Wheatfield Elementary School News

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be the week of October 22 - 25. We will have dress-up spirit days and we encourage students to participate. Monday - No School - Fall Break. Tuesday - Peace Out to Drugs - wear peace signs and/or tie dye. Wednesday - Team Up Against Drugs - wear your sports shirt or jersey. Thursday - Proud to Be Drug Free - wear camo and/or sparkles. Friday - Our School Chooses to Be Drug Free - wear red or KV spirit wear.

Science Fair

Calling all future scientists:  The Family Science Fair will take place on October 28th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. This is a great project to complete as a family.   You'll learn how to be a good scientist and have lots of fun doing a cool experiment of your choice! If you're interested in participating, please complete the form that will be sent home.  They need to be turned in by October 17 at the latest. Hope to see you there! 

Halloween Dance - Buzz & Woody's Halloween Adventure

Our Wheatfield Parent/Teacher Council (PTC) will be hosting a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 25th for our students - Buzz & Woody's Halloween Adventure. The dance will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the school gym. Come dressed up and ready to dance! All children must be accompanied by an adult and attend Wheatfield Elementary School. Younger siblings are invited as well. DJ and Photo Booth services by Mr. Myers. Drinks and snacks will be provided by the PTC. We are asking that you bring one canned good per person as your admission fee to benefit our local food pantry. This year we are also raffling off several items. Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, and $10 for 15 tickets. 50% of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the food pantry as well. To Infinity and Beyond....PTC cannot wait to see you there!

Fall Break

Fall Break is October 18 - 21.  No school - enjoy your break!

Picture Re-Takes

Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 29th. If you want retakes and ordered pictures, please send your students pictures back to school. Any new student or student absent on the day we took pictures will have their picture taken on October 29th. 

eLearning Days

As Kankakee Valley School Corporation continues to make technology an active part of teaching and learning in our district, we are continuing to have eLearning Days. eLearning Days allow for school districts to offer instruction digitally so that schools are able to make up lost days due to inclement weather. As you know, the possibility of bad weather is always a reality for all of us in Northwestern Indiana.

For FAQ concerning eLearning Days, please click on the tab labeled "E-Learning" towards the top of this page. 

Using Pin Code When Calling Into School

Kankakee Valley School Corporation has a new security measure to protect the safety of our students.  When parents or guardians call the school, they must provide the pin code they created during online registration when asking for certain confidential information (e.g. grades, health issues, discipline, attendance, address, contact info., family/sibling info., etc.). This also includes information that pertains to student location (bus number/route), financial information (balances), or early dismissal arrangements.  We understand that this will take time to get used to but we are only looking out for your child’s safety.   This is to ensure we are adhering to FERPA and HIPAA requirements.  If a parent forgets the pin code, he/she can log in to Family Access and re-set it. Otherwise, the parent will need to come to the school office and provide proper identification. 

After School Program at Wheatfield Elementary

The After School Program is a structured enrichment program which is available to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. We are not in session when school is not in session. Students will not be allowed to walk home, even if they live near the school. Parents or their designee must personally pick up their child/children. The individual picking up the child must sign the child out. You must write a note to the teacher when your child will be coming to the program.  Non-refundable fees are:  Children who pay regular lunch fees - $36.00 for a 15 hr. ticket ($2.40/hr). Children who pay reduced lunch fees - $27.00 for a 15 hr. ticket ($1.80/hr). Children who are on free lunch fees - $25.50 for a 15 hr. ticket ($1.70/hr). Purchasing a 15 hr. ticket in advance is recommended for students attending on regular basis. A child must be enrolled to attend the After School Program. If you are late in picking up your child/children, there is an additional $5.00 per 15 minutes for each child. If you cannot pick up your child by the 6:00 p.m. deadline, please make other arrangements for child care. If, for an unforeseen reason, you are going to be late, please be considerate and notify us by calling the school number (219-956-3221) or 219-863-6485, Cookie Kopanda. We encourage students to do their homework. We also provide a snack and use the playground (weather permitting) or gymnasium.