WFES Newsletter

January 15th, 2021

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be virtual this winter and are the week of January 25th - 29th.

A conference sign-up form will be sent to parents on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.


Important Conference Reminders


  • Any conferences scheduled after January 22nd will need to be made directly with the teacher.
  • Teachers will send a conference meeting link directly to parents/guardians after a conference time has been scheduled.
  • Wednesday, January 27th, is the conference late night with conferences being scheduled to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 28th, and Friday, January 29th are early release days to accommodate afternoon conference times. School will be dismissed at 12:30 PM

Everybody Matters


Wildfire Elementary School is excited to announce a partnership with Everybody Matters.


Regardless of their background or emotional state, every child deserves the best education possible and a life of happiness and fulfillment—because every child matters. That’s the guiding philosophy behind Everybody Matters (EM), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing individualized social-emotional support to children in need. Their trauma-informed counseling is provided by university interns who receive specialized training and ongoing feedback from experienced clinicians on the EM staff. This enables them to empower children with a wide variety of social-emotional coping skills, which in turn helps the kids to thrive in the classroom, at home and throughout their lives.


To learn more, visit the Everybody Matters website at: https://www.everybodymatters.us/

WFES DTES Everybody Matters

ATTENTION SKY CROSSING RESIDENTS - ACTION REQUIRED

Students who currently reside within the new School 33 boundaries will be enrolled automatically in ES #33 for the 2021 - 2022 school year. For Wildfire Elementary School, the affected neighborhood is the Sky Crossing Neighborhood. If you live in the Sky Crossing Neighborhood or any other area within the ES 33 boundaries but wish to have your student(s) continue at Wildfire you will need to under our open enrollment procedures (all current students will be allowed to continue at WFES).


IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY COMPLETED THE ATTACHED INTENT FORM (NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL SKY CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS), PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURNED TO THE WILDFIRE OFFICE ASAP.


A scanned copy may be emailed to Jennifer Olsen at jeolsen@pvschools.net

Copies of the intent form can be picked up at the WFES office.


Please contact our front office with any questions at 602-449-4300.

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Spread the word! Wildfire's first-ever Virtual Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled to go live on February 9th, 2021. Prospective kindergarten parents and students will have the opportunity to learn more about and virtually explore our kindergarten classrooms and get excited for the journey ahead!


More information and links to come!

Become a Junior Hero!

WFES is starting its second year with the Junior Hero program. Students will have a yellow volunteer hours log with their take-home materials from their teacher.


Junior Hero Pledge

As a Junior Hero, I pledge to uplift others and myself through thoughtful acts of
kindness and service.


How to Become a Junior Hero

1) Take the Junior Hero Pledge.
2) Provide required service and log your hours on the provided form.
3) Get a signature from an adult upon completion.
4) Turn this completed sheet into your teacher or in the envelope on the Junior Hero board.
5) You will be recognized and receive a Junior Hero t-shirt and prize.

6) You are now a Junior Hero for life. Live up to the expectation!


Junior Hero is a non-profit 501(c)3 that makes it fun for students, parents, and teachers to serve their community and those around them.

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Incoming 7th graders information from Explorer

As we start to gear up for the 2021-2022 school year, I wanted to send a few updates/reminders to keep us all on the same page with 7th Grade Registration:


  • As a reminder, we will not have the annual sixth-grade visit at Explorer due to Covid-19. We are hoping to provide our seventh-grade camp in the summer depending on what things look like in August.
  • At this time, we are planning to complete our registration process through email when we get back. We will be providing videos for students to view in order to help them navigate through the registration process. Once we return from break, sixth-grade teachers will receive information to distribute to their families, as well as information regarding honors placement.
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Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Yearbooks on sale now. ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID Code #10682821

United Parent Council Needs Your Input

Dear Parents,


As we plan for the second semester, we would like to take the opportunity to get your input! Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey HERE. We would love to learn which topics are important to you so we can schedule programming that will be valuable to parents. We also want to know when is the best time for you to attend UPC meetings and programs.


In case you missed Wednesday's Mid-Year Bell Presentation with Dr. Lee, you can watch it on UPC's YouTube Channel HERE. You can always watch previous UPC presentations on our YouTube Channel.


If you have additional questions for Dr. Lee, PVSchools Acting Superintendent, please email UPC President Jessica Wani at President@pvupc.org.


Sincerely,


Jessica M. Wani & UPC Exec Team

President 2020/2021

PV United Parent Council

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Click Here To Join The WFES PTO/Renew Your Membership

Membership is FREE and will give you access to the PTO Student-Parent Directory. https://wildfirepto.membershiptoolkit.com/

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Family Take-Out Night at Cafe' Zupas!

Dinner is planned on January 26th, help support Wildfire by using the code #Fundraiser25 between 5:00 - 9:00 PM
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February 9th Early Release Take-Out at Panda Express

Use the code #320874 anytime between 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM to support Wildfire Elementary School.
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Smile.Amazon.Com

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Wildfire Elementary every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at Smile.Amazon.Com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

How to turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app:


  1. Join AmazonSmile. If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select Wildfire Elementary PTO to start generating donations, at no cost to you.
  2. Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
  3. Turn on AmazonSmile. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Select Wildfire Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. Every time you shop on Amazon simply start at smile.amazon.com and the school earns 0.5% of every purchase. It's that easy to make a difference! Ask your friends, family and co-workers to participate too! As always, Thank you for your support!

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Important Upcoming Dates:

  • January 18th: No School - MLK Day
  • January 19th: STUGO Meeting
  • January 19th: 100th Day of School
  • January 21st: Governing Board Meeting - 7:00 PM
  • January 22nd: STUGO Spirit Day - Twin Day
  • January 25th - 29th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • January 26th: Family Take-Out Night at Cafe Zupas from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
  • January 28th: Early Release Day
  • January 29th: Early Release Day
  • February 2nd: STUGO Meeting
  • February 3rd: Yearbook Club Meeting
  • February 4th: Governing Board Meeting
  • February 8th: Virtual PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • February 9th: Virtual Kindergarten Round-Up
  • February 9th: Panda Express Take-Out Day
  • February 10th: School Council Meeting at 8:00 AM
  • February 10th: STUGO Meeting
  • February 10th: UPC Meeting at 6:00 PM
  • February 15th: No School - Presidents Day
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Staff Shout Outs!

It hasn't been easy but our teachers and staff members are working incredibly hard at providing all our students the best education possible.

If you would like to thank a staff member for all their hard work or for any of the other amazing things they do, you can give them a shout-out! Simply complete the form below and the shout-outs will be shared with the staff member and without a doubt will make their day!

Wildfire Elementary School Firebirds

The mission of Wildfire Elementary School is to lead students to high achievement and individual excellence in a collaborative learning environment