Wiley Wednesday

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year!

Wiley Families -

It's almost that time! The countdown is on for sending your precious ones back to Wiley! We've been busily preparing for the school year and can't wait to greet our eager learners!

In response to surveys and small family focus groups, we'd like to introduce a new communications plan that will help keep you informed of the energy and excitement that happen at Wiley each day! Here's what you can expect:

Mondays: PTA will send out weekly updates with general school information, PTA events, and upcoming events/dates. Be sure to join Memberhub as this will be their primary means for communication - https://wiley.memberhub.com/join/hlolx7 If you're already a member, there's no need to join again this year! The hub is under construction to prepare for the new school year.

1st Wednesday of each month: Magnet Highlights - Beyond our Foreign Language classes, have you been wondering exactly what our 'International Studies' magnet theme really means? Wonder no more, we will provide highlights of integrated grade level units, 'take action' projects, links to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals , and behind the scenes looks at our monthly UN Council meetings.

2nd Wednesday of each month: Renovation News - This update will give you news pulled from the partners involved in our renovation project. We'll provide ongoing information about the renovation developments related to our swing space (affectionately known as 'Wiley South') and the Wiley property. We'll also provide updates regarding transportation and other related services as they are made available.

3rd Wednesday of each month: Wiley Teaching & Learning - You've heard about the Common Core, but do you really know how all of those standards and objectives transfer to the actual classroom? What about those lovely acronyms ... TRC, mClass, EOG, IEP, NKT? This update will help you navigate the teaching and learning that take place across Wiley.

4th Wednesday of each month: Wiley Staff & Celebrations - Who doesn't love a celebration? Watch for this update to help you get acquainted with our fantastic staff. We'll also let you know about student & teacher accomplishments. (Of course, if there are BIG celebrations, we will not wait to share the word!)

Meet The Teacher Dance Party

Next Thursday, August 24th, put on your dancing shoes and come on out to 'The Wiley School' between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Classroom assignments will be posted, and teachers will be on-hand for a meet & greet. Grab a Wiley Passport Card and travel around the school greeting and getting hugs from various teachers. Then, journey down to the courtyard to get your groove on and enjoy a small treat from PTA! We'll have tunes blasting as you take time to gather information to prepare for the school year - PTA, Cecilia Rawlins Fund, YMCA before/after school care, Transportation (Bus, Walkers, Carpool), Cafeteria Services, Renovation Facilities & Design Team, and others. Kindergarten students will not have class lists posted but are welcome to join the party!