This years Wildflower Music Festival was truly epic. It couldn't have happened without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, the generosity of our sponsors, and you, the community who showed up in force. Thanks to all the bands, Hot Flash , Kyle Williams, Triple Tree, Moonshiner Collective, and ALO. You all rocked the stage, and made the day electric ⚡️. On behalf of the 25 WMF Committee Members, and Wildflower Open Classroom, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! See you all next year!
Last Chance to Sign Up (and tell your friends to sign up :) to Volunteer at the Festival! Benefits to volunteering 2 Hours: For community members, they save $20 on their ticket! For WOC families, need I answer that??? We need your help! Areas to Volunteer: -- Parking (needs 8 for the late afternoon & evening shifts) -- Kids Area (7 for late afternoon & evening shifts) -- Admissions (4 for late afternoon & evening shifts) -- Bike Valet (2 for evening shift) -- Kids Crafts (1 for noon shift; 6 for late afternoon/evening shifts) -- Silent Auction (10 open slots all day) We do have floaters and the coordinators will be on-site but still, let's fill these slots! Kids Singing on the Big Stage! Students should be at the festival no later than 12:30 to sing on stage with our music teacher (Holly Taylor) and her band Hot Flash. The performance "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars starts at 12:45... Get your kids there on time and your cameras set to record! Looking forward to seeing you then! Your Wildflower Staff & Festival Committee
Wildflower families, the school climate survey was sent out today, please check your email! Your feedback is very important to our school community and the results are used to shape the direction of Wildflower. Fill out the WOC Community Survey for a chance to win either a $40.00 Gift Certificate to Schuberts, two free Music Festival Tickets for next year's Festival 2019, or the Grand Prize. . . Dinner at Woodstocks and Movie Passes to Cinemark for for a family of five!
It's Board Elections Time! There are openings on the Board of Directors for the upcoming two-year term. If you are interested, please stop by the office or click the attachment for the application. Apps and a photo for the ballots are due by Friday, April 27. A public forum will be held at the next Town Hall Meeting, May 2 and ballots will be sent home. Voting will conclude on May 16 at 3:30pm. More details about where to submit ballots, etc. coming soon.
WOC Families, don't forget the Strawberry Shortcake Social this Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00! This will be a great evening to socialize and enjoy some strawberry shortcake. While the kids get to play some fun games, parents will reconnect with their child's teacher and go over what's in store for the end of the school year.
Wildflower's annual snowball was an evening to remember! A big thank you to the El Rey for restoring this iconic Chico venue and giving our students a platform to show their UNITY!
Five More Years Approved! Hip Hip Hooray!! Thank you, Chico Unified Board of Directors, for approving our charter!
Come show your Wildflower support tomorrow night for the final step in our Charter Renewal at the CUSD Board Meeting. February 21, at 6:00pm at Marsh Jr. High, 2253 Humboldt Rd. Don't forget to wear your WOC colors!
Charter Renewal Announcement Hello Wildflower Families, Wednesday evening, February 21, is an important night for Wildflower! Chico Unified School District Board will be making a decision concerning our charter renewal. Our charter gets renewed every five years, and this is part of the required process for Wildflower and all charter schools. This is the final meeting that will occur for our renewal process. Your presence and support is always appreciated. The meeting will begin at 6pm at Marsh Jr. High, 2253 Humboldt Road, Chico, CA 95928. If possible, it would be great to see your family there wearing your Wildflower shirts and colors!
Save the Date: Snowball is on February 27th!!!
Don't forget: Town Hall meeting tomorrow night at 5:30!
Please join us for the Town Hall/WCC Meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30pm. The Town Hall meeting will discuss general school topics, and the WCC will address Music Education at Wildflower. Since we know everyone is busy, it will be an easy potluck. Bring your favorite appetizer, finger food, or salad to share with everyone. Please bring your own drink, and Wildflower will provide a Town Hall tasty treat. Childcare is provided with pizza for the kids, but please send your child with a waterbottle.
Hello Wildflower Families, Next Wednesday evening, January 17, is an important night for Wildflower! There will be a public hearing in front of the Chico Unified School District Board for our charter renewal. Our charter gets renewed every five years, and this is part of the required process for Wildflower and all charter schools. This is the first of two meetings that will occur for our renewal process. There will be short presentations, and questions from the CUSD Board. Your presence and support is always appreciated. The meeting will begin at 6pm at Marsh Jr. High, 2253 Humboldt Road,Chico, CA 95928. If possible, it would be great to see your family there!
Don't forget tonight is parent volunteer night from 5-7pm!
Evening Parent Volunteer Opportunity Wednesday, Dec. 13th! Don't forget to stop by between 5 & 7 to get some of your volunteer/co-opping hours in. Last month we had 5 parents (and 3 students!) participate and they were able to get some great work done in the classrooms. These evening co-opping events take place once a month, the next one is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th. Childcare is available for those volunteering their time!
The Snowball Performance has been postponed until early February! We are actively searching for a new conductor to lead our students to musical performance perfection for this late winter event.
Evening Parent Volunteer Opportunity Tonight! Don't forget to stop by between 5 & 7 to get some of your volunteer/co-opping hours in. Teachers and staff are making lists for parents to help out around the school. These evening co-opping events will take place once a month throughout the school year. The next one is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th. Childcare is available for those volunteering their time!
The Parade of Lights, Chico. Wonderful fun! Theme "The Magical World of Books." 17 children and adults, most wearing Irlen glasses and covered in purple lights, walked in the parade, pulling a flotilla of 6 lighted purple wagons, with painted book covers inside them. Some walkers held banners, One rode his scooter, we handed out information, and all were really excited. We were interviewed by Local Action News Live, and at three places during the parade the Judges read out a full description of Irlen syndrome over loudspeakers. One announcer even sharing that he had worn Irlen lenses as a child and they had really made a difference in his life.
Thanks to everyone who donated books for our Fall Book Swap Tradition. We received more books than ever this time making it a fun selection for all age groups. Some students took 5 or more books and we still have plenty left for the Spring Swap. It always makes me happy to see the kids hovered over the stacks of books looking for a personal treasure! Keep on reading everyone! And thanks to our volunteers: Abby (3rd time helper!), Gwen, and Maya! Tina Fleischer
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It's a great day at WOC!
This Friday is the first Friday of the month! Every first Friday of the month...join WOC Board members for coffee and conversation.
Congratulations to our 5th and 6th grade students - Winners in the annual Poetry 99 contest!
All Wildflower Open Classroom community members are invited to the annual Town Hall meeting. April 27th 5:30-7:00pm.