Wickham Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - Friday, May 22nd 2020

Message From Principal Daubs

LOTS of information in this newsletter!

Upcoming Dates:

May 27th and 28th - Pick-Up of Student Items (see below for times/information)

May 27th - Sixth Grade Virtual Graduation (see email from 6th grade teachers)

May 29th - Step-Up Day (see information below)

Students will have access to Lexia/Dreambox until August 14th! Keep using those resources along with reading/math workbooks!

Student Items... Pick Up

Directions for Pick Up on May 27th (1:00pm-6:00pm) and May 28th (8:00am-11:00am)

  • Follow the typical car line path
  • Remain in your vehicle
  • Hold up a VISIBLE sign with student/s last name
  • A staff member will bring items to you
  • If you have anything to return, please have it bagged up and ready to hand to the staff member

Due to the number of families picking things up and construction at the building, we are asking that you drive not walk or bike to the building. Thanks in advance!

IF you have a school device at home that you are using, please keep that device until the fall.

Yearbooks will be with student items!

Families are able to pick up for other families that are not able to make it during the listed days/times above - just add names to your VISIBLE signs!

May 29th...Step-Up Day!!!!

Families - On Friday, May 29th we will be hosting a virtual Step-Up Day! Please see the schedule below. We are excited to share 2020-21 homeroom placements!

9:00am - Email will be sent to families that will contain the homeroom teacher name and Zoom invite.

9:15am - Students entering 1st and 2nd grade will Zoom with their new teacher and classmates

9:30am - Students entering 3rd and 4th grade will Zoom with their new teacher and classmates

9:45am - Students entering 5th and 6th grade will Zoom with their new teacher and classmates (students will have multiple teachers but will only Zoom on this day with their homeroom teacher)

Below are current sections and teachers at each grade level. Numbers OFTEN change over the summer and teacher adjustments will be made, if needed, based on summer enrollment changes.

**If 4th grade remains at 64 or drops, this could become a two section class based on district WRAM (weighted resource allocation model)**

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Classroom Corner

Please continue using Lexia/Dreambox! These will be available through August 14th!

Workbook Recommended Assignments

ICCSD Student Enrichment Opportunities

Daily Schedule - If you are interested in utilizing a daily schedule with your K-6 student, please consider this suggestion.

Reading Challenge - Our teacher librarians have created a fun reading challenge for our students.

A Message from Mrs. Wattiez

Hello Wickham families,

I wanted to reach out to you this week to continue to provide some additional resources and activities that you can access. These resources and activities can be used from Kindergarten through sixth grade.

This week I wanted to provide another activity related to emotions. Identifying our emotions is an important skill to have and is something we spend time learning and practicing in each grade during counseling lessons. Whether we are feeling happy, sad, disappointed or mad we give many clues to the emotion our faces. Knowing how we feel and how others feel can help us make safe and respectful choices. The activity for this week is called Draw the Emotion. Follow with the directions below with a separate piece of paper or click this link to have a printable and easy to read version.

Draw the Emotion

You can click the above link, print this on paper or use a blank sheet of paper and draw the feeling faces yourself.

Create a face for each emotion listed below. Be creative! Once you have drawn each feeling write something that makes you feel that emotion. Show off your work at home when you finish!


Something that makes me feel happy::


Something that makes me feel disappointed:


Something that makes me feel frustrated:


Something that makes me feel angry:


Something that makes me feel worried:


Something that makes me feel excited:

In addition, I wanted to remind you that I continue to be available to provide support. I am available by email at wattiez.mallory@iowacityschools.org. I also use the app TalkingPoints which can translate messages between us and go directly to your phone via SMS. If you would like to talk with me using TalkingPoints, you can download the parent app and use the code RPTEQK to join my class “Mrs. W- Counseling.”

~Mrs. Wattiez, Wickham School Counselor

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School Nutrition

Meals will continue to be served through the month of May

Click here for the full schedule and list of meal pick-up sites.

Buildings and Grounds Closures

All District schools, buildings, playgrounds, and outdoor facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Non-discrimination Statement

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.

Wickham Elementary

Amber Daubs, Principal