Schools Host Talk for Parents about Common Core

Wilton Public Schools’ assistant superintendent Dr. Chuck Smith will be talking to parents tonight, Nov. 16 about the Common Core. The areas he will address include:

  • What the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are and aren’t
  • Examples of shifts in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math
  • Examples of tasks students are asked to do pre- and post-Common Core
  • How Wilton is addressing the shifts in ELA and Math
  • Resources for parents to find more information on CCSS

There will be time available for Q&A. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Cider Mill Cafeteria.

Have Breakfast with Santa!

Once again, Santa has scheduled a breakfast stop in Wilton and he’s looking forward to meeting Wilton children as he prepares his lists of who’s been naughty and nice. The Wilton Family YMCA has graciously offered to host Santa and all the kids who want to see him on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9-10:30 a.m..

Come enjoy hot pancakes, fruit and orange juice or water while visiting with Santa. Guests can choose from one of three times:  9-9:30 a.m., 9:30-10 a.m. or 10-10:30 a.m.. Of course, parents and caregivers should bring along cameras for the holiday photo op.

The cost to take part is $5 per person or a maximum of $20 per family. All proceeds benefit the Melissa McFadden Scholarship Fund.

Pre-Registration is required. To attend fill out the registration form on the Wilton Y website, and return it via email to Kim Murphy.

Ren Noodle House Donates $10,000 to Riverbrook Regional YMCA

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, Eric Xie, the owner of the newly opened Ren Dumpling and Noodle House restaurant in Wilton, presented a $10,000 check to the Riverbrook Regional YMCA. The check represented money raised from the restaurant’s opening weekend, Oct. 23-25. Xie donated the proceeds from the weekend’s sales.

Xie, a Wilton resident, also owns a Norwalk restaurant. He reached out via state senators Tony Hwang and Toni Boucher about making a donation to a local charity in honor of the opening weekend, and as Riverbrook Regional encompasses both the Norwalk and Wilton YMCAs, he felt it was a good fit.