Wild Rose Elementary

March 12 , 2021

A note from Mrs. Solomon

What a wonderful week! Kids are smiling and working hard! A year ago what was before us was absolutely unimaginable. So many different feelings, emotions, and change like we have never seen before. Time and time again the Wild Rose Community comes together to make the best we can for our students. I would like to thank all Wild Rose Staff both in-person and remote for the outstanding job you continue to do to provide what our students can count on each and every day. To our families THANK YOU for supporting your children for what has been challenging for all in a myriad of different ways. All and All THANK YOU - THANK YOU- THANK YOU! I am so incredibly proud to lead and be a part of a staff and community that gives 110% to support and persevere.

This newsletter at a glance:

  • ACESS Testing for ELL students
  • Illinois 5 Essentials Survey (Please fill out when you have the opportunity)
  • Wild Rose PTO - March PTO Newsletter
  • New and Revised D303 Calendars
  • D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
  • Yearbook Photos
  • Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021
  • St. Charles Baseball Spring Registration
  • Music Drive
  • Wild Rose Important Dates

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. My email is theresa.solomon@d303.org

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Theresa Solomon

Principal, Wild Rose Elementary

Families of ELL Students

ACCESS testing will begin March 15th for ELL students 3-5 grade students will be tested in listening, speaking, reading and writing before Spring Break and K-2 will not start until after Spring Break continuing through May. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Mrs. Brittany Eagan: brittany.egan@d303.org.

Illinois 5 Essentials Survey - This information is important to us please take if you have the chance

THANK YOU to our families that have already participated. We need a 20% participation rate in order to get a report. We currently have a 12% participation rate. If you wouldn't mind taking some time to read the information below and filling out the survey it will help the Wild Rose Community plan for our needs.

Dear District 303 Parents and Guardians,

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Yearbook Photos

We still need Yearbook photos!! Students and families, though this year may look different than previous years, we still want to put together a great yearbook for your family and we need your help!! Please send us any photos you would like to be included. They could be of your child working on a school project, reading their favorite book, artwork, at home during remote school, having fun during an activity or practicing an instrument. Did they make a giant snowman over winter break and want to share it? Send it to us!

Our goal is to collect as many memories as we can for our 2020-2021 yearbook and remember we are still Better Together, even if we are not all under one roof. Additionally, if your children are remote and didn't get their picture taken for the yearbook, we would love to still include them! Please submit your own headshot to our yearbook coordinator.

Please email any photos or questions to Alexandra Karnick @ wildroseyearbook1@gmail.com


*Remember to include the name of your student and grade level.

We appreciate your support!

Wild Rose PTO

We continue to look for individuals to be a part of next year's PTO board. You don't have to do it alone! You can also team up with a partner to take on a role. Our school need YOU! Please reach out if this is of interest.

Look to see what is happening with the PTO: March PTO Newsletter

For the 2021-2022 school year, the PTO is looking to recruit and inspire different leadership. If you are interested we would love to have you, please reach out to Jen Watanapongse @ Wildroseptopresident@gmail.com to share your interest.

Please take a look at the PTO video if you are interested in the roles and learning what they are about:


Passcode to view the above video link: fd&B3j6E

Revised Calendar 2021-2022; Approved Calendar 2022-2023

The Board of Education revised the District 2021-2022 calendar and approved the 2022-2023 calendar at Monday night's meeting. The changes in the calendar for next year are that the institute day that was previously scheduled for February 25 is now scheduled for March 4 and the former half-day parent conference in the spring for PreK-5 is now a regular day of school. The institute day was moved by the county since the D303 calendar was first adopted. Here is a link to those calendars.


Just a reminder that this weekend we Spring Forward! Remember to change your clocks on Saturday evening!

D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Save the Date!

The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 22, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org or 331-228-6457)

Kindergarten Registration

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual. Families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website.

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Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Wednesday, March 24 - Chipotle St. Charles Restaurant Night 4-8pm

Thursday, March 25 - Attendance Day for All Students

Friday, March 26 - Staff Institute Day - No School for Students

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break - No School for Staff and Students

Monday, April 5 - IAR Student Assessment Window opens for 3rd-5th Graders