WMS Friday Forecast
August 26, 2022
Wredling Curriculum Nights Next Week!
Our curriculum nights are coming! Please read the notes below:
- 7th and 8th grade curriculum night is on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- 6th grade curriculum night is on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- PLEASE COME EARLY so that you can stop at your child's locker to pick up their schedule. You will need to know your child's locker number! (But if you forget, we will have locker numbers posted outside the LRC and in the front lobby.)
- Please note that this event is for parents/guardians only.
- Remember that this is not an opportunity to ask about your child's progress, but rather to hear about learning and curriculum here at WMS. If you need an update on your child, please email or call your child's teachers.
- PE and health classes will meet in the cafeteria.
- On the schedule on your child’s locker will be specific information about where to go for Explore classes.
- Parents of students in more than one performance music group, which meet during the same period, have a choice:
- If multiple parents are present, divide up, each going to one
- If only 1 parent is present, choose 1 to attend, but stop by the other to obtain any paperwork handed out
PARKING WILL BE VERY TIGHT! Please do not park in the front driveway nearest the building as it is a fire zone and is marked with a yellow curb. You may park on the opposite side of the circle.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Enjoy your weekend!
A Message about Bullying at Wredling from Tim Swade, one of our Deans:
Everyone has a role to play in bullying prevention and response, and in promoting a culture of respect, responsibility and resiliency. Parents and families are central to this effort. Here’s information about what parents and families can do to prevent bullying, and what happens when bullying is reported to the school. We are not a perfect school and we know bullying happens, often too frequently.
I strongly encourage you to help your child become a strong self-advocate and to report bullying issues. It can be tough getting them to stop by and talk to a teacher or send an email, but this is a life-long skill that is vital to cultivate. Ideally, it is your child who contacts the adults at WMS, but we also understand that there are times when they may need some help from an adult in making contact.
Problems aren’t always solved the first go-around. Sometimes it takes a few interventions to solve the problem. Bullying does not always stop, or a relationship is not always repaired, the first time we address it. But we are here to be your partner to solve these problems together. We will continue to work with you on these issues until they are resolved. The best way we solve them is with a calm and rational approach.
Please talk with your child to let them know they need to talk with someone they trust (family member or school staff member) about any issues they are experiencing at school. Your child can also use the Bullying Reporting Form which is accessible on the school website under the “Students” tab. They should also feel free to email one of our Deans, Mr. Swade or Mrs. Hickman.
When we learn about bullying, we take the time to investigate the issue. We interview other students and get statements from any adults who might be involved. We also ask the student to write a statement.
Be persistent. Bullying may not end overnight. We commit to making it stop and consistently support the bullied child.
Let us know if the bullying continues in the future, so we can address the situation. Continued communication from the student and/or parent is important.
Please remember that the law does not allow school personnel to discuss discipline, consequences, or services given to other children.
Dealing with bullying is tough. But when we all partner together we can effectively stop bullying here at Wredling. Please join us to stop bullying at WMS!
High School Football Games
It is high school football season! Tonight is East High School’s first home football game. Our Wredling students are welcome to attend their high school’s football games. In order to be admitted, middle school students need to have their Wredling ID and a parent with them and no backpacks are allowed. Students are expected to be on their best behavior and follow all school rules. It is important to represent Wredling proudly by exhibiting appropriate behavior. Students unable to behave appropriately will have their parents contacted and will be asked to leave.
i-Ready Reports Are Coming Home
The results for the i-Ready Beginning of The Year Diagnostics for both reading and math will be carried home by students next Thursday, September 2nd. In addition to the results, you will receive a letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, Director of Assessment and Accountability, as well as information regarding how to interpret your child’s scores. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor for assistance.
Please Complete Your Registration!
We still have 66 Families that have not completed the 2022-2023 Annual Update Form when registering their student for this current school year.
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 email@example.com
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING SCHOOL PICTURES
Which applies to your family?
1) My Student DID NOT get their school photo taken at Material Pick-Up
If your student did NOT get their school picture taken at Material Pick-Up either August 2nd or August 3rd, they will be taken on Thursday, September 8th during the morning at school. If you wish to order photos from the upcoming September 8th date, you will use the information from the form below.
2) My Student DID get their school photo taken at Material Pick-Up & I ordered pictures
You only need to place an order if you did not purchase from our original picture days during Material Pick-Up or if you are unhappy with the photo order - which will be sent home with your student this coming Monday or Tuesday. If you choose to have a picture retake you will need to return the original photo package. Your student MUST bring the photo package with them on September 8th to the photographer.
New Attendance Codes
We have new attendance codes for the 2022-2023 school year.
Here is a breakdown of the most used attendance codes and what they mean. Please use this chart to better understand your students' attendance record.
After School Activity Bus
Our school activity bus will run again this year on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that afternoon. The Activity bus route is posted on the Wredling website under Activities. The times are estimated as the number of students riding the bus will fluctuate.
DON'T MISS OUT ON SPIRIT WEAR!
Don't miss out on the chance to order our new Wredling gear! Our PTO has done a great job putting together some Wredling spirit wear for this year. Currently our staff all wears Wredling gear on Fridays. This year we would like to encourage our Wredling families to join us in demonstrating our school spirit!
Our online store is now open and orders can be placed until 8/28/2022. We have cozy hoodies, cool t-shirts, comfy pants, and more! Show WMS pride and support our school by making a purchase today! We only sell spirit wear a couple times a year so don’t miss the chance. We offer a variety of sizes and colors! All orders will be delivered to Wredling in late September.
Link to store: https://wredling.itemorder.com/shop/home/
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
DON'T MISS OUT!!!
The WMS Color Run is coming! Don’t forget to register to come have some fun and get messy with all your friends and family! There will be music! There will be color! There will be pizza! There will be Kona Ice! Who will have the most color? Who will have the best costumes? Come and find out!
Join us 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!
Register for the Color Run online through the Wredling PTO Website
- This MUST be done before September 16th for us to order color packets and T-shirts to be here for the event date.
- All participants must complete a registration form.
- Payment must be made at the same time with Squarespace. After the deadline date, you can register on the day of the event.
Anyone registering after the deadline is not guaranteed a Color Run t-shirt. Extras will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Wredling PTO will not be able to make any exceptions on the late registration policy.
Your Voice Matters!
Help us engage our students and community during Listen Learn Return, a series of community listening sessions led by Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon. These listening sessions are intended for students, families, and community members in District 303.
The first round of community sessions will be held on the following days. Later in the year, additional sessions will be scheduled at different schools.
Haines Center | Wednesday, August 31 | 9-11 a.m.
Haines Center | Wednesday, August 31 | 6-8 p.m.
Bell Graham | Tuesday, September 6 | 6-8 p.m.
St. Charles East | Thursday, September 8 | 6-8 p.m.
Learn more at district.d303.org/listen-learn-return.
Help for our D303 Families
In D303, we value the opportunity to provide a community of care and support to our families, especially those faced with financial hardship.
If your family is currently experiencing a significant financial need, our community partnerships have several supports available for families, including school clothes/shoes, winter coats/accessories, school supplies, toiletries, holiday meals, and/or holiday gifts. If you would like to be considered for any of these supports, please complete the Family Resource Form by August 26, 2022.
The elementary and middle schools food service vendor is OrganicLife. Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students. Click here for more information, view menus (coming soon), and obtain a free or reduced lunch application. Students will not have to pre-order meals this year and there will be more choices offered for lunch. Lunch and breakfast will no longer be free for all students; the prices are listed below.
Middle School Breakfast - $1.75
Reduced Breakfast - $0.30*
Middle School Lunch - $3.10
Reduced Lunch - $0.40*
Milk - $0.60 (when purchased separately from meals)
Other a la carte items (besides milk) - prices vary
Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF ELGIN/FOX VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY
FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
Footloose, the musical based on the hit film, is a story about finding where you belong, and helping others in ways you didn’t think possible. Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to the small town of Bomont and right away finds that he does not fit in. But, with courage, heart, and some killer dance moves, Ren finds that you can help people in the most extraordinary ways, just by helping them see a different side of things.
- Sept 9-18, 2022
- Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
- Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
- Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
*The Sept 11 performance will be sensory-friendly. This performance will be different from the other performances in the way lights and sound are used, and will have minimal effects, in order to provide a positive experience for those who have epilepsy, are autistic, are neurodivergent, or otherwise need or prefer a performance without intense sensory experience.
** The Sept 16 performance will include Spanish supertitles and ASL interpretation.
SUESSICAL JR AUDITIONS
Come immerse yourself in the wonderful, wacky world of Dr. Seuss! “Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!” – Music Theatre International
Auditions are open to 2nd through 9th graders
- Auditions: Aug 29 & 30, 2022
- Journey of Hope Church
- 37W040 Highland Ave
- Elgin, IL 60124
- Registration Deadline: Aug 25
For your audition, please come prepared with 26 measures or one minute of a musical theatre piece to sing. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, as well as for yourself if needed. There will be a dance portion that is learned as a group at the audition, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No monologue is required.
Please sign up to audition below no later than Aug 25. Important dates:
Callbacks: Sept 1, 2022 (you will be notified via email or text if you are needed for a callback
Family meeting: Sept 19
First rehearsal: Sept 20
Show dates: School matinees Nov 17 & 18, public shows Nov 18-20
Participation in the show is $150, and payment is due Sept 19. Discounts for multiple siblings and payment plan options are available upon checkout at registration. A limited number of funds are available for scholarships as well. Please email email@example.com to inquire about a scholarship. All scholarship applications are due Sept 8.
We love and rely on our family volunteers! At registration, we will ask you which committees you may like to serve on. You can read about all of them at cteelgin.com/committees.