WMS Friday Forecast

October 11, 2019 - Week 9

Dear Parents:

Our lives are sometimes so busy, and sometimes so "full" that we forget to take time to express our gratitude. Taking the time to remember and talk about gratitude is a vital skill for our kids. We all certainly want them to say please and thank you. But gratitude goes beyond that.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines gratitude as: (noun) the state of being grateful: THANKFULNESS

Gratitude is not only an act but a "state". It means that we need to be conscious of being thankful. To show gratitude, we need to be purposeful. So what does that mean for our adolescents today? It means we need to be intentional in our conversations about expressing gratitude.

I would encourage you to spend time each and every night... at the dinner table, in the car on the way to practice, or just before bed, talking about gratitude, asking them what they are grateful for, and telling them what we are grateful for.

The conversation may initially be awkward, but the more you talk about gratitude, the more gratitude your kids will show. I ask my kids often what they are grateful for. At first, they said, "my iPhone" or "having food on the table." But after my wife and I modeled it, their gratitude shifted. "I am grateful that you and mom work hard so that I can have an iPhone," "I am thankful that mom worked hard to cook us a good dinner," and "I am grateful that I have friends who I can trust".

The gratitude conversation can happen anywhere. In classrooms, on a drive, at the dinner table, or on a walk. But the payoff of having these conversations will be that all of us take time to realize how privileged we are to live in this community with these families.

As for me? I am grateful that I work in a community where education is valued and where parents care about supporting our school and our kids. And I am thankful that I get to lead an amazing group of educators who care deeply for our students.



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Sign‐up for Parent Teacher Conferences starts October 15th at 7:00 am and will close November 20th at midnight.

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Afternoon everyone,

I want to let all students know in the building that PRE FIT Fitness Club will be making some adjustments starting tomorrow morning. We have some many of you (which is awesome) that it is difficult to make sure we are all safe. That said, Mr. Loversky, Mr. Scurte and myself have agreed it would be best to make a small adjustment. Here it is...

6th Grade PRE-FIT days are on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

7th/8th Grade Days are on Tuesday and Thursday

Again, so everyone knows, PRE-FIT Fitness Clubs meets daily in the weight room starting at 7:40 am. You need to stay with us until 8:10 am when you can be dismissed to the cafeteria or the PODS. If you are not leaving, PRE-FIT ends at 8:20 am. Thanks again for all the support and I hope this helps all of us!


Russell Williams

Physical Education/Health

Wredling Middle School - CUSD 303



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A preview of their picture
Their unique ticket code
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The ticket code(s) will give you access to view and order your child(ren)'s pictures online by visiting the website listed above.

For more information on this topic please visit www.cphelpcenter.com click on "Late Orders or Additional Orders".

NOTE: PICTURE RETAKES are scheduled for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th for those of you who missed pictures or need a retake.
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SEL - Social Emotional Learning

We will regularly feature our Social Emotional Learning information in our Friday Forecast.
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This week we visit the Core Competencies of Relationship Skills.

Remember: Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings.

The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

  • Communication

  • Social engagement

  • Relationship-building

  • Teamwork

Here is a Video link for an overview

Relationship Skills
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Veterans Day Recogntion

Builders Club would like to decorate the main foyer of Wredling Middle School honoring our Veterans. Please fill out the following form to help us identify and honor your Veteran. We are cutting out stars and putting the name of your Veteran, Military Branch and Years Served on the star. Thank you for joining us in honoring those who have served.



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October 30, 2019

Digital Citizenship
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6:30-8:00 p.m.


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