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The Wilmot Word: 3-8-19

This Week at Wilmot
This was a busy week highlighted by the awarding of second-trimester spirit awards on Wednesday and the Wilmot-Caruso Classic (volleyball game) on Thursday.

We honored students from every 1st - 5th-grade classroom this week as well as 3 teachers with a trimester-two Spirit Award. We have found that by giving spirit awards throughout the year we are inspiring others to be kind and follow our PAWS principles. We came together as a full school community and congratulated our winners with a spirit award parade, where students and teachers walked the hallways receiving high-fives from the entire school community. Congratulations to:

1st Grade: Asher N., Elana. R., Charlie P., Hudson C., Danielle R., Joie B., Lucy B., Enzo J., Leisan M. and Mark R.

2nd Grade: David P., Jack G., Juliana S., Aven M., Colt P., Lily M., Sophia N., Jesse R., Holden F., Kayla K., Talia J.

3rd: Jake K., Harper F., Asher S., Chloe K., Ardyn K., Mila G., Riley K., Abigail R., Katya K., Kevin Z., and Evan L.

4th Grade: Irelynn B., Dylan P., Kalina M., Azalea M, Stone B., Aiden F., Hailey B., Isabella L., and M.J. W.

5th Grade: Trevor G., Kanoko. K., Anna N., Matthew M., Matthew N., Sam C., Eila A., Reid G., Jenna P., Jake P., and Blake M.

Yesterday, Wilmot’s fifth grade Team Give organized an amazing event that brought our school community together for a fundraiser that raised $1,900 for the Roberti Community House. Not only was this event fun for everyone but it truly represents many wonderful aspects of Wilmot School.

The Wilmot-Caruso Classic…
Supported student voice and leadership
A team of 5th graders presented their plans and ideas to our entire staff during an afterschool staff meeting
Showcased the “talents” of our staff and allowed us to model good sportsmanship for students
Was made possible by our wonderful parent volunteers
Supported collaboration between Wilmot and Caruso
Fostered creativity, speaking skills, and engagement
Students led the National Anthem
Students served as announcers
Students took photos
Students managed the scoreboard
Students created and performed a Wilmot dance/cheer
A student served as our mascot, Cubbie the Wolf
Brought our community together for an afternoon of fun and school spirit
Raised money for a worthy cause and helped students focus on giving to others

Thank you to all of the members and parent volunteers from Team Give, our fantastic staff who supported this event, and the amazing Caruso staff.

In case you didn’t hear, Wilmot won 2 games to none :)

Kindness Corner
Currently, our 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to write and win one of five Kindness Grants. These are projects/ideas that will promote or teach kindness throughout the school and community. Ask your fourth or fifth grader if they are submitting one! Stay tuned for more information - as the grant applications are due March 11, 2019.
Check out more of the amazing Kindness Posters made by students and displayed throughout Wilmot

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.

1st and 3rd grade music and art shows - 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:
10:45 am - daytime show (guests are welcome)
5:45 pm Art Show
6:00 pm - Students report to their classrooms
6:15 - 6:45 pm Music Show
3rd Grade:
2:40 pm - daytime show (guests are welcome)
7:00 pm Art Show
7:20 pm - Students report to their classrooms
7:35 - 8:05 pm Music Show

Caruso Middle School Musical
Caruso Middle School proudly presents Legally Blonde! Mark your calendars for an unforgettable performance with over 40 cast members who are all featured in unique ways! Performances are Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16! Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online ( or at the door (cash or check). This is a show for all ages and has a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy!
Here is the description of the musical from MTI (Music Theatre International):
"Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
Student Council
Meeting Dates
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 4-All Representatives and Alternates
Student Council Spirit Days
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 15
Progress reports are posted at 3:00
Thursday, March 21
1st and 3rd-grade music concerts (day and evening)
Monday, March 25 - 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
Monday, May 20
Kindergarten music and art shows
5:10 - Art show (Parents may also view artwork after the show)
5:25 - Students will meet their teacher in the gym
5:30 - Music show