The Friends of Wonderland (FoW) Annual Giving campaign for 2015-2016 has officially started. Annual Giving is Wonderland’s biggest fundraising campaign of the year and helps pay for Art, Music, PE, Teacher Training, Instructional Technology, our Librarian, Teaching Assistants, and more. Won’t you please log on and make your donation today. Thanks for your support!
Wonderland’s annual Back to School BBQ has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 29th from 4 to 7pm. The BBQ is a great chance for students and parents to reconnect and meet new families. Food trucks will be on hand, some with vegetarian options, and Spiritwear will be sold. A not-to-be-missed event!
On Tuesday, August 18th, Wonderland will begin a new bell schedule, with regular days starting at 8:10am and dismissal at 2;29pm. Early dismissal Tuesdays begin August 25th, when school ends at 1:29pm.
Student Council’s Spirit Week 2015 was a great success! The children enjoyed dressing up each day and experiencing the camaraderie of “mixing it up” and having simple fun.
Monday was Pajama Day with a stuffed animal parade at recess. The younger children especially enjoyed showing off their favorite nighttime pals.
Tuesday was Same Day…. we had pairs, trios, small groups, and even a whole classroom dressed alike. Way to show our solidarity with one another!
On Wednesday, the children dressed up like their favorite celebrity or character from tv, film, video games, and books. We had Rock Stars and Fairytale Heroes.
The children showed their team spirit on Thursday when they donned a jersey, or hat, or some kind of clothing to proclaim their allegiance to a favorite sports team. Football to dance teams were represented! Our students really showed they are Coyotes Who Care when they donated new balls that will be given to the foster kids in L.A.’s Department of Children & Family Services. We collected 94 balls!
Friday was Rainbow Day, with each grade level wearing one color from the rainbow. As we assembled in the Circle at the end of the day, it was apparent that though we are all unique and different — like the colors of a rainbow — we are beautiful when we all come together!
Special thanks to Principal Teer, the staff and the teachers who got into the Spirit with us.
Click on the picture below if you’d like to print out a copy of our 2015 rainbow!
Wonderland, as well as the Laurel Canyon community, gives back during Big Sunday on May 3rd from 12-4pm. Each grade has an activity that helps support a non-profit or school project. Starting Monday, April 27th, bring in canned goods and gently used clothing, blankets, towels, toys and books to benefit local charities. Write a letter to someone who needs a kind word, make a flower pot to brighten someone’s day, help build a sun tile, or beautify the campus. Snow Cones and Lemonade will be sold and a food truck and live music will also be on hand.
This day is devoted to compassion for others. Come, teach the gift of giving!
Join Principal Teer, members of the faculty and staff, and other Wonderland families, for a Spring Family Council facilitated by the WoC Student Representatives, on April 30th at 3pm. For the first time this year, students in 3rd-5th grades elected fellow classmates as WoC Student Representatives. From facilitating Family Councils to leading the school wide Peaceful Warriors Assembly, these inspiring student leaders showed us all how to be Coyotes Who Care! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great year for Way of Council and the Wonderland Community!
Tickets to Wonderland’s 2015 Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser Rock the Casbah are now on sale. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, April 25 at Acabar in Hollywood and features Moroccan fare, fire eaters, and belly dancers. Early bird tickets will be on sale through Friday, April 17. VIP Sheik tables are also available in limited quantities. Get your tickets early!
Several School Tours and Informational Meetings are set to take place this Spring:
Wednesday, April 8 @ 8:30am – Kindergarten Round-Up for prospective 2015-2016 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten parents.
Friday, April 10 @ 8:45am – School Tour for prospective 2015-2016 Home and Magnet School parents.
Monday, May 4 @ 8:45am – School Tour for prospective 2015-2016 Home and Magnet School parents.
Parents must sign-in at the school office. All Tours will begin in the von Studnitz Canyon Club Multi-Purpose Room. Tours are for parents only. If you will be visiting the Wonderland campus, please follow School Parking Guidelines.