November Newsletter

Whiteman Elementary

Upcoming Events

11/2- 1st Grade Musical

11/3 Coffee with Principal

11/9 Veteran's Day Celebration

11/10 No School

11/13 PTO Meeting @3:30

11/18-11/26 NO School Thanksgiving Break

11/30 Character Assembly with Ned Show

1st Grade Music Concert Parent Note from Mrs. Nielsen

It’s a Zoo Out There!

I’m so excited to announce that your child’s music program is a week away and they sound amazing, and they’re excited to perform onstage for you! Their program is on Thursday, November 2nd at 6 o’clock. We will also be performing for the whole school on the 2nd at 2:15. You are more than welcome to attend the afternoon showing.

For this program, students should be dressed up. Girls should be in dresses or skirts, and boys should be in a polo or buttoned down dress shirt.

The night of the program, your call time is at 5:40. Please drop your child off at the music room so we have time to get them in line order to get them on stage.

Thank you so much for sharing your talented children with me. We cannot wait to put on a great show for you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at


Mrs. Nielsen

Whiteman Elementary Music Teacher

Veteran's Day Breakfast & Assembly

Whiteman Elementary is having a Veteran's Day Breakfast (the breakfast is free to all veterans and active duty personnel) on November 9, 7:30 - 8:30. The menu will be Biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, sausage links, and fruit with the choice of milk, coffee or juice to drink. There will be an assembly following the breakfast that will start at 8:45. We hope that you can come and join us. If you did not fill out the link that was sent out earlier, you can sign up via email at with the number of adults coming and the number of students / children coming.

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Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break goes from Saturday, November 18-Sunday, November 26th.

Dear Whiteman Families ,

The first part of the 2017-2018 school year has gone by quickly, and it has been both an exciting and a sad time. We will loose several of our families over these next two holiday breaks with new orders that we have grown to love and enjoy having here at Whiteman. Parents have met with their children’s teachers during parent conferences at the beginning of the month. Our school has completed our first quarter and are well into our second.

As we reflect on the many things for which we are thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: We are thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here. We are thankful for the support of the parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students. We are thankful for the teachers, assistants, bus drivers, secretaries, nurses, lunchroom aides, support staff, therapists and administrators who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart. We are also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school. We see dedicated and tireless individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and the children, in their own individual ways, benefit from those efforts.

Most importantly, we are thankful for the parents that have kept the faith in us. They continue to share their most valuable possession with us and—in most cases— work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety and well-being.

For this, we are ever so thankful.

I would like to wish all of you and your families a happy, healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday!

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News from the Counselor

November Character Word: Self-Control


The MFLC counselor and myself offer weekly deployment groups. The purpose of the group is to increase student knowledge about deployment, build student competencies and provide a safe environment to express feelings within a supportive peer network.

Please notify me by email, or phone, 660-563-3028 ext. 4503 if you will be or are deployed and would like for your child to participate in the group.

November Breakfast and Lunch Menu Link

Coffee with the Principal


WHEN Friday, November 3rd 7:30-8:15

WHERE Whiteman Elementary Library

WHY Open Discussion


November-Stress Management Class and Open Discussion

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is bursting with jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes and much, much more! The lost and found is located by the front doors beside the office. Please be sure to come by and have your child come by to check for their things. Your child’s favorite clothing item may be there!

Meta Pratt's Fundraiser

Knob Noster Public Schools held a district-wide fundraiser for one of our teachers, Mrs. Meta Pratt. Mrs. Pratt is the librarian at Whiteman Elementary School and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Thank you parents for bringing in a $1.00 for your child(ren) to wear a costume today.