Whiteman Elementary

March Newsletter

Upcoming Dates

February 26- March 2nd Spirit Week

February 26- March 9 Read A Thon

February 28- Parent Conferences 2:00-7:30

March 8- Dental Assembly

March 9th- Early Dismissal

March 11-Daylight Savings

March 12- PTO Meeting at 5:30

March 15-4th Grade Rehearsal at 2:15 and performance at 6:00

March 23- Read A thon Celebration/ character Assembly

March 26-March 30 Spring Break No School

Reminder Today

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Reminder Parent Conferences Tonight

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 2:00 to 7:30 pm. If you need to know your scheduled time or would like to schedule a conference, please contact your child's teacher. Spring Parent-Teacher conferences are appointment only. Your child's teacher will contact you if a conference is needed. However, if you would like to scheduled a conference with academic concerns please reach out to your child's teacher as well.
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Read A Thon Kickoff

Here’s how the Read-a-thon works:

1. Set a daily reading goal. Students set a reading goal and keep track of minutes spent reading outside of school from Friday, February 26 to Friday, March 9.

2. Secure Sponsors. Every student is encouraged to participate whether they raise money or not. But if you ask friends, family, and neighbors to support your avid reader, you can help the PTO fund activities for Whiteman Elementary. Sponsors can donate per minute read OR they can give a flat donation.

3. Track Reading Time. Students track how many minutes they read each day on their Reading Tracker online. Students can count books, magazines, newspaper articles, and homework reading done outside of school. Time others spend reading aloud to students counts, too!

4. Share your book ideas! Take a picture of your child reading or make a book suggestion and email it to me at jstewart@knobnoster.k12.mo.us . I will share with the Whiteman PTO and on our KN facebook page.

5. WIN AWESOME PRIZES! Every child who participates will get to participate in a Read-a-Thon fun day on March 23. If you sign your child up, your child will receive his or her first prize online.

This fundraiser is to encourage a love of reading and raise money at the same time!

Spirit Week

The Cafeteria will serve Green Eggs and Ham on Friday!
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Counselor News

April is Month of the Military Child and we are working on planning a week to celebrate our students. On April 6 we will be having an assembly to recognize our Military Children (more details will come out closer to time). I am working on creating a slide show for the assembly and I need pictures of you and your child. These pictures can be in uniform with your child, but not necessary. The purpose of this slide show is to show that our students come from all areas of the world! Please email pictures to Mrs. Hennrich, jhennrich@knobnoster.k12.mo.us or drop off at the office by March 16. Thank-you for your help.

February Character Students

This month our students were recognized for Empathy.
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Music Concert

4th Grade will perform on March 15th at 2:15 and 6:00.
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Save the Date

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PTO/Volunteer Information

PTO raised $587. 46 on the Chipotle Fundraiser. PTO donated 1,000 to reduce the cost of Spring Field Trips. PTO members made cotton candy to kickoff Read A Thon and organized this incredible fundraiser for WE.

We had several volunteers that came in to help teachers decorate our building for Dr. Seuss Week and read to several classrooms. Thank you for your support!

February Box Top Winners

Congrats to February's Box top winners!
Pre K - Ms Weber
Kinder- Mrs Petree
2nd- Mrs Morrow
3rd- Ms Wilkinson
4th- Mrs Hieronymus

Overall winner
1st- Mrs Vogelsmeier

March Information- Will be sent out in March

Enrollment Sheets ( bright yellow sheet) for the 18-19 school year- This form will be sent home by Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Please return this form to help us better plan for next school with estimated enrollment numbers.

Summer School Enrollment Form - This form will be sent home by March 8th, 2018. Students will earn an incentive for turning the form in, and placed in a weekly drawing to earn a prize.

18-19 PTO Board Positions - Information will be sent home after the PTO meeting on March 12, 2018.

Extra forms will be in the main office.

Contact Me!

Please feel free to call, email, or stop by if you have a question or suggestion. I am always happy to visit with parents. My email is jstewart@knobnoster.k12.mo.us or you may call the office at (660) 563-3028.