Wasco Weekly


October 21, 2022

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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:

Abby Poss

Angie Roganian

Anna Durst

Austyn Yockey

Avery James

Benjamin Vogt

Braden Carlson

Brayden Wilton

Caleb Rowoldt

Claire Campbell

Cole Synan

Connor Leary

Elise Bowen

Elise Luxton

Elliana Martin

Evelyn Gyllin

George Shelby

Grace Hopkins

Grace Peurach

Grace Von Essen

Gracie Fraas

Graham Nelson

Grant Synan

Hayden Farnese

Isabel Nelson

Jackson Burgdorf

James Pocci

Jane Livingston

Jordan Hed

Jordan O' Donnel

Josie Parthun

Kayleigh Kamin

Kyle Davies

Landon Yoos

Leif Foster

Liam Fann

Mason McNally

Mattis Seaman

Maura Sharkey

Melissa Palczak

Olivia Hummel

Penelope Collins

Riehm Vanlandingham

Riley Weigert

Robert Jendrzejczyk

Ryker Kamin

Ryle Kassenbrock

Savannah Burtnette

Shane Mazzurco

Sophie Vogt

Vivienne Sweeney

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

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Veterans Day Letter to Families

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Invitation to Veterans Day Ceremony

Please click here to rsvp your Veteran

Author Visit at Wasco

Kate Hannigan, a Chicago based author, will be at Wasco School on November 4th and speaking to each of our grade levels. Her most recent book, The Great Chicago Fire- Rising from the Ashes, is a 2023 Bluestem Nominee! Classes will begin reading the book on October 24th. Students may order a book from the list and it will be autographed and dedicated to the student. PTO will help to distribute the week after the visit. See order form below. All orders are due Oct. 21.
Author Visit-Book Information

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Book Order Form

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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 wascoptopresident@gmail.com

Community News

D303 Community Backpack Link

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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 nicole@bigheartsfv.org.

Thank you for your commitment to our students and through partnerships such as these to brighten the lives of children each day.

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Wredling Fundraising Event- Nov 2nd

The Cheerleaders are once again hosting STC Cares. It is on November 2nd in the Wredling main gym. $5.00 (adults & students) and children (2 or under) free. See schedule of performances below. All money raised is donated to Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva.
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D303 October LRC Community Newsletter

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Please refer to the following D303 School Board policies for more information:

4:170 Safety

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8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

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Parent Guide for Wasco Elementary 22-23

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Wasco Website

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Previously Shared News

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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

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