A Note From the Principal
Hello Wabash Community!
It is hard to believe that December is already here! I always tell our students, "Time sure does fly, when you are having fun!" Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing the best education possible, while maintaining a fun and comfortable environment for our students.
1) In the morning at car riders, please do not release the children from their vehicles until the morning staff are on the front sidewalk. The bell alone is not the signal to release from cars. We really like to have staff outside on duty when the children start to exit cars to ensure safety between our students and cars.
2) If you have a transportation change for your child(ren), please communicate with our main office so we are aware of the change.
3) Please make sure your child(ren) brings their coats, hats and gloves every day, because we still go outside for recess during the winter months. If your child(ren) are in need of winter clothing, please do not hesitate to contact our school counselors. If your family is able to share extra winter coats, gloves and hats, please contact our school counselors as well.
4) Our second quarter will be coming to an end on January 13 with report cards being emailed home on January 20.
5) Please remember there is no school for students December 21 - January 1. We return to school on January 2. I hope everyone enjoys the winter break with friends and family!
Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts!
It’s that time of year! Calling all FUTURE SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, DREAMERS, QUESTION ASKERS, WONDERERS, AND CREATORS!
Time to register for our Annual Wabash Science Fair!
To learn more check out this year’s HANDBOOK!
To register your student(s) please fill out the Google Form!
Science Fair Week is January 30 - February 2.
Project Boards are available at Wabash for $6 each. These can be purchased through the front office.
The SPARK club would like to thank everyone who brought food to our drive! We packed up our food to take to Helping hands! We have collected 561 items!
The Wentzville School District Community Band is Back!
Safety Reminders for Arrival and Dismissal
For our Car Riders:
Please have your child seated on the right side of the car so they do not have to exit the car on the driver side. It is best that they exit and enter the car via the passenger side along our front sidewalk. There are cars that pull through the front lane via the left lane, thus it is best for our children to enter and exit their car on the passenger side of the car.
All parents should stay in the cars as students are exiting the car. We have staff out there to help open doors for your students if needed.
Please work with your younger children to help them learn how to buckle and unbuckle themselves. Building independence is good practice.
Please have your child have all their belongings ready to go when the car stops (book bag, lunch box, water bottle, etc).
For our Walkers and Bike Riders:
Please ensure that students are not arriving at the main crosswalk until after 8:20 am. There are no staff on duty outside prior to 8:20 am. For most students, the walk or bike ride is pretty short. I suggest that they do not leave the house until 8:20 am. Most will be here by 8:25 am and will not be late as the final bell rings at 8:35 am. You can adjust this timing as needed for where you live.
Please talk to the children about crossing streets only when necessary and only at appropriate corners. It would be good to walk the route with your child at some point to make sure they know the safest route to school.
Please do not drop off or pick up children on Golden Gate. We are always on stranger danger alert and cars picking up kids in the street is concerning. This also causes issues with students going into the street and not being safe.
If your child is not a walker or bike rider, they should be using the bus service or being dropped off via our front car rider line. Please do not drop off on Golden Gate or in the parking lot across the street, as they should be dropped off via the Car Rider Line.
Thank you for your attention to all of these reminders. Our goal is to keep our kids safe!
We hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful holiday season and we hope you take time to include reading during December! Read your child's library book with them each week and make it fun! Here are some fun ideas:
- Read a book about snow and have a pretend snowball fight with paper snowballs.
- Have your student read their library book to your Elf or another winter stuffed animal.
- Wrap a holiday book you already have for your student to unwrap and read it together.
- Find a holiday audiobook to listen to while you and the family are driving in the car.
Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Reinker
LOST AND FOUND
Stuff the Stockings
We are so grateful for everyone that has participated in Stuff the Stockings. Wabash is so blessed to have the best families with the most giving hearts. If anyone is still interested in participating, we have several red stockings left. Please feel free to contact the front office or a counselor if you would like a red stocking sent home with your student. We appreciate you!
12 Days of Mental Health
Reflect with your family on the year
Practice self care
Keep a consistent sleep schedule, even during the holiday break
Get exercise-even though it might be cold outside, you can still find fun things to do indoors!
Perform an act of kindness-this can do wonders for your own mood!
Do something you love
Take time to share your feelings
Create a quiet space in your home that you can go to for relaxation/mindfulness
Read a book with a family member
Play a game with your family -to connect with your kids on their level, download a board game on their gaming device
Write a letter to a loved one that lives out of town
Invite a friend over to play
WABASH Needs your Help
We critically need substitute teachers to help support our Wabash staff, and we're asking for your help! Step into our classrooms as your schedule allows as a Wabash sub. Subbing gives you the opportunity to get involved at Wabash at your convenience! As an added bonus, you can see what your child is up to each day! We're not looking for a long-term or daily commitment, but rather help as you are available. Learn more and apply today.
Illness at School:
To decrease the spread of illness we will take the following precautions:
1. Students may not return to school until they are fever-free for 24
hours without fever reducing medicines.
2. Students need to be free of continuous coughing.
3. Please do not send your child to school until 24 hours after the last
episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
Head Lice: Along with cold weather, hats and coats comes an increase in head lice cases.
Please check your child’s hair weekly for head lice.
LATE START SUPERVISION
The WSD will once again be providing supervision for K-5 students who need to be dropped off at the regular start time on scheduled Late Start Days in the 2022-2023 school year. This is separate from our Before Care Program through Chautauqua, so if you are registered for Chautauqua, please DO NOT register for Late Start Supervision.
The fee is $10 per child for each late start day you would like to register for. Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM first prior to paying. If you choose to use PayPal, there is a sliding scale charge assessed to cover processing costs. You also have the option to send a check in to your child's school. In order to arrange for adequate staffing, you must register and pay before the deadline for each late start day (deadline is one week prior to each late start). You may also register for all late start dates one time by choosing the dates you need in the registration form.
Future Late Start Dates:
December 12, 2022
January 2, 2023
February 6, 2023
March 6, 2023
April 10, 2023