The Wilmot Word: 05-19-2023

What a Week...

Yesterday was such an exciting day at Wilmot. We welcomed a special former student back to Wilmot. Actress Marlee Matlin came to visit her old elementary school. Ms. Matlin was joined by a production crew who is making a documentary about her life that will air on PBS. Ms. Matlin met with our 5th-grade student council officers who gave her a tour of the school, answered her questions, and learned about her time as a Wilmot student. Ms. Matlin had one of her first acting roles right here on our Wilmot stage. I was very impressed by the warmth and interest she showed our student leaders. I look forward to seeing the documentary about her life!

2023-2024 school supply kits are now on sale (3rd posting)

  • This is for students attending Wilmot next year
  • The sale runs until June 1. No late orders will be accepted
  • Make sure you update your account with the 2023-2024 grade for your child
  • 4th & 5th grade parents must purchase a Wilmot planner even if they do not purchase a school supply kit
  • If your student needs new headphones, you must add those a la carte. Only Kindergarten kits include headphones.

Click here or on the link below.

Wilmot’s Team Give Philanthropy Fair

WHAT: Team Give members will run carnival games and sell baked goods and crafts.

  • Prices at each booth will range from $1-$3. All money collected will be donated to One Aim Illinois.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31st from 2:30-3:30 pm

WHERE: Wilmot blacktop

COME SUPPORT WILMOT. ALL ARE WELCOME! Students must be accompanied by an adult

Sign Up Now For 2023-2024 Park District Before/After Care (2nd posting)

Registration through the Deerfield Park District is open for returning families and will open up next week for new families in the district. For more information on the Before and After School Clubs and registration information, contact Kathleen Muellner: or 847-572-2623. Click here for their brochure. Again, this program is NOT run by DPS 109 and all questions should be directed at the park district.


Wilmot will hold Field Day on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. We are looking for parent volunteers to run various stations in the morning and afternoon. Please fill out the Filed Day volunteer form below if you are interested in assisting us with this event.

What to do if your child is not returning to Wilmot next year? (4th posting)

If you have a current K-4th grade student who is not returning to Wilmot next year, please complete this form as soon as possible. This information not only supports us with making class placements but knowing your child is moving allows us to prepare for your child's transition. Prior to your child's last day at Wilmot, we will prepare all records for transfer. As a reminder, our school office will not be open during the summer months. Please complete this form even if your child is transferring to another DPS109 school.

Kindergarten and New to Wilmot 1st -5th Grade Registration For 2023-2024 is Now Open! (ongoing posting)

If you have an incoming kindergartener (or a new to Wilmot 1st-5th grader) for the 2023-2024 school year it is important that you complete the registration process as soon as possible. The first step is to complete the online application. Click here to access the online forms. Please share this information with friends and neighbors. It is important that all incoming students register as soon as possible as our staffing decisions are based on the number of fully registered students.

Please note that only those students who are fully registered will receive an invitation for our spring Kindergarten Round-Up.

If you missed the district-wide drop-in kindergarten registration please complete the online registration packet. You will be able to set a time to drop off the required documents at the district office.

Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding kindergarten registration.

PTO Corner

Now is the time to purchase your 2022-2023 Wilmot Yearbook. Be sure to complete your purchase HERE

There is still time to purchase your yearbook and complete your two FREE custom pages.

Questions? Email Abby Chalfin

Student Council - Wilmot Wacky Days and Spirit Days

Wacky Wednesdays

  • May 31, 2023 - Beach Day

Important Dates

Thursday, May 25

  • 5th grade Art Institute trip

Friday, May 26

  • Enrichment ends

Monday, May 29

  • No School due to Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 31

  • 4th grade - Little Red School House field trip

  • 5th grade - End-of-year picnic

  • Philanthropy Fair - after school (on the blacktop)

Friday, June 2

  • 175th all-school celebration - All day special event

  • PTO end-of-year party

Monday, June 5

  • 5th Grade Fly-Up Day at Caruso (students will walk to Caruso)

Tuesday, June 6

  • Field Day

Wednesday, June 7

  • 5th-grade breakfast - 7:50 am

  • End-of-year awards assembly

  • Early dismissal at 11:40