August 31, 2023
WRS Picture Day Orders
You can still order school pictures online at mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID: EVTVGGPQD
School Name: Walter Sundling Junior High School
Picture Day Date: Friday, August 25
Picture Day ID: EVTVGGPQD
Picture Retakes will be on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
WRS Intramural Permission Form 2023/24
In order for students to participate, parents will need to complete the online form below. This form will need to be completed for any intramural sport (but once completed, will cover the entire school year), so it would be a good idea to complete and submit even if you think your child may want to participate.
We look forward to getting our programs up and running very soon!
An Intramural Emergency Google Form must be completed by parent before participating.
*Please click on the link above to complete the form.
WRS Clubs and After School Activities
WRS Homework Center will be held in the Sundling Library with staff supervision on Monday's and Wednesday, starting September 6th. Students should attend if they need time to complete assignments or projects, or study for an upcoming quiz or test. This is a time for students to work, and is not designated as a social club, or time to hang out with friends. Students will need to sign in upon arrival, and will be dismissed at the 3:50 pm after school bell. Activity buses are available for those that currently ride a school bus to and from school.
We are currently finalizing all of our other after school clubs for the 23/24 school year. Those that are currently up and running have been shared through our morning announcements and flyers around the school. As we complete the list of clubs and supervisors, we will be sure to share additional information.
WRS Family Assistance
If you are someone who is in need of community resources, please fill out this form. After you have completed and submitted it, one of the social workers will reach out to assist you.
WRS Parent Orientation- 9/7/2023
We hope you and your child have enjoyed a wonderful start to the 2023-2024 school year! In an effort to continue the Sundling tradition of a Connected Learning Community, we invite you to our Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 6:00 PM. It is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers and hear more about the programs and offerings available to them here at Sundling. Due to limited parking, we recommend that you arrive early and carpool when possible.
Please note that you will have the opportunity to follow your child’s daily learning schedule, and hear from the academic team of teachers regarding team guidelines and plans for the year. You will begin the night in your child’s Period 1 class. In order to assist you with the layout of the building and schedule of events, we have provided a building map and will have dedicated eighth grade Peer Mentors available in the halls to assist you throughout the night. During your child’s scheduled lunch period, please feel free to visit our newly renovated Library or our Cafeteria/Commons for snacks provided by our wonderful Sundling PTA. While in the Cafeteria/Commons, please be sure to sign up and become a member of our PTA, make a direct donation to support our school, or purchase Sundling Spirit Wear. Also, please be sure to visit the WRS PTA Scholastic Book Fair in the Library to purchase great independent reads and more for the new school year.
We look forward to a wonderful evening and a productive year of teaching and learning! #iagdtbap
WRS PTA Scholastic Book Fair
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place from Tuesday, September 5th through Thursday September 7th . The bookfair will be located in our Sundling Library.
Dates and Times:
September 5th : During Lunch Periods
September 6th : During Lunch Periods
September 7th : During Lunch Periods & 6PM – 8PM (during Parent Orientation)
Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the
Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each
child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship
directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will
also benefit our school.
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
September 2023- Important Dates
Monday, September 4- No School (Labor Day)
Wednesday, September 6- After School Homework Center Begins (Mon/Wed 2:20 pm-3:50 PM)
Thursday, September 7- MAP Math Testing (AM)
Thursday, September 7- WRS Parent Orientation 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 7- PTA Scholastic Book Fair (Open 6:00-8:00 PM)
Thursday, Spetmebr 7- WRS PTA Dine & Share @ PHOTO's (11am-9pm) * Mention Sundling JH
Wednesday, September 13- Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 27- WRS PTA Meeting 7:00 PM
Notes from the Sundling PTA
Your PTA is off to a great start. Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far, and thank you to everyone who has volunteered for a committee or activity. We still need a few more positions filled to make sure we can have all the great activities for our kids this year. If you are interested in getting more involved, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to help out, we need:
1 hour volunteers for the Book Fair on Sept 5, 6 and 7. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545A8A923AAFA7-wrsbook
Donations for Parent Orientation night: Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F4EA8AD29A5FE3-wrsparent Donations can be dropped off Sept 5-7 from 7:30-3:30 in the main office.
Don’t forget to join our Facebook page “Sunding PTA” for all the latest news and reminders!
Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday, September 27th at 7PM at Sundling.
Haven’t joined the PTA yet? Become a member here: https://sundlingpta.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true
Support the Sundling PTA with Dine & Shares
Dine & Shares help fund our student events and activities. If you’d like to make a direct donation instead, visit our givebacks site at: https://sundlingpta.memberhub.com/store/items/42393
September 7th: Photos Hotdogs Dine & Share from 11am to 9pm
Don’t have time to cook dinner before Parent Orientation night? Stop by Photos and support the Sundling PTA.
*Be sure to mention Sundling Junior High PTA, and 25% of sales will be donated back to your PTA!
Sundling PTA Reflections Program
The 23-24 Reflections theme is “I am hopeful because…”
Do you love the arts? Are you good at organizing?
The Sundling PTA is looking for a Reflections chair!
If you are interested, please let me know at email@example.com ! It involves creating awareness and excitement about the program and theme this fall, collecting any submissions and submitting them to the council level, and helping with recognizing any Sundling winners!
The PTA Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boosts student confidence. Visual and performing arts naturally align with established Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) goals.
If you have creative children, share the theme with them so they can think about how they might want to participate! Categories are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature (Writing), Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Entries will be due in early November.
More info at https://illinoispta.org/reflections/
PTA SPARK Program
Next Meeting September 25, 2023, 7-8:30PM
Topic: Is it Sensory or Is it Behavior? Learn how to tell if the source of your child's difficulties is sensory or behavioral - and how to plan accordingly. Meribeth Cassidy, MS OTR/L from Step Forward Therapy in Rolling Meadows will join us again. In this talk she will explain all eight (8) sensory systems, how these sensory systems can impact your child’s behavior and ways to help prevent/help your child with these challenges. There are many causes for behaviors. This meeting will help you understand sensory difficulties your child may be facing and how you can assist them.
Please join the SPARK Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688046171274344/.) for the most up-to-date information on meeting locations, virtual links and future meetings.