WHITELEY WILDCAT UPDATE
December 4, 2022
It is hard to believe that we are in the last month of 2022! It really feels like this school year is moving rather quickly. This month Whiteley and the district have several events going on from band concerts, to choral concerts, to ugly sweater day to a Coding Event with the district. We keep the events up to date at the end of the school newsletter, and the events are also on our school and district web calendar.
The December PTA meeting is a social gathering at school. Parents/Caregivers/Staff please join us for cookies and hot cocoa on December 15th @ 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued support of our PTA!
The PTA is hosting a holiday breakfast for our Whiteley staff on Friday, December 16. We are looking for donations of breakfast foods. Please see the signup if you wish to contribute. Thank you for helping us celebrate our wonderful Whiteley staff!
DISTRICT PARENT UNIVERSITIES
As part of our regular Parent University series, District 15 has partnered with psychologist and educator Dr. Doug Bolton to speak with parents/guardians surrounding the growing mental health needs of our students. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns existed surrounding the overall well-being of school-age children as it relates to mental health needs. As we moved through the pandemic, practitioners saw a rise in such needs, as did our schools. That said, however, as challenging as the pandemic has been on so many of us, the disruption of this pandemic has pushed us all to find resilience during a time of remarkable uncertainty and stress.
That is why District 15 has partnered with Dr. Doug Bolton. He will share some of the valuable “lessons learned” about how to use stressful times to build resilience in our children because doing so will help them both now and in the future as they face unexpected challenges. We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation entitled: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Children in a Post-pandemic World.
Dr. Doug Bolton is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of School Consultation for Formative Psychological Services. He has spent over 20 years as a psychologist and principal at North Shore Academy and at a K-12 therapeutic school in nearby Highland Park. Dr. Bolton provides consultation, supervision, and professional development to parents, educators, and clinicians throughout northern Illinois as he is passionately committed to creating communities that help foster student and staff resilience. District 15 leadership, as well as our certified staff, benefitted from a similar presentation by Dr. Bolton in August, and know you will find his presentation not only thought provoking, but useful in your role as parent/guardian.
Again, we hope you are able to join Dr. Bolton on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, for our final Parent University of 2022. The session will be held in the Walter R. Sundling Junior High Auditorium. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include time for a Q & A.
December 7th-Hour of Code (6:00-7:00 p.m.) @ Winston Campus Library
December 8th -Band Concern @ 7:00 p.m.
December 13th-Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
December 14th- Parent University (6:30-7:30 p.m.) @ Walter R. Sundling
December 15th-PTA Meeting
December 19th-Choral Performance @ 7:00 p.m.
December 21st-Ugly Sweater Day
December 22nd-January 8th-Winter Break
January 9th-School Resumes