Wildcat Newsletter

September 2016

Note from Principal

Welcome Back Wildcats!!!

Dear Parents,

You may have heard from your child’s teacher or from our PTA members about the many opportunities that exist at Whitestone to volunteer. We are extremely excited to have your support with our students and upcoming events. PTA sponsors the Fall Festival, which will be held on October 7th at 4:30-8:00p.m., as one of our largest campus fundraisers. We have a great need for volunteers to spend as little as half an hour running one of the booths.

Throughout the school year, PTA will have many other projects that could use your assistance. Whitestone students also benefit greatly from parents who can support our program called PAWS-Parents Assisting Whitestone Students. These volunteers will support students during the instructional day each week.

All of these volunteer opportunities not only benefit your child, but benefit all of our students at Whitestone. Please consider becoming a Whitestone volunteer. Contact information for volunteering: PTA-Jolie Smedley whitestone.ptapresidenbt@gmail.com.


Rebecca Webster-Principal

(512)570-7400 ext. 17410


Leader in Me

Whitestone students are learning about Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Happy Kids. September is Habit #1: Be Proactive. I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

October highlight will be Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind. I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good citizen. (Covey, S., The Leader in Me, pg. 21)

Join us in this learning and ask your students about the habits and how they can continue the habits at home!

Whitestone Elementary


Recognition of Whitestone students, staff, and community for their contributions to growing lifelong learners and leaders. We invite you put a spotlight on a Whitestone member, student, staff and/or community member who has gone above and beyond by completing the form below. We will highlight your recognition in the building display case.



Happy Monday-C2 T-shirts

Wildcat Wednesday-Wildcat T-shirts

College Friday-College T-shirts