The Whitesides Post

October 3, 2022

Thank You!

A big thanks to our PTA for the fun Family Movie Night last Friday. If you have not joined PTA, please consider doing so. Many of the things we are able to do are because of our PTA. Use this link to join. Thank you!


We are having a lot of students come to school late and check out early. I understand there are times when students will check in late and need to leave early, but this should not be the norm. Please make attendance a priority every day.

Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade will be October 31st at 9:30 a.m. The parade will take place on the track behind the school. Bring a chair and/or blanket.

Teachers will need to know what/who your child is dressing up as by Friday, October 14th. To ensure the parade is a positive experience for students and a tradition that we can continue, please carefully note the following restrictions on costumes.

*Students may not dress up as an ethnic or cultural group. Culture is not a costume. In respect to the Native American view, students cannot dress up as Pocahantas, Sacagawea, Sitting Bull, etc. This is cultural appropriation and is inappropriate.

*Skin color cannot be altered in any way.

*No masks.

*Costumes cannot be gory or threatening.

*No costumes that depict illegal substances.

*No hand-held accessories (i.e., wands, weapons, etc.).

*No strapless costumes or mid-drifts. Underwear should not be visible.

*Costumes should be fun and exciting, not political, or offensive.

If you are unsure about a particular costume, please feel free to contact Ms. Schulz or your child's teacher.

Parents should not come dressed in costume.


Please consider having your child enter our Reflections Contest. Possible categories are Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This is a great opportunity for students to share their skills and talents. All entries will be submitted online at Deadline for entries is October 17th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held October 5th and 6th in person at the school. Both of these day are early-out days (1:25 p.m.). If you did not sign up through your myDSD account, you have been assigned a time by the teacher. Please plan on attending with your child.

Flu Shots

On October 5th, flu shots will be available at Whitesides from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Activity Center. Please bring ID and insurance card (if you have one).

Calendar at a Glance

Oct. 5th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Out at 1:25)

Flu Clinic @ Whitesides 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 6th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Out at 1:25)

Oct. 10th - Hearing Screening for preschool, kinder, 1st, and 3rd

Oct. 11th - PTA Meeting 4:00 p.m. via ZOOM; Meeting ID 734 3818 0363; passcode: VJ8vK4

Oct. 13-14 - Fall Break

Oct. 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Contest @ Whitesides

Oct. 20th - Vision Screening (K, 1st, 3rd, 5th)

Nov. 1st - No School

Oct. 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 27th - School Photos

Oct. 28th - Fall Carnival

Oct. 31st - Halloween Parade @ 9:30 (on the track) - Early out at 1:25 p.m.

End of 1st Term


Parent/Student Handbook

Click here for the Whitesides Parent/Student handbook. You can also find it on our school website.