THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS ITS PACK
April 22, 2022
Dear Wasco Families,
What is your child’s daily education? Embedded in their daily work to develop the content areas and their Specials, is developing their social emotional skills (SEL). Last week when I visited the music class I experienced a wonderful example to share with you. The students were playing rhythmic duets on sticks and I sat down to watch. In between practice sessions, a student invited me to join in and explained where to get materials, how to read the music, and how to play the instrument. This is important because yes, we want our students to learn the content, but even better is when they know how to engage others, reciprocally teach, and create an environment of learning for all- including the principal!
Important Upcoming Dates
April 27 Early Release (2:10 Dismissal)
April 28 Spring Photos
April 29 Spirit Club presents: One Color Day (see ad below)
May 25 Last Day of School
May 30 PTO Event- End of the year carnival-More information coming later
A Note From The Nurse
Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and hearing screening is performed according to Illinois State mandates.
The program is conducted by state certified screening technicians under the
direction of the certified school nurses who are also licensed by the state as
both Vision Screening and Audiometric Technicians.
Vision and hearing screening may be conducted at the request of a teacher as
well. Screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by
an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an
optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form
indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12
months, and that the evaluation is on file at school.
If you have any questions about this, please call the school nurse at your child’s
school. Tina Ahrens 331-228-2904
Public Act 95-671 requires that all children enrolling in Kindergarten in a public,
private or parochial school and any student enrolling for the first time in a public,
private or parochial school shall have an eye examination. Each child is to
present proof of having been examined by a physician licensed to practice
medicine in all its branches or a licensed optometrist by October 15th of the
current school year. An exam completed within one year prior to that date will
meet the requirement.
A waiver is available from the Illinois Department of Public Health for any
student who shows undue burden or lack of access to an optometrist or
physician for the purposes of having an eye examination. Religious objections to
vision test must also be made in writing to the school.
Vision will be the only exam Wasco will be performing on Monday, April 25th through
Wednesday, April 27th.
Hearing will not be screened this year.
As part of the district’s equity audit, students, staff, and families have been randomly selected to participate in focus groups to give them an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. The focus groups will be led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). If you were not randomly selected to participate in a focus group and would like to provide written responses to the focus group questions, please visit the District 303 website and complete the intake form with the email address used in Home Access Center (HAC). Once your email has been verified, you will be sent a link to the questionnaire.
We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our district so that we can create a comprehensive plan.
Wasco Walk-A-Thon Week:
This upcoming week, April 25th-April 29th, the Wasco Wellness Team is doing a Walk-A-Thon Week during Grade Levels' Lunch Recess Times. The winner from each grade level will have a choice day in one of their P.E. Classes. More information in the link below.
St. Charles North High School Track Camp:
Wasco PTO is doing a donation drive, and we hope you can be a part of it. We are partnering with The Forgotten Initiative- Elgin (TFI) to make Journey Bags for foster children. Most kids that come into the foster system come with only the clothes on their back. A Journey Bag is a backpack with all the necessities as a starter kit for that child.