Wharton Wildcat News

January 13, 2023

Welcome Back to School! Welcome 2023!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy New Year and Welcome 2023!!!

We hope that all of our families had a peaceful and enjoyable winter break! We are happy to welcome back our students. The first half of the school year went by pretty quickly. Our team is looking forward to the great things that we will do in this 2nd half of the school year.

Next week progress reports will be sent home. We encourage the staff, students, and parents to communicate any upcoming goals and reflections that will promote student success.

Thank you parents for making sure your child is in the building by 7:50. Getting to school can be a hectic time. Please remember that tardies can negatively impact the learning of your child. Your cooperation is appreciated. As always, we thank you so much for being a part of the Wharton Wildcat family.

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News from Ms. Schilsky...

We are so glad to have kiddos back in school after winter break! This school year, our staff and students are participating in a Universal SEL (social/emotional learning) Screener. Here at Wharton, homeroom teachers and students complete this screener three times a year. In a few weeks, staff and students will be completing the screener for the second time. This information is used to support students mental, emotional and social development to ensure they are in the best headspace for learning. This is a very common practice, used in many schools across the country, to ensure we are doing the best we can to support students. Please reach out with any questions!

Teachers Are Ready for 2023!

On January 6, 2023 teachers returned to work . They participated in the district institute in preparation to welcoming the students back into the building. The staff takes pride in promoting an educational climate that is conducive to learning. We as a staff are always looking for ways to best serve our students and community needs. Together we can make a difference!

No School on Monday, January 16, 2023/Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Art with Ardith Zucker...

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Our 5th graders have been exploring different creative careers in Art class. Students chose to be building architects, environmental designers of a playground, furniture designers, or art glass window artists. In small groups they made their part of the overall design of the house, backyard, inside furniture, and windows. They created such amazing designs and worked well with their classmates! Good work, Wharton Wildcats!

Students of the Month for December/Fairness

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Don't Forget...

Jan. 16, Monday: No School/Martin Luther King Day

Jan.18, Wednesday: Sabers

Jan. 20, Friday: Progress Reports Sent Home

Jan. 22, Sunday: Chinese New Year

Jan.30, Monday: Hour of Code (Tentative date)

Dress For the Weather

With colder weather upon us, we want to be sure that your child comes dressed for the weather and ready to play outside. We will be going outside for recess each day. Students will be going outside as long as it is 20 degrees (this includes the real feel) and above. Check the weather daily and dress accordingly.


Breakfast will be available every morning.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays starting at 7:30 AM.

Wednesdays at 8:30 AM.


Students will have lunch daily at 11:30 AM. District #104 will offer one lunch entree. If your child does not eat meat and the entree for the day is a meat dish, your child will need to bring a sack lunch to school. No lunch entrees are made with pork.

Regular School Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

7:50 AM (arrival)

2:50 PM (dismissal)

Wednesdays (Late Start)

8:50 AM (arrival)

2:50 PM (dismissal)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM




Students are required to wear a maroon collared polo or dress shirt with long/short sleeves. The polo/dress shirt may be plain or have the district logo. No other logos are allowed. Plain black or white undershirts may be worn under the maroon collared shirt. Shirts must extend to waistline.


Students may wear a plain black or maroon sweater/sweatshirt over their collared school shirt or over a plain white or black undershirt.


Must be black or khaki and worn at the waist. This includes shorts, Capri pants, and skirts. Leggings may be worn, but only when a shirt extending to mid-thigh is worn as well.


Students may wear their Wharton school spirit shirt with jeans every Friday.

The Wharton office has District school shirts available for purchase. Sizes currently available are (adult) small, medium, large and XLarge.


Please make sure your child brings their device and charger each day.

Having problems with your child's device? You can call our Main office or contact the tech department via phone or email.

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