WHS Principal Post - February 2021

The Monthly Family Newsletter from Dave Danielski

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Dear WHS Families,

Happy February! As we enter the heart of winter, we are trying to find ways to keep our WHS community warm, happy and engaged! With the leadership of the PTA, we have some great opportunities coming in the weeks ahead!
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WHS PTA Fundraiser at Ground Level 105 TONIGHT!

February's Dine out will be at Ground Level 105, a recent gem added to downtown Lombard! If you haven't tried it yet, TODAY, Wed, February 3rd is the day to do it! WHS PTA gets 20% of all sales from our families! Make sure to mention WHS PTA when ordering or type WHS PTA Fundraiser in the comment section if you are placing your orders online!

Upcoming Dates to Note:

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Be Seen Be Heard Grade Level Presentations

GRADE LEVEL STUDENT PRESENTATIONS FOR ERIN’S LAW:

ALL WHS students will receive a grade-specific presentation from Victor Pacini called, “Be Seen, Be Heard” to address Erin’s Law.


Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12.


Please see the link below for more information about the Erin’s Law presentations:

Victor Pacini-Be Seen, Be Heard Presentation Student Presentation Information.


WHS PTA TWISTED TALENT SHOW: FRI MARCH 12



Our student talent show is going Virtual! This year may look a little different but our PTA is committed to making sure our incredible students have their time to shine! Save the date: Friday March 12. For details and more info, view the event flyer here. To participate, please start by filling out the commitment form by Friday, February 12th. Questions? Contact the committee co-chairs, Cari Dinglasan or Kate Temple.

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Winter Weather -- Our Plan for Snow Days:

Winter Weather Day Expectations for Families

In the event of an inclement weather day or days, District 44 intends to utilize a remote learning day instead of an emergency day. This means all students will be provided remote lessons for that day or days.


The district will continue to follow its emergency notification procedures, meaning families will be notified as soon as possible of our need to utilize a remote learning day. We will try, to the best we are able, to provide as much notice as possible. However, families should be aware that in some circumstances this decision may not be communicated until the morning of, no later than 6 a.m.


Families will receive this notification in the form of a phone call to all contacts on file, an e-mail, text message, alert on the school and district websites and an alert via the local news stations. We also will post to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.


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From our WHS PTA

PTA MEETING: Tuesday, February 16th, 7:00 p.m.

Our next WHS PTA Meeting is Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm via Google Meets. We invite everyone to attend and learn more about the PTA and what is happening at school. We have a very strong parent community and there are many opportunities to get involved for those who wish to volunteer. The Google Meet code will be posted on Facebook and included in next week's Weekly News.

SCIENCE FAIR: Registration is Due FRIDAY. 2/5!


SCIENCE FAIR: REGISTRATION DUE FEB 5


Get ready for the 2021 Virtual Science Fair! Reminder: registration is due this Friday, February 5. You may register for the science fair and view helpful info, including help sessions via google meets, and FAQ, on the SD44 webpage. The virtual fair is March 20.

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SUBSCRIBE TO DIGITAL PTA CALENDAR


Did you know you can Subscribe to the digital PTA and school calendar? Visit https://wh.sd44.org/apps/events/ and then click subscribe. You can choose iCal, outlook or Google calendar and it will automatically add the events to your calendar.

WHS PTA FACEBOOK PAGE

Join the WHS PTA Facebook Page so you will always have the most up-to-date information for all the PTA events happening throughout the school year.

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Click on the links below for assistance with your D44 technology devices:


D44 Tech Resource Hub


Direct Link for a "Help Ticket"

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Home Resources

Here are seven resources that y help guide social-emotional learning efforts at home. From free apps, to videos, to games, these expert-designed materials are perfect for helping parents and caregivers turn everyday moments and interactions into “SEL moments.”


CLICK HERE for 7 Great SEL Resources for HOME

Parents of all D44 schools are welcome to attend these FREE events! Take a look at the brochure linked below. There are some phenomenal speakers covering a wide-variety of parent-interest topics!



CLICK HERE FOR THE GPS BROCHURE




The button below will also take you directly to the Glenbard Parent Series Website.

Early Childhood Program Screenings

Screenings are ongoing! If you have a child under 5, see the information below!
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