The Wilmot Word: 04-14-22

Reminder - No School Tomorrow, April 15

A Great Week at Wilmot!!

This was a short but busy week. The highlight of the week was our first ever Wilmot choir concert held last night. Ms. Georges and the choir did a great job performing songs such as The Papaya Song, This is Me, and Banana! The students had a great time and were all smiles as they performed for parents and guests.


Wilmot students were also featured in the Deerfield Patch. Click here to see a wonderful article about the fifth-grade robotics program.

Wilmot is Turning 175!

175th Logo Contest

This week we let our students know that Wilmot is turning 175 years old! This is a special anniversary called a demisemiseptcentennial. We are inviting students in grades K-4 to help kick off our celebration by creating a special logo to honor our 175th anniversary. We will use this logo on various displays next year. Students are invited to submit a logo idea through Friday 4/22/22. we will collect all submissions in the front office. Students and staff will participate in voting for the winning logo once all of the design entries are turned in.


Entries can be hand-drawn, or created on a computer, printed, and glued onto the entry form. Please use the link below which will make a copy of the entry on Google Drawing.


https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1JYetjX2f4m6rdVmQzwyMH1AcD2g_MEsbnwnvomvd8Zc/copy


Mrs. Dubin also has entry forms available outside the art room.


Check out the video below to learn more about our Logo Contest!

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It's Time To Order School Supplies for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Starting today, April 14th, families are welcome to order school supply kits through the North Shore Coalition website. North Shore Coalition is a division of the Riverside Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) IL non-profit that provides vocational, residential, and recreational services to people with developmental disabilities. Please click the link below to order school supplies for Kindergarten-5th grade. As a reminder, assignment notebooks are required for all 4th and 5th-grade students. All supply kits must be ordered by June 1.


Thank you for supporting the PTO and North Shore Coalition!

Save the Date - Kindergarten Music Concert - May 24

  • The kindergarten music concert will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:20 am. Parents and guests will join us during the day for a virtual concert. The evening concert will be held in person. More information will be shared soon.

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.

CHASING CHILDHOOD: A DPS 109 COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

As part of our district's vision to develop students that are emotionally resilient, socially skilled, and academically prepared, DPS 109 invites our community, alongside our teachers, staff, and district administrators to watch the documentary "Chasing Childhood" and attend an optional discussion session on Tuesday, May 3rd.


The documentary will be available to watch on demand between April 21st and May 3rd for up to 1,000 people. Watch your inbox next Thursday for a link to the film and a link to sign up for the community discussion.

PTO Corner

Last Chance for the Square 1 Fundraiser! The Order Deadline is Monday, 4/18!


The Square 1 fundraiser is a great way to support Wilmot School while creating a lasting keepsake of your child’s artwork. Orders will be received in early May so just in time for a great Mother’s Day gift! If you have lost your brochure for ordering, you can search for your student’s artwork by name on the Square 1 website. https://www.square1art.com/


Please reach out with any questions to Courtney Resnick, courtney.n.gray@gmail.com or Jenna Cohen, jennacohen618@gmail.com


This fundraiser runs every other year, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support Wilmot Elementary School! Thank you so much for your support!

SHIELD Testing

We have resumed our normal Shield Testing schedule will continue to test on Thursday mornings.


IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO FILL OUT THE SHIELD CONSENT FORM please

log in to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact Kelly Mitchell (kmitchell@dps109.org) with any Family Access questions.


IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO OPT OUT OF A WEEK OF TESTING…

  • Click here to fill out the required Google Form by 8:00 am each Wednesday (the day prior to Thursday testing):

Save the Date

  • Friday, April 15
    • No school
  • Monday, April 18
    • Orders are due for the Square 1 Student Art Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, April 27
    • Administrative Professionals' Day