Wilson Families,


We would like to thank all of you for attending our fall Parent Teacher Conferences. We were thrilled to see such a great turnout! Working together as a team greatly benefits your child. Now that the winter months are upon us, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for cold weather. Most days we go outside for recess and it is important that they come to school dressed with all their winter clothing.  If you need assistance with winter wear, please contact our social worker Alisha Field.


Wilson staff has implemented a new system of academic support for all students.  Everyday we have a thirty minute block of time when students work with a staff member on specific skills.  We evaluate students progress every 3-6 weeks and make changes based on your child’s development. We our highly committed to helping every student grow in their learning.  Our staff has also been working on using a new literacy resource during our reading block in grades K-3. It’s exciting to see students enthusiasm with these new books!


Our next family night will be November 19 and we are featuring magician Michael Madden to bring reading and math alive through the fun of magic. The time is from 6:30-7:30 pm in the large gym.


Wilson is fortunate to have an author visit on Tuesday, November 13, for the following grade levels:

9:00-9:30 (Grades K - 2)

10:00-10:45 (Grades 3 - 5)


If families and students are interested you can order the authors books on Amazon prior to the visit and have them autographed that day.


Author Bios:

Miranda Paul is the award-winning children’s author of Water is Water,  One Plastic Bag, 10 Little Ninjas, The Great Pasta Escape, Are We Pears Yet, Whose Hands are These, and Blobfish Throws a Party. Her books have been named to several “Best of” lists and have been translated into multiple languages. Miranda has been a guest presenter at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center, serves as Mentorship chair for We Need Diverse Books™ , volunteers for Books for Africa, and is a regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers (Wisconsin). One of her bravest moments involved reciting poetry inside a crocodile pit. (Yikes!)


Baptiste Paul is a Caribbean-born author and native Creole/Patois speaker. His debut picture book, The Field, centers around teamwork, leadership, diversity, and acceptance through a neighborhood game of soccer. He has also co-authored a book Adventures To School  that tells about the unique ways kids around the world get to school.  


Best Regards,

Melodee Hoffner, Principal

Facebook @WilsonOwatonna Twitter @WilsonOwatonna

#inspiringexcellence #owatonnaproud





Contact: Melodee Hoffner