WMS Friday Forecast
August 19, 2022
Dear WMS Parents-
I'm not sure I have ever had a start of the school year that has gone as well as this one has. Our kids walked in calm and relaxed. Our transition activities for our 6th graders seemed to have been effective. And our families have been highly supportive as we move towards "getting back to normal".
One of the initiatives we have taken this year is to re-teach a whole bunch of skills that our kids seemed to have lost during the last two school years with Covid. We are in the middle of teaching "20 Days to the RedHawk Way". This series of lessons taught, retaught, and reinforced expectations for our students across every setting- including classrooms, cafeteria, bathrooms, hallways, classes with subs, outdoor ed, etc…
We are highly impressed with how our students have responded to these short lessons. While there will be bumps along the way, we are confident that our students are learning and growing at Wredling!
Enjoy your weekend!
Please Complete Your Registration!
We still have 68 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We started monitoring IDs this week and students generally did a good job! Replacements cost $5 and replacement fees can add up quickly, we give students two free IDs per year. We work with students to place their ID in their lockers or backpacks at the end of the week. Please help your child remember each Monday morning to have their ID ready to go.
Students should have received a temporary ID on the first or second day of school. After about 2 weeks they will get their permanent ID which should remain in good condition without any marking or damage. Some kids will scratch off their name or face. We need the faces to be clearly visible.
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.
Dress Code Reminder
FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON AT WMS
Here is a list of all of our Team Leaders, Admin, and Student Support Team members who will support your child. Please keep this link handy for future reference.
You can also use our Staff directory located on the right hand side of the Wredling Website.
In general, if your child needs support, start with the teacher and then the team leader. If you still need help, move to the Assistant Principals (academics) or Student Support Coordinators (Deans) (behavioral).
If you email Tim Loversky (principal) he may forward your email to the right person to handle the issue. Please do not be offended when he does this.
CONGRATULATIONS WMS BUILDERS' CLUB!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SCHOOL FEES WAIVER: The school fees waiver will ONLY be a PAPER application since there is financial documentation required for income verification. A family can only qualify for a free waiver of fees; there are no reduced fees. The application is on the district website. Questions regarding school fee waivers - Wendy Sedwick at 331-228-4927
FOOD WAIVER: Only one application needs to be completed for each household. Please include ALL family members that live in the household (even those not attending a school). Applications are posted on the district website. In addition, paper applications are available at the schools and the Administration Building as in years past. Unlike the school fees, families can qualify for Reduced. Questions regarding food waivers - Patti Townsend 331-228-6529
Families directly certified by the State of Illinois for the 2022-2023 school year will receive FREE FOOD and their FEES will be WAIVED. If your family is qualified by the state, do NOT need to complete either application. You should have received an approval letter in the mail in July.
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.