December Newsletter Vol. 1
2575 Ed Kharbat Rd
Conroe, TX 77301
At Wilkinson, we will foster positive, equitable and adaptable practices to meet the diverse needs of the students within our care.
Every student will leave Wilkinson as an intrinsically motivated life long learner that sees the value in hard work and is empowered to positively contribute to our school, community, and world around them!
- Our doors open at 7:00 for all car rider. They will be able to eat and then remain in the cafeteria till 7:30.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off.
- Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car rider sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Lions ROAR to so much more!
Message from the Principal...
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and feasting. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your families.
This first half of year has come and gone in a flash...but not without lots of learning and laughs. As your child grows each year, new expectations for learning are set and supported within the classrooms. Students rise to the new expectations with a wide range of different supports. I encourage you to utilize parent access to view current grades. If you ever have a question, know that we are here to help in any way. Please reach out to your child's teacher and together we can provide the best learning.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child,
Dates to Remember
11/29-12/6- Guidance Lessons within Library rotation
12/2-Picture Retakes (last chance for yearbook picture)
12/3-Jolly Jingle Day (PTA sponsored)
12/6-12/13- Book Fair
12/7- Literacy Night 5:30-7:00
12/7-12/10-Holiday Shop (PTA sponsored)
12/14- Choir Concert @ 6:30
12/15-Grinch Day (dress as your favorite character)
12/16- Polar Express...students can wear PJs to school
12/16- Pride Awards @ 8:00
12/17- Winter Breakfast Celebration @ 8:30 (all grades) & Early Release at 12:05
Winter Celebration Breakfast on December 17th
All grade levels will begin at 8:30.
- One adult per child may attend. No siblings at this time. We want to make sure we have plenty of room.
- Pre-register using this link. https://forms.gle/kmmau6FBPgwEt67t6
- All attending must pre-register or register at the door.
- We will have badges sent home to you.
- Students who are leaving with a parent must check out in the classroom on the sign out sheet provided.
Lion's Den Donations
Our den is full of board games, arts/crafts, puzzles, books, foosball, air hockey, electronics, and more! We continue to add to our den. If you have new or gently used items, we are accepting donations. High request items are school appropriate video games, gaming systems, arcade games, board games, dry erase markers, comfy chairs, paint, paint brushes, fun lighting, books, etc. If you choose to donate, please drop the item/s at the front door and label them “Lion's Den.” We can’t wait for our students to enjoy!!
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R.O.A.R. Character Education Program
R.O.A.R. stands for Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility! This year, we will have a new way to dive deep into our character education at Wilkinson. Each month, we will have a specific “focus” for the month that helps students to dig a little deeper into ways they can show Respect, Optimism, Acceptance and Responsibility.
Here are all of the concepts we’ve learned so far this school year.
September: Being in Control
October: Decision Making
November: Problem Solving
In December, we will review ALL of these concepts and help students to understand how they are all connected. First, they learned how to be aware of their own thoughts, feelings and actions. Then, they learned what they can do to stay in control of those words and actions. The knowledge of these two skills is important to build the foundation for making positive decisions for themselves, understanding how their decisions can affect others and solving problems they encounter (on their own and with others).
Please take some time to talk to your students about what they’ve learned and how they can apply what they’ve learned at home and at school.
If your family is in need of assistance for Christmas time, please complete the form below. If resources are available, I will reach out to you with more information. Please keep an eye on your email, text messages, and voicemails to receive information. With some organizations, turnaround times may be quick, so a quick response from you, if needed, will be helpful.
21-22 Assistance Form <-- Click here!
Completing this form does not guarantee assistance, but it helps me to find possible resources available. If you've already completed this form at some point this school year, you do not need to complete it again.
Watch DOGS are back!!!!
Calling all father figures...now is your time. We are excited to welcome back our Watch DOGS. Watch this video from our Top DOG, Alan Armstrong.
Use this link to sign up for a day!
Make sure to go on the CISD Website and complete the Volunteer application for this school year.
"How To" use the SSO to access SORA and Destiny Discover for eBooks
All students have access to ebooks through their SSO. Take a minute to watch this video from Mrs. Hiser.
We will be opening for a limited number of visitors during our lunches. We will use a Sign up to reserve (up to 2) visitors per student. We ask that you only sign up once every 3 weeks to allow for all families to share this opportunity. Please use this link to sign up for Lunch Visitors. We are going to start small, with one week published to be able to adapt and change things after the 1st week. After that, we will publish 3 weeks at a time. The link will be the same for the year and will be posted on our website for quick reference.
Make sure that you sign up under the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you! When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 6 adults total per grade level per day. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are only accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 17. All students will need to have a referral and parent survey submitted during this window (10-1-2021 to 12-17-2021). You may use the links below to access the forms, request a copy from the front office, or the assessment coach (Megan Caldwell). You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.
PTA News and Events
To join Wilkinson PTA, please go to joinpta.org.
12/3 Jolly Jingle Day with Santa pics and Build-a-Holiday Character
12/6-12/13 Book Fair (Click here to set up e-Wallet
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=wilkinsonelementary) If you are able to volunteer, please follow the link for the sign-up sheet: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45a8a92da75-book. Thank you so much for supporting the Wilkinson Library!
12/7-12/10 Holiday Shop sponsored by PTA (Volunteer sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA9A82AA6F4C70-wilkinson)
Eat Breakfast at School!
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is free for this school year.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.
We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.
Second Meal Prices:
Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....
Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.
Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Conroe Independent School District
The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.