The Cardinal Connection

Week of March 29th, 2022

At J.O. Wilson Elementary School, we are SOARing to success every day in every way by creating an environment in which joy, pride, positive interactions, and growth mindsets lead students to comfort in taking risks, self-advocating, and facing adversity.

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Important Dates:

Mar. 30th: JOW PTA Presents Ben's Chilli Bowl Night 4 PM-7 PM

Mar. 30th: Virtual Principal Chit Chat @6PM


Apr. 5th: PTA General Body Meeting @6PM

Apr. 6th: Open House @10AM

Apr. 11th-18th: SPRING BREAK

Apr. 19th: Spring Picture Day (more information/details are forthcoming)

Its Enrollment Season Cardinal Families!

Enrollment/Re-enrollment starts on Friday, April 1, 2022, and we are looking to have all of our Cardinals enrolled for the upcoming school year by Friday, April 22nd. In order to do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP. All families enrolled by April 22, 2022, will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a plethora of incentives and prizes such as bikes, movie tickets, games, indoor basketball hoops, 5 tickets to the DCPS Night at NATS park baseball game, and various gift certificates. Also, classes will be eligible to win pizza and ice cream parties based on enrollment percentage numbers for the class. Please contact Ms. Stephenson at 202-698-4733 or email for more information and details on what you will need to enroll.
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The J.O. Wilson PTA Presents Ben's Chili Bowl Night

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JO Wilson Principal's Chat

Join us on Wednesday, March 31st, at 6 PM, for the Principal's Chat. All are welcome. Please see below for the information to connect.

When: Mar 30, 2022, 06:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

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Wednesday, March 30th at 6 PM.

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J.O. Wilson PTA Virtual General Body Meeting – Tuesday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m.

(*Note that April’s PTA meeting is the first Tuesday of the month due to Spring Break.)

We are excited to welcome Principal Eric Fraser of Stuart-Hobson Middle School. Principal Fraser will provide a general overview of what families can expect as their students prepare for the transition to middle school.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New JO Wilson Playground Keepers Needed

Want to help open and close the JO Wilson playground on weekends and holidays? The PTA is looking for additional volunteers to help! Email the PTA at if you are interested in helping out.

Save the Date for Cardinal Auction Night – Friday, May 13!

Save the Date for Cardinal Auction Night – Friday, May 13! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help! Assist the planning committee with soliciting donations from local businesses, updating information for the website, and party planning. We will also need on-site volunteers on the evening of Friday, May 13, to help the event run smoothly. Please reach out to the PTA ( to get involved.

Our next planning meeting will be Thursday, March 24, at 6:00 PM. All are welcome!

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