The Wilmot Word: 02-25-2022

This Week at Wilmot

It has been a short but busy week at Wilmot. Kindergarteners are working hard to read and write sight words. I even saw some kindergarten friends making sentences with their sight words. First graders are learning all about vowels from their friend Rasheed the Lion. I have loved checking out some of our fifth grade student reflections regarding a recent math assessment as well as those about some recent science experiments. These students were able to reflect and identify their own errors. Way to go!


SPIRIT DAY - Next week we will have a Dr. Seuss spirit day on Wednesday, March 2 (Dr. Seuss's Birthday). Everyone is encouraged to wear red and white or anything that makes you think of Dr. Seuss.


Have a nice weekend!


Eileen

Check out the video below to see items on our lost and found table! Encourage your child to look for missing items.

Save the Date - 1st and 3rd Grade Music Concerts


  • The 3rd-grade music concert will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at 9:00 am. Parents and guests will join us virtually, via Zoom and the concert will be recorded. The evening concert will be held at 6:30 pm. We are planning for an in-person evening show with a limited audience. Each student will be able to have 2 guests join them for the evening concert. More information will be shared soon.
  • The 1st-grade music concert will be held on Monday, March 14 at 9:00 am. Parents and guests will join us virtually, via Zoom and the concert will be recorded. The evening concert will be held at 6:30 pm. We are planning for an in-person evening show with a limited audience. Each student will be able to have 2 guests join them for the evening concert. More information will be shared soon.

Registration for 2022-2023 Before and After School Clubs

We are excited to announce that the Deerfield Park District will be offering 3 day and 5 day options for Before and After School Clubs for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration for current Before and After School Club participants starts at 9am in person/online on Monday, February 21. Registration for students that are new to the programs will start at 9am in person/online on Monday, March 7. Pricing information can be found in our Spring Program Guide, which will be posted on our website on February 22. If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan by email at megan@deerfieldparks.org or by phone at 847-572-2621.

Registration for Incoming Kindergarteners and New to Wilmot 1st-5th Graders - PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

If you were unable to complete the required in-person registration this week please contact Rosa at the district office as soon as possible (847)-945-1844.


Online registration is available now. This is the first step in the registration process. Please complete the online registration form as soon as possible as staffing decisions are based on the number of fully registered students. Please share this information with friends and neighbors.


Only those students with a completed registration will be able to join us for our spring Kindergarten Round-Up.


Click the button below for more information regarding registration and the necessary documents you will need for registration.

What happens if my child is absent and they have Fun Lunch?

If your child is absent we will place their Fun Lunch on the cart in our foyer by grade level. All lunches will be placed in the foyer between 1:00-1:15.

Note From the PTO for 5th Grade Students

Our 5th-grade students have requested a baby photo page in the yearbook. We are asking parents to complete the form below and upload a baby photo of your 5th grader.

Click here to complete the form.

5ESSENTIALS PARENT SURVEY NOW OPEN - PLEASE SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK WITH US

Again this year, parents across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, it allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Your responses also help guide district improvement.


The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction


To take the Parent Survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. Your identity and responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.


In addition to parents, 4th through 8th-grade students will also be responding to this survey. Per school board policy 7:15, you may opt your child out of any survey. If you would not like your child to participate in the 5Essentials Survey, please contact me and your child's classroom teacher.

SHIELD Testing

We have resumed our normal Shield Testing schedule will continue to test on Thursday mornings.


IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO FILL OUT THE SHIELD CONSENT FORM please

log in to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact Kelly Mitchell (kmitchell@dps109.org) with any Family Access questions.


IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO OPT OUT OF A WEEK OF TESTING…

  • Click here to fill out the required Google Form by 8:00 am each Wednesday (the day prior to Thursday testing):

The Latest COVID Information-ongoing posting

The district has a landing page with constantly updated COVID protocol information. Be sure to visit www.dps109.org/fall2021 to check out the latest updates on:

  • What do I do if my child wakes up sick? (and what happens to siblings)

  • Our COVID case dashboard - updated in real time

Save the Date

  • Wednesday, March 2

    • Dr. Seuss Spirit Day

  • Wednesday, March 9

    • 3rd-grade music concerts (Morning Zoom at 9:00 am and evening in-person show at 6:30 pm)

  • Monday, March 14

    • 1st-grade music concerts (Morning Zoom at 9:00 am and evening in-person show at 6:30 pm)

  • Monday, March 21-Friday, March 25

    • Spring break