Thursday Notes – September 14, 2023

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Auction News!

Are we having an auction this year?  

YES, WE ARE…on Friday, November 10!

Is it in person this year? 

YES, IT IS…come browse all the auction items while enjoying a scrumptious dinner!

Anything new about the auction this year?

YES, We are adding TRIVIA!

Are we accepting auction items at this time?  


Have a business, service, or craft?  The auction is a great way to promote your company, service, or craft!  By sponsoring or donating an item to this event, you will be promoting your business to school families and friends, AND you will be supporting the WCGS Scholarship Fund!  Please contact Joanne DeGroot at

Continuing the Discussion

Habits of the Household

“The greatest spiritual work happens in the normal moments of domestic life.” Do you agree? Author, speaker, and lawyer Justin Whitmel Earley believes parenting happens in habits and out of ordinary routines where we encounter extraordinary opportunities to live out the love of God in profound ways.  Join us on Tuesday, October 3, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the library, as we unpack this question and talk through specific ways to cultivate a missional home where each family member can practice the story of God in new habits and intentional rhythms around everyday routines such as waking, mealtimes, discipline, work, play, and conversations.  Click here to register. We will be giving away two copies of the book, Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel EarleyMandy Jasper, WCGS Social Worker and Eric Johnson, WCGS Sixth Grade Teacher will be facilitating the event.  Questions about the WCGS Parent Series?  Email Sue Macaluso at 

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 15

NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-service

8:00 am – IESA Golf State Finals @ Metamora Fields

Monday, September 18

Hot Lunch – Chick-fil-A

Fall Fellowship Gatherings

9:00 a.m. – Moms in Prayer (Commons)

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Grades K-1 Chess Club (Room 604)

4:00 p.m. – Girls’ JV VBall @ Schaumburg Christian

4:00 p.m. – Boys’ V Soccer @ Schaumburg Christian (Connelly Park)

5:00 p.m. – Girls’ V VBall @ Schaumburg Christian

Tuesday, September 19

Hot Lunch – Jersey Mike’s

Fall Fellowship Gatherings

3:30-5:30 p.m. – Robotics Team

4:00 p.m. – Girls’ JV VBall @ Christian Liberty

4:00 p.m. – Boys’ V Soccer @ Christian Liberty (Park Dr.)

5:00 p.m. – Girls’ V VBall @ Christian Liberty

Wednesday, September 20

Hot Lunch – Barone’s Pizza

Fall Fellowship Gatherings

7:45-8:30 a.m. – FCA Huddle

7:55-8:40 a.m. – MathCounts

8:00-8:40 a.m. – Honors Orchestra

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Yearbook Club (Graphics Lab)

Thursday, September 21

Fall Fellowship Gatherings

9:00-11:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible Study (Gospelife Church)

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Grades 2-8 Chess Club (Room 604)

3:30-5:00 p.m. – Robotics Team

4:00 p.m. – Girls’ JV VBall vs. Benjamin MS (WCGS)

4:00 p.m. – Boys’ V Soccer vs. Benjamin MS (WCGS)

4:30 p.m. – Co-Ed Cross Country @ Harvest Christian

5:00 p.m. – Girls’ V VBall vs. Benjamin MS (WCGS)

5:00 p.m. – Boys’ JV Soccer vs. Benjamin MS (WCGS)

Friday, September 22

Popcorn Day


Fall Fellowship Gatherings

Zero Waste Day

8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – 1st Grade Trip to Kuiper’s Farm

4:00 p.m. – Girls V VBall Tournament @ Stratford MS

Saturday, September 23

7:30-8:30 a.m. – Fathers’ Prayer Breakfast (Commons)

9:00 a.m. – Girls JV VBall Tournament @ Stratford MS

Nurse Notes

Medical Requirements for Enrollment

All the forms below can be found on the school website under the Current Parents tab.


Health Certificate/ School Physical Form

August 1, 2023

Vision Exam

Due on or before Oct 9, 2023

Dental Exam

Due on or before May 12, 2024

2nd grade

Dental Exam

Due on or before May 12, 2024

6th grade

Health Certificate/ School Physical Form

August 1, 2023

Dental Exam

Due on or before May 12, 2024

Immunizations: refer to the chart under “Medical Forms”

*Exclusion from school will apply to students without Health Certificates submitted by August 1st until proper documentation is received. The established deadlines keep WCGS compliant with Illinois School Code.

Notable Notes

School Pictures are Ready! 

You have likely received an email from JostensPIX informing you that “Your Photos Are Ready,” but if not, no fear! You can access your student’s photos online using the information provided below. Photos are shipped directly to your home. Order fast for the limited time offer of FREE SHIPPING when ordered before 9/18/23 (Promo Code: X5I7K5F). Class composites will be available to view and purchase after retakes.

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Picture Retakes on Friday, October 6. 

  • IF YOUR CHILD WAS ABENT ON PICTURE DAY… he/she has been automatically added to our retake list, which will take place during normal school on October 6. No need to do anything further.
  • IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH HOW PICTURES TURNED OUT… you have the option to sign up for retakes on the JostensPIX website. Be warned that the retake will be the picture that is used for the yearbook. (While you have the option to select which pose you would like to purchase, yearbook poses are selected by Jostens).  To sign up, look for the link at the top right of the JostensPIX site that reads “SIGN UP FOR RETAKES,” and your student will be added to the list.


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Admissions for 2024-2025

It is a joy to welcome siblings of our current students to WCGS, whether entering kindergarten or an upper grade. Applications are open now for the 2024-2025 school year for all grades K-8. Due to our current enrollment and high level of interest from prospective families, all applications from current families for new incoming students must be received by September 30 for priority consideration. The Application for Admission can be accessed in FACTS Family Portal under the Apply/Enroll tab. Please email Kim Norbeck with any questions or to schedule a visit for your incoming student.

Fathers’ Prayer Breakfast 

On Saturday, September 23, we will host our Fathers’ Prayer Breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Commons here at school. Whether you have attended before or this is your first time, we look forward to sharing a meal, hearing a devotional, and praying together as fathers in the WCGS community. It is a rich time and one that I hope you will consider joining. We will respect your time and dismiss by 8:30 a.m. so that you can continue on with your weekend. If you are able to attend on September 23, please RSVP to Lauren Fortosis by Monday, September 18, to help with breakfast planning.

Community Corner

Wheaton Academy Applications Open

Wheaton Academy is excited to announce that the Application for the 2024-2025 School Year opens on Thursday, September 14! We invite you to APPLY NOW by visiting Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision. (before Christmas time)

Get To Know Wheaton Academy

Wheaton Academy also invites middle school students and their parents to Get To Know Wheaton Academy October 12 or November 9 at 6:45 p.m. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.

Our time together will include:

·  Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal

·   Individual Family Tours

·   Meet and Greet with Teachers, Coaches, and Program Leaders

Register online at and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior.

Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions.

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