The Wilmot Word: 05-26-2023

As reminder, there is no school on Monday, May 29

What a Week...

From firetrucks to works of art, what a great week at Wilmot. Earlier this week second grader, Maddie, enjoyed a ride to school on a firetruck! Maddie was the winner of our Student Council firetruck raffle. Thank you to our amazing Deerfield Fire Department for your support.

Fifth Grade students took an AMAZING field trip to Chicago's Art Institute this week. They were SOOOO excited seeing SO MANY works of art by SO MANY artists they've learned about over the years. They also LOVED the Thorne Miniature Rooms and the Arms and Armor Rooms. I am not sure who enjoyed this more, the kids or the parent chaperones. The Art Institute is also a fabulous place to visit if you are looking for somewhere to take your family this summer!

Field Day - June 6 - We Still Need Volunteers

We will hold our annual Field Day on Tuesday, June 6.

Students should dress appropriately for the warm weather and for athletic activities. Students should have:

  • gym shoes
  • a labeled water bottle
  • sunscreen (applied at home)
  • hats/sunglasses encouraged
  • class t-shirt
  • a change of clothes (there will be a few water activities)

We are still looking for parent volunteers to run various stations in the morning and afternoon. Please fill out the Filed Day volunteer form below if you are interested in assisting us with this event.

We appreciate your support and can't wait to enjoy this special event!

2023-2024 school supply kits are now on sale - order by June 1 (4th posting)

  • This is for students attending Wilmot next year
  • The sale runs until June 1. No late orders will be accepted
  • Make sure you update your account with the 2023-2024 grade for your child
  • 4th & 5th grade parents must purchase a Wilmot planner even if they do not purchase a school supply kit
  • If your student needs new headphones, you must add those a la carte. Only Kindergarten kits include headphones.

Click here or on the link below.

Wilmot’s Team Give Philanthropy Fair-This Wednesday

WHAT: Team Give members will run carnival games and sell baked goods and crafts.

  • Prices at each booth will range from $1-$3. All money collected will be donated to One Aim Illinois.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31st from 2:30-3:30 pm

WHERE: Wilmot blacktop

COME SUPPORT WILMOT. ALL ARE WELCOME! Students must be accompanied by an adult

Medication Pick-up

If your child has any prescription or non-prescription medication at Wilmot, please pick it up from Mrs. Martinez by 3:00 on June 7. We cannot send medication home with students in their backpacks. Medication that is not picked up by this time will be discarded per District protocol.

ICYMI: A One-Question Survey On How DPS 109 Is Doing

As part of our mission & vision process, the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 administration established several key performance indicators for the district, which are updated and reviewed at various points throughout the year. One of the newest KPI's, which is being measured for the first time here, is a Net Promoter Score. Simply put, we want to know how satisfied you are with your overall experience with our school district.

Here is a Google Form that will ask you "How likely are you to recommend Deerfield Public Schools District 109 to a friend or colleague?" on a scale of 1 "Very Unlikely" to 10 "Very Likely"

Please rate the district accordingly. There is also an optional space provided where we encourage you to leave feedback about your score so that we can learn and grow from what you share. Your response is anonymous.

What to do if your child is not returning to Wilmot next year?

If you have a current K-4th grade student who is not returning to Wilmot next year, please complete this form as soon as possible. This information not only supports us with making class placements but knowing your child is moving allows us to prepare for your child's transition. Prior to your child's last day at Wilmot, we will prepare all records for transfer. As a reminder, our school office will not be open during the summer months. Please complete this form even if your child is transferring to another DPS109 school.

Sign Up Now For 2023-2024 Park District Before/After Care (3rd posting)

Registration through the Deerfield Park District is open for returning families and will open up next week for new families in the district. For more information on the Before and After School Clubs and registration information, contact Kathleen Muellner: or 847-572-2623. Click here for their brochure. Again, this program is NOT run by DPS 109 and all questions should be directed at the park district.

Lost and Found

Please have your children check the lost and found for missing items. All items not claimed will be donated on June 7.

PTO Corner

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Student Council - Wilmot Wacky Days and Spirit Days

Wacky Wednesdays

  • May 31, 2023 - Beach Day

Important Dates

Monday, May 29

  • No School due to Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 31

  • 4th grade - Little Red School House field trip

  • 5th grade - End-of-year picnic

  • Philanthropy Fair - after school (on the blacktop)

Friday, June 2

  • 175th all-school celebration - All day special event

  • PTO end-of-year party

Monday, June 5

  • 5th Grade Fly-Up Day at Caruso (students will walk to Caruso)

Tuesday, June 6

  • Field Day

Wednesday, June 7

  • 5th-grade breakfast - 7:50 am

  • End-of-year awards assembly

  • Early dismissal at 11:40