WMS Friday Forecast

September 21, 2018 - Week 5

We like to name things: Millennials, Baby Boomers, Nerds, Jocks, Helicopter Parents. Typically the names come from some sort of action or reaction to a time or an event. In this case, we are talking about "Lawnmower Parents".

I found this article called, "Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It". I typically shy away from these types of articles, but this one caught my eye because it talks about a couple of my favorite topics - struggle and failure.

In the article, the author states:

Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their child from having to face adversity, struggle, or failure.

Instead of preparing children for challenges, they mow obstacles down so kids won’t experience them in the first place.

At Wredling, we want our students to be comfortable with struggle, failure, imperfection, a little stress, and self-advocacy. We want our entire adult community to help kids understand that things may not always go their way and that it will be OK. Your child should learn that a grade may be low, a friendship may be lost, a teacher or parent may be frustrated - and in the end, it will all be OK.

I hope you take a few minutes to read this article and then talk to your RedHawk about what you learned. "If we want our children to be successful, healthy adults, we must teach them how to process through their own challenges, respond to adversity, and advocate for themselves."

Raising kids today is tough; it's an experiment; it can be overwhelming. But the families that learn together about what is important and valuable tend to be stronger.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Hi RedHawk families! We are looking for help printing some brochures. We have the PapaNicholas Fundraiser coming up really soon! We are trying very hard to keep our costs down. We'll be needing 1500 full-color flyers printed (8 1/2 x 11 - note the size is smaller now!) to kick-off our fundraiser for Wredling. We need to have the flyers printed by 9/28. If you could help us, can you contact Debbie Wright at d_dwright@comcast.net? Thank you so much!


With the school year underway, we need you to please pay any outstanding Registration, Sports and/or Activity Fees. Please contact Lucy Johnson in the Wredling Main Office if you have any questions regarding your student's account. The link to PushCoin is included below for your convenience.

Thank you.


The winner of our Annual Yearbook Cover Contest is none other than one of our talented 8th Grade students: Josie! For her cover submission, Josie painted an awesome painting of a hawk in flight!

Thank you to all the students who took the time to create and submit a cover for consideration. Haley, Karli Gianna, Aletha, Avery and Abigail... We sure have a lot of talent here at Wredling!

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Wanted - Paper Towel Tubes!

The LRC is collecting paper towel tubes for a project we have planned for next month. Please bring any you have to the LRC. We will be happy to take them off your hands!
Thank you!
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Our Final Installment from Outdoor Ed September 17, 2018!

Outdoor Ed is a time for team-building and problem-solving. It is a time for developing trust, facing fears, and overcoming challenges. The students come home really tired, but changed for the better. Ask your Team 6-3 or Infinity 6th grade member about their experiences now that they have had some sleep!


Are you going to the Color/Foam Run? Will you be a part of the super fun event on Thursday, October 4th at 5:30pm? Don't forget that pre-registration ends TONIGHT at midnight!!!! After tonight, registration is only available at the event and there is no guarantee you will be able to have all the cool swag. DON'T MISS OUT! Get your forms filled out online at www.wredlingpto.org no later than mighnight tonight, Friday, September 21st to join in all the fun and be a part of Wredling's messiest event of the DECADE the Color/Foam Run! Will your team win ice cream? Will you win any prizes? Who will have the best costume? Be there and find out!!! See you all there for the ultimate Wredling event!!! Be there or you'll be the only missing out on all the messy fun!!

Registration Fees On/Before Friday, September 21st:

  • Wredling Student: $25
  • Adults: $30
  • Wredling Student Teams of Five: $100 or Family Team of Four or More: $100

After Friday, September 21st , registration available only in person on the day of event fees increase $10/person.

Need to register? Want to watch the launch video?

Visit the Wredling PTO website for all the info and registration www.wredlingtpto.org

Pay at square.come/store/wmspto (registration not complete until paid)

Any other questions contact Kate Bell at cheyennecairo@yahoo.com.

Let's Get Messy!! See you there!

Wredling Activity Calendar

This calendar is always being updated - especially at the beginning of the year! We are currently in the process of getting all of the club information on there!

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Safety & Security in D303

Wednesday, 9/26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Thompson Middle School

6th Grade Center Cafeteria

An emergency or disaster can strike a school community at any time and can take the form of natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes. earthquakes or fires, as well as man-made accidents or criminal activity. When an event occurs during the school day, it is the responsibility of District 303 to care for and protect our most valuable resource: children.

On a regular basis, the school district works in partnership with local public safety and law enforcement officials on training and appropriate responses to emergency events.

As part of this Parent University program, presenters will discuss:

  • Secure building entrances
  • Visitor Management
  • Communication
  • Weather Alerts
  • Drills and evacuation plans
  • Lesson Plans

In addition, we will show an interview conducted by the Illinois Principals Association with Dr. Seth Chapman on his research related to school shootings.


Dr. Seth Chapman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services

Mr. John Baird, Assistant Superintendent for Operations

Commander Chuck Pierce, St. Charles Police Department


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D303 Parent University - Showing & Discussion of the film Angst

Showing & Discussion of the film Angst

10/10/18 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

St. Charles North High School Auditorium

The purpose of the film Angst is to raise awareness and have conversations about anxiety. It features candid interviews with kids who have struggled with anxiety, as well as discussions with mental health professionals. At the end of the film there will be a 30 minute panel discussion led by the D303 Counseling Team.

As part of our agreement with the production company, we are able to show the film in both middle schools and both high schools during the week of October 8. This will provide parents and students an opportunity to have conversations at home about what they saw.


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