Whittier Weekly

September 29, 2017 V1.4

On the Calendar

Whittier Action Territory Night 4:00-10:00 pm

10/2- Sign Language Club 2:30-3:15 pm

10/3- Kindergarten Games Night 6:00-7:00 pm

10/4- 5th Grade Parent Meeting 5:00 pm

10/5- Young Rembrandts & 4th Grade Intramurals

10/6-5th Grade Intramurals

10/9- PTA Meeting 6:00 pm

Reflections Art Night 6:00 pm

10/18-Picture Retake Day

10/20- 3K Run

Fall Book Fair 5:30-6:30 pm

6:30 pm -Book Movie Night

10/25-27 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/26- THURSDAY- Early Release for Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/27- FRIDAY- No School- Parent-Teacher Conferences

Read at Home Each Night!

Often parents ask, "What can I do at home to help my child?" The answer is simple- READ! Read every night for at least 20 minutes. Read out loud to your child and talk with your child about what they are reading. The amount your child reads makes a huge difference in their overall achievement at school. Students who read an average of 20 minutes a day encounter significantly more text, score higher on standardized tests, and do better in school.

Help make reading fun for your child by;

1. Reading out loud together. Children love to laugh, predict, and talk about what they see in the books they read!

2. If your child is reading chapter books, read the books too! Talk to them about what is happening in the book, what the characters are feeling, why the characters are acting that way, how they think the story might turn out, about how the author made them feel through the story.

3. Help your child choose books about things they love. Your child will read more if they are reading about topics they enjoy.

4. Read non-fiction too!

5. Be a reading role model. Show your child how important reading is by reading too!

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3K Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for our annual 3K Run! We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to help supervise the students safely jogging the 3K event. You must have completed a background check with KUSD, which can be picked up at the Whittier office.
If you are interested in volunteering please sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/vfpu1Sfd0Jb0WuMP2

Attendance Update

Our school goal is to have 97% or better attendance every month (and for the whole year!) We know that children who attend regularly do better in school. We appreciate your help in making sure that your child(ren) are at school everyday and on time.

We are happy to report that we had 98% attendance for September!!! Let's keep up that great attendance in October!!

School Hours

School Hours:

Drop Off Begins at 7:15 AM
Mon-Thur 7:25 AM - 2:25 PM
Friday Dismissal 11:21 AM

Breakfast Time:
6:55 – 7:25 a.m in MPR

Office Hours:
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

About Us

Whittier Elementary is an exemplary elementary school in the Kenosha Unified School District.