Wild Rose Elementary
July 23, 2021
A note from Mrs. Solomon
Happy Summer Wild Rose Families! Wanted to send you an update as I know everyone is beginning to gear up for the school year!
Please take a moment to read this in it's entirety as it has a lot of important information.
Our office is up and running from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our front office staff is Mrs. Melody Nieckula and Ms. Brittany Schambach. Be sure to introduce yourself to Ms. Schambach and help welcome her to our Wild Rose Community!
This newsletter at a glance:
- Kindergarten Orientation
- Classroom Assignments
- Welcome Back Day
- 2021-2022 Wild Rose Classroom Teachers
- Elementary Instructional Day
- Registration and Payment
- Referral GPs for D303 Families
- Summer Food Distribution
- Instructions for Returning Student On-Line Registration
- Wild Rose Important Dates
I will continue to send out weekly Friday Newsletters that will help prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, as always,
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope everyone is doing GREAT!!
Mrs. Theresa Solomon
Principal, Wild Rose Elementary
Welcome Back Day! Monday, August 9th 4:00-6:00 PM
This event allows students and parents to meet teachers, drop off school supplies, visit classrooms, set up desks, and see friends, neighbors and get involved in the school community.
At this time we are only allowing students into the building. Parents and families will be able to be on the back playground to learn of Wild Rose Events from the PTO.
There will be a sign-up genius sent out on Thursday, August 5th once teacher assignments are released. Students will sign up for a designated time to visit their classroom and drop off their supplies.
This is always one of my favorite days of the year. It is great to see the excitement on our students' faces as they enter the building for the first time after a long summer. This year it will be even more critical, as we welcome back our students who learned in a remote environment last school year.
I will communicate additional information as the date approaches.
Wild Rose Staff 2021-2022
Mrs. Theresa Solomon Principal
Mrs. Melody Nieckula Assistant to the Principal
Ms. Brittany Schambach Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Brittany Jensen Certified School Nurse
Mrs. Amy Julien Nurse
Mr. Shannon Drew Learning Center Director
Mrs. Michelle Tykal Learning Center Assistant
Mrs. Megan Calamaras Kindergarten 402
Mrs. Mrs. Karen Conzelman Kindergarten 100
Mrs. Katherine Thompson Kindergarten 101
Mrs. Lori Algrim Grade 1 201
Mrs. Stacey Brolsma Grade 1 206
Mrs. Suzanne Lemen Grade 1 202
Mrs. Isabelle Townsend Grade 1 205
Mrs. Abby McFadden Grade 2 308
Mrs. Sabine Rinn Grade 2 307
Mrs. Valarie Sammons Grade 2 306
Ms. Kimberly Klyczek Grade 2 204
Mrs. Cindy Gibson Grade 3 301
Mrs. Rachel Gilmore Grade 3 303
Mr. Neal Hancock Grade 3 304
Mrs. Becky Holstein Grade 3 302
Ms. Katie Fellows Grade 4 404
Ms. Gina Hesik Grade 4 405
Mrs. Melinda Milauskas Grade 4 403
Dr. Karen Biggs-Tucker Grade 5 407
Mrs. Kerri Johnson Grade 5 406
Dr. Jennifer Katrain Grade 5 408
Dr. Brian Tucker Grade 5 401
Mrs. Sarah Finch-Sipes Intermediate 309
Mrs. Tessa Lee Primary 309
Mrs. Jacqueline Balster Math AT 207/208
Mrs. Jessica O'Shea Math Specialist 207/208
Mrs. Valarie Kelly Art 305
Mrs. Marianne Rice Band 107
Mrs. Sharon Lenning General Music 109
Mrs. Amy Wilson Empower LRC
Mrs. Lori Rollins Orchestra 107
Mrs. Liz Butcher Physical Education Gym
Mrs. Susan Shanel Physical Education Gym
Mrs. Tammy Davis Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Laura de la Torriente Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Sharon Flanigan Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Michelle Frolich Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Kristina Frye-Murdoch Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Kari Zoll Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Anna Raasch Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Shona Fowler Physical Therapist
Mrs. Amy Hudson Reading Specialist
Mrs. Ashley D'Amato Resource Teacher
Mrs. Mary Kane Resource Teacher
Mrs. Christine Sartain Resource Teacher
Dr. Michael Clary School Psychologist Conference room
Mrs. Devann Fattes Speech Lang Path
Mrs. Brittany Egan ELL Teacher
Ms. Kate Graver Occupational Therapist
Mrs. Maureen Logsdon Social Worker
Mrs. Celina Wollak Social Worker OASIS
Mrs. Allison Rogus Instructional Support Coach
Mrs. Leslee Schlib Student Services Interventionist
Mrs. Daisy Maldonado CustodianMr. Bill Minor Maintenance
Elementary Instructional Day
Although we continue to review guidance from the state with regards to health and safety measures for the fall, all of our planning has focused on students returning for a full day of instruction. That means we will implement the 8:00 am-3:00 pm instructional day that we intended to implement at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
This seven hour school day provides our students with increased learning and access to the fine arts, while also increasing enrichment opportunities. Our students will experience a total of 400 minutes (Ten 40-minute specials per week) a week in 'specials', (PE, Art, Music, and Empower. The breakdown for all K-5 students is shared below. Half day Kindergarten will receive 200 minutes of specials at their respective D303 school. Half-day is not at Wild Rose Elementary.
Physical Education: Four sections per week for a total of 160 minutes.
Art: Two sections per week for a total of 80 minutes.
Music: Two sections per week for a total of 80 minutes.
Empower: Two sections per week for a total of 80 minutes
Empower is a new course offering for all elementary students. This course is designed to provide students with innovative learning experiences where they will build critical competencies such as problem solving, creativity, collaboration, flexibility, and critical thinking.
Student Registration and School Payment Fees
At this time the District deadline for registration submission has passed. We continue to register new and returning students daily and without your child's completed registration we cannot continue to reserve seating in any particular District 303 building for your child.
If you choose to register at a later date, and if the grade level at your current school is at capacity, the District will welcome your child to a building where space is available.
As of July 1st all registration fees have been billed in Pushcoin. Pushcoin is now open for payment of registration fees and the early bird discount expires end of day July 31, 2021. Login today for the early bird discount!
Dear District 303 Community,
District 303 has contracted with ReferralGPS, an organization that enables families to use a searchable database of local mental health and substance abuse-related treatment resources. Referral GPS:
provides Care Navigation to assist families in researching and obtaining an appointment
can be accessed by District 303 students, staff, and families at no cost
is completely confidential and securely stored
is an optional resource that families are not required to access
is available throughout the summer months and will be utilized by Student Support Teams in the fall
filters information based on a mental health concern, clinician gender/specialty, location, and insurance acceptance
is available for all types of private and public insurance options, including PPO, HMO, Medicaid
provides options for families who are uninsured or underinsured
To search for treatment resources or connect with a Care Navigator anonymously, families may access ReferralGPS by utilizing this link: https://referralgps.com//find-help/D303
Wild Rose Dates to Remember
Tuesday, August 3 - Kindergarten Orientation 9:00 am - 11:00 am (sign-up)
Monday, August 9 - D303 Staff Institute Day
Monday, August 9 - Welcome Back Day - with Wild Rose PTO 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 10 - D303 Staff Institute Day
Wednesday, August 11 - First Day of 2021-2022 School Year for Students 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are so excited to welcome your full day kindergartener for an orientation at Wild Rose!
Please review the available slots below and click on the link to sign up for one time slot. Please sign-up for only one time.
Only students will be permitted in the building, but Mrs. Solomon along with members from the Wild Rose PTO will meet with parents outside while the children have time inside.
At your designated time, please bring your kindergartener to the front of the building by doors 1. All students will enter these doors and then be divided into small groups.
Following CDC guidelines, individuals who are not vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear masks.
Looking forward to seeing our kindergarteners on Tuesday, August 3rd!