Wasco Weekly


September 8, 2023

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Wasco Families,

On Tuesday, September 12th you are invited to our school between the hours of 5:00-6:30 for our school's open house. Upon arrival at door #1 on Tuesday, you will be greeted by Wasco Staff who will present you with the “Wasco Passport”. The document will guide you through our Wasco school. Stops on the tour include your child’s classroom, our new Book Vending Machine, and the classrooms of all Specials. As families move through the locations, the children will collect paw print stamps.

We are excited for you to join us and spend quality time with our team. This event promises a preview of how we nurture learning and share resources with our students.

Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Kind Regards,

Principal Brennan



Art is more than just drawing and our students teach one another.

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PE teachers get up close and personal teaching social emotional skills and movement.

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Important Upcoming Dates

September 11: Yearbook Photos-Information Below (Retakes on December 1)

September 11: PTO Meeting at Wasco 7pm

September 12: Open House Night 5:00pm-6:30pm

September 25: Donuts with Grown Ups - Kindergarten (sign up below)

September 27: Early Release @ 2:10pm

October 5: No School for Students-Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 6: No School for Students-Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 20: No School for Students-School Improvement Day

October 25: Early Release @ 2:10pm

Attention Kindergarten Parents/Guardians

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The Parent Education Series is D303's way of empowering parents and guardians to support their children's academic, social, and emotional needs through a series of information sessions. Become informed on specialized topics, engage in two-way dialogue with speakers and fellow parents, and become a support resource for others. The sessions offered are based on feedback from our parents and may feature teachers and staff, community partners, or guests from afar who specialize in topics relevant to our District. Please click here for a list of our exciting upcoming sessions!

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23-24 Education Series D303

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Attention 5th Grade Families! Choir Time!

Good Afternoon Wasco Families,

I am thrilled to announce the opportunity for your 5th grade student to join choir this year! This is an amazing opportunity for students to grow and develop their musicality and singing skills. The goal of our choir program is to offer a formal choral music opportunity to our students and to enrich their musical experience. We work on ensemble practice, team building, vocal technique, vocal health, unison and part-singing, all through a rich variety of vocal music repertoire. The choir program will run from September through May. If your 5th grader is interested, please see the attached letter with more information and register here. You can also find the information letter and registration link on your student's Music Schoology page. Students who are interested must be signed up by Sunday, September 24th. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 26th.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns!


Miss Zima

5th Grade Band

Hello, 5th Grade Band Families,

A great way to show you are part of the 5th grade band---SPIRIT WEAR! We will wear spirit wear to various in school performances and to the Cougars baseball game in May. If you are interested in ordering Band Spirit wear please see attached pdf. The order window closes September 15 this will be the only order of the year. Please plan accordingly.

Thank you!

Marianne Rice


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Mrs. Brewick

4th Grade Teacher

Tell us a little bit about your family.

Happily married 18 years; 3 boys: Brady (17), Jake (14), and Wyett (9); 2 dogs and chickens

What would students be surprised to learn about you?

I was a foreign exchange student in high school (France). I teach swimming lessons in the summer.

Do you have any special/hidden talents?

I can type really fast!

What are some things you do for fun?

I like to camp, hike, swim, and garden! I love going on adventures with my family. I enjoy watching my boys play football and wrestle.

What makes a "Good Day" at school?

A good day at school is when students and staff have positive attitudes, are ready to learn, and show kindness to one another!

Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill

What is your favorite color, food, book, movie or subject?

My favorite color is purple! My favorite subject is Science!

What song do you know all of the lyrics to?

Jingle Bells

How did you spend your summer?

I spent my summer getting ready for 4th grade! I also went swimming with my kids.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with the Wasco Community so that we can get to know you better?

I am super excited to be part of the Wasco Community! I have been in D303 for 20 years teaching middle school science, and I look forward to the latter half of my career at the elementary level. My family lives out in the country where we enjoy our chickens and dogs.

Early Release

Early Release:

One Wednesday per month, students will have an early release and dismissal will occur at 2:10pm. Please refer to the district website.

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Need to pick up your student early?

If possible, please make sure to notify the teacher and the office if your student is leaving early.

Calling in an absence

Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2900 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name, their teacher's name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms. You are also welcome to email absence information to Candy Thoke in the main office at candace.thoke@d303.org.

Community News / Resources

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St. Charles East Girls Volleyball Team

St. Charles East Girls Volleyball Team would like to invite your elementary & middle school students to our volleyball clinic. Students in Grades 2nd-8th are invited to join St. Charles East Girls Volleyball for a clinic on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00-3:00PM @ St. Charles High School Main Gym. D303 students can register via PushCoin and out of district students can fill out the registration form below. Cost is $40 and includes a t-shirt.
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Wasco School Supply List 23-24

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Previously Shared News

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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

Attention Parents!

Please be mindful of communications coming from “donotreply@d303.org”. This is the email address for our school newsletters and our all school emails. If you reply to this email address it will not be forwarded to office staff.

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Technology Notes for Kindergarten, First, and Fourth Grade Families

Wasco first and fourth grades will be swapping devices on August 15th from 12:00-3:00.

Kindergarten's day to receive devices is August 29 from 12:00-3:00. Please make sure your student brings their Chromebook to school!