Wharton Wildcat Newsletter

April 16, 2021

Dear Families,

April is well underway, and we were excited to have some of our students return onsite after Spring Break. Students have been doing a wonderful job staying socially distant, while in the building and on school grounds. We thank each and every student and family for their support in the process.


Students continue to strive towards academic mastery as we close out the year. Classes are engrossed in novels during their ELA time and are moving forward with their Math mastery. It is wonderful to see students continue to grow as they prepare to move forward to sixth grade.


As we consider students transitioning to the middle school, we are in the planning stages for a virtual step up day at the end of May, which will familiarize students with middle school. This opportunity will help students feel more comfortable and prepared for the transition to Heritage.


We hope that all is well, and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


Educationally yours,


Dr. Shestine Gesbocker, Principal

Mrs. Sara Leone, Associate Principal

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From Dr. Whalen: Adaptive Pause

On April 15, this communication was shared regarding the procedure for entering into an adaptive pause, should the rolling 14 day positivity rate in Summit exceed 8%. Please read and refer back to this letter as needed.
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Important Dates

April 22: Earth Day; From Here to There Presentation at 6:00 PM

April 26-April 30 Spirit Week

4/24: Dia Del Nino at 1:00 PM

4/26: Pajama Day

4/27: Disguise Day

4/28: Crazy Hair Day; Progress Reports Distributed

4/29: Sports Day

4/30: Hat Day; Magician Assemby at 11:30 AM

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day. This day reminds us all to be more aware of our actions as they do impact our world. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and many people participated in rallies to heighten awareness about environmental issues. There was even such a rally in Chicago. While we have made progress protecting our resources and creating a cleaner world, we still have more work to do.

Dental Bus Visits SD 104

We are excited to announce that Mobile Care Chicago is coming back to SD 104! They will offer no-cost dental care for all SD 104 students. The mobile dental bus will be outside of Walsh school on April 19th and then outside of Wharton School on April 20th.



Dental exams are required for all kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade and freshman students. If your child has not seen the dentist this school year, please call for an appointment! Appointments made now will also count for next school years requirement so please come out if your student if in PreK, 5th or 8th grade to be ready for 2021-2022 registration.


¡Nos complace anunciar que Mobile Care Chicago regresará al Distrito 104! Ofrecerán atención dental sin costo para todos los estudiantes del distrito 104. El autobús dental móvil estará fuera de la escuela Walsh el 19 de abril y luego fuera de la escuela Wharton el 20 de abril.


Se requieren exámenes dentales para todos los estudiantes de Kinder, 2ndo grado, 6to grado y Freshmen de secundaria. Si su hijo(a) no ha visto al dentista este año escolar, ¡llame para programar una cita! Las citas hechas ahora también contarán para el requisito del próximo año escolar, por favor, si su estudiante está en PreK, 5to, o 8vo grado venga para estar listo para la inscripción de 2021-2022.

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Register for From Here to There

Join fellow SD 104 families for this virtual parent workshop offered by our partner, Habla.

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Catholic Charities Available Support