WMS Friday Forecast

May 7, 2021 - Week 34

WMS "Quick Links" for Families - CLICK HERE!

A/B CALENDARS, BELL SCHEDULES, TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE, & MUCH MORE!!! We add information and updates to this form regularly!

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Thoughts on Our Kids and the Pandemic

This year has been a doozy, a whopper, and a humdinger! As parents, we have seen so many changes in this unique year. In doing some homework on how best to meet the needs of our students during a pandemic, and supporting them as we transition out of a pandemic, I found an insightful article that offers some ideas. (As with any article, there are some things I agree with and some I don't.)


One quote that resonated with me was, " If adults want to guide their children toward resilience, these experts say, then they need to get their own minds out of crisis mode." Many of us adults have operated in crisis mode for so long, that we are struggling with the transition back to a new normal. But it is key that our children see and hear us make that shift.


While this was just one quote in one article, attending to our kid's mental health is important. No matter where your family is in this journey through the pandemic, talking to our children about their health can help re-regulate their emotions and also help us express what we are feeling.


Enjoy your weekend!


Tim

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FIVE Reminders for After School Pick Up

Just a reminder to parents...

  1. You need to pick up kids at the Norris Center parking lot after school, not off the Dunham Road driveway, Kirk Rd, or Fox Chase Blvd roadways.

  2. Go slowly and be aware of all students and cars in the lots, crossing the roadways.

  3. You need to pull into a parking space in the Norris lot.

  4. Please follow all posted signs and arrows. This includes Fox Chase Rd being closed from Kirk Rd to East HS daily for our bus traffic.

  5. Parents may NOT pick-up students from our back parking lot without permission from Mr. Loversky (ex. due to injury). They will receive a pass for this purpose. We have too many smaller buses trying to pick up students from this area.


Thank you,

Tim

REMINDERS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Medication Pickup Reminder

Please do not forget to pick up all medications by the last day of school! Those medicines not picked up by an adult by May 28th, will need to be disposed of. The only medications that can be given to a student to transport home are those that are allowed to be self carried (Epi Pens, Pancreatic Enzymes or inhalers). If there is a self carry form on file for one of those medications, please remind your student to stop in and pick up medication before leaving on the last day. All medication orders must be renewed each school year. Forms are available on the district web site under “Parents”, then “forms” or by contacting the health office.


Appointments for the required 6th grade and 9th grade physicals tend to fill up quickly and should be scheduled now! Please submit the completed physicals to the respective schools as they are done. They are required to be submitted for review prior to the first day.


The health office is closed during the summer months. We will return for limited hours beginning in early August. Please contact me if there are new medical concerns for your child or if your child will need a health plan at school.



Have a safe and healthy summer!

School Physicals for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Illinois school code requires that students entering an Illinois school for the first time, and all sixth and ninth grades, must submit evidence of a physical examination and a complete record of immunizations prior to starting classes or receiving services. Physical Exams and Vaccine Records are required for students enrolled in face-to-face learning as well as remote learning prior to August 11, 2021 (the first day of school for the 21/22 year). Make your appointments today as these appointments fill up quickly! Please contact your school nurse prior to May 28, 2021 if you need a copy of your child's immunizations.

Wredling PTO "No Cook" Night at Panda 5/18/21

Yippee!! Thanks to you, our Panera No Cook Night was successful. We have another night planned! This time at Panda Express in St Charles.


  • When: Tuesday, May 18th - ALL DAY (10:30 am - 9:00 pm)
  • Where: Panda Express - 110 S. Kirk Rd in St. Charles
  • How does it work?:
    If you order on the app - Enter 324428 in the promo box
    If you order in person - Show this page on your smartphone
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Wearing Masks at WMS

As we have seen a community increase in Covid transmission, I want to remind our students and parents about the importance of wearing masks at WMS. It is our district's expectation that students follow the guideline of wearing a mask at school unless they are eating or drinking. Most of our students do exceptionally well, but we have a small group who are pushing this issue.We will remind them three times. The next time they will have a few office detentions. After that, we will move to Building Supervised Study (in-building suspension) and Out of School Suspension. Data has clearly shown us that wearing masks reduces the transmission of Covid, and that must be a primary goal for us.

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

If your child was assigned to our Remote Academy at any time this year, we would like your RedHawk 8th grade to be in our End-of-the-Year video! If you would like that too, please send a photo of your 8th grader, preferably at their work station (if that makes sense) to meghan.cannon@d303.org.


Please include your child's name in the subject of the email. (ex: Fred Jones 8th Grade Photo)

8th Grade Celebration Update

We are excited as we celebrate our 8th graders as they move to high school. We will send specific details closer to the date. Here are our tentative plans:

  • 8th-grade yard signs for all students (see sample photo)

  • A lunch and treats provided by our WMS PTO

  • The debut of our 8th-grade awards video

  • Yearbook signing with classmates.

We are working with our PTO and 8th-grade teachers to make this day as fun as possible while still maintaining social distance.

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

Wredling relies on the PTO for many things each year. We all know that many hands make the workload easier so won't your consider volunteering to help in some capacity? We are looking forward to some great things for the next school year!
  • CLICK HERE to see the current openings and committee descriptions. Each committee is listed along with a description of what the job entails.
  • CLICK HERE to complete the PTO Volunteer Form

Chromebook Device Exchange

If you need assistance with a broken device, please contact the live chat service during business hours or visit the IT Technical Resources site for information.


The IT device exchange takes place at the Haines building (305 South 9th Street), Door #2, between 12:00 - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. You do not need to make an appointment.
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Remote Academy Learning Resources

Welcome to remote learning! Remember that remote students have classes every day. Below are resources for our full remote learners:


You can check the attendance for any of your students at any time by logging into the Home Access Center and clicking on the attendance tab to view. Toggle between students using the arrow in the upper right hand corner.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the main office at (331) 228-3100! We are here to help!

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