WMS Friday Forecast*

*WEDNESDAY EDITION - October 6, 2021

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WMS - Tips for preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences

A great opportunity for parents, teachers, and students to communicate on learning about your child's progress at school is here - Parent-Teacher conference. Please take this opportunity to support the learning environment for your student and learn how you can assist your child's achievement. HERE are suggestions to assist you.

We look forward to seeing many of you!



1ST SEMESTER Non-Attendance Days for Students

October 7 and 8 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 11 - Columbus Day

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Break

December 20-December 31 - Winter Break

1ST SEMESTER Early Release Days for Middle School

October 27 - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 for all students

December 1 - Wednesday. Dismissal at 2:52 for all students


Summer CTE Camps Survey

The Northern Kane County Regional Vocational System is a consortium of school districts U-46, District 300, District 301, and District 303 working together on career and technical education and college and career readiness throughout the region. The districts are currently considering the possibility of offering summer camps aligned to these opportunities giving students exposure to different career fields. Career fields include robotics, computer science/programming, automotive technology, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, welding, construction, video and music production, culinary arts, veterinary science, and health science. In order to plan and offer the very best in camp opportunities for our students, we need to hear from you and your students. We would like your feedback on these possible summer opportunities. Please take a moment to complete the survey below by October 31st and share your thoughts with us.

CTE Summer Camp Parent Survey

Attention Parents and Guardians of All 8th Grade, Infinty, and AVID Students

District 303 offers all students enrolled in 8th grade, Infinity, and AVID classes the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 in the fall. The PSAT is a part of the SAT series of assessments that help guide students through academic measures of college and career readiness ending with the SAT taken in their junior year. The SAT can be used with most colleges as a part of the admission process.

Your son/daughter will be participating in the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 13th. Like any other day, attendance is important. If students arrive late to school, they will be held in the cafeteria until the window for one of the tests has closed.

Below are some helpful tips to help your child as they prepare for testing day:

  • Get a good night sleep

  • Eat a healthy breakfast

  • Be sure to charge the chromebook overnight

If you have specific questions about the assessment please contact David Chiszar (david.chiszar@d303.org) You can also find additional assessment information at https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment.

Francesca Favero

Assistant Principal

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Don't Miss Out!!!

Join us on Friday, October 14th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the Wredling track.

Don’t forget to come have some fun and get messy with all your friends and family!

Who will have the most color? Who will have the best costumes? Come and find out!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY, YOU CAN STILL REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Day-of-event registrations start at 4:00 PM and are $5 more per individual, payable by exact cash or check.

Participants who registered on-line are guaranteed a t-shirt which will be given out at check-in. Please proceed to the check-in tables. Check-in starts at 4:00 PM.

A registration form needs to be filled out for every participant by their parent or guardian so that we have an emergency contact phone number and signature agreeing to our Policy. Forms will be located at the Day of Event Registration table. (Please note: there is no guarantee of a t-shirt as any extras will be on a first come first serve basis)

Helpful Hints: Wear clothes/shoes you don't mind getting color on and brush off as much as possible before getting into car and again before laundering. Bring a towel or some plastic bags and some wipes. Color dust in your vehicle wipes or vacuums out easily. Mostly it won't stain and it won't stain skin. Wear goggles or sunglasses. For more checkout the FAQs

Don’t worry about cooking dinner at home we will have Rosati’s Pizza available for sale. Desert is covered too…Kona Ice will also be on site. Proceeds of the sales will be given back to the Wredling PTO.

Any questions contact: Laura Halpenny, lhalpenny7@gmail.com

Check out this awesome video and see what it’s all about!!

Any questions contact: Laura Halpenny, lhalpenny7@gmail.com

Check out this awesome video and see what it’s all about !!


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Butterbraid Fundraiser

Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders are kicking off their ButterBraid fundraiser. The fundraiser will be running from 09/09/2021 – 10/21/2021. To order, please contact any member of Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders, or you can place an order online by clicking this link! Thank you for supporting Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders!

Can you Help?

The WMS PTO is looking for a parent connected to the printing world to help us get a great price on printing the flyer for our PapaNicholas Coffee fundraiser and our Write-a-Check campaign. We need about 2200 double-sided, full color, glossy copies. If that is you, please contact our fundraiser chair Rachel Gundersen (rachelgundersen@yahoo.com).

Dear RedHawk Families

Staff, students, and parents are encouraged to help digitally document this year in the yearbook. We offered this opportunity to our families last year and loved the many submissions we received.

Theme of photos we are currently looking for:

  • Fall Activities at school or at home!

Pictures can be shared directly with Mr. Massie via email Timothy.Massie@d303.org or by clicking the image below!
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Support for Your Child if they are Quarantined:

If your child is quarantined due to Covid, our teachers will send work to your child and work with you and your child as we always have when a child is out of school. We want to recognize that quarantine offers some unique challenges for our students.

We will be offering instructional support through a certified teacher during quarantine. Ann Rose, a recently retired D303 teacher, will be available to support our quarantine students through Zoom. When a child begins quarantine, we will email both the child and the parent with information on how to access Mrs. Rose's Zoom for support. We encourage our quarantined students to access this instructional support!

2021 WMS Wrestling

Wrestling is the oldest sport. It is an intense, competitive sport that builds character while promoting health. Wrestling is both an individual sport and a team sport. Wrestlers compete for themselves, for their team, and for their community.

This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a unique team sport at Wredling. Wrestling is a lot of fun, it helps kids get into shape and/or stay healthy. It also gives athletes the advantage of working on individual skills while competing both as an individual and as a team. Wrestling is open to all Wredling students. Want more information on becoming a WMS Wrestler? CLICK HERE!

WMS Boys Basketball

Tryouts will take place October 18-20. Please click the grade level link for details.

7th Grade

  • Monday: October 18th 6:30 - 8:00a.m.

  • Tuesday: October 19th 6:30 - 8:00a.m.

  • Wednesday: October 20th 3:40- 5:00p.m

****Teams will be chosen on Wednesday******

8th Grade

  • Monday: October 18th 3:40-5:15

  • Tuesday: October 19th 3:40-5:15

  • Wednesday: October 20th 3:40-5:00

****Teams will be chosen on Wednesday******

Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition

October 13, 2021

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

Zoom Webinar, 6:30 pm; Recording to be posted

Click here to register!

School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.

Facilitated Book Talk: Differently Wired by Debbie Reber

October 20, 2021
Zoom - 6:30 p.m.
Click here to register!

Dr. Cindy Ruesch, Director of Staff, Family and Student Services, and Dr. Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions will lead a discussion about the book and how it can help parents embrace and accept their children who think differently. As part of the registration, you will receive a free copy of Ms. Reber’s book you may pick up at Town House Books.

Pick up a free copy of the book any time during normal business hours (Monday-Saturday 9:00-4:00) at:
Town House Books
105 N 2nd Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174
Please note, you must register in order to be on the list at Town House Books.

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