WMS Friday Forecast
February 23, 2018 ~ Volume 23
Keeping It Simple
Sometimes we feel that we need to get our kids all the lastest gear, to learn all the tricks, and to be the best. But there are times when keeping it simple gets you a solid end result. In the Olympics this past week, American born Elizabeth Swaney proved herself the worst skier as she competed for the Hungarian Olympic team and completed the halfpipe without doing one trick. With a little cunning, a good spirit, and the desire to have fun, she showed us that you don't always need something amazing to accomplish a goal. You just need to keep your eye on the end result you desire and go for it! Enjoy a light-hearted message this week!
People with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This is why the CHIP specifically addresses chronic disease as a top health priority. In response to these disturbing numbers, we are encouraging everyone to follow the ADA’s recommendation to take the Type 2 Diabetes risk test to find out their risk of developing diabetes.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day sounds the alarm so people can take action and get the medical care they need to live well. By understanding your risk, you can take the necessary steps to help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Plus, we hope you will share the test with everyone you care about, including family members, friends, and colleagues.
Please make sure to mark your calendar for American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 27 and take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.
What can you do?
• Take the American Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test
• See a Health Professional
• Eat Healthy
• Be Active
A Smile From An Unexpected Place!
Challenge your kids to send a nice note to someone, invite someone new to sit at lunch or hang out. Challenge yourself and your kids to make a deliberate effort to choose kindness each day. Or, as Ms. Zmich's class shows us below, "Throw Kindness Like Confetti!" What a fantastic way to decorate our world with some joy and happiness.
NOTES FROM OUR PE/WELLNESS DEPARTMENT
Parents we'll be having our annual Charity Faculty Basketball game after school on Thursday, March 1st. The girls game will be played first followed immediately by the boys game. Come our to the game and grab dinner. We'll be selling pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy. ANY Monetary donation is acceptable for admission into the
game. We will have a 50/50 raffle and selling tickets for a video game system raffle as well. All proceeds will go to the Living Well Cancer Center. Hope to see you all there.
Best of Luck to Our WMS Musicians!
Parent Letters Regarding Youth Survey
Community Unit School District 303 is working with Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois to conduct a survey of Illinois middle and high school students. The purpose of the Illinois Youth Survey is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to student problems and academic success. The survey will be given to 8th grade students only, and it will be conducted the week of March 19th, 2018.
Upcoming February Parent University - register using link below!
February 28, 2018-Parent University
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Wredling Middle School Cafeteria
Have you ever wondered what your children do on their phones? How are they communicating and with whom? What’s a streak? Do they need both an Instagram account and a Snap Chat account? How can you monitor their use and keep them safe? How much screen time is too much screen time?
District 303 has assembled a panel of local experts to help answer these questions and more. The evening will include the basics of social media outlets being used by teenagers, tips on how to monitor your child’s use of social media, legal ramifications with inappropriate use of social media, as well as student’s perspectives. Social media can be overwhelming for parents and it’s important for you to understand what’s available to students and how they’re using it.
Panel members include:
Circuit Court Judge Clint Hull
Rich Wistocki, retired Naperville PD and national speaker
Chuck Pierce, SCPD
Representative from the State's Attorney's Office
D303 High School students
Carol Smith, D303 Director of Communications and Community Relations
Megan Mkrtschjan, D303 Assistant Director of Curriculum
East HS McTeacher Night to Benefit Former Student
Support East’s McTeacher Night
Tuesday, February 27th
WEST SIDE McDONALD'S - 1915 W. Main St.
CLICK HERE for the fundraising flyer. PLEASE BRING A COPY of this with you to the event! No slips may be distributed on McDonald's property!!!
Becky Carlson, an East graduate, is just 31 years old and has just gone though her second heart transplant. As a baby, Becky was diagnosed with Cardio Myopothy, which is an enlarged heart. As a child, she had issues throughout her life and at 16 years old, she underwent her first heart transplant. Now, she just underwent another heart transplant along with a kidney transplant. Shown below are Becky and her younger brother Mitch, who serves in the US Marines, and her yougest brother Adam, who will graduate later this year from St. Charles East and has also decided to serve in the US Marines. This family still resides in St. Charles and could use our support with the mounting medical bills. Come on out and enjoy some McDonald's while supporting a great cause!