WMS Friday Forecast
September 16, 2022
Dear WMS Parents and Guardians:
As the parent of two older kids (22 and 20 years old) I reflect back on some of the times I wished there was a parenting manual for my wife and me to read. And while there are some really good parenting books out there, most of our response to our children is based on our own experiences- what we thought was effective and not effective as kids.
I read a great article recently that talked about how parents of highly successful adults spoke to their children. There certainly are some key phrases, practices, and attitudes that make a difference as our kids move through childhood to adolescence and finally to adulthood. As you will see in these sentences, these are things we all want for our children: independence, kindness, flexibility, a reflective and positive attitude, and love.
"I can't do everything for you."
"Do your best and be kind."
"If something doesn't work out, don't be sad. It may turn out to be a good thing later on."
"What's the best- and worst- thing that happened today?"
"I love you."
The explanation of why these are important is in the article. We know that these phrases can be a challenge for the adolescent mind and heart to accept and understand. but with consistency and perseverance, our kids will remember and learn from these wise words.
Enjoy your weekend!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!
The sign‐up portal for Parent-Teacher will open beginning next week. We will be using Pick-A-Time again this year.
The Pick-A-Time portal will open SEPTEMBER 23rd at 7:00 am
It will promptly close OCTOBER 3rd at midnight. Once the portal closes parents will not be able to schedule a time for these conference dates.
Instead of larger group, or “team” meetings, conferences will be held with individual teachers. All conferences will be held either Zoom or in person in individual classrooms this year, and each conference will be eight minutes long with a four minute transition.
Login to your HAC (HOME ACCESS CENTER) Account
Click on the link for "Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler"
Be sure to ONLY choose Q1 teachers!
A few notes about sign-up:
Parents should not feel obligated to sign-up for conferences. If your child is doing well at school, both academically and socially, then you might choose not to have a conference. (It does not make you a bad parent not to sign-up for conferences!) If your child is struggling, we would suggest that you do come to conferences!
You might only feel the need to meet one or a few teachers. There is no obligation to meet every teacher.
If you wish to visit the explore teachers, please sign-up to visit your child’s first-quarter explore teacher.
You can sign-up for a conference with a teacher only one time. Our student services team (counselors, social workers) will be available for conferences, as well. If you decide you need more time with a teacher, we are always willing to meet with you.
In some cases, a teacher may contact you in advance to set-up a conference time. That means we want to guarantee you a time to meet with your child’s teachers.
When you sign-up, try to sign-up for all conferences in a row. (Do not schedule gap times in the middle or you will be waiting around for a long time!)
You are welcome to have your RedHawks student with you during conferences! It is important that they hear what you hear. They are of the age when they are mature and responsible enough to be part of the conversation whether via Zoom or in-person.
We Need Help:
Parent conferences are just around the corner and we are planning a soup and salad luncheon. Please consider making an item or bringing in a donation. Thank you so much for all you do to support our staff. https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.manageSignUp#/36902692 -Staff Appreciation Committee
Teachers are losing valuable time to student tardies. Our tardy expectations are in full force at Wredling and we need your help! If your student receives a tardy, please talk to them about the importance of being on time and help them to problem-solve how to get them to their class on time.
DON'T MISS OUT! ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT!
Have you registered for the Color Run yet?
Our Wredling Color Run is coming up on Thursday, September 29th, 4:15 to 6:15 pm here at Wredling! ALL OTHER WMS AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED ON THIS DATE TO ALLOW FOR OUR STUDENTS & STAFF TO ATTEND THIS FUN EVENT!
Don’t miss out on this screaming good time! There will be fun! There will be lots of color! There will be music! AND Gru (me) & the Minions (our Admin Team) will be in attendance and in full participation mode!
You must register & submit payment by September 16th to be sure you get the T-shirt, etc… CLICK HERE for all the details!
🏀 Basketball Tryout Informational Meeting
Any 7th or 8th grade boys interested in trying out for the basketball team will need to attend an informational meeting this Wednesday, September 21st. The 7th grade meeting will be held in the 110's Pod during 5A and 5B tutorials. The 8th grade meeting will be held in the 150's Pod during 6A and 6B tutorials. If you cannot attend the meeting, please see Mr. Massie for 7th grade information and Mr. Foulkes for 8th grade information.
📸 Fall Athletic Team Photos for Yearbook
Sports Team pics will take place on the following days for your team during the school day. All pictures will be taken in the main lobby. RETAKES CANNOT BE DONE. Coaches will communicate uniform and attire.
Thursday, September 20th- VARSITY FOOTBALL
9.35am- main lobby
Tuesday, September 20th- JV FOOTBALL
9.45am- main lobby
Thursday, September 22- VOLLEYBALL
9.35- 8th Grade VB
9:45- 7th Grade VB
Tuesday, October 4- CROSS COUNTRY
9.35- 6th grade CC girls
9.40- 6th grade CC boys
9.45- 7th grade CC girls
9.50- 7th gradeCC boys
9.55- 8th grade CC girls
10.00- 8th grade CC boys
🏈 Don’t Miss Out on this Fun Opportunity!
Wredling Big 10 Family Football Day
Come out and catch the action as the Northwestern Wildcats take on SIU in Evanston on Saturday, Sept. 17th. Tickets are only $15 per person.
go to www.nusports.com/groups type in : FBWREDLING
When you order with the WMS code (FBWREDLING) you will have the opportunity to watch pre game warm ups and kids will be able to go on the field and hold the flag during the playing of the national anthem. Contact Coach Tom Kohler if you'd like to join the Wredling Football team for a tailgate prior to the game. firstname.lastname@example.org
D303 LRC News
LRCs across the district have worked together to bring you a monthly newsletter! The LRC Monthly Community Newsletter is designed to share information on literacy-based special events and programs in our area as well as promote a joy for reading and technology in the homes of D303 families. Check it out!.
Student Library Card FAQ for Parents
The St. Charles Public Library District offers a Student Library Card for District 303 students who live outside of the St. Charles Public Library District (SCPLD) and are not eligible for a library card at another public library. With a Student Library Card, students can access SCPLD resources, including checking out books and other materials, using our research databases and accessing eBooks. Please see these FAQ for more information.
Big Hearts of Fox Valley
Big Hearts of Fox Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization making a difference in our own community by brightening the lives of D303 children affected by financial hardship at Christmas time and throughout the school year. One of the needs BHFV faces every year is items for teens both during the holidays and throughout the year. Our Wredling community is hoping to help with these Needs for Teens with a collection drive.
Boxes will be at the front doors of Wredling on Curriculum Night Tuesday, August 30th for easy drop off. Any donations of the listed items would be so very appreciated and help students in D303 greatly. We will also have a box for donations on the field at Color Run on September 29th if you'd like to bring in donations then.
You can also make a monetary donation to BHFV that will go 100% to purchasing items for these D303 children and teens in need by visiting Make a Donation - Big Hearts of Fox Valley (bigheartsfv.org)
We are also looking for 10 Wredling families to sponsor a child for the holidays. Lists will be distributed in mid October.
If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship, please reach out to Jackie Walzer at email@example.com