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Welcome Back Wilkerson Wildcat Families!
 
Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! Wilkerson staff is committed to several things.  First, we believe in Success…. Nothing less!!!! We want our students to always try their best! Our teachers and staff are committed to doing all it takes to ensure that all our students achieve academic success. Our school motto is Wilkerson Wildcats will Learn, Lead and Succeed!!!
 
 We continue to be a Leader in Me School.  A Leader in Me School is a school where everyone can be a leader, and everyone can be a genius.  Educators empower students to lead their own learning, change starts with each student, and develops the whole person. We hold high expectations for student learning and behavior to promote success. Leader in Me focuses on the 7 Habits and will continue empowering students to learn and practice the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Each of the 7 habits is based on principles of effectiveness, paradigms that are aligned to practices that produced effective results. These habits provide students the tools to develop their full potential. We continue with Wildcat Wednesdays.   We come together and celebrate being a leader by walking for 10 minutes as a family and dedicating the first 20 minutes of the day to the Leader in Me curriculum. 
 
At Wilkerson, we believe that family support is a vital part of the educational process. We respect and encourage working together as partners between school and home. We welcome the parent participation and encourage you to contact our Community Liaison, Mrs. Irma Centeno, for more information about how to volunteer and get information on different types of parent trainings we offer at Wilkerson School. Mrs., Centeno works closely with families by providing valuable resources. We encourage all parents to get involved in our school events. Parents can be involved in bringing new ideas and programs to our school. Our parents play a crucial role in student success and they support that by joining one of our organizations such as School Site Council (SSC), our English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC). 
 
We will continue with Leader of the Month assemblies in which we honor those LEADERS who participate and demonstrate the leadership skills instilled by Leader in Me Program. We will honor students throughout the school year recognizing their efforts in the areas of perfect attendance, LEADER of the Month; Reading Achievement based on the RI growth and celebrate students when they meet their AR (Accelerated Reading) word goal. 
 
This year our focus will also be building relationships--knowing students, families, colleagues and community.  As educators, we have an opportunity to create this sense of felt safety and belonging while children are here at school.  We foster caring and supportive relationships among all adults and the children at Wilkerson. 
 
Wilkerson has the greatest students, teachers and staff. Again, we welcome you to visit our campus to share and celebrate our continuing successes throughout the 2020-2021 school year!
 
Respectfully,
Maricela Borja
Principal

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Meal Distribution Schedule Change for Week of 1/18

The District and all its operations will be closed on Monday, January 18th in recognition of the Martin Luther King Holiday. This includes our meal distribution service. Please click headline for more details.
Internet Safety Workshop

Free Internet Safety Workshops

The Jeff Seymour Family Center will be hosting a virtual 2-part series that will focus on internet safety. The workshops will discuss the dangers of the internet and steps you can take to make technology safer for kids. The workshop dates are January 12th and 19th at 5pm. Click headlines for more details including free registration.
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Talking to Your Students About Violence

The violence in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, January 6th was watched by many through various news and media outlets. Your children may have questions or concerns. Remember that we are here to support you. Please contact your School Community Liaison or the Jeff Seymour Family Center if you need tips on communicating with your children, emergency needs, counseling, and health needs. You may call (626) 442-1354 for assistance.
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Special Education Parent Webinar & Meeting hosted by WSGV SELPA

The West San Gabriel Valley SELPA is hosting two meetings: Unique Learning System (ULS) Training Webinar - January 9, 2021 (9am - 10am) Community Advisory Committee Meeting - January 11, 2021 (6pm). The webinar is designed to offer parents ULS training to support parents and families. The meeting will feature a mini-training to help parents prepare for IEPs. Click headline for more details including meetings registration and links.