WMS Friday Forecast

December 3, 2021

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RedHawk Pride Award

Congratulations to our RedHawk Pride Winners for this week!

  • Cooper Guvenoz from Mr. Schilb

  • Lilianne Merrell from Mr. Schilb
  • Maya Infante from Miss Tyska
  • Vincent Larsen from Miss Tyska
  • Ashley Hall from Mr. Hancock
  • Samantha Lamirand from Mrs. Watts
  • Nathan Filbert from Mr. Hancock
  • Rohma Rashid from Mrs. Watts
  • Angelena Valerio from Mrs. Watts
  • Clara Blethroade from Mrs. Goble
  • Cody Bryant from Ms.LaFronza
  • Faith Maleski from Mr. Springborn
  • Anthony Gundlach from Mr. Teipel
  • Jack Schymanski from Mrs. McPeak
  • Julian Acosta from Mrs. McPeak
  • Mairead Carlson from Mr. Ashline
  • Connor Davidson from Team 8-2
  • Ethan Scott from Team 8-2
  • Meghan Barker from Team 8-2
  • Madison Brolsma from Team 8-2
  • Leah Sutherland from Mrs. LaGrassa
  • Nicaela Panzarino from Mrs. Whitaker
  • Kyle Burke from Mrs. Nelson
  • Jack Fitzgerald from Mrs. Lipecki
  • Luis DeLaPaz from Mr. Rocha
  • Summer Seebacher from Mr. Rocha

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The Peer Leadership Program for Incoming St. Charles East Freshmen

Dear Parents of 8th Graders Attending East,

Peer Leadership is an extracurricular program that matches selected incoming freshmen with juniors and seniors who make the transition into high school fun and easy and mentor them throughout the year. Because this program meets during the school day, it has to be put into a student’s schedule when registering for next year’s classes. Although we would like to be able to offer this to all interested incoming freshmen, our numbers are limited by available classroom space and our budget. Therefore, in order to start the selection process, interested students should apply using the application found HERE.

If your child is interested in the program, please fill out the application and e-mail it to Jim Reed, the Peer Leadership Coordinator (James.Reed@d303.org). Completed applications must be received no later than Tuesday, January 11th, 2022. For more information about Peer Leadership, please attend Future Saints Night in January.

We hope to hear from you!

Sometimes We Are Unable to Answer the Phone

Our front office is generally staffed by 3 people. There are several reasons we may be unable to answer the phone when you call. We may be:

  • on another line

  • supporting a student or staff member

  • getting a pass for a student

  • checking a visitor’s credentials

  • assisting with a passing period or hallway supervision

  • covering Building Supervised Study between certified staff coverage

  • assisting an urgent situation

  • short-staffed (someone absent without a sub, someone at lunch)

Please leave us a voicemail message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If this is an attendance issue, be assured that we do update attendance throughout the day. As we update attendance, please know that we absolutely will contact you if there is a problem.

You may occasionally get a call/email for an unverified class period. DON’T PANIC! Common reasons - late to class with a pass, staff checked the wrong box, had a sub, etc. NOTE: we reconcile all absences on a period-by-period basis. They are generally cleared by the end of the day and HAC is updated! Check HAC later and then call if you still have questions.

If your student will be absent, You must CALL the Wredling attendance line (avail. 24 hrs) and leave a message stating the REASON (Click to view the chart!) for their absence

The St. Charles Education Foundation- Making a Difference in RedHawk (and D303) Lives!

We want to thank our St. Charles Education Foundation for making a difference in the lives of our RedHawks. You may not know about the many amazing things that our Foundation does, so I would encourage you to look here to see what they do. I want to give you a Wredling example of what the St. Charles Education Foundation has done to support our students and teachers, in this case, 8th grade teacher Stephanie Bennett. What they do makes a difference in the lives of our students and teachers!

I would encourage you to learn about the Foundation and support them in any way you can!

E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.

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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!

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Dear Wredling Families

The Salvation Army’s annual Jim Wheeler Toys for Kids program is once again in full swing. This program, which collects and distributes toys for the needy boys and girls of the Tri-City area, has been active each holiday season for over 35 years. The program has been named in honor of the late Jim Wheeler who was the creator and driving force behind this effort.

Once again, we are asking for your support of this program for children at Christmas time. We are looking for new unwrapped toys and games. Monetary contributions and gift cards are also being collected to help make this Christmas a very special one for local families.

A Collection Box is currently at Wredling in the Main Foyer. Feel free to drop off your donations here. Pickup from Wredling is currently planned for Monday, December 9th. Thank you to anyone who is able to contribute to this wonderful cause.

See the flyer below for more details

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Students!

The AAUW is sponsoring its Creative Writing Contest for the 43rd consecutive year. All interested 7th and 8th grade students in the tri-cities may enter. Entries may be submitted in any one of 3 categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Medals and certificates of achievement will be awarded in each category for the 3 entries that are judged best by the AAUW Creative Writing Contest Committee. 7th and 8th grade entries will be judged separately. There also will be 3 Honorable Mention awards in each category for both grades.

Entry forms are enclosed. There is no required topic for the compositions, although students are encouraged to submit their best work of the year. The Rules and Guidelines which appear on the Entry Form should be reviewed and applied by student writers in order to maximize the success of their work in this competition. All entries should be submitted no later than 5PM, Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Please arrange for the entries to be returned to your school’s main office prior to that time. Entries will be collected by AAUW members on the morning of Thursday, February 17. No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

Entries will not be returned.

Winners will be notified by March 25th and will be invited to attend a special ceremony in their honor on Thursday, April 7, 2022. We will let you know the location of the ceremony when the winners are announced. Their teachers are also encouraged to attend this recognition and celebration of their students’ talent. We appreciate your time and cooperation in bringing this opportunity to your students. We look forward to reading their submitted works.

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