enlace: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks

· Código: WIL772

· Para cada uno de sus hijos, pida un paquete de nivel de grado y un paquete de idiomas / optativas.

· También puede pedir paquetes adicionales para los estudiantes que lo necesiten agregando paquetes adicionales a su carrito de compras y etiquetándolos DONACIÓN DONACIÓN (nombre y apellido).

¿Preguntas? Pregúntele a Matt Ferraguto en vp.communications@wileypta.org

MÁS INFORMACIÓN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KF8JE0sKg8