2017 - 2018
Upcoming Face Meetings 2017-2018 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
F.A.C.E. Meetin 10/6/2017 Minutes
Mr. Turner- Map testing
-Digital Sign working with Scott (his dad sat in for him )
-Making a change on outside sign for getting message across
-Showed an example drawing to give an idea. Yet, other input is welcomed.
-Different Thoughts on Logo
-Very versatile on graphics
-Sponsors are welcomed; already have one
-someone is saying they will match the sponsoring price
-price is being talked about 23,000
-Invited back for next meeting which will be based around the idea more
-create a space where mentoring can happen
-has to bring in district criteria
-utilize school staff for parts that can not be introduced through each present staff
-Book Club: something t
-Honor Field Trip: something more rewarding for students to strive for in the end
-Scholastic Bowl: help build the student’s confidence
-The students would like to paint the school in a more welcoming, high energy feel
-Look into peer tutoring
-outside the 21st Century, after school two-day tutoring
Side Note: how can we get the word out about the different tutoring programs available. Before it is too late, what can be done?
What are better ways to inform our parents? Are there better ways to communicate?
Who are the advocates for those students who aren’t able to speak out for help.
Red Ribbon Week (Lynn & Ron) week of 10/23
-Pairing up with student council
-Creating a concluding event : Halloween Party (short week)
-Building on different ways of prevention
(school is will have a sale of shirts)
-trying to put together a program for swim lessons
-Saturdays: lunch , suites, and caps will be provided
-trying to get it pushed to be done during the week to help with transportation
-surrounding schools are invited : wms iles methany-withrow LHS
-vendors will be there
FACE Professional Learning 20th
Advocating for my child November
-break out sessions
-LHS counselors will be there to give information
21st Century Myteka
Ms. Lott- Girl Bball fundraiser
Welcome to WMS FACE
DATE 9/1/17 11:30am-12:30pm@WMS
Family and Community Engagement
Build A Welcoming Environment, Empower Parents in Decision Making, Deepen FACE System, Enhance Communication at All Levels
Mindful and respectful of others
Listen and Respond Respectfully
All Ideas are considered
Facilitator: Tiffany Randle
Recorder: Ms. McPike
Time Keeper: Mrs. Daniels
—Welcome 10 mins
-Introductions Face Team Members Parents/ ICE Breaker
- Mr. Turner (Principal)
Old Business 5Min
Getting a digital sign
New Business: 15 mins
Parent Educator collaborations and plans
Mrs. Daniels...Ambassador Leadership/Student Council representation on F.A.C.E.
Community Partners/Upcoming Events-25 min
(Cadina Hawkins IAE)
(Richard Bowen Jr. Frontier)
Midtown Rotary club
- Upcoming Activities and Ideas
-5min Closing Remarks
4 Family Engagement Principles
Collaboration with M-W
Community members and staff can help with the perspective the greater springfield community has about WMS.
-Skip ice breaker due to time constraints
-Introduction by Randle & Turner support & encouragement is needed by everyone.
-General info by Mr. Turner: New assessment M??provides a large amount of information regarding student performance.
State of the building (Sept. 27, 2017 6-7:30) involvement is needed from community.
-Collaboration WMS, Feitshans, Matheny are working together to make transition better
-Mrs. Goss wants to have a 8th grade night to find out more about requirements of H.S. Tracy Deal from LHS will participate.
-No book bag push, use best practice with supplies. Looking into getting binders so students can use instead of book bag. Its just an idea but nothing set.
-Digital sign appmrox. 23, 000 and new wording on building to help with a more welcoming environment
-Teen Scenes Wednesday at Lincoln Library. Can bring programing to WMS (activity).
E-Card every student has access to Lincoln Library online books.
-ENOUGH: a space for teens to come where they do not feel judged but feel supported. Would like to mentor female WMS students
-PYD (6-8) & Jr. Frontiers (High School) mentor males twice a month.
-Closing: Thank you for coming out.
Mrs. L. Baker
October 6, 2017
Transition Night for the students both 6 and 8th grade
Salvation Army Stores on Wabash and 11th Street
Kumler Outreach, 303 N. Grand Ave. (9-12) 522-2269
Goodwill (2531 North Dirksen Parkway, 2001 Wabash Avenue)
Contact Ministries, 9:30-11:30 Wed and Fri 753-3939
Here are other Consignment and Resale Stores in the area:
All About Kids, Clock Tower 787-8616
Avenue Thrift, Jefferson St 528-8580
Kids Treasures, Stevenson 585-2701
Platos Closet, Veterans 698-8605
Dollar general at Sangamon Center
Family dollar on North Grand
Kmart has uniform pieces for inexpensive prices
Community Give Away
ST.CLARE�S CLINIC: Free book bag full of School Supplies with a physical! Please call for an appointment 523-1474
Sangamon County Community Resources, the Kmart at 3250 Clear Lake Ave., and the Luers store at 1520 S. MacArthur Blvd. are offering a school uniform assistance program to income-eligible families.
The program offers a $50 uniform clothing voucher per child, up to four children per family.
Children must be county residents, must attend schools requiring uniforms and must fit into income guidelines. Limits are $18,400 yearly for a two-person family up to $37,500 for a six-person family.
Appointments can be made by calling 535-3120 each Tuesday until all vouchers have been given out.
Please see attached form
These two companies offer VERY reasonable eye ware!
Child Safety Seat Flyer
Click on it to read or print.
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Monday and Thursday 8:30a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2833 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62703-2175
Besides physicals and immunizations; LiHeap, CSBG, Emergency Rent and Dental Assistance are there also. All Public Health and County Community Services are under one roof!
ADHD Support Group
First Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500
5220 S. 6th Street Road
For Questions call the Children's Center 757-7700.
MHCCI.org is the website.
Vision Care Information
Medicaid Vision Care Providers
3055 West Wabash 217-793-2273
2409 No Dirksen Parkway 217-679-5251
Taking appointment now –will accept scripts from other providers
Walmart Vision Center (Dirksen Pkwy)
2760 No Dirksen Pkwy
Accepts Medicaid---appointments are limited and are on a first call, first serve basis. Begin scheduling appointments on Saturday at 3 PM for Monday-Friday and every other Saturday.
St Clare’s Health Clinic
700 North 7th Street
Eye Shoppe 1937 West Iles—217-726-1299 OR
Main Campus—1025 S 6th St—217-528-7541
NOTE: accepts only with referral from a Springfield Clinic physician as established patient of Springfield Clinic. This is for EXAMS only (no corrective lens coverage).
Prairie Eye Center
2020 West Iles
Exam only (no corrective lens coverage)
Upcoming Face Meetings 2017-2018 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
September 1st, 2017
2016 - 2017
High School Preview Night - January 10, 2017
Families with current eighth grade students are encouraged to attend High School Preview Night at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield high schools, to learn about courses, tour the school and meet teachers and administrators.
“This is a chance for families to have their questions answered before registration,” said Cheree Morrison, director of secondary schools and programs. “Our high schools have opportunities for every student. This introduction gives an overview of our robust course offerings and helps ease the transition for students and families.”
The event is open to any families with incoming freshmen, including those new to the District or who currently attend private or parochial schools. Families should attend Preview Night at the high school within the boundary based on their current address.
Located under the meeting tabs to the left.
District 186 FACECamp
Please send in RSVP for your school. Thank You!
January 31, 2017
6:00 - 7:300pm
Memorial Center for Innovation and Learning
Parents and Community Members
We would love to have you join our FACE Team!
2015 - 2016
Please Join Us
Please consider joining our FACE team this year! We will have sign up sheets at registration. You can also email me at:
May 20th FACE meeting is cancelled!
Thanks for all of your input this year!
May 5, 2016 1 photo
All are welcome!
FACE team last meeting of the school year:
Friday May 20th at 11:15 am
To RSVP. please call Mrs. Hart or email her at:
Next Meeting March 24th at 11:30 am
Springfield High School hosted FACE camp and we had great discussion, before and during dinner! We broke up in to sessions and will report back our meeting, February 12th @11:30 am.
Next Face Meeting
November 13th, in the Library
October FACE Meeting
Please join us on Friday October 9th @11:30 am, for a luncheon meeting in the Library! RSVP to Mrs. Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org). All are welcome!
Please join our FACE team!
See Clare Hart at Open House, in the Lobby!
2014 - 2015
Illinois Bar Association
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Eta Psi Sigma chapter
Lori Maltby (Coke rewards)
Xtreme Elements Social Club
"Thanksgiving on Dre"
Italian American War Vets, Post 15
Shoe Carnival, SBC Pioneers, ATT
The FACE team did an awesome job organizing and serving approximately 700 family members. Thanks to Jen Wallner, Rhonda Cook, Clare Hart, Roxanne Baker, Peggy Cormeny, Sara Rauch and Officer Wood!
Last FACE Meeting
Friday, May 1st, 11:30am in the WMS Library. We will plan the Moving Up Ceremony and talk about next year.
Thank you for the Backpacks!
Leslie Sgro brought backpacks for our students that were overflow from a very large donation at the Boys and Girl's clubs. We are so grateful, we only had one left.
FACE to FACE @ 6pm Place to be determined.
Family and Community survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill them out! Look for the results on the website!
Please fill out online! Thank you!
October 15, 2014 4 photos
Our FACE team participated in the District wide training today with all of the other District FACE teams! We sat with Jefferson and shared great ideas! We will share our hard work during the next month.
September 20, 2014 2 photos
Mark Your Calendars
First FACE Meeting, Friday, September 19th at 11:30 am in the Library. Lunch will be provided! All are welcome to attend!
2013 - 2014
Last FACE Meeting
Friday, May 16th at 11:30 in the WMS Library, we will have our last meeting of the year. All are welcome, please let Clare Hart know if you plan to attend. We will plan our part of the Moving Up Ceremony and plan for next year.
WMS, Wilcox, Matheny and District FACE Members Present at NCLB
With an Olympic Theme, Clare, Irma, Rhonda, Peggy, Beth and Diane shared our great work from our District Family and Community Engagement teams. It is wonderful to share information and ideas with other school districts! Please click on the video to your left to see the slides from Clare Hart and Irma Lott Hart's presentation.
Next Meeting, January 22, 2014
We will meet at 11:30 am in the WMS Library.
Box Tops for Education
Please send them in!
CHANGE of FACE Meeting Time
WMS Lunch Meeting
October 17th "B" Lunch Meeting 11:45
FACE/PTO Welcome Letter
Hello and WELCOME to the WMS FACE TEAM!
We will have lunch time meetings at WMS and join the other schools' FACE teams for 3 meetings. We have not had a fundraising-PTO event for 2 years. Our team has paid for the 8th grade moving up ceremony in the past, for example; we do not have enough to cover that this year. We have worked hard to be a Welcoming school, get more Community Partners and help Parents become more involved. We need your voices! Last year our FACE team let Administration know the Open House the first day of school was difficult for everyone. As a result, we had Open House on August 29th.
Our first two meetings are:
F2F - Leadership Institute - Gallup Survey & Data
September 25, 2013 from 8:15AM to 11:30AM
Location: Nelson Center-Franklin room (open to all members of a school team that includes: school staff, community and family members,Ex: PTO/A/C/F.A.C.E./Boosters/...)
WMS Lunch Meeting
October 17th "B" Lunch Meeting 11:45
There are other tentative dates on the WMS FACE Page. Please contact me with any questions!
Will you join our FACE/PTO team? Contact Clare and watch here for meeting times.
2012 - 2013
June 4, 2013 9 photos
Some of our team who attended the meeting. We really appreciate everyone who contributed this year! We look forward to next school year!
Last FACE Meeting of the school year!
Please join us at 11:30 on May 9th in the WMS Library. We will be discussing the moving up ceremony and plans for next year. Let Mrs. Hart know if you are attending!
Sixty of our students got to pick out new shoes from Payless! This is the 3rd time this year that Westside Rotary has given their time and donated to our students!
There is a FACE meeting, time TBA on the calendar for this Thursday. Since it is ISAT week, we will not have a formal meeting. I am attaching the schedule for the School Board Candidate Forums. I would like to attend at least one of these, so I propose this is our March meeting. If you are interested, please let me know which one!
January 29, 2013 2 photos
FACE Meeting, January 24th 11:30
Please RSVP to Clare Hart, so I have a count for lunch!
Shoe Giveaway sponsored by Share the Spirit Foundation, Westside Rotary, Payless and Scheels. Click on the title to read the SJ-R article.
FACE Team meeting times
Minutes and agendas are located in the "Meetings "tab to the left.
We will only meet 3 times at WMS this year:
Thursday, Oct. 18th @ 2:45 in the library
Thursday, Nov. 15th @ 2:45 in the library
Thursday, Jan. 24th LunchTime/ determined
Thursday, March 7th Time to be determined
There are 4 district -wide FACE meetings that we will have 3 or 4 from our team attend:
Thursday, September 13th from 8:30 - 11:30
February 19th 6-7:30 pm Lanphier
April 10th 6-7:30 pm TBA
September 8, 2012 1 photo
2011 - 2012
Family and Community Engagement Team
Be part of the decision making for your students! Keep informed of District budget issues!
Four Meetings at WMS (lasting 45 Minutes)
There will be 4 District 186 meetings that we will be welcome to attend. (3 or 4 of us attend these)
Please email me or print and fill out the attached invitation.
Thanks to parents signed up to help at the moving up ceremony! I would still be happy to have a few more 6th and 7th grade family members to help. Please consider joining the FACE team next year, stop in or call me for more details.
Last Official FACE Meeting
Off-site Thursday, April 19th. Contact Clare for Details!
Save the Dates! See you in 2012!
Next FACE/PTO Meeting, January 19th @ 6 pm.
January 24th, 5:30 pm Health Fair
February 8th, 5 pm Technology and Internet Safety, Parent night!
Moving-Up Ceremony, Thursday, May 24th
December 7, 2011 6 photos
The next FACE/PTO meeting will be Thursday, November 17th. It will start a bit earlier this month; at 5:30 instead of 6. See you there!
November 6, 2011 56 photos
October FACE Updates!
Check our our October Meeting Minutes, in the meetings tab. We will Have our next meeting on November 17 at 6 pm in the Library! Thank to all who came to the Honor Roll Breakfast and Parent Teacher Conferences! Check out the pictures on the WMS website!
September 15, 2011 1 photo
August 28, 2011 1 photo
August 23, 2011 3 photos
Save the Date!
Our first FACE/PTO Meeting will be Thursday, September 15th at 6 pm in the library. See you there!
Family Engagement Wish List
To assist our students and families for the upcoming school year we are looking for donations of the following:
Plain Polo-Style knit shirts Sizes: Kids Large up to Adult XXL
Underwear/boys and girls Adult sizes...small up to Large sizes
Solid color pants All Jr. Girls sizes/ Teen boy sizes
SMTD bus tokens
Vouchers or gift cards to clothing stores
Bunn Coffee Carafes Style #06101-0101
2010 - 2011
Team Update and May Meeting change
April Minutes are now under the meetings tab. Last meeting of the year will be at the District FACE Meeting on May 24th at Springfield High.
March Meeting Minutes
There is a lot of information in the March Meeting Minutes. Please check them out under the Meetings tab!
Attached is a wonderful form developed for our families with online resources and tools! Thank you Mrs. Gilson for the awesome guide!
Meeting minutes and Agenda for the January meeting are now available by clicking on the "Meetings" tab to the left.
Next Meeting January 6th
We will meet at 5:30 pm in the Library. See you there!
December FACE Meeting Minutes
Now available under the "Meetings" tab.
WMS FACE Team
We are excited to announce that we have started a separate FACE Team at Washington Middle School! We will continue to update this page and look forward to our working together with community and family. We would love your feedback and participation.