Wilson Elementary School offers a variety of resources for families. Learn how you can become involved at Sheridan through our Parent-Teacher Organization or other volunteer opportunities. You can also find useful information about our fundraising efforts, transportation, and after school care.
photo of school supplies Families are asked to provide some basic school supplies at the beginning of the school year. Click the link below for this year's list. Be sure to check the list carefully because not all teachers within the same grade level request the same supplies.
Students and parents are invited to bring supplies to school on "Sneak Peek Night" in late August. Throughout the school year, please check your child's supplies and replenish as their supplies run low.
Wilson School participates in several fundraising programs each year to help provide students with programming, technology items and assemblies that the regular school budget cannot cover. Our major fundraiser of the year is the Fall Fest in September. We also participate in Box Tops for Education. More details can be found through the links on the left.
Collecting Box Tops for Education coupons is one way that you can support our school without it costing you any additional money or purchasing things you don't already purchase. Simply clip the Box Top coupon from hundreds of items and send them in to school. Our Box Tops coordinator will do the rest. For more information about how you can help us "One Dime at a Time", visit the Box Tops website.
The Wilson PTO offers an opportunity to purchase Wilson School apparel several times a year. Hats, gloves, socks, pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more are offered. Orders can be placed though the online store during each sales event. Click here to check for the current online store and to place an order.
Helping Hands is a program set up to help teachers with work they may need an extra hand with. They may have things to be copied, projects to be cut out, pencils to be sharpened, shapes or letters to be cut for classrooms, or many other things. By doing these small projects for the teachers it allows them to spend more time with the students. The program is facilitated through a PTA chairperson who will contact those who volunteer on an as-needed basis. This is a great way to be involved in the school and meet other parents.
Lunch Buddies is a "school-based" mentor initiative of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County. Adults from the community are matched with a student at our school who would benefit from having another adult in their lives. In general, Lunch Buddies work with children in 1st through 5th grades and may stay with a child for years. The Lunch Buddies spend one lunch period per week (35-45 minutes), while school is in session, having lunch with his/her "little lunch buddy". During their visits they enjoy lunch together, play games, do craft activities, enjoy outdoor activities, or just talk. If you are interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County at (920) 458-0111.
The Sheboygan Area School District is always looking for people interested in being a Noon Hour Supervisor. Whether you are looking for something five days a week, or just a couple of days a week, helping out at school might be the answer. Being a Noon Hour Supervisor is a great way to be involved at school, help out the kids, and get paid while doing it.
For more information about becoming a Noon Hour Supervisor, please contact the school office at 459-3688.
The Wilson Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is an organization where parents and teachers work together to plan, organize and carry out many fun, family activities throughout the school year. All parents and teachers are encouraged to be a part of this vital group. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm in the Wilson School library. All are welcome to attend!
The PTO also runs several fundraisers through out the school year. Our biggest fundraiser is our annual Fall Fest in late September/early October. We are always looking for volunteers to sell tickets, fry brats and burgers, serve food, or run the games and activities. Throughout the year we continue to collect Box Tops for Education, where each box top earns Wilson School 10¢ each. These can add up to big money for us!
All money raised is used to help purchase items for our students and staff. Purchases made in the past include playground equipment, computers, library materials, and funding for field trips.
Our PTO membership drive starts at registration and continues throughout the school year. The $6.00 membership fee benefits children right here at Wilson School. Each year the PTO provides vital resources and programs for Wilson students and staff.
Nicole Graf, President
Kat Brost, Vice President
Jen Cardarelle, Secretary
Heather Bingham, Treasurer
The room parents’ duties are to assist the teachers in planning classroom parties and other activities held throughout the year.
Room parents are the primary contact for the teacher and distribute the responsibilities for the various classroom events among the other parents and participate as needed. Room parents telephone other parents for volunteers for field trips, for food for the classroom parties, and for contributions of time to help in the classroom.
Being a room parent or parent volunteer is a great way to get to know your child’s teacher and classmates. It’s also a perfect opportunity to meet other parents. The years go by too quickly and it enables you to enjoy these moments in your child’s life.
Thank you for volunteering to serve as a possible volunteer in the Sheboygan Area School District. Board Policy 8120 states the following:
The District Administrator is to inform each volunteer that s/he:
1. shall agree to abide by all Board policies and District guidelines while on duty as a volunteer;
2. will be covered under the District's liability policy but the District cannot provide any type of health insurance to cover illness or accident incurred while serving as a volunteer, nor is the person eligible for workers compensation;
3. will be asked to sign a form releasing the District of any obligation should the volunteer become ill or receive an injury as a result of his/her volunteer services;
4. in accepting the role of a volunteer, agrees to verification that a satisfactory background check may be conducted through appropriate State agencies or other applicable means.
Upon completion of the satisfactory background check you will be able to volunteer for any school in the Sheboygan Area School District.
Wilson School has an extensive Parent & Family Handbook that will answer many questions you may have about Wilson School and the programs we offer. Please be sure to visit the document and let us know if you have questions or suggestions.
The Wolf Pack Report is published monthly by the PBIS Team. Here we highlight important dates to remember, the Cool Tools that have been taught and how you can support these lessons at home, along with some parenting tips from our School Counselor. You will also find important announcements, a listing of the Students of the Month, and how you could win one of our quarterly PBIS family prizes. Who knows...? Maybe you'll even find a joke or two!