WMS Friday Forecast
February 22, 2019 - Week 24
Well Worth The Read...
I found an article called, "Want to Motivate Your Child to Do Well in School? Science Says Teach Them This 1 Thing". It talks about shifting how we talk to our kids- moving from self-esteem to "self-compassion". I was truly struck by the author's viewpoint that focusing on self-esteem can be somewhat limiting.
The author gives four pieces of advice:
- Encourage them to support themselves as they would a friend.
- Watch your language. (not what you think!)
- When you mess up, fess up.
- Hand on heart, deep breaths.
This is some really well-stated information on how we think about our kids and is well worth the read. And as I always tell you, it is tough being a parent today. These are things that you can try as you continue to support your child towards success.
RE: Handicap Parking Spaces
We understand that parking here can be challenging but those spots are clearly marked and are not for general use - even for a quick pickup or drop off.
A Late Friday Addition!
Jarrett Payton to Present to 8th Graders!
The Back Lot Off Dunham is Reserved - Including After School!
- Bus riders will be picked up on the circle in front of the school or at the back of the school for some
- Car pickup will take place at East High School
- Walkers will depart at the bell
- Parents should not be using the back lot as a pickup point
Thank you for your cooperation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff are at the forefront of this policy update.
Change to Academic Calendar
Due to having 4 snow days, WREDLING will be changing the date for the end of the third quarter to April 5. This will allow us to balance the number of days between the 3rd and 4th quarters.
Here are the updated dates:
- April 5 - End of the 3rd quarter
- April 8 - Start of the 4th quarter
- April 12 - 3rd quarter grades are posted to HAC
The rotations for PE/Health will remain unchanged.
Middle School Transfer Requests
Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 4. This request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
Preventing & Addressing Bullying: Lessons Learned & Resources for Parents
Faculty from the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University will present practical information from their research and their work as part of a U.S. Department of Education training grant “Project Prevent and Address Bullying.” Thompson Middle School is partnering with NIU on this grant project, bringing resources that will be shared throughout the district. The faculty will present helpful knowledge, tips, and resources parents can use when navigating bullying situations.
La interpretación en español estará disponible durante la presentación.
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Angst Follow-Up Session # 3
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