Wildwood Weekly

March 19, 2023

Top O' the Morning and a Pot of Gold

This past Friday, while CVUSD students were sleeping in and dreaming about leprechauns, shamrocks, and all things green, our dedicated Wildwood staff was up at the "top o' the mornin" getting ready for a day of professional learning. Elementary School teams gathered at NPHS for a mini-workshop complete with engaging discussions and activities focused on our "why": students. Our amazing CVUSD Campus Safety Assistants gathered at Century Academy for a deeper dive into security and safety training. Our phenomenal Counselors met together at the University Campus for a morning focused on training, sharing, and working together to best support our CVUSD students. It was inspiring to see all of our educational professionals coming together with the collective goal of supporting students, families, and each other.

A few days prior, I had the privilege of delivering a 2-minute Distinguished Schools' presentation at the CVUSD School Board Meeting on behalf of Wildwood. If you have 2 minutes to spare, I invite you to view it HERE (scroll to minute 23:45) to see why I believe Wildwood is truly the Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow.


Mr. Lynch

- Important Dates -


20-24th: Women's History Week

23rd: PTA General Association Meeting at 5:30pm

24th: Trimester 2 Report Cards go home with students

28th: SSC Meeting at 4pm in MPR

29th: 5th Grade Redwood Field Trip

31st: Pep Rally and Spirit Dress Day: Disney Day OR Character Dress-up Day

31st: Kinder Field Trip to Moorpark Zoo


6th: Jog-A-Thon

7th: Spring Break Begins - NO SCHOOL

17th: School Resumes

Wildwood Important Dates and Events 2022-2023

Wildwood Bell Schedule

Wildwood Website Home Page

CVUSD School Year Calendar

CVUSD website

Jog-A-Thon Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Ley’s Blasting Blue Tigers! They were our top earning class for the week and were treated to ice cream sandwiches at lunch! We can’t wait to see which class will be our top earning class this coming week!!!

Here's where we're at:

  • $31, 867 raised to date! Just over halfway to our goal!
  • Donations from 35 states! Do you know anyone in DE, KY, LA, ME, MD, MT, NE, NC, ND, OK, PA, RI, VT, WV, WY?
  • 332 students have registered! Only 50 left and all our classes will get a free kids meal to Fusion Grill! Please register NOW so your student's class can reach their goal. Click HERE to register.
  • Congrats to Mrs. Dane's Flaming Hot Cheetos, Henige's Golden Running Tigers, and Mrs. Fontanilla's Blue Flames on 100% student registration!
  • Classroom Team names are in place and classroom door decorations have begun. Thank you to our Room Parents for coordinating this effort.

Please join in the fun and help raise donations for Wildwood - it takes a village for the PTA to be able to provide all the things we do to our amazing school!

- School News -

Wildwood Enrollment Projection Form - Last Call to Complete

Thank you to the families who have already completed this form. 233 of our 385 students are already accounted for.

In order to properly plan staffing for the 2023-2024 school year, we are requesting that ALL families who currently have a child attending Wildwood Elementary complete THIS FORM. If you have more than 1 child currently attending Wildwood, please complete a separate form for each child. This form should take less than 1 minute to complete.

Families of 5th grade students do not need to complete this form for your 5th grade student because we are already aware that they will be moving on.

Lost & Found Items Leaving Campus Soon

All items not picked up by April 6 (the last day before Spring Break) will be donated to a local charity during Spring Break. Please stop by our Lost & Found rack which is rolled out to the front of school every Friday, and see if you need ton claim any long-lost items.

Open House Date Change

After a 3-year hiatus, we are excited to bring back classroom visits for Open House this school year. Open House is an evening for students to show families their classroom, informing them of activities, projects, and assignments they have completed during the school year. We originally had this event scheduled for May 18, but it has been rescheduled to the following date and times:

Thursday, May 25

5:30pm: PTA General Association Meeting
6:00-7:00pm: Classroom Visits

Please mark your calendars accordingly.

Part-time Paid Job Opportunities at Wildwood - Last Chance to Express Interest

Only 1 week left to express interest in the following job opportunities. If you or someone you know might be a good fit, please contact our office to schedule a meeting.

Substitute Campus Supervisors

We have a terrific campus supervision team at Wildwood, but we are currently in need of individuals who are willing to serve as substitutes for shifts on an as needed basis. We may have part-time positions with regular shifts available next school year, so this is a great way to get your feet wet and see if this work is a good fit for you. Contact Karen Meyer if interested.

Music Specialist for TK-3rd Grade

Wildwood currently has weekly music classes for grades 4 & 5, but we would like to extend services to all TK-3rd grade classes. If you or someone you know has experience providing learning experiences in music and/or the performing arts, please contact Mr. Lynch at klynch@conejousd.org.

P.E. Teacher for 2023-2024 School Year

Our beloved P.E. teachers, Robin Cookus and Tracy Rogers, will be hanging up their whistles at the end of this school year, so to maintain continuity with our program, we would like to bring on replacement P.E. teachers for the remainder of this school year to work alongside them and learn the program. If you or someone you know are interested in one of these 10-20 hour/week positions, or if you would like to begin with a 1-2 day/week shadow position for the remainder of this school year, please contact Mr. Lynch at klynch@conejousd.org.

School Attendance and Scheduling Vacation

Start building good attendance habits early on (article) so children learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Attending school regularly improves academic performance and helps children feel better about school and themselves.

Absences: If your student will be absent, please call our office to report the absence. Students are marked “truant” when we don’t hear from a parent. https://www.conejousd.org/Page/1764

Tardies: Please try to avoid being tardy. When a student enters the classroom tardy, it disrupts the morning instruction for the entire classroom. School begins promptly at 8:10am and leaving the house just 10 minutes earlier can make all the difference.

Vacation: Please avoid scheduling vacation when school is in session. See our “School Year Calendar” for important dates when scheduling vacation.

School Spirit Day - March 31

Our next school spirit day is March 31. The theme will be "Disney Day" OR "Character Dress-up Day". Students are encouraged to dress up in Disney Attire OR dress up like their favorite character from any book, movie, or TV show.

Wildwood Spiritwear Spring Sale

The Wildwood Spring Sale is underway! Choose from hundreds of designs and garments, all delivered to your home in days. We've added new apparel from Nike and Adidas!

You'll enjoy savings of 25% sitewide! In addition, all orders over $50 will receive free shipping. Shop Now and use code 13134 at checkout.

- PTA News -

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Purchase & Pick-Up Your Yard Sign Today!

Come by the front office and you can grab your pre-ordered blank yard sign and stake, or purchase and pick-up a yard sign for $10. Then you will decorate it to cheer on your student, and drop off the decorated sign, with stake inserted, at the school on April 3rd. We will then post them around the Jogathon track where students will run past their personalized sign. Come and get your sign and stake from 7:45am - 3:45pm in the front office.

Decorating Ideas: Cut-Out Construction Paper, Stickers, Permanent Marker, Glue/Modge Podge photos, Printed out Sayings or Acrylic paint.

Questions: Ellen@EllenPortilla.com

March Food Night | Panda Express

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

1744 Moorpark Rd

(805) 449 - 1882

Bring the flyer into the restaurant, show the flyer on your phone, PandaExpress.com or the App

(Enter 351353 in the fundraiser code box)

20% of all sales will be donated to Wildwood!

School Cents Update

We're getting down to the last 2 months of our School Cents program! We're currently in 12th place and I know we can do better!! Let's make these last 2 months count! Earn TRIPLE points when you dine in or take-out at The Oaks. Planning to take Easter bunny pictures? We can earn TRIPLE points as well! Just turn those receipts into the collection box at the front office or send receipts to Jen Charoenrath at jent912@gmail.com.

EWASTE RECYCLING coming up on April 15th, 9am-3pm. Laptops, monitors, TVs, and tablets are accepted. Drop them off at school by April 6th and we'll take care of the rest! Great way to declutter before spring break!

Mark Your Calendar | Free Paper Shredding Event

Please join us on April 22nd from 9 am -12 pm in the Wildwood parking lot for a paper shredding event! The event is FREE to all Wildwood homeowners and Wildwood Elementary families.

- Community News -

Free Online Tutoring to all California Residents - Available 24/7

As previously communicated, the state of California has made available 24/7 free online tutoring through a new initiative offering homework help in every K-12 subject.

To make accessing this resource even easier, the CVUSD has added a link (Brainfuse icon) to this free online tutoring program directly in each CVUSD student’s Classlink account.

- Health News -

Health and Safety

It is important that all positive cases of COVID-19 are reported to the health office. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, we need to know in order to ensure we are supporting your student through their recovery. The health and safety of our student body and staff is a top priority. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please reach out to our office.

Free COVID Test Kits

The district has once again provided free COVID tests for students. Please come by the front office if you would like a 2-pack at home test kit.

- CVUSD News -

CVUSD’s Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp 2023 is around the corner! This summer, CVUSD’s Child Care presents SummerFest 2023, a fee-based summer camp program for children entering Grades K-5. Wonder Preschool will also offer a fee-based summer camp program for children ages two years and nine months to five years of age. Registration opened on Monday, March 13th and is now open to all families. All details and registration information is available on the www.805summercamp.com website.
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