WMS Friday Forecast

February 12, 2021 - Week 23

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WMS "Quick Links" for Families - CLICK HERE!

CONTAINS LINKS TO A/B CALENDARS, BELL SCHEDULES, TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE, & MUCH MORE!!! We add information and updates to this form regularly!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I am always helping our staff work towards educating the whole child... the heart, body, and brain. As February is National Heart Month, I would like to encourage you to talk with your RedHawk about being heart healthy. Since we view the heart in both physical and emotional ways, here are a few ideas:

  • Take a moment for gratitude. Expressing what we are thankful for reduces stress and helps the heart!

  • Go out for a brisk snowy walk. Or even better, head to the Morton Arboretum for some snowshoeing or cross-country skiing!

  • Talk to your RedHawk about what it is that makes you love them. "I love that you are kind to other kids," or "One thing I love about you is that even when we are angry we can talk to each other."

  • Make a heart-healthy meal together!

Enjoy an extra heart-day together as we are off on Monday. And Happy Valentine's Day!

Tim

ATTENTION WMS FAMILIES

We still have 134 Families that have not completed the 2020-2021 Annual Update Form when registering their student for this current school year. We have separately sent a ParentLink email to directly all of these families.


The form can be found by clicking THIS LINK. Click the red box "Annual Student Registration Update Form" and log in with your HAC credentials. BE SURE TO CLICK SUBMIT WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM. If you have more than one student, you can toggle between your students at the upper right side of the form.


If you are unsure that you have completed this form, please contact Lucy Johnson at 331-228-5129 or lucy.johnson@d303.org

Attention Wredling Families

All MIDDLE SCHOOL Exploratory Course Selection forms for the 2021-2022 school year were due this past Tuesday, February 9, 2021. If you have not yet completed and turned in this form, please do so as soon as possible. We are starting to plan for the next school year and really need this information. THANK YOU!


Descriptions of the explore options can be found on both of the Thompson and Wredling websites under the Academics tab. Replacement forms are on both schools’ websites at the bottom of the home page or by clicking here.

Please note that for some of our students with IEPs, their course selections will be discussed at their IEP or transition meeting.

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Dear Wredling Parents and Guardians

Each year we send out the Illinois 5-Essentials Survey to gather input from parents and guardians, staff, and students about how we are doing here at WMS. We use the data we gather to improve communication, find ways to engage students at a higher level and improve student learning.

I am hoping you can take 7-10 minutes to complete this survey for me. It is very simple to complete. And not only do we find the information valuable, but it is a required part of our ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Acts).

Here is the link to the survey. Parents and guardians can take the survey in Spanish or English. Please note that students will also be taking this survey.


Thank you!

Tim Loversky, Principal

Wredling Middle School

8th Grade End-of-Year Celebrations:

We have had a few parents ask us about what these will look like. Currently, we are planning that our awards celebration will be done virtually and sent out via video. We have not yet explored what other end-of-year celebrations may look like. As we get closer to that time, we will keep you up to date.

Wake Up Call Presentation

The Wake Up Call presentation, a program of Your Choice, on February 2, 2021 provided practical information on current drug trends, a walk-through of a teens' bedroom with more than 20 red flags that could indicate substance abuse, and proactive parenting strategies to keep your child substance free.


The presenters, all with lived experience, combined their personal stories, experience working with students and families, and shared things they wish they would've known into an engaging, real and unique presentation. If you were not able to attend, please click on this link to view the presenta

Dear WMS Familes

Please help us recognize all the hard work of our Wredling Staff. Volunteers are needed to bring in items as we "Roll out the Red Carpet" for them! Donations are needed by Wednesday February 17th. CLICK HERE to sign up.

Thank you

-PTO Appreciation Committee

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

We Want Your Pictures!

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


Current theme(s):

"Winter Fun" - Fun in the snow

"Family Celebrations" - Holidays, family fun

  • 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

Middle School A/B Calendar

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REMOTE REIMAGINED

Remote learning supervision is now being offered by the St. Charles Park District. It's for ANY middle schooler who is struggling with those hybrid/remote days and maybe not signing in, staying on task, or completing any homework. There is a fee associated with the program. For information on financial assistance or payment plans, email Cori at chedlund@stcparks.org. If any family cannot afford the tuition, please contact STC LEARN for possible additional funding.


Please contact the St. Charles Park District if you have any questions about this opportunity.


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.

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!

D303 Remote Learning Resources for Students and Parents

All students have the opportunity to engage in optional learning experiences by visiting the D303 Remote Learning Resources page. There are a variety of learning experiences in the areas of math, digital citizenship, English Language Arts, college and career, virtual field trips, STEM, and social emotional learning. Students may engage in these experiences at any time.
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From Our WMS Student Council

Compass Academy

Registration for Compass Academy is open January 25- February 12, 2021. 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.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

My name is Jennifer Rothenberg, I am a volunteer with Random Acts Matter (RAM). Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 15-21st 2021.

This is our fourth year of coordinating an all-out effort to spread care and compassion throughout Saint Charles with Random Acts of Kindness.
We were amazed at the participation of our schools last year and hope that this year will be even better!

We encourage our local students to get actively involved in February and beyond! This is a great opportunity for your students, faculty, staff, and families to shine by really changing our community! Please post our calendar of events to staff and your weekly newsletter. Thank you for your consideration of this amazing experience for your school! Please post photos to our Facebook, twitter, and Instagram pages to create a ripple effect of Kindness.

RAM is always looking for opportunities to grant acts of kindness, please keep us in mind if you have a student, staff, faculty, or family whom you would like to nominate to receive an act of kindness. Please check our website for more information or to nominate someone in need of a bit of care and compassion at:
www.randomactsmatter.com.

Volunteer for the weeks events at:

https://signup.com/go/EiyNfjS

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.

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.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF PUBLICATION DATE.

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