THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS ITS PACK
April 28, 2023
When I retell my experience with the Talent Show events- tryouts, dress rehearsal, and performance, I always share the story of our students' confidence. Throughout the events, I would periodically ask students if they were nervous. Were they nervous to tryout? To be alone performing? or to be on the stage? The kids always responded no and shared their excitement and eagerness to share their talent. Their confidence just shined in the performances.
I am so happy that Wasco school is providing opportunities for our students to learn and express their talents and I want to underscore the role of our staff in this process. Day to day your child is supported and encouraged by a knowledgeable and caring staff who is eager to connect with each one of our 460 Wasco Wolves.
As we enter into Teacher Appreciation Week, I can think of no better time to tell you and the staff what an immeasurable gift they give. I appreciate your partnership as we share our acknowledgements and gratitude for the teachers' work.
May 1st thru May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We need your help to honor this bunch of amazing professionals that mold our children everyday. Please click the signup genius link below if you are able to provide items. Please click the pushcoin link if you prefer to make a donation.
Please email Kim Vanlandingham @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wednesday, Wasco engaged in one of our favorite activities, TOWNHALL. The topic of this session was teamwork, and you can see evidence of our collaboration, and problem solving in these pictures. The mixed aged groups were tasked with building a tower from nothing but straws and tape. Across the building you could see kids organize and invent all sorts of processes, including assembly lines. Our SEL Team designed the activity, they were really impressed with our students’ excitement, engagement, and cooperation as they created their structures! Go TEAM!
Important Upcoming Dates
May 1-5 Book Fair (parents are invited Friday the 5th from 5pm-8pm)
May 5 Picnic Hot dog lunch
May 8 5th Grade Fine Arts Night 6:00 pm
May 12 5th Grade Band plays at Cougars Game (See ad below)
May 15 Orchestra Concert at St. Charles East HS 6:30pm
May 19 PTO End of Year Party 5:30pm
May 20 Wasco Cougars game 6:30pm
May 21 Wasco Cougars game 1:00pm
May 23 Wasco Maplefest Field Day (see below)
May 24 Thompson open house for incoming 6th graders 6:00pm-7:00pm
Our Unbe-LEAF-able MAPLEfest Field Day is Coming!!
Wasco’s Field Day is Tuesday, May 23rd. It will look a little different this year as we are working together as a Music, Art, P.E., LRC, and Empower team to provide a fun-filled day of activities. We need volunteers to run and assist with stations for our grade- level sessions. Your job will include working with other parent volunteers to lead the Field Day games and assist with Field Day activities. Please note that our volunteer opportunities are limited and are on a first come basis. The activities on Sign-Up Genius are listed by grade levels (Grades 3-5 from 8:10 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Grades K-2 from 12:40-2:50 p.m.).The start times above include sign-in at the office and a brief volunteer meeting prior to the start of the event. May 12th is the last day to sign up.
You may sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eafaa2ea0fb6-wasco1#/
Since Field Day is a special day for Wasco students, please make childcare arrangements for younger siblings.
In case of rain or wet fields, the event will be canceled.
Should you have additional questions, please contact the Physical Education teachers, Mrs. Julie Misner at email@example.com or Mr. Joe Secor at Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wasco's ABC Challenge
Student work will not carry over year-to-year: Students, teachers, and families will no longer have access to historic Seesaw portfolios.
Music Program Recruiting
It is recruiting time for our music programs. All elementary schools have strong orchestra and band programs which provide small and large group lessons. The Music Department provides your child with expanded exposure to the arts and the process of learning an instrument teaches many life skills. I will also add that the music directors are fantastic at their jobs. Music lessons and band practices are engaging and filled with fun activities. If your child is considering this opportunity, please encourage them to try!
Join us for a Parent Informational Meeting on Zoom!
Choose the meeting that works best for you.
Meet the D303 orchestra staff, and the D303 preferred rental vendors, and ask any additional questions you may have.
Tuesday, May 9 Parent Meeting Link:
Wednesday, May 10 Parent Meeting Link:
St. Charles North Summer Camps
How to Report Absences
Also, if your child attends Baker Station, please remember to notify them if your child will not be attending.
Families, If your child is not following their regular dismissal plan (riding the bus, picked up from school, or staying after for a program), would you please be sure to provide me with the information in a note? If you are emailing, please also include our school office staff email@example.com, so that information is shared in a timely manner. Informing us helps us ensure the safety of the kids.
Please refer to the following D303 School Board policies for more information:
Ways to receive Wasco News
The Principal sends a weekly newsletter on Fridays
Wasco Elementary has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WascoElementarySchool
Twitter account: @WascoD303
Join Membership Toolkit on the PTO site for ways to connect with parent community
PO Box 83
Wasco, IL 60183
Please use this address for future mail correspondence. Any mail addressed to the school's physical address will be returned to the sender.