Kyle R. Wilson Elementary

October 2016

Principal's Message

Happy Fall KWES Families!


Thank you so much for a great Opening and Back to School Night! I have had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful children and I am so excited to be their principal. Thank you to the moms and Watchdogs who have been at our school helping the teachers with their classrooms. Your help and support has been greatly appreciated. Also, thank you for the continued support from our local Fire Department and Chief McGee of PWC Department of Fire & Rescue. Chief McGee and firefighters cheered our students on our successful "Walk to School" day.


I apologize for the cancellation of the Tailgate Party but we didn’t want to chance it with the weather especially since it was going to be outside. Instead we are planning a fantastic, fun filled Harvest Carnival. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the event chair, Chekita Hamilton, at chekitah@yahoo.com or send in the bottom half of the Fall Festival form that was sent home with your child.


Last month we had our PTO Board Elections and the results are:

President- Beth Williams

Vice President- Arlene Lugo

Treasurer- April Kidd

Recording Secretary- Jennifer Ragan

Corresponding Secretary- Letitia Marsh

Congratulations and thank you for stepping up to take on this huge responsibility.


Fall Clubs

Currently we have the following clubs that have already started:

Patrols

KWES News Crew

Robotics

Singing Sea Lions

To Come Beginning Oct. 18th

Art Club

FLAC- Foreign Language Culture Club

YOGA

Running Club

Coding Club

Yearbook

SCA- begins in late October with elections around Election Day

Dive Newspaper/Magazine Team (More info to come)

Teachers are sponsoring these clubs and you should have received the information already.


ADVISORY HELP NEEDED

I am still looking for parent representatives from Rosa Parks ES and Minnieville ES to be part of our very important Advisory Council. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30. Please email me directly at norwoofd@pwcs.edu , if you are willing to serve.


We will be sending home information for you to provide us input on our school's vision and mission. It is crucial that we get your feedback as this will create the culture of our school. The Advisory team will be working on it and sending something to all families next month. Stay tuned!


Please note the important dates for October/Early November below:

Week of October 17th - New Clubs Begin

October 18th- Picture Day, PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm

October 28th – Harvest Festival

November 3rd - End of Grading Period

November 4th - Teacher Workday/ No School for Students

November 7th - Parent-Teacher Conference Day/ No School for Students

November 8th - Election Day/ No School for Students & Teachers

November 11th - Veteran's Day Holiday/ No School


INFORMATION

If your child has not received their passcodes for RAZKids, Dreambox or Microsoft Office 365 (for 3rd-5th) please contact your child’s teacher to get it.


At KWES, we are one of the first schools to have the new AI Phone. When you come to our school, please ring the bell and show your ID. We will then buzz you in. This phone is being used to provide an additional layer of protection for our students.


Parent Portal for new registrants is up and working now, pending requests are being accepted. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate the intricacies of opening a brand new school.


We are experiencing late buses. Please contact transportation at (571) 402-3940, with your concerns for late pick ups and drop offs. If a bus is late, please contact us directly so that we can give you an estimated time for arrival. We will send out an auto-dialer when buses leave the school after 4:00 PM, hopefully this gets resolved quickly and will not occur often.


Lastly, attached to this newsletter is the Rights for Special Education Services. Please review.


Thank you for the continued support to making this an incredible school year!


Felicia Norwood

Proud Principal

Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School

Courageous, Dedicated and Strong

Stay Connected

Please check out our website, facebook and twiiter for pictures, videos, reminders and events at our school. Use #WilsonSeaLions to show your school spirit. Our KWES Facebook PTO page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Kyle-R-Wilson-PTO-147947888995616/