Wilkes Upcoming Events
5:45 PM School Board Meeting
February 5, 2020
6:00 PM Kindergarten Information Night
February 12, 2020
Attention parents of five-year-olds (and those whose children will be five-years-old by Aug. 31)! It’s time to discuss kindergarten.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020; Doors open at 6 p.m.; Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Blakely Elementary, 4704 Blakely Avenue
WHAT: Learn about all the BISD kindergarten options -- our neighborhood schools (Blakely, Ordway & Wilkes), El Velero Spanish Immersion, Odyssey (which funnels into a multi-age program) and Mosaic Home PartnershipTHINGS TO KNOW: Please note, this event is intended for parents. Students will have the opportunity to visit kindergarten classrooms and ride the bus later in February.Blakely's date for the kindergarten classroom visit and busride is Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 8:15am.To learn more about BISD's kindergarten options, download this brochure.
Does your neighbor, friend or family member have an incoming kindergartener? Please share this information with them.
Getting off to a good start for a new school year can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are excited to return to class must adjust to greater levels of activity, structure, and, for some, pressures associated with school life. Below are some tips to consider as you ease into the school year:
Do you have an hour a week to volunteer to help a child develop their skills? Become a mentor or docent! We are looking to develop a small army of volunteers to actively support Wilkes students in developing world class math, reading and writing skills. Contact Principal Amii Pratt - email@example.com We can likely arrange a volunteer opportunity to match your interests and schedule.