Fall Sports Get Underway
- ASA Registration: Closes Monday, Sept. 25
- Principal's Coffee: Begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, for families new to DW
- Lunch & Learn: Virtual "Power of Play" presentation begins at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
- Author Signed Books: Wednesday, Sept. 27, is the deadline to purchase a book for the author to sign.
- Picture Day: Thursday, Sept. 28
- Subscribe to DW Calendar: We encourage you to subscribe to the Daniel Wright calendar so meetings and events can automatically be added to your personal calendar. Copy the calendar url, paste the url in a new window, download the calendar.
Vision and hearing screenings are conducted annually in D103 schools. We send out this courtesy reminder yearly, no action needs to be taken unless you are filing a religious exemption to decline a screening. To review the state mandates we follow, please review the vision and hearing notice on our website.
Eighth-graders have the opportunity to hear New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin speak about his career and discuss his new book, "Impossible Escape." Mr. Sheinkin will visit DW on Monday, Oct. 2. Students may purchase the author's books on the RevTrak Web Store. Books purchased by Wednesday, Sept. 27, will be signed by the author.
ASAs & Other Clubs
The School Safety Drill Act (105 ILCS 128/1 et seq.) requires that during each academic year, each school building must conduct a minimum of:
Three school evacuation drills.
One bus evacuation drill.
One severe weather (shelter-in-place) drill.
One law enforcement drill to address an active shooter incident.
- There may be other drills at the direction of the administration. A warning to the students shall not precede drills. The school principal shall keep the Superintendent or designee informed as to the status of the drills.
In compliance with the Safety Drill Act, parents have the right to exempt their child from the Law Enforcement Drill. Daniel Wright's drill will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Please fill out the Daniel Wright opt out form by Thursday, Sept. 21.
During the drill, some DW teachers, building staff, and students will practice evacuating the building.
Others will practice barricading the classroom door and discuss using evasive distractions to counter (and get away from) an armed intruder.
An important reminder is to know that the best way to deal with an armed intruder is to not deal with them at all. This is most effectively accomplished through information sharing. Many of the tragedies that have occurred in schools were preceded by acts or statements that either were not shared by people who knew about the possible crisis or were not taken seriously enough by those who were informed.
Here in District 103, our students can trust that they will be taken seriously should they overhear strange conversations and decide to tell someone in authority, i.e. parents, teachers, police, principals. If you have any questions about the emergency response drills, please reach out to your child’s principal.
LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser
Surprise your student with their name engraved in a Learning Fund Foundation brick placed along the Daniel Wright pathway at the school's entrance. Donations to the Learning Fund Foundation are tax deductible.
The Power of Play - How Play Can Help Children Learn Lessons for Life
In this virtual presentation, parents will hear from Dr. Rebecca Isbell, an internationally renowned educator & speaker on how play can be utilized to help advance learning for children. We will also be joined by Ms. Ann Hofmeier, principal at Sprague School, who will reflect on how teachers at Sprague use play daily to promote educational concepts in their classrooms.
- Register -> bit.ly/45PdK6e
Spirit Wear Discount
PTO is offering all PTO members a 15% discount off any Spirit Wear items now through Tuesday, Sept. 19. Please log in to our spirit wear provider SquadLocker to see the offerings. PTO members should have received a separate email with the discount code. Not a PTO Member? Now is the perfect time to sign up and take advantage of the discount.
Neighbors need neighbors to make a difference. Give blood, save lives, and strengthen your community from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire.
The next Caudill book discussion takes place 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, through the local library. Students may sign up online with the Vernon Area Public Library District. Participants will get a free copy of the book, "Daughter of the Deep," by Rick Riordan.