Wickham Elementary Newsletter

September 10th, 2021

Message From Principal Daubs

Students have been challenged to read 40 books this school year! See the family letter below. They will bring home a tracking sheet by the end of next week!
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School Pictures- September 13th!!

The link to order school pictures is below. Students will also be bringing home paper copies of the order form.


http://halverson-photography.hhimagehost.com/2021FallWickhamElem

Attendance Information

If your student will not be at school please make sure to let the office know. You can call the office at 319-688-1175 and leave a voicemail if no one answers or email

gilbert.sommer@iowacityschools.org and mcdonnell.karleen@iowacityschools.org

One Book Two Book


2022 Student writing submission process

Students in grades 1-8 in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor area school districts, or home school students in those equivalent grades, are encouraged to submit one page of writing for the 2022 One Book Two Book festival from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. This can be any type of writing: story, essay, poem, song lyric, graphic novel page, etc. The piece must be an original work, written this school year, and in polished form – ready for publication. It should be on one side of an 8.5x11 page. It can be single spaced, but must be at least 12-pt. and in Times or equivalent font. The page should have margins of 1” on each side. Submissions that are longer than one page will not be considered.

The student’s name should be in the top right corner of the piece. The piece must have a title or be labeled “Untitled.” On the separate Student Submission Cover Form, the following information is required: Student name, grade, school, parent or guardian’s name and contact e-mail and phone number. This form is attached. In addition, it can be found as a Google Doc at

http://bit.ly/OneBookTwoBook. This can be filled out and saved as part of a document along with the submission.

Student work, including the cover sheet, must be submitted to the City of Literature by Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. They can be mailed to City of Literature, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240; or e-mailed as a Microsoft Word attachment or PDF to info@iowacityofliterature.org. If using Google Docs, the submission also can be shared with info@iowacityofliterature.org (Please be sure to set your Google Docs sharing settings so that we can view your submission). The file name should include the student’s school, grade and name (e.g. Hoover-4-HannahSmith or Garner-6-JasonJones). If using Google Docs, please download the file as either a Microsoft Word or PDF document. If the submission is handwritten or drawn, either scan and email a PDF or mail the original. Originals will be held for one month after the festival; it is the guardian’s responsibility to follow up if it should be returned.

The student work will be judged by a team from ACT in Iowa City. Recognized students will be honored at a “Write Out Loud” event during One Book Two Book in February 2022. Two grade level winners will be chosen, one in each of the following categories:

“The Write Stuff”: For language, clarity, structure, and emotional impact.

“From the Heart”: For creativity, passion, and expressiveness.

These students will be invited to read their winning submissions. In addition, a percentage of all students whose submissions are deemed to be of outstanding quality also will be honored with a “certificate of distinction.” They also will be invited to attend the “Write Out Loud” event.

All recognized students will receive certificates and prizes at the event.

The grade-level prize winners will have their work published in a booklet available at the festival.

Questions? Contact John Kenyon with the City of Literature office at (319) 356-5245 or john kenyon@iowacityofliterature.org.

Volunteer Opportunities!

We love our volunteers and are always looking for more people to help out! There are many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer at school.

At this time the district is not allowing volunteers into the building, but we would like parents who are interested to complete the form now so that you will be ready to volunteer when we can welcome you back into the building.


https://iowacity.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1605

Health Office Clothing

As we start the year we are in need of some clothing for our health office borrower's closet. If you have any gently used clothes in size 8 or larger we would love to have them.

Important Dates!!

September 13th: School Pictures


September 16th: No School


October 4th: No School

Non Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Tabor.Jeremy@iowacityschools.org.
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