WMS Friday Forecast

August 13, 2021

Dear RedHawk Families

I could not be happier with how our year started! We had a few glitches which we quickly solved, our new students got to know the building, and kids are feeling more confident each day. I'm proud of the work that our staff has done to help our kids feel that way, proud of the way our students have faced a new school year, and proud of the way our parents have been supportive.


I've got faith that this year is going to be a great one! While we sometimes seem like a divided country or community, there is more that brings us together. At Wredling, and in all of D303, that thing that brings us together is the determined drive to help our students learn and grow- academically, physically, and in their social-emotional skills.


If you think we have some divide that we can't overcome, I would encourage you to watch this short TikTok video. It sums up how I feel about our school and community. I have and will keep the faith.


Enjoy your weekend!

Tim

Reusable Water Bottles

If you have any gently used and very clean reusable water bottles, we would appreciate them at Wredling. Some of our students don’t have them and could use them since drinking fountains are not yet available, but water bottle filling stations are.

Wredling Families,

Throughout the day on Thursday, August 19th, we will educate our students on the school’s safety procedures including Evacuation drill (Fire Drill), Lockdown Drill, and Severe Weather Drill.

Following these discussions, staff and students will begin to practice these safety procedures with the fire department and police department being present. We will have school personnel to assist those in need. Should you wish your student not to partake in the lockdown drill please let Tim Swade, Student Support Coordinator, know via email tim.swade@d303.org by Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Are you interested in being a Red Hawk leader?

WMS student council is looking for enthusiastic 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who want to join our group. Meetings will be held on Tuesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:20 . Students will be chosen for this group based on the application. The application can be found at this link. Applications are due on August 24th.


Questions? Please contact Mrs. McCullough @ kathy.mccullough@d303.org., Dr. McGuire @ patrick.mcguire@d303.org or Mr. Schilb @ ryan.schilb@d303.org

WMS Daily Announcements:

The Daily Announcements are added to a shared weekly template, which is updated each day. New templates are emailed to all students each Monday. They are also added to the Wredling website and emailed out to parents who have subscribed to the WMS Daily Announcements.

To subscribe for the WMS Daily Announcements go to this page and scroll down the page to “SUBSCRIBE TO DISTRICT & SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS”. Choose the newsletters you wish to receive. To UNSUBSCRIBE from any newsletters, follow the directions on the same page.

WMS Curriculum Night (Back-to-School Night)

Wredling’s Curriculum Night for 6th-grade parents will be held on Wednesday, August 25th. The 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Night is on Thursday, August 26th. Both events will begin at 6:30 pm. Please allow 15 minutes for parking and getting to your child’s first-hour classroom.


The format for the nights will give you the opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, learn about this year’s curriculum, and hear about classroom expectations while following your child’s schedule found in HAC. The evenings will conclude by 8:15 pm.

COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE!

We still have 57 Families that have not completed the 2021-2022 Annual Update Form, which is the required registration form for the coming school year.


The form can be found by clicking THIS LINK. Click the red box "Annual Student Registration Update Form" and log in with your HAC credentials. BE SURE TO CLICK SUBMIT WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM. If you have more than one student, you can toggle between your students at the upper right side of the form.


If you are unsure that you have completed this form, please contact Lucy Johnson at 331-228-5129 or lucy.johnson@d303.org

Middle School Food Service


GREAT NEWS!

The cafeteria will be able to accept cash payments this year. They WILL NOT be making change for students. Any unspent funds will be added directly to the student's PushCoin lunch account as available funds for future purchases.


Just a reminder that lunches are free to all K-8 students. Only 1 lunch per student per day. Ala cart items (snack items) are not part of the lunch so students have to pay for those items


OrganicLife is once again providing food service to our middle school. Please click here to view the menus. Students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade who attend in-person classes are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Lunch choices are typically a hot lunch, a deli sandwich, or a grab bag.


Students should pre-order their food using a Google form which will be posted on our website. Students can order meals between 6 pm the night before until 9:30 am that day. To order a meal, students need to be in a Chrome browser (or on their Chromebooks) logged into their D303 Google account. Only students can order meals.


Also students will have the opportunity to order breakfast for the next day and pick it up as they leave school. We will be reminding students to place their orders and pick up pre ordered breakfasts at the end of the day! Please call the main office if you have any questions.

Middle School Early Release Dates

Early release days this year will be on Wednesdays instead of Mondays and approximately once per month. The following are the eight 2021-2022 Early Release Days for Middle School:
  • September 1
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • December 1
  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27


NOTE: These dates are also on the Wredling calendar on our website.

Help Wanted!

Do you enjoy working with kids?

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference?

APPLY TO WORK AT OUR SCHOOLS!!!


Wredling is looking for a Native Language Tutor to start immediately!



Requirements:

  • Paraprofessional license
  • Position requires Spanish fluency (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Work with small groups of students in reading, writing and math
  • Organized
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Part time position at 5.9 hours/day M-F, must be able to maintain a flexible schedule


Apply online HERE

WMS CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Wredling Clubs and Activities will start running soon! Your child should listen to daily announcements for when each club will begin. Please take a look at this document to see what clubs we have at WMS. We encourage all of our students to get involved at Wredling!

WMS Football

Any 7th or 8th graders who are interested in playing football can still sign up! Please see Coach Kohler (gym) or Coach McPeak (rm. 151) Monday so you can start ASAP!

PTO NEWS!

***NEW REDHAWKS SPIRIT WEAR***
Attention all Redhawks! We have new exciting spirit wear designs! Our online sale will run Aug 3 – Aug 18, be on the lookout for more information along with a link to the store. You won’t want to miss it! We will be selling some samples at material pickup days on Aug 3 and Aug 4 – come and see us in the spirit wear tent!

Parent University - Mental Illness: The Silent Epidemic

September 2, 2021

Mental Illness: The Silent Epidemic

Zoom at 6:00 pm; Recording to be posted

Mark Potter is a nationally recognized basketball coach and speaker who is bringing his message to families in St. Charles. Mark grew up in Kansas, where he was a basketball and baseball stand-out. He played both sports at the collegiate level before moving into a career as a high school teacher and coach for 11 years. He then served as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at NCAA Division II Newman University for 19 years and has the distinction of being the winningest basketball coach in Newman’s history.

Thirteen years ago, Coach Potter began a downward spiral into a world of darkness. He missed eight games and 25 practices due to severe depression. He now brings his story to businesses and schools to promote education about mental illness. His passion is to share his story in hopes that people will also pursue treatment and find a way to live productively with mental illness.

Join the District 303 Parent University Webinar on September 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. as we welcome Coach Potter. Click here to register!
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