WHS Principal Post - September 2022

Hammerschmidt's Monthly Family Newsletter

Dear WHS Families,

With two weeks under our belt we are now in full swing of our regular school routines! Thank you all for helping to make this a successful start to the 2022-2023 school year here at Hammerschmidt!

During the first week of every month, this family newsletter will be published highlighting the upcoming events. In most cases, this will be in addition to the weekly email blasts on Friday afternoons. This publication will also be posted on our school website for your convenience and future reference.

Upcoming Dates to Note:


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Fall Curriculum Information: OPTIONAL Parent Night

By now you should have received some grade level content information in video format from your child(ren)'s teacher. Sending this information in video format was our attempt to provide everyone access to this important information without the burden of securing childcare.

Using this delivery model last year was met with positive feedback.

On Thursday, September 8th, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. we will host an OPTIONAL “Open House” drop-in style visitation for parents only. The purpose of this session is to provide parents interested in getting in the building an opportunity to do so. Teachers will be in their classrooms for any individual questions you may have. There will be NO FORMAL PRESENTATION given during the session. All the grade level curriculum and classroom based information will be provided in the videos sent to you prior to this date.

Your attendance at the evening visitation is not expected and is entirely optional.

Below you will find a welcome video from me, Dave Danielski, WHS Principal

Principal Welcome 2022-2023


Are you interested in being a Hammerschmidt Lunch/Recess Supervisor? If so, APPLY ONLINE! Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Danielski with any questions! Become a part of our WHS or D44 team! Click here to learn more!

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District 44 School Calendar

The D44 school calendar for 2022-2023 has now been updated on our school and district websites. Click on the link below to access printable versions:

2022-2023 D44 School Calendar

1:1 Technology Information:

All students will be issued a tech device from their classroom teacher once school begins. Students are free to bring their device to and from school. See the links below for additional information.

Drop Off and Pick Up Safety Video

Below you will find a short video outlining the safety protocols for morning arrival and afternoon pick up!

Click on the video below!

Drop off & Pick Up Safety at Hammerschmidt
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Cub Scout Pack 42 Ice Cream Social! Come make an ice cream sundae and learn more about scouting! WHS Playground, Sept 7, 6:30-7:30. Open to all boys and girls, grades K-5. All are welcome! Can't make the event or questions - contact Molly Victor at mollyerinvictor@gmail.com or 773-771-2125

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Be on the lookout for WHS Spirit Wear order forms coming soon!

School Picture Day: Wednesday 9/7

Mark your calendars! School Picture Day is September 7, 2022. You can order pictures now on mylifetouch.com.

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Picture Day ID: EVTZ9R788H

PTA "Dine Outs"--Wednesday 9/7

WHS DINE OUT: Wednesday, 9/7

Come out and support the first WHS PTA dine out of the school year on September 7th at El Famous Burrito located at 256 West Roosevelt in Lombard! Be sure to mention Hammerschmidt when you order or bring a copy of the flyer!

Click here for flyer.

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PTA MOVIE NIGHT- Friday, Sept. 9th


WHS students can enjoy a two-hour evening hanging with friends!! Movie will be shown during the event in the Gym. $5 per child, must be a WHS student. Doors open at 6:15 PM; Pick up at 8:15pm in the gym. Register Here.

Click here for flyer

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Help us put together this year’s PTA Phone Book! Please fill out this Google Form by September 23, with any information you would like added to the phone book. Contact Kecia Waldschmidt with any questions. You can also join the PTA with this link!

Join the WHS PTA!

Join the WHS PTA!

You belong in WHS PTA. Parents, grandparents, teachers, relatives, and friends of the family are ALL welcome to join!

Become a Member. Donate. Advocate. Volunteer. Be a Resource.

Your membership, donation and involvement help support the many amazing programs the WHS PTA offers throughout the school year. Joining WHS PTA is a great opportunity to meet new people and build meaningful relationships, get to know our school’s teachers and staff in a fun, low-stakes environment and connect to important school and community resources that benefit/support your child.

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WALK + ROLL TO SCHOOL: 9/26 - 9/30

The purpose of Walk + Roll is to increase students’ physical activity on either end of the school day and perhaps create new habits for your family. Incentives for those who bike or walk 3+ days during Walk + Roll week. Please contact WHS PTA Wellness Chair, Kate Cross with any questions.

Click here for flyer.


Parent Committee Members Needed for the Talent Show! The Talent Show Committee loves shining the spotlight on our kids and their amazing talent! We meet regularly on zoom beginning in September until the Talent Show on 11/12. Come join us! Please email Kate Temple at or send a text to her at 323-715-4918.


Attention: ALL Amazon Shoppers! WHS PTA has signed on with the Amazon Smile program for another great fundraising opportunity. Click here to learn how. You will find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as the traditional Amazon site, but when you use www.smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price back to the Hammerschmidt PTA. It is that easy!!!

Click Here for flyer.

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Did you know you can Subscribe to the digital PTA and school calendar? Visit Events and then click subscribe. You can choose iCal, outlook or Google calendar and it will automatically add the events to your calendar.


Join the WHS PTA Facebook Page so you will always have the most up-to-date information for all the PTA events happening throughout the school year.

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Join other parents, high school and middle school students, and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public. Click on the link below to see the 2022-2023 lineup of speakers.

GPS-- Glenbard Parent Series - 2022-2023