Weekly Wolverine

Wolf's Crossing Elementary Newsletter 1.30.23

Important Dates:

2/5 Yearbook orders due (see flyer for info)

2/6-Kindergarten Registration begins! All details are in the flyer below.

2/10- Breakfast with Books (See flyer for info)
2/14- Valentine's Day Classroom Parties & Culvers Night
3/4- PJ's and Popcorn Movie Night

3/18- VIP Dance

For a complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.

Share A Smile :)

Send a virtual smile to any staff member at SD308!

Nominate a Teacher/Employee for PRIDE Recognition

WHAT DOES PRIDE STAND FOR? Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence

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  • Thank you to those who have already registered! Please sign up for an upcoming date if you can. We love having our dads join us at WC!

    Wolf's Crossing WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

    Watch D.O.G.S. is a program that helps bring dads and other male role models into the school. Dads spend a day with their child at school and get to interact alongside the educators to help with lunchroom helpers, playground and gymnasium helpers. The possibilities are endless and the experiences will last a lifetime.

    The two primary goals of the program are:

    *To provide positive male role models who, by their very presence, show a respect for the importance of education.

    *To enhance school security and reduce bullying.


    Any male father figure in the student's lives is asked to spend part of their day at their student’s school volunteering. We will be having Watch D.O.G.S. at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Fridays. (maximum of 4 D.O.G.S. per day)

    (The adult needs to be a current and existing contact in the child's TYLER portal for security reasons)

    LINK to sign up:


Congratulations to our Character Counts Winners This Week!

We are proud of you! Remember to wear yellow on Tuesdays in January for Respect!
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5 Essential Survey-Parent participation is appreciated!

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted January 24 through March 31. Our district also participates in the Parent Survey Supplement, which will be conducted during that same timeframe. This annual survey is an important tool for us, providing a glimpse into the current perception of students, teachers and parents. Prior research has shown that schools strong on three or more of the 5Essentials were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains than schools weak on three or more of the Essentials.

Wondering what the Essentials are?

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

Please take the time to complete the parent survey when it begins, without a minimum participation, the results for each school are not shared. Principals and superintendents will receive their 5Essentials Reports in May 2023. Survey results will also be reported publicly on the 5Essentials reporting site in Spring 2023 and on the State School Report Card website in Fall 2023. If you have any questions about 5Essentials you can contact your school principal, or learn more about the survey platform online here.

Links to the parent survey and information about the student survey (grades 4-12) will be sent out next week.

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PTA Updates

Yearbook ordering is OPEN NOW
2022-2023 WC yearbooks are on sale now through Feb 5th. Yearbooks are available by online pre-order only so now is your chance to get your order in!
Yearbooks will be delivered in May to all students.
Any questions email wolfscrossingyearbook@gmail.com
Order your yearbook HERE: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=a01106141

Mark your calendars now- there's TONS of fun coming up soon!

Breakfast with Books- Feb 10th, 8:15- 8:45 AM
We hope your student and a parent will join us for breakfast before school with some book themed activities to start everyone's day off right! (This is our planned Muffins in the Morning event now with a fun book theme)
This event is FREE thanks to everyone's generous Fun Run donations but Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Loqs1Sd6RG6gp74F6
*** See flyer for more info ***

PJ's and Popcorn movie night- March 3rd
Using some of the money from this year's Fun Run that we raised for exciting community events we were able to purchase some new indoor/ outdoor MOVIE NIGHT equipment!
Join us for our first ever PJ's and Popcorn movie night! It's a great way to end a day off school and kick off the weekend. Toss on your comfiest PJ's, grab a blanket/ sleeping bag and come watch a movie on our new inflatable screen!

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for your chance to Vote for what movie we should watch!

VIP Dance: March 18th
Also keep an eye out for more info on our VIP Dance- we're sure your student will be able to make some SWEET memories with a very important person in their life.
We are excited to revise our Daddy Daughter Dance to include all students. After 2 years of not being able to host this event and not being able to host our traditional Mother Son night we are merging the Mother/ Son and Daddy/ Daughter into one VIP dance.

More info coming soon but we are excited for all WC students to be able to pick an important adult in their life to make some SWEET memories with.

Fun Fair:
We really want to be able to bring back our Fun Fair in April this year.
Please let us know if you are interested in helping us plan a Fun Fair (if you haven't been to Fun Fair before think like a Spring Carnival with bounce houses and games/ prizes/ etc).
Since we haven't been able to host a Fun Fair in a few years we are excited to plan this event again and see what people would like it to look like. Email Ptawolfscrossing@gmail.com if you're interested in helping plan this event!
This event won't happen without people interested in helping plan it so grab a friend and let us know if you can help plan the fun!

Volunteers Needed:
We can't wait to have all sorts of fun but we NEED your help to make it happen!
Check out the recent posts on our Facebook page for a list of current Volunteer Needs-
Can you help plan a staff meal in Feb??
Can you help create decorations for our VIP dance?
Can you help choose/ purchase food for various events like Movie Night?
We have tons of areas we need help- some big jobs, some small jobs, some time specific jobs, some anytime jobs, some creative jobs, some "plug and play" jobs, etc.

Check out this Google Doc and Let Us Know how we can get you plugged in to help- Remember these fun events can not happen without help!
Or email us at PTAwolfscrossing@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to help.

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“A Book is a Present You Can Open Again and Again”

The Wolf’s Crossing Birthday Book Club is fun way to celebrate your child’s birthday and fill our library with great books for all students to enjoy. In honor of your child’s birthday (or half birthday), we invite you to donate a book of your choosing to our school library. Your child can choose to donate their favorite picture book (hardcover), chapter book, or non-fiction book (hardcover).

It’s as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Donate

Simply purchase a book (hard cover only) to donate to the LRC and have your child bring the book and Birthday Book Club form to school at least 2 weeks before their birthday to the LRC. You may pick from our Amazon Book Wishlist, if you want some ideas of books our library needs.

Not sure what title to donate? Let us choose for your child! Send in $15 (the average cost of a hardback book) and we will purchase a new book for them. Your child may suggest a book they have wanted to read or we can help choose a new title that our library needs.

  1. Celebrate

  • We will place a commemorative sticker with your child’s name in the front of the book.

  • Your child gets to be the first one to check out the book from the LRC.

  • A picture of your student with their book will be shared on the Wolf’s Crossing Facebook Page and the Wolfs Crossing Lrc Wolverines Facebook Page to also celebrate.

  1. Joy!

As the year passes, your child will enjoy seeing other students check out “their” book from the LRC.

If you would like to join the Birthday Book Club, please complete the Birthday Book Club form and return it to the Wolf’s Crossing LRC with a book of your choosing or your check for $15 as soon as possible. Please make checks payable to Wolf’s Crossing Elementary. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mahoney, LRC Specialist at 630-636-3703 or email at cmahoney@sd308.org .

Thank you for supporting our Library!

Birthday Book Club Form:

Amazon Wishlist:

"We are dedicated to reaching our highest potential."

Cortnye J. Russell

Principal, Wolf's Crossing Elementary