Kyle R. Wilson Elementary

April 2017

Principal's Message

Dear KWES Families,

We had many great events this past month. Our PTO put on an awesome movie night. We had over 100 families participate! Thank you to all our wonderful families that always come out and support our school. We also had a great turn out at the All-American Steakhouse earlier in the month! Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America week was a huge success followed by an enjoyable Community Read Day. We had so many honorary members of all branches of the military, police officers, and community dignitaries read in our classrooms. Our students truly enjoyed listening to all the stories!

We had a two-week long READ-A-THON challenge. Congratulations to the following classrooms that had the most minutes read: Ms. Holbrook, Ms. Dukeman, Ms. Michniak Ms. Parsons, Mrs. Williams, and Ms. Reighard’s classes! These classes raised the most money: Mrs. Wehrmann, Ms. Dukeman, Ms. Michniak, Ms. Scott, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Reighard’s classes. Thank you for an amazing job reading and supporting our school!

Lastly, the County Art Show was last Saturday at Colgan HS. Mrs. Tice, our art teacher, put on a beautiful display of artwork for KWES. We had several KWES students showcasing their creative masterpieces!


Thank you to Ms. Chennis and my great 5th grade team for a wonderful Science Fair. Our 5th graders did a great job displaying what they knew about science. Below were our first place winners by category. We are so proud of you!

Sahaja Murdock- Behavioral and Social Sciences

Collin Hughes - Chemistry

Maggie Manning- Engineering and Mathematics

Joshua Orlowski- Environmental Sciences

Gavin Michael- Medicine and Health Sciences

Timothy Perez Bowers- Physics

Sarah Nabizada- Plant Sciences


We held our first SOL Information night on March 9th for all 3rd-5th grade parents. Thank you to all of you who could attend. If you were unable to attend, be sure to check out our webpage under “Student Links” and “SOL Practice” for at home review. We are currently hosting a SCIENCE Club for our 5th grade students that ends before Spring Break! The students have been doing some exciting hands on science experiments that will get them ready for the 5th Grade Science SOL in May. We are also hosting a Reading and Math SOL Club starting April 18th (invitations to this club are for students who need extra support). Our SOL testing calendar can be found below.


Congratulations to the Kyle Wilson Reading Sea Lions! We had eight students from our Battle of the Books Club compete at the semi-final round on March 26th. The Reading Sea Lions tied for first place before being eliminated in a play-off competition. Our competition team consisted of:

Sarah McKeown

Kylanne Harvey (Team Captain)

Bryce Eldredge

Jacob Barry

Anuj Dahal

Adan Rojo

Dorsey Grose

Arianna Pitts



KWES is hosting its first Family S.T.E.A.M. Night on April 20th from 6:30-8:00pm. Thank you for sending in empty cereal boxes, cardboard rolls and other box recyclables (we’ll continue to collect items until April 19th). This will be a great night to show off your engineering skills, learn about “STEAM” programs around the community (Animated Child, Mathnasium, Engineering for Kids, and Abrakadoodle) and see some of the cool STEAM projects we do in school. This is a free event. However, refreshments will be sold such as pizza slices and drinks. Flyers for the event have been sent home and will be sent home again before Spring Break. We hope to see you there!


KWES is having our first FIELD DAY on April 21st with a rain date of April 28th. A flyer went home on March 24th. Thank you to the parents who have already responded to volunteer for this wonderful event. We are excited about all the fun-filled activities that are planned!


Please join us to remember and celebrate the life of our namesake Kyle R. Wilson on April 29th at C.D. Hylton HS. Registration begins at 9:30 am with the walk beginning at 10:00 am. T-shirt flyers were sent home for pre-purchase. If you did not have an opportunity to pre-purchase your shirt, you’ll still be able to purchase one at the event (however, sizes are not guaranteed). The design is on the flyer attached. There will be prizes, raffles and snacks. The Wilson family has decided to donate all the proceeds to our school to enhance our library with more books, purchase additional PE equipment and to support technology subscriptions. Our KWES families are always so supportive, so I know we will see you all there!


If you are at Kyle Wilson ES on a transfer, please complete a new transfer request for the 2017-18 school year. Transfer requests must be completed each year. They are not guaranteed and are dependent on space. If you are planning to transfer to a new school next year, please make sure that you have those submitted to Mrs. Norwood no later than April 30th. The sooner you get them in the better. If you have completed a transfer to attend another school, I sign those as soon as I receive them. We send them to the requested school and it is up to the parent to contact the requested school to follow up on whether or not the transfer was accepted.


If you have a child who will be five years old by September 30th, please join us by registering them for kindergarten on one of the following dates below:

April 6th – 8:30-4:00 PM, April 19th 5:00 – 8:00 PM, April 20th 8:30-4:00 PM, April 27th 5:00-8:00 PM. All paperwork needed for registration can be found on our website under student registration at If you have any questions, please contact Deb Rodriguez at 571-589-4327.

This month we have lots of great events coming up:

April 7th- 17th Teacher Workday & Spring Break – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

April 18th Advisory Meeting at 5:30 - Computer Lab

April 18th PTO Meeting at 6:30pm – Computer Lab

April 20th Family STEAM Night – 6:30pm-8:00pm

April 21st Field Day & Wear Purple Day in support of our Military Students & Staff

April 25th Report Cards Sent Home

April 26th KWES Spring Music Concert- 7pm

April 28th Field Day-Rain Date


Happy Spring!

Felicia Norwood

Proud Principal

Kyle R. Wilson Elementary - Courageous, Dedicated and Strong

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