September 15, 2017 V1.2
On the Calendar
9/19- School Picture Day
9/21- Young Rembrandts Begins 2:30-3:30 pm
4th Grade Intramurals
9/22 5th Grade Intramurals
9/28- Young Rembrandts & 4th Grade Intramurals
9/29-5th Grade Intramurals
Whittier Action Territory Night 4:00-10:00 pm
I can't believe how quickly the first two weeks of school have gone! It has been a wonderful whirlwind of meeting families and students. The children have been amazing and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with them.
Over the last two weeks I have met with all of the classes. My goal was to get to know the children and give them an opportunity to know more about me. We did some team building games together. One of the games with the older students was giant Jenga! Each block had a question on the bottom that they had to answer. These included things like "What is your favorite subject in school?" or "If you had a million dollars what would you buy?". As they pulled out a block they answered the question on it. It was very interesting to hear their answers! With our younger grades we either read a book or played a game to learn the names of all the friends in our class. We also visited Mrs. Curley's office to check it out. The children loved finding all the different Mickey Mouse figures and the Cubs Bobble Head Collection.
I have really enjoyed getting to know each of the children a little bit better! We have amazing students here at Whittier Elementary!
New Morning Drop Off Procedures
In order to make drop off in the morning smoother and quicker for everyone we have made a few adjustments to our routines. Below is information on our drop off procedures (Please click the PDF link to open). If you have any questions please feel free to contact our school office or Mrs. Curley at 262-359-2110.
How can you help? Please encourage your child to do their best, make sure they get a good nights rest, and eat a hearty breakfast each morning!
Whittier PTA- Reflections Program
All students at Whittier may participate in the Reflections art contest that is sponsored by our PTA. The theme this year is "Within Reach." The art categories are Visual Arts, Photography, Film, Dance, Music, and Literature. Reflections is a great way for students to express their individuality through art and receive recognition for their efforts!
An interest form will be sent home in your child's folder in the next week or two. Please indicate any categories your student(s) are interested in and return the form to school. We will send home the official rules for each category you indicate. Please look for information about Reflections on the PTA and Whittier Facebook pages.
Any additional questions can be directed to Lisa Taffe, Reflections Coordinator.
Let's Build it Engineering
This fall AES is offering a Let's Build it Engineering-Stem Learning After School Club! Design and build your own robots! Your child will explore the field of robotics through a series of exciting and dynamic lessons. Students will learn about mechanical engineering as they construct and use robots to complete tasks and engage in competitions. There will be 7 classes and a fee of $98.00 for the enrichment club. The club will be held on Fridays October through December from 11:25-12:25 pm. A flyer went home in Thursday folders this week and is also available in the Whittier Back Pack on our website or at https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup Class Code WPP10.13.17
Develop your child's intellect through the fun game of chess! No previous knowledge is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 2:35-3:35. The session will consist of 8 classes and costs $98.00. A flyer was send home in Thursday folders. There is also information available in the Whittier Back Pack on our website or at https://www.chessscholars.com/signup Class Code WPP10.24.17
Young Rembrandts is offering drawing classes after schools on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm. This class includes a bountiful selection of drawings that introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Enroll online at www.youngrembrandts.com/kenosha-racine . The first session is 5 weeks and costs $57.50. Sessions 1 and 2 (10 weeks) costs $110.00 .
Let's Build it Engineering
Drop Off Begins at 7:15 AM
Mon-Thur 7:25 AM - 2:25 PM
Friday Dismissal 11:21 AM
6:55 – 7:25 a.m in MPR
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM