WMS Friday Forecast

April 13, 2018 - Volume 28

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2018 WMS Yearbook

The yearbook has been completed and is off to print. The yearbook club thinks this is the best one yet. Students received a paper in February to purchase a book if they did not order at registration. Yearbooks can be purchased by May 1st with 8th graders given priority until April 20th. Yearbooks cost $25 and can be purchased in the main office or with Mr. Massie (RM 223). Yearbooks are limited and have not been ordered for each student and staff member.

Hello Parents!

The Kane County Behavioral Health Council Awareness Committee is pleased to issue the April 2018 Message of the Month: Keeping Kids Safe Online.


For more behavioral health content you can Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and visit our website with the new Service Directory: www.wesupportmentalhealth.org


Alexis Katzenbach, MPH

Health Initiatives Coordinator

Kane County Health Department

1240 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Attention 6th Grade Parents:

The School Code of Illinois states that all children in grade 6 are required to submit an oral health examination to their school . Thank you to those parents/guardians who have already submitted their 6th grade child's dental examination to the school health office. If you have not yet done so, please present proof of your child's dental examination by May 14th, 2018. The examination must be performed by a licensed dentist, and may have been completed 18 months prior to the May deadline. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

We Want Your Books!

Doing some Spring cleaning or purging? Bernie's Books would love to take any gently used children's books off your hands! Bring them to Wredling to donate now until Friday, April 13. Bins are located in the main foyer and LRC. Help us reach our goal of 20,000 books!!!
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GUATAMALA TOY DRIVE - SHARING SMILES ACROSS THE MILES!!!

REMINDER: Mr. Carani, one of our dedicated Wredling Faculty, goes with his family to help give medical care to families in Guatemala. We want to provide these families with a little something special since the children there don’t have many toys. That’s why we are looking for donations of small toys! Happy meal toys, small cars, bouncy balls, etc. They don’t have to be new, just gently used. Our collection boxes will be out through the 24th of April. Send in your donations and have your student place them in the collection boxes in the pods! Thanks!

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Families With Incoming 6th Graders

Our transition time for families with incoming 6th graders will begin in May this year. We always look forward to these times when our school is visited be our future RedHawks and their families. It is a great time for 5th graders to see the building during their classroom visits while getting a brief tour from a current RedHawk. As principal, I especially love this time when we get to meet new families and explain how middle school is so amazingly different from elementary school. If you know a family of a soon to be middle schooler, please encourage them to attend the upcoming transition opportunities. These events are designed to help ease some of those nerves that come with a school change!


THIS LETTER was sent out to families with incoming 6th graders January 4, 2018 which outlined several Transition Opportunities for a smooth transition to Middle School. Here is the listing of the different opportunties available to you/your student:

  • 5th Grade Classroom Visits to Wredling (9:00 am - 10:30 am)
    • Monday, May 14 ~ Fox Ridge & Anderson
    • Tuesday, May 15 ~ Corron & Norton Creek
    • Wednesday, May 16 ~ Munhall
    • Thursday, May 17 ~ Wild Rose
  • Parent Introductory Presentation with Tim Loversky, Principal
    • Monday, May 21 ~ Wredling Cafeteria (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
  • Materials Pickup Days - Your child will get his/her schedules and locks, walk through the building to become familiar with classroom locations. Choose ONE of the following dates:
    • Thursday, August 9 ~ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Thursday, August 9 ~ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, August 14 ~ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • School Pictures:
    • Picture Day will be Monday, September 10th.
    • Picture Retakes will be Wednesday, October 17th.
  • Student ONLY Orientation - Optional
    • Friday, August 17 ~ 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The students will take student led tours of the building and participate in team-building activities.


Have a great weekend!

Tim

We Want YOU!!!

In addition to the open positions posted above, there are so many ways you can make a difference here at Wredling! It takes many hands to make the workload lighter. The staff and students here at Wredling have benefitted so much from having a wonderful and active PTO. We appreciate each person who works together to make great things happen here! We know that our PTO can find a great fit for your particular skillset and time availability. Just sign up or ask! PTO Volunteer Form
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SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

We are once again offering some great summer camp options for your middle schooler. There are several different athletic and music camp offerings for you to choose from. Registration for these camps is planned to be open by Monday!


  • CLICK HERE for the Athletic Camp information
  • CLICK HERE for the Summer Strings Camp information
  • The July Music Camp for Band & Choir "Save the Date" is below! (click the image to go to the online store after Monday to register and pay)
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April 16, 2018-Parent University brought to you by Centennial Counseling

6:00-8:00 p.m. – St. Charles North High School Room 302

Addictive Personality and the Young Adult: Understanding Predisposition to Addiction in Adolescents
Register using the Google Form below!

Addictive Personality and the Young Adult presented by Eileen Sullivan, a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Eileen is a staff member at Centennial Counseling and specializes in addiction, adolescent issues, adults, family and relationship problems, self-esteem, mood and anxiety disorders and behavioral concerns. This session will address:

  1. How to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in the addictive person and how to diminish/correct their negative impact on the young adult’s interpersonal and family relationships.
  2. How to identify the impact of depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem on youth and best practices for support and treatment.
  3. To identify advances in the assessment of at -risk factors for adolescents and young adults and their treatment.


You can also learn about our last Centennial Counseling offering for the school year by clicking here.

NIU 2017 Academic Summer Camp Opportunities

Northern Illinois University's Continuing and Professional Education is excited to highlight some great opportunities for middle and high school students at our 2017 Academic Summer Camps.

A full description of each camp and online registration is available at go.niu.edu/clascamps

Space is limited and special pricing is in effect until May 4! Camps take place at our DeKalb campus.


2018 Day Camp Dates for students in Middle School:

Digital Photography Day Camp: June 25-29, 2018
Social Justice Day Camp: July 9-13, 2018
Master Gardener Day Camp: July 16-20, 2018
Creative Writing Day Camp: July 23-29, 2018
Chinese Language and Culture Day Camp: July 30-August 3, 2018


2018 Residential Academic camps for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12:

Creative Writing Camp, June 17-22

TV Broadcast Camp, June 17-22

Film Camp, June 24-29

Spanish Immersion Camp, June 24-29

Screenwriting Camp, June 24-29

Speech Camp, July 8-13

College Writing Camp, July 8-13

Podcasting Camp, July 15-20

Comedy Writing and Performance Camp, July 15-20

Film Appreciation Camp, July 22-27

Online Journalism Camp, July 22-25

For more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200, email niucpe@niu.edu or visit www.niu.edu/clasep

A full list of all camps offered by NIU can be found at www.niu.edu/summercamps