Wild Rose Elementary

March 18, 2022

Wild Rose Weekly March 18, 2022

This newsletter at a glance:

  • Spirit Week
  • March Book Madness
  • Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups
  • Panorama Survey
  • Assessments
  • PTO
  • PTO Board Elections
  • Buona Fundraiser Day
  • Dental Form Reminder - K & 2nd
  • Library Month
  • Young Child Celebration
  • Illinois Youth Survey Data
  • FV Summer Fair, Basketball Camp, Summer Camps
  • Elementary School Waiver
  • D303 February Across the Board

Have wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Solomon

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March Book Madness

March Book Madness has begun! Ask your child about the 4 Division 2 books.

In your child's Schoology LRC course, you may see and listen to all the books. Be sure to visit our Community Partner, Town House Books if you would like to purchase any of these wonderful books for your home library. TownHouseBooks.com

Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups

As part of the District’s equity audit, parent 1-hour focus groups will be held across the District via Zoom during April to allow families to share their thoughts on our District’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Our partners will construct and lead focus groups in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group and at that time will share specific dates and times. All parents are welcome to email your written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the District website beginning April 4). We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our District to create a comprehensive plan for moving forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at tracy.taylor@d303.org.

Panorama Survey Grades 3-12

March 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2021-2022 school year.

In the fall of this school year students in grades 3-12 completed a universal screening tool to assess their social and emotional learning skills. In the spring students in grades 3-12 will complete a follow up survey. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with social and emotional learning.

One of the universal screening tools used by the District is the Panorama SEL Survey, which focuses on the following areas:

  • Self-Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Social Awareness

  • Grit

  • Self Efficacy

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Teacher-Student Relationship

The Panorama SEL Survey for students will be completed between March 14th to 25th. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine next steps.

Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment. Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.

Please feel free to contact your building principal or me if you have questions.


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability



Assessments to Come

March 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Students in grades 3 through 8 will be taking state tests in English/Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics between April 4 and April 22. This is the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). Information about this year’s test has been posted at: https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment

For sample questions please go to: https://il.digitalitemlibrary.com/home

Additionally, students in grades 5, 8, and 11 are taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) between March 14 through the 25th. The Illinois Science Standards are based on the NGSS standards, and the ISA is designed to measure against those standards. For more information on the Illinois’s vision of K12 Science go to: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Science.aspx

The specific testing days will be shared with you by your school.

Please encourage your child to give his or her best effort and, as always, preparing your child for a good day at school begins with a good night of sleep and a nutritional breakfast.

These state tests are one of several ways student achievement is measured in D303. Your child’s daily school work, teacher feedback, and report cards are also important when determining overall school achievement. If you have any questions regarding your child’s performance, be sure to talk with your child’s teacher or principal.

You will also receive information about your child’s individual performance on these tests in the fall. School and district results will be reported on the Illinois School Report Card.


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability

Wild Rose PTO

March PTO Newsletter

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PTO Board Elections 2022-2023

Reminder that PTO board elections take place in May. Please let us know if you are interested in a position and would like to learn more.

We are in particular need of filling the two-year Treasurer position as the current treasurer is looking to move on.

Please contact Carley Alcorn wildroseptopresident@gmail.com for more information.

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Dental Form Reminder

Dental forms are due by May 1st, 2022 for all current kindergarten and second grade students.

The form can be found here or on the district website under health services.

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Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Wednesday, March 23 - Early Release 2:10

Thursday, March 24 - Buona Beef Fundraiser All Day

Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1 - Spring Break - No School for Staff and Students

Monday, April 4 - School Resumes

Tuesday, April 5 - IAR Testing for 3rd through 5th Grade Students Begins

Friday, April 15 - School Institute Day - No School for Students

Thursday, April 21 - Chess Club 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 26 - Orchestra & Choir Concert 6:00 PM @ Wredling

Wednesday, April 27 - Early Release 2:10