WMS Friday Forecast

March 23, 2018 - Volume 27

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  • Spring Break is next week, March 26th through March 30th.
  • School Resumes on Monday, April, 2nd
  • Our Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    The Office will be closed on Friday, March 30th.

PARCC TESTING

WMS Parents: PARCC testing for all WMS students begins Tuesday, April 3th and continues daily through Thursday, April 5th. Here's how YOU can help!

  • Please make sure your child is well rested, has a good breakfast and is on time to school for testing. Please have them bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.
  • Make sure your child brings earbuds and their Chromebook FULLY charged and ready to go.

Padres WMS: La prueba PARCC para todos los estudiantes de WMS comienza el martes, 3 de abril y continuará diario hasta el jueves, 5 de abril.

  • Por favor asegúrese de que su hijo esté bien descansado, tenga un buen desayuno y este a tiempo en la escuela para la prueba. También, por favor haga que traiga una botella de agua y una merienda saludable.
  • Asegúrese que su hijo traiga sus audífonos y el Chromebook esté cargado y listo para usar.


CLICK HERE to review the letter on PARCC Testing from our Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability

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Families With Incoming 6th Graders

Our transition time for families with incoming 6th graders will begin in May this year. We always look forward to these times when our school is visited be our future RedHawks and their families. It is a great time for 5th graders to see the building during their classroom visits while getting a brief tour from a current RedHawk. As principal, I especially love this time when we get to meet new families and explain how middle school is so amazingly different from elementary school. If you know a family of a soon to be middle schooler, please encourage them to attend the upcoming transition opportunities. These events are designed to help ease some of those nerves that come with a school change!


THIS LETTER was sent out to families with incoming 6th graders January 4, 2018 which outlined several Transition Opportunities for a smooth transition to Middle School. Here is the listing of the different opportunties available to you/your student:

  • 5th Grade Classroom Visits to Wredling (9:00 am - 10:30 am)
    • Monday, May 14 ~ Fox Ridge & Anderson
    • Tuesday, May 15 ~ Corron & Norton Creek
    • Wednesday, May 16 ~ Munhall
    • Thursday, May 17 ~ Wild Rose
  • Parent Introductory Presentation with Tim Loversky, Principal
    • Monday, May 21 ~ Wredling Cafeteria (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
  • Materials Pickup Days - Your child will get his/her schedules and locks, walk through the building to become familiar with classroom locations. Choose ONE of the following dates:
    • Thursday, August 9 ~ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Thursday, August 9 ~ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, August 14 ~ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • School Pictures:
    • Picture Day will be Monday, September 10th.
    • Picture Retakes will be Wednesday, October 17th.
  • Student ONLY Orientation - Optional
    • Friday, August 17 ~ 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The students will take student led tours of the building and participate in team-building activities.


Have a great weekend!

Tim

Wredling Families:

Providing proactive support to our students as they navigate the many social and emotional environments is a goal of our middle school learning communities. The district has student support teams made up of mental health professionals that assist students as they develop and expand their skills; some on a weekly basis and others in response to crisis. Student support team members also work alongside grade and content teachers teams to better understand student needs across their school day. To ensure support is available throughout the school day, District 303 is partnering with Tri-City (TMS) Centennial Counseling (WMS) services.


Starting after spring break, a counselor from TriCity/Centennial will join our building student support team one day a week. The counselor, along with our school support team staff,will meet with students who may need some additional emotional support across the school day. As an added layer of support, we are also developing small groups focused on specific areas of student need.If your child participates in one or more of these groups, we will request your permission.


We are fortunate to have strong community resources, and we are excited by this opportunity to partner with our community agencies. If you have questions, please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org)

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Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students:

All eighth grade students will require a physical exam and related immunizations for entry into 9th grade. You may need a copy of your child's immunization record for this physician visit. Please feel free to stop by the health office, and a copy of your child's immunization record will be provided.

Why Volunteer? Our Kids Need Us to...

In addition to the open positions posted above, there are so many ways you can make a difference here at Wredling! It takes many hands to make the workload lighter.The staff and students here at Wredling have benefitted so much from having a wonderful and active PTO. We appreciate each person who works together to make great things happen

here! We know that our PTO can find a great fit for your particular skillset and time availability. Just sign up or ask! PTO Volunteer Form


Still need convincing? Here are a couple of great articles and a short video (less than 1 minute) about why volunteering at your child's school is so important. YOU can help us make a difference in your child's life plus the lives of over 1300 other students too!

Article 1
Article 2
Short video

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COME TO THE ST. CHARLES GREATER EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA!

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ISO Basketball Takes 3rd Place at State Tournament!

Congratulations to our ISO basketball team - they took home 3rd place in the State Tournament last weekend! Great job team! We are so proud of your accomplishment at the State Tournament!
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Service Learning Serves at Northern Illinois Food Bank

Our Wredling Service Learning students packed 7,303 pounds of food at the Northern Illinois Foodbank earlier this week. Their hard work and time made 6,085 meals! Way to go, Redhawks!

CALLING ALL WRITERS!

Fiction on the Fox, an open mic night for creative writers in 6-12 grades, is accepting submissions for this special event. Any students who have a knack for creative writing OR who has a story that you wrote this year that is of quality and worth sharing, please consider submitting your piece. See flyer for additional information.

4th Annual Hope Hustle at St. Charles East!

The Hope Hustle consists of a 5K race, 5k fun run/walk and a youth mile that promotes a positive, healthy lifestyle and both suicide/depression prevention. The event is held at the STCE track and will take place on the morning of April 15th, 2018.


This event is not only a school event, but a community one. This year we are really aiming for whole district participation. With this in mind, we are encouraging both elementary school and middle school involvement.


Register at the ONLINE STORE HERE

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Attention all 8th grade dancers!

St. Charles North Drill Team will be hosting tryouts for their 2018-2019 season on April 13th at 5pm at St. Charles North!! Clinics will be held on April 7th, 9th, and 11th. Information packets are available in the Wredling Student Services Office. Information packets include

requirements, skills tested, and clinic times and places.


Please email Coach Andrea at andrea.leith@d303.org with any questions and check out the Drill Team page on 8 to 18 at http://il.8to18.com/scn. Hope to see you there!!!

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Team 6-1 Letting Goals Fly!!!

Today team 6-1 set clear goals for the 4th quarter and constructed beautiful kites to display their targets for the end of the school year. Let’s let our goals fly high! Here are some pics of the action! Thank you Mrs. DeSoto for helping prepare our materials.

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April 14, 2018-Parent University

St. Charles North High School Cafeteria

Middle School Event: 1-3 p.m.

High School Event: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Science Behind the Book Night for Middle and High School Students and Families
Register using the Google Form below!

Read the appropriate book based on your student's grade level (see below) to participate in Science, Math, Technology and Engineering activities that relate to the book.


Middle School Families read: Fuzzy Mudd, by Louis Sachar

Middle School Event: April 14 from 1-3 p.m.

Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.

In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.

High School Families read: Ashfall, by Mike Mullin
High School Event: April 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

In Ashfall, the supervolcano under Yellowstone erupts, blanketing much of the United States in a thick, deadly layer of ash. As society begins to break down under the strain of the disaster, one boy must make his way across Iowa to reunite with his family. This coming-of-age tale explores concepts of volcanology, physics, engineering, and food science, and also raises questions about the true cost of survival and the importance of holding on to humanity in the face of cataclysmic events.

April 16, 2018-Parent University brought to you by Centennial Counseling

6:00-8:00 p.m. – St. Charles North High School Room 302

Addictive Personality and the Young Adult: Understanding Predisposition to Addiction in Adolescents
Register using the Google Form below!

Addictive Personality and the Young Adult presented by Eileen Sullivan, a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Eileen is a staff member at Centennial Counseling and specializes in addiction, adolescent issues, adults, family and relationship problems, self-esteem, mood and anxiety disorders and behavioral concerns. This session will address:

  1. How to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in the addictive person and how to diminish/correct their negative impact on the young adult’s interpersonal and family relationships.
  2. How to identify the impact of depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem on youth and best practices for support and treatment.
  3. To identify advances in the assessment of at -risk factors for adolescents and young adults and their treatment.


You can also learn about our last Centennial Counseling offering for the school year by clicking here.

SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

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)
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