Whelan Weekend Update
November 4, 2022
Whelan Community Connections!
It was great to hear family members share who they are, who their kids are, and what brought them to the meeting. I also shared a little bit of information about the work we're doing to rethink our Core Values here at school, and then introduced the topic of kids' Digital Lives - which will be the main focus of our December Community Connection.
The December Community Connection Meeting will happen on TUESDAY, December 6th - from 8:45-9:30 in the Whelan Cafeteria again - and we hope to see many of you there!
Please use this survey to share any information and/or questions about your kids' Digital Experiences that will helps us plan for that December meeting!
November 17th - Whelan Family Night - Unity in Diversity!
Whelan Family Night: Unity in Diversity
On November 17, we are hosting our first Family Night from 5-7 PM. Our theme will be culture from around the world!
We will have:
- Class Dojo helper
- PowerSchool helper
- CORI check forms to chaperone field trips, field day, or volunteer at school
- Food brought by families to share (potluck).
Please use these links to RSVP:
American Education Week - November 14-18
Whelan Lost & Found
Whelan School Improvement Council
The School Improvement Council is a group of Family, Staff and Community members who come together monthly to explore the idea of improving the school experience for everybody - Families, Staff AND Students - here at Whelan.
The Council's work this year will focus on two things:
- Developing the "What's that at Whelan?" Glossary that will help families better understand different pieces of the Whelan School experience.
- Engaging Families in the work we have started to do as a Staff to revisit the Whelan Core Values.
We're hoping to have 3-4 Family members on the Council this year. If you are interested in this work, please use this form to share a little bit about yourself and why you're interested in the School Improvement Council.
Please use this Uniform Request Form if you are looking for gently-used uniforms for your Whelan students. We will do our best to fill requests as they come in, and will notify families when your requests are ready.
Whelan Uniform Ordering
We are also working with Old School Apparel to add a "Spirit Wear" section to their Whelan-specific online shop - stay tuned for more information about what that could look like!
Important Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, November 2nd - Whelan Community Connection! (8:45 in the Cafeteria)
Wednesday, November 2nd - EARLY RELEASE - 11:30 Dismissal
Tuesday, November 8th - NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 11th - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 16th - American Education Week at Whelan - 9am-11am (see notes above about AEW!)
Thursday, November 17th - Whelan Family Night - 5pm-7pm
*the full RPS calendar can be found here*
*Important Whelan dates are also posted on our school website at whe.reverek12.org*