Principal Post -April 2019

The WHS Monthly Family Newsletter

Dear WHS Families,

April has arrived, Spring Break has passed, and we are now on the home stretch of 2018-19 School year. Below you will find important dates for April and highlights of what's ahead in May!

Upcoming Dates to Note:

Tuesday 4/2

  • Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing (I.A.R.) MATH testing begins for Gr. 3,4,5- Day 1

Wednesday, 4/3

  • Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing (I.A.R.) MATH testing continues for Gr. 3,4,5- Day 2

Thursday, 4/4

  • Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing (I.A.R.) MATH testing continues for Gr. 3,4,5- Day 3

Friday 4/5

  • Kdg & Gr. 1 Field Trip- MAC Theater
  • GWMS Jazz Ensemble Assembly, Gr. 2-5

Saturday, 4/6

  • D44 Music Dept. Annual Pancake Day 7:30 a.m. - Noon, GWMS Cafeteria
Tuesday, 4/9
  • D44 Board of Education Meeting, GWMS, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, 4/11

  • Kdg. Orientation, 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 4/12

  • GWMS Spring Play 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 4/13
  • GWMS Spring Play 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 4/16

  • Grade 5 Field Trip- Naper Settlement
  • WHS PTA Mtg, 7pm, LRC
Wednesday, 4/17
  • Grade 3 Field Trip- Theater
Thursday 4/18
  • D44 Early Release Day, students dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
Friday, 4/19
  • No School, Non- Attendance Day
Monday, 4/22
  • No School- Non- Attendance Day
Tuesday, 4/23
  • Earth Week (4/23- 4/26)
  • PTA Walking Club- Session 1, 3:15 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • WHS Family Community Service Night at Feed My Starving Children, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/24
  • PTA Dine Out at Brick's
  • D44 Summer Resource Fair, Madison School, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Monday, 4/29
  • PTA "Walk & Roll" to school week begins (4/29- 5/3 & 5/6- 5/10)
  • WHS Chorus Concert at GWMS, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/30
  • PTA Walking Club- Session 2, 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
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Wednesday, 5/1
  • D44 Spring Band Concert, Grades 4-8, GEHS, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 5/2

  • PTA Book Fair (5/2- 5/3)
  • WHS Spring Open House

Friday, 5/3

  • Grade 1 Field Trip- Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Saturday, 5/4
  • Stars and Spikes 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, 7:30- 11:00 a.m. (at Madison School)
Monday, 5/6
  • Grade 5 Parent Orientation at GWMS, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 5/7
  • PTA Walking Club- Session 3, 3:15- 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/8
  • D44 Spring Orchestra Concert, Grades 4-8, GEHS, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 5/10
  • Grade 2 Field Trip- Morton Arboretum
Tuesday 5/14
  • PTA Walking Club- Session 4, 3:15- 4:00 p.m.
  • WHS PTA Meeting, 7pm, LRC
Thursday 5/16
  • PTA Dine Out - Dairy Queen
Friday 5/17
  • Grade 3 Field Trip- Architectural Tour, Chicago
Tuesday, 5/21
  • All- School Field Trip- more info coming soon.
Monday, 5/27
  • Memorial Day Holiday- No School
Wednesday, 5/29
  • WHS Field Day
Thursday, 5/30
  • Last Day of School
  • Fifth Grade Farewell Party, 11:30 a.m., - 2:30 p.m.
  • Classroom End of Year Parties 1:30- 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:05- 3:15- Grade 5 "Clap Out"
Next year's school calendar can be found on our D44 Website. Click on the link below to access!


2019-2020 School Calendar for Lombard SD 44

D44 Summer Resource Fair- April 24th

D44 is hosting a Summer Resource Fair on Wednesday, April 24th. Swing by this event to learn about the many opportunities to engage your children this summer!
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WHS "Starcast"- Episode 4

Below you will find the latest installment of our student news broadcast. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/uJkJ1UYbGPM

Share Your News With Us!

The Star Cast crew would like to know what is happening with WHS students outside of school hours! If you have a news story or event that you would like WHS to know about, please fill in the following link. Please keep in mind that the StarCast Productions come out once they are complete (without a set timeline). If you know of an event date ahead of time, please give adequate time to get it into the Starcast.


Share you news with us by clicking on the link below.


CLICK HERE- To share your student news with us!

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Save the Date- Stars and Spikes 5K Fun Run- Saturday, May 4th

The registration website is now LIVE! Click on the link below to register for the big event!

Spring Musical Feedback Request

Now that we have completed our WHS Spring Musical Performances, we would like to gather your feedback. This feedback will be used in an effort to continuously improve the experience. Please click on the link below to share your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!


CLICK HERE to share Spring Musical Feedback

Star Constellations Update

Below you will find a picture of one of the recipients of our Star Constellations' community service effort.
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We will have 2 more Star Constellations meetings this year. The next one will take place on April 18th, and our final meeting will be a culminating event in May. Details will be forthcoming.
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*** Sign Up DEADLINE is April 13th!!!!***

Save the Date- WHS Community Service Night at FMSC!

TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd

6:00- 7:30 p.m.

1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173


Part of being an "All-Star Learner and Leader" is helping others. This year instead of hosting a WHS Family Fun Night at the school, we decided to coordinate a WHS School Community Service Night at Feed My Starving Children. Check out the Flyer below! Toward the bottom of the flyer you will find a direct link to register for this event.


Please consider joining the WHS Staff and Families in what promises to be a fun and rewarding night of community service. See details below!


*** Sign Up DEADLINE is April 13th!!!!***

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Internet Safety Resources for Parents!

Below are a few links that you may find helpful with regard to internet safety and social media:


Safely Connect:

By parents, for parents: A growing collection of clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens. In PDF format.


CLICK HERE for Safely Connect Parent Guides

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Digital Citizenship


Digital Citizenship-- 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting:


CLICK HERE for 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting

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Connect 44- Strategic Planning Updates

Team members from every D44 and the community are engaged in a strategic planning process to shape our district's future. The most recent draft is attached below. Check it out!

Become a WHS PTA Member!

Parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends of the family are welcome to join. PTA membership supports many student programs. As a PTA member, your family will also receive a copy of the the WHS PTA Phone Directory. Thank you for your consideration!


CLICK HERE for the WHS PTA Membership Form.

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Fantastic FREE Parent Resources

The Glenbard Parent Series is a series of FREE speakers designed to support families of school age children in our immediate area. Every event is free, and does NOT require registration. Check out the link below to see if any of these opportunities interest you!


Glenbard Parent Series Website


CLICK HERE to download the 2018-19 Brochure