Sunday, November 21-Newsletter for the Wilder Community
Welcome to Week 12!
Greetings Wilder Family,
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time to gather with family and friends and to be thankful for our many blessings. On behalf of the Wilder staff, I want to thank you for your continued support and the opportunity to serve your family! Henrico County Public Schools will be closed November 24-26 in observance of the holiday. We have asked teachers and staff to unplug until our return on Monday, November 29. Our students are also encouraged to spend the holiday relaxing, playing, and making memories!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 😊
Day 1/Day 2 Schedule for Week 12 and Week 13
11/29, 12/1, 12/3-Day 2
11/30 & 12/2-Day 1
Wilder Middle School Book Fair EXTENDED to November 23!
The Book Fair is coming soon! Every purchase from the Book Fair earns rewards for our school!
Families, you can send order payments in a sealed envelope with your child to school. Please include your child's name, a list of items to purchase, and your desired form of payment. Your student should turn in the sealed envelope to the library by 8:30 am and the order will be filled by the end of the school day. NOTE: there may be shipping delays when placing online orders, so purchasing items in person is recommended. Here is a letter that explains more about this year's program and you can click here to visit the website!
Specialty Center Open House Dates!
Advance College Academy for Business Administration, Highland Springs
Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
Advance College Academy for Social Sciences, Tucker
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021
Center for Allied Health and Human Services, Hermitage
Monday, Dec. 6, 2021
Center for Communications and Media Relations, Varina
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
Center for Education and Human Development, Glen Allen
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
Center for Engineering, Highland Springs
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
Center for Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Varina
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
Center for Humanities, Hermitage
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
Center for Information Technology, Deep Run
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021
Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics, Freeman
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021
Center for Spanish Language, Tucker
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
Center for the Arts, Henrico HS
Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
International Baccalaureate programs, Henrico HS
Monday, Nov. 1, 2021
International Baccalaureate programs, J.R. Tucker HS
Wednesday Nov. 10, 2021
The Todd A. Phillips Center for Medical Sciences, Godwin
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021
*All open house sessions start at 7:00 pm, and will be in-person at each of our high schools.
Wolverine Weekend Kits
The Wilder community is so fortunate to have two partners this year who want to assist our students with weekend snacks and meals. Thanks to Anointed New Life Baptist Church and St. Andrews UMC, beginning in November, we will be able to offer Wolverine Weekend Kits! These kits will be available on a limited basis and are dependent upon community donations. For more information and to request a Wolverine Weekend Kit when they are available, please read and complete this brief form: http://tiny.cc/wmsweekendkit
Guardians must approve that their scholar is allowed to receive a Weekend Kit prior to receiving one. If you’d like to assist with filling our Community Closet with donations to help make these kits available, check out our Amazon wish list for shopping ideas: http://tiny.cc/wmswishlist
For questions, more information, or if you need additional assistance, contact Mrs. Clarke at: email@example.com or (804) 335-7088-call or text.
Help Celebrate Wilder's Staff
The PTSA is providing a meal on Dec 6 to celebrate Wilder staff! We're looking for help with sides, drinks, and plasticware. Please take a look at the signup and see if you can help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaca62ca46-wilder
Shop and Give Back
Grocery shopping for Thanksgiving at Kroger or Publix? Buying gifts on Amazon for the holidays? Wilder can benefit from your regular shopping! All you have to do is enroll in Kroger Community Rewards, Publix Partners, and/or use AmazonSmile for your Amazon shopping after designating the Wilder PTSA as your charitable organization! Learn more on our website. https://wilderptsa.org/get-involved/#shop
Matching Gifts to Support Wilder
Did you donate to the Wilder PTSA? See if your employer does matching gifts! You can double and sometimes triple your impact to our PTSA simply by submitting a matching gift form.
Consult your HR department for your company's matching gift process.
Weekly COVID Cases 11/15-11/23
It is important that students attend school each day and arrive on time to ensure they are receiving all of their instruction. Please see below for important information regarding attendance.
· School starts at 8:05 each day. Students are considered tardy if they arrive at 8:30 or later.
· Notify the school by calling the front office at (804) 515-1100 if your child will be absent from school. If we are not notified of an absence, your child will be marked absent unexcused automatically.
· Our attendance team regularly monitors student attendance. Families of students with five or more unexcused absences will be required to meet to develop a support plan for attendance.
· If there is anything we can do to support your efforts in making sure your child is at school every day, please reach out to your child’s school counselor or our Family Advocate, Mrs. Clarke!