WMS Friday Forecast

October 1, 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!


Tim

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences

Middle School conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 7th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Friday, October 8th from 8:00 am - 12:00pm. Sign-up for conferences will be via the Pick-a-Time conference scheduler. You will have a choice of an in-person or a virtual conference in Zoom.


Sign-up Directions: (Click here for directions)

  1. Log into your HAC Account

  2. Click on Home

  3. Click on School Links for ‘Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler’

  4. Only choose Q1 teachers


A few notes about sign-up:

  1. Most conferences will be 8 minutes long with an individual teacher. There will be a 4 minute passing period between conferences.

  2. Parents should not feel obligated to sign-up for conferences. If your child is doing well at school, both academically and socially, then you might choose not to participate in conferences. If your child is struggling, we would suggest that you do come to conferences.

  3. You might only feel the need to meet with one teacher or just a few teachers. There is no obligation to meet every teacher.

  4. If you wish to meet with the explore teachers, please sign-up to visit your child’s first quarter explore teacher(s).

  5. You can sign-up for a conference with a teacher only one time. Our student services team (counselors, social workers) will be available if you would like to contact them directly for a meeting.

  6. In some cases, a teacher may contact you in advance to set-up a conference time. That means we want to guarantee you a time to meet with your child’s teacher(s).

  7. Students may attend conferences with their parent/guardian, following mitigation guidelines.

  8. The Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler closes at 11:59pm on Monday, October 4th.
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Wredling Families:

The Wredling Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting a taco bar luncheon for staff during parent-teacher conferences. Please consider making a donation. Items can be found on Genius Sign Up.

Hello Wredling Families!

Come One - Come All to the Wredling PTO Color on October 14, 2021 on the Wredling track.


Register online at www.wredlingpto.org by Friday, October 1st.


➨Registration Fees On/Before Friday, October 1st: All Students: $25 Adults: $30

➨Registration after Friday, October 1st, will be available in person only on the day of event; fees increase $5.00/person.


Visit the Wredling PTO website for more information www.wredlingpto.org

(Note: registration will not be completed until paid using square.come/store/wmspto)


VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!!! Sign up to help be a part of the fun.

Click on the below link to volunteer for the Color Run.

Color Run Parent Volunteer Sign Up


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

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


2021 COLOR RUN FAQ

"RedHawk Pride"

Congratulations to this week’s RedHawk Pride Award winners! They are showing a variety of positive attributes at WMS.


  • Shannon O’Brien from Mrs. Ryan
  • Kiley Duran from Mrs. Keller

  • Teya Reahm from Mrs. Rath

  • Miguel Mendoza from Mrs. Franklin

  • Chris Griffeth from Mrs. Guseman

  • Logan Denk from Team 6-3 and Mr. Dean in Band

  • Sydney Sawyer from 6-3

  • Kirra Alvarada from Team 6-3

  • Jacob Bear from Mrs. Harper

  • Lucy Sader from Mrs. Gerety

  • Elaina Asimor from Infinity Team

  • Zoe Zars from Infinity Team

  • Holly Stone from Infinity Team

  • Kyna Patel from Infinity Team

  • Ella Joy Won from Infinity Team

  • Gabe Pixton from Infinity Team

  • Isaiah Soto from Oasis Team

  • Leilynn Singh from Team 8-3

  • Joey Krueger from Team 8-3

  • Ryan Possin from Team 8-3

  • Brady Rosales from Team 8-3

  • Everette Alhambra from Team 8-3

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!

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians:

Our goal was to bring our 6th graders to Camp Duncan for outdoor education this fall. Unfortunately, due to the length of time we would be on the bus, along with our current Covid mitigation efforts with social distancing measures, we have decided to cancel outdoor education for this year. We are sorry we have to do this, but we feel it is the best way to keep our students safe. Our 6th-grade faculty will continue to look for and implement opportunities for team building on school grounds both inside and outside as opportunities present.


Thank you

STAYING INFORMED ABOUT WMS ACTIVITIES

There are two ways to stay informed about all of the happenings here at WMS:


  1. Our Friday Forecast has bigger topics. All parents get this weekly on Friday.
  2. Our Daily Announcements have more day to day operational announcements: auditions, club dates, tryouts, etc. You must sign-up to get Daily Announcements on the bottom of the WMS Website. You will get announcements on Mondays, but you will need to check this Google doc each day to see what has changed. It is a "living" document and helps reduce the number of emails you receive.
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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:

  1. WMS Sports & Activities

Pictures can be shared directly with Mr. Massie via email Timothy.Massie@d303.org or by clicking the image below!

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******


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!

SOS for Parents in the Trenches

October 6, 2021

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

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

Click here to register!

When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.

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.

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College Financial Aid Webinar

The St. Charles Public Library is hosting a free Zoom webinar called "Understanding College Financial Aid - and How You Can Benefit From It" on 10/6 at 7 p.m. This webinar introduces little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs, improve admissions chances, and increase scholarship opportunities. Register in advance here: https://bit.ly/mcpt106.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF PUBLICATION DATE.
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