Wildwood Elementary School

September Newsletter

A note from your principal...

Dear Parents,

It has been so wonderful to welcome our students back to school. Although our world has challenges, everything seems right when I see children giggling with their friends and learning while at school. There's no place I'd rather be!


I appreciate your patience as we shift and pivot at school trying to keep our students and staff safe this year. I am comforted by the strong leadership in our district, making decisions for our school community.


We have such a dedicated staff who has been working endless hours to deliver excellent instruction daily. As a staff we have been focusing on personalized learning, growth mindset, and critical thinking questions in the classroom. I am grateful for the fine group of educators at Wildwood.


Thank you for your partnership this year as we work to provide an environment for children to thrive.


Dr. Letty Roman

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)/Open House

Parents,

We are excited to invite you to Wildwood for our Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)/Open House meetings. The goal of APTT is to link learning to home. These meetings are a different kind of parent meeting. Your child's teacher(s) will show you how students are learning at school so you can support their growth and development at home. You will also see how your child compares academically to the class in a confidential manner.


This year our APTT meetings will be in person so you can sit in your child(ren)'s classroom and experience a snapshot of their day at school. It is preferable for parents to attend without children so you can establish a relationship with the teacher and other parents while learning and setting goals for your child.


I have scheduled each grade level on a separate night. Also, each night we will have a brief PTO meeting at 5:15 in our cafeteria and then meet in the classroom with the teacher from 5:30-6:30.


Our schedule is:

PK/Kinder Thursday, Sept. 16

2nd grade: Monday, Sept. 20

1st grade: Tuesday, Sept. 21

4th grade: Wednesday, Sept. 22

3rd grade: Thursday, Sept. 23


I hope to see you at our APTT meetings!

Meet your PTO

If you are unable to attend the PTO meeting prior to our Academic Parent Teacher Teams meeting, you have one more opportunity to meet them!


On Monday, September 27th at 9:00am, we will have a virtual Meet our PTO meeting. You will hear about the events in the next month, with the hopes of your participation and support!


Also, you will hear district updates at this meeting.


I will send a link as we get closer to Sept. 27th for the virtual meeting.


I hope you can join us on September 16th for a Spring Creek BBQ spirit night!

Counselor's Corner

Welcome all returning and new Wildwood students and parents! My name is Lauren Heinrich and I am the new counselor at Wildwood Elementary.


Each month I will share my guidance lesson objectives and strategies with you. Together, we can all help our students be more respectful, responsible and successful. As you know, it takes a village.


In September, our topic is conflict resolution. We will discuss different kinds of conflict and how to deal with it.


K-2 Objective: Students will understand the difference between small problems and big problems and identify peaceful problem-solving strategies.


Strategies:

Peaceful ways to handle small problems: ignore, apologize, walk away, talk it out, take turns, and take a break

*If it’s a big problem, tell an adult immediately.


3-4 Objective: Students will identify words and actions that cause conflict to either escalate or de-escalate.


Strategies: Ask yourself,How can I help to de-escalate the situation?” Refer to K-2 strategies.


I look forward to working with the amazing students at Wildwood!


Mrs. Heinrich

Does your child love to Dance?

Attention ALL students wanting to Dance with the TMHS Silver Stars. Save the date for Saturday, October 2 for our Stars Dance Clinic. Registration will be up on our website by the end of August at www.tmhssilverstars.net

Stuff the Bus - Tomball Education Foundation

The Tomball Education Foundation will be holding a Stuff the Bus Event at ALL Tomball ISD campuses from September 10-17th. We will have a box for parents/students to drop off donations at the front of school. This program will help us gather items that have been identified as immediate TISD student needs. In addition to the collection of these items, a generous community donor has offered to donate up to $5,000, if we can Stuff the Bus.


We invite you to participate by donating the items listed for Wildwood, such as school supplies, toiletries, new socks and underwear, and new or almost new boys and girls clothing. All items will be distributed to students in Tomball ISD by the counseling offices. On behalf of the Tomball Education Foundation, thank you for the generous support and we appreciate your participation.

Digital Citizenship

Parent,

Please click here to see what's ahead as we promote digital citizenship.


There are dress up days and daily lessons to promote digital citizenship during the week of Sept. 13-17.

Student Handbook

Parents,

I want to spotlight a section in our student handbook about our dress code. TISD interprets this statement, “Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. It should not cover the eyes or be colored or styled in any way that is distracting to the learning environment," as hair must be a natural color.


Thank you for adhering to our dress code so we do not have distractions in the classroom.

GT Information Night

Please join TISD on September 15, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 at the Tomball Staff Development Center, 1302 Keefer Street, Room 107, Tomball, 77375, for an Advanced Academic presentation. This night is meant for those families not yet in the GT program, so either new to District or new to the concept of testing! Click here to sign up to attend.

Walkers

Parents,

After great parent feedback, we have changed our walker routine for dismissal. Walkers are now released first, ahead of the car rider line.


I appreciate the input from many parents!