Wilder @ a Glance

9.16.16

Awesome Open House

I wanted to say how great you guys were at Open House. I received a ton of compliments about how much students area lovin' their classes and teachers this year. Nice work establishing meaningful relationships early. It has really paid off. Keep it up!!!

You may run up on it first

Please remember, never hesitate to address something for the safety of our students. Every adult working at this school has the right and responsibility to keep it safe. So if you happen to see, hear, smell, etc. something that is not right, feel free to address it. Some examples may be, someone walking in the hall without a visitor badge ("May I help you?"), someone on the playground that isn't a staff member or one of our students ("You need to leave and you can come back after 4:00 pm - that's when it turns into a park"), or smell something weird ("That's a weird smell...don't think it's the shrimp poppers and I think it's coming from the closet").


These are just some ideas, but you get the picture. I will always have your back if you error on the side of our students.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Voting time!!!

As the November 2016 election approaches, please keep in mind these important points about what is legally allowable for the school district and district employees during elections and election campaigns.


  • District employees should not advocate for or against a candidate during times when they should be performing district duties.
  • District resources cannot be used to advocate for or against a candidate. Examples include, but are not limited to, use of district phones, copiers, district email, school mailboxes, etc. If someone receives a campaign message on their district email, no violation has occurred as this cannot be prevented. Those addresses are created to allow the public to communicate with district officials. However, employees cannot use district-provided email, internet or computer resources to forward these messages to other persons.
  • No campaign signs advocating for or against a candidate should be posted in district facilities or on district property.
  • Personal contact information for employees should not be provided to any candidate. This information is considered personnel records.
  • Contact information for parents and students is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). However, there is an exception to FERPA that allows districts to designate some information not generally considered private as “directory information.” By law, directory information can be released unless the parents and students object in writing. In fact, under the Missouri Sunshine Law the district is required to disclose directory information to any person upon request. Request for student list information should be directed to the Executive Director Secondary Learning or the Executive Director of Elementary Learning. See 4.6 Student Lists, Administrative Practice and Procedures, page 17.
  • The district cannot include messages in district-funded publications or mailings, electronic or otherwise, that support or oppose a candidate. Only factual and neutral messages may be shared. For example, promoting the date of the election would be allowed.
  • Candidates may not distribute campaign material at school or district events.

Note:

  • Staff members should not advocate for any candidates in class or with students.
  • Staff members should not use student mailing lists to promote a candidate.
  • Staff members should not send home information about candidates with students.
  • Staff members should not wear buttons, stickers or clothing containing information about candidates.


I wanted to make sure I shared these with you as we get into this crazy time of the year. Please let me know if you have any questions or anything.

Add your photos here!!!!!

I try to capture photos of awesome things going on in your classrooms, but it is difficult to catch every moment. Click here for a shared folder that you are encouraged to dump photos - I would love to showcase these weekly. Thanks.

Wilder Schedule of Events

          • 9.19.16 - Appy Hour - Glendale - 4:00 or 4:30 pm

          • 9.20.16 - 9:30 – 10:30 am - Barron and Brown to Art Museum; 12:30- 1:30 pm - Bean

          • 9.21.16 - Student Council Speech Practice - APR - 9:00 am

          • 9.21.16 - Fire Drill - 1:35 pm

          • 9.22.16 - Intruder Drill - 9:35 am

          • 9.23.16 - Student Council Election Speeches - 9:15 am

          • 9.23.16 - I have a meeting at 2:30 out of the building

          • 9.30.16 - All Pro Dads - 7:30 - 8:!5 am (remember, parking my be a struggle)

          • 10.4.16 - Bus evacuations

          • 10.4.16 - Staff Meeting - 4:00 pm

          • 10.4.16 - 3rd Grade Treasures of the City - Evening time

          • 10.5.16 - Don't Meth with Me - 5th grade only - 10:00 am

          • 10.5.16 - I have a meeting and will be leaving around 12:30. Just an FYI

          • 10.6.16 - PTA Meeting - 9:00 - Library

          • 10.10.16 - Earthquake Drill - 10:05ish am

          • 10.11.16 - Family Dinner Night @ Chik-Fil-A - Please check out the signup sheet below


                                              *Schedule of Events subject to inaccuracies due to human error

                                              Family Dinner Night Sign-up Sheet

                                              This time of year, we tear it up with our families and serve our families at a restaurant. This is our time to serve our families (October 11th) and all you need to do to is signup for an hour block. This link is right here. Check it out!

                                              Hey you guys - don't be afraid to recognize someone who has done something AWESOME! Just click below.

                                              Employee Recognition

                                              If someone does something awesome...don't hesitate to recognize them. Just click the above button.

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