THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS ITS PACK
October 21, 2022
Respect Recognition Announcement
Dear Wasco Families,
In September we spent time in our classrooms learning about respect and what it looks like, sounds like and feels like. In our Town Hall meeting we said that respect is Treating others the way you wish to be treated and caring about their thoughts, feelings, and opinions. We learned that we can show respect through our words and actions.
Our Wasco staff was asked to recognize students that they believe demonstrate respect in our school. The following students were recognized and will receive a certificate and have their photo proudly displayed on our Respect bulletin board.
Please join me in congratulating:
Grace Von Essen
Jordan O' Donnel
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Between November 9 and November 18, 2022, 3rd and 5th graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The test consists of three sections, 90 minutes of total test time, broken into nine 10-minute tests.
Important Upcoming Dates
October 28 Orchestra Concert at Thompson Middle School at 4:45pm (5th and 6th Grade Combined)
October 26 Early release for students 2:10pm
October 28 Cozy Day (see info below)
October 31 Fall parties in the classroom
November 7 No school for students-School Improvement Day
November 8 No school-Election Day
November 11 Veterans Day Celebration (see info below)
November 16 Report Cards available on HAC
November 30 Early release for students 2:10pm
Author Visit at Wasco
Fall Celebration Plans
A couple guidelines for our upcoming Fall Parties (Monday, October 31).
No food or drinks (other than water) at Fall Parties
Students will bring their costumes and change in the afternoon. Costumes should be school appropriate and should not portray gore, blood, weapons. Revealing costumes and full face masks are not appropriate.
On the 31st, we will begin with a parade starting at 2:00. The classroom parties will immediately follow (2:20-2:50). If you are interested in becoming a PTO volunteer please contact our PTO at email@example.com
Big Hearts of Fox Valley
As part of the District’s partnership with the nonprofit Big Hearts of Fox Valley and our school’s Parent Teacher Organizations, we have arranged for each of your schools to get involved with supporting our students in need this holiday season.
In the coming days, our operations team will deliver a donation box to each school for BHFV’s Holiday Toy Drive. We are asking you to keep this box on display from October 10 - November 7. Students, staff and families may donate items ranging from grocery store gift cards and toiletries to new board games and holiday wrapping paper. You also have the option to have students decorate these boxes as part of BHFV’s Deck the Box campaign. Our District PTO members have also been informed of this opportunity to lend their support.
Big Hearts Fox Valley is dedicated to supporting children affected by financial hardship around the December holidays and throughout the year. To learn more about BHFV and its donation campaign, visit www.bigheartsfv.org or contact Nicole Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your commitment to our students and through partnerships such as these to brighten the lives of children each day.
Wredling Fundraising Event- Nov 2nd
Please refer to the following D303 School Board policies for more information:
Ways to receive Wasco News
The Principal sends a weekly newsletter on Fridays
Wasco Elementary has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WascoElementarySchool
Twitter account: @WascoD303
Join Membership Toolkit on the PTO site for ways to connect with parent community