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The Wilmot Word: 5-31-19

This Week at Wilmot
This was a short but busy week at Wilmot. Second graders worked hard in STEAM making unique beanstalk towers. Students read a Jack and the Beanstalk partner play that presented them with this STEM Challenge: “Help Jack and the Giant build the highest structure possible.” Students had to brainstorm and develop a plan, build their beanstalk with peers, and then come up with a strategy to improve their design and rebuild it. Students did a great job collaborating on this project. Check out the pictures below.

In Mrs. Stender’s 4th Grade class, the students prepare and broadcast news segments every other Friday in their “News You Can Use” program. The program is a vehicle for the students to practice their reading, writing, public speaking, listening and research skills. The children review the 4th Grade curriculum while learning how to collaborate with their peers. On Wednesday, the students presented a news show to their parents that captured the highlights of their 4th Grade year. They did a wonderful job!

Last night we held the annual Wilmot Talent Show. I was so impressed by our very talented students! Acts included, piano players, dancers, singers, comedians, gymnasts and even globe ball walkers. Thank you to Ms. Rallis and Ms. LaCost for organizing this special event for all of our student performers. Kendall, our assistant director was a great help as well. Congratulations to all of our outstanding performers. I also want to thank the stage managers and stage crew as well as the wonderful emcees who hosted the entire event. Students will perform one more time at our end of year show for staff and students.

To learn more about what’s happening at Wilmot check out our final edition of WESN - click here.

Kindness Corner
Students enjoyed the warmer weather at the end of the week. Mrs. Santella and I had a great time visiting with students during lunch recess. As we walked around the playground we observed many students showing kindness towards peers. I witnessed a couple of great Gaga games, where students were inclusive and were observed cheering on friends. I loved watching our students taking turns on the swings, sharing toys and balls and helping younger peers during recess.

Earlier in the week Mrs. Bonus took her class on a special outing to clean up trash in the community. Each year her class adopts a portion of land and works together to maintain an area near Duffy Road. Thank you for sharing kindness by taking care of our community.

Student Devices
As a reminder, we will collect all student iPads and Chromebooks during the final days of school. Student devices will be collected by classroom teachers on June 10, 2019. Students must return their device along with any district issued cases and the charger provided in August. Students must return a charger that is identical to the one provided in August. For the iPad this includes both pieces of the block iPad power adapter. Chromebooks must be returned with the stylus provided. If you have questions please contact your child’s teacher.

Lost and Found (1st posting)
Please make sure you look at the lost and found table or ask your child to do so. All items will be donated on Wednesday, June 12.

Field Day 2019 (A note from our PE Teachers - Mr. Tallidis and Mr. Sheldon)
Calling all Wilmot parents and families!
Field Day is right around the corner on Monday, June 10th and we would LOVE to have as many volunteers as possible to help celebrate another great school year at Wilmot. Parent volunteers will help us run stations, encourage good sportsmanship and provide classroom teachers the opportunity to participate in events with their classes.
We are looking for half day (am - 8:50-11:30 or pm - 12:50-3:20) or full day volunteers. The more the merrier!
Field Day is only possible with the support of our INCREDIBLE Wilmot families and we truly appreciate any assistance that can be offered!
Field day will have some new and different types of activities that will support team building, collaboration and kindness.

Please email us if you are interested in volunteering for field day
Mr. Tallidis:
Mr. Sheldon:
Thank you and hope to see you at Field Day :)

School Fees 2019-2020 (3rd posting)
Please read this letter regarding school district fees for the 2019-2020 school year. All fees are due by July 1, 2019.

What to do if your child (K-4th) is not returning to Wilmot next year (3rd posting)
Email Dr. Brett as soon as possible at
Include your child’s anticipated last day of attendance at Wilmot.
Include the forwarding address or, at a minimum, the city and state you will be moving to.
The new school will send us a written request for student records after you have officially registered. All student records will be sent directly to the new school. If we know that you are moving we will prepare these in advance to decrease the time it takes to prepare and send student records.

Please join the PTO for our annual end of year bash on June 7, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 at Wilmot. Activities include: dancing, food for purchase from Deer Franks, a photo booth, crafts, face painting and more.

Summer Reading @ Deerfield Public Library!

Two Youth Service Librarians from the Deerfield Public Library will visit Wilmot students on Tuesday, June 11th to introduce the summer reading program, It’s Showtime At Your Library. The big kick-off for this program takes place on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Deerfield Public Library. There will be fun activities such as a photo booth and face painting. The first 500 children to sign up will receive a beach towel. You do not need to have a Deerfield Library Card to sign up for the program. The program runs from Saturday, June 8th through Sunday, August 4th. This year all students work together to earn a gold, silver or bronze medal for District 109 based on participation. Let’s keep those reading skills strong and earn a medal for District 109! Go for the gold!

Student Council
Meeting Dates
June 4-All Representatives and Alternates

Student Council Spirit Days
June 3- Mismatch Day
June 7- Wilmot Spirit Wear

The Last Day of School is Tuesday, June 11
The last day of school is June 11. This means that Trimester III ends (elementary schools), Quarter 4 ends (middle schools), and report cards are posted on June 11 as well. The dates were incorrect in the District Line for 109 sent on 5/15, and we wanted to clarify those dates

Important Dates
Wednesday, June 5
5th grade Step-Up Day at Caruso
Monday, June 10
Field Day
Device Collection Day
Tuesday, June 11
Last Day of school
7:30ish am - - 5th-grade breakfast
Awards Assembly - Spirit awards parade and assembly at 9:10-9:15ish
Talent Show - afternoon STAFF & STUDENTS ONLY
Progress reports are posted at 3:00 pm

Looking Ahead to 2019-2020 (These are draft dates and are subject to change)
Thursday, August 8 - Class Placements are posted in Family Access
Thursday, August 15 - Kindergarten Orientation/Scavenger Hunt (approximately 3:45 pm)
Thursday, August 15 - Building Walk Through 4:00 - 5:00
Monday, August 19 - First Day of School Early dismissal at 11:40
Tuesday, August 20 - First full day of school
Monday, August 26 - Open House Evening (K-2) - Schedule TBD
Tuesday, August 27 - Open House (3-5) - Schedule TBD
Monday, September 2 - No School - Labor Day
Thursday, September 5 - School Picture Day
Monday, September 16 - 5th Grade Camp Duncan Trip
Monday, September 30 - No School due to Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, October 9 - No School due to Yom Kippur
Monday, October 14 - No School Day due to Columbus Day