WHS Principal Post: March 2023
Hammerschmidt's Monthly Family Newsletter
Upcoming Dates to Note:
D44 Science Fair-- Sign Up!-- Register by MONDAY-- 3/6!
Here is the link to register: 2023 Science Fair Online Registration for K-8 due by Monday, March 6th
Check out the resources below!
DISTRICT 44 SCIENCE FAIR - 4/29
Save the Date for District 44’s Science Fair! This year’s Science Fair will be held at the Connect 44 Center. Online Registration is due by Monday, March 6th; Science Fair Set Up & Secure Judging Appointments will be on Friday April 28th. Science Fair Day is on Saturday April 29th which includes: Judging Appointments 9:00am - 12:00pm and Public Viewing from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
Please click here for more info from the district website. If you have any questions, please contact Tania Parciany (Science & STEM Center Lombard District 44) at email@example.com or 630-827-4424.
Resources for Science Fair:
Grade 1 Student Showcase:
DIST. 44 SEEKS FAMILIES to CELEBRATE CULTURAL TRADITIONS:
District 44 is proud to be in the early planning stages of the first ever district-wide World Expo. The event, which will take place in March, will celebrate the diversity of our students and their families. However, we need your help!
CLICK HERE for the informational flyer.
Check out more details by watching the short promo video below!
March Madness at Hammerschmidt!
Star Constellations Boat Building Bracket Challenge!
More specific information about drop off locations will be shared in the weeks to come!
Health Office Update!
We have recently had an increase in the number of reported cases of Strep Throat and Gastrointestinal Illness within the school. Please see the attached information sheets.
Your child should be kept home from school if they are displaying any of the symptoms:
Student should be kept home if:
· Fever – 100 degrees or higher
· Vomiting or diarrhea
· White patches in the throat or tonsils
· Difficulty swallowing or talking
· Persistent cough/extreme congestion
· Red or irritated eyes which may be pink eye
Please do not send a child back to school until:
· Temperature is normal without medication for 24 hours
· No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours
· Breathing comfortably without medication
· On antibiotics for 24 hours for pink eye
· On antibiotics for 24 hours and temperature has returned to normal for strep throat
· Rash is identified and note from doctor that it is okay to return
Our Current COVID Protocol
If an unvaccinated or vaccinated student or staff member is experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, they must remain home from school until either results from a COVID-19 test are received OR they have completed an isolation period of at least 5 days, where Day 0 is the date symptoms started.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include the following:
· Fever (100.4°F or higher)
· New onset of moderate to severe headache
· Shortness of breath
· New cough
· Sore throat
· New loss of sense of taste or smell
· Fatigue from unknown cause
· Muscle or body aches from unknown cause
RETURNING AFTER BEING SYMPTOMATIC
If symptomatic, student or staff member cannot return to school unless:
The student has received a negative COVID-19 test.; OR
The student has remained home for a minimum of 5 days, has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, AND seen improvement of other symptoms (loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.)
For in depth information, please consult Healthy=Here.
WHS Family Literacy Night-- April 13th- Save the Date!
We All Belong-- 3 Part Parent Series
“WE ALL BELONG” A 3 PART SERIES: 3/23, 4/6 & 4/20:
Join us for this engaging conversation about diversity & inclusion at The Connect 44 Center, a place where the community can come together to learn, play, explore and most importantly, connect. Space is limited. RSVP is required. Please click here to register.
We All Belong, a Conversation about Diversity & Inclusion FLYER
The 5Essentials Parent Survey
Gathering input from our parent community is essential to our continuous improvements as a school community. We are contacting you today to share information about a unique opportunity to provide feedback through the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.
Please click here to complete the survey today for each school where you have a student enrolled.
Each of our schools and the District will use information gathered from the survey results to help identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Please know the identity of respondents and their survey responses will be kept completely confidential.
The survey is not long and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. It will be open until March 31, 2023.
Thank you for taking the time to share with us your critical feedback.
Students in grades 4-8 also have the option of completing the survey. If you would like your child to participate, https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and then click select “start here” under the student portion.
Students will need to log in using their student ID and their date of birth. Students who don't have a student ID yet or have other problems logging into the system can log in provisionally. Underneath the login page for students, click the link that says "Click here to take the provisional survey".
Save the Date-- Stars and Spikes 5k-- Saturday May 6th
Last year our combined 5K Event was the largest attended ever! We had about 800 run/walkers and another few hundred spectators! This year our expectations remain high!
Watch the short video below!
KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
Do you have an incoming kindergartener for the 2023-24 school year? Your child is eligible to pre-register for Kindergarten if their birthday is on or before September 1, 2018. Kindergarten Pre-Registration packets are now available. Call the WHS office at 630-827-4200 or email Mrs. Valdivia (firstname.lastname@example.org) to pick up a packet.
WHS SPRING SPIRIT WEAR SALE: ORDER BY MARCH 10th!
One week left to place your order! Back by popular demand, the PTA will be selling WHS Spirit Wear this spring! Some of your old favorites will be available for sale, along with exciting new items! We are adding: flannel pajama pants, cotton and mesh shorts, baseball tees, bucket hats and car decals, all with the original WHS logo on them! And for those with Kindergartners starting in the fall, place your order so they can be ready to rock WHS spirit early! Click here to check out all the new items and to place your order. The Spring sale will run from February 10 through Friday, March 10th. Don’t delay, order today! Please contact Erin McCoy or Christina Pacini with any questions. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER
FAMILY FITNESS FAIR - APRIL 21, 2023:
DISTRICT 44 FAMILY FITNESS FAIR: SEEKING VENDORS and DONATIONS!
Would you like to get some free publicity for your business, club, group or service while promoting healthy habits for the children of Lombard?
The Lombard Elementary District 44 PTA’s are seeking local groups to offer physical activities/games with goodies/handouts for students in a fair like atmosphere. This event will be open to all D44 Elementary Families and promoted at all district schools. This is a great opportunity to promote and boost numbers for your summer activities, clubs and groups! If interested please complete our form here. After you fill out the form, someone from the Family Fitness Fair committee will get back to you to solidify the details. If you have questions about the form, please do not hesitate to ask. The event will take place on Friday April 21, 2023 at the Connect 44 Center.
Please contact Michelle Greco at email@example.com for more information.
FAMILY FITNESS FAIR - APRIL 21, 2023:
Save the date for District 44 Family Fitness Fair. Time of the event is 5:30-7:30pm and is located at the Connect 44 Center in Lombard. More details will come soon! Please contact Michelle Greco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023-2024 SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: 3/2 - 6/2
Available now!!! Click here to order (or scan the QR code) your school supply kit for the 2023-2024 school year!
5 Reasons to Order:
1. Support our teachers! After costs, all proceeds will go to a teachers’ fund to help pay for any necessary classroom supplies!
2. High quality, name brand products!
3. Teacher approved!
4. No shipping cost!
5. Save time! We’ll take care of the school supply shopping for you!
WHS 2022 - 2023 YEARBOOK ORDER: 3/24
WHS 2022 - 2023 YEARBOOK ORDER: 3/24
Click HERE for a link to order the WHS Yearbook. Orders are due by March 24th. Be sure to use Yearbook ID: 14466023
Please upload any photos HERE taken at any class parties, school events, after school activities, etc. for use in the yearbook. Be sure to use the tag feature for your photos with the class grade!
Please feel free to contact Karla Coniglio with any questions.
Support WHS PTA by signing up for Givebacks here. You securely link your credit/debit cards under the Hammerschmidt PTA and then every time you use that card at a participating business, you earn cashback and Givebacks will also automatically give a percentage back to WHS PTA. SO EASY!! Plus, the first time you spend at a participating business they give WHS PTA $5. For more details click here.
JOIN THE WHS PTA!:
JOIN THE WHS PTA!:
You can still join the PTA! We are off to an exciting start and we need your continued support for a successful and fun school year! Be sure to sign up to become a member of an organization that benefits your children! Dues are $10.00 per adult or $15 per family of which $4.50 goes to the Illinois/National PTA & the remaining portion helps fund our activities and programs at WHS. We encourage at least one parent to join and/or you (or grandparents, family members etc.) can donate which 100% goes directly to WHS PTA to help support the many amazing programs and clubs, field trips and teacher/staff appreciation efforts that WHS PTA offers throughout the school year. You will receive a copy of the WHS school directory as a benefit of your WHS PTA membership. The school directory comes in handy for play dates, car pools, homework help, group projects and more! Join here today! Donate here today!
SUBSCRIBE TO DIGITAL PTA CALENDAR:
Did you know you can Subscribe to the digital PTA and school calendar? Visit Events and then click subscribe. You can choose iCal, outlook or Google calendar and it will automatically add the events to your calendar.
WHS PTA FACEBOOK PAGE:
Join the WHS PTA Facebook Page so you will always have the most up-to-date information for all the PTA events happening throughout the school year.
District 44 School Calendar
David J. Danielski, Ed.D., Wm. Hammerschmidt School Principal
Location: Wm Hammerschmidt Elementary School, Hammerschmidt Avenue, Lombard, IL, United States