Parent Input Letters for 2013-2014
Accepted May 20-23, 2013
Click HERE for the letter/form.
Letters may be accepted after May 23, but those received during the
designated acceptance period shown above will take precedence.
|Office/Phone Hours: School Hours: |
7:30AM - 3:45PM (Mon-Fri) Gr 1-6 Regular Day: 8:45AM - 3:05PM
(no voice mail) Gr 1-6 Minimum Day: 8:45AM - 12:55PM Kindergarten: 8:45AM - 12:20PM After School Classes/Clubs: 3:15PM - 4:15PM
An important focus for the Principal as the instructional leader of the school is to design a classroom assignment schedule designed to 1) support students as they learn and 2) teachers as they teach. Although Wildwood Elementary School is not a program improvement school under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the sub-groups of students who attend Wildwood Elementary do contribute to the overall sub-grouping of students at the District level for program improvement purposes. For this reason, particular attention is necessary to the planning of the classroom assignment schedule at each school site in the District.
The intention of the classroom assignment schedule is to find the best fit for students and teachers with a focus on maximizing academic achievement. It is my intent to work with parents/guardians and strive to match a student’s particular learning style with a supportive academic environment. With that in mind, it is important that parents/guardians understand that there are several elements that a Principal must consider such as the academic and gender balance of a classroom, strengths and styles of individual teachers and students, teacher input and recommendations, and parent/guardian input regarding their student’s learning style. For this reason, requests for a particular teacher are not helpful and many teacher assignments will be changing next year. Rather, input regarding your student’s learning style is the best way to communicate their academic need.
I encourage parents/guardians to read and understand the above statements when providing input regarding their student’s learning style. Enrollment at Wildwood Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year will be very tight with little room for adjustment once the classroom assignment schedule has been set.
For all of these reasons, requests for a particular teacher are not possible. The best process is that if you, as the parent/guardian of your student, convey information to the Principal concerning your student’s learning style, along with academic strengths and weaknesses. This input will help in building the classroom assignment schedules in order to make 2013-2014 a positive learning environment for your student.
The window for parent/guardian input letters for next school year will be accepted beginning Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23, 2013. Letters submitted after May 23 will still be considered, but those letters submitted during the designated time period will take precedence. Please fill-in the lines below and sign the bottom indicating that you are aware of the policies associated with classroom assignment. This notice needs to be attached to the front of your input letter. Please feel free to call the school office at 790-8521 if you have any questions.
Thank you for your assistance. I will be considering your input carefully while working on classroom assignments for next year.Please click HERE for the letter/form.
April is a healthy month at WES. We call it “Active April” and the students participate in many activities that are coordinated through our PR program and teacher Mrs. Benedict.As a part of this month’s activities, many of our teachers and students also participated in the San Bernardino County Medical Society: Healthy Lifestyle Program and five classes won!
- Grand Prize Winner for San Bernardino County: Jan Murphy, 5th Gr. $500.00 for her Hanging Quilt: “Healthy Choices Keep us Happy and Strong”
- Deborah Hill, 3rd Gr. $300.00 - “Healthy Chefs Cook at Home” booklet
- Karen McClain, 3rd Gr. $300.00 - “Our Nutrition Study Guide Using Fast Food Restaurants” booklet
- Serena Biggs, SAI class: $200.00 - “We are Healthy Kids” booklet
- JoAnn Labani, 2nd Gr. $100.00 - “Healthy Birds” booklet
Mr. Jim Peterson, Executive Director for the San Bernardino County Medical Society attended our Friday Spirit Day ceremony last Friday and presented certificates to the teachers and students as well as the winnings. Each student also received some goodies to remind them to be healthy.
The Wildwood Elementary School PTA is looking for people to volunteer and fill the following positions for the 2013-2014 school year:
Also, they need volunteers to assist with the Book Fair, Yearbook, and other projects throughout the school year.
If you are interested in helping with PTA next year, please call this year's PTA President, Jackie Brownlee at (909) 327-6370.
Registration packets for the 2013-2014 school year are now available for pick up from the school office and are currently being accepted.
Students must be five years or older on or before October 1, 2013 to be eligible for Kindergarten registration. The anticipated start date of the 2013-2014 school year is August 19, 2013.
The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District will also offer Transitional Kindergarten for students who reach age five between October 2 and December 2. This program is a blending preschool and Kindergarten standards with high expectations based on the preschool foundations making a bridge to success in Kindergarten.
To register for school, parents should bring:
1) Completed registration packet
2) Birth certificate
3) Proof of residence
(electric or gas bill, rental agreement, or mortgate statement)
4) Records of student's past immunizations, serious diseases and injuries.
California state law requires students entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten to complete immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles (rubella and rubeola), mumps, hepatitis B, and varicella.
There will be NO SCHOOL
on the following days:
May 24 & 27
Dismissal for Grade 1-6 is at 12:55pm
Kindergarten is not affected by Minimum Days
*June 12 is the last day of school
To be eligible to win one of these bikes, students must have EXTREME PERFECT ATTENDANCE. Students with extreme perfect attendance have not missed a single day of school this year and have not been late or picked up early from school. We encourage all of our students to be in school every day!
If your child misses school, please email the attendance clerk, Carol Norris, by clicking here. Absence reasons must be reported within 5 days or they will automatically be marked unexcused. Not all absence reasons will be considered excused, even when they are reported within the 5 day window.
If you choose to call or wish to speak to the attendance clerk, please be aware that our phone system has no voice mail. Our office hours are 7:30 am to 3:45 pm. Thank you.
Manage your child's cafeteria account online!MySchoolBucks.com is a fast and simple online payment center and more! Use mySchoolBucks.com to:
* Pay for your child's meals.
* Set up automatic email reminders to tell you when a payment is needed
* View your child's cafeteria purchases and get information on foods your child eats at school.
To sign up for this wonderful program, please click here to see the website. You will need your child's student number to sign up.
Thanks to our partnership with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Wildwood is now a part of the Champions for Change-Network for a Healthy California! As participants in the Harvest of the Month program, we are collaboratively working toward increasing the knowledge of, access to, and preference for fruits, vegetables and physical activity for our students.
Each month, students will have the opportunity to sample healthy fruits and vegetables such as apples, squash, persimmons, beets, citrus, beans, peas and strawberries.
For more information, you can visit the Harvest of the Month website.