WHS Principal Post- November 2023
The monthly Hammerschmidt family newsletter
Coming this month:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!:
November 8: PTA Dine & Donate - Portillo’s on Butterfield
November 9: WHS Talent Show 6:00-8:00pm
November 10: End of 1st Trimester
November 13: WHS PTA Meeting - 7:00pm (LRC)
November 15: Book Fair Opens (after school in LRC)
November 17: JERSEY DAY SPIRIT WEAR DAY
November 20-21: Book Fair open during conferences in LRC
November 20-21: No School - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 22-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 1: WHS COLORS SPIRIT WEAR DAY
December 6: WHS PTA Dine & Donate-Chipotle on Roosevelt in GE
December 8: PTA Movie Night
December 18: WHS PTA Meeting - 7:00pm (LRC)
December 22: Winter Parties & Early Release Day, 1:15pm dismissal.
December 25 - January 5, 2024: WINTER BREAK
Dia de los Muertos at Hammerschmidt
Parent Teacher Conferences at Hammerschmidt!
Parent - Teacher Conference Sign Up Schedule is OPEN
Below you will find the link with detailed directions!
Would you prefer a "virtual" conference?
Once you schedule your conference time, please let your child's teacher know if you prefer to have a virtual conference. We'll assume you are coming in unless you contact your child's teacher with a preference to conduct the conference virtually.
ART, MUSIC, and PE Conferences:
If you would like to schedule a short conference for art, music, or PE, please contact the teachers directly. Specials teachers will also be available for "drop in" conversations during the conference days.
Contact Information for our "Specials" teachers can be found below.
ART: Michelle Hoganson
MUSIC: Michelle (Shelly) Meiers
We are looking forward to meeting with you during conference week!
School Safety Information -- Circle Drive -- Unload Curbside PLEASE!
Fall Spirit Wear orders are in! The orders will be brought to your specified child's classroom and will then be taken home. The orders either went home yesterday or will go home today, so be on the lookout! If you have any questions, please contact Erin McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christina Pacini (email@example.com).
WHS TRACK-A-THON: UPDATE
If you still need to turn in pledge sheets and money, please do so ASAP. Remember to please label your students envelope with their full name and teacher’s name. Any questions, concerns or needing assistance with turning in your donation please contact Michelle Greco
BOOK FAIR: 11/15 (After School)
The book fair opens on 11/15 at 3:15pm. You can get all the info and sign up to volunteer Here! All purchases through the Book Fair benefit our school. No cash, no fuss! Set up an EWallet - it's the easiest way for kids to shop. Set up your EWallet today so your student(s) can shop after school.Thanks for supporting our kids! Happy reading!
BOOK FAIR HOURS:
11/15 TO 11/17: 3:15 PM TO 4:45 PM
11/20 TO 11/21: Open during Parent Teacher Conferences
WHS TALENT SHOW: 11/9
The WHS PTA hosted their annual Talent Show on Thursday, November 9th. What a wonderful evening it was and filled with such AMAZING talent! A HUGE THANK YOU to our AMAZING students who participated this year and for the wonderful support from our WHS staff! Also a HUGE thank you to our volunteers who helped make this a night to remember!
ANY QUESTIONS? Please email Michelle Greco.
2023/2024 WHS PTA COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITIES
There are still opportunities to get involved in the PTA this year. We are always looking for parents to help out with various committees!
Please click here to volunteer!
SEEKING STAR “BUCKS” DONATIONS:
Help WHS PTA fill the Star “Bucks” reward closet for the year! Students earn Star “Bucks” throughout the year and can buy a prize from the reward closet. We are seeking donations for new/unused toys, games, sports gear, electronics etc. The teachers have some small trinkets, toys, pencils but are looking for help with the big ticket items. If you would like to donate, please contact Mandi Jennings to arrange drop-off/pick-up.
WHS YEARBOOK PHOTOS:
We want your photos for the yearbook! The Yearbook Committee created a google photos drive this year to make it easier to get as many photos as we can this year.
Please add a description of the event, the grade and the teacher (if applicable) so it will help the committee figure out where to put the pictures in the yearbook. The committee will go through all the photos to select which ones will be included in the yearbook later this year!
If you have pictures from the end of last year (field day or class parties) feel free to include them! There will be reminders throughout the year to upload your photos.
If you have trouble or any concerns, contact Samantha Baker.
Click here to upload photos: Yearbook Photos
Please support WHS PTA by signing up for Givebacks here. You securely link your credit/debit cards under the Hammerschmidt PTA and then every time you use that card at a participating business in-store or online, you earn cashback and Givebacks will also automatically give a percentage back to WHS PTA. SO EASY!! Plus, the first time you spend at a participating business they give WHS PTA $5. For more details click here.
JOIN 2023-2024 WHS PTA TODAY:
WHS PTA MEMBERSHIP:
Have you joined the WHS PTA yet? What are you waiting for? Now is the time to join the wonderful organization. You will receive a copy of the WHS school directory as a benefit of your WHS PTA membership. The school directory comes in handy for play dates, car pools, homework help, group projects and more!
Signing up for a PTA membership does not obligate you to volunteer or commit time (unless you are compelled to do so).
SUBSCRIBE TO DIGITAL PTA CALENDAR:
Did you know you can Subscribe to the digital PTA and school calendar? Visit Events and then click subscribe. You can choose iCal, outlook or Google calendar and it will automatically add the events to your calendar.