Dear Wilder Families,
Our building continues to be rejuvenated! New outdoor speakers will be installed the week of September 21; this will allow students to hear the bells much better at lunch time. We are also looking forward to the installation of our new SmartLab.
The SmartLab will be installed the week of September 28 and Mrs. Blechle will be trained the week of October 5. Students will be engaged with new learnings beginning October 8, we are so excited! Thank you PTO and parents for making this opportunity a reality for all of our students. Look for Open House details coming soon!
Speaking of PTO, I want to extend a grateful thank you to the Direct Giving Campaign coordinators and the PTO Executive Board. Our first fundraiser, Direct Giving Campaign is winding down with $45,000 raised. We are aiming for $50,000 and 100% participation. Any amount you can give toward this endeavor supports our building in so many ways, including student books, furniture, technology, additional staffing, assemblies, and the list goes on. PTO will accept contributions, no matter the amount. As always, our students’ success is based on the partnership of parents, PTO, staff, and our community.
Our staff continues to grow. District administration provided us with extra staffing to support literacy in grades 1, 2, 3, 4. We will be interviewing and hiring the week of September 21. Due to some early paraprofessional resignations; Amy Gautreau accepted a special education position at Runyon elementary, Kris Gideon moved to Colorado Springs with her family and Dawn Cannon has accepted a position with Delta Airlines. Meet a few new staff members:
Ms. Lara Hutchison, 1st Grade paraprofessional and playground/cafeteria
Ms. Brittany Maxwell, 1st Grade paraprofessional and playground
TBD, 1st and 2nd Grade paraprofessional and playground
TBD, 1st and 2nd Grade Literacy Teacher
TBD, 3rd and 4th Grade Literacy Teacher
TBD, Kindergarten paraprofessional
TBD, Mental Health Professional
Our teachers continue to learn about the new math materials, Bridges as they implement. Teachers love them, students love them, and parents can love them too by attending district offered workshops (September 28).
The Wilder staff is always ready to listen and support students and families, let us know how we can help!
Susan Dalton, principal
Wilder Elementary School Staff Members