Wild Rose Elementary
August 8, 2021
A note from Mrs. Solomon
Tomorrow I welcome the Wild Rose Staff to begin the 2021-2022 school year. We have welcome back/supply drop-off from 4pm to 6pm and look forward to seeing many of our Wild Rose students and families! If you are not able to attend, just bring your supplies on the first day of school.
This newsletter at a glance:
- Welcome Back Day
- Transportation Survey
- Notification of Transportation Routes
- Lunch and Snack Information
- Early Release Days
- Incoming Kindergarten Families Info.
- iReady Podcast
Three more sleeps until the first day of school!
Welcome Back Day! Monday, August 9th 4:00-6:00 PM
This event allows students and parents to meet teachers, drop off school supplies, visit classrooms, set up desks, and see friends, neighbors and get involved in the school community.
We ask families to come to the back playground area to meet our PTO and get a building map.
At this time we are only allowing students into the building. Students will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building. First grade, second grade and third grade will all enter their classroom spaces from the their exterior classroom door. Fourth and Fifth grade students will be met by their classroom teachers on the blacktop by door 16. Kindergarten students will be met by their teachers in the front of the building at door 23. Many staff will be available to help guide you to where your child or children will be entering.
Parents and families will be able to be on the back playground to learn of Wild Rose Events from the PTO and other community opportunities.
Parking will be challenging please be patient.
Notification of Transportation Routes
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Lunch and Snack Information
All K-5 students are eligible for free lunch and breakfast again this year. You can find the daily lunch menu here. If students order a breakfast, they will receive it at the end of the day to take home for the following morning. If students order a juice or a water, their PushCoin account will be charged. Breakfasts and lunches will not be available over the weekends.
All students will have a snack during the day. When possible, snack will take place outside. We ask for your help in sending something healthy, as well as quick and easy for your child to eat. Additionally, please only send water with your child to have in the classroom. I always suggest a water bottle with a straw/flip top as opposed to a screw on lid. A classroom is a busy place and we love to knock over water bottles!
Empower is our new special that K-5 students will experience twice a week. Each experience will focus on building the competencies through play, where students will work in partners, small groups and large groups. Teachers will explicitly focus on the SEL standards and competencies through real world, hands-on learning. Teachers and students will model and role play to solidify their understanding and ability to utilize the competencies such as problem solving, communication, teamwork and conflict resolution. The experiences will involve students using these skills to design, build, imagine, wonder, collaborate and connect. Student choice and reflection are highlighted in these experiences. The experiences are flexible, allowing the teacher to respond to the students needs and interests based on the individuals in their class. The experiences will look different based on the grade level and the interests of the students in a particular group. There are 8 modules in the program, but differ based on the grade level:
- Make it to the End!--Chain Reactions and Crazy Contraptions
- Get Out and Play! --Game Play and Design
- Make it Move! --Coding and Robotics
- Show it Off! --Drama, Video Production, and Media Tools
- Light it Up! --Circuits and Electricity
- Get on Board! --Skill Development Through Game Play
- Build It! --Creative Construction
- Make a Difference! --Problem-Based Learning to Help Your School or Community (or entrepreneur experience)
Additionally, here is a parent site to provide insight on each module.
Incoming Kindergarten Families
Additionally, here is a letter from our Health Office regarding our 1st Day Exclusion criteria. If you have questions, or need to talk through specifics, please reach out to the Wild Rose Nurses, Amy Julian and Brittany Jensen.
Wild Rose Dates to Remember
Monday, August 9 - D303 Staff Institute Day
Monday, August 9 - Welcome Back Day - with Wild Rose PTO 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 10 - D303 Staff Institute Day
Wednesday, August 11 - First Day of 2021-2022 School Year for Students 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 1 - Early Release Day - Students dismissed at 2:10 pm
Friday, September 3 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for students
Monday, September 6 - Labor Day - No School