January Newsletter

Whiteman Elementary

Upcoming Events

January 3rd-Resume Classes

January 8th- Grades emailed out to parents

January 15th- No School MLK

January 18th- Math NIght

January 26th- Character Assembly $1.00 PJ Day

January 30th- Eat on the stage with Principal/Character Education Night Boys Varsity Game 7:30

Dear Parents,

What an exciting time of year this is at the Whiteman Elementary! This is when we see many students take giant leaps in their learning. Students who have struggled with being “tuned into” learning are starting to take off. Students who struggled with reading fluently are sounding like pros. Students who have fought with their addition and subtraction facts are finding that things are starting to click. This is a true testament to all the work done at school and at home since the start of the school year.

So, let’s keep the positive growth going with the coordinated efforts between home and school. Remember, you can/should read with your child each night.

Students need to read with you for

(1) a fluent model of what reading sounds like,

(2) seeing that you value the practice needed to grow as a reader,

(3) continued practice of strategies and skills learned at school,

(4) quality time for you and your child.

Thank you for your continued support at home!

Math Night

Exciting plans are being made for our FAMILY MATH NIGHT on Thursday, January 18th from 5:00-7:00 PM. Plan to come for dinner and participate in fun math games and activities for students of all ages. We will even have a robotics demonstration.

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Physical Education

Please make sure your child(ren) are wearing appropriate shoes on PE day. If students wear black shoes that leave marks, they will be assigned alternative PE activities.

Counselor's Corner

Character Students

If your child is chosen for a Character Kid during our Character Assembly. Parents will be informed by the teacher and are welcome to attend the assembly too.

Every school in the district recognizes their Character Students at a district sport event. January and December Character Students will be recognized on January 30th at the Boys Varsity Game at 7:30.

For Whiteman Elementary we have recently implemented our character students having the opportunity to eat on the stage with the Principal. January students will get to eat on the stage with the principal on January 30th.

PTO Information

Congrats to December's Box Top Winners!

Pre K - Ms Weber
K - Mrs Ollie
1st- Mrs Vogelsmeier...
2nd-Mrs Luehrs
4th- Mrs Hieronymus

3rd- Mrs Wilkinson


Next Collection is January 12th

New Webpage

http://www.knobnoster.k12.mo.us/ -Webpage

https://www.facebook.com/KnobNosterSchools/- Facebook

Hope everyone has had the opportunity of going to our new webpage! If not attached is the link. If you are wanting to know about school closings, please use our webpage and our district's facebook to get the quickest information.

Wooden Gumball Sculpture- Bid

A whimsical 6.5' wooden gumball sculpture was created by 4th grade students at Whiteman Elementary during the 2016-2017 school year. We will be taking bids on this online auction to provide funds for needy children in our community. The starting bid will be $50.00 and we will be taking bids until January 31, 2018.


PJ Day

If your child pays $1.00 he/she can wear PJs on January 26th. Hope to see everyone in their PJs! Turn money into classroom teacher, and the teacher will get it to the office.
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Excited to let parents know that we are now an eS2S school and will have a group of students supporting our students here at Whiteman Elementary.

Most military-connected students move six to nine times during their school years. Feeling like the perpetual “new kid” can be stressful – just finding someone to eat lunch with can make a difference. MCEC offers student-centered and student-led programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels to ease transitions, and create a positive environment. Mrs. Hennrich our counselor will lead this group and we have already began brainstorming ideas on how to support our families and students coming to Whiteman.

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