Whitehall Wonders

February 2021 Edition

Welcome World Changers!

We would like to welcome our A5 virtual World Changers back to Whitehall. We are elated to have our students in the building with us. We have missed seeing your face each day! We will see you on Wednesday, February 3.

Chromebook: Students should bring their Chromebooks and chargers to school on February 3rd.

Supplies Needed: Supply List

*The school has provided crayons, scissors, 4 pencils, and a clear pencil box.​​​ If your child wants to bring their own pencil box or pouch, they can!

Morning Arrival: Doors open at 7:00am. If your child needs to eat breakfast, they will go to the cafeteria. Breakfast doors close at 7:40. So students need to be in the school by 7:35 to make it to breakfast on time.

Lunch: Lunch and breakfast is free for all students. Due to Covid-19 precautions, no visitors are allowed to eat lunch with students this year. The lunch menu for February can be found on the Whitehall website at https://www.anderson5.net/whitehall .

PE: You teacher will provide you with a related arts schedule. Make sure on your child's PE day that they wear tennis shoes.

Google Classroom: Your child to join our new Google Classroom. Please have them click accept.

Meet the Teacher: You will find your teacher's virtual Meet the Teacher on the website on Feb. 1. Your teacher will also be reaching out to you to welcome your child to their classroom.

Car Rider Transportation: Car rider drop-off is still in the front. The school doors open at 7:00 am. School starts at 8:00 am, but if your child needs to eat breakfast you should plan on dropping them off by 7:30 am. 1st-5th grade car rider pickup is on the right (turning off of Whitehall Rd. into the school). K4-K5 and their siblings car rider pickup is on the right side (from Martin Luther King Blvd.) of the school. You can pick up a car rider tag from the front office.

Bus Rider Transportation: If you plan on your child riding the bus in the morning or afternoon, please contact Transportation Services at (864) 260-5000 (Ext 10131). You will need to make sure there is a bus stop near you and that there is room on the bus. Also, please ask them what bus number your child will be riding and let the office know.

Empathy and Resilence Virtual Parent Meeting

Thank you for attending the virtual meeting. Ms. Baugh and Mrs. Beaton did a great job sharing information on how to help our children be successful in this ever changing world. The information was extremely beneficial. Our next parent meeting will be on Thursday, March 18. Our instructional and reading coach will be addressing how you as a parent can help your child at home with reading and math. If you missed the meeting, do not worry. You can check it out our website.
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Let's Celebrate Black History Month

Throughout this month, Whitehall will be highlighting and celebrating the contributions African Americans have made on American culture. We will highlight people like George Washington Carver, John Mercer Langston, Hattie McDaniel, Oprah Winfrey, Shirley Chisholm, Erin Jackson and many others!
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Look for report cards on Feb. 9. Please set up a phone or virtual conference with your child's teacher if you have any concerns. Our teachers want to work with you to ensure your child has the best education at Whitehall.

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Valentine's Class Celebrations

Classes will celebrate Valentine's Day on February 12. Student's can bring in individually wrapped store bought candy and cards for their classmates. Because of the COVID restrictions, these items must be quarantined for three days at the school. The items (cards and/or candy) must be at Whitehall by Tuesday, February 9. Please make your plans in advance as no candy or cards will be accepted after February 9 for any reason.

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Upcoming Calendar Events

Upcoming Calendar Dates

February 1-No School for Students

February 2-End of the 2nd weeks (We have been in school for 90 days!)

February 2-10th-Candy Grams on sale

February 3-Virtual students (those that requested) return to face to face instruction

February 3- World Read Aloud Day-Read aloud to someone at home and send pictures to your teacher

February 4-Ice Cream

February 5-National Wear Red Day (in support of heart health awareness)

February 9-Report Cards

February 9-Last day to send in individually wrapped candy and cards for Valentine's celebration (no other items will be accepted)

February 11-Virtual Awards Presentation for 1st-5th Grade

February 10-Last day to purchase candy grams

February 11-Ice Cream Day

February 12-Valentine's class celebration

February 15-President's Day (School is in session today)

February 16-100th Day of School-Dress up like an old man or woman

February 18-Ice Cream Day

February 19- Fitness Friday-Dress in your track suit

February 25-Ice Cream Day