WMS Friday Forecast

April 6, 2018 - Volume 28

SUPPORT OUR WMS PORTILLO'S FUNDRAISER MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018

COME GET DINNER ON MONDAY AT PORTILLO'S AND WE GET 20% OF THE PROCEEDS!


  • 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Bring in the flyer below or show it on your smartphone!
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Wredling Renovators Newest Project!

Our Renovators' have struck again and we are amazed at their newest collaboration with the WMS PTO, and the fantastic artist, Catherine Tilly Design! Together they have left us with a new mural gracing our WMS foyer. Check it out in person - It is full of inspiring images, quotes and even a surprise or two! We have included some photos below that truly do not do it justice. Thank you Renovators, the WMS PTO and Catherine Tilly Design!
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We Want Your Books!

Doing some Spring cleaning or purging? Bernie's Books would love to take any gently used children's books off your hands! Bring them to Wredling to donate now until Friday, April 13. Bins are located in the main foyer and LRC. Help us reach our goal of 20,000 books!!!
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GUATAMALA TOY DRIVE - SHARING SMILES ACROSS THE MILES!!!

My name is Paul Carani, and I am a 7th grade teacher at Wredling. Over the past three years my family and I have become involved with a medical mission that visits Guatemala for one week over the summer. During this time, our medical personnel treat approximately 1000 patients, many who wait the better part of the day to seen. For most of these people, this is the only medical care they will receive until we return the next year.


Our Wredling Student Council has agreed to help us collect unused toys to donate to the children we treat. We are not asking for anyone to go out and buy anything. We are hoping to collect the small toys that are often included in children’s meals from local fast-food restaurants. Anything that can fit in the palm of your hand would be perfect!


We will continue collecting toy donations throughout the month of April. There will be collection bins in each pod for toys to go in. We are happy to take any small toys off your hands and share those with the kids we will meet on our mission trip. The kids we see in Guatemala are so appreciative, and their smiles are priceless. I would appreciate any donations you might be able to provide.


Thanks for your help in making this a successful drive and sharing smiles across the miles! Cheers!

Paul Carani
7-3 Science/Team Leader

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NIU 2017 Academic Summer Camp Opportunities

Northern Illinois University's Continuing and Professional Education is excited to highlight some great opportunities for middle and high school students at our 2017 Academic Summer Camps.

A full description of each camp and online registration is available at go.niu.edu/clascamps

Space is limited and special pricing is in effect until May 4! Camps take place at our DeKalb campus.


2018 Day Camp Dates for students in Middle School:

Digital Photography Day Camp: June 25-29, 2018
Social Justice Day Camp: July 9-13, 2018
Master Gardener Day Camp: July 16-20, 2018
Creative Writing Day Camp: July 23-29, 2018
Chinese Language and Culture Day Camp: July 30-August 3, 2018


2018 Residential Academic camps for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12:

Creative Writing Camp, June 17-22

TV Broadcast Camp, June 17-22

Film Camp, June 24-29

Spanish Immersion Camp, June 24-29

Screenwriting Camp, June 24-29

Speech Camp, July 8-13

College Writing Camp, July 8-13

Podcasting Camp, July 15-20

Comedy Writing and Performance Camp, July 15-20

Film Appreciation Camp, July 22-27

Online Journalism Camp, July 22-25

For more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200, email niucpe@niu.edu or visit www.niu.edu/clasep

A full list of all camps offered by NIU can be found at www.niu.edu/summercamps

Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students:

All eighth grade students will require a physical exam and related immunizations for entry into 9th grade. You may need a copy of your child's immunization record for this physician visit. Please feel free to stop by the health office, and a copy of your child's immunization record will be provided.
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Families With Incoming 6th Graders

Our transition time for families with incoming 6th graders will begin in May this year. We always look forward to these times when our school is visited be our future RedHawks and their families. It is a great time for 5th graders to see the building during their classroom visits while getting a brief tour from a current RedHawk. As principal, I especially love this time when we get to meet new families and explain how middle school is so amazingly different from elementary school. If you know a family of a soon to be middle schooler, please encourage them to attend the upcoming transition opportunities. These events are designed to help ease some of those nerves that come with a school change!


THIS LETTER was sent out to families with incoming 6th graders January 4, 2018 which outlined several Transition Opportunities for a smooth transition to Middle School. Here is the listing of the different opportunties available to you/your student:

  • 5th Grade Classroom Visits to Wredling (9:00 am - 10:30 am)
    • Monday, May 14 ~ Fox Ridge & Anderson
    • Tuesday, May 15 ~ Corron & Norton Creek
    • Wednesday, May 16 ~ Munhall
    • Thursday, May 17 ~ Wild Rose
  • Parent Introductory Presentation with Tim Loversky, Principal
    • Monday, May 21 ~ Wredling Cafeteria (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
  • Materials Pickup Days - Your child will get his/her schedules and locks, walk through the building to become familiar with classroom locations. Choose ONE of the following dates:
    • Thursday, August 9 ~ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Thursday, August 9 ~ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, August 14 ~ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • School Pictures:
    • Picture Day will be Monday, September 10th.
    • Picture Retakes will be Wednesday, October 17th.
  • Student ONLY Orientation - Optional
    • Friday, August 17 ~ 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The students will take student led tours of the building and participate in team-building activities.


Have a great weekend!

Tim

Why Volunteer? Our Kids Need Us to...

In addition to the open positions posted above, there are so many ways you can make a difference here at Wredling! It takes many hands to make the workload lighter.The staff and students here at Wredling have benefitted so much from having a wonderful and active PTO. We appreciate each person who works together to make great things happen

here! We know that our PTO can find a great fit for your particular skillset and time availability. Just sign up or ask! PTO Volunteer Form


Still need convincing? Here are a couple of great articles and a short video (less than 1 minute) about why volunteering at your child's school is so important. YOU can help us make a difference in your child's life plus the lives of over 1300 other students too!

Article 1
Article 2
Short video

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SEE YOU AT THE GREATER EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA!

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Get In On The Fun - Sign Up For The Hope Hustle!

We are about one week away from the 2018 HOPE HUSTLE at St Charles East! The Hope Hustle consists of a 5K race, 5k fun run/walk and a youth mile that promotes a positive, healthy lifestyle and both suicide/depression prevention. The event is held at the STCE track and will take place on the morning of April 15th, 2018. Don't miss out on this fun community event!


Remember, participants can sign up for the 5K Race (run for time/awards) or the Fun Run/Walk (with prizes distributed every half mile.) We would love to have participation from kids (we have an awesome Youth Mile Race) and adults across the district!


Register at the ONLINE STORE HERE

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Attention all 8th grade dancers!

St. Charles North Drill Team will be hosting tryouts for their 2018-2019 season on April 13th at 5pm at St. Charles North!! Clinics will be held on April 7th, 9th, and 11th. Information packets are available in the Wredling Student Services Office. Information packets include

requirements, skills tested, and clinic times and places.


Please email Coach Andrea at andrea.leith@d303.org with any questions and check out the Drill Team page on 8 to 18 at http://il.8to18.com/scn. Hope to see you there!!!

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April 16, 2018-Parent University brought to you by Centennial Counseling

6:00-8:00 p.m. – St. Charles North High School Room 302

Addictive Personality and the Young Adult: Understanding Predisposition to Addiction in Adolescents
Register using the Google Form below!

Addictive Personality and the Young Adult presented by Eileen Sullivan, a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Eileen is a staff member at Centennial Counseling and specializes in addiction, adolescent issues, adults, family and relationship problems, self-esteem, mood and anxiety disorders and behavioral concerns. This session will address:

  1. How to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in the addictive person and how to diminish/correct their negative impact on the young adult’s interpersonal and family relationships.
  2. How to identify the impact of depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem on youth and best practices for support and treatment.
  3. To identify advances in the assessment of at -risk factors for adolescents and young adults and their treatment.


You can also learn about our last Centennial Counseling offering for the school year by clicking here.

SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

We are once again offering some great summer camp options for your middle schooler. There are several different athletic and music camp offerings for you to choose from. Registration for these camps is planned to be open by Monday!


  • CLICK HERE for the Athletic Camp information
  • CLICK HERE for the Summer Strings Camp information
  • The July Music Camp for Band & Choir "Save the Date" is below! (click the image to go to the online store after Monday to register and pay)