May 8th, 2019
News and Announcements
Staffing Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year
1st Grade Teachers
2nd Grade Teachers
3rd Grade Teachers
Ms. Torres - new to WFES
4th Grade Teachers
5th Grade Teachers
6th Grade Teachers - Currently will not be departmentalized for 2019-2020
Coach Converse - PE
Ms. Lorenzen - Music
Mr. Price - STEM
Ms. Telfer - Art - new to WFES
Special Education, Support Staff, and Front Office Staff
Dr. Dinner - School Psychologist
Dr. Graves - SLP
Ms. Huff - Special Education Teacher - new to WFES
Ms. Kerr - Special Education Teacher
Ms. Mineo - Library Specialist
Ms. Olsen - new to WFES
Grade Level Move-Up Day
Please know that while class lists will be finalized for the move-up day, they are not set in stone and may change prior to the start of the school year or even after if a grade-level enrollment increases enough to warrant the addition of an additional teacher. Any student in any grade level whose placement is changed after move-up day will be notified of the change.
Lost and Found
Events and Lessons From Around Wildfire
Wildfire Students Get a Return on Their Investment: Stock Market Game Update
The Stock Market Game has come to the end and WFES takes home the title! Wildfire’s 6th grade Honors Math class had 6 participating teams. The winning team members are Brady Glynn, Ryan Nelson, and Eric Rubin. This team won first place in their region, which is for elementary schools. This team also won first place overall, beating out 490 teams, including middle school and high school. Each team started out with $100,000. This winning team had $116,817.26 in their portfolio at the close of the game.
Great work by Mrs. Martin and all of the students! A special thanks to Mr. Donnelli for his time and guidance with the project. The team will be recognized Friday, May 10th at a ceremony hosted by the Arizona Council on Economic Education and SRP.
The Stock Market Game is a way to connect students to the global economy with virtual investing and real-world learning. This game is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in grades 4-12 in the world of economics and investing and has prepared 17 million students for financially independent futures.
Cow Eye Dissection
3rd-Grade students get hands-on with cow eyes during a science lesson.
Final Chorus Concert
Choir students sing their hearts out for their adoring fans!
Strings students end the year on a high note!
Student Joke of the Day!
United Parent Council Staff Appreciation
End of the Year News from the Nurse
As we wind down the school year, I would like to thank you for another great school year. I continue to enjoy building relationships with and caring for your children!
Just a few end-of-the year reminders:
Please be sure to pick up any medications from the nurse’s office. Medications cannot be stored over the summer for use during the 2019-20 school year. All medications that are not picked up by 3:30 p.m. on the last day of school will have to be discarded.
If you received notice that your child is missing vaccines, please be sure your child receives those vaccines by the deadline listed on the notice. In accordance with the new State of Arizona immunization law enacted this school year, all children turning 11 years old, regardless of their grade level, must receive the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines. If your child turns 11 over the summer, please provide me with an updated vaccine record no later than the first day of school. If your child will turn 11 during the upcoming school year, then you will have 15 days from the date of his/her birthday to provide me with an updated vaccine record.
If your child has a chronic illness (asthma, life-threating allergy, diabetes, or seizures), you and your child’s physician must complete and sign an annual care plan. You must also complete and sign medication consent forms. These forms may be downloaded from the Wildfire website or you may stop in and pick them up. Forms and medications may be turned in to me on “meet the teacher day” or on the first day of school.
Please don’t hesitate to stop in or contact me with any questions.
A HUGE THANK you to everyone who attended the totally awesome 80s Prom on Friday night!!! It was such a fun night and it looked like everyone was really enjoying themselves! Also, a big thank you if you donated any items, donated your time, created your class basket, helped set up or tear down, etc. It was a lot of work and we couldn't have done it without you!!!! If you thought the decorations were far out, please let Jenna Meeks and Christine Eide know! They were in charge of decorations and nailed it!!!!
WINNERS!!!! If you won an item and need to pick it up, please stop by the front office of the school. They will be kept there for pick up.
Teacher Raffle and 50/50 Raffle Winners: If you won the teacher raffle you will be notified via a separate email. Winner of 50/50 raffle was Kurt Mueller. I swear this was not rigged! Name was drawn by a police officer on duty and live in front of everyone!
Items Still Available: There are still a few items available to bid on. Go to www.wildfire.givesmart.com to view items that say 'Buy Now'.
Finally, if you mistakenly took the Coffee, Tea and Me basket. Please let me know. The winner is looking for it. Some one left a pair of black pumps at the event. They are in front office waiting to be claimed. And someone also left a very expensive bottle of wine they won at the wine wall. If you know you left it and can tell me what bottle it was, its yours.
Thanks again for making this event a success!!! We are still calculating all our costs but we roughly made $20,000!!!!!!
Silent Auction Chair
Senior Send Off
Please know that on the afternoon of May 20th, parking during pick-up time will be scarce as the majority of parking spots will be used by our alumni guests.
Enroll Now for the 2019-2020 School Year
New students will need the following documents:
- A completed registration packet
- Original birth certificate (a copy will be made by the school and the original document will be given back to you)
- Immunization records
- Proof of residency (i.e. utility bill or house payment or lease/purchase agreement)
To register for kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old prior to September 1st, 2019.
Our enrollment numbers determine our staffing numbers so it is important to the school for students to be enrolled as early as possible so if we do need to add another teacher to a grade level, a hire can be made as quickly as possible.
On the Calendar
Important Upcoming Dates
- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: May 6th - 10th
- Pre-K Performance: May 8th at 2:00 PM
- Chorus End of Year Party: May 8th at 3:20 PM
- 4th-Grade Field Trip to the State Capitol: May 9th & 10th
- Yearbook Club Meeting: May 9th at 3:15 PM
- Az Council on Economic Education Awards Banquet: May 10th at 12:00 PM
- All Library Books are Due: May 13th
- Band Concert: May 13th at 7:00 PM
- 6th Grade Invention Convention: May 14th at 1:45 PM in the MPR
- PTO Meeting: May 14th at 6:30 PM
- 6th-Grade Bowling Field Trip: May 15th
- Pre-K Promotion Ceremony: May 15th at 2:00 PM
- Yearbooks for sale: May 16th from 8:00 - 8:45 AM
- 2019-20 STUGO Elections: May 16th
- Teacher Yearbook Signing: May 17th from 8:00 - 8:45 AM
- Talent Show: May 17th at 9:15 AM
- Senior Send-Off: May 20th at 2:45 PM
- 1st-Grade H2O Day: May 21st
- 4th-Grade Pirate Party: May 22nd
- Move-Up Day: May 23rd
- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: May 23rd