Wild Rose Elementary

February 19, 2021

A note from Mrs. Solomon

February is moving fast! Coming into the last week of this blizzardy month. Please continue to monitor our arrival and dismissal procedures. The snow on the west side of the building is very high and difficult to see around, if you are picking up by car please come to the front of the building to pick up students for everyone's well-being and safety.

This newsletter at a glance:

  • Virtual Author Visit
  • PTO Video and Newsletter
  • Illinois 5 Essentials Survey (Please fill out when you have the opportunity)
  • Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021
  • Middle School Transfer Request Information and Form
  • Meal Distribution
  • COVID Assistance
  • Wild Rose Important Dates

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. My email is theresa.solomon@d303.org

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Theresa Solomon

Principal, Wild Rose Elementary

Author Visit Nick Bruel

On Thursday, February 18th our 2nd-4th grade students had the option of listening to author Nick Bruel discuss his career as and author and his new book, Bad Kitting Goes on Vacation. Hosted by Anderson's Bookstore.

Wild Rose Nick Bruel Order Form

Wild Rose PTO

For the 2021-2022 school year, the PTO is looking to recruit and inspire different leadership. If you are interested we would love to have you, please reach out to Jen Watanapongse @ Wildroseptopresident@gmail.com to share your interest.

Please take a look at the PTO video if you are interested in the roles and learning what they are about:


Passcode to view the above video link: fd&B3j6E

February PTO Newsletter

Next PTO meeting Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 6:30 Pm via Zoom

Illinois 5 Essentials Survey

Dear District 303 Parents and Guardians,

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 give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. 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 April 2 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, 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.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Kindergarten Registration Fall 2021

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:

  • The New Student Intake Form

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten


Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.

Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.

Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.

haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

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Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Thursday, February - End of 2nd Trimester

Friday, February 26 - No School, Teacher Institute Day

Monday, March 1 - Wild Rose PTO Meeting 6:30 PM via Zoom

Wednesday, March 10 - Report Cards Available on HAC

Thursday, March 25 - Attendance Day for All Students

Friday, March 26 - Staff Institute Day - No School for Students

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break - No School for Staff and Students