Wildwood Weekly

April 2, 2023

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Jog-A-Thon is HERE!

It’s here! Our kids are running Thursday morning. We have raised over $53,000 and have less than $7,000 to reach our $60,000 goal. The kids really want to earn the Sub Zero Ice Cream assembly -- please do what you can to help us get over the top.

  • We have our last Wednesday envelope turn-in this week. All monies are due April 18th by 3 pm.
  • We have THREE states to go for an All School BBQ! Wyoming, Delaware, and West Virginia. Reach out to those long-lost cousins and college pals to see if they might be willing to help!
  • 6 classes have reached their class goals and have been enjoying pizza lunches. Congrats to this week's Top Earning Class, Mrs. Dane's Flaming Hot Cheetos!

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. For more info on the jog-a-thon, including the schedule of events (times for when each grade level runs), please click HERE.

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- Important Dates -


5th: PTA Executive Board Meeting at 6pm

6th: Jog-A-Thon

7th: Spring Break Begins - NO SCHOOL

17th: School Resumes

18th: Jog-A-Thon Pledge Monies due
19th: 5th Grade Redwood Field Trip
19th: All District Chorus Festival
21st: Spring Picture Day and 5th Grade Panoramic
21st: Extra Recess and Sweet Treat for each Grade’s Top Earning Jog Class
24th: 4th Grade COSTAC Hike at 9am
25th: SSC Meeting at 4pm
28th:Western Dress Day and Pep Rally
28th: BBQ Jog-A-Thon Lunch (tentative)

28th: Food & Fun Night for Top Earning Fundraising Grade from 5-7pm

Wildwood Important Dates and Events 2022-2023

Wildwood Bell Schedule

Wildwood Website Home Page

CVUSD School Year Calendar

CVUSD website

Jog-a-thon Volunteer Shifts

Tally Punchers: will be assigned to a small group of students to punch their tally card as they complete each lap!

Emcee: Broken down into shifts based on grade levels running. Feel free to sign up for one 45-minute shift for a different grade level so you can watch your child run!

Cool Down Station: Help pass out otter pops & bananas after running.

Please use THIS LINK to sign up. Any questions, reach out to tracyoder@gmail.com

Don't forget volunteers and visitors must sign in at the office. Thanks in advance for your help!

Jog-A-Thon Preregistration

Wildwood's Jog-A-Thon will take place this coming Thursday, April 6, the day before Spring Break. If you plan on coming on campus to volunteer or cheer on your child while they run, please take a look at the schedule below and preregister to avoid long lines for your office check-in.

Please complete THIS FORM to preregister.


Warm Up - 8:15-8:25

Jog - 8:25-8:40

Cool Down - 8:40-8:55


Warm Up - 9:05-9:15

Jog - 9:15-9:30

Cool Down - 9:30-9:45


Warm Up - 9:50-10:00

Jog - 10:00-10:15

Cool Down - 10:15-10:30

Turn In Your Decorated Yard Sign THIS Mon - Wed!

Please turn in your decorated sign, with stake inserted, at the school on Monday, April 3rd. We still have a few signs left for $10 if you want to purchase. We must have all signs BEFORE the Jogathon. We will post them around the Jogathon track where students will run past their personalized sign. Drop off your new or re-posted ($5) sign from 7:45am - 3:45pm in the front office. NO LATER THAN WED. 4.5!

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

Questions: Ellen@EllenPortilla.com

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Honoring our Past - Celebrating our Present - Anticipating our Future

As part of our 50th year celebration, we decided to bring back our Wildwood School Song. Students and staff sing this song together with pride at the end of every Pep Rally. Enjoy watching it below.
It's pep rally day! If you haven't heard it yet, check out our Wildwood spirit sing sung by students and staff! | By Wildwood Elementary School | Facebook

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.

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 - April 28

Our next school spirit day is April 28. The theme will be Western Day. Students are encouraged to dress up in western gear, and hopefully we will be celebrating Jog donations from all 50 states with a Western BBQ lunch. Yee-haw!

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Hospitality Help Needed!

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up- the week of May 1-5. If you are interested in helping plan the week's events or helping the week of, please reach out to Tracy Yoder at tracyoder@gmail.com or 805-750-9145. Thanks in advance for your help in making sure that we show our Wildwood teachers how much we love them!

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Don't Forget!

Original Works orders are due April 4th. If you have any questions please reach out to Sarah Casey at sarahbsheppard@hotmail.com

School Cents Update

EWASTE RECYCLING EVENT on April 15th, 9am-3pm at The Oaks. Gather up all those unused electronics and recycle them! 2,000 points will be earned towards TVs, monitors, tablets, laptops. This is an easy way for Wildwood to earn extra points so we can earn $$ for our school! Since you'll be at school on April 6th cheering on your child for Jog-a-thon, simply drop off your electronics in the front office and we'll take care of the rest. If you choose to bring it yourself, remember to fill out the attached form for credit. Thank you for all your support!

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.

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Wildwood Elementary School's NEW Digital Backpack

Welcome to Wildwood Elementary School’s new Digital Backpack: a new webpage of flyers from community groups/organizations that will be used to reduce the amount of paper that your child takes home in their backpack.

Please note: All requests for flyer distribution by community groups or organizations must first be approved by the District Office. Approved flyers will be distributed electronically through our new Digital Backpack webpage. The CVUSD approves flyers from organizations as a community service. The distribution, posting, or publishing of these materials is *NOT* the District's endorsement of the group's activities, products, or services. Please contact the organization directly for additional information about the flyer/advertisement.

T.O. Arbor Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity for 4th & 5th Grade Wildwood Families

Dear 4th and 5th grade students and families:

Come volunteer at the Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 15th between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The CReATE booth will be located at the Thousand Oaks Community Center (next to T.O. High School) with all other booth vendors.

This booth will be offering an opportunity for event visiting kids to create bug houses out of recycled and natural materials to help fortify their family outdoor spaces with a mini bug eco systems that boost garden health.

Volunteer students will help kids with materials or support for their DIY bug houses.

Sign-up HERE to pick-your volunteer spots! Booth host Jemma Wildermtuh will contact you to go over volunteer details. She can also be reached with your questions by texting 818-575-9566

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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.

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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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