Wharton Wildcat News

November 18, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With Thanksgiving break just right around the corner, Wharton Staff would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!! We hope that it is filled with lots of love, laughter, friends, and family. There is always something to be thankful for and a reminder of who and what is important to all of us.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Monday, November 21, 2022. Please make sure you have scheduled an appointment with your child's teacher. The teachers are looking forward to sharing the progress of your child to date. Be sure to visit the PE, ART, and any other related teachers.

Thanks to all of the students and staff who participated in the turkey trot. Our school is very fortunate to participate in such activities that gives back to our wonderful community.

Message from Nurse Lynn Burke

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Regular school attendance is essential for students to maximize their learning opportunities. Absences from school may result in serious disruptions of the skills and progress being taught. It is crucial that students and parents make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. We are noticing a spike in absences due to illnesses and scheduled vacations. Please consider scheduling appointments or vacations outside of our regular school calendar. We understand students who are sick need to stay home. Thanks for understanding and your cooperation.

Don't Forget...

Nov. 18, Friday: Report Cards/Turkey Trot/PBIS Celebration

Nov. 21, Monday: No School for Students,

Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00-7:00 PM)

Nov. 22, Tuesday: Teacher Institute, No School

Nov. 23-25: Wed.-Fri.: No School

Nov. 28, Monday: Classes Resume

Nov. 29, Tuesday: Student of the Month (Respect)/Chicago Wolves Assembly @2:00

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Dress For the Weather

With colder weather upon us, we want to be sure that your child comes dressed for the weather and ready to play outside. We will be going outside for recess each day. Students will be going outside as long as it is 20 degrees (this includes the real feel) and above. Check the weather daily and dress accordingly.


Breakfast will be available every morning.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays starting at 7:30 AM.

Wednesdays at 8:30 AM.


Students will have lunch daily at 11:30 AM. District #104 will offer one lunch entree. If your child does not eat meat and the entree for the day is a meat dish, your child will need to bring a sack lunch to school. No lunch entrees are made with pork.

Regular School Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

7:50 AM (arrival)

2:50 PM (dismissal)

Wednesdays (Late Start)

8:50 AM (arrival)

2:50 PM (dismissal)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM




Students are required to wear a maroon collared polo or dress shirt with long/short sleeves. The polo/dress shirt may be plain or have the district logo. No other logos are allowed. Plain black or white undershirts may be worn under the maroon collared shirt. Shirts must extend to waistline.


Students may wear a plain black or maroon sweater/sweatshirt over their collared school shirt or over a plain white or black undershirt.


Must be black or khaki and worn at the waist. This includes shorts, Capri pants, and skirts. Leggings may be worn, but only when a shirt extending to mid-thigh is worn as well.


Students may wear their Wharton school spirit shirt with jeans every Friday.

The Wharton office has District school shirts available for purchase. Sizes currently available are (adult) small, medium, large and XLarge.


Please make sure your child brings their device and charger each day.

Having problems with your child's device? You can call our Main office or contact the tech department via phone or email.

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