WMS Friday Forecast

January 26, 2018 - Volume 20

5 ways parents can help kids balance social media with the real world

This article we have to share with you was published on The Washington Post, On Parenting - Perspectives section last summer. It has a lot of valuable information and some links to other great sources regarding kids, technology and social media. We hope you find it helpful as you navigate through these challenging years of parenting!

8th Grade Picture Day is Scheduled!

We have scheduled our 8th Grade Pictures for Tuesday, February 13th at Wredling. It is important to remember to follow the dress code (pg 4 of the Middle School Handbook) when choosing your child's outfit for the photos. Photos will be taken in the morning before the end of period 4 according to a set schedule.

Photos will be taken and packages will be sent to the school. They will be sent home with your student for your viewing and possible purchase. ALL PROOFS YOU DO NOT WISH TO PURCHASE MUST BE RETURNED. Retakes will be scheduled at a later date and you will need to return the original proofs.
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8th Graders To Have Vision Screening

On February 27th and 28th our 8th grade students will participate in state mandated vision screening. The screening is performed by our certified district vision screeners and Certified School Nurse. IF your child has undergone a vision exam recently (within the last 18 months), please send a copy of the exam to the health office so that the results of their examination can be entered into their school based health record. Students who have had a recent vision exam performed will not need to undergo screening.
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Check Out What Our RedHawks Have Been Up To!

  1. RedHawks participated in a Winter Wonderland hike at Camp Tomo Chi Chi Knolls!
  2. Our fabulous Hawk Chorus performed at and attended the Chicago Wolves Hockey Game!
  3. Wredling's Science Olympiad Team competed at the Rockford invitational!

    See the photos below...

Operation Snowflake is Coming!

What: 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. Students will have the opportunity to make positive connections with other peers and positive adult role models. REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 22nd!

Who: The event is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student at Thompson and Wredling

When: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 3:30 – 9:00 pm at Wredling Middle School


CLICK HERE for more details and CLICK HERE access to a downloadable registration form.

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Don't Miss Out On This Opportunity!

Wredling Middle School PTO will be hosting the 3rd Annual Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair on Monday, February 5 from 5:30-8:00pm in the school's gym and cafeteria. This FREE community event that will have over 75 organizations with fun interactive tables representing academic, sports, enrichment, volunteer, party resource, and overnight camp categories for preschool thru high school students. It is your ONE STOP SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY to find great summer fun for your student!

NEW THIS YEAR! One child will win up to a $500 credit to one summer program of their choice! Visit the fair's welcome table to enter. Find out more at WredlingPTO.org

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