Bear Cub Bulletin

Monthly Wilmore Elementary Communication for Families

February Edition 2022


Message from Ms. Thompson

This month our school has enjoyed diving into Black History Month celebrations through research and projects. Each grade level is focusing on different groups of Americans who have had a positive impact on our nation through the years by sharing their talent of writing, sports, interventions, music and advocating for others.

Here are the research assignments for each grade level:

First grade- Athletes

Second grade- Inventors

Third grade- influential people (presidents, politicians, etc)

Fourth grade- Authors

Fifth grade- Musicians

Ask your child what he/she has learned this month! We will showcase research and project on Dojo and our Social Media pages.

This month we are celebrating kindness week from February 14th-18th. Our theme for Kindness Week is "Bee Kind". With this we will be creating a "hive of kindness" as a wall display outside the counseling office. Students will be encouraged to practice one act of kindness each day and participate in a gratitude journal throughout the week. Ask your student how they were kind in the month of February and invite them to do something kind in the neighborhood as well.

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.


Phone: (859)858-3134


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Power Up! Jessamine County Public Library Reading Challenge

Check out the Power Up! Jessamine County Public Library Challenge that we are participating in as a school to encourage reading outside of school of the school day.

Here is the Reading Log that your student can use to track their out of school reading. They are challenged to read 500 minutes from now until March 22nd. Students must turn in their logs to school by March 22nd.

Students who read 300 minutes and track it on their log in 20 minute increments earn a FREE BOOK from JCPL! Additional minutes on their log equates additional prizes. Every 100 minutes of reading will earn your student a chance to win the grade prize of $50 Amazon Gift Card!

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Speak Up Technology Survey

What is the Speak Up survey?

The purpose of the survey is to inform our technology plan, and Ed Tech initiatives across the district. We will use the data to help district leaders and teachers better understand the student perspective and situation with technology. The results of the survey will give up information and action steps to remove barriers for students and teachers inside the classroom. The goal is to leverage technology as a tool as it actually relates to students and their success.

This data is vital feedback to help us know the direction of technology. Especially, when it pertains to our technology plans.

MAJOR INCENTIVE FOR WILMORE ELEMENTARY: Schools that meets these three percentages, will be entered to win one of three 75" ClearTouch interactive boards.

How are our goals as it comes to participants of the survey for the Jessamine County Schools?

  • 60% of Teachers taking the Survey

  • 60% of Students taking the Survey

  • 30% of Families Taking the survey

Please help Wilmore Elementary meet our goal of at least 30% family participation:


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Health Point Clinic

Healthpoint School-Based Health Clinics

The Jessamine County School District partners with Healthpoint Family Care to provide School Based Health Clinics on school grounds where students and staff can go for comprehensive medical care. These school clinics are staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner, Tara Curtsinger, who has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 10 years and has a passion for taking care of children.

School Based Health Services provided include:

Well child exams, school physicals, sports physicals

Sick visits, injuries, prescriptions


Assistance in management of chronic illness (i.e. Asthma,

Constipation, High blood pressure, etc)

Providing and/or connecting students with mental health


Vision screenings

The School Based Health Centers accept all KY Medicaid as well as many private insurances and offer an affordable option for uninsured patients.

See the clinic schedule below (Students/staff may visit any location) and contact your school nurse for more information or to make an appointment.

HealthPoint Clinic Schedule (2021-2022)

Monday 8:00am-11:30am Red Oak Elem

12:30pm-3:30pm East Jessamine Middle

Tuesday 8:00am-11:30am Jess Early Learn Village

12:30pm-3:30pm West Jessamine Middle

Thursday 8:00 am-11:30am Nicholasville Elem

12:30pm-3:30pm Brookside Elem


5th Grade Electives: If you or someone you know in the community has a talent or passion to share with students one hour each week, reach out to Ms. Thompson.

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

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

  • TWOS-day (02/22/22) Celebration on Tuesday, February 22nd (school-wide celebration to celebrate a unique day in our calendar)
  • 4th Grade 4H Demonstration Day on Wednesday, February 23rd (Unfortunately, we still cannot invite vistors/guests in our building)
  • SBDM March Meeting (Wednesday, March 2nd at 3:15 in the library)
  • Please complete the Speak Up Survey to help us work toward earning a FREE Clear Touch Viewboard: English Family Survey, Spanish Family Survey
  • Check out our WES Board Presentation to see celebrations and next steps as a staff and school community that we shared with the Board of Education on Monday, February 14th.
  • PTO Meeting (planning for Spring Fling) on Wednesday, March 17th at 3:15.
  • 3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards Sent Home on Thursday, March 17th.
  • Spring Arts and Student Showcase:Evening with the Arts on Thursday, March 17th
  • Spring Break: March 28th-April 1st

Don't forget to bring your ID inside school with you when you need to pick up a student. In the future, when volunteers and visitors are invited back into the building with students, we will require your ID then as well. We are using Raptor Technologies as part of our JCS safety protocols. This protocol is in place every day, so we will ask for your ID every time that you visit the school.

Home and Family Connections: Math At Home

Thanks for joining us at Family Math Night. We loved seeing and hearing math discussions through games, projects, and art. Our iReady data shows that math, specifically geometry and data/measurement, are areas of growth throughout our school. Let's work together to overcome those challenges and make learning fun at home too.

Here are some quick links to ideas you can explore as a family in the world of math:

28 Card Games that Turn Students into Aces

If you need playing cards, please reach out to Ms. Hobgood. We gave them away during Math Night and have extras for families that were unable to attend.

7 Card Games for Upper Elementary to Enhance Math Skills

Math At Home Resources for All Ages

Greg Tang Math Games


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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.

Copy of COVID-19 Vaccine Card Needed for Students

If your student gets the Covid-19 vaccine, a copy of the vaccination card needs to be sent to the school nurse as soon as possible. Upon receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, it is important to remember that the student is not considered FULLY vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second shot!

Give Back Every Time You Shop at Kroger!

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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.