Wilson Focus Facts October/November

Lion Pride News for our FOCUS Families!

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Principal's Message

Greetings Families,


Fall is in the air! Mornings are getting cooler. It's time to get out the jackets and find our fall and winter clothes, so we are ready as the temperature changes.


We have had a great start to our first quarter of school and happy that we are having a healthy beginning to the school year. This helps with attendance so our students are at school ready for LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION and LEARNING!


Enrichment classes are in full swing! Our students are excited at the end of their day to transition to these highly engaging fun and learning activities. Walking Club, gardening, needlepoint, crafts, Taekwondo, Soccer, Minecraft, Robotics, Lego building, Yearbook, Cheerleading, are just a few of the many classes students have as choices.


Fall Harvest Celebration

Wednesday, October 26th

We will have an all school fall celebration at the end of the school day on the 26th.

If your child would like to dress up, have them bring their costume to school and they will change before the start of the celebration (no violent costumes or play weapons). If your child would like to bring a treat to share with the class, it needs to be store bought and individually wrapped.

*Link sent out today.



Mrs. Jacobs


Reminders

  • Notify the office by 3:00pm if your child is not going to ride the bus home.
  • School hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM daily, except for Enrichment days we dismiss at 4:30 PM
  • If your child is ill, please do not send them to school. Notify Ms. Terwilleger at (531) 299- 2260.
  • All students will enter through the south gym doors from 7:35 AM to 8:00 AM.
  • After 8:00 AM students are considered tardy and they will enter through the West Office door.
  • Arrival-Our building is open and students may arrive at 7:35 AM. Prior to that time, we do not have supervision for students.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 26th from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, October 27th from 12:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Please reach out to your child's teacher or call the office to set up your conference if you do not have one scheduled. Our goal is to have 100% participation from our Wilson Focus Families.

October 24th-26th - No Enrichment 3:30 Dismissal All Week

October 26th - Fall Harvest Party

October 27th and October 28th - No School

October 31st - No School

November 1st - No School

November 2 and 3rd No Enrichment

November 3rd - Math and Science Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

November 21st -25th Thanksgiving Break No School

December 12th-16th No Enrichment 3:30 Dismissal All Week

December 19th -January 3rd - Winter Break

January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School

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Parent Pride Updates

Thanks for everyone who attended our 1st meeting. Congratulations to the following for volunteering to be our Parent Pride Board Members:


Co Presidents: Mary Lajeunesse and Juliana Garza

Vice President: Danielle Ellis Lindauer

Treasurer: Lauren Wilson

Secretary : Jamie Gates


We look forward to families supporting the needs of all our students. The first sign up went out today for room helpers. Watch for future sign up sheets requests for donating time or items.


Add to your calendar: Next Meeting November 11th from 6-7 PM Everyone invited!

CALL THE SCHOOL TO REPORT ABSENCES

If your student will be absent for ANY reason, please call the school at (531) 299-2260. We not only want to verify absences, but also the SAFETY of your child. If you need a Spanish translator to report absences, please contact Josefina Sanchez at (531) 299-1652 and she can relay the message.


Our attendance goal for each student is to miss no more than 9 days in a school year. It is important to receive a phone call from parents and/or guardians when a child is absent. When absences are repeatedly not reported they will be marked unexcused and a home visit may occur. Communication between home and school is the goal. Please contact the principal and/or counselor if there are situations that are seriously effecting your child's attendance.


If your child is absent they will make up the work when they return. If they are absent for more than 2 days in a row, we can have work available for pick up at the school at your request.


Please see the following Omaha Public Schools website link for the attendance policy.


https://www.ops.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=653

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A REMINDER ABOUT RIDING THE BUS

Safety is a top priority for us at Wilson Focus school. Please discuss the importance of following our school expectations for riding the bus.


· Remain seated at all times, facing forward and feet out of the aisle

· No switching of seats

· Voices should be at an indoor level

· Appropriate language

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ALL students in the Omaha Public Schools will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost this school year.