WMS Friday Forecast
March 3, 2023
Dear RedHawk Parents and Guardians,
Middle School can be quite stressful for many of our students. Fortunately, there are some ways that we adults can help our students reduce some of that stress! Here are some tips that may help your middle school child reduce stress:
Encourage breaks: Encourage your child to take regular breaks during their homework or study sessions and engage in activities such as reading, drawing or playing a sport that can help them relax and recharge.
Prioritize sleep: Ensure that your child is getting enough sleep each night. Middle school students require between 9-11 hours of sleep per night. Establish a consistent sleep routine and limit screen time before bed.
Teach relaxation techniques: Teach your child relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization or progressive muscle relaxation. These techniques can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.
Encourage physical activity: Physical activity is a great way to reduce stress. Encourage your child to participate in a sport or activity that they enjoy. Walking, running, cycling or yoga are other activities that can help promote relaxation.
Reduce technology use: Excessive screen time can lead to stress and anxiety. Encourage your child to limit their technology use, especially before bed.
Foster open communication: Create a safe and open environment for your child to express their feelings and concerns. Encourage them to talk to you, a teacher or a counselor if they feel overwhelmed.
By following these tips, you can help your child manage their stress and promote healthy coping strategies. Remember, reducing stress is essential for your child's mental and physical well-being.
Enjoy your weekend!
Illinois Science Assessment and IAR
Good Afternoon WMS Parents/Guardians!
As we plan for state testing this Spring, we would like to share some important information from Mr. Dave Chiszar, who is the D303 Director for Assessment and Accountability. Please click HERE to access his very important letter regarding upcoming testing that pertains to the 8th grade Illinois Science Assessment and the Illinois Assessment for Readiness.
Dates to remember:
8th Grade Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Monday, March 20th, 2023
Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR)
Tuesday, April 4th - Apr 12, 2023
Things for students to bring on testing day:
Fully charged Chromebook
Please note that an alternative schedule will be run to accommodate testing on those dates. Should you have any questions regarding these upcoming assessments, please feel free to reach out to your child’s counselor or myself. Thank you for your continued support!
Wredling Middle School
RedHawk Pride Awards
Congratulations to our current RedHawk Pride recipients. Know that we appreciate your effort, how you treat others, and how you follow our Guidelines for Success!
Current recipients (presented by):
- Sabrina Ahmed from Mr. Pesek
- Sylvie Charlson from Mrs. Olson
- Genesis Diaz from Mrs. Whitaker
- Quinn Frolich from Mrs. Breon
- Valeriia Ivasiuk from Ms. Lubrano
- Katherine Kollman from Mr. Kovach
- Wan Maha from Mr. Kovach
- Om Patel from Mr. Gabel
- James Pinder from Mr. Kovach
- Riley Schoonhoven from Mrs. Batka
- Trevor Steinkellner from Mr. Pesek
- Grace Taft from Mr. Pesek
- Dylan Zulauf from Mrs. Duck
Attention Future Saints:
The St. Charles East Cheerleading program is holding tryouts for the 2023/2024 season.
Tryout dates will be May 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be an informational meeting on April 5th at 6:00 p.m.
If your child is a in coming freshman or current student at St. Charles East High School and is interested in trying out.
Please complete THIS Google form. Plus sign up on il.8to18.com/scehs
2nd Semester Non-Attendance Days for Students
March 27th - 31st - Spring Break
April 7th - School Improvement Planning Day
2nd Semester Early Release Dates for Middle School
March 22nd - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 PM for all students
April 26th - Wednesday, Dismissal at 2:52 PM for all students
LRC Community Newsletter
Read the winter addition of the LRC Community Newsletter! The LRC Community Newsletter is designed to share information on literacy-based special events and programs in our area as well as promote a joy for reading and technology in the homes of D303 families.
Supporting Parents in Transformational Times: Meeting the Unique Social and Emotional Needs of Their Gifted Children
Presented by Michele Kane, Ed.D.
Virtual, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
March 21, 2023
In this presentation, Michele Kane, Ed.D., will focus on the affective aspects of being gifted. Sensitivity, intensity, and perfectionism will be explored in relationship to giftedness. Michele will provide parents with effective strategies and techniques for dealing with these personality traits, as well as ways to help kids navigate the unique stressors of giftedness, especially during times of increased turmoil.
Click here to register. The presentation will be recorded and posted online when available.
All parents of Special Education students are welcome to attend this second meeting of the year.
Join Kayla's Rock Painting Party
Kayla’s Kindness Rock Garden was created in the Fox Mill Community in Memory of Kayla Lehmann. It is filled with colorful hand painted rocks that children can take or make to bring kindness to other people. Each year on Kayla’s birthday April 5th Kayla's Hope hosts a Rock Painting Party. All are invited to the event held at the Fox Mill Club House to paint rocks to put in the garden.
Wredling Middle School - Home of the RedHawks
Location: 1200 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL, USA