WMS Friday Forecast

January 10 - Week 19

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Dear Parents

As our kids get older, it is natural for them to start to tell you less, to keep secrets where they might have told you something in the past, and to be more private about parts of their lives. As parents, it is our job to figure out how to balance honoring their privacy while still making sure there are open lines of communication.

I encourage parents to ask specific, but still open-ended questions to dig into their lives. Here are some samples that you can use:

  • Tell me about one challenge you had at school today? What was one success?
  • Who is your favorite teacher and what is it that you really like about him/her?
  • Tell me one fact you learned in school today and why you think you remembered it. Do you think it will be useful in your adult life

There are also more nuanced reasons your child may talk to you less. I found this article, This is Why Your Teen Won't Always Tell You About Their Day, which I felt had some ideas I had never thought about before. The read is short but offers some insight.

Being a parent is tough today, but the reward is great! But taking the time to get to know your kids in new ways as they move from children to adolescents to adults will pay off for you!

Enjoy your weekend!



Students are bringing portable speakers to school. These are very disruptive in the hallways, classrooms and on the school bus. Starting immediately, these portable speakers are NOT to be brought to school. Speakers will be taken from students and delivered to the main office to be picked up at the end of the day.

Reminder: Our expectation for school is that all cell phones and smartwatches are to be off and away in your student's locker during the school day.

Please talk with your student about keeping their speakers at home and take a few minutes to remind them of the cell phone/smartwatch expectation. Thank you for your help in this matter.


Sending a GREAT BIG thanks to our friends at Firewater BBQ in Geneva for helping sponsor our pre-holiday staff lunch. Firewater BBQ is owned by Wredling family Matt and Asli Weil. We appreciate their support of our Wredling staff. And if you have not tried Firewater, you are missing something special!
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Come one! Come al! Come to the Big Game at St. Charles East High School. The Special Olympians (former Wredling Rise students) will take on the Boy's and Girl's varsity basketball teams. The big event will take place on January 14th at 6:00 p.m. Lets pack the gym and cheer them on to victory!
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Middle School Transfer Requests

Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3. The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.

Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.

Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.


NEW THIS YEAR - Yearbooks will be available for ONLINE purchase directly from Walsworth. If you already purchased a yearbook for this school year, we have provided Walsworth with a list.

  • You DO NOT need to re-purchase through their online portal if you already did so when paying fees for this year.
  • If you DID NOT order a yearbook already, please use THIS LINK to access the Walsworth online portal.

Yearbook orders must be placed by March 30, 2020.

Wredling Activity Calendar

We are still adding dates!


Students leaving the building during the day MUST be signed out by a Parent/Guardian at the security window. YOU MUST SHOW AN ID FOR US TO SCAN EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU COME PICK UP A STUDENT. There are times when a parent/guardian comes in, shows their ID BUT DOES NOT complete the sign-out sheet. We need accurate records in case of an emergency. Please help us out by ensuring the sign-out sheet is completed each time you pick up your student.


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RedHawk Spotlight

Do you have a student you would like us to
highlight in our RedHawk Spotlight?
Please email their story and a couple of photos
to Tim Loversky for consideration.

Our first student in the RedHawk Spotlight is featured below!


Find a club to join!

SEL - Social Emotional Learning

We will regularly feature our Social Emotional Learning information in our Friday Forecast. See the article at the top of this newsletter about helping teenagers deal with stress! This is out SEL information for this week.
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Wredling PTO Website

Pay your dues or sign up to volunteer


“This is a reminder that this is the last week our PTO is collecting donations for the St. Charles Education Foundation gift basket. We're looking for gift cards, tastings, cash, or beer items from some of your favorite local craft beer spots.

In the last 3 years, The Foundation has granted almost $10,000 to Wredling staff to support educational needs in our school.

Please consider making a donation to help us raise additional funds to benefit the students of D303. Reach out to julie.l.zimmermann@gmail.com to make an arrangement for a drop-off or pick up.


It's time to start planning summer options for your kids and the Wredling PTO is here to help. Plan on attending the Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair and check out tons of local and regional options!
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Save The Date!

Wredling PTO's next No-Cook night is scheduled for January 15, 2020. Visit Panera at 369 Randall Rd., South Elgin IL from open to close for up to 20% of your purchase to be donated to PTO. Showing a copy of a flyer (electronic or paper) required. Flyer will be posted on FB & emailed closer to the date. Online Delivery or Rapid Pickup Orders will count if you use PRFUND as promo code.

We Want Your Feedback

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will enable you to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020.

To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the

appropriate survey. Make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if

your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly

select your child’s school.

Community Events & Information

Home for the Holidays Tickets On Sales Now!

UPDATED LOCATION: Kimball Street Theatre at Elgin Academy!

Twas the night before the show…wait, is that how it goes??? Find out as CTE alumni, actors, and staff bring you a one-of-a-kind performance filled with laughs and heart. We can’t wait to see you at this festive event – we hope you’ll join us in this fun, unique evening to benefit CTE. Your evening will also include dinner, a wine/beer cash bar (one drink included with your ticket) and the chance to bid on several fabulous auction items!

Tickets: $32 each, celebrating CTE’s 32 years of making memories and shaping lives! Call 847-214-7550, or email office@cteelgin.com to get your tickets today!

Matilda Audition Registration will be open 12/9

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.

BOARD APPROVED CALENDARS FOR 2020-2021 AND 2021-2022 School Years

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