WHS Principal Post May 2018

Monthly Principal Newsletter

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Dear WHS Families,

We have reached the final Monthly Family Newsletter for the 2017-18 School Year. Although time is flying by, we have a lot of excitement left at Hammerschmidt!
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May 2018- Dates to Note:

  • 5/7- 5/11 - WHS Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/8, Tuesday, D44 Early Release Day, Students dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
  • 5/10, Thursday, WHS Spring Open House, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
  • 5/14, Monday, - Grade 2 Field Trip- Legoland Discovery Center
  • 5/15, Tuesday, PTA Walking Club, 3:15- 4:00 p.m.
  • 5/15, Tuesday, WHS PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m., LRC
  • 5/18, Friday, D44 School Improvement HALF DAY, Students dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
  • 5/18, Student Council- Crazy Hair Day
  • 5/22, Tuesday, WHS Field Day, Gr. 3-5: 9:00 -11:00 a.m., Gr. K-2: 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
  • 5/25, Friday, WHS Awards Assembly, 1:30- 3:00 p.m.
  • 5/28, Monday, Memorial Day - No School
  • 5/29, Tuesday, Last day of School, Classroom Parties, 5th Grade Farewell- 11:30- 2:30 p.m., 5th Grade Clap Out- 3:10 p.m.
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WHS Spring Open House, Thursday May 10th

Please join us for our annual WHS Spring Open House:

The WHS PTA Book Fair will be OPEN for families!

  • 6:30 p.m. General PTA Meeting- GYM
  • 6:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by Mr. Danielski
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Classroom/ Building visitation

Lombard Rotary 3 v 3 Basketball Tourney:

The Lombard Rotary is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Glenbard East on Saturday, June 2nd. More info at www.lombardrotary.org.

The money raised goes towards our Rotary Scholarships awarded each year to high school seniors from Lombard.

Click the blue button below for more information.

WHS Star Constellations Update

In April, our Star Constellations groups focused on "Paying it Forward." We challenged students to keep up their random act of kindness. We will have one final Star Constellations meeting that will serve as our Star Constellations Finale for this school year. Our activities will include a special project for our Grade 5 leaders who will leaving our groups at the end of this year.

Composting at WHS during May

Thanks to Ms. Iyer, a committed WHS Parent, WHS has partnered with Waste Management to reduce our lunch and classroom waste. Mrs. Giancana's environmentalists presented how composting works to each of our classrooms and even to the principal! The success of this month long pilot program will determine the future partnership we have with Waste Management.

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WHS Talent Show

Congratulations to all the WHS Talent Show Participants! It was an amazing show. Click on the link below to check out some snapshots! Special thanks to the amazing parent committee members who made this happen for our students.

Stars and Spikes 5K Run and 1Mile Fun Walk

The video below is at the starting line for the 5K Race. Can you find yourself?

5K Event Results

Click the link below to view the results from the Stars and Spikes 5K Run! The results are sorted by school.
5K Race Results

You will need to "scroll down" to see Hammerschmidt. It is after Madison results.

A HUGE Thank You to all Stars and Spikes 5K & 1Mile Volunteers!

The race is now over and it couldn't of happened without all the amazing volunteers. We had a great turnout and hopefully all the student and family participants had a great time. With this being the first time we have ever been apart of something like this, we want to learn from the experience and continually improve!

If you have any feedback about the Stars and Spikes 5K Event that you would like to share, please click on the BLUE BUTTON Below.

Recent Tweets from #whs44

Do you want to see some snapshots from the past few weeks? Click on the red bar below to view recent staff tweets!


D44 has a new summer program for student entering Grade 5-8. Check out the information below.