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The Wilmot Word: 3-1-19

This Week at Wilmot
What a great week we had at Wilmot. By far the highlight of the week was the second and fourth grade “Night of the Arts.” Students in these grades showcased their talents for the entire school during the day followed by an evening concert for parents and guests! Second graders shared many fun songs about school as they performed: ”Education Rocks!” The fourth-grade concert, “Just for Fun” was full of funny songs that made us laugh and smile. Students even included a few jokes.

Students also shared their amazing art projects during the second and fourth-grade art shows. Second-grade students shared their national parks landscapes, done in chalk as well as their amazing paper weaving projects. After learning about Native American culture from fourth grader Akiwan Banks and her mom students viewed authentic paintings created by artist Le’Ana Asher (Akiwan’s mom), representing Native American culture. Students then used their background knowledge to create wonderfully designed garments depicting their interpretations of their personal culture, values and family traditions. These beautiful projects are displayed throughout the school. Thank you to Mrs. Dubin and Mrs. Ferdon for this fantastic “Night of the Arts!”

This week we also kicked off our participation in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Program. Students learned about heart health and the ways they can stay healthy.

Kindness Corner
To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day (which was last week) all students worked with their buddy class to make Kindness posters to display throughout the school. Buddies drew pictures and included a kindness quote to promote a kind culture throughout Wilmot School. Students used their collaboration and communication skills to select a perfect quote to share. Here are some of the great quotes you will see displayed in our school: It’s cool to be kind, Choose kind, Throw kindness around like confetti, Be kind whenever possible; it is always possible, Kindness is contagious and Kind people are my kind of people. Here is a link to a video shared with all students about kindness. Thank you to our specials team for organizing this activity.

Wilmot-Caruso Classic - March 7, 2019 from 4-5pm in the Caruso gym (3rd posting)
Mark your calendars to cheer on Wilmot staff as they go head to head vs. Caruso staff to benefit Roberti House, a local charity that serves children and families in economic distress. Details regarding this event and ticket sales will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE! Sponsored by 5th Grade Team Give. Questions? Contact

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) (New State Assessment)
Students in 3rd - 5th grade will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in early April. This assessment replaces PARCC, which was administered to all 3rd- 5th-grade students last year. The testing window runs for Monday, April 8 through Thursday, April 18. More information about this assessment will be shared in the coming weeks. Please avoid making appointments for your child during this assessment window.

Kindergarten and New First Grade Registration (ongoing posting)
If you missed the drop-in registration at the district office please contact the Wilmot office at 847-945-1075 and initiate the registration process by following these steps:

1. Complete online registration:
If you are a current District 109 parent, log into your Family Access account and click the New Student Online Registration button on the left navigation bar.
If you are new to District 109, click this link to begin the registration process.
2. Gather required proof-of-residency documents (listed on the registration and residency page) and your child's original birth certificate.

Wilmot will hold our annual Kindergarten Round-up on Monday, April 29. Each student will join us for a 40-minute session. More information will be shared in early April.

Looking ahead to 1st and 3rd grade shows on March 21st
The times are as follows. If you have children in both 1st and 3rd grades feel free to visit both art fairs in between the concerts. Further details will be sent home in early March.
1st Grade: 5:45 pm Art Show, 6:15 - 6:45 pm Music Show
3rd Grade: 7:00 pm Art Show, 7:35 - 8:05 pm Music Show

Caruso Middle School Musical
Tickets for Caruso Middle School's production of Legally Blonde Jr. are now on sale. See the attached flier for more information.

Deerfield High School Musical
This is your opportunity to purchase tickets for the Deerfield High School Spring Musical CRAZY FOR YOU! DHS is kind enough to have specifically reserved and discounted tickets for DPS109 students! The order deadline is Monday, March 4 at 3:30 pm.
Student Council
Meeting Dates
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 4-All Representatives and Alternates
Student Council Spirit Days
March 1- Wilmot Spirit Wear
March 8-Inside Out Day
March 15-Wilmot Spirit Day
March 22-Favorite College Team Day
April 5-Tie-Dye Day
April 12-Wilmot Spirit Wear
April 26-Crazy Hat Day
May 3 -Wilmot Spirit Wear
May 10- Favorite Color Day
May 17- Wilmot Spirit Wear
May 24-Favorite Sport Day
May 31- Wilmot Wear Day
June 3- Mismatch Day
June 7- Wilmot Spirit Wear

Important Dates
Friday, March 1
Trimester 2 ends
Monday, March 4
No school in recognition of Pulaski Day
Thursday, March 21
1st and 3rd-grade music concerts (day and evening)
Monday, March 25 0 Friday, March 29
Spring Break

Looking Ahead:
Thursday, April 25
Philanthropy Fair in the gym - after school
Monday, April 29
Kindy round-up
Tuesday, April 30
Band concert at Wilmot - 9:00 am
Monday, May 6
Timely Talks for Fifth Grade (boys and girls) Thursday, May 9
PTO Volunteer luncheon
Innovation Night 1 - Kindy, 2nd and 3rd grades
Thursday, May 16
Innovation Night 2 - 1st, 4th, and 5th grades