Greetings Wayne Thomas Family,
Happy Friday! Next week your child will partake in our NWEA MAP assessment. These are computer adaptive tests, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. The purpose of the MAP growth assessment is to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next.
We will conclude these assessments next week, and send home parent reports prior to winter break.
Teamwork makes the DREAM work
Students will be taking the assessments Monday through Wednesday, with make-ups being held on Thursday and Friday. Your child's classroom teacher will provide more information about specific days and times in their newsletters.
Innovation Learning Winter Enrichments
We are excited to offer new enrichment opportunities for the winter semester. Registration is open now, so please take a few minutes to use the QR code which will take you to the school's webpage for Innovation Learning. This is a resource for all important elements, such as registering/enrolling for the program, flyers, and the enrichment catalog. On the site, scroll down to locate the Enrichment Catalog button to view our catalog and see the different class descriptions, grade levels, times and costs associated with each class. Once you have decided on which of our wonderful enrichments your child will participate in, you can register at EZChild Track.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com.
Your Innovation Learning Team
HOLIDAY MARKET - THIS SATURDAY, 12/3
Shoppers rejoice! Complete your holiday shopping AND support our school and local vendors at the Holiday Market THIS SATURDAY, 12/3. Event is free to attend and open to the public, with 20% of sales going back to the PTO! Check out the flyer for our full list of vendors.
NSSD112 DAY OF GIVING - SATURDAY, 12/10
Join the WT PTO, all other District 112 schools and the 112 Education Foundation for the 2022 Day of Giving on Saturday,
December 10. This important community event benefits hundreds of families in Highland Park and Highwood through an organized collection of groceries, toiletries and clothing for families in need.
The Wayne Thomas PTO has signed on to purchase 100 boxes of oatmeal to distribute to our community in need. If you are able, families are also encouraged to donate items on their own to the collection before 12/10.They are far from their goals, so any little contribution will go a long way! Visit www.waynethomaspto.com/dayofgiving for links to wishlists and more details on how to support our community.
TREX PLASTIC BAG & WRAP RECYCLING PROGRAM
Did you know that you cannot recycle plastic bags and wrap with your everyday recycling (that gets picked up by our local waste management company)? These materials require special processing in order to be recycled. Wayne Thomas is proud to partner with Trex Company to make this process easier for all of us to execute.
Please bring in CLEAN & DRY (no bags with food - if they've had food in them they must be rinsed and dry) and drop in the bin in the front vestibule. You can double check the magnets that were sent home for what items are acceptable.
Sign up to help the awesome Mr. V in the library. There is no limit to how many slots you can sign up for (you must be logged in to sign up). https://www.waynethomaspto.com/volunteer/97265?d=2022-09-01
HOT LUNCH (via Lunch Solutions)
Skip packing a lunch AND support Wayne Thomas School with our hot lunch fundraising program - Food Days via Lunch Solutions! Choose from a wide selection of meal options from local restaurants, delivered directly to your student at school. Orders are due by 9:30am Thursday the week prior. Learn more at https://ptgms.com/lunchsolutions/waynethomas.
CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS THE WILDCAT WAY
Did you know...you can celebrate your student's birthday Wildcat style AND support our school with our Wayne Thomas Birthday Yard Signs?! A $25 rental fee provides you with THREE extra large 3-foot yard signs to display on your lawn for 24 hours.
12/3: Holiday Market (12-4pm)
12/8: Spirit Day ~ Dress like snow (white, blue, fluffy, etc.)
12/9: Dine & Donate ~ Judy's
12/10: Day of Giving
12/22: MAP Reports sent home
12/23-1/6: Winter Break
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Location: 2939 Summit Ave. Highland Park, IL
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