WMS Friday Forecast
February 28, 2019* - Thursday Edition - Week 25
National Nutrition Month begins on March 1st
Juanita Gryfinski RN MSN MS MA PEL CSN NCSN
Dept. Chair for Health Services
It is time for the Annual Operation Snowflake event!
This year, the event for all D303 middle school students is scheduled for April 18, 2019 at Wredling. The event itself will run from 3:30 pm until 9:00 pm.
What is Snowflake?
Operation Snowflake is a leadership organization which focuses on building leadership capacity in middle school students. Snowflake also has a prevention focus, which helps adolescents and teens to help themselves, their peers and their community. The focus on attitudes, feelings and education provides the basis for personal growth.
Who can attend?
The event is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student at Thompson and Wredling. Transportation from Thompson to Wredling will be provided the day of the event.
What is the cost for the students?
The total cost for Operation Snowflake is $25. This fee includes dinner, snacks, workshop materials, a t-shirt and hours of fun and games. There is an early registration fee of $20 if forms are turn in by March 8th! Scholarships for this event are available.
Why do we have an event?
More and more, we are hearing that many of the most difficult situations that teens face stem from middle school. Operation Snowflake is an opportunity for students to make connections with positive peer and adult role models.
If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Weir at Jolene.Weir@d303.org or call 331-228-6717.
Registration forms for the event can be found in the main office at Thompson and Wredling Middle School Campuses. There's a copy below for your convenience!
From the Wellness Team:
RE: Handicap Parking Spaces
We understand that parking here can be challenging but those spots are clearly marked and are not for general use - even for a quick pickup or drop off.
The Back Lot Off Dunham is Reserved - Including After School!
- Bus riders will be picked up on the circle in front of the school or at the back of the school for some
- Car pickup will take place at East High School (See Cold Day Pickup note below)
- Walkers will depart at the bell
- Parents should not be using the back lot as a pickup point
Thank you for your cooperation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff are at the forefront of this policy update.
Cold Day Pickup!
Jarrett Payton to Present to 8th Graders!
Middle School Transfer Requests
Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 4. This request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!!!
DONATE OR REGISTER TO SHAVE IT!
Preventing & Addressing Bullying: Lessons Learned & 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.
SIGN UP USING THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW!
Angst Follow-Up Session # 3
SIGN UP USING THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW
PACK THE POOL PURPLE
CHECK OUT THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
PLEASE consider helping the St. Charles Education Foundation this year by:
Purchasing tickets to our 2019 Gala on April 6th at the Hotel Baker (see image below for details!)
- choosing a sponsorship option in which we can help promote your business in various ways (see email below for details or contact me personally to discuss at 773-988-7130)
create a basket or giveaway that we can auction off during our live and silent auction (contact me personally to discuss at 773-988-7130)
pass this email on to someone you know who may be interested in helping the children and teachers of all schools in the St. Charles D303 school community.
The St. Charles Education Foundation is an incredible organization in which ALL PROCEEDS go to teacher requested grants and college scholarships!! We absolutely depend on the kindness and generous donations from others in our community to make this happen. Please, please consider helping me raise funds for this cause. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss details, please let me know!
ALSO...I apologize if you see this request again from me via Facebook! It's an incredible organization!
EMAIL KEVIN PHILLIPS our Sponsorship Coordinator!
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? COMPLIMENTS?
CONTACT MONICA CORBETT, Gala Coordinator