THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS ITS PACK
October 28, 2022
Wasco school is celebrating in two ways this upcoming week. The Illinois State Board of Education published Designations and Wasco earned a Commendable Designation for the school year 2022. This designation is based on our progress in the areas of academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments. Our celebration honors the hard work of our staff and students, who work together as a Wolf Pack demonstrating perseverance and strength while encouraging each other to achieve our best every day.
On Monday, our school will host a Fall Celebration, kicking off with a parade starting at 2:00. Families, you are welcome to join us outside for viewing, and the parade route will be published on Monday. After the parade, students will proceed into the building and parties will begin. Our costume guidelines are: Students will bring their costumes and change in the afternoon. Costumes should be school appropriate and should not portray gore, blood, or weapons. Revealing and full-face masks are not appropriate.
Hope you can join us to celebrate!
Principal Stephanie Brennan
Thank you families for your participation in the Pumpkin Contest! A sight to behold: creative and clever!
Do You Know a Veteran or Military Service Member?
You are welcome to invite a friend, neighbor, or family member who is or has served in our Armed Forces. We would be honored if they could attend our ceremony and want to show our appreciation in person. Details for sign up below.
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Important Upcoming Dates
October 14 Fall Fest @ Primrose Farm (see ad below)
October 28 Orchestra Concert at Thompson Middle School at 4:45pm (5th and 6th Grade Combined)
October 26 Early release for students 2:10pm
October 31 Fall parties in the classroom
November 11 Veterans Day Celebration (see info below)
November 16 Report Cards available on HAC
Fall Celebration Plans
A couple guidelines for our upcoming Fall Parties (Monday, October 31).
No food or drinks (other than water) at Fall Parties
Students will bring their costumes and change in the afternoon. Costumes should be school appropriate and should not portray gore, blood, weapons. Revealing costumes and full face masks are not appropriate.
On the 31st, we will begin with a parade starting at 2:00. The classroom parties will immediately follow (2:20-2:50). If you are interested in becoming a PTO volunteer please contact our PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Big Hearts of Fox Valley
As part of the District’s partnership with the nonprofit Big Hearts of Fox Valley and our school’s Parent Teacher Organizations, we have arranged for each of your schools to get involved with supporting our students in need this holiday season.
In the coming days, our operations team will deliver a donation box to each school for BHFV’s Holiday Toy Drive. We are asking you to keep this box on display from October 10 - November 7. Students, staff and families may donate items ranging from grocery store gift cards and toiletries to new board games and holiday wrapping paper. You also have the option to have students decorate these boxes as part of BHFV’s Deck the Box campaign. Our District PTO members have also been informed of this opportunity to lend their support.
Big Hearts Fox Valley is dedicated to supporting children affected by financial hardship around the December holidays and throughout the year. To learn more about BHFV and its donation campaign, visit www.bigheartsfv.org or contact Nicole Fraser at email@example.com.
Thank you for your commitment to our students and through partnerships such as these to brighten the lives of children each day.
Please refer to the following D303 School Board policies for more information:
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