WMS Friday Forecast

January 22, 2021 - Week 20

WMS Quick Links for Families - CLICK HERE!

This document contains the most requested information linked in one place for your convenience. Included in EACH edition of the Friday Forecast - links will be added as needed

Dear Wredling Families:

Learning to show gratitude can change your life! One way to express gratitude is through praise. As I walk into classrooms, praise is something I listen for. I hear plenty of "good jobs" and "wows"... but what I really like to what is specific praise.


Praise has great meaning when done right, but means very little when it is vague. Specific praise carries weight, has meaning, and gives direction. What I like to hear is, "Wow! You really persevered and figured out that the circumference..." or "Good job! You both put effort into that writing by developing the main idea..." Frequent specific praise, at a rate of three praises for every one criticism, can have a positive impact on a child's self-esteem and can change behaviors.


In our families, specific praise carries the weight, too. "I'm impressed that you didn't text your friend while you were angry," or "We see the effort you put forward to study for that math test." Those sentences give your student a perfect target for next time as well as lets them hear you affirm their positive behavior. Note that we want praise to be genuine, too, not just praise to praise.


I truly want to thank you, our parents, for helping your child manage a challenging situation. I am grateful for the time and effort you have had to put in to help your child be successful this year.


Enjoy your weekend-


Tim

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

PLEASE NOTE: We may have some children who earn Honor Roll status whose name is NOT included on this list. Their parents have requested their children's names NOT be published, which includes being published as part of the Honor Roll here or in the newspapers. Changes to this request can be made either in the Home Access Center or with Student Services.

Congratulations to all of our RedHawks who worked hard throughout our SECOND quarter of this school year. A special shout out goes to those who were able to achieve Honor Roll status by earning either all A's or all A's and B's.

Students achieving honor roll status will be recognized with a ribbon and Wredling pen.

  • Hybrid students will receive them from their team at school

  • Remote students will need to pick them up from the Wredling main office - Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm


CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW OUR 2ND QUARTER HONOR ROLL. All A's are on one tab, AB's are on another! See the bottom of the page to switch tabs.

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER A YEARBOOK

TODAY, Friday, January 22, 2021 will be the last date that you can order this year's edition of the Wredling yearbook. All orders must be placed today by 11:00 PM (CST).
Login to Pushcoin and then click on "webstore". Scroll down to the Wredling webstore. The WMS yearbook is at the very bottom.


Buying a yearbook is optional and not all students choose to own one. The price of a yearbook is $25.


Not sure if you already ordered one??? You can check in your PushCoin account. Once logged in, go to "Transactions" and adjust the start date to April 1, 2020. Look through your transactions for "WMS Yearbook 2020-2021."


WE STILL NEED YOUR PICTURE SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S YEARBOOK. Your participation is crucial to completing our yearbook!


Current theme: "Winter Fun" and/or "Family Celebrations"

  • Pictures can be shared through the Google drive or email at Timothy.Massie@d303.org OR
  • CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW (computer or smartphone) and use access code - redhawks)
YEARBOOK WANTS YOUR PICTURES!!!

Current Theme: "Winter Fun" and/or "Family Celebrations" Share how this looks for your family. Please upload your photos by clicking this button or email at Timothy.Massie@d303.org

Dear Parents:

The 7th and 8th grade BOYS basketball season will resume next Tuesday, January 26th. For the remainder of the season, we will run practice Tuesday-Friday from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. We will not practice on Mondays due to the early release schedule. Students may come to practice on the days that they are in person at school. Only players who were signed up at the beginning of our season may attend. We will not be taking any new players at this time.


7th and 8th Grade GIRLS basketball is tentatively scheduled to begin conditioning on Tuesday, Feb. 9th after school Tuesday-Friday. More information will be available in the next week or two.

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SEL Survey

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2020-2021 school year.


This year, students in grades 2-5 and students in 6-12 will be completing a universal screening tool to assess their academic, social, and emotional learning skills. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with academic, social, and emotional learning.


One of the universal screening tools used by the District is the ECRA SEL Survey, which focuses on the following areas:

  • Responsible Decision Making

  • Self-Regulation

  • Social/Relationships


The ECRA SEL Survey will be completed three times this school year. The first one was completed in the fall. Students will complete the mid year check between January 18 and January 29. The third check will be April 26 through May 7. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine next steps.


Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment. Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.

Middle School A/B Calendar

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MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFERS - REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26

Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that 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 area are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.

haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

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Dear Parents:

Does your child want or need help with their homework? Would they benefit from hearing subjects explained from another student who has “been there”? Saints Helping Hawks might be the after school activity that is just right for your child!

Saints Helping Hawks runs every Tuesday and Wednesday (currently virtually) from 4:00-4:45. Students can attend Tuesday, Wednesday, or both days! Volunteer high school tutors from East HS join our Google Meet. We match WMS students to high school students (based on subject area strengths) and the tutoring begins!


If you would like more information about this club, feel free to email one of the teachers (emails listed below) and we will get back to you! Or, you can click on this link and fill out the form and we will get more information to you.


We hope to see your child at Saints Helping Hawks!


Mrs. Breon (shannon.breon@d303.org)

Ms. Parikh (dhara.parikh@d303.org)

Chromebook Device Exchange

If you need assistance with a broken device, please contact the live chat service during business hours or visit the IT Technical Resources site for information.


The IT device exchange takes place at the Haines building (305 South 9th Street), Door #2, between 12:00 - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. You do not need to make an appointment.
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Remote Academy Learning Resources

Welcome to remote learning! Remember that remote students have classes every day. Below are resources for our full remote learners:


You can check the attendance for any of your students at any time by logging into the Home Access Center and clicking on the attendance tab to view. Toggle between students using the arrow in the upper right hand corner.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the main office at (331) 228-3100! We are here to help!

Dear Parents and Future North Stars-

SCN is a great place, but it’s also a big place. Peer Leadership (PL) hopes to make the transition to high school more comfortable and fun, while offering opportunities for growth.


The goals of Peer Leadership are to:

  • Match incoming freshmen with selected upperclassmen mentors.

  • Foster lasting friendships and bonds between the freshmen, their mentors, and the kids in their PL Groups.

  • Improve freshmen self-confidence and self-advocacy.

  • Prepare freshmen to become participants in clubs, sports, classes, and other activities at SCN.

  • Prepare freshmen for future leadership roles.

PL Students meet together in groups every day. PL is formally added to student schedules and takes the place of lunch/ study hall. There are weekly themes that are educational, informative, supportive, and fun. PL also attends a day of teambuilding “Camp”, has several “all PL” activities during the year, and meets together in groups both formally and informally.

We would like to be able to offer PL to all interested incoming freshmen, but our numbers are limited. In order to start the selection process, interested students (or their parents) should fill out this Preliminary Interest Form before February 5th.

Contact Stephanie Stavropoulos @ stephanie.stavropoulos@d303.org with specific questions.

Peer Leadership... a great way to start high school!

Compass Academy

Registration for Compass Academy is opening on Monday, January 25. Compass Academy is open to any and all students entering grades 9-12 next fall who are interested in an innovative learning environment that offers:


  • a flexible schedule with a later start or earlier end to the day
  • the chance to join a small learning community
  • a voice and choice in learning activities
  • opportunities to explore career pathways
  • project-based seminars with hands-on learning

Students who attend Compass Academy may take specialized courses, such as band or Driver Education, at their home high school, but they will be able to meet all graduation requirements through courses at Compass Academy. When students graduate from Compass Academy, their diploma will be from their home high school, St. Charles East or St. Charles North High School.

WANTED: WREDLING PTO VICE PRESIDENT

The Wredling PTO needs a Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year! If you are interested in this position, or just need more information, please contact Katie Stan, info@wredlingpto.org

Looking for a job?

It takes more adults to operate schools safely for students during the pandemic. District 303 currently has numerous job openings in a variety of job categories. If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, please visit the D303 Human Resources page to apply for a position.


One of the more flexible positions available is that of a D303 Substitute. You can choose to work, or not work, as your schedule permits. Take a moment and read the Substitute Handbook to see what this job entails.


If you are interested and hold a:


  • Bachelor's degree in any field you would qualify to apply for a substitute license with the state which allows you to sub for teachers or teacher assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • Associate's degree you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • High School diploma you have to take an aptitude test with the KANE ROE office. Once you pass that, you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.



Contact Julie Wenger (julie.wenger@d303.org) with any questions.

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Wake Up Call

February 2, 2021

Virtual
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wake Up Call is a three-part drug and alcohol prevention presentation. The first part of the presentation focuses on current trends such as vaping, marijuana, alcohol and prescription pills. Next, attendees will virtually walk through a life-size teen bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where drugs can be hidden, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. Lastly, attendees will learn practical prevention strategies to prevent substance abuse and where to go for help if they are concerned. Please fill out this form if you are interested in attending.

Winter Reading Program

The St. Charles Public Library winter reading program for children through 8th grade is happening now through Sunday, February 14th. Read to collect badges, prizes and entry into a raffle. New this year: you can participate in winter reading through ReadSquared. If you already have an account from last summer, you can log in and add "Winter Reading" to your profile. For more information, click here.

AAUW Writing Contest for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Attention 7th and 8th graders: Do you like to write? Do you have a story that you are really proud of? Or a poem that you wrote this past year? Maybe an essay or report that is awesome?



Then the 42nd Annual AAUW Creative Writing Contest could be for you! Please click on this link for more details. Entries are due by February 3, 2021.

ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF THE PUBLICATION DATE. NEW INFORMATION WILL BE ADDRESSED IN FUTURE NEWSLETTERS.

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