Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Dec. 1, 2020

Toys for Tots Collection

The Wright Way Club is collecting new unwrapped toys to contribute to the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Please drop off new unwrapped toys inside the Daniel Wright front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. The unemployment rate in the U.S.A. rose to 14% this year. Giving a little, can help a lot. Your donation will have an impact.

Student Council Sponsors a Family

Each year the Daniel Wright Student Council sponsors a family and purchases gifts to make their holidays more enjoyable. Please review the Student Council wish list. Drop items off at the front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. With your support, we are able to fulfill the family's wish list.

Food Drive Success

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The Wright Way Club collected 344 items for the Vernon Township Food Pantry during its recent fundraiser. Thank you to all families who donated items.

Other School News

SHS Eighth-Grade Placement Tests

Please review the SHS placement tests for eighth-graders taking place Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3.

iPad Updates

Our D103 Instructional Technology Department has enabled some new filtering features for district issued student iPads. This change is intended to strengthen the protections against inappropriate content, while maintaining access to all necessary learning applications and websites. If you do happen to notice any issues, please contact the technology team at your child's school.

Winter Clubs and Activities Sign Up Underway

Registration for clubs and activities can be found on the RevTrak Web Store. There are many virtual activities to choose from.

Return Library Books When Picking up Lunches

Books ordered from the Daniel Wright library may be returned when picking up lunches from the Transportation Department, 1370 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire, located to the south of Daniel Wright Junior High School. Meal pick up takes place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. When picking up meals you may drop off school library books and they will be distributed to the appropriate school library. Books may also be dropped off in the school's front office vestibule.

The national Summer Food Service Program, offered by the USDA, funds D103’s free lunch and now breakfast program. D103 is reimbursed for all meals taken by students. D103 is serving about 4,500 meals weekly to about 900 families through the remote and in-person lunch program. Please sign up to participate in the free remote meal program.

Understanding TeacherEase

Have you checked out the latest parent resource for reviewing Daniel Wright student assignment marks and homework completion? Shortly after school got underway in August, parents should have received an email from TeacherEase that explained how the platform works and how families can review homework assignments and grades. The email was sent to the primary parent contact as listed in Unified Classroom. Unified Classroom provides families with students’ final grades while TeacherEase updates families along the way on how a student is progressing in a given subject matter. For questions about TeacherEase, please reach out to DW_FamilyTechSupport@d103.org for assistance with logon issues. For questions regarding assigments, please email the teacher directly.

PTO News

Spirit Wear in Time for the Holidays

Our PTO sponsored spirit wear stores are stocked with new items perfect for the holidays, and free shipping through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Check out new apparel, plus masks, as well as two brand new stores! We now offer District 103 gear and Leaders in Learning apparel for staff!

PTO Noodles Fundraiser

Support PTO programming by ordering Noodles & Company meals from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 pick up or delivery. Please use the Noodles app or order online through the Noodles website using Code: GIVING50 or mentioning D103 PTO if ordering in person. The PTO will receive 50 percent of proceeds of all orders.

PTO Book Fair Extended to Tonight, Dec. 1

Check out the teacher recommended books on the PTO hosted Follett Book efair that ends by midnight today, Dec. 1. All revenue from the book fair funds school library purchases. Stock up on winter reading materials and holiday gifting. Books will be delivered to school for pick up

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Community News

Holiday Village Parade

Register to attend the Village of Lincolnshire's Holly Jolly Holiday Drive-Thru from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at village hall, 1 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.

STEM Academy Offered by SHS Students

Welcome to STEM Academy! We are a highly accomplished online education center, dedicated to helping youth thrive. We offer five to seven week classes in STEM subjects for elementary and middle school students, taught by highly educated and gifted high school/university students. Our classes are free and offered online, as we believe all education should be accessible to everyone and anywhere. To register your student for a class, please visit the STEM Academy website. We update classes on a regular basis so check back regularly. Each of our classes begin on Friday, Jan 11. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

Carmel Entrance Exam

Registration is now open for the Carmel Catholic High School entrance examination, held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. This test will be online, and prospective students will take the examination from their homes. To take the test, please fill out an inquiry form. Therefore, students will need to secure their login credentials before the exam. For more informaiton, please visit Carmel High School website.

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair