Wasco Weekly


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February 3, 2023

Wasco Families,

We are in store for an exciting week at Wasco! On Tuesday, our whole school will organize into mixed grade groups for our Townhall meeting. This Townhall topic is “Managing Our Emotions”. I expect we will have some terrific discussions and as a culmination project, the students are designing helpful posters to hang all around our school. I will be sure to share some pictures next week!

Also on the schedule is a terrific evening sharing Literacy on Thursday night. We are excited to welcome so many families to our school to share stories, games, and laughter! I am so grateful for the team of teachers who have been working for months to prepare this special event for our school.

Kind Regards,

Principal Stephanie Brennan



Conversation ideas after our Townhall:

Tell me about your Townhall group. What did you talk about?

Mrs. Brennan said you made a poster. Can you tell me what you chose to add to the poster and why?

What was your favorite part of the Townhall meeting? Why?

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Reading Rockets Link

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Cougars Reading Club Starts February 6th!

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Cougars Reading Club Information

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Important Upcoming Dates

February 7 Wasco Townhall

February 9 Family Literacy Event at Wasco 6:00-7:15pm (see ad below)

February 20 Presidents' Day Holiday-No School

February 22 Early Release @ 2:10pm

February 24 End of 2nd Trimester

Weather considerations for Outdoor Activities

During our school day students are scheduled for a classroom recess, lunch recess, and possibly outdoor P.E., as a result, our students dutifully bring their outside gear in extra bags so they can enjoy these outdoor activities. (Probably they have help from their families, getting these bags prepared- Thank you!)

Our Elementary School Handbook shares the guidelines for Outdoor Physical Activity. If temperatures are at or below zero degrees (with wind chill), we do not go outside. The specifics can be found on page 8 in the Section Dress Code: Outdoor Physical Activity. This section of the Handbook also lists our policies for other types of weather. See button below.

Link to Elementary School Handbook

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A message from Spirit Club and Wellness Club:

Hi Wasco families!

In February, the Spirit Club and Wellness Club will be once again co-hosting a food drive in coordination with the Salvation Army. Students will be able to bring in canned/boxed foods and personal care items (see link below) starting February 6th-February 17th. There will be large, red bins or multiple, smaller, boxes in each grade level hallway and in the main lobby so that students can drop off their food items first thing in the morning. We are looking forward to giving back to our community and want to THANK YOU in advance for helping us make a difference!!

If you have questions you may contact any of the following people below:

Amy Corda at amy.corda@d303.org

Rebecca Schroeder at rebecca.schroeder@d303.org

Julie Misner at julie.misner@d303.org

Joe Secor at joseph.secor@d303.org

Food Drive for Salvation Army

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CHAMPS Expectations

Welcome to the final segment in our CHAMPS Expectations review. Below you will find the expectations for our hallways. If you have been in our hallways at all this year, you will have noticed that they are quite busy. Students move through the hallways as classes, grade levels, small groups and individually. During Specials transitions (Art, PE, Music, and Empower), this can be pretty challenging. We prepare our students for the hallway each and every time that we leave a learning environment, because we know how distracting loud noises can be in the classrooms when learning is happening. We understand that complete silence is not attainable, however, we do reward classrooms for showing their Wasco Best, through positive praise and distributing paw prints. Please take the time to review these expectations with your child(ren). We all want to provide the best learning environment for our kiddos! Thank you in advance for your continued support!

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Yearbooks for 22-23

Order Form for 22-23 Yearbook

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Community News

Campton Hills Police Department Presents...

COPS Vs KIDS Basketball Game on March 18! Please register in advance by emailing Sgt. Levand at jlevand@camptonhills.illinois.gov
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How to Report Absences

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2900 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms. Even if you notify your child's teacher of an absence via email, we ask that you please still notify the office.

Also, if your child attends Baker Station, please remember to notify them if your child will not be attending.

St. Charles Park District

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St. Charles Public Library

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D303 Community Backpack Link

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Please refer to the following D303 School Board policies for more information:

4:170 Safety

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8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

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D303 Inclement Weather Procedures

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Parent Guide for Wasco Elementary 22-23

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Wasco Website

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Previously Shared News

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Ways to receive Wasco News

  • The Principal sends a weekly newsletter on Fridays

  • Wasco Elementary has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WascoElementarySchool

  • Twitter account: @WascoD303

  • Join Membership Toolkit on the PTO site for ways to connect with parent community

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