What's Happening At Whitt! Feb. 8

Once a wolf, always a wolf!

The Kids' Heart Challenge!

The Kids Heart Challenge is happening now at Whitt Elementary, and every single dollar we raise during our event will help kids and families build healthier lives. We are so proud of our school community for making such a big difference!

As a reminder, ANY student who raises $150 or more in online donations by Tuesday, February 19th at 6AM will be recognized over announcements on Wednesday, February 20th as a special HEART HERO! Many students are very close to reaching $150 raised online, and it is not too late to get started!

Download the Kids Heart Challenge App or Visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge to participate!

Learn more about how your donations help families just like Finn's.

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GT Screening Information

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Achoo! Preventing the Spread of Germs

Keep your family healthy all winter long by practicing everyday disease prevention tactics.


Stress the importance of handwashing. Because germs are invisible, it’s difficult for children to understand how dangerous a cough or sneeze can be. Be sure to stress

the importance of washing hands, using lots of soap and water, and scrubbing until there are bubbles—before meals and snacks, and after coughing, sneezing, or using a tissue. Many brands of liquid hand soap come in fun designs, scents, or colors, and letting children pick their own can be a fun way to encourage hand washing.

Use the “birthday song” method. Teach your child to wash his or her hands for as

long as it takes to sing the entire “Happy Birthday” song.

Cough like Dracula. Children need to learn to always cover their mouths when

they cough. Have your child cough into his or her sleeves, not hands, to prevent the spread of germs.

Keep hands away from eyes, nose, and mouth. Children sometimes

absentmindedly put their fingers in their mouth or nose, or rub their eyes. Help

your child keep his or her hands away from “germy” areas— eyes, nose, and mouth.

Trash the tissues. Used tissues are full of germs. Teach your child to immediately put used tissues in the trash, and then wash his or her hands.

Set a healthy example. Model all these healthy behaviors— sneezing into your elbow, washing your hands frequently—and your child will follow suit.

Our Second Graders Amazed Us with ARF!!

Congratulations to our incredible Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Year!! We love Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Schoeck!

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Mark Your Calendar!

February:

18-Student Holiday

22-Daddy/Daughter Dance

25-3rd and 4th Grade Math Checkpoint

26-3rd and 4th Grade Reading Checkpoint


March:

1-Wolf Howl @ 7:45

4-8-College Week

6-Multicultural Night

11-15-Spring Break

21-PTA General Meeting & Kinder Program 6:45pm

22-Student Celebrations

27-Spring Pictures

Have a wonderful weekend!!