Whitford Newsletter

September 30, 2022

Principal Message

Hello Whitford Families and Students.

It was a pleasure to meet so many of you during our Back to School Night last week. What a treat to connect parents with kids. I love coming to school every day working with and learning from Whitford’s greatest resource…. OUR KIDS!!

Please take a moment and fill out our form on how you want to set up your Parent Teacher Conferences. It is listed below.

In place of writing a bunch this week, I would like to provide links to my BTSN presentations. Feel free to check them out, review them, and ask any questions that you see fit based on what you see and read. Have an excellent weekend and welcome to October.

English BTSN Presentation

Spanish BTSN Presentation


Zan Hess

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6th Grade Outdoor School Reminders

Outdoor School for 6th graders is rapidly approaching! We've waited four years for our 6th graders to have the full Outdoor School experience, and we are excited to have this opportunity. Students will board buses at Whitford on Tuesday, October 25 and head to the coast for three nights, returning on Friday, October 28.

Permission forms are due back no later than Tuesday, October 3. Parents should be gathering supplies on the checklist (sleeping bags, rain gear, etc). If you know that you will be unable to gather specific required supplies from the list, please email Cheryl Ashdown immediately so we can assist you. Also, if you know for sure that your student will be unable to attend Outdoor School, please communicate that immediately as well.

Updates for all 6th grade parents are being emailed through ParentSquare each Monday, so if you are not receiving these messages you should make sure ParentSquare is active!

Cheryl Ashdown, Assistant Principal

WEB Leaders Welcome 6th Graders

W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) is a new leadership and community-building program here at Whitford. 8th grade WEB Leaders gave up days of their summer break to prepare an amazing orientation day as a welcome for our incoming 6th graders. After an energetic opening assembly, 6th graders met their teachers, toured the building, and had team-building time with their WEB small group. We look forward to future events organized by our amazing WEB leaders!


AGS1 Team Building

Student did a team building lesson with Math in Ms. Argello's AGS1 class.


Together work to answer questions

Explain and give reasons

Ask questions and share answers

Members of your team are your first resource

Smarter together than apart


Explican y dan razones

Quieren alcanzar sus objectivos
Unidos, trabajan para responder a las preguntas
Investigan y exploran ideas
Primer recurso
Ofrecen soluciones
Son más inteligentes juntos que separados

Students in Ms. Miller's Class

This month in Mrs Millers math class students were discovering number patterns at the same learning to work as a team!

Ms. Shah's Math class

Ms. Shah's math class working on area and perimeter. Principal Hess stopped in to see how Ms. Shah has made learning fun!!

Parent Teacher Conference Survey -- How and when do you want to conference?

Thanks to all those who came to our Back To School Night last week. It was great to see you all and meet you too. To help move us forward in enhancing connections with families, our next opportunity to visit is during Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences for us will be on the evening of October 19 and all day on October 20. There will be NO SCHOOL for kids on October 20 nor 21st.

To prepare for conferences, we need your help. Would you please take a few moments to complete the survey below? We need to know if you want to conference and in what format.

Because conferences are coming at us so quickly, we will need you to complete these surveys BEFORE the end of business on Tuesday, October 4 so that our teachers can begin to plan, organize, and schedule conferences for parents who would like to visit. You will receive a confirmation of date and time from us as well. Anyone completing this survey AFTER October 4 will be assigned a teacher as there is space in our schedule.

Thanks so much for our quick response.

Fall Conferences Survey in English

Fall Conferences Survey in Spanish

Free Dental Sealants at Whitford October 11

Virginia Garcia Dental will offer free dental sealants for 6th and 7th grade students on Tuesday October 11th. Please sign up your student on the online form. If you need a paper copy, students will bring home forms on Monday October 3.

School Sealant Consent (English)


School Sealant Consent (Spanish)


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What happens in CTE lab?

As you can see above -- Video production, engineering, and structural analysis in CTE class for 8th graders.

After School Clubs

We are hoping to start our after school clubs 10/25. After School clubs will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays. More information about how to sign up and club details will be sent out via Parent Square to both parents and students.
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Whitford Upcoming Events

10/11 Dental Sealants for 6th and 7th grade students

10/14 Staff Development Day -- No school for students

10/19 Parent Teacher Conferences 5PM-8PM

10/20 Parent Teacher Conferences 8AM-8PM No school for Whitford Students

10/21 No school for Whitford Students

10/25-28 6th grade Outdoor School

10/27 Fall Choir Concert 7th and 8th grade Choir 7PM

11/3 Picture Retakes 9:15AM-12:15PM

11/3 Fall BAND Concert 7pm