WMS Friday Forecast

February 1, 2019 - Week 21

Dear Parents:

Many of you have asked me, after our challenges with phones and social media, how you can monitor what your child is doing on their cell phones. Monitoring software has gotten better and better, so it is worth taking a look at.

Giving your child an unmonitored phone is like putting them in the middle of New Youk City with no guide. Monitoring software simply lets you see what they are doing and who they are interacting with.

On a weekly basis, we deal with online bullying, inappropriate images, social shaming, and sexting. Please keep an eye on what your kids are doing and saying online. The most typical comment we get from parents when we call them about these issues is, "I had no idea!"


Keeping your kids safe is our first priority... and that includes online.

Thank you-


Join us at the Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair Monday, February 4th, 5:30-8:00 pm at Wredling Middle School!

We know its hard to think about summer in frigid weather like this.....but its not too far away!!!! Do you know what activities you are planning for your kids this spring and summer?? With so many options to get your kids having fun, learning and growing...you don't want to miss this event! Planning early is key!

Jersey Mike's and Kimmer's Ice Cream are on sale at the event, so dinner and dessert are covered!

Come and enjoy live performances from DancEncounters, Bill Cho Taekwondo Center and 3rd Street Dance while visiting with over 50 exhibitors who offer great programs for kids of ALL ages in our community!! Special giveaways, raffles, and giveaways to attendees!

Timely Vaping Information:

We hate to admit it, but vaping has become prevalent in our community... in high schools for sure, but we also are seeing it in middle schools. Educating yourself about what to look for is key! Here is a very good article from US News and World Report that tells you what to look for. But what to do if your child is vaping? The article below gives you some practical suggestions on how to handle the issue.

But the most important thing you can do today is to have an open and honest conversation with your child about vaping and your expectations. That is step one to keeping your child healthy.

When your child vapes, what's a parent to do?


Last year I included this in our FF, but I thought it was worth sending again. The article was updated this summer with some new thinking about how we teach introverts. It is worth the read considering that 25%+ of our kids are introverts! Enjoy the read!


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Morning Yoga~

We are going to start Morning Yoga for our students at Wredling. Why yoga?

Yoga helps kids to:

  • Develop body awareness
  • Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image
  • Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
  • Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices

Please click here to complete a Google Form to show interest and learn more.

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

On February 20th and 21st, all 8th-grade students will have their vision screened in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health's school code. If you have submitted a vision exam from your child's eye doctor in the last year, we will use those results rather than screen your child. If your child has had a recent eye exam but you have not yet turned it into the Health Office please send it in so that we can use those results and include the exam in your child's health file. Please make sure your child has his eyeglasses with him at school on these screening dates. Thank you for your assistance in this process.

Juanita Gryfinski RN MSN MS MA PEL CSN NCSN

Dept. Chair for Health Services

Calling All Fiddlers!

The annual D303 Fiddle Fest is approaching! This fun event is set for Friday, March 1st at St Charles North High School. Participating students should arrive at 5 pm for rehearsal.

Is your orchestra student participating? Please click on THIS LINK for the Google Form below and fill it out so there can be an accurate count for concert set up and for the pizza dinner:

Please remember the cost of the pizza is $5. Your child should bring $5 cash to Fiddle Fest if they are eating the pizza.

The Fiddle Fest concert will be at 7 pm in St Charles North Main Gym. Come hear a great performance from hundreds of D303 string musicians!

Attention All Wredling Chefs!

Mrs. Watts is looking for Wredling students who would love to showcase their cooking talents at our 11th annual middle school Top Chef Cooking Contest held on March 2nd at East High School. An optional informational meeting will be held after school on Monday., Jan. 14 from 3:40 to 4:00 pm in room 405. Students may pick up the information packet prior to the meeting by stopping by the Family & Consumer Science room (405) or may access the application on Mrs. Watts’ website, on the Wredling Website, or by clicking THIS LINK.


We are not sure that parents know that our Color Run was expertly photographed by a Wredling parent, David Rinker. The pictures are outstanding! Here is the link for photos!
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Don't miss out on a chance to have your official record of this school year in pictures! Yearbooks are ordered based upon the number that are pre-ordered and paid for by students. Only a few extra copies are ordered when the final order is placed.

To purchase a yearbook, please see Lucy Johnson in the Main Office. You can pay the $25 cost in one of the following ways:

  • With a check - made payable to Wredling
  • With $25 cash - bring to the main office
Again, please see Lucy Johnson directly to make this purchase.
Wredling Activity Calendar

This calendar is always being updated!

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Balance & Boundaries: Managing Technology in our Lives

Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
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