Wildwood Weekly

September 11, 2022

Getting Ready for School

Tiger Families,

My parents successfully raised four children into adulthood, and my mom has often reminded me that a parent's job is never done. Just last week, she shared an excerpt of an article with me that I'd like to pass along to you. It's filled with such time-tested truths that I thought it would be a shame to keep it to myself... so enjoy! (and thanks, Mom!)

Each school day begins at home long before the school bell rings…

There is the morning scramble to assemble all the stuff needed for the day: pens, pencils, notebooks, textbooks, and of course, that pesky homework! All of it goes into a backpack, and at that point, students might think they are ready for school …but they would be wrong.

What went into the backpack were certainly necessary materials, but pens and pencils alone are not enough to make something good happen at school. What every student also needs to bring is what they carry inside themselves: their attitude, their character, and the virtues they cultivate every day.

An attitude of openness and curiosity makes learning easy and even fun. A character of courage helps us face difficult subjects or assignments, and the virtue of compassion ensures our students will assist others who might need help and even gently correct others when it's needed. A virtue of integrity also ensures that all schoolwork is done honestly, on time, and with our best effort. Taken together, our attitude, character, and virtues combine to instill wisdom and confidence, the most important subjects of all.

A wise student is truly well rounded, having both their material things and their inner character ready and prepared. That student will be more confident and successful in life!

~ Mr. Lynch

- Important Dates -


16th: Back to School Picnic & Movie Night (5:30pm) Movie begins at dusk.

19th: Reflections Kick-off: Theme is "Show Your Voice"

26th: No School - Rosh Hashana


5th: No School - Yom Kippur

7th: Picture Make-up Day

10th-14th: Parent Conference Week (Mon-Fri dismissal 12:15pm)

24th-28th: Red Ribbon Week

28th: Fall Fest (5:00pm)

31st: All Grades Costume Parade (8:20am - Parade) THIS IS THE CORRECTED DATE.

Wildwood Important Dates and Events 2022-2023

CVUSD School Year Calendar

CVUSD website

- Upcoming PTA Sponsored Events -

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Reflections 2022-23 Kick-Off Video

Reflection's Details

Enter Reflections, a PTA sponsored, theme-based art contest! Students create art based on their interpretation of: “Show Your Voice”. Create art in any of these categories: visual arts, photography, literature, film, music composition or dance. Then students write their artist statement on how thier art relates to the theme, and turn in! Students' work will be judged and displayed at our gallery show. They can win awards and move on through the National PTA Shows!

For any questions, contact Ellen: ReflectionsWildwood@gmail.com

- Enrichment Opportunities -

After School Enrichment Classes

After school enrichment classes are here! Fall Classes begin on September 19th and go through November 9th. Flyers went home in last week's Wednesday folder, but you can access these offerings HERE or on the bottom of the front page our our school website.

- School News -

Celebrating Wildwood!

Wildwood Elementary School is 50 years old this year! In an effort to honor our past, we would like to invite any Wildwood alumni to submit a 30-second to 2-minute video explaining how Wildwood was special to them and where it led them to today. If you know of a Wildwood alumni, or if you ARE a Wildwood alumni, please send Mr. Lynch klynch@conejousd.org your name and email so he can connect with you. We are hoping to showcase one video each week in our Wildwood Weekly as a part of our ongoing celebration this school year.

School Cents!

It's time to start collecting those receipts again! Earn our school up to $2500 from The Oaks by submitting receipts from Sept 1st-April 30th. Each dollar spent earns 5 points. From now until Oct 31st, earn 10X the points!!

Simply submit the receipts at shopandlog.com/theoaks, turn in receipts at the front office in the School Cents box or send a screenshot to Jen Charoenrath at (909)374-1598.

Another way to help Wildwood is by donating a Laptop, Monitor, TV or Tablet to the E-Waste recycling event on Sept 24th, 9am-3pm in the east parking lot. Sorry, no phones at this time. Please fill out an order form from the office to receive credit. Not able to make it? Drop off your electronics in the E-Waste box at the front office.

Visitors & Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer on campus this school year, please complete and return the Volunteer Registration Authorization Packet that was sent home with students on the first day of school. Attach a copy of your license/ID to the packet, or we will make a copy for you in the office on your first visit. All volunteers will also need to show proof of vaccination upon arrival. Unvaccinated volunteers will need to show negative COVID tests taken within a week of their service on campus.

All adults entering the campus during school hours must sign in electronically with their picture ID in the front office and obtain a visitor or volunteer badge/sticker to be worn at all times while on campus. All volunteers who work with students must have a current TB test or a Risk Assessment Questionnaire on file as well.


If your child will be absent or arriving late for any reason, please remember to call our office or leave a message on our attendance line at (805) 492-3531 before 8:30am. Be sure to state the date and reason for your child’s absence or late arrival, and your child’s teacher or room number. Any unexcused absence is counted as a truancy. Students are allowed only three truancies per year before action is taken. Planning ahead with your child will also help to avoid unnecessary tardiness. Students who arrive on time feel better about themselves and perform better in the classroom.

We want to remind all Tiger families that if your student is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please keep them home until symptom(s) are improving and they are fever-free without any fever-reducing medications for 24 hours.

· *Fatigue/muscle or body aches

· *Congestion/runny nose

· *Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

· *Sore throat

· *Headache

· *Fever 100.4 F or higher

· *Cough

· *Difficulty breathing

· *Loss of taste or smell

It is important that all positive cases of COVID-19 are reported to the health office. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, we need to know in order to ensure we are supporting your student through their recovery. The health and safety of our student body and staff is a top priority. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please reach out to our office.

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