Whiteman Elementary

April Newsletter

Upcoming Events

4/6 Month of the Military Child Celebration Kickoff

-Assembly at 8:30

-CDC Parade Follows Assembly

-5K starts right after CDC Parade

4/12 2nd Grade Field Trip

4/13 3rd Grade Field Trip

4/20 4th Grade and Kindergarten Field Trip

4/16-4/20 Book Fair Buy 1 Get 1 Free

4/25 Kindergarten Screening

4/27 No School

Counseling News

To kick of the Month of the Military Child Whiteman Elementary will be holding an assembly on April 6th at 8:30a.m. Immediately following will be a parade to the CDC. The Military Child 5K will start at 10:00a.m.

The dress up days for the week of April 9-13 are:

Monday - "Proud to be an American" Day

Wear Red, White and Blue!

Tuesday - "Crazy Camo" Day

Wear your camouflage clothes

Wednesday - "Military Parents are our Super Heroes"

Wear your favorite Super Hero look!

Thursday - "Our Troops Allow America to Shine Bright & Sparkle"

Wear stars or shiny sparkles!

Friday - "Purple Up' Day

Wear Purple

5k- Weather

The weather isn't looking very good Friday. I will keep checking in and seeing what it is going to bring on Friday for us. I will post any changes on the 5K on our District Facebook Page and School Webpage if we need to reschedule due to weather.

Military Child Cards

On Friday, April 6th if you attend any of the events, please visit the table in the lounge and sign a card for your child(ren) that attend WE. We will hand out the cards on the official Purple Up Day on April 13th to all our students. If you aren't able to make it on Friday, April 6th, don't worry we will send the cards home to you and just ask that you write a note to your child(ren) and send it back to school by April 11th. PTO purchased purple bracelets that we would like to hand out on the 13th to celebrate Purple Up Day!


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Nominate yourself or someone else. All positions can be shared. If you have any questions, please contact whitemanpantherspto@gmail.com.

All candidates for officer positions must be registered with the Nomination Google Form by April 26th. The Candidates will be placed on a ballot and sent out on April 27th, for voting. All candidates will be notified the first week of April. The new elected officers will need to attend the PTO General Meeting on Monday, May 14th at 5:30 in the school PTO Room to be given the resources and information from this year.

The President shall be the principal executive officer of the organization and shall, in general, supervise and control all of the activities of the organization so as to uphold the purpose of the organization, The President shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Board and General Membership. The President shall serve as the primary contact to the principal and represent the organization at meetings outside the organization. The president shall vote only in the case of a tie in a vote of the Executive Board or the General Membership. The President shall select and appoint the chairpersons of all Standing and Special Committees and shall be ex-officio member of all committees of the organization. Oversees the Read-A-Thon Fundraiser in the building.

Vice President:

Vice President in the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of the President. The Vice President as chairperson over the volunteer committee and be responsible for the existing volunteer system. The Vice- President shall automatically become President upon the Vacancy of that position.

The secretary shall be a member of The Executive Board. The Secretary shall keep records of the organization, take and record minutes, book, by laws, rules, and any other necessary documents, and brings them to the meeting.

The Treasurer shall be a member of The Executive Committee. The Treasure shall
receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and
expenditures, and payout funds as authorize by the President or the Executive
Board. The Treasure shall present a written financial report at
every meeting and at other times as requested y the Executive Board. The
Treasure shall make a full year report at the end of each school year.

Box Tops Coordinator:

Box Tops for Education- The PTO participates in the General Mills Box Tops for Education Program. This committee’s volunteers plan a Fall and Spring box top contest to encourage students to collect and bring in box tops to their classrooms. The class submitting the most box tops wins a special party or prize each month. The committee solicits the PTO homeroom coordinator’s assistance in counting and bundling the box tops. Final compilation, summarization, and submission to General Mills is managed by the committee following each collection. The PTO receives a check for the total value of the submitted box tops and utilizes the funds for PTO sponsored events. ( ALREADY FILLED FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!)

Book Fair Coordinator:

Book Fair Coordinator runs the two Scholastic Book Fairs in the Fall and Spring to offer books to our students. Proceeds are used to purchase books for the Whiteman Elementary School’s library and benefit the PTO. Volunteers are needed to assist students in selecting age appropriate books and to manage the checkout process, including running the cash registers. (INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION, PLEASE COME TO SPRING BOOK FAIR TO LEARN WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! DATES: APRIL 16-20).

Nomination Google Form Attached Below. Please use the scroll button on the right side to answer all the questions. Thank you!

PTO Read- A- Thon Awards

We just got the PTO Read- A-Thon Awards today, so PTO will get working on organizing and passing them out to the students. Thank you again for making this such a great fundraiser for the building.

Military Child Shirts

The purple shirts have came in and were delivered to the students today. If you did not get your shirts, please let me know.