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End-of-the-Year Party!

School's Out for SummerOur end-of-year celebration will be on Thursday, June 5th! This year it will take place on campus and lunch will be fully provided by the cafeteria. Please remember that this is a minimum day. There will be a bounce house as well as a water slide on this day. Students may wear bathing suits underneath their clothing if they plan to get wet. Please wear appropriate shoes, and consider the possibility of bees on grassy areas. Students may also bring water guns if they wish to participate in water battles. They are responsible for keeping track of their own “weapons”. It might be a good idea to have a change of clothing in the backpack. There will be plenty of safe areas, including a movie room, if students don’t want to get wet. If you have any questions, please contact me!

Gold Rush Days!

Just a reminder that our CA Gold Rush Day will take place this Friday, May 30th! Be sure to bring an extra set of clothes, as you will inevitably be wet after our trip to the river. This includes socks and undies! :) Please also remember to bring your shovels, pokes, pans, buckets, and any other items you decided upon with your group (all with your names clearly visible). The afternoon will be spent in “Wilson Gulch,” where you’ll have the opportunity to reap the rewards of your hard work!

P.S. Don’t forget that you MUST wear long pants and closed-toed shoes in the morning!

Open House ’14

Open HouseJust a reminder that this year’s Open House is taking place tomorrow, on

Thursday, May 22nd
6:30-7:30 PM.

We’ll have photo slideshows, work on the walls, a jelly bean contest, and loads of fun! See you there!

By the Great Horn Spoon!

We’ve begun reading about the adventures of Praiseworthy and Master Jack in Sid Fleischman’s By the Great Horn Spoon! This novel is a perfect accompaniment to our current studies of the pioneers and the California Gold Rush. If you’d like to explore the book in order to help your child, the following site may help keep everyone on track: By the Great Horn Spoon! A Gold Rush Adventure.

Synopsis: The year is 1849. Young Jack Flagg sets out to recoup his Aunt Arabella’s fortune on a ship bound from Boston to the California gold fields. Thus begin the wild, swashbuckling adventures of a determined 12-year-old and his intrepid butler.  (Scholastic)

Guess Who!


As part of our end-of-the-year fun, I am asking that every student bring in ONE photograph of themselves as a baby or toddler. On Open House, students and parents will have the opportunity to guess which fourth grader is which! Please bring in your photograph no later than Tuesday, May 20th. Thank you!

Model Earth Extra Credit Science Project

Due Date: Wednesday, May 21st 

For extra science points, students may create a model of the earth’s layers.

Anything goes as long as your sphere displays each of the four layers proportionally! See the examples below.

Possible Methods: Paper mache, clay, edible items (cake, peanut butter, crumbs – be creative!), wood, cloth, paper, etc. 

Wilson School Track Meet ’14

Don’t forget to join us on Friday, May 23rd for Wilson’s 60th Annual Track Meet! Third graders will have their chance for the gold in the morning and fourth/fifth graders will be competing in the afternoon, beginning at 12:30! Parents are welcome to attend and cheer their children on. As we have discussed, all students who are completing their goals (AR, citizenship, homework) will be participating, unless demerits or behavior disqualify their participation.

Casa 2 Casa (Fundraiser)

Simeon Allison, a fifth grade teacher at Wilson Elementary, will set out on a 50K walk on Saturday, May 24th to support the Mi C.A.S.A. After-School Program! He has pledged to walk from Casa Ramos in Chico to Casa Lupe in Gridley! Mi C.A.S.A helps an under-served population of Hispanic students that often have English as their second language. Their hard-working parents are often unable to help their children with homework due to language barriers.  If you would like to support our students by contributing to this very valuable cause, please click Donate Now, share on Facebook, and help spread word-of-mouth. $1,000 is their goal and all donations are tax-deductible!

Spring Picture Day

Reminder: Spring Picture Day will take place tomorrow, on Friday, May 2nd! Everyone will be part of a group photo. If you would like to place an order, please be sure that you send money with your child tomorrow. Only prepaid orders will be taken. There will be no make-ups or re-takes. Smile!