WMS Friday Forecast

September 24, 2021

How to Raise Kind Kids in a Tweet, Snap, and TikTok Post World

As we get further into this year, I want all of us to continue to work towards kindness in our world. That is a primary focus here at WMS this year! I want to take time to talk about raising kind children. This article gives you some simple ideas on how to help your child grow up kind. In our digital world, where kindness can easily be erased with a tweet, snap, or TikTok post, teaching and talking about kindness often can make a difference.

  • Model it yourself! When we are tired and busy, kindness can go out the window. But your kids pay attention to how you are treating others- from servers to cashiers, to the guy at the tire store, to their teachers. They will watch how you treat others and they will emulate that behavior.

  • Show empathy! We spend a lot of time at our kitchen table where we hash out tough issues talking about what others might feel. Empathy is putting yourself in someone else's shoes and understanding how they feel. How would you feel if someone posted... If someone treated you this way... As a parent, when you talked to me that way, how do you think I felt?

Teaching kindness towards others is necessary in this tweet, snap, and TikTok post world. We sometimes forget that kindness should be one of the first things we teach.

Enjoy your weekend-


Tim

ID & Lanyard Reminder

Starting Wednesday, all students need to have their IDs on a lanyard. New IDs from our recent photos will be delivered on Monday. Students need to have their IDs on and ready on Wednesday! Replacement costs for an ID and lanyard are $5.

COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE!

We still have 25 Families that have not completed the 2021-2022 Annual Update Form, which is the required registration form for the coming school year.


The form can be found by clicking THIS LINK. Click the red box "Annual Student Registration Update Form" and log in with your HAC credentials. BE SURE TO CLICK SUBMIT WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM. If you have more than one student, you can toggle between your students at the upper right side of the form.


If you are unsure that you have completed this form, please contact Lucy Johnson at 331-228-5129 or lucy.johnson@d303.org

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Hello Wredling Families!

Come One - Come All to the Wredling PTO Color on October 14, 2021 on the Wredling track.


Students - come have fun and get messy with all your friends and family to start out the school year. Who will have the most color? Who will have the best costumes? Come and find out!


Register online at www.wredlingpto.org by Friday, October 1st.


➨Registration Fees On/Before Friday, October 1st: All Students: $25 Adults: $30

➨Registration after Friday, October 1st, will be available in person only on the day of event; fees increase $5.00/person.


Visit the Wredling PTO website for more information www.wredlingpto.org

(Note: registration will not be completed until paid using square.come/store/wmspto)


VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!!! Sign up to help be a part of the fun.

Click on the below link to volunteer for the Color Run.

Color Run Parent Volunteer Sign Up


Any questions contact: Laura Halpenny, lhalpenny7@gmail.com

Check out this awesome video and see what it’s all about !!


2021 COLOR RUN FAQ

"RedHawk Pride"

Congratulations to this week’s RedHawk Pride Award winners! They are showing a variety of positive attributes at WMS.


  • Bella Kaschke from Mr. Hancock
  • Quentin Cuenca from Mr. Hensel
  • Josh Smith from Ms. Tyska
  • Sneh Thakker from Mr. Rocha
  • Brooke Mejdrich from Mr. Hancock
  • Samahi Shah from Mrs. Watts
  • Joey Edgar from Mrs. Watts
  • Anton Dimitrov from Mr. Hensel
  • Jadyn Murvine from Mr. Rocha
  • Eva VanBeck from Mrs. Butt
  • Anabella Alongi from Mr. Herrera
  • Alana Michalski from Mr. Herrera
  • John Kelly from Mrs. McPeak
  • Charlotte Silber from Mrs. McPeak
  • Mairead Carlson from Ms. Tyska
  • Austin Fraser from Mrs. Stepien
  • Hayden Rabe from Mrs. Tosello
  • Miami Wollack from Mrs. Goettel
  • Leah Herda from Mrs. Goettel
  • Layne Haugens from Team 62
  • Emma Isacson from Team 62
  • Naisha Solanki from Team 62
  • Teran Anderson from Dr. McGuire
  • Rezimena Okemena from Mr. Springborn
  • Eddy Torres from Mrs. Goble
  • Ireland Nolan from Mr. Teipel
  • Chloe Carlson from Mrs. Bach
  • Wylder Smith from Mr. Bazan
  • Himmat Dhillon from Mr. Pesek
  • Thomas Howe from Mr. Kovach

Panorama SEL Student Survey

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district.


This year, students in grades 3-12 will complete a universal screening tool to assess their social and emotional learning skills. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with social and emotional learning.


One of the universal screening tools used by the District is the Panorama SEL Survey, which focuses on the following areas:

  • Self-Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Social Awareness

  • Grit

  • Self Efficacy

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Teacher-Student Relationship


The Panorama SEL Survey will be completed two times this school year during the weeks of September 27th to October 8th and March 14th to 25th. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine next steps.


Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment. Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.


Please feel free to contact Diane Lidman if you have any questions.

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians:

Our goal was to bring our 6th graders to Camp Duncan for outdoor education this fall. Unfortunately, due to the length of time we would be on the bus, along with our current Covid mitigation efforts with social distancing measures, we have decided to cancel outdoor education for this year. We are sorry we have to do this, but we feel it is the best way to keep our students safe. Our 6th-grade faculty will continue to look for and implement opportunities for team building on school grounds both inside and outside as opportunities present.


Thank you

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences

Middle School conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 7th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Friday, October 8th from 8:00 am - 12:00pm. Sign-up for conferences will be via the Pick-a-Time conference scheduler. You will have a choice of an in-person or a virtual conference in Zoom. THE SCHEDULER IS NOW OPEN!


Directions: CLICK HERE FOR PARENT DIRECTIONS

  1. Login to your HAC (HOME ACCESS CENTER) Account

  2. Click on HOME

  3. Click on the link for "Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler"

  4. Be sure to ONLY choose Q1 teachers!


A few notes about sign-up:

  1. Parents should not feel obligated to sign-up for conferences. If your child is doing well at school, both academically and socially, then you might choose not to have a conference. (It does not make you a bad parent not to sign-up for conferences!) If your child is struggling, we would suggest that you do come to conferences!

  2. You might only feel the need to meet one or a few teachers. There is no obligation to meet every teacher.

  3. If you wish to visit the explore teachers, please sign-up to visit your child’s first-quarter explore teacher.

  4. You can sign-up for a conference with a teacher only one time. Our student services team (counselors, social workers) will be available for conferences, as well. If you decide you need more time with a teacher, we are always willing to meet with you.

  5. In some cases, a teacher may contact you in advance to set-up a conference time. That means we want to guarantee you a time to meet with your child’s teachers.

  6. When you sign-up, try to sign-up for all conferences in a row. (Do not schedule gap times in the middle or you will be waiting around for a long time!)

  7. You are welcome to have your RedHawks student with you during conferences! It is important that they hear what you hear. They are of the age when they are mature and responsible enough to be part of the conversation whether via Zoom or in-person.

STAYING INFORMED ABOUT WMS ACTIVITIES

There are two ways to stay informed about all of the happenings here at WMS:


  1. Our Friday Forecast has bigger topics. All parents get this weekly on Friday.
  2. Our Daily Announcements have more day to day operational announcements: auditions, club dates, tryouts, etc. You must sign-up to get Daily Announcements on the bottom of the WMS Website. You will get announcements on Mondays, but you will need to check this Google doc each day to see what has changed. It is a "living" document and helps reduce the number of emails you receive.
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Dear RedHawk Families

Staff, students and parents are encouraged to help digitally document this year in the yearbook. We offered this opportunity to our families last year and loved the many submissions we received.

Theme of photos we are currently looking for:

  1. First days of school

  2. WMS Sports & Activities

Pictures can be shared directly with Mr. Massie via email Timothy.Massie@d303.org or by clicking the image below!

2021 WMS Wrestling

Wrestling is the oldest sport. It is an intense, competitive sport that builds character while promoting health. Wrestling is both an individual sport and a team sport. Wrestlers compete for themselves, for their team, and for their community.


This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a unique team sport at Wredling. Wrestling is a lot of fun, it helps kids get into shape and/or stay healthy. It also gives athletes the advantage of working on individual skills while competing both as an individual and as a team. Wrestling is open to all Wredling students. Want more information on becoming a WMS Wrestler? CLICK HERE!

WMS Boys Basketball

Tryouts will take place October 18-20. Please click the grade level link for details.

7th Grade

  • Monday: October 18th 6:30 - 8:00a.m.

  • Tuesday: October 19th 6:30 - 8:00a.m.

  • Wednesday: October 20th 3:40- 5:00p.m

****Teams will be chosen on Wednesday******

8th Grade

  • Monday: October 18th 3:40-5:15

  • Tuesday: October 19th 3:40-5:15

  • Wednesday: October 20th 3:40-5:00

****Teams will be chosen on Wednesday******


Butterbraid Fundraiser

Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders are kicking off their ButterBraid fundraiser. The fundraiser will be running from 09/09/2021 – 10/21/2021. To order, please contact any member of Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders, or you can place an order online by clicking this link! Thank you for supporting Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders!
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Keep an Extra Mask!

Keep a Spare! We would encourage our students to keep a spare mask or two in their locker or backpack for when a mask gets dirty or breaks. We do have some masks in the office if a student does not have a replacement, though this should be for the rare occasion when a student does not have a spare.

Support for Your Child if they are Quarantined:

If your child is quarantined due to Covid, our teachers will send work to your child and work with you and your child as we always have when a child is out of school. We want to recognize that quarantine offers some unique challenges for our students.


We will be offering instructional support through a certified teacher during quarantine. Ann Rose, a recently retired D303 teacher, will be available to support our quarantine students through Zoom. When a child begins quarantine, we will email both the child and the parent with information on how to access Mrs. Rose's Zoom for support. We encourage our quarantined students to access this instructional support!

SOS for Parents in the Trenches

October 6, 2021

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

Zoom Webinar, 6:30 pm; Recording to be posted

Click here to register!

When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.

Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition

October 13, 2021

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

Zoom Webinar, 6:30 pm; Recording to be posted

Click here to register!

School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.

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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF PUBLICATION DATE.
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