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Fall Festival – September 26, 2014

Join family and friends for the annual Fall Festival on September 26, 2014. There are many fun activities, crafts, and experiences for the children to do, all sponsored by the Wickliffe PTO.

Wickliffe Fall Celebration 2014

We need volunteers to help run Fall Festival.  Please check out www.signupgenius.com for opportunities.

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Upper Arlington Education Foundation – Golden Bear Bash

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The Upper Arlington Education Foundation committee is looking for helpers this Friday at 9 a.m. at Arlington Bank at Tremont Center.  They also need 10 people to help with auction clean up.  They would report to Arlington Bank at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday.   Please respond to at wickliffepto@gmail.com if you can help! 

 The UAEF is a  wonderful foundation that supports our school in many ways. Over the years the have helped fund author visits, facilities improvements.  When we ask for help with funding, they are always there. 

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Volunteers are also needed during the Bash.   If you volunteer during the Bash, you will need to purchase a ticket to the Bash ($50) and work for one hour during the Bash selling raffle and drink tickets.  After you sign up under your school, go to www.goldenbearbash.com to register for the Bash.

 

Each school that has 10 volunteers sign up and work will receive popcorn for their September PTO meeting, courtesy of Greensview’s PTO.  A member of the Bash committee will contact you regarding specific details and volunteer time slots closer to the date.  Click here if you can work for an hour during the fundraiser:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eafaa29a64-uaefgolden/5865897

If you have time to give, we would deeply appreciate it.

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Informal Affair T-shirts Available

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Purchase your Informal Affair T-shirts here: BUY NOW 

Pay By Cash or Check

If you would rather pay by cash or check, please download this PDF and bring it to the Wickliffe office: T-shirt Order Form

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UPDATED: Volunteers Needed

School Picture Day is August 28, 2014

Lifetouch, the school picture people,  has asked for TWO parent volunteer helpers for Picture Day on August 28, 2014.  These volunteers will receive a $25 voucher to use toward the purchase of school pictures.  If you’re interested, please contact:

Denise McGee
dmcgee@uaschools.org
Secretary
Wickliffe Progressive School
614.487.5150

 

Wickliffe Office Help

The Wickliffe school office needs help covering the phone, front door, & visitors daily from 11:oo AM-12:00 PM.  We are looking for standing volunteers for each day of the week.  Let Cat Hiller know if you are interested.

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DROP-OFF/PICK-UP Procedures

If you are picking up or dropping off your child at the beginning or the end of the day and a vehicle is part of the mix, please be mindful that many of our students are walkers or riding a bicycle. While we remind our walkers and bikers to cross at crosswalks only, and we remind our bikers to walk their bikes until they have crossed over Eastcleft, Cimmaron, or Wickliffe, and while we have Safety Patrollers on duty, PLEASE WATCH  FOR CHILDREN! So, as adults please remember to

 SAFETY REMINDERS

  1. Wait patiently in the line of cars if you pick up or drop off your child in the Eastcleft parking lot near the playground/Castle Park-Big Toy or in front of the school. Don’t attempt to go around, cut off, or pass a car already in line.
  2. IF YOU’RE DROPPING OFF IN A LINE OF CARS, DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR TO HUG, KISS, SAY GOODBYE, WALK YOUR CHILD TO THE DOOR, OR HELP YOUR CHILD UNLOAD (THEIR CELLO).  IF THEY NEED HELP UNLOADING, PARK YOUR CAR ON THE STREET AND WALK TO SCHOOL TOGETHER.  DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR!
  3. Be mindful at the corners of Eastcleft/Cimmaron and Wickliffe/Cimmaron where our Safety Patrol students are positioned. All walkers, including adults, should cross at the crosswalks always.
  4. When using CROSSWALKS, use care to cross Cimmaron to get to your car parked on the west side of Cimarron.  DO NOT CROSS the street or walk in-between the waiting buses during dismissal.
  5. Ensure your child exits the car on the sidewalk side during drop-off wherever you are.  Have them go out on the sidewalk side of the car and walk to the  corner to cross.
  6. Drive slowly and cautiously. I understand there are schedules to keep. But there is no schedule to keep that outweighs a child’s safety.

Thank you for keeping an eye out for all of our children at these busy times in the day.

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Back-to-school Coffee

Please join us on the first day of school for coffee in the courtyard outside the school library. We will gather at 8:15 to celebrate the end of summer, the end of “back-to-school” stress, and share the contagious excitement for the start of a new school year!

 

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Welcome to Wickliffe

Hi friends,

What an exciting time it is at Wickliffe! The floors look like a fresh skating rink right after the Zamboni sweeps through. It won’t be that way for long, soon our kiddos will leave their mark, as they should! Welcome to a new slate, new pencils, and a new year!

I wanted to share a few words about changes at Wickliffe Progressive. There will be many changes that impact our community, some that many of you may have already noticed.

Staff

There will be many new faces at Wickliffe. Last year we said good bye to several of our experienced, dynamic teachers & staff who were rooted in progressive education. There were 7 days of interviews to find their replacements, and our own teachers hand picked their new colleagues. Every new teacher came here seeking our progressive program. The new staff members in our community will bring new energy & interests that will make for a great year. I can’t wait to leverage their ideas & enthusiasm. So if you’re a veteran, be sure to welcome them to our progressive community.

Testing

Many of you may remember last fall when our children & teachers waded through several new & old required evaluations. It was stressful, and many of us noticed the increased classroom time dedicated to these tests. The district recognized the impact and made changes, so that our children & teachers can spend more time learning & less time evaluating. For Wickliffe, this means more time exploring & experiencing information, allowing teachers the opportunity for authentic, emergent learning. I can’t tell you how excited I am about that change!

Please join us on the first day of school for coffee in the courtyard outside the school library. We will gather at 8:15 to celebrate the end of summer, the end of “back-to-school” stress, and share the contagious excitement for the start of a new school year!

Cat Hiller – PTO President

And all of our awesome Wickliffe PTO Executive Board

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Back to School Information

IMPORTANT DATES

Wickliffe Elementary School

August 18 – AM kindergarten parent information night, 6:30 p.m.

August 18 – PM kindergarten parent information night, 7:15 p.m.

August 28 – Parent information night for grade four, 6 p.m.

August 28 – Parent information night for grade five, 6:45 p.m.

August 28 – Parent information night for grades 1st – 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

September 29 – Wickliffe PTO – Fall Festival

ONLINE FORMS

A new online system will make it quicker and more convenient to complete back-to-school forms this year. Parents/guardians should have received an email from registration@uaschools.org by the end of July. This email contains instructions and a link to the registration documents for an individual student. Parents/guardians will be asked to verify the information on file and update anything that is outdated. For students in grades six though twelve, these online forms must be completed before the designated schedule pick-up time. For students in grades one through five, the forms should be completed by the first day of school. Parents/guardians with multiple children will receive a separate email for each child. If you did not receive an email for your student, please call the school office.

This new online process is meant to create greater efficiency for families and for the staff in our schools. Last fall, more than 1,800 parents and community members responded to the district’s Efficiency Survey. More than 95 percent of respondents indicated they were in favor of making the move to online forms, which will also create a more efficient workflow in our school offices. If you without internet access, please call the school office to schedule a time to complete the forms on a school computer.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Bus route information for the 2014-2015 school year is now available online. Please click here to visit the transportation page and view your child’s bus stop location and times. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Abbott, director of custodial and transportation services, at mabbott@uaschools.org or (614) 487-6477.

SPS EZpay

https://www.spsezpay.com/upperarlington/ezpay/Login.aspx

SPS EZpay allows families to pay school fees and add money to lunch accounts online.

 

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Joyce Cornelious

Dear Wickliffe Family,

It is with a very heavy heart that I share this incredibly sad news with our Wickliffe family. Percy Cornelious, our long time Head custodian lost his wife, Joyce, suddenly after a devastating car accident on Thursday.

The support and love of our community will mean a great deal to him in the coming days & months ahead.

Arrangements have not been finalized. I will pass along information to all of you as soon as they are made.

Please keep Percy and his family in your thoughts at this tragically sad time.

Cat Hiller

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PTO Supply Sale – What You Need To Know

The Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale will be open on August 14th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  

ON-LINE ORDERS ARE CLOSED – PLEASE JOIN US TOMORROW

Thanks you for all your pre-orders!  We had a great response from the Wickliffe community, and we’re currently busy processing all the pre-orders.

All pre-paid orders will be available in the BLUE GYM on August 14th.  If you didn’t pre-order your schools supplies, you can still shop for your supplies in the RED GYM.  We will be taking CASH, CHECK, or CREDIT CARDS.

If you ordered your school supplies AFTER 12:00 PM on August 12th, your school supply order WILL NOT BE READY until after 3:00 PM on August 14th.

We will be having Popsicles on the Playground at 6:00 PM, so bring the whole family and pick up your school supplies.  

We Still Need Volunteers

We’re still looking for volunteers to help at the Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale on August 14.  Please sign up, help us sell School Supplies, and catch-up with friends. 

Sign Up Now!
Let your High School and Middle School students know about this volunteer opportunity, as it is a great way to get service hours!


Join Wickliffe PTO

If you didn’t join Wicklife PTO when you placed your school supply order, you can go back to our new website and join HEREhttp://wickliffepto.org/info/join/

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PRE-ORDER DEADLINE – School Supply Sale

The Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale will be open on August 14th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  We will be having Popsicles on the Playground at 6:00 PM, so bring the whole family.  

Avoid the lines, save time, order your school supplies on-line at the Wickliffe PTO website, and pick up your order during the School Supply Sale.  Pre-orders after 12:00 PM on August 12 will be available to be picked up after 3:00 PM on August 14.

We Still Need Volunteers

We’re still looking for volunteers to help at the Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale on August 14.  Please sign up, help us sell School Supplies, and catch-up with friends. 

Sign Up Now!
Let your High School and Middle School students know about this volunteer opportunity, as it is a great way to get service hours!


Pre-order DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 12 at 12:00 PM

If you order AFTER 12:00 PM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, then your order will not be ready until the AFTERNOON session of the School Supply Sale from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

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Pre-Order School Supplies and Teacher Lists – Now Available

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Come shop with us and catch up with friends before the new school year starts! Wickliffe PTO is holding its annual School Supply Sale on August 14th, 2014.

This year you can pre-order your school supplies on-line, and we will have them ready to pick up on August 14th, 2014.   Pre-ordering deadline is Tuesday, August 12 at 12:00 PM.

Shopping/Pick-up Hours on August 14th, 2014 will be 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

If you decide not to pre-order the entire list, you will be able to purchase individual items from your teacher’s supply list as-needed during the Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale shopping hours.

PTO will be having Popsicles on the Playground starting at 6:00 PM.

We still need volunteers during the sale on August 14, 2014, please sign up here:

Sign Up Now!

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the new, on-line home of the Wickliffe PTO.  Things here are nice and shiny, and it still smells like a new car still.  Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions for additions or improvements, as we’ll be kicking the tires and getting a feel of how this rolls over the next few weeks/months.

There will be plenty of new features with our new site, including:

We look forward to your input and look forward to seeing you all again when school starts next month.

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Volunteers Needed – School Supply Sale

We need your help to set up the Wickliffe School Supply Sale!

We need volunteers on:

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Wickliffe Gym
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014:
    • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Wickliffe Gym
    • 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Wickliffe Gym

Sign Up Now!

This is also a great way to get your service hours for UA High School and Middle School students.

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Informal Affair Kick-off Meeting

Hard to believe it’s that time of the year already, but we are holding our Informal Affair kick-off meeting on Friday, August 1st, 7pm at Colin’s Coffee! We need LOTS of help, so please come find out more about this year’s event to be held November 15!
Future Meeting Schedule:
  • August 25
  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 10

Meeting at Colin’s Coffee at 7:00 PM

We need your help:

  • Volunteer – we need lots of help
  • Donate – time, money, services, auction items
  • Create – help our kids create on-of-a-kind classroom art
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After-school Care Program from Boys and Girls Clubs

Are you looking for an after-school care program?  Boys and Girls Clubs will be running an after-school care program at the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church with transportation provided.  They need 50 students in order to make a go of it.

See attached files for more info:

 UACS Program Flyer

Upper Arlington City Schools After School Program Interest Form

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July 4th Parade

A huge Thank You to Lisa Card, Cyrus Grimes, Laura Topazio & Sarah Miller for leading our float committee. Their countless hours & endless energy paid off! They built an award winning float & more importantly-lifelong memories for our children! It was a wonderful community event & we are so proud of our Wickliffe Community!
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