WMS Friday Forecast

December 20, 2018 - Week 17

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Winter Break Office Hours

There is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS the week of December 24th through December 2th and December 31st through January 4th.

During winter break our office hours will be as follows:

  • Monday, December 24th - Tuesday, December 25th ~ CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 26th - Friday, December 28th ~ Open 8:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday, December 31st - Tuesday, January 1st ~ CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 2nd - Friday, January 4th ~ Open 8:00 am-3:00 pm

School resumes on Monday, January 7th.

Dear RedHawk Families:

As we enter into Winter Break, I want to take a moment to thank you. Thank you for your ongoing support of all we do at Wredling. Thank you for encouraging your child to be kind to others. Thank you for coming to us in respectful ways when there are problems. Thank you for volunteering at one of our many events where we need parent help. Thank you for supporting our PTO in our fundraising efforts this fall.

But most of all, thank you for trusting us with your kids. We take your trust seriously and work hard, every single day, to do the best we can for our RedHawk students.

I also want to express my thanks for an amazing staff here at Wredling. I am blessed to have an incredibly dedicated group of teachers, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and assistant principals who deeply care for your children.

Have a happy holiday!


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Mark Your Calendars!

Our Annual Charity Faculty vs Student basketball game will be held on Jan. 24th at 4:15. The girls game will be played first followed by the boys game. All funds raised will go to the Living Well Cancer Center in Geneva, Illinois. There will be concessions sales, raffle prizes, etc. Please come out and join the fun while supporting a very worthwhile cause.

The Carolers Provided Beautiful Music!

LRC Fines:

Does your student have LRC fines for ID’s and/or overdue books? NOW through Friday, January 11th you can "pay off" LRC fines and help Lazarus House at the same time!. Just bring in one, or more of THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW from Lazarus House's urgent needs list.

  • Sugar-free drink mix packets (must be sugar-free)
  • Coffee Creamer

  • Styrofoam bowls

  • Paper Towels

  • Liquid Hand Soap

  • Disinfectant Wipes

Each item FROM THE LIST ABOVE is worth up to $2 in fines removed from your account. Present your donation to one of the LRC staff and they will credit your account accordingly. This is a great way to help others while clearing the fines from your account at the same time!

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We teach to the bell!

Students are NOT to take their coats, hats, gloves, and backpacks to 8th-period Explore/PE, APS, Foreign Language classes! Students must go to their lockers after the 8th-period bell, get their ‘stuff’ and THEN exit the building.

Busses do not leave until 10 minutes after the bell rings so there is time for students to go from their 8th-period classroom to their locker and then exit to catch their bus.

Please remind your student of this expectation.


Don't miss out on a chance to have your official record of this school year in pictures! Yearbooks are ordered based upon the number that are pre-ordered and paid for by students. Only a few extra copies are ordered when the final order is placed.

To purchase a yearbook, please see Lucy Johnson in the Main Office. You can pay the $25 cost in one of the following ways:

  • With a check - made payable to Wredling
  • With $25 cash - bring to the main office
Again, please see Lucy Johnson directly to make this purchase.


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Wredling Activity Calendar

This calendar is always being updated!

7th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts Coming!

Basketball Tryouts for our WMS Girls Team will be held right after winter break. They will be held after school from 3:40 pm - 5:30 pm on each of these dates:

  • Monday, Jan 7
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Wednesday, Jan. 9

For girls who make the team, HERE is the schedule for the season.
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Angst Follow-Up Session # 2

Join us on January 24 to learn strategies to assist and respond to your child when they are feeling anxious. A representative from Riverview Counseling, along with D303 staff will offer insight on how to help your child deal with anxiety.


Preventing & Addressing Bullying: Lessons Learned and Resources for Parents

Faculty from the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University will present practical information from their research and their work as part of a U.S. Department of Education training grant “Project Prevent and Address Bullying.” Thompson Middle School is partnering with NIU on this grant project, bringing resources that will be shared throughout the district. The faculty will present helpful knowledge, tips, and resources parents can use when navigating bullying situations.

La interpretación en español estará disponible durante la presentación.


Reminder For All 8th Grade Parents:

Your 8th grader met with their High School Counselor on Monday where they gathered information about course selection, asked great questions and began the thinking process about next years schedule. During morning classes on Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25, 2019, students will be assigned a time to meet with their High School counselor where they will make their final course selections.

In addition to their visit to WMS, the high schools have also communicated the dates for their Future Saints and North Star Nights. They are scheduled as follows:

  • St. Charles East Future Saints Night: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • St. Charles North Future North Stars Night: Thursday, January 10, 2019

The purpose of these evenings is to provide information regarding the curriculum offered at the high school, as well as introduce students to the various activities/clubs/sports available to the class of 2024. If you have any questions about these evenings, please don’t hesitate to contact the high schools or access their school websites for more information.

East HS
Last Name Begins / Counselor

A - Cha / Mr. Mark Pereda
Chi - For / Mr. James Hawkins
Fos - Klo / Mrs. Katie Perkins

Klu - Mil / Mr. Jeff Bialeschke

Mim - Reg / Mrs. Jamie Swenson

Reh - So / Mrs. Kari Batka

Sp - Z / Ms. Maura Kenney

North HS
Last Name Begins/ Counselor

A- Cor / Mr. Matt Kirby

Cos - Hah / Ms. Megan Gow

Hai - Li / Ms. Laurie Moffitt

Lj - O / Ms. Amy Collins

P - Spi / Mr. Larry Nothnagel

Spj - Z / Mrs. Nicolette Karl

They all received the form below on Monday. We are providing access to a copy of this form for those who were absent or as a replacement to replace those that will not make it home or are wrinkled beyond belief inside a backpack!

District Calendar Updated

With Monday's snow day this week, the district has updated the D303 calendar. Four more 'Emergency Days' remain this school year and right now the last day of school is Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Click the calendar below for the downloadable version in both English.

Here is the downloadable version in Spanish.

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