Principal's Newsletter

March 17, 2023

A Message from Mr. Miller

Greetings Wildcat Families,

Another great week is in the books, and we are heading full steam ahead towards Spring Break. We want to remind everyone that if your child is absent, only a note from a doctor will be excused. This time of year, many have planned vacations and we usually get questions regarding absences.

We are also quickly approaching the end of the 3rd Quarter. Remember to check your ParentVue to stay abreast of grade changes and proactively reach out to your child's teachers with questions.

Have a wonderful weekend!


William Miller, Principal


MCAP Scores are in. Use the directions below to access your child's information.
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Fifth Grade Transition Proofs

Attention 5th grade families. In order for your child's schedule to be finalized for 6th grade, I need two new current proofs of domicile. Please see the list of approved proofs of domicile below. This year we are holding a special 5th grade only dance for all students' I receive approved proofs of domicile for. Several tickets have already been awarded and are posted in classrooms. You may send in your proofs of domicile, upload them on Parent Vue or email them to me at Please call with any questions.

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Active Parenting Class

The Parents' Place of Maryland is offering this wonderful class to parents free of charge. We are aware that this class is for parents of 13-18 year olds but know that most of our students have older siblings. We encourage everyone who can to take advantage of this class.
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Yearbook Sale Coming to an End

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World Down Syndrome Day

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Go Green Tip of the Week

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Charles County Parks and Rec

  • Craft and More Fair is looking for Vendors: Come sell your unique, handcrafted items or products at our upcoming Crafts & More Fair! Rental spaces are 10' and pre-marked by staff. Vendors may start set-up at 7 a.m. All vendor stations must be set up by no later than 9:30 a.m. Vendors will not be allowed entry after 9:30 a.m. Vendors are limited to two people per rental space and are required to stay for the entire event. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs (and tents if desired). Electricity is not available. All items being sold must be washed/clean. To offer a diverse selection of products, we will be placing a limit on the number of vendors allowed per company (LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etc.) Pre-registration is required.
  • Little Explorers Space Adventures: Come discover the great unknowns of space! Learn about gravity, solar systems, astronaut life, and so much more. Program will also have a special guest presenter from NASA to teach our little explorers about shuttles and rockets.
    • participation required)
    • Ages 6-10

Upcoming Events

March 20-MESA

March 20-DI

March 20-Robotics

March 21-Rock Your Socks in Observation of World Down Syndrome Day

March 22-5th Grade Math Meeting

March 23-Just Say No

Student Illness

According to the CCPS Endemic SOP, revised August 17, 2022, “students who are sick or sent home from school must remain out the day of illness plus at least 24 hours. The student should be symptom-free without using symptom-treating medication for at least 24 hours.” If you have student-specific questions, please call Ms. Buntz, school nurse.

William B. Wade Elementary

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).