Bear Cub Bulletin

Monthly Wilmore Elementary Communication for Families

June Edition 2022


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Message from Ms. Thompson

We hope you have enjoyed time away from the typical hustle and bustle of the school year! We've enjoyed interacting with the Bear Cubs that are participating in Elevate. It has been a jam packed summer of learning, exploring the arts, and old fashioned fun. The last day of Elevate is Friday, June 24th.

This summer we will come to a neighborhood near you to enjoy Popsicles with the Principals. Come as a family and enjoy some sweet treats, yard games, and collect some books for summer reading.

Popsicles with the Principals Dates:

Wilmore Elementary Intermediate Playground on Tuesday, June 28th from 5:30-6:15

Grinder Court on Tuesday, June 28th from 6:30-7:00

High Bridge Park on Wednesday, July 6th from 5:30-6:30

Kalas Village Playground on Monday, July 11th from 5:45-6:45

Kinlaw Park on Thursday, July 14th from 6:00-7:00

We sent home the Summer Slide resources and our iReady Summer Challenge with students one of the last days of school. We encourage all students to create a routine to engage their brains in continued learning this summer. Learn more below about how you can support your Bear Cub and prevent the "summer slide".

Please continue reading this month's edition of the Bear Cub Bulletin to learn more about family events and upcoming opportunities to connect with our school and community.

Our office ours this summer will be Monday-Friday 8:00-1:00. If you need to set up an appointment, you can call us at (859) 858-3134 or you can email me and I will make sure someone is in the office to support you.


We look forward to seeing you soon!


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You're Invited: Spray and Play Event at Wilmore Elementary

Join the Wilmore Fire Department and Wilmore Parks and Recreation at Wilmore Elementary on Tuesday, June 21st from 2:00-3:00 in the back parking lot at the Spray and Play event for free family fun!
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June is...


National Safety Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

National Soul Food Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

National Scoliosis Awareness Month

National Pollinators Month

National Oceans Month

Great Outdoors Month

  • June 1 - Say Something Nice Day

  • June 1 - National Heimlich Maneuver Day

  • June 1 - World Milk Day

  • June 3 - World Bicycle Day

  • June 6 - D-Day

  • June 7 - Daniel Boone Day

  • June 8 - National Best Friend’s Day

  • June 12-18 National Flag Week

    • June 14 - Flag Day

  • June 14 - World Blood Donor Day

  • June 17 - National Eat Your Vegetables Day

  • June 18 - National Go Fishing Day

  • June 19 - Father’s Day

  • June 19 - Juneteenth

  • June 20 - World Refugee Day

  • June 30 - End of Fiscal Year for Schools

💥 Kids Books Read Aloud: Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper - juneteenth for mazie read aloud
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Preventing the Summer Slide

Help your child find unique ways to engage in hands-on, mind-on learning this summer. Kids deserve to step away from the daily routines and structures of school to enjoy being a kid, but they can still engage in meaningful conversations, explore their environment, and read books or listen to audiobooks this summer.

Here is a link to the Summer Slide resources we shared with your students prior to the last day of school. These activities are not required, but encouraged.

We encourage you to connect with the Jessamine County Public Library for additional summer learning opportunities.

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

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

  • JCS Online Registration is now open (new and existing families must enroll online)
  • Last Day of Elevate on Friday, June 24th
  • Jessamine County Paint the Town Event, June 23rd
  • Wilmore Elementary and Grinder Court Popsicles with the Principals on Tuesday, June 28th
  • Wilmore 4th of July Parade on Monday, July 4th
  • High Bridge Park Popsicles with the Principal on Wednesday, July 6th
  • Kalas Village Playground Popsicles with the Principals on Monday, July 11th
  • Kinlaw Park Popsicles with the Principals on Thursday, July 14th
  • First Day of School for Students on Wednesday, August 10th


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Paint the Town Application

This is an awesome opportunity for our students to showcase their talents for this year's Jessamine County Paint the Town!

Here is the application:

Painting date will be Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Blue Building at City/County Park, Park Drive, Nicholasville, KY.

  • One application, painting on one side per household.
  • All supplies will be provided.
  • Artful banners please. No obscene words, images or advertising.
  • Banners will become the property of “Paint the Town.”
  • Limited number of banners. Participants on first come basis.
  • You will be contacted to confirm your participation.

Applications turned in to the County Judge/Executive’s Office,
101 North Main Street, Nicholasville, KY.

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Jessamine County Public Library: Summer Learning

Explore an Ocean of Possibilities with JCPL!

From June 6-July 24, read books, attend library programs, and enter to win prizes.

Children’s Reading Log

Teen Reading Log

Adult Reading Log

Safety at School

Prevention and preparation are key to making our schools as safe as possible and responding

effectively in an emergency. A number of our safety measures are more apparent, including

locked exterior doors, secure entry vestibules, and School Resource Officers on our campuses.

Please read the following message shared by Superintendent Matt Moore with all district staff and families following the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. We will work with district, school, and local officals to continue safety protocols and ensure all preventative measures are in place at Wilmore Elementary.

Examples of other steps that may be less obvious include locked classroom doors, video

monitoring, student drills, staff training, safety exercises, and simulations conducted jointly with

law enforcement. Other factors, from building design, to mental health services, and efforts to

build and maintain a positive culture in our schools, focus on the safety and well-being of our

students and staff. Just recently, we met with our law enforcement and emergency services

partners to review our emergency procedures and discuss improvements and revisions.

If you would like more information on how to provide support for children who are processing

this and other violent events, here are two resources that might help:

Talking to Children about Violence

How to Talk to Children about Shootings: An Age-by-Age Guide.

School safety is a shared responsibility and our greatest priority. Thank you for your partnership

and for entrusting your child to our care.

June and July Summer Meals Information and Details

Here is the Summer Meals Flyer for JCS. Below are some details included in the flyer.

LUNCH Locations open to anyone 18 & under

From Tuesday, May 31 - Thursday, June 24, the following locations are open for any child 18 & under to eat lunch from 1:00-1:30 pm.

  • Nicholasville Elementary, 414 West Maple St.

  • Red Oak Elementary, 921 Union Mill Rd.

  • Warner Elementary, 821 Wilmore Rd.

  • West Jessamine Middle School, 1400 Wilmore Rd.

  • Wilmore Elementary, 150 Campground Ln.

Lunch is available to anyone 18 & under at these locations. Child must be present to receive meal. Meals must be eaten at the location (sorry, meals may not be taken off-site).

LUNCH Locations open to anyone 18 & under

LUNCH will be available at these locations Monday - Friday, June 27 - July 29

(no meals on Monday, July 4) 1:00-1:30 pm

  • Warner Elementary, 821 Wilmore Rd.

  • Wilmore Elementary, 150 Campground Ln.

Lunch is available to anyone 18 & under at these locations.

Child must be present to receive meal.

Meals must be eaten at the location (sorry, meals may not be taken off-site).

Additional Information

Meal accommodations will be available to students with a documented disability or medical condition requiring a special meal or accommodation if a “Special Dietary Needs Form” is completed by the child’s physician and returned to JCS Food Service Director.

  • Please notify JCS Food Service office in advance of the meal site where meal is to be served.

(form is available on Food Service page of Jessamine Co. Schools website).

Please follow “Jessamine Co. Food Service” on our Facebook page for additional information.

Questions? Call Jessamine Co. Food Service Office at 859-887-9274 ext. 4204
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Congratulations to our New Parent/Guardian SBDM Representatives and our New PTO President

Welcome to our Site Based Decision Making Council, Kayleigh Adams and Andrea Sexten. We are excited for them to be a voice for families and advocate for decisions that will ensure a positive learning environment at Wilmore Elementary School. They will begin their two year term in July 2022. The July council meeting will be on Wednesday, July 6th at 3:15 in our library. SBDM Meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join and learn more and participate in discussions and decisions regarding the betterment of our school.

Congratulations to Amber Kennoy, serving as our new PTO President, Sarah Vickey the Vice President and Robert Chafin who will serve as the Treasurer! We are excited for their leadership and looking forward to growing our PTO volunteers and fundraising opportunities. Please join us at the next PTO meeting to learn more about how you can get involved on Thursday, July 14th at 3:00.

If you are looking for a way to get involved and advocate for your students and invest in our school community, please reach out to

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2022-2023 school-year. Visit the JCS website for additional details and the link to complete online registration.

Mark your calendars for our second annual, Storybook Walk for incoming Kindergarten students and families. Incoming Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to meet Wilmore staff members, including 1st grade teachers, and explore our campus on Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00-7:00. We will share additional information in the upcoming weeks.

JCS Online Registration in Now Open

Online Registration is now OPEN! Current JCS Families: ALL current JCS Families will need to complete Online Registration for your child(ren).

All students, whether they are new to Jessamine County or an existing student, must complete online registration. Please be sure to choose the correct school year!

Existing Families CLICK HERE to begin.

Existing Families (Students Who Have Previously Attended JCS)

Login to your Parent Portal, then on the bottom left side, locate the “Online Household Registration” link under "More." Once you click this link, begin following the onscreen instructions for registration. Please be sure to choose the correct school year!

New Families CLICK HERE to begin.

Please note that your child's registration will NOT BE FINALIZED until we have the necessary paperwork.


  • Proof of residency - you may not register without approved proof of residency. Please see this list for acceptable forms of proof
  • A copy of your child's official birth certificate (with state seal)
  • If applicable, court documents showing you have educational rights.
  • Immunization certificate (must be on a Kentucky form)
  • Physical certificate (must be on a Kentucky form)


Site Based Minority Council Member

We value parent and community involvement and would love to have all cultures, backgrounds, 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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Community Connections: City County Park

City/County Park is a community park offering over 10 acres of green space and roads for walking and recreation. There is also a small walking track around the large playground with swing sets. The Park is also home to the Jessamine County Road Department, the Jessamine County Animal Shelter, and the Jessamine County Fairgrounds.

Check out the Amenities at City County Park here.

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.