Wild Rose Elementary

February 26, 2021

A note from Mrs. Solomon

The sun has decided to come out this week, and what a difference it makes for everyone! The snow is starting to melt and we are headed back to enjoying the outdoors with bearable temperatures.


Pick-up on the west side of the building continues to be a challenge. If you are picking up your student from the west side of school, as we always did at the front of the building, we ask that you come and get your child or children from the blacktop at door 16. I ask that the students refrain from playing on the snow mounds and please do not bring pets onto school property. I appreciate your support. If we can work together to follow these guidelines we can work to ensure the safety of our students and community.



This newsletter at a glance:

  • IAR Mock Testing
  • March "Book" Madness
  • Illinois 5 Essentials Survey (Please fill out when you have the opportunity)
  • Wild Rose PTO
  • Yearbook Photos
  • Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021
  • Meal Distribution
  • COVID Assistance
  • Wild Rose Important Dates


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. My email is theresa.solomon@d303.org


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Theresa Solomon

Principal, Wild Rose Elementary

IAR Mock Testing

Next week students in 3rd-5th grade in-person will participate in IAR mock testing. This is done with two purposes in mind. First, it allows students to experience the types of questions and tools they will experience within the IAR assessment. Secondly, it allows us to test our technology infrastructure to ensure that our system is ready for testing. This mock testing is done in a guided format as it is a learning opportunity for students. Teachers will point out features and tools throughout the mock test to better acquaint students with the system. Currently, IAR testing is scheduled for after Spring Break. More details regarding the schedule for testing will be forthcoming.
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Illinois 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 April 2 2021. 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 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 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Yearbook Photos

We still need Yearbook photos!! Students and families, though this year may look different than previous years, we still want to put together a great yearbook for your family and we need your help!! Please send us any photos you would like to be included. They could be of your child working on a school project, reading their favorite book, artwork, at home during remote school, having fun during an activity or practicing an instrument. Did they make a giant snowman over winter break and want to share it? Send it to us!


Our goal is to collect as many memories as we can for our 2020-2021 yearbook and remember we are still Better Together, even if we are not all under one roof. Additionally, if your children are remote and didn't get their picture taken for the yearbook, we would love to still include them! Please submit your own headshot to our yearbook coordinator.


Please email any photos or questions to Alexandra Karnick @ wildroseyearbook1@gmail.com

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*Remember to include the name of your student and grade level.

We appreciate your support!

Wild Rose PTO

PTO Meeting - Join us Monday, March 1st @ 6:30 pm - ZOOM LINK


For the 2021-2022 school year, the PTO is looking to recruit and inspire different leadership. If you are interested we would love to have you, please reach out to Jen Watanapongse @ Wildroseptopresident@gmail.com to share your interest.


Please take a look at the PTO video if you are interested in the roles and learning what they are about:


https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zKU3r_-iEQy55uN_PgoGrdLVNp2-gv6tFoHjJsGugko1E6OA8vz4F-PHwYxAPSjB.BW3lSWVt6ctgjutS


Passcode to view the above video link: fd&B3j6E


February PTO Newsletter

Kindergarten Registration Fall 2021

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:


  • The New Student Intake Form

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

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Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Monday, March 1 - Wild Rose PTO Meeting 6:30 PM via Zoom LINK

Wednesday, March 10 - Report Cards Available on HAC

Thursday, March 25 - Attendance Day for All Students

Friday, March 26 - Staff Institute Day - No School for Students

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break - No School for Staff and Students