Wasco Weekly


December 2, 2022

Wasco Families,

As a fitting topic for December, our SEL is focused on Giving and Generosity. You and I can look forward to helping children recognize how others give and we can describe generous acts. In a school community of over 440 children and staff, there will be many ways to identify giving and contributions. This impacts our overall generosity of spirit and friendship. I look forward to a magical season celebrating how our actions positively impact the lives of others!

Kind Regards,

Principal Stephanie Brennan



Important Upcoming Dates

December 9 Holiday Shop and Family Movie Night (see ad below)

December 12 Orchestra Concert at St. Charles East HS 5:45pm

December 19 Band Concert at Thompson Middle School 7:00pm

December 21 End of 2nd Semester

December 22-January 9 No School for students (School Resumes January 10th)

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A Message From The PTO...

The PTO needs your help to spread a little Holiday cheer to the Wasco Staff this season. We would love to provide a few tokens and treats to show our appreciation for all they do to help our kids throughout the year. Please click the link below to see what items are requested. Just bring your donation to the office by 3pm on Friday, December 16th and we will arrange them!
PTO Holiday Donation Sign Up

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A Message From PE

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On November 15th-17th, Wasco students participated in the 2022 STACK UP! through sport stacking. We hoped to set a World Sport Stacking Association World Record for "The Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations". The previous record was 624,390. ***Breaking News*** The Wasco Wolves helped to set a NEW WORLD RECORD of 737, 863 stackers! Congratulations, Wasco Wolves!

Student Recognitions

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Emily Van Dril

Empower Teacher

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What makes a ‘good day’ at school?

Mrs. Van Dril: A good day at school is when the kids are excited to learn. I love hearing how excited the kids are for Empower, or when they share what they learned. A great day is when the students work together, collaborate, and share their excitement for learning.

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?

Mrs. Van Dril: If I could pass on any wisdom to my students, I would want them to believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. In Empower, we try never to give up, to do hard things, and that we can learn from our mistakes.

How do you spend your summer breaks?

Mrs. Van Dril: I usually spend my summer breaks spending time with family and friends. My husband and I love to adventure with our two dogs (Diesel and Dixie) going to different parks, forest preserves, and dog friendly businesses.

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Yearbooks for 22-23

Yearbooks are available for purchase through PushCoin or use the order form below. Yearbooks will be on sale now until March 17, 2022.
Order Form for 22-23 Yearbook

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Missing Anything? Our Lost and Found is growing!

Please stop by and check it out!

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Community News

Campton Hill Police Department Presents Holiday In The Hills

See flyer below!
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Jim Wheeler Toys For Kids Program

Click here for more information-We also have a collection box in the Wasco Office!

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View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages

District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
  • From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
  • Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
  • To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
  • Select the “save” button
Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.
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D303 Community Backpack Link

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Please refer to the following D303 School Board policies for more information:

4:170 Safety

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8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

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Parent Guide for Wasco Elementary 22-23

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Wasco Website

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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

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