The Wilmot Word: 04-22-22

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It's Time To Order School Supplies for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Starting today, April 14th, families are welcome to order school supply kits through the North Shore Coalition website. North Shore Coalition is a division of the Riverside Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) IL non-profit that provides vocational, residential, and recreational services to people with developmental disabilities. Please click the link below to order school supplies for Kindergarten-5th grade. As a reminder, assignment notebooks are required for all 4th and 5th-grade students. All supply kits must be ordered by June 1.


Thank you for supporting the PTO and North Shore Coalition!

Erin's Law Presentation - May 9, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193) was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12. District 109 partners with Childhood Victories, Inc., an organization founded by Victor Pacini who is a motivational speaker and a survivor of sexual abuse. Speakers from Childhood Victories, Inc. provide programming for our students that teaches them basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The program, Be Seen and Heard 2.0, is developmentally appropriate, interactive, aligned with learning standards, and will cover the following topics:


  • Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches

  • Safety rules at home and school

  • Saying “NO”

  • Secrets

  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches them

  • Telling a trusted adult


The staff from Childhood Victories, Inc. will be presenting to our elementary students on the following dates:


  • Wilmot: Monday, May 9th


Parents can view Victor Pacini’s parent video to preview the concepts of the Be Seen and Heard 2.0 program.


Requests to Opt-Out: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please email your child’s principal by Friday May 6. Please also feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,


Joanna Ford

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

847-945-1844 x7229


BATHROOM CHANGES

Illinois HB156 provides that menstrual hygiene products shall be made available in bathrooms of every school building that are open for student use in grades 4 through 12 during the regular school day. Dispensers have been installed in all bathrooms at the middle schools and are in the process of being installed in the elementary schools. This measure allows for free and equitable access to products for all who use the bathroom facilities, while also creating a supportive school environment for all 109 students. If this prompts questions for your child, we would encourage you to discuss it at home.

Information for Current 5th Grade Famiies

Hello Future Blue Jays!


Get ready for when your student is a Blue Jay and order some spirit wear! Orders will be delivered to your school with your student's name on them for distribution this Spring. The store will close on Wednesday, April 27th at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tim Brodeur, Caruso Principal at tbrodeur@dps109.org.


Caruso Spirit Wear Student/ Family Store: https://carusoms-spiritwear.itemorder.com/

Save the Date - Kindergarten Music Concert - May 24

  • The kindergarten music concert will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:20 am. Parents and guests will join us during the day for a virtual concert. The evening concert will be held in person. More information will be shared soon.

What to do if your child is not returning to Wilmot next year?

If you have a current K-4th grade student who is not returning to Wilmot next year, please complete this form as soon as possible. This information not only supports us with making class placements but knowing your child is moving allows us to prepare for your child's transition. Prior to your child's last day at Wilmot, we will prepare all records for transfer. As a reminder, our school office will not be open during the summer months. Please complete this form even if your child is transferring to another DPS109 school.

CHASING CHILDHOOD: A DPS 109 COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

As part of our district's vision to develop students that are emotionally resilient, socially skilled, and academically prepared, DPS 109 invites our community, alongside our teachers, staff, and district administrators to watch the documentary "Chasing Childhood" and attend an optional discussion session on Tuesday, May 3rd.


The documentary will be available to watch on demand between April 21st and May 3rd for up to 1,000 people. Watch your inbox next Thursday for a link to the film and a link to sign up for the community discussion.

PTO Corner

Save the Date! Spring Book Event Fundrasier for Wilmot!



  • Kickoff Party Deerfield Square Patio: Friday, May 20 from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Book Buying Barnes & Noble - Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.

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):

Save the Date


Wednesday, April 27

  • Administrative Professionals' Day

Week of May 2

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 6

  • Nurse Appreciation day

Monday, May 9

  • Erin’s Law Presentation

Tuesday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Round-Up

Thursday, May 19

  • 4th/5th Band and Orchestra Evening Concert - Caruso at 7:00 pm

Friday, May 20

  • PTO Barnes and Noble Event – 4:00 – 6:30

Tuesday, May 24

  • Kindergarten Music concert
Wednesday, April 27

  • Administrative Professionals' Day

Week of May 2

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 6

  • Nurse Appreciation day

Monday, May 9

  • Erin’s Law Presentation

Tuesday, May 10

  • Kindergarten Round-Up

Thursday, May 19

  • 4th/5th Band and Orchestra Evening Concert - Caruso at 7:00 pm

Friday, May 20

  • PTO Barnes and Noble Event – 4:00 – 6:30

Tuesday, May 24

  • Kindergarten Music Concert