Wild Rose Elementary

March 5 , 2021

A note from Mrs. Solomon

Happy March!! We made it! March has come in like a lamb and I am crossing my fingers that it leaves even better than it started! It is a very busy time of year both in and out of school and spring fever is almost upon us. The students in the Wild Rose community continue to work hard and do their best each and every day!


This newsletter at a glance:

  • Illinois 5 Essentials Survey (Please fill out when you have the opportunity)
  • Wild Rose PTO - March PTO Newsletter
  • D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
  • Yearbook Photos
  • Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021
  • St. Charles Baseball Spring Registration
  • Music Drive
  • Wild Rose Important Dates


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. My email is theresa.solomon@d303.org


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Theresa Solomon

Principal, Wild Rose Elementary

Illinois 5 Essentials Survey - This information is important to us please take if you have the chance

Dear District 303 Parents and Guardians,


District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.


The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.


All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.


On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Yearbook Photos

We still need Yearbook photos!! Students and families, though this year may look different than previous years, we still want to put together a great yearbook for your family and we need your help!! Please send us any photos you would like to be included. They could be of your child working on a school project, reading their favorite book, artwork, at home during remote school, having fun during an activity or practicing an instrument. Did they make a giant snowman over winter break and want to share it? Send it to us!


Our goal is to collect as many memories as we can for our 2020-2021 yearbook and remember we are still Better Together, even if we are not all under one roof. Additionally, if your children are remote and didn't get their picture taken for the yearbook, we would love to still include them! Please submit your own headshot to our yearbook coordinator.


Please email any photos or questions to Alexandra Karnick @ wildroseyearbook1@gmail.com

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*Remember to include the name of your student and grade level.

We appreciate your support!

Wild Rose PTO

Look to see what is happening with the PTO: March PTO Newsletter



We continue to be in search of individuals to lead our PTO. Please consider and know that... will be determined in May.


For the 2021-2022 school year, the PTO is looking to recruit and inspire different leadership. If you are interested we would love to have you, please reach out to Jen Watanapongse @ Wildroseptopresident@gmail.com to share your interest.


Please take a look at the PTO video if you are interested in the roles and learning what they are about:


https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zKU3r_-iEQy55uN_PgoGrdLVNp2-gv6tFoHjJsGugko1E6OA8vz4F-PHwYxAPSjB.BW3lSWVt6ctgjutS


Passcode to view the above video link: fd&B3j6E

D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Save the Date!

The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 22, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org or 331-228-6457)

Kindergarten Registration Fall 2021

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:


  • The New Student Intake Form

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

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Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Wednesday, March 10 - Report Cards Available on HAC

Wednesday, March 24 - Chipotle St. Charles Restaurant Night 4-8pm

Thursday, March 25 - Attendance Day for All Students

Friday, March 26 - Staff Institute Day - No School for Students

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break - No School for Staff and Students

Monday, April 5 - IAR Student Assessment Window opens for 3rd-5th Graders