WMS Friday Forecast
May 25, 2018 - Volume 35
History of Memorial Day
Sometimes we run across articles at an opportune time. Ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness by Katherine Lee is one of those articles. We have recently noticed an increase in some unkind behaviors here at Wredling. We need your help in working towards having a kinder community.
This week we have been using our morning announcements time as a an opportunity to talk about speaking words of kindness to each other. Yesterday Mr. Loversky played a version of "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman which an anthem of self-acceptance on the journey to who you are meant to be. It takes a lot of different types of people to make up this world. A little kindness goes a long way towards making it a better place to be.
Dear Redhawks & Families -
With the excitement of summer upon us, we know that you are looking for some fun and relaxing reads to keep your brain in gear over the next few months! This year, Wredling’s recommended reading list is in the form of a bucket list challenge. We are challenging students to cross off bucket list items as they enjoy some new reads and relax this summer. Click here to see the flyer advertising our bucket list challenge.
This program will encourage our Redhawks to experience a variety of genres and share their thinking with our learning community. The Summer Reading Bucket List has titles for all readers to enjoy! Please note that the books listed are mere suggestions - students are free to read other books that fit within the various categories. Here is the link to our Google slideshow explaining the challenge and providing several book trailers to check out!
For each book read, students need to create a short Flipgrid video reflection. In the fall, we will hold raffles to award prizes to students who participate. To create a book review, students will visit flipgrid.com and enter the flip code: b76b55. There is a teacher example provided to get students started.
Meghan Cannon - LRC Director
Angie Marx - Instructional Support Coach
Carrie Tucker - Reading Specialist
RISE TEK (teachers encouraging kids) Karaoke event!
Football Practice for 6th and 7th Graders Wednesday, May 30th 3:30-5:15
Any current 6th and/or 7th graders who want to play football next season are encouraged to stay after school Wednesday, May 30th from 3:30-5:15. Players should wear shorts, t-shirt, and cleats if you have them. Bring $2 if you'd like to grill out with us after the practice.
During practice we will review both offense and defensive positions and give you a glimpse of what practice will look like in the Fall. We will also share with you our expectations for you for the upcoming season. This is a great chance to see what our RedHawk Football program is all about!
ALL AT-SCHOOL MEDICATIONS MUST BE PICKED UP
ALL MEDICATION (both over-the-counter & prescription) that is stored in the health office for student use must be picked up by the end of the school day on June 5th. All medication that is not picked up will be discarded through our commercial medical waste disposal service. Compliance with local, state and federal regulations necessitates that we dispose of all medication safely and promptly.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Your Health Services Team
Wredling Middle School Transition to High School
As we say goodbye to our 8th grade Wredling students and families, we want to highlight the activities that will focus on the successes and culmination of the Wredling experience and their transition to high school.
Included in THIS PAMPHLET are the special activities we have designed. The events include a recognition assembly, pod presentations and conversations with high school students, tours of the high school, and meeting with the East and North High School principals.
8th Grade End of the Year Celebration
On Tuesday, June 5, the 8th graders will wrap up their time at Wredling with a beach-themed celebration including a picnic, games, photo booth and gift card raffle.
We need your help to make it fantastic! Please sign-up to donate drinks, chips and desserts, lend a shade tent, cooler or cornhole game and/or volunteer for the
picnic HERE. Parent volunteers are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing your favorite Hawaiian attire.Gift cards are needed for the raffle! Please drop off gift card donations in any amount to favorite student places (e.g. Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, DQ, Target, Walmart, etc.) in the office by May 30.
REGISTRATION REMINDER FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL
Some important things to note:
- Two documents (highlighted yellow) MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE this year.
- Several documents (highlighted turquoise) must be completed and returned. The number of required forms will vary by grade level and depend upon whether or not your student is new to D303.
- The Health Survey (highlighted purple) must be completed and returned ONLY if changes have occurred.
- The School Tool Box link, to order pre-packed school supplies, is now up and running. Click here for further details.
- You may sign up to volunteer for the PTO and pay dues on the PTO website at www.wredlingpto.org