Wilder Elementary School

Parent Newsletter - January 2019

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Greeting Wilder Families,

Happy New Year! We quickly fall back into the routine of school, but are grateful for the break to re-energize for the second stretch of the school year! We hope our families had an enjoyable break as well. These next few months of winter are a time for some serious learning. We would like to see the temps remain above zero so that we can have recess outdoors. That time for movement and fresh air is so valuable! Thanks for sending warm outer layers, including hats and gloves, with your kids!

We are excited to host our second "Parents Night" on Thursday, January 24. It will be held at Wilder for parents and our students. It starts with Supper at 6:00 PM followed by sessions about helping your child become a better (and happier) reader. Students will be engaged in learning activities while parents attend sessions. Please plan to attend this free event from 6:00-7:30.

Please be in touch with your child’s teacher if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions as the school year continues.

Best Wishes in the New Year,

Mrs. Wiegandt

Upcoming Dates

Please take note of these important upcoming dates!


Wednesday, January 16 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

Monday, January 21 - NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Thursday, January 24 - RED Event at 2:30 pm

Thursday, January 24- 6:00-7:30PM Parent Night- Literacy

Wednesday, January 30 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm


Tuesday, February 5 - PTO Meeting in the Wilder Library - 6:00-7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 6 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

Thursday, February 14 - RED Event at 2:30 pm

Wednesday, February 20 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

Thursday-Friday, February 21-22 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, February 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:00 pm

Friday, March 1 - Early Release at 11:20 am

Friday, March 1 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 11:20-4:00 pm


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