Whittenberg Connect

Week of September 25 #AJWyearofYet #AJWEngineers

Fluor Engineering Week

What's Ahead...

September 26: PTA Clothes closet will be open from 7:30am-10:00am.

September 28: Fall Pictures (wear uniform)

September 29: Uniform Free Day

September 29: September Birthday Club

Further Ahead...

October 11: End of First Quarter

October 11: Terrific Kids Ceremony

October 12 &13: Student Holidays- No School

October 16-20: CogAT/Iowa Testing- 2nd graders

October 19: 1st Quarter Report Cards


Over the next couple of weeks, your child’s teacher will be communicating details of upcoming parent/teacher conferences. During this time, teachers are encouraged to share areas of success as well as the areas for growth. Parents, you are encouraged to do the same. Talk to your child’s teacher about ways you can partner to help your child grow. Through transparent conversations, goals should be discussed and established. Together, we are your child’s support team. It is our hope that these important meetings are not simply to “check a box” but spur every student to greater academic and social-emotional success.


2nd Grade Parents: During the week of October 16th-20th, your children will be taking the Cognitive Aptitude Test (CogAT) & Iowa Assessments. Please make sure students get plenty of sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast each morning. These assessments are used to qualify for gifted and talented identification and possible admission to the Charles Townes Center Program. If at all possible, do not schedule medical or other appointments on these days. We encourage all students to arrive on time so testing can begin on time. Please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Jordan with any questions.
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Thank You

The Book Fair was a success! Thank you to all the students, parents, and grandparents who participated in the book fair. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the book fair as well. Thank you to Mr. Ballinger and Ms. Woodall who organized and provided this opportunity for our students.

WYFF Golden Apple Award

Ingles and WYFF News 4 wants to reward teachers who are going above and beyond. Each week, an area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled Thursdays on WYFF News 4. These weekly winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. At the end of the school year, a Teacher of the Year will be selected from the weekly winners.

To nominate an educator for the Golden Apple Award, CLICK HERE, then complete and mail to:

WYFF News 4

Golden Apple Award

505 Rutherford Street

Greenville, SC 29609

For submission details, CLICK HERE.

Helpful Generative AI Guidelines for Parents

GCS parents may find information on Greenville County Schools' position on generative AI as well as helpful guidelines in using generative AI with their student on GCS Parent Homepage.

September Book of the Month

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn about the power of altruism through the book: Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena. This book highlights the power of showing empathy and compassion to others.

Click on this link for the full story read aloud:

Carmela Full of Wishes- Read Aloud

Home Link Activity: Create your own papel picado

Looking for ways to support your child as a reader? Check out this great resource on some Simple Things Families Can do to help Their Child Become a Reader.

PTA Membership

Have you ever wondered what a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Membership actually involves? Some people may wonder if they are signing themselves up to be school volunteers throughout the year or to serve on the PTA Board. While there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer for different events throughout the year, your membership helps create an engaging learning environment for students and teachers throughout the school year. AJW PTA strives to enhance and support educational experiences, encourage parental involvement, and improve the environment for students and teachers through volunteer support and memberships.

Everyone—parents, educators, students and other community members—is invited to join our not-for-profit PTA. The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit the student. In doing so, you also help AJ Whittenberg. Join TODAY for only $5! https://ajwhittenbergpta.memberhub.com/store

Volunteer Information

Thinking of chaperoning a field trip, becoming a room parent, or mentoring a student? Please apply to be a volunteer. https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Parents/main.asp?titleid=volunteers

A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering

Mission: We, at AJW, create a culture of respect and highest achievement, uniquely aligned with engineering principles, that best prepares a diverse group of learners to succeed in the 21st Century.

Morning & Afternoon Traffic Reminder

Please do not use the bottom staff parking lot for morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.