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Wiley gets visit from children’s author, Barb Rosenstock

October 20th, 2014

The Youth Literature Festival, sponsored by the University of Illinois, brought a number of children’s authors to Urbana-Champaign.  One author, Barb Rosenstock, visited with the students at Wiley and helped bring to life the story of of a camping trip historical figures John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt (yes, that Teddy Roosevelt) embarked on.  Ms. Rosenstock had help from two Wiley fifth graders.  The News-Gazette had a nice write-up on the event.  You can read it here: Young fans provide children’s author’s best reward.

KAM:WAM Adventures

September 18th, 2014

It’s that time of year again! The Wiley 5th grade classes have spent the week at Krannert Art Museum for their annual KAM:WAM.  While they were there, Nicole Lafond, education reporter for the News-Gazette, visited the group to see what they were up to.  Here’s her report: Krannert Art Musuem program helps youngsters celebrate art

Wiley students and the case of motion around us

May 22nd, 2014

Wiley 5th grade students recently made a visit to Krannert Center, where they collaborated with members of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Consilience Project, which is part of the University’s I-STEM Education Initiative.  I-STEM published a great story about the visit and the students’ work with this group.  The story can be found here: http://www.istem.illinois.edu/news/consilience.html

Updated: Calendar for the Year End – Wiley School

May 20th, 2014

Dear Parents,

Hear are several events to be aware of for the last weeks of school.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, dates have changed.

1. Wednesday, May 28th – Fun Day Color Run and Student/Staff Kickball Game

In the afternoon, we will have our Staff/Student Kickball game with the 3-5 graders.
After the kickball game and a break, we will begin our Wiley Character Mini-Color Run!   (Permission forms were sent home – please contact the office if you did not receive one)

2. Thursday, May 29th 3rd-5th Graders Informance (Informal Dance Assembly)

1:30pm in the gym
Families welcome!

3. Tuesday, June 3rd – 5th Grade Musical Gotta Be Jazz!

1:30 pm
Performance for school

6:30 pm
Fifth Grade recognition follows the musical.  Families welcome!

4. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -  FULL DAY   (8:10-3:00)

Did you miss Kindergarten Connection

May 6th, 2014

Kindergarten Connection at the Urbana Civic Center on April 8th was a success!  We had 184 families attend this first step into kindergarten!

If you missed the Kindergarten Connection and your child will be entering Kindergarten at Wiley Elementary school this fall, you are encouraged to go to the school to begin the sign-up process.

At the school, you, the parent or legal guardian, will complete the registration forms, sign-up your student for an August kindergarten screening, and receive a handbook with information about Urbana’s kindergarten classes and how to ensure success for your child.

Each neighborhood elementary school has set aside time between now and the end of the school year (June 4th) for parents who missed Kindergarten Connection but still need to start the registration process.  Dates and times for Wiley Elementary is listed below.  Starting the process now will help you to avoid the long “New Student” lines at Centralized Registration on July 29th – July 31st.

Kindergarten Connection/registration times for Wiley Elementary school is:

Wiley Elementary School
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 12:30pm & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(217) 384-3670

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