Wasco Weekly


January 20, 2023

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Wasco Families,

One step closer to our goal! We added the first piece to our Snowman by passing over 500 iReady lessons last week. We have 18 more pieces to add and our students are working hard to help us succeed!

Also, Wasco has several upcoming events, and we hope you will join us as a learning community to both learn together and have fun!

Kind Regards,

Principal Stephanie Brennan



Important Upcoming Dates

January 25 Early Release @ 2:10pm

January 27 Tie Dye Day (Wear Tie Dye)

February 9 Family Literacy Event at Wasco

February 20 Presidents' Day Holiday-No School

February 22 Early Release @ 2:10pm

February 24 End of 2nd Trimester

News from our LRC

Digital Citizenship lessons have begun in the LRC with Mrs. Furlong, our LRC Director/Media Specialist. While students in grades 3-5 have more in-depth lessons, Mrs. Furlong will introduce appropriate topics for students in grades 1 and 2 to be more aware of how to stay safe and have fun while using online games or sites. The week your student begins their first lesson, a family letter will be sent electronically through the classroom teacher. Each lesson includes an optional family activity, which will be provided as a handout to the classroom teacher to be sent home, the week of each visit.

In D303, "Internet safety education must include lessons on cyberbullying awareness and response as well as teaching appropriate online behaviors for students on social networking sites and in chat rooms. This policy will be addressed through the implementation of the digital citizenship curriculum with lessons including the following topics: search engines, cyberbullying, copyright/plagiarism, safe social networking use and website validity." From district.d303.org

Wasco CHAMPS expectations

This month we are spending time revisiting our School-wide Expectations throughout the building and within our classrooms. Our district supports the use of CHAMPS as a proactive approach to classroom management. Each day of the week our teachers are reviewing the different common areas of our school and talking about the importance of following the expectations. Each week we will share with you these expectations so that you can continue the conversation at home. Please review the Recess and Playground CHAMPS Expectations below. Thank you for your ongoing support and collaboration.

A Note From The Nurse

Just a reminder when a student sees a physician for any reason i.e. cast, stitches, respiratory issues and/or medication, the health office requires a note from that doctor's visit. This way we will be able to properly take care of your student while in school.
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Lost and Found

Stop by and check out our lost and found! Lots of winter items! Please help us in the future by labeling items with your student name or initials...we always look and try to find the owner!
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Yearbooks for 22-23

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Order Form for 22-23 Yearbook

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Community News

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Campton Hills Police Department Presents...

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How to Report Absences

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2900 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms. Even if you notify your child's teacher of an absence via email, we ask that you please still notify the office.

Also, if your child attends Baker Station, please remember to notify them if your child will not be attending.

St. Charles Park District

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St. Charles Public Library

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D303 Community Backpack Link

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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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D303 Inclement Weather Procedures

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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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