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1/12/17 > Bell Ringer January 12, 2017
Wilson Elementary School Bell Ringer
January 12, 2017
Kathy Milburn, Principal

Hello and Happy New Year!
Hopefully you have all gotten in the habit of writing 2017 instead of 2016. I am still working on it.

Coming Up:
January 27 – Professional Development for staff. Free CREST programming available for students.
February 3 – Next PTO meeting, and Bingo/Chili Cook Off that evening
Feb. 17 - Professional Development for staff.. CREST programming available for students.

Bingo/Chili Cook Off
Bingo is a great family event put on by our PTO. Come play bingo, win prizes and support our school! The chili cooking smack down is new this year and should be a lot of fun. The winner will have bragging rights for a year! Look for flyers with more details.

From Ms. Kim
After School Bussing Changes
Please contact Mrs. Kim Byrne when your child needs to ride a bus other than their regular home bus or needs to get off their same bus at a different stop. Ms. Kim can alert the Transportation Dept. so students are allowed to get on the different bus or get off at a different stop. Bus drivers will not allow students to ride other busses or get off at a different stop unless they have been notified. Contact Ms. Kim as early as possible an no later than 2:00 pm by phone or email to ensure the Transportation Dept. gets the message.

The only exception is for the Town Shuttle, Bus 1. Students that ride this bus are required to have an electronic bus pass (zonar card). Bus 1 takes students from Wilson into Jackson to various afterschool venues or to the Middle School for a transfer. The bus pass scans students on and off the bus so we can track where students went in case there is a mix up. Electronic bus passes can be picked up at the bus barn or ordered through Ms. Kim. Students without an electronic pass will not be permitted to ride the activity bus

Thank you for helping to keep our students safe and accounted for.


C.R.E.S.T. (Community+Recreation=Enrich Student’s Time) Jan. 27 and Feb. 17th, 2017
There are 2 remaining FREE enrichment day opportunities to help parents with childcare during teacher in-service days. The deadline to register for both dates is Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.
If you are unsure you have registered or if you need to register, please do so electronically on TCSD.org under the "Parents" tab. There is a link to the C.R.E.S.T form. The paper registration for January 27 is attached to this email.
Quick reminders:
Buses will be running on a regular school day schedule.
There will be NO Activity buses running that day; please make sure to communicate to crest@tcsd.org your child’s transportation plan. If plans change the day of, please contact the front office and bus barn.
Free lunch and snack will be provided
Bring appropriate outdoor clothing (BIG 5)
Please opt in for TCSD text/email communications, so program updates and confirmations can be communicated. Text 68453 to join.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the CREST staff at crest@tcsd.org

Thanks for your time,
Kathy Milburn

12/19/16 > Bell Ringer December 19, 2016
Wilson Elementary School Bell Ringer
Dec 19, 2016
Kathy Milburn, Principal

Hi WES Folks,
I’ve been getting notes from kids lately. Here is one of my favorites:
Milburn,
I think you care obawt otors.

Coming Up:
December 23 – School recognition activities for being respectful, responsible and friendly. 8:30-10
December 24 – Jan 3 – Winter Break Students return on Jan. 4.
January 27 – Professional Development for staff. Crest programming available for students.
Feb. 17 - Professional Development for staff. Crest programming available for students.

50/50 Club
Parents of 4th and 5th grade parents, be watching for information about a new club Mrs. Hunt is starting in addition to After School Action. This one will involve physical activity, science and computers among other things. Looks to be great fun. Please note that this one requires a sign up and is not drop in like After School Action.

Recognition for Behavior
On Friday, along with the usual merriment, we will be having an event from 8:30 – 10. Students have chosen between an assortment of activities and will be doing things like Zumba, Bracelet making, Frisbee golf, story telling, badminton and cookie decorating. Our philosophy is that we get the behavior we recognize – so we are recognizing great behavior! We will start right at 8:30, so please make sure kids get to school on time.

From Ms. Gwen in the computer lab:
Do you do any computer programming or coding as a part of your job? Do you use technology in some other awesome or innovative way? K-5 students will be studying computer science and coding during Computer class after Thanksgiving and we would love it if you could come in or Skype with us about what you do and how you use technology to change the world.

Please contact Ms. Gwen (gleslie@tcsd.org) if you're interested.


C.R.E.S.T. (Community+Recreation=Enrich Student’s Time) Jan. 27 and Feb. 17th, 2017
There are 2 remaining FREE enrichment day opportunities to help parents with childcare during teacher in-service days. The deadline to register for both dates is Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.
If you are unsure you have registered or if you need to register, please do so electronically on TCSD.org under the "Parents" tab. There is a link to the C.R.E.S.T form. Paper registrations will be also available in the Front Office if needed.
Quick reminders:
Buses will be running on a regular school day schedule.
There will be NO Activity buses running that day; please make sure to communicate to crest@tcsd.org your child’s transportation plan. If plans change the day of, please contact the front office and bus barn.
Free lunch and snack will be provided
Bring appropriate outdoor clothing (BIG 5)
Please opt in for TCSD text/email communications, so program updates and confirmations can be communicated. Text 68453 to join.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the CREST staff at crest@tcsd.org


Have a few long winter’s naps and enjoy next week. See you in January!


Thanks for your time,
Kathy Milburn