Bear Cub Bulletin
Monthly Wilmore Elementary Communication for Families
June Edition 2023
Message from Ms. Thompson
Happy Summer to you and yours! We are already missing your Bear Cubs and looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year.
Please stay tuned to Dojo, Facebook, Instagram, and the Bear Cub Bulletin to stay up to date on events and opportunities to get involved in our school community this summer and the start of the new school year. Look for snail mail in early July...teacher introduction letters are coming!
We are excited to continue promoting our iReady Summer Challenge. Please encourage your Bear Cub to actively engage in Reading and Math this summer on their MyPath in iReady.
We are also eager to see you at upcoming Popsicles with the Principals events in local neighborhoods. Check out the flyer linked below to find dates, times, and locations.
Check out the rest of the June Edition of Bear Cub Bulletin to stay up-to-date and connected to your Bear Cubs! We encourage you to visit the Jessamine County Public Library for events and opportunities for you and your family. We've included several advertisements and community events that are kid friendly in the newsletter.
Reach out to me if I can support you or your Bear Cub in any way!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Science Camp at WES
We still have spots available! Sign up NOW :-)
We are so excited to offer Science Camp (for students who have completed 3rd-5th grade) at Wilmore Elementary this summer! We are going to be using the Bot Anne-E curriculum from Invention Project.
BOT ANN-ETM MODULE OVERVIEW:
Children are challenged to transform a polluted wasteland into a thriving farm and
business. To complete their mission, students work with a programmable robot called
Bot ANN-E, which is designed to teach fundamental coding techniques. Children program
Bot ANN-E to accomplish tasks such as tending to a farm, herding farm animals and
navigating a city to learn how automated technology can maximize their time and profits.
Mrs. Gibson will be leading this fun and exciting opportunity. It will be limited to 40 students. The cost of this program is $50 per student. There are a limited # of scholarships available to those whose financial situation makes it hard to participate. Please indicated that need below and I will be in contact through email.
REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/ZLm1cKzMEucynUeq9
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iReady Summer Challenge
It’s June, which means it’s the start of our summer iReady challenge! Your bear cub should aim for 45 minutes on iReady weekly per subject area to prevent the “summer slide.” Just have them track their minutes on the back of this sheet that was sent home at the end of the year and bring it to school on June 23 for a mid-summer treat!
One boy and one girl that completes the summer challenge will be entered to win a Razor Scooter! We also have several other prize options for all participants.
Welcome Christina Spencer our After School Program Site Lead
Hi! My name is Mrs. Spencer and I am so excited to be your after school program lead as well as an instructional assistant. I am originally from California but have called Kentucky home for the past 10 years. I live in Wilmore with my husband, 2 boys, and our pet cat Willow. I love to craft, travel and spend time with my family. I can’t wait to meet you this school year.
After School Program Registration Link for 23-24
If you're interested in your student attending our After School Program for the 23-24 school year, click the link to register.
Kids Summer Session Details
Need a break this summer? JCTC is hosting 4 summer sessions for K-5th graders. All proceeds benefit the JCTC FCCLA chapter. Thank you for your support!
Sign up link: https://forms.gle/2HhUEpSQkrzFeQnT9
ALL existing JCS students must have a complete Online Registration Form (OLR) to begin the 2023-2024 school year. Please read the paperwork carefully and let us know if you have questions.
To complete your students Online Registration you will need to start by logging into your parent portal. After you are in, there will be a menu button on the top left hand side (icon with three bars) select it. Scroll down to "More" then "Online Household Registration"
Quick info about what this Summer will look like:
- Nicholasville Elementary & Wilmore City Government Center (former TPS) will have lunch available Mon-Fri for anyone 18 & under
- The "Smiles for Miles" bus will visit 3 locations on Mon & Wed, 4 locations on Tues & Fri, and 2 locations on Thurs.
- Our beautiful Food Service Van (very eye catching!!) will visit one Wilmore location on Mon & Thurs and another on Tues & Fri.
Children will need to stay at the site to eat their lunch (sorry, they will not be able to take the meal home).
A little more information just in case you're wondering.... Any district that is classified as "Rural" is permitted to offer multiple meals at once and meals may be taken home (non-congregate meals). Jessamine is classified at "Urban", so we don't have that option (congregate meals only). I know this will be a topic of discussion....
- Garrard, Lincoln, Franklin, Mercer, Madison, Anderson - are Rural.
- Woodford, Scott, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Fayette - are Urban
Everyone is busy counting the days until school is out & Food Service is busy gearing up for the next program!!
July PTO Meeting Details
July PTO Meeting
Thursday, July 13 · 9:00 – 10:00am
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zpk-hqdv-vhc
UFLI Family Resource Hub: Supporting Literacy at Home
Welcome to the University of Florida Literacy Institute’s Parent Resource Hub! This collection of web-based language and literacy resources was compiled and curated by UFLI faculty and graduate students. We are adding to and refining these resources regularly, so check back often!
Summer Concerts in Wilmore
This Friday, June 9th, the summer concert seasons for Gospel on the Green and Stonebridge will open with a "Fried Bologna Friday Night Concert" with The Moron Brothers on the Wilmore Downtown Green at 7 p.m.. The Morons will be the first group to use the new performance stage constructed over the winter.
Volunteers will be preparing and serving up a Fried Bologna Supper, available around 5 p.m. for $10. If you are familiar with The Morons you will understand about the bologna! If not, join us and learn some local folklore! Tables and chairs are available or bring your own.
This event is made possible through the support of the Jessamine County Fiscal Court and the City of Wilmore.
Hope to see you on the Green this Friday!
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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.