Wasco Weekly


April 21, 2023

Wasco Talent Show at Thompson Tonight!

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Lunch Supervisors Day!

Thank you Mrs. Schroeder and Mrs. Corda for coordinating the school's appreciation of the staff. Students and staff make them feel a part of the school and no doubt that is why they have worked here so long and faithfully!

Thank you for leading the charge.

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Hello Parents,

May 1st thru May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We need your help to honor this bunch of amazing professionals that mold our children everyday. Please click the signup genius link below if you are able to provide items. Please click the pushcoin link if you prefer to make a donation.

Please email Kim Vanlandingham @ bunny.vanland@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you!

Wasco PTO

Wasco's ABC Challenge

A is for Apple, Z is for Zebra, and W is for WASCO SCHOOL. We will celebrate all of the things we have learned and all of the friends we have made as we travel through the ABCs! Each day there will be a special theme based on that day’s letter. Some days students can choose to come dressed in the theme, and other days there will be activities done at school. April 20th will kick off our ABC celebration with Animal Print Day. Please take a look at the attached ABC Calendar to participate in this optional fun event.
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Important Upcoming Dates

April 21 Talent Show for Families 6pm @ Thompson Middle School.

April 24 Band Concert at Thompson 7:00pm

April 26 Early Release @ 2:10pm

April 27 Spring Picture Day

May 1-5 Book Fair (parents are invited Friday the 5th from 5pm-8 pm)

May 5 Picnic Hot dog lunch

May 8 5th Grade Fine Arts Night 6:00 pm

May 12 5th Grade Band plays at Cougars Game (See ad below)

May 15 Orchestra Concert at St. Charles East HS 6:30pm

May 19 PTO End of Year Party 5:30pm

May 20 Wasco Cougars game 6:30pm

May 21 Wasco Cougars game 1:00pm

May 24 Thompson open house for incoming 6th graders 6:00pm-7:00pm

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Community News

Calling all 2nd grade musicians!

Over the next few weeks, every current 2nd grader will get the chance to hear a performance by members of our school orchestra AND try each of the instruments offered in our orchestra program: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Nearly 1,000 children across D303 elementary schools are involved in our elementary orchestra program!

If your child is interested in joining us, please mark your calendar for our NEW Orchestra Parent Information meeting! At the virtual meeting, you will meet your orchestra director, learn details about the program, how to register, and how to rent an instrument. Each meeting will present the same information, so please join us when you can. We look forward to meeting with you. Please join us for one of these meetings:

New Orchestra Parent Information Meeting

Tuesday, May 9th 6:00pm


Wednesday, May 10th 6:00pm

Watch your email for a zoom link in early May.

Join the orchestra! Let our students tell you about it!

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St. Charles North Summer Camps

The SCN Athletic Department is excited to offer a wide variety of summer camps to our community. Information and programming can be found in our 2023 SCN Summer Camp Brochure. Please contact our Athletic Office at 331-228-6258.
St. Charles North Summer Camps

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How to Report Absences

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 and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms. Even if you notify your child's teacher of an absence via email, we ask that you please still notify the office.

Also, if your child attends Baker Station, please remember to notify them if your child will not be attending.

Dismissal Plans

Families, If your child is not following their regular dismissal plan (riding the bus, picked up from school, or staying after for a program), would you please be sure to provide me with the information in a note? If you are emailing, please also include our school office staff candace.thoke@d303.org, so that information is shared in a timely manner. Informing us helps us ensure the safety of the kids.

St. Charles Park District

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St. Charles Public Library

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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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D303 Inclement Weather Procedures

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Link to Elementary School Handbook

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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

Address Change

Per USPS, the mailing address for Wasco Elementary is now:
PO Box 83
Wasco, IL 60183
Please use this address for future mail correspondence. Any mail addressed to the school's physical address will be returned to the sender.
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