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The Wilmot Word: 4-12-19

This Week at Wilmot
Students were very busy this week at Wilmot. Third through fifth graders worked hard on their IAR testing and younger students were very kind and supportive of their older buddies. Mrs. Rosheger’s students even made very sweet cards for their older buddies in Mrs. Han’s class. Check these out in the pictures below. I also had the pleasure of joining kindergarten during a part of choice time this week. Students were very engaged as they planned and a pretend birthday party. Students used their communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills as they shopped at the store, baked in the kitchen, wrapped gifts and set the party table. Mrs. Tiemann's class has been experimenting with friction. Changing the materials used on slides as well as the angel of their slides students were able to observe the impact on friction. Check out the beautiful warm and cool color cows second graders made. These are really awesome! Other second graders have enjoyed planting during science.

Kindness Corner
Here is a note from Mrs. Santella about our Wilmot Kindness Grants.
In March over 15 teams of students submitted Kindness grants, and 5 grant proposals were awarded. These grants range from a Kindness Garden, Kindness in the Lunchroom, teaching Kindness-SEL lessons during Buddy Time, and of course Kindness rocks! Students are working very hard with staff members to finalize the plans and we anticipate implementing them over the next few weeks. We are all very excited to show how Wilmot students grow and show kindness.
Wilmot Innovation Nights (1st posting)
We are looking forward to our annual Wilmot Innovation Nights. Kindergarten, second and third-grade families will join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019, and first, fourth and fifth-grade families will join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019. More detailed information will be shared by your child’s classroom teacher. Please click here for more information for the May 9 Innovation Night. Click here for the May 16 Innovation Night.

Goals and Concerns Forms (3rd posting)
Click here to find the Goals and Concerns Form. This is an optional form parents may use to communicate information for consideration when we make class placements for the 2019-2020 school year. The placement process is long and involved and our staff puts a great deal of time into making class placements that best meet the needs of all students. If you have specific questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. All forms are due by Wednesday, April 24.

Lost and Found
We have a lot of winter items in our lost and found. If your child is missing a jacket, hat, shirt, gloves or a water bottle encourage him/her to check out the lost and found tables set up near the front lobby. Feel free to stop by and take a look if you are at Wilmot. All unclaimed items will be donated on April 23, 2019.

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.

PPS Event - Supporting Social/Emotional Development
Please see this flier regarding an upcoming PPS event, on Tuesday, April 16 at South Park. The focus is on learning strategies to support your child’s social/emotional needs at home. We hope to see you there.

Student Council
Meeting Dates
May 14
June 4-All Representatives and Alternates
Student Council Spirit Days
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, April 19
No School due to Good Friday
Monday, April 22
No School
Wednesday, April 24
Goals and Concerns Forms are Due
Administrative Assistants Day - Thank you, Mrs. Mages and Mrs. A. for all you do to support Wilmot
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
Monday, May 6 - Friday, May,10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
Timely Talks for Fifth Grade (boys and girls)
Thursday, May 9
PTO Volunteer luncheon
Thursday, May 9
Innovation Night 1 - Kindy, 2nd and 3rd grades
Thursday, May 16
Innovation Night 2 - 1st, 4th, and 5th grades

Looking Ahead:
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