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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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