WMS Friday Forecast

January 12, 2018 - Volume 18

Tech Savvy Parenting...

We will continue to offer you articles on social media and apps targeting our middle school population. This week we have an article entitled Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids that was posted on Psychology Today last spring. The columnist, Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. is an integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and author of Reset Your Child's Brain, and an expert on the effects of screen-time on the developing nervous system. Hope you find it helpful!

Wredling Students Recognized by St. Charles VFW

The St. Charles VFW held their Patriot's Pen Student Essay recognition event Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The students who entered had to type a 300-400 word essay on this year's theme, "America's Gift to My Generation" and submit it by October 31, 2017. Student winners from Wredling included: Elena Merrell, Alissa Chimienti, Lilly Dye, Elle Stablein, Luke Hull, and William Tozzi. All are pictured below from left to right with members of the St. Charles VFW. Congratulations to these students on their hard work and recognition - we are proud of their accomplishment!
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10th Annual Middle School Culinary Competition - March 3rd!

Attention all current & future middle school chefs. Mrs. Watts is looking for Wredling students who would love to showcase their cooking talents in our 10th annual middle school Top Chef Cooking Contest held on March 3rd at East High School An informational meeting will be held after school on Wednesday Jan. 17 from 3:40 to 4:00 pm in room 405. Students may also pick up an information packet prior to the meeting by stopping by the Family & Consumer Science room (405) or may access the application by CLICKING HERE. This cooking contest is open to 6th, 7th & 8th graders.

Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Monday, January 15th

There is no school on Monday, January 15th as we celebrate and remember Martin Luther King, Jr. While you are enjoying this extra day with your student, you may wish to read The Meaning of the King Holiday, by Coretta Scott King, his wife. The post is a heartfelt tribute to a man who made a great impact on our world. Our school offices will be closed on Monday in obeservance of this holiday as well. School resumes on Tuesday, January 16th.
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Upcoming Parent University by Centennial Counseling:

Ways to Initiate Conversations with your Children on Challenging Topics

January 15, 2018

Are you looking for ways to talk to your children about challenging topics such as natural disasters, the current political climate and violence in our society?

"Difficult conversations are a normal part of being a parent of an adolescent. 2017 seemed to up this ante with the tense political climate, prolific sexual scandals, heart-breaking racial division, mass acts of violence and devastating natural disasters," noted Ashley Nolan, Associate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Centennial Counseling Center. The session, led by Nolan, will address how to engage in helpful conversations with adolescents when tackling these issues.

Please join us for an empowering and hope-filled evening on January 15 at The Office, in St. Charles, from 6-8 p.m. Register for the event by clicking here.

You can also learn about other upcoming Parent University and Centennial Counseling offerings and register for them by clicking here.

Don't Miss This Event!

Wredling Middle School PTO is hosting the 3rd Annual Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair on Monday, February 5 from 5:30-8:00pm in the school's gym and cafeteria. This is a FREE community event that will have over 75 organizations with fun interactive tables representing academic, sports, enrichment, volunteer, party resource, and overnight camp categories for preschool thru high school students. NEW THIS YEAR! One child will win up to a $500 credit to one summer program of their choice! Visit the fair's welcome table to enter. Find out more at WredlingPTO.org

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Downloadable Versions Kindergarten Enrollment

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