Wild Rose Elementary

February 12, 2021

A note from Mrs. Solomon

Many wonderful Valentine's celebrations were enjoyed by our students today. Thank you to all of the families for sending in Valentine's early, and classroom liaisons for preparing and sending in crafts and items to support all celebrations in person and remote. It is always nice to just take some time to "have fun," and enjoy our time together. Hope you are able to take some time this weekend and enjoy those near and dear to your hearts.

There is LOTS of information in this week's newsletter please look carefully:

This newsletter at a glance:

  • Virtual Author Visits
  • Yearbook Pictures
  • Random Acts Week - RAM
  • Portillo's Night
  • PTO Video and Newsletter
  • Illinois 5 Essentials Survey
  • Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021
  • Random Acts Matter Food Drive
  • Middle School Transfer Request Information and Form
  • Meal Distribution
  • COVID Assistance
  • 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 and stay warm!

Mrs. Theresa Solomon

Principal, Wild Rose Elementary

Author Visits

We had a couple author visits this week hosted virtually. We have a great partnership with Anderson's Bookstore in Naperville, IL. We host a spring book fair in conjunction with Anderson's and they bring in fabulous authors to our schools. Due to the virtual nature of all things this year we have the opportunity to experience these virtual visits with students from all over the country. This week we had two author visits: 4th & 5th Grade had the option of attending a visit on Monday with Alan Grantz and Friday with Aaron Reynolds. It is great for students to experience the process of writing and encourage the incredible writers in themselves.

RAM Week in St. Charles and Wild Rose

Wild Rose will be helping to “Paint the Town Orange”

next week because “Random Acts Matter!”

Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 15-19 and

Student Council is asking you to get involved…

MondayHappy Presidents’ Day!

Enjoy time with your family today! How about being screen-free and spend time talking or playing with the people in your house today to start your week off by interacting with the people who are most important in your life!

Tuesday – We will celebrate “painting Wild Rose” orange by wearing orange for our Spirit Day. Orange combines two colors: the energy of red and the happiness of yellow! Show your commitment to show kindness every day and wear orange

to school today!

Wednesday – Give a compliment or say thank you to someone… make as many people as you can smile by saying something nice!

ThursdayDo something nice for someone…just a small act of kindness can make a big difference! Open the door, pick up something somebody dropped, or just ask a friend what you can do to help…it makes someone feel special!

Friday Wild Rose Spirit Day!

Show your school pride by wearing your Wild Rose spirit wear or school colors today. It would also be a great day to say thank you to the people at school who may not hear that you appreciate them enough –our custodian, lunchroom helpers, specials teachers, nurses, secretaries, bus drivers, teaching assistants, and anyone else that you can think of who helps take care of you at school.

Other ways that you can get involved during the week:

  • If someone does something nice for you, get an orange heart from your teacher and write about it. Then post it in the front hallway, so that everyone can see all the random acts that are happening at our school during the week!
  • Try “Random Acts” at home. Tell a family member how much you appreciate them or help out when someone doesn’t expect it. Won’t that be a pleasant surprise?
  • Keep “painting” Wild Rose and St. Charles orange with kindness every day throughout the year!

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can

transform the world!”

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Pictures for the YEARBOOK!!

Calling all family photographers! We continue to look for pictures of all students in-person or remote! Send your photos into wildroseyearbook1@gmail.com. Take pictures of students working on school work, playing in the snow, science, share your moments of students so we can share them in the yearbook! When sending in your photo please include student(s) name, grade and classroom teacher.
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Wild Rose PTO

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 interest in the roles and learning what they are about:


Passcode to view the above video link: fd&B3j6E

February PTO Newsletter

Illinois 5 Essentials Survey

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.

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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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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Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Monday, February 15 - No School, President's Day

Thursday, February 18 - Portillo's Night

Friday, February 26 - No School, Teacher Institute Day