WMS Friday Forecast

April 20, 2018 - Volume 30

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Dear Parents

It is rare that a find a parenting book that offers sage advice in a clear format. This book,

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out, by Joani Geltman, is a gem. A parent recommended it to me, and I picked up a copy. In an age when conversations can be challenging, this is a great resource for you to use to set-up conversation of high expectations, safety, and love.


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Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now going on here at Wredling. You can get to all of this year's information on the WMS website by clicking HERE.

Some important things to note:
  • Two documents (highlighted yellow) MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE this year.
  • Several documents (highlighted turquoise) must be completed and returned. The number of required forms will vary by grade level and depend upon whether or not your student is new to D303.
  • The Health Survey (highlighted purple) must be completed and returned ONLY if changes have occurred.
  • To qualify for the "Early Bird Fee" discount, all registration fees and materials are due by April 27th.
  • The School Tool Box link, to order pre-packed school supplies, will be added as soon as the boxes are available on the School Tool Box website.
  • You may sign up to volunteer for the PTO and pay dues on the PTO website at www.wredlingpto.org

Music and Recognition & Pie, Oh My!

Wednesday was our Spring Recognition Assembly and we were so impressed! Our Music Department had performances from their Honors Concert that had taken place the evening before. We heard stellar performances from six different ensembles! Our RedHawk performers and audience members were all in top form...

Then it was time for recognition of our various athletes, clubs and competition winners. The following groups had student representatives give a brief report of their season's highlights:

  • Special Olympics Teammates' successes at the State level
  • Music Department's District wins
  • Science Olympiad's medals
  • Mathcounts team's accomplishments
  • Yearbook Club has submitted the final yearbook to the publisher
  • Girls Basketball teams' records and team successes
  • Track Team working together and achieving total domination at their first meet
  • Art Club having a great year making beautiful art
WHEW! That was a lot of awesome RedHawks doing great things! We are proud of their efforts and representation of Wredling.

Our final event of the morning was the BIG reveal of the faculty winner of the Builders Club "Pie in the Face" fundraiser to raise money for Parklund Fund. Anatoliy L. was the lucky student who got to hit our very own Mrs. Stahl (Infinity Program) with a fragrant Lemon Meringue Pie! She was a good sport considering she had no clue she would win and didn't even have a change of clothes. She smelled lemony fresh all day!!!

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Still Need a Yearbook?

If you are still interested in purchasing 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
Again, please see Lucy Johnson directly to make this purchase. The yearbook has been sent to press and is going to be a great one!!!

Just a Reminder:

Don’t forget that Mr. Carani will be heading to Guatemala this summer on a medical mission. This is the final weekend for you to look through your toys for small items to donate for him to take with and help bring a smile to someone’s face! Take a few minutes this weekend with your student and gather up any small toys they no longer play with. They don’t have to be new, just gently used. Our collection boxes will be out through next Tuesday, the 24th of April. Bring in your donations and place them in the collection boxes in the pods! Thanks!
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Attention 6th Grade Parents:

The School Code of Illinois states that all children in grade 6 are required to submit an oral health examination to their school . Thank you to those parents/guardians who have already submitted their 6th grade child's dental examination to the school health office. If you have not yet done so, please present proof of your child's dental examination by May 14th, 2018. The examination must be performed by a licensed dentist, and may have been completed 18 months prior to the May deadline. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

We Want YOU!!!

Our students here at Wredling, as well as our staff, have benefitted so much from having a wonderful and active PTO! The PTO has hosted MANY events throughout the year, raised funds, brought in surprises, copied materials, partnered in large purchases, funded team purchases, and provided volunteers for school events and more! We can't do what we do without our wonderful group of parent volunteers!!!

In addition to the open positions posted on the PTO website, there are so many ways you can make a difference here at Wredling! We appreciate each person who contributes to making great things happen here! Let us find a great fit for your particular skillset and time availability. Just sign up or ask! PTO Volunteer Form


Thursday, April 26, 6:30-7:30pm

Bell-Graham Elementary School Cafeteria

Join us for a fun family event where Tracy Heilers, a yoga and mindfulness instructor, will lead us in some simple, yet highly effective mindfulness practices to ease the anxiety that is often created by our busy daily lives. Tracy will go over 6 Sustainable Happiness Skills and walk us through a typical day in the life of a fast-moving family, pointing out times where both kids and adults can infuse a bit of mindfulness along the way. This will include mindful breathing, mindful listening, some yoga poses that we can do in the office or classroom, as well as a guided body scan and gratitude practice that are a great way to end our day.

RSVP via Google Form BELOW!!!!

Learn more about mindfulness by watching the TEDx Talk: VIDEO EMBEDDED BELOW


  • WHAT: Family Mindfulness Night
  • WHO: Caregivers and their children (preschool-high school) in District 303
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 6:30-7:30pm
  • WHERE: Bell-Graham Elementary School Cafeteria
  • BRING: We will be sitting on the floor for portions of this event. A towel or yoga mat are encouraged, but not required.
  • WHY: Jam-packed schedules and increased anxiety are the norm these days for parents, teachers, AND students. We can’t stop the waves of stress, but we can learn healthy ways to ease our anxiety and surf through any overwhelming feelings of worry, sadness, or anger that arise. Mindfulness exercises can help us unplug from technology and reconnect with ourselves and with our family. They also train our brains to have focus, attention, and emotional regulation. Feelings of joy, appreciation, and well-being are often the result with continued practice.
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Our Final Parent Univesity This Year!

May 21, 2018-Parent University brought to you by Centennial Counseling

6:00-8:00 p.m. - St. Charles Public Library

Addressing Questions and Challenging Issues while Emphasizing and Demonstrating Self-Care Strategies for Parents

Expert Panel Potpourri. Four local clinicians will answer your toughest questions and challenging issues, while emphasizing and demonstrating self-care strategies for parents on the front line. Questions may be submitted at the time of registration, or during the session.



We are once again offering some great summer camp options for your middle schooler. There are several different athletic and music camp offerings for you to choose from. Registration for these camps is planned to be open by Monday!

  • CLICK HERE for the Athletic Camp information
  • CLICK HERE for the Summer Strings Camp information
  • The July Music Camp for Band & Choir "Save the Date" is below! (click the image to go to the online store after Monday to register and pay)