This Week at Wheeler The 132nd First Day of School at Wheeler

Above, members of the Senior Class of 2021 prepare for a special Opening School Assembly with the Head Of School's Opening Address. Watch next week for the video!

September 10, 2020 | Vol 2. Issue 2

Challenges, Successes, and Joys

"I know that since COVID-19, we are all facing unknowns in the days and weeks to come but I hope we all feel at ease considering Wheeler's all-around robust planning and preparation for this school year." Mr. Goncalves - 4th Grade

Encouraging words from Mr. G we all share:

  • It's perfectly normal to feel a mix of emotions at the start of a new year. Students will feel excited, nervous, worried, and anxious. Remember, we're all in this together.
  • I will strive to help your child appreciate and embrace their own uniqueness, diversity, and ALL the wonderful attributes that they will bring to our community.
  • Your child's well-being will always be at the forefront of my mind and all of our minds here at Wheeler.
  • In addition to achieving social-emotional growth and academic excellence, one of my goals is to help our students to be better equipped to face life's challenges with compassion and kindness.
  • We will face challenges, successes, and joys together this year. Through it all, I will support your children every step of the way and encourage and inspire them to be the best possible version of themselves.
  • As a passionate teacher, I'm eager to support our kids to discover, develop, and nurture their own interests and passions this year and beyond.
Mr. Goncalves 4th Grade Class

This Week

"It takes all of us" is our mantra for Back to School at Wheeler! Welcome to the start of our 132nd school year; while a lot will be different, like how we browse for Library books , and using the Covid-19 Screening App each day, much will remain the same, like our appreciation for those who make our campus run, the excitement of seeing friends, and getting a tic tac from Mr. Harris. We can't wait to see the incredible learning in store for our students this year, and hope you had a great first day back to school. #WeGotThis #SpiritStrong

Next Week

(NOTE: Always rely on the Main Calendar at the Parent Portal as it will be updated frequently.)

Monday, September 14 (Day 8)

  • US Gr 11 & 12 Picture Day
  • US Fall Sports begin, more information to come!

Tuesday, September 15 (Day 1)

Wednesday, September 16 (Day 2)

  • Middle School Picture Day
  • WSPA All Division Meeting

Thursday, September 17 (Day 3)

  • Lower School & Hamilton Lower School Picture Day
  • Wheeler MS Gr 7 & 8 Parent Orientation

Food Service

Find more useful information on the Wheeler Food Service web page

Please make sure all food orders for next week are placed by midnight tonight. Grade 6 menu has been added to the web link above.

News and Events

Families with Children of Color Virtual Welcome Barbecue: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 6 pm.

Wheeler Fall Enrichment Offerings: September 21 - December 17 for Wheeler Lower + Hamilton, Grades Nursery - 5.

WSPA Parent/Guardian Coffee Hour (Click for Zoom Link): Virtual drop-in Coffee Hour! Join the WSPA on Tuesday, September 22 at 9am to connect with other Wheeler School parents/guardians in a casual atmosphere.

School Store: The School Store will operate by appointment only. If you or a student are in need of something from the store, please send an email to

Kelly at KellyCatalan@wheelerschool.org. For the time being please limit requests to only essential items.

First Day Wheeler Slideshow
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