SEPTEMBER 22 Wilbur Words
SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
A bill was signed into law at Wilbur this week!
Governor Carney was at Wilbur on Wednesday signing HB 118 into law. This bill, that bans smoking in cars with children, had been crafted with input from Ms. Vitti's fourth grade class last year after they researched the dangers of second hand smoke on children. After several revisions from the House and Senate, it was passed into law this week. This was a rare experience for these students to see our government in action!
PICTURE DAY IS COMING!
Based on parent feedback from the last few years, we have a different picture company for this year! Barksdale will be our new provider. A different procedure than in past years will happen for our Fall Pictures:
1. You will not pre-purchase picture packages this year. Instead, all families will receive a proof photo folder and can choose to order them online AFTER you see the pictures and know that you like them!
2. Photos will be mailed directly to your home, providing a quicker turn around time.
In the Spring, when we do group photos, the company will offer the opportunity to pre-purchase individual photos (and the classroom group photo) as we do not photograph all students in the springtime - only those that parents request it done. All students will be a part of the classroom pictures, regardless of whether a family purchases the class photo.
I hope that we will have a GREAT experience with this different photo company!!
FROM OUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS DIVISION
As we begin a new school year, as a reminder, we want you to be aware that students of all ages are being influenced to participate in numerous “social media challenges” some of which pose significant health risks up to and including hospitalization. We encourage you to discuss these challenges with your children and discourage them from engaging in risky behaviors.
CAR RIDER PARENTS
If anyone other than yourself drops off your child in the morning, please share with them the procedures we have put into place to keep the line moving - especially the fact that they have to move all the way up to the cone before stopping to let your child out. We have had a rash of people stopping at various points along the drop off area and it adds an extra 5-7 minutes on for every other parent waiting in line! We try to catch them and get them to move up, but some don't seem to understand why it is a big deal. Thank you in advance for making sure everyone understands the reasons behind our procedures!
We will have arranged for a skating night for Wilbur families only on October 18th from 6:00-8:00 at Christiana Skating Center. (801 Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713)
Join us for a fun night of skating with Wilbur friends!
Admission for skaters is $5.00 at the door and skate rentals are available for $4.00.
NOTE: Students must be supervised by their parents, this is not a drop off event, and all skaters do so at their own risk. Some Wilbur staff may attend, but will not be supervising the event.
Wilbur Family Handbook 2023-2024
School Address 4050 Wrangle Hill Road Bear, Delaware 19701 Main Office Phone 832-6330 Nurse's Office 832-6336 Cafeteria Manager 832-6340 Fax Number 832-6335 WEBSITE www.colonialschooldistrict.org/wilbur Transportation Office Phone Number (302) 323-2851 School Hour...