Bear Cub Bulletin
Monthly Wilmore Elementary Communication for Families
March Edition 2023
Message from Ms. Thompson
This month is full of opportunities for our students to showcase their talents and academic achievements. Check out what we have already celebrated and what's to come.
We have already celebrated our school raising more than $250,000 throughout the years that Mr. Sandberg has led the Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser. This year he has challenged our students to raise $10,000! Help us achieve this goal and reach the Top 10 in our state!
We enjoyed learning from the students and staff at Jessamine Career and Technical Center, as our Bear Cubs explored different pathways that they will be invited to choose from when they enter high school in JCS. Our Jump Rope Club showcased their talents to kick off this year's American Heart Association: Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser. We celebrated and loved seeing the Wilmore Elementary students that participated in the JCS All County Elementary Choir. Ask Mrs. Stringer if you would like to see the video recording.
We are looking forward to kicking off our first nine week award recognition celebration with a student driven twist. Students will bring home their 3rd Nine Weeks report card on Friday, March 24th. Please sign and return the brown envelope so your child's teacher can confirm that the caregiver received the report card. We are hosting our annual Arts Showcase (see below for details) and kicking off our first school-wide Data Day. To wrap up March, we will enjoy the 5th Grade Showcase: From the Inside Out and have two opportunities for lunch visitors.
Thanks to our PTO, we are celebrating Camp Read S'more throughout March. Students are invited to take their finger flashlights (provided to every child by the PTO) to our "campground" in the Hall of Flags and read a book of their choice during their scheduled visit. It is a wonderful and unique way to encourage students to snuggle up with a book!
Check out the rest of the Bear Cub Bulletin to stay up-to-date and connected to our and your Bear Cubs!
- March PTO Meeting on Thursday, March 16th
- Arts Showcase on Thursday, March 23rd (5:00-6:45)
- Report Cards Sent Home on Friday, March 24th
- 5th Grade Showcase on Wednesday, March 29th (1:00 Family and Special Guests Show)
- 5th Grade Data Day on Wednesday, March 29th after Showcase
- School-wide Data Day on Thursday, March 30th (Drop in anytime between 7:00 AM-5:00 PM)
- Lunch Visitors on Thursday, March 30th or Friday, March 31st
- March Dojo Celebration on Friday, March 31st
- Spring Break: April 3rd-April 7th
- March SBDM Meeting on Wednesday, April 12th
- JCS Kindergarten Transition Night: Storybook Walk at WES on Tuesday, April 25th (6:00-7:00
- Spring Fling on Friday, April 28th (5:00-8:00)
REMINDER:All students in Jessamine County Schools receive one (1) breakfast & one (1) lunch at NO COST regardless of income. For the 2022/23 school year, meals are provided through the USDA funded NSLP/SBP. However, to assign a meal eligibility for schools/families to receive various additional state and federal program benefits; please complete, sign, and return one application per household to your child’s school or the JCS Food Service Office at 851 Wilmore Rd. 859-887-9274
Completing the Educational Benefits form will help support your family with paying for field trips and technology fees for the school year as well.
Educational Benefits Form 2022-2023
Reach out to me if I can support you or your Bear Cub in any way!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Eating Lunch with Your Child
We now accept debit/credit payments, any caregiver or visitor will need to bring EXACT CHANGE with either cash or check if paying with cash. We are NOT able to make change. If exact change is not provided, any change due will be deposited onto the student's account.
**Any adult or visitor meals (including children) are $2.90 for Breakfast and $4.85 for Lunch. Meals are provided to all JCS students at NO COST.
All visitors MUST check-in at the front office through our Raptor Technology system and will be invited to the cafeteria only. Please plan to exit the school when your child's homeroom teacher picks up their class.
Grade Level Lunch Schedules:
1st Grade: 11:00-11:30
2nd Grade: 11:25-11:55
3rd Grade: 11:50-12:20
4th Grade: 12:00-12:30
5th Grade: 12:25-12:55
Thursday, March 30th
Friday, March 31st
March Meeting Details
Thursday, March 16 · 3:15 – 4:15pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/vrj-ntix-ovp
February Dojo and PBIS Data
Get Involved in our PTO!
Join in person or on Google Meet: PTO Meeting
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rth-ztue-zis
We will discuss upcoming fundraisers and how we can recruit additional volunteers to support school events.
5th Grade Showcase: From the Inside Out
Families and special guests are invited to enjoy the show at 1:00 on Wednesday, March 29th.
Our 5th grade students will be invited to have lunch visitors on this day. We know that some of our 5th graders have younger siblings and visitors may want to eat lunch with the younger siblings as well. Please communicate with your child's teacher if this is the plan for your family on Wednesday, March 29th.
5th graders will be invited to host a data chat after the 1:00 performance with any of their visitors. Data day will be on Thursday, March 30th for all other grade levels, but we want families to have an opportunity to see their child's data while they are in the building without feeling obligated to return the following day.
Volunteering at Wilmore Elementary
If you plan to support your child's classroom during celebrations, field trips, or special events at WES, we must have your volunteer forms on file.
Wilmore Elementary Volunteer Profile
Educational Benefits Forms for ALL Students
Data Day on Thursday, March 30th
Mrs. Adams and Ms. Thompson will showcase school-wide data, goals, and opportunities for growth in the library. Enjoy refreshments as you move throughout the library to learn more about our curriculum, iReady school success, Dojo data, Office Discipline Referral data, and highlighting opportunities for growth.
Once you've visited the library, you are invited to go to your child's classroom, knock on the door, motion for your child to come to the desk located in the hallway, and enjoy a student-led conference. We appreciate you respecting the classroom instruction that is continuing throughout the day. If you wish to speak to your child's teacher, reach out for a traditional conference outside of the school hours.
March 30th is a Lunch Visitor day at WES, so if you wish, you can complete your Data Day chats before or after your child's lunch time.
We look forward to showcasing school and student success! Check out the flyer below.
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Mission and Vision of Wilmore Elementary
Mission and Vision Statements
The mission of Wilmore Elementary School is to create a safe, personalized learning environment that embraces the whole child, focuses on continuous growth, and prepares our students to positively contribute to our families, our communities, and our world.
The core purpose of WES is to create a personalized learning environment for each student, where teachers collaborate to use research-driven, high-impact practices paired with rigorous curriculum to ensure high levels of growth and learning for all.