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The Wilmot Word: 6-7-19

Students have been very busy this week wrapping up lessons, activities and projects. In fifth grade Ms. Hanna’s class made great posters displaying what they have learned about fractions and decimals. Students had a lot of fun demonstrating learning with their group posters. Students also enjoyed learning outside this week as they worked with partners on many different projects and lessons.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining Mrs. Doloughty’s class during language arts. Students shared their wonderful persuasive essays on topics including: Why we should have flexible seating in our classrooms, Why we need more clubs at school and Why peer tutors are needed at Wilmot. Students supported their arguments with great details and ideas!

Kindergarteners have been very busy. Check out the Seesaw post below on geometric shapes. Our fifth graders enjoyed Step Up Day at Caruso where they had an opportunity to experience what 6th grade might be like next year. Students attended classes, ate lunch at Caruso and learned about classes, clubs and special activities.

Earlier this week we celebrated PAWS DAY and recognized students for following our PAWS principles. Throughout the day student names were drawn at random from the PAWS drum to receive a prize. Every single child that received a prize said “thank you” and one student even asked if she could give her prize to a friend. This was a fun way to recognize students.

Today, Sammy, our first winner of the fire truck raffle, had his ride to school on a fire truck. It was so much fun watching him arrive with our friends from the Deerfield Fire Department. Thank you to the student council for organizing this event and to the Deerfield Fire Department for making this possible.

In case you missed this last week here is our final edition of WESN - click here.

Kindness Corner
We celebrated Kindness at Wilmot this week in many different ways. Yesterday, three 5th grade students (Liza, Ashley and Allie), shared special gift bags they made with every kindergarten student at Wilmot. This act of kindness was very sweet and greatly appreciated by our kindergarten students. Fourth graders visited Feed my Starving Children on Thursday, where they packed bags of food which will be distributed to those in need across the globe. Providing opportunities for students to show kindness with those in the local and broader community is something we are very proud of. Way to go 4th grade!
Third grade had their final Town Hall Meeting this week. Students here recognized by classmates and teachers for being kind and responsible students. In first grade Mrs. Vidakovich had students share what was their favorite part of first grade. One student shared that Mrs. V. was her favorite thing in first grade, because she is kind. What a wonderful first grade memory!

Student Devices (2nd posting)
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.

Progress Reports
Progress reports will be posted on Tuesday, June 11 at 3:00. Earlier this year we shared the descriptor for our revised standards based progress report. Click here to view those descriptors.

Lost and Found (2nd 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.

If your child takes medication at school an adult must pick up medicine from the nurse’s office by the end of the day on June 11. We cannot send home medication with students. If you are unable to do so we will hold the medicine in the nurse’s office.

Field Day 2019 (A note from our PE Teachers - Mr. Tallidis and Mr. Sheldon)
Field Day is this Monday, June 10th. Parent volunteers should meet Mr. Tallidis and Mr. Sheldon on the back field. PLEASE send a water bottle with your child. The PTO will have water jugs available for students to refill water bottles.
I will email families by 8:45 if field day is delayed or canceled due to weather.

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 tonight, 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!

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
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
Wednesday, August 14 - Kindergarten Orientation/Scavenger Hunt (approximately 3:45 pm) - This date has been changed from previous communication.
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