April Newsletter Vol. 1
2575 Ed Kharbat Rd
Conroe, TX 77301
At Wilkinson, we will foster positive, equitable and adaptable practices to meet the diverse needs of the students within our care.
Every student will leave Wilkinson as an intrinsically motivated life long learner that sees the value in hard work and is empowered to positively contribute to our school, community, and world around them!
- Our doors open at 7:00 for all car rider. They will be able to eat and then remain in the cafeteria till 7:30.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off.
- Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car rider sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Lions ROAR to so much more!
Message from the Principal...
April brings so many fun events for our students. Field Trips and Field days are so special and create so many memories for our Lions!!! Make sure to reach out to your child's teacher to get more information.
We had a wonderful Watchdog game night. It was great to see so many father figures here and so was fun to play games with them. We still have dates open to come be a Watchdog for the day!
As we begin looking to the new school year, we would love your feedback to make our school even better. Please use the link to share your thoughts. https://forms.gle/WBf9btepjXYCRPhT8
Thank you for entrusting us with your child,
Message from the Assistant Principal...Mrs. Summerville
It seems cliché to say that this school year has absolutely flown by. However, it is now April and we only have a couple months left of the 2021-2022 school year. It’s been a pleasure seeing how much our students have grown, academically and socially these past several months.
The 3rd and 4th grade STAAR Reading and Math test is coming up in May. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about the test. We are so proud of our students. They have worked very hard this year, and it shows in their work.
Special Message for 4th Grade Parents
It’s such an exciting time of year! Our 4th graders, the leaders of our school, are preparing for their transition into intermediate school! They’re learning about all of the Fine Arts classes they will have to choose from in 5th grade. They have received a Fine Arts Selection Sheet to be completed and returned to school (or completed electronically for some). On this Fine Arts Selection Sheet, they will select the Fine Arts class they want for 5th grade. Their choice goes straight to their intermediate school, and they will enroll them into that class! Very exciting!
4th graders are also going on a field trip to visit their intermediate school. They will learn about all the exciting things they have to look forward to in 5th grade.
There will also be a Family Night hosted by the intermediate school where you and your child can visit the school and learn all about the campus, schedules, expectations, see fun presentations, and more! Be on the lookout for flyers coming home with Family Night Information!
Forms to return by next week:
Campus Visit Permission Slips (Bozman & Cryar)
Bozman Fine Arts Selection Forms (yellow paper)
Cryar Fine Arts Selection QR Code (blue paper - complete electronically only - no form to return)
Summer Gifted and Talented Testing
- Referral Window Open April 1st - 29th
- If student completed spring GT testing this year, they are not eligible to test again.
- Results from January testing will be sent to campus' in early May.
- Kinder - 4th graders will test Tuesday May 31st through Thursday June 2nd at Bush Elementary from 8:00am - 11:00am (all days).
- ALL students need a parent permission form and a student referral form to test (linked below).
- If not completed and returned by mid-May, student will be denied entry to test.
Any questions, please contact Wilkinson GT Facilitator, Megan Caldwell at 936-709-1509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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R.O.A.R. Character Education Program
R.O.A.R. stands for Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility! This year, we will have a new way to dive deep into our character education at Wilkinson. Each month, we will have a specific “focus” for the month that helps students to dig a little deeper into ways they can show Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility.
April’s Focus: “Coming Together: We can do this.”
Your students will learn the importance of working with others (toward a common goal or helping others achieve individual goals, collaboration, teamwork and positive communication skills to assist needed to work well with others. One critical skill needed to work collaboratively with others is listening to the other person’s/people’s thoughts and ideas and positively expressing their own thoughts and ideas. They will learn that it is natural for everyone to have a different point of view. When we can come together as a team, positively express all of our ideas, and use these ideas to meet our goals, we can succeed together!
Your students will discuss this concept during Guidance Lessons and during Morning Meetings this month. Please help your students to see how this concept can be used at home (working to complete chores with siblings, developing a new game/playing a familiar game with the entire family, setting and reaching a family goal). Thank you in advance for taking the time to discuss this with your students and encouraging them to practice working collaboratively with others.
Watch DOGS are back!!!!
Calling all father figures...now is your time. We are excited to welcome back our Watch DOGS. Watch this video from our Top DOG, Alan Armstrong.
We can't wait to see you!!!!!
We will be opening for a limited number of visitors during our lunches. We will use a Sign up to reserve (up to 2) visitors per student. We ask that you only sign up once every 3 weeks to allow for all families to share this opportunity. Please use this link to sign up for Lunch Visitors. We are going to start small, with one week published to be able to adapt and change things after the 1st week. After that, we will publish 3 weeks at a time. The link will be the same for the year and will be posted on our website for quick reference.
Make sure that you sign up under the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you! When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 6 adults total per grade level per day. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.
PTA News and Events
Grandparents Picnic Lunch
Thursday, April 14th, 10:30am-1pm
2575 Ed Kharbat Drive
Please bring blankets/chairs as this is picnic style and limited tables seating.
Lunches will be at the normal times listed below:
PTA Nominating Committee selected the following individuals for the 22-23 PTA Board, to be voted upon by membership at April General Meeting:
President - Sarah Jeffus
Vice President - Meghan Keeton
Treasurer - Kymber Roberts
Secretary - Lindsey Malone
Yearbook signing day will be in May. Place your orders now if you haven't already. Go online at www.balfour.com, select Shop My School, enter “Wilkinson Elementary Conroe, TX” in the search bar and then select Order Now under Yearbook Products and Ads. From there simply input your student’s name, grade and teacher name and make your payment. Please be sure to keep your email receipt. We have about 70 yearbooks left!
To join Wilkinson PTA, please go to joinpta.org.
Eat Breakfast at School!
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is free for this school year.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.
We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.
Second Meal Prices:
Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....
Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.
Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Conroe Independent School District
The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.