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Welcome Wildwood Parents! Below is information especially for you! Information is updated throughout the year, so check back often!
The Board of Education approved the new Choice Student Assignment Plan.
Click on the link below to learn more!
If you have questions that need immediate answers, it is best to email the Office of Student Assignment Taskforce as their voicemail fills quickly with parent inquiries:
For additional help understanding student assignment, see these links:
Video instructions: http://assignment.wcpss.net/video/choice-how-to/english/
Step-by-step written instructions: http://assignment.wcpss.net/downloads/choice-selection-english.pdf
Kindergarten Staggered Entry for 2012-2013 school year
Your child will attend only one full day during the first week of school so that teachers can do an initial assessment. The goal of the initial assessment is to promote student success through early identification of developmental needs and styles to provide an academically stimulating program to all kindergarten students. All kindergarten students will be assessed in five areas: language and literacy, math, social-emotional, fine motor and gross motor development.
The small group environment will also help ease your child's transition to kindergarten. Please see the schedule below to determine what day, during the first week of school, your child will be attending.
Monday, August 27, 2012 A, B, C, D, E, F
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 N, O, P, Q, R. S, T
Thursday, August 30, 2012 U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Friday, August 31, 2012 Come to "Meet the Teacher" 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
All Kindergarten students will report to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Reading at Home
In order to succeed in the classroom -- and in life -- our children must develop strong reading skills at an early age. It's a process that happens at home as well as school. Parental involvement in encouraging a love of reading and good reading habits is essential!
WCPSS's Curriculum and Instruction Department has produced these eleven short videos to give parents some tips about how best to support their children as they develop into strong readers. Each video is one to three minutes long, and can be viewed using the free QuickTime Reader from Apple.
Becoming a Reader - an introduction
Reading Is Important - reinforcing the value of reading in our daily lives
Talking and Listening - having a strong foundation in spoken language
Reading Together - making it a daily routine
Introducing a New Book - engaging a child's curiosity before reading
What Happens Next? - stopping along the way to help the child think about it
Choosing the Right Book - selecting interesting, appropriate books
Join Right In - choosing books that allow a child to participate in storytelling
Same Old Story - understanding the benefits of a repeated "favorite" story
Acting It Out - helping a child translate words to actions
Never Too Old - reading aloud with a child who already reads independently