November 5, 2023
Please enjoy this week's Wildcat Update. We had a wonderful week filled with parades, snow, wacky hair, Whiteley wear and twinning! Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff for making last week exciting for all students. We appreciate you! Have a great rest of your weekend.
Arrival & Dismissal Reminders
Now that the weather is getting colder, we wanted to pass along a few reminders for arrival and dismissal in the car line. Please remember to pull all the way up before you let your student out of the car. For the safety of all students and drivers, please do not exit your car at any time in the car line. Lately, we have had parents get out of the car to buckle their students. This greatly impacts the flow of traffic in the morning. If you need to get out of your car for any reason, please pull all the way forward and off to the side before exiting your vehicle. Thank you for your help and assistance as we get students safely to and from school.
E-Learning Practice Day
In the event of inclement weather this year, our district will be conducting an eLearning day. This will ensure that our school year ends on our scheduled date and summer construction can begin as scheduled.
On November 15, we will be practicing an eLearning day at school. During this practice day, all students will practice joining their virtual Google Meet link in their classroom so that they have some experience with how they will access the Google Meet link in the event of an eLearning day. On that practice day, all students will bring home their devices, case, and charger including our K-2 students. All students will be expected to complete an online activity on their Chromebook to ensure that they are able to log in to their Chromebook at home and connect to their home WiFi. Here are directions if you need assistance connecting the Chromebook device to your home WiFi.
Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.
Bingo Night will be Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 PM in the Cafeteria. This is always such a fun event! This year we are adding an optional 50/50 raffle - 50% of the proceeds will go to one lucky winner and 50% will go to the PTA!! Winner of the 50/50 raffle will be announced during BINGO, but does not have to be present! We hope to see you there.
The fundraiser runs through November 6th, and items arrive in December before Christmas break! The kids can win prizes for fundraising, so get those orders in! Thank you for your support.
We are collecting donations for Thanksgiving baskets for the Palatine Food Pantry. See attached flyer for donation item requests. Thank you in advance!
The next PTA meeting will take place on November 15 at 7 PM. Worried about your kids? No need - free childcare is included! There will be a special treat for everyone who comes. We hope to see you there!
Interested in helping with the annual dinner the PTA provides to teachers during conferences? This year, it will be on Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 PM. Please visit this link. Thanks in advance!!
Picture Retakes & Club Photos
Please see the link below for picture retake information. The link includes the option to order online as well.
We will also take Club Photos as well as class photos for 5th and 6th grade on November 6, as well.
November 6, 2023 - Picture Retake Day (Individual Retakes, Club Photos, and 5th/6th Grade Classes)
November 7, 2023 - Half Day of School for Students - Dismissal at 11:25AM
November 8, 2023 - BINGO Night @ 6:30PM
November 15, 2023 - Practice E-Learning Day
November 15, 2023 - PTA Meeting @ 7:00PM in the LRC
November 20-21, 2023 - Parent Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL
November 22-24, 2023 - Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL