WMS Friday Forecast

Dec 13, 2019 - Week 17

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Dear Parents-

One question we often hear from parents is, how do we help our child steer clear of toxic friends? Adolescence is a time when kids are looking to belong and sometimes they make poor choices. As parents, it is our responsibility to help guide them in their peer choices. Screaming, you may never talk to or hang out with her again will rarely work. But there are some things you can do to help the situation.

There are some great suggestions in this article titled, Does Your Child Have Toxic Friends? How to Deal with the Wrong Crowd. The author makes some suggestions, including:

  • Not repeating criticisms of his friends

  • Realizing that going out with them at night is not a right, but a privilege

  • Making clear statements about your expectations

  • Managing issues when your child is hanging out with someone who may be doing drugs

The article is worth the read and it gives some in-depth tips on managing some of these challenges. Being a parent today is tough! But there are plenty of resources out there to help you.

Enjoy your weekend!



The Wredling PTO is hopeful that the remainder of our Papa Nicholas order will be delivered late next week. As soon as we have delivery, we will be sure to sort and distribute to our students as fast as possible. We know you would love to have your Hot Cocoa to keep you warm over the holidays. We apologize for any inconvenience it has caused our Wredling families. If you have any questions, email brendaszerlong@gmail.com

D303 Volunteers

Volunteers play an important part in our school community. Whether you help in a classroom, the office, with after school activities, or in another capacity, we appreciate you giving your time and talent to Wredling Middle School.

For the safety and security of our students, staff members, and other visitors, District 303 is now asking that anyone who regularly volunteers in our school or chaperones an overnight school trip follow a volunteer protocol. The protocol includes signing a volunteer liability form and completing a background check, including fingerprinting, through the Kane County Regional Office of Education.

The Regional Office of Education is located at 28 N. First Street in Geneva. Appointments can only be made online at www.kaneroe.org. To be fingerprinted and processed as a volunteer for District 303, the fee is $40. Checks may be made payable to the ROE.

Thank you for helping us keep our schools safe and your support of Wredling Middle School!

"Feel Good" Stocking Stuffer Idea

If you haven't discovered BOMBAS socks, they are amazing! The socks hold up well and don't sag on your foot. The bonus is that the company donates a pair to a USA homeless shelter for each pair purchased. Check them out at Bombas.com.


Students leaving the building during the day MUST be signed out by a Parent/Guardian at the security window. YOU MUST SHOW AN ID FOR US TO SCAN EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU COME PICK UP A STUDENT. There are times when a parent/guardian comes in, shows their ID BUT DOES NOT complete the sign-out sheet. We need accurate records in case of an emergency. Please help us out by ensuring the sign-out sheet is completed each time you pick up your student.


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Wredling Activity Calendar

We are still adding dates!


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RedHawk Spotlight

Do you have a student you would like us to
highlight in our RedHawk Spotlight?
Please email their story and a couple of photos
to Tim Loversky for consideration.

Our first student in the RedHawk Spotlight is featured below!


Find a club to join!

We Want Your Feedback

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will enable you to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020.

To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the

appropriate survey. Make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if

your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly

select your child’s school.

SEL - Social Emotional Learning

We will regularly feature our Social Emotional Learning information in our Friday Forecast. See the article at the top of this newsletter about helping teenagers deal with stress! This is out SEL information for this week.
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Save The Date!

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 4pm to 8pm - Epic Air - South Elgin

Mention Wredling PTO and students get to jump for 2 hours for $15 ($5 savings) w/ waiver & Epic Air Socks ($2) to celebrate their hard work for the 1st half the school year!

Wredling PTO Website

Pay your dues or sign up to volunteer

Community Events & Information

Home for the Holidays Tickets On Sales Now!

UPDATED LOCATION: Kimball Street Theatre at Elgin Academy!

Twas the night before the show…wait, is that how it goes??? Find out as CTE alumni, actors, and staff bring you a one-of-a-kind performance filled with laughs and heart. We can’t wait to see you at this festive event – we hope you’ll join us in this fun, unique evening to benefit CTE. Your evening will also include dinner, a wine/beer cash bar (one drink included with your ticket) and the chance to bid on several fabulous auction items!

Tickets: $32 each, celebrating CTE’s 32 years of making memories and shaping lives! Call 847-214-7550, or email office@cteelgin.com to get your tickets today!

Matilda Audition Registration will be open 12/9

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.

BOARD APPROVED CALENDARS FOR 2020-2021 AND 2021-2022 School Years

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