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Wilson Elementary Hosts Free Celebration Jan. 17

The Wilson Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is celebrating Wilson's 50th Anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, 3-7 p.m. (snow date Jan. 18).

All former staff members, graduates and friends, in addition to neighbors, current students and families are invited to join the festivities.

The entire school will be open throughout the celebration with each room offering insights into class work and achievements. Projects being showcased in the rooms include kindergarteners' renderings as to what they will look like in 50 years.

Other events include entertainment by PAWS (choir performance), puppet show, band and string performances and more.

The school will be rededicated in a formal ceremony which begins at 4:15 p.m.

Other events include: a performance by PAWS (Paulson's Awesome Wilson Singers), 3:30-4 p.m.; Mozart's Musical Wolf Review, a puppet show presented by fourth grade class, 5:15-5:45 p.m.; and Wilson School Band and Orchestra performances, 6-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served 6-7 p.m.

Guests will be able to explore 50 years of educational excellence featuring memorabilia, photos and more. Everyone is encouraged to bring cameras to capture the moments.

Wilson 50th Anniversary Cookbooks, comprised of many family-favorite and secret recipes will be available for $9. Also available are commemorative bricks which will be customized with your engraving to be displayed around the school's flagpole; bricks are $35.

Sponsors announced to date include Art's Display, Fresh Brands, Hoffman's Flowerland, Westside Bakery and Walmart.

Throughout the month of January students and staff members are encouraged to reach out to the community by bringing in pet supplies, including food and bedding, which will be donated to Two Left Paws. Supplies will also be collected during the anniversary gala, so feel free to bring a bag of kitty litter or box of dog bones for the donation.

For more information contact Michelle Nelson, 920-627-0053 or email wilson50thbirthday@gmail.com.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 14, 2009