WMS Friday Forecast
September 9, 2022
Dear WMS Parents and Guardians:
Like most schools across America, our reading and math test scores have suffered in the Covid era. Between i-Ready and IAR, we saw a decline in student achievement. It was really no surprise, but our goal now is to accelerate learning in order to move our students back to where they were pre-pandemic. Then move them forward.
To do that, we are working to build a deeper school wide culture of literacy and numeracy. Across all subject areas we will be working on reading, writing, and math. We will be addressing the learning gaps, then accelerating learning where needed and enriching where possible.
Last Friday on our school improvement day, our entire staff dedicated themselves to creating a more rigorous learning environment in reading, writing, and math. We will be working towards incorporating more high impact learning strategies, examining student work in our Professional Learning Communities (PLC's), and differentiating our instruction.
That does not mean that we will stop having fun here at Wredling! It does mean that we are going to take a slightly different track. We are going to work more closely together to find ways to improve our student achievement.
Wredling staff knows that we can move the needle in a positive direction, and we are excited for the challenge. We are fortunate to have an encouraging and dedicated group of parents and guardians to support our effort. And we appreciate you partnering with us as we move forward to create a schoolwide culture of literacy and numeracy.
Speaking of fun, have you registered for the Color Run yet?
Our Wredling Color Run is coming up on Thursday, September 29th, 4:15 to 6:15 pm here at Wredling! ALL OTHER WMS AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED ON THIS DATE TO ALLOW FOR OUR STUDENTS & STAFF TO ATTEND THIS FUN EVENT!
Don’t miss out on this screaming good time! There will be fun! There will be lots of color! There will be music! AND Gru (me) & the Minions (our Admin Team) will be in attendance and in full participation mode!
You must register & submit payment by September 16th to be sure you get the T-shirt, etc… CLICK HERE for all the details!
Enjoy your weekend!
New Attendance Codes
We have new attendance codes for the 2022-2023 school year.
HERE is a breakdown of the most used attendance codes and what they mean. Please use this chart to better understand your students' attendance record.
Attention All 6th Grade Parents!
The WEB leaders are hosting a game of CAPTURE THE FLAGS just for 6th Graders! Students will get the opportunity to connect with 8th grade WEB leaders, meet other 6th graders, and participate in a fun game of Capture the Flags. The event will be hosted after school on Thursday, September 22nd from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Students can pick up a permission slip from their team leader or in the Student Service Office (or print the linked copy). Permission slips are due by Wednesday, September 14th.
Fall Athletic Team Photos for Yearbook
Sports Team pics will take place on the following days for your team during the school day. All pictures will be taken in the main lobby. RETAKES CANNOT BE DONE. Coaches will communicate uniform and attire.
Thursday, September 20th- VARSITY FOOTBALL
9.35am- main lobby
Tuesday, September 20th- JV FOOTBALL
9.45am- main lobby
Thursday, September 22- VOLLEYBALL
9.35- 8th Grade VB
9:45- 7th Grade VB
Tuesday, October 4- CROSS COUNTRY
9.35- 6th grade CC girls
9.40- 6th grade CC boys
9.45- 7th grade CC girls
9.50- 7th gradeCC boys
9.55- 8th grade CC girls
10.00- 8th grade CC boys
Don’t Miss Out on this Fun Opportunity!
Wredling Big 10 Family Football Day
Come out and catch the action as the Northwestern Wildcats take on SIU in Evanston on Saturday, Sept. 17th. Tickets are only $15 per person.
go to www.nusports.com/groups type in : FBWREDLING
When you order with the WMS code (FBWREDLING) you will have the opportunity to watch pre game warm ups and kids will be able to go on the field and hold the flag during the playing of the national anthem. Contact Coach Tom Kohler if you'd like to join the Wredling Football team for a tailgate prior to the game. email@example.com
After School Activity Bus
Our school activity bus will run again this year on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that afternoon. The Activity bus route is posted on the Wredling website under Activities. The times are estimated as the number of students riding the bus will fluctuate.
Help for our D303 Families
In D303, we value the opportunity to provide a community of care and support to our families, especially those faced with financial hardship.
If your family is currently experiencing a significant financial need, our community partnerships have several supports available for families, including school clothes/shoes, winter coats/accessories, school supplies, toiletries, holiday meals, and/or holiday gifts. If you would like to be considered for any of these supports, please complete the Family Resource Form by August 26, 2022.
The elementary and middle schools food service vendor is OrganicLife. Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students. Click here for more information, view menus (coming soon), and obtain a free or reduced lunch application. Students will not have to pre-order meals this year and there will be more choices offered for lunch. Lunch and breakfast will no longer be free for all students; the prices are listed below.
Middle School Breakfast - $1.75
Reduced Breakfast - $0.30*
Middle School Lunch - $3.10
Reduced Lunch - $0.40*
Milk - $0.60 (when purchased separately from meals)
Other a la carte items (besides milk) - prices vary
Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Library Card FAQ for Parents
The St. Charles Public Library District offers a Student Library Card for District 303 students who live outside of the St. Charles Public Library District (SCPLD) and are not eligible for a library card at another public library. With a Student Library Card, students can access SCPLD resources, including checking out books and other materials, using our research databases and accessing eBooks. Please see these FAQ for more information.
Big Hearts of Fox Valley
Big Hearts of Fox Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization making a difference in our own community by brightening the lives of D303 children affected by financial hardship at Christmas time and throughout the school year. One of the needs BHFV faces every year is items for teens both during the holidays and throughout the year. Our Wredling community is hoping to help with these Needs for Teens with a collection drive.
Boxes will be at the front doors of Wredling on Curriculum Night Tuesday, August 30th for easy drop off. Any donations of the listed items would be so very appreciated and help students in D303 greatly. We will also have a box for donations on the field at Color Run on September 29th if you'd like to bring in donations then.
You can also make a monetary donation to BHFV that will go 100% to purchasing items for these D303 children and teens in need by visiting Make a Donation - Big Hearts of Fox Valley (bigheartsfv.org)
We are also looking for 10 Wredling families to sponsor a child for the holidays. Lists will be distributed in mid October.
If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship, please reach out to Jackie Walzer at email@example.com
CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF ELGIN/FOX VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY
FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
Footloose, the musical based on the hit film, is a story about finding where you belong, and helping others in ways you didn’t think possible. Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to the small town of Bomont and right away finds that he does not fit in. But, with courage, heart, and some killer dance moves, Ren finds that you can help people in the most extraordinary ways, just by helping them see a different side of things.
- Sept 9-18, 2022
- Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
- Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
- Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
*The Sept 11 performance will be sensory-friendly. This performance will be different from the other performances in the way lights and sound are used, and will have minimal effects, in order to provide a positive experience for those who have epilepsy, are autistic, are neurodivergent, or otherwise need or prefer a performance without intense sensory experience.
** The Sept 16 performance will include Spanish supertitles and ASL interpretation.
SUESSICAL JR AUDITIONS
Come immerse yourself in the wonderful, wacky world of Dr. Seuss! “Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!” – Music Theatre International
Auditions are open to 2nd through 9th graders
- Auditions: Aug 29 & 30, 2022
- Journey of Hope Church
- 37W040 Highland Ave
- Elgin, IL 60124
- Registration Deadline: Aug 25
For your audition, please come prepared with 26 measures or one minute of a musical theatre piece to sing. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, as well as for yourself if needed. There will be a dance portion that is learned as a group at the audition, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No monologue is required.
Please sign up to audition below no later than Aug 25. Important dates:
Callbacks: Sept 1, 2022 (you will be notified via email or text if you are needed for a callback
Family meeting: Sept 19
First rehearsal: Sept 20
Show dates: School matinees Nov 17 & 18, public shows Nov 18-20
Participation in the show is $150, and payment is due Sept 19. Discounts for multiple siblings and payment plan options are available upon checkout at registration. A limited number of funds are available for scholarships as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a scholarship. All scholarship applications are due Sept 8.
We love and rely on our family volunteers! At registration, we will ask you which committees you may like to serve on. You can read about all of them at cteelgin.com/committees.