WHITELEY WILDCAT UPDATE

August 29, 2021

As I walked through the halls and classrooms this week it was a reminder of what an amazing staff we have at Whiteley! We are in the first full week and students were busy diving into math, participating in literacy workshop lessons and working on writing. My favorite writing assignment was seeing students in sixth grade having to draw a monster after reading a descriptive writing piece from a peer. I love when teachers create enthusiasm within their lessons that connect students. It is also exciting to see our library is back open this year and classrooms were able to visit it this week. This is only a glimpse of what lies ahead for our students.

Lunch Supervisors and Program Assistants Needed

Our school and district are currently looking for lunch supervisors and program assistants. If you are interested in this opportunity please reach out to our assistant principal, Theresa Drogos.

PARKING LOT REMINDER

We realize that we have many new families and want to remind parents that we ask you to not park in our parking lot when dropping off students in the morning, or picking students up at the end of the day. We need to utilize the parking lot for our staff when they arrive in the morning.

NEWS FROM OUR NURSE

We would like to remind families about health examinations that are due for certain grade levels. Kindergarten, sixth grade and all new students to Whiteley will have required documentations that need be turned into our nurse. Please see the categories below.

1. Students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 6, and students new to Illinois schools must have a physical examination. The Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination done within the year prior to the school start must include:

  • The health care provider’s signature and date of exam.
  • The student’s health history by parent/guardian.
  • Height, weight, BMI, & B/P
  • Screening for diabetes. Positive results require medical follow-up.
  • Screening for lead exposure only for students under age six. Positive results require additional lead level testing.

2. Students are required to provide proof of immunizations to the school.

  • Required Immunizations* described below must have the month, day, and year of administration and signature.

3. Students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade are required to have a dental examination.

4. Students entering kindergarten and students new to Illinois schools are required to have an eye examination.

BREAKFAST FOR STUDENTS

This year students in District 15 will be provided breakfast. This will be a grab and go type breakfast in our cafeteria. We will begin providing breakfast at 8:25 until 8:40. Students will be dismissed to their classes at 8:35. Only students wanting breakfast will be able to enter through door #7 at 8:25. All other students will be allowed into our school at 8:35.

PTA NEWS

Our PTA is busy working to create a wonderful year for our students. You should have receive information about our Back To School Picnic. One way that you can support our PTA is by becoming a member. You can become a member by going to Member Hub.

Curriculum Night

Recently, there was a separate email sent out about Curriculum Night. We have two nights that are designated by grade levels. As a reminder, this event is for parents only and we are asking that each family only have one adult attending to ensure we are able to provide enough social distancing. The teachers will be livestreaming their presentation for parents and will be sending those links to parents. All adults that attend will be required to wear a mask, per the governor's executive order. The dates and times for the curriculum presentations are below.

Kindergarten -2nd ~ August 31st (6:30-7:15)

3rd-6th grade ~ September 1st (6:30-7:15)


Teachers will be sending out information about signing up for November conferences at a later date.

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 31st- Curriculum Night K-2nd @ 6:30

September 1st-Curriculum Night -3rd-6th @ 6:30

September 6th-Labor Day No School

September 7th-Fall Pictures

September 8th- School Board Meeting @ 7:00

September 15th- P.T.A. Meeting @ 7:00