Wild Rose Elementary
March 4, 2022
This newsletter at a glance:
- Town Hall
- March Book Madness
- Spring Book Fair is HERE
- Black History Art
- Dental Form Reminder - K & 2nd
- Lost & Found
- 5 Essentials Survey
- Summer Basketball Camp
- PTO Newsletter
- D303 February Across the Board
Have wonderful weekend!
March Book Madness
March Book Madness has begun! Ask your child about the 4 Division 2 books.
In your child's Schoology LRC course, you may see and listen to all the books. Be sure to visit our Community Partner, Town House Books if you would like to purchase any of these wonderful books for your home library. TownHouseBooks.com
Spring Book Fair is Here
The Wild Rose spring book fair is here! We will be welcoming Anderson Book Fair on March 7-9 for students to browse and shop a huge selection of books. There will also be shopping hours before and after school to allow parents an opportunity to browse and shop.
You can also shop online and have the books delivered to your child at school.
Go to abcfairs.com and at checkout add "Wild Rose", your child's name, and your child's teacher.
Please use the sign up if you would like to volunteer at the book fair.
Email Megan Watson if you have any questions.
ART with 4th & 5th Grade
Assessments to Come
Students in grades 3 through 8 will be taking state tests in English/Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics between April 4 and April 22. This is the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). Information about this year’s test has been posted at: https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment
For sample questions please go to: https://il.digitalitemlibrary.com/home
Additionally, students in grades 5, 8, and 11 are taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) between March 14 through the 25th. The Illinois Science Standards are based on the NGSS standards, and the ISA is designed to measure against those standards. For more information on the Illinois’s vision of K12 Science go to: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Science.aspx
The specific testing days will be shared with you by your school.
Please encourage your child to give his or her best effort and, as always, preparing your child for a good day at school begins with a good night of sleep and a nutritional breakfast.
These state tests are one of several ways student achievement is measured in D303. Your child’s daily school work, teacher feedback, and report cards are also important when determining overall school achievement. If you have any questions regarding your child’s performance, be sure to talk with your child’s teacher or principal.
You will also receive information about your child’s individual performance on these tests in the fall. School and district results will be reported on the Illinois School Report Card.
David ChiszarExecutive Director of Assessment and Accountability
Dental Form Reminder
The form can be found here or on the district website under health services.
Lost & Found
5 Essentials Survey
Dear District 303 Parents and Guardians,
District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included a link to graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.
All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Rose Dates to Remember
Monday, March 7 - 9 -Anderson Book Fair
Wednesday, March 9 - Progress Reports Available on Home Access Center (HAC)
Thursday, March 17 - Chess Club 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23 - Early Release 2:10
Thursday, March 24 - Buona Beef Fundraiser All Day
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1 - Spring Break - No School for Staff and Students
Monday, April 4 - School Resumes
Friday, April 15 - School Institute Day - No School for Students