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Week of September 12-16, 2022

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Updates for the Week

Hello Wilkesboro families!


We hope that you enjoyed a restful weekend. We are calling tonight with the updates for the week of September 12-16, 2022. You can find full details and updates from your child’s teacher by clicking on their names below.


We are excited to welcome the Bedford Falls Book Fair back to our media center this week. Students can choose from an affordable, high quality assortment of books for every reader’s interest and enjoyment. The book fair will be open during the school day until 3:45. The book fair will also be open on Thursday evening until 7:00 to allow for family shopping. If you would like to come during the day, please message your child’s teacher to let them know and check in at the office. All money earned from the book fair goes directly to buy new books and resources for our school library. We will accept cash, debit, and credit cards at the book fair. The book fair will close on Friday at 2:30. We are looking for volunteers to help with the book fair, so please contact Ms. Vanessa in the office if you'd like to help.


We are very excited to co-host with PTO the Games and Grandparents days on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We have over 325 grandparents signed up to attend! Our events will last from 1:30 - 2:30, so we encourage visitors to arrive early to check in on the front sidewalk. We will match visitors up with students, and then guests can follow a map with students and enjoy snacks in the cafeteria, play games in the gym, and visit the book fair in the media center. It will be a quick hour, but we ask that visitors leave at 2:30 so we can clear out for the carline. If you plan for your child to go home with their guest, please notify your child’s teacher in advance and ask them to stop by the office to sign your child out.


We hope to have our main parking lot open for our grandparent guests on these days, and there is also additional parking available at the Civic Center. We ask that those who arrive early for the carline on Tuesday and Wednesday leave the main parking lot open so that our grandparent guests can get out safely. We will open the carline after 2:30. We are excited to celebrate Grandparents Day with our guests, and we appreciate your cooperation to make these visits efficient and safe.


School routines are going well, and teachers and students are settling down for a succesful year. We appreciate your ongoing support and enthusiasm as we build a year of memorable experiences. Have a great evening!

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If you are joining us for Grandparent's Day events on Tuesday or Wednesday, please arrive early on the front sidewalk to check in. The fun begins at 1:30, and we will be done by 2:30. Please let your teacher know in advance if your child will be signing out with their grandparent!

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We Need Volunteers!

We welcome volunteers to help with school events. WCS uses Volunteer Tracker to help organize this process, and we use Sign Up Genius (shared via email and ClassDojo) to make signing up easy and convenient. To get signed up, follow steps below.


1. Go to www.wilkescountyschools.org

2. Go to the PARENTS tab at the top (or VOLUNTEER at the bottom).

3. Click on VOLUNTEERS.

4. Click on VOLUNTEER TRACKER.

5. Go to the green NEW REGISTRATION and follow instructions from there.


Level 1 volunteers can help in many ways. Level 1 volunteers can sign up to help with book fairs, school events, class parties and projects, Field Day, Fall Festival, and proctoring for tests.


Level 2 volunteers can do all level 1 tasks but can also help chaperone field trips and work more closely with students in small groups. Level 2 volunteers can also sign up for classroom tutoring and assistance, reading buddy program, tutoring, leading after school activities, and chaperoning school events field trips.


We ask that all parents/guardians who plan to attend field trips sign up to be Level 2 volunteers at the start of the year. It takes a few weeks to verify volunteers, and signing up early will make sure that you are approved in time for this year’s events and field trips.

Car Line Helpers Needed!


We are looking for friend, positive people to help on morning carline. If you're interested, please complete this form and we will be in touch. Thanks for considering this volunteer opportunity!


Fill out the form below to sign up.

Need help with student services?

Our talented team of school nurse, school social worker, and school counselor are here to help your family.


School counselor Rachel Minick (minickr@wilkes.k12.nc.us AND link to counseling newsletter), school social worker Brandy Walsh (walshb@wilkes.k12.nc.us AND link to SSW Page), and school nurse Kim Sluder (sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us) can help your family access information and resources for your child's health and overall well being.


You can contact them all on ClassDojo, by email, or by calling the office at 336-838-4261.

Have questions for the school nurse?

Do you have questions about your child's health or a family member's possible exposure to Covid-19? Our school nurse Kimberly Sluder is here to help you. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Nurse Sluder at sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Need help from the school office?

Do you need to make a transportation change or have questions about your child's records? Our office manager Vanessa Simmons is here to help. Please CALL or DOJO by 2:00 with any transportation changes. Also, as Ms. Simmons is new to our school and doesn't yet know all your faces, please make sure to show her your WES car tag or photo ID when you come to the office to pick up your child. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Vanessa Simmons at simmonsv@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Our Crew of Dedicated Educators!

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Email your jokes (or questions or concerns) to Mrs. Spears!

About Attendance

School starts at 7:50 each day. Students who are participating will be marked PRESENT or ABSENT. If your child is not in school, you will need to send in absence notes the next day and it will be coded as excused or unexcused. Written notes are required and can come directly from the parent/guardian or a medical office. Also note that ClassDojo messages are great for communicating an absence, but they do NOT serve as legal documentation of absences. Please send a written note. Thanks in advance for your help!