Wheatfield Elementary School News

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Popcorn Day

Yay!  Popcorn Day in Friday, January 31, 2020.  Don't forget your quarter.

Parent/Teacher Council (PTC) Meeting

Our next Parent/Teacher Council (PTC) Meeting will be Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.  Come on out and see what our aWESome PTC has planned for the school.

Mother/Son Bowling

Moms:  mark your calendars for a fun "date night" with your sons.  Mother/Son Bowling will be Friday, February 7th at Wheatfield Lanes. There are three session that are available to sign up for: Session 1 3:45 - 5:15, Session 2 - 5:30 - 7:00 and Session 3 - 7:15 - 8:45. Tickets are $6 per person and includes shoe rental, bowling, prizes and a slice of pizza per person. Water will be provided and soft drinks will be available for purchase. No ticket sales at the door so make sure to fill out the form your son has brought home to reserve your spot. If your son is needing another form, they can be picked up in the office. Let's bowl!

Wheatfield Elementary School Relay Recess 2020

We are super excited for our First Annual Wheatfield Elementary School Relay Recess 2020 which will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020.  What is Relay Recess, you ask?  Relay Recess brings the world's largest movement to end cancer to elementary schools.  Relay Recess brings cancer prevention education and community service to classrooms in fun and exciting ways.  WES students learn about the importance of nutrition, physical activity, sun safety, and tobacco use prevention.  To learn more go to www.relayrecess.org.  Fundraising Challenge:  WES would like you to put your spare change towards a great cause! All proceeds from our money war will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  The American Cancer Society funds cancer research and provides services to cancer patients (such as free rides/lodging/and wig banks).  We will be collecting money throughout our Relay Recess Week.  The grade level that raises the most money will get to pie their teachers in the face.  We will announce the winner on Friday at our Relay Recess event!

Relay Recess Spirit Week

We will be having a Spirit Week during the week of our Relay Recess:  Monday, February 3rd - "Kougars Believe in a Cure" (KV spiritwear or colors), Tuesday, February 4th - "Sock Out Cancer" (wear crazy socks), Wednesday, February 5th - "Color for a Cause" (Classroom color to support a specific cancer), Thursday, February 6th - "Sun Safety" (wear hats/sunglasses/Hawaiian) and Friday, February 7th - Relay Recess Walk - "Cape for a Cure" (Superhero apparel to honor our survivor heroes).

School In Session - February 14th

Friday, February 14th was marked on the 2019-2020 School Calendar as a possible make-up day.  School will be in session on this day!

Winter Break - Presidents Day - No School

Monday, February 17th is Winter Break - Presidents Day.  There will be no school on this day!

Reading Fair

We are excited to announce our 6th Annual Reading Fair!  Camp Reading S'More will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  This reading fair will give students in grades K-3 the opportunity to share their favorite books.  The goal is to energize readers and share great books with others.  If your child is interested in participating, please fill out and return the form that was sent home with your student no later then Friday, February 7, 2020. If your child needs another form, they can be picked up in the office.

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Dads:  It is never too early to mark your calendar for a date night with your daughter(s).  Our Daddy/Daughter Dance will be on Friday, March 6, 2020.  This year's theme will be announced at a later date.

Second Grade Spring Music Program

Spring will be here before we know it (hopefully).  Mark your calendars now for our Second Grade Spring Music Program, which will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  More information will be added closer to the program.

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 here

Delays and Closings Are Coming...

Delays and closings are coming...remember that if you have not updated your phone numbers for calls and text messages, you need to as soon as possible!  The easiest way to do this is to go to Skyward Family Access and click on the Skylert tab located on the left-hand side. Here you can add phone numbers, emails, or text message numbers that you want to receive the alerts. To finish, click the save button towards the top.

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. 

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.