Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Dec. 13, 2019

Gluten Free Lunch Menu Available

To better accommodate our gluten-friendly students, we have created a gluten menu that can be found on the Quest website along with our regular monthly menu choices. We will provide hot gluten-friendly options two to three times each week. We would encourage you to reach out to Mary Janiak at mjaniak@questfms.com if you know your student would like a gluten-free option.

We will continue to provide cold/à la carte gluten-friendly options daily (for Half Day and Daniel Wright) such as gluten-friendly sandwiches and salads. We will now offer individually wrapped gluten-free bread at all three schools to reduce the chance of cross-contact.

As always, please feel free to reach out to Rebecca Cohen at Rebecca.cohen@questfms.com if you have any questions.

Girls Volleyball Season Approaching

Tryout dates and times for the 2020 volleyball season for seventh- and eighth-grade girls are as follows:

  • Thursday, Jan. 9 from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 13 from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about volleyball, please visit the school's website page on volleyball where you can also find coaches' names.

ASA Deadline Extended

Students can still register on RevTrak Web Store for the following After School Activities until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Flute Choir, Improvisation, Rubik's Cube, and STEAM Club. Please visit the school's news bulletin for details about the programs.

Online Holiday Shopping

D103 Music Boosters offers unique holiday gifts for families through its online auction that opened up Sunday, Dec. 8. Among many gift items, the auction includes a round of golf at Kempter Lakes, rides to school from local first responders, and gift certificates from Tamarak Day Camp, Foss Swim School, and Movement & Sound Dance.

Teacher's Wish List

Today, Dec. 13, is the last day to purchase books for teachers from the Teacher's Wish List. The wish lists are part of the PTO's Book Fair, which was held during parent-teacher conferences.

Social Dance Lessons

The PTO is offering social dance lessons to sixth-grade students on Friday evenings from 8 to 9:15 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 through Feb. 14.

A parent observation/participation night will be held on Feb. 14

*For the first night of dance lessons, the PTO will hold a pizza party at 7:30 p.m. with dance lessons immediately following.
To register for the classes online, please visit the PTO store. The lesson fee is $75.00/student.

For questions/details, please contact Jen Prosk at jep7513@gmail.com, Angela Geiges at geigesang@gmail.com, or Michelle Brooks at auntie2cj@aol.com.

Pizza Orders

Families may now place pizza orders for winter/spring 2020. The orders for winter/spring will consist of 18 weeks of pizza on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 21. The deadline to order pizza is Wednesday, Jan. 15.


  • Scholastic Bowl tryouts are approaching fast. Mark your calendar for the following tryout dates:

    • Seventh- and eighth-graders: Tuesday, Jan. 14, Room 203
    • Sixth-graders: Thursday, Jan. 16, Room 203
    Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January and February. Meets will run twice a week until May. Questions? Please reach out to Jan Lamberti at jlamberti@d103.org.
  • Families of sixth-graders, please return health forms to your child's advisory teacher no later than Thursday, Dec. 19. All pertinent information for the Outdoor Education trip, planned for the week of Feb. 3, 2020, can be found on the school's Flyers, Forms, and Notices website page.

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