Bear Cub Bulletin

Monthly Wilmore Elementary Communication for Families

December Edition 2021


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Message from Ms. Thompson

This month has been filled with holly jolly events during and after school for our Bear Cubs. Thanks to everyone that supported our first annual Wilmore Winter Wonderland. We had donations of decorations and sweet treats to share during the event. Our Student Advisory Council students appreciated the donations from our Wilmore community so that they can plan events to celebrate staff members at Wilmore in the future. Congratulations to our Music Makers for showcasing their hard work during their winter concert. We are looking forward to many more opportunities in the future to showcase student talents and passions.

As we approach Winter Break, I want to reach out and share some successes from our first semester of the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Dojo Implementation School-wide
  • Monthly Dojo Celebrations
  • iReady Lessons Passed Competitions (Gingerbread Groove and Gallop and Turkey Trot)
  • Parents Night Out Fundraiser
  • Culture Fair featuring students and families
  • More than 1,000 pounds of food donated to the Wilmore-Highbridge Community Service Center
  • Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • Gingerbread Creation Contest
  • Monthly Dine and Donate opportunities through PTO
  • 1st Annual Wilmore Winter Wonderland community fellowship
  • Second Steps Social/Emotional Lessons each week in every grade level

Wishing you warm holiday wishes! Your WES family is grateful to partner with you and we look forward to many more opportunities to serve you and celebrate your children in 2022!


Phone: (859)858-3134


Wilmore Winter Wonderland Highlights



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PBIS Family Perception Survey

We want to hear about your experience with your student’s education. We invite you to complete the WES Family Perception of School Climate Survey so that our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Team can make needed improvements to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. This survey includes questions about your students' learning, school safety, relationships with staff and peers. Your responses will be very helpful in improving student relationships, learning conditions, and the overall school environment. All your responses are completely anonymous. We have no way to connect you to your answers, and results will only be reported as group responses. There are no right or wrong answers. As you respond to each item, think about your own personal experiences as a parent, caregiver or guardian at Wilmore Elementary. We hope you will take the time to provide us with this valuable information.

Feel free to call our office at (859)858-3134 or connect with Ms. Thompson on Dojo or via email at if you have questions or need support completing the survey. The results will be used to inform and develop appropriate strategies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance our school climate.

You can complete one survey to represent your household and all students that are in your care.

WES Family Perception of School Climate Survey Link

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12 Days of Reading Winter Break Challenge

Your child is invited to participate in an optional reading challenge this winter break. The reading challenge is not required. The Wilmore Winter Break Reading Challenge encourages students to color in one snowball after 30 minutes of reading a book/audio-book of their choice or completing 15 minutes in iReady Math and/or iReady Reading. We are asking that an adult initial each snowball. Students who return the completed Reading Challenge page with 12 snowballs shaded or colored and initialed to their teacher and after Winter Break will get to enjoy a marshmallow snowball "fight" with Mrs. Adams and Ms. Thompson.

In the packet, you will also see winter crafts, games, and a family scavenger hunt. We hope you enjoy time with your family during Winter Break.

Linked here is the Wilmore Winter Break Reading Challenge packet, but your child will also have a paper copy of the packet.

Here is a link to our 12 Days of Read Alouds Google Site. On this site you can access winter themed children's book read and recorded by staff and family members.

Quick glance at events and opportunities for those of you who need the "Bear Necessities"

Bear Necessities (News, Events, and Opportunities at WES)

  • Return to school from Winter Break (Monday, January 3rd)
  • Dine and Donate: Papa Johns Night (Thursday, January 6th)
  • Enjoy our 12 Days of Reading Recordings with your child during Winter Break
  • SBDM January Meeting (Wednesday, January 5th at 3:15 in the library)
  • Complete the PBIS Family Perception Survey
  • PTO Meeting (Wednesday, January 19th at 3:15 in the library)

Don't forget to bring your ID inside school with you when you need to pick up a student. In the future, when volunteers and visitors are invited back into the building with students, we will require your ID then as well. We are using Raptor Technologies as part of our JCS safety protocols. This protocol is in place every day, so we will ask for your ID every time that you visit the school.


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Site Based Minority Council Member

We value parent and community involvement and would love to have all cultures, background, and perspectives represented on our Site Based Decision Making Council. If you're interested in serving as a minority representative, please reach out to Ms. Thompson.

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Copy of COVID-19 Vaccine Card Needed for Students

If your student gets the Covid-19 vaccine, a copy of the vaccination card needs to be sent to the school nurse as soon as possible. Upon receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, it is important to remember that the student is not considered FULLY vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second shot!

Give Back Every Time You Shop at Kroger!

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Wilmore Gingerbread Creation Contest Highlights

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Congratulations to Donovan for winning the Best Overall Display Category


Connecting with Your Child

Directed Drawings

Students love the challenge of Direct Drawings. It engages their minds and challenges them to persevere. Directed drawings are a step by step approach to drawing something. The teacher guides, or directs, students in the steps to create a drawing. You can subscribe to Art for Kids Hub on YouTube and access various Directed Drawing videos for kids. It is a quiet and fun activity!


Mission and Vision of Wilmore Elementary

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Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement:

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.

Vision Statement:

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.