WMS Friday Forecast

September 13, 2019 - Week 5

Dear Parents

One of the challenges we often face in schools is that parents and kids struggle with the stigma of getting a counselor or therapist. (They are the same job with different names.) Our goal is to remove that stigma. Seeing a counselor is not only helpful, but often creates a sense of freedom for the student, parent, or family who is struggling. Seeing a therapist takes work, dedication, and a commitment to change. But in the end, the visits can truly help the patient realize their full potential and heal.

If your child needs support, I would strongly suggest going to see a therapist. You will hear from me more than once this year on the importance of gaining outside help when struggles occur. Here is a YouTube video that I created to help you find a therapist in our area.

The meme included really captures our thinking. Going to a counselor or therapist is simply another way to get healthy!

Happy Friday!


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Can You Help Us Out?

Each year in October we do our one big PTO fundraiser: PapaNicholas Coffee and our Write-a-Check Campaign. Our PTO is looking for someone who works for a company who may be able to print 1800 of our double-sided, glossy brochure- hopefully for free or a great discount.

If you know of someone, please contact Brenda Szerlong at brendaszerlong@gmail.com

RE: Handicap Parking Spaces

Please remember that these spaces are reserved for those vehicles which display either a valid Handicap "hang tag" or license plate. The police will be called for any cars not displaying either of those identifiers while parking in our designated handicap spots.

We understand that parking here can be challenging but those spots are clearly marked and are not for general use - even for a quick pick up or drop off.

Thank you!

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Please do not enter the front circle from 7:30-8:45 AM and from 3:00-4:00 PM. These times are reserved for bus traffic and we will only allow busses during these times. We appreciate your support as we work to keep your children safe.

If you are here for a quick moment between the hours of 8:45 AM and 3:00 PM, you are welcome to pull into the circle. PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE PARK ALONG THE YELLOW CURB AS THIS IS A FIRE LANE. You are welcome to park on the opposite side (no yellow curb) to pop in to drop off something/sign out your student.

Crossing Guard Update

As of today, we are still looking to widen our pool of candidates for a crossing guard on Dunham Road. Go to this website and search for "crossing guard". If you know of anyone who may be interested, please refer them to this site!

Hours: 7:40-8:30 AM AND 3:15-4:00 PM

Pay Rate: $35 per day

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Find a club to join!

Market Day is Back!

The #1 Market Day favorite was their perfect size, hand-trimmed, individual packed, chickNSteakes (this is their fancy name not a terrible spelling issue!). This is a pre-sale to get us quickly moving along and familiarizing our families to the site, and start quickly on our year fundraising! They have created bundles that will ship for free to your home! All bundles are free shipping. Order Today www.MarketDay.com.

Click on the flyer below to go to interactive document!
Wredling Activity Calendar

We are still adding dates!

SEL - Social Emotional Learning

We will regularly feature our Social Emotional Learning information in our Friday Forecast.
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Families play an essential role in children’s social and emotional development. By understanding the specific goals of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and showing children how we as adults use the skills effectively, children can more readily develop the social and emotional skills they need to learn and have to be successful in life. Modeling is one way these skills can be taught.

When families partner with schools to teach the skills, children receive a more consistent and easily understood message.

What does it mean to model skills?

  • Remember that your actions trump your words if they do not align!
  • Use teachable moments as opportunities to talk about or show your social and emotional skills or even lapses. For example, if you lose patience in traffic, take a moment to express frustration in words instead of honking the horn. Take a breath, and acknowledge it.
  • When showing your child how you think about something or solve a problem, break it down into a few steps and “think out loud” so your child can see your process.
  • Remember that parents don’t have to have all of the answers and we aren’t right all of the time. It’s fine to say, “I don’t know,” if you don’t. And it’s always a good idea to apologize when you make a mistake or inadvertently hurt someone.
Wredling PTO Website

Pay your dues or sign up to volunteer

An event is only as great as our parent volunteers!

Sign up to help be a part of the fun! Click on the below link.

Color Run Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Register for this Year's Color Run!

Click the link below for more information and register for the Color Run


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Wredling Families -

Our 1st No-Cook Night is scheduled for Tuesday 9/24/2019 from 5pm to 8pm at the Portillo's on Main St (Rt 64) & Kautz Rd. Give yourself a break from cooking and dishes. Show flyer (Paper or Mobile) or mention Wredling PTO for 20% of your purchase to be donated to PTO. Thank You!

For your convenience, the flyer is included below!

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Sign Up for Parent University

September 23, 2019
Viewing of the Documentary "LIKE"
Norris Cultural Arts Center
6:30 p.m.

October 30, 2019
Digital Citizenship
Thompson Middle School Cafeteria
6:30-8:00 p.m.


Community Events & Information

Looking for a weekend activity?

Please join our friends at Random Acts Matter for a fun Sunday afternoon! This is an OUTSTANDING community organization who supports many of us in St. Charles!

Upcoming Volleyball Clinics

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