Wilmington Jr. Academy

Upcoming Events
Aug 20     Readerfest Lunch at CC’s Pizza and trip to Borders Book Store   11-2pm
               This lunch is for the children who completed our summer reading program.
Aug 26    WJA Open House   6:00-8:00pm     At 6:00,  a light supper will be served and the Open House begins promptly at 6:30. All are encouraged to attend to learn more about school and classroom policies.

Our Special Events

WJA holds a bike-a-thon every year to raise money for field trips. We ask each student to take pledges from their family and friends for home many miles they can ride. The students go to Delcastle Park, and ride their bikes or walk around the park. Then, they collect their pledges and turn it in to the school. Prizes are awarded and the money earned not only supplements field trip costs, it pays for a school bus to drive us there.
October 1st is our Bike-a- thon date for this year.

Operation Christmas Child-
This is a program from Samaritan’s Purse that encourages families to fill an empty school box with clothes, school supplies and toys for needy children around the world. The collection week is November 15-22. More information will follow, but please start picking up items now while the school supplies are on sale, to fill your boxes. Here is the web site for you to find out more information:

The 100th Day of School
Each year my students are asked to make a project with their families for the 100th day of school. Families will use 100 items to make something creative and special. It may be as simple as stringing 100 beads on a string for a necklace or more complicated like decorating a T-shirt with 100 buttons. Google 100th Day of School Projects to get some ideas. The 100th Day of School will be January 27th, unless we have any weather emergencies and then the new date will be given. Have fun! Be Creative! Think 100!


From October through March, our class participates in the Book-It Program sponsored by Pizza Hut. I will set a reading goal and if it is met for the month, the child will receive a certificate for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. This is wonderful way to motivate your child to read!