WHS Principal Post - October 2021
The Monthly Family Newsletter from Mr. Danielski
Dear WHS Families,
We hope you enjoy the extended weekend! See the full list of upcoming events below!
Upcoming Dates to Note:
Oct 8: No School - Institute Day
Oct 11: No School - Columbus Day
Oct 12: No School - School Improvement Day
Oct 15 Sprit Day- Wear you WHS Colors!
Oct 18: Talent Show Video and Picture Submission Due
Oct 18: PTA Meeting 7pm
Oct. 20 Lifetouch Candid/ Group Picture Day
Oct. 22 Spirit Day- Crazy Sock Day!
Oct 23: Hammerween
Oct 29: Trunk or Treat
Oct 29: Deadline to turn in artwork for Reflections
Nov 2: Early Release Day 1:15pm
Nov 5: Spirit Day- Wear you WHS Colors
Nov 3: Dine Out at Brooks Kitchen and Tap
Nov 6: PTA Chicago Wolves Game
Nov 12: Virtual Twisted Talent Show 2.0 7pm
Nov 12: End of Trimester 1
Nov 15: PTA Meeting 7pm
Nov 15 - 28: Virtual Book Fair
Nov 17: Lifetouch PICTURE RETAKE Day
Nov 19: Report Card Distribution
Nov 19: Spirit Day- CRAZY HAIR DAY!
Nov 22 & 23: No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov 24 - 26: No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29: Classes Resume
- Student Leadership
- Student Voice & Collaborative Decision Making
- Student, Staff and Family Engagement
- Student Growth and Goals
- Star Constellations
Student Voice and Collaborative Decision Making
The Student Leadership Team has also been working on producing videos featuring students modeling the WHS behavior expectations for each of the areas throughout the building!
The WHS student produced "Starcast" is also being produced with the support of this staff team. Look for the first episode soon!
Student Growth and Goals
To help students understand their scores from recent academic and SEL screening and set goals for future assessments, the committee has created resources for teacher and student use in the classroom. The idea is for students to be a part of the goal setting process. When the students see their score, they can help determine a plan that is best for them, and see their scores grow over the course of the year!
Student, Staff, and Family Engagement
First, all our students watched this video to learn what "Star Constellations" is all about. Click on video below if you want to learn more!
We are busy planning our next lesson which will take place on our next Early Release Day, November 2nd!
WHS Student Council
The Grade 5 Student Council Executive Board Elections were held on Sept. 29th. We had many candidates for each of the four cabinet positions. Congratulations to our winning candidates:
This year’s Treasurer is Emily Reichert.
This year’s Secretary is Ryan Johnson.
This year’s Vice President is Maria Puckett.
And this year’s Student Council President is Caleb Knight.
Each classroom has elected two representatives to attend and participate in Student Council Meetings this year. Grade 5 Executive Board members will also be facilitating separate student council meetings for grades 1 and 2 throughout the year!. Kindergarten will be included after winter break!
This Executive Board met and have planned the WHS Spirit Day calendar for the year. This can be found below!
Hammerween- Coming Soon!
HAMMER'WEEN: Saturday, October 23rd 8pm
Come on out to Hammer'ween on Saturday, October 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at O'Neill's Pub in downtown Lombard. This is an adult only event. Costumes are optional, but always fun! $10 cover at the door. All proceeds support the amazing WHS PTA. Flyer with more details coming soon!
TRUNK OR TREAT: Friday, October 29th 5pm - 7pm
Check out this FLYER for event information.
Details about how to donate candy and baked goods will be coming soon. Right now, we are in need of trunks and volunteers! If you are interested, please fill out this FORM
Decorating a trunk can be a great opportunity for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other student groups. Spread the word!
CHICAGO WOLVES GAME: Saturday, November 6th at 7pm
Tickets are $20/each ($8 from every ticket sold through our link/promotion gets donated back to our PTA!!!)
Anyone that attends through our link/promotion receives a free Chicago Wolves hat
WHS will be recognized on the LED board
Should be a super fun event!
The Flyer has all of the information on purchasing tickets online or through email or via phone.
WHS Twisted Talent Show 2.0 – Friday, November 12th! (NEW DATE)
Due to a scheduling conflict, the PTA Twisted Talent Show 2.0 has been pushed back a week. The NEW DATE is Friday, November 12th!
Parents of Participants – Thanks for submitting your commitment forms! Submissions are due 10/18 and instructions will be emailed to you directly. Questions? Please contact Talent Show Committee Chairs Cari Dinglasan or Kate Temple
Thank you to all the student artists and parent volunteers who came out to our PTA Start Your Art Workshops! Keep working on those entries! Remember you can enter multiple entries and in multiple art categories! Final deadline for submitting entries to the office is Friday, October 29.
Missed out on the workshop or are you interested in creating art in another art category? You can still participate in the annual Reflections Art Contest at home. Information on how to enter and rules specific to each of the art categories can be found at the link below. Questions? Contact Tricia Nelson.Official Rules, Student Entry Form, & Art Category Rules
Support the PTA by Shopping on Amazon!
Supporting Hammerschmidt is easy, simply by shopping at amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com and search for Hammerschmidt PTA. Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchases to our school!
Interested in Being a Lunch/ Recess Supervisor at Hammerschmidt?
LUNCH SUPERVISORS NEEDED:
Are you interested in being a Hammerschmidt Lunch/Recess Supervisor? If so, APPLY ONLINE! Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Danielski with any questions! Become a part of our WHS or D44 team! Click here to learn more!
In Case You Missed It!!!
Please, no pick-up or dropping off of students in the Staff Parking Lot.