The Cardinal Connection

Week of November 3rd

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

Important Dates:

Nov. 2nd: No school for teachers or students

Nov. 5th: Records and PD Day...No school for students

Nov. 7th: Day Light Savings Time..clocks "fall back" an hour

Nov. 9th: LSAT Meeting @ 4:30PM

Nov. 11th: Veteran's Day Holiday...No school for teachers or students

Nov. 17th: Principal's Chat

Nov. 22nd: School Pictures

Nov. 24th-Nov. 26th: Thanksgiving Holiday (No school for students)

Impact Aid Surveys SY 21-22

Cardinal Families,

The SY21-22 Impact Aid Surveys are now available to families in both paper and electronic format. Paper copies of the survey have been provided to teachers and are en route to parents. Families can also access the survey on our webpage (DCPS) to complete electronically. We are kindly asking all DCPS families to complete one survey (paper or electronic) per child, not per household, as this helps to generate additional federal funds for JOW and DCPS.

LaTrobe Prize Survey

Cardinal Families,

J.O. Wilson has been selected to participate in an important online survey that will help school districts and designers learn how to create high-quality, healthy schools. Your experience with the school is a really important part of this study! So, you are being asked to take a survey, which should take less than 30 minutes to complete.

You may have received multiple invitations to complete this survey (either because you have multiple children in one school or because you have multiple children in various schools participating in this study.) If you’ve received more than one invitation, please complete only one survey and answer the questions based on one school (the school with which you are most familiar).

By Friday, November 19th, please click on one of the links below to complete the survey.



Amharic: Fill out the attached PDF form and return it by email to when completed.

Note that once you start you cannot stop and finish the survey later, so please find a time when you won’t be interrupted and where you have a good internet connection.

For more information about the study, please click here:

Thank you for your support!

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Fall School Pictures...Monday, November 22nd

Cardinal Families,

School pictures are set for Monday, November 22nd. Please see the flyer below. Order information will be sent home to families in the coming days. ALL PICTURES WILL BE INDIVIDUAL SHOTS ONLY! There will be no class pictures taken due to COVID protocols.

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