October 31, 2020

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Congratulations - Everett--Kindergarten Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner

It was a fun week enjoying the Spirit days at Whiteley. The creativity was amazing and it allowed all of our learners to participate. Throughout the week, we posted pictures on our school Facebook page for everyone to enjoy. We hope that our families enjoyed participating as well!


We currently have some job posting for lunch supervisors. The position would involve supervising students during recess and during their eating portion of lunch. If you are interested in a lunch supervisor position you can access the posting on the website. You will want to scroll down to find the noon hour position for Frank C. Whiteley. If you have questions about this role you can email the assistant principal, Theresa Drogos (drogost@ccsd15.net ).


Please make sure you are certifying that your child is healthy for school, by signing the card that is placed in the lanyard. Every Friday, the teacher will place a new card in the lanyard for the upcoming week.


Basket Brigade

I can't believe we are about to head into November soon. With Thanksgiving coming up,

I know that there are families who may need some extra support through the holidays. Every year, Basket Brigade’s goal is to donate 2000+ meals to families. The meal includes a frozen 12-14lb turkey, fruit, vegetable, beverage, dessert, stuffing mix, gravy, and potatoes (the turkey and bag of potatoes will be delivered on top of the meal boxes). All meals feed a family of eight and only one meal will be provided per family. Also all meals will be delivered on Saturday, November 21st. (Delivery will start around 10:00am. Depending on the weather, deliveries are usually completed around 4-5pm.)

So if you would like more information regarding Basket Brigade please send an email to Mrs. Shin (shins@ccsd15.net) by next Tuesday (11/3/20) at the latest! Here is their website: Basket Brigade.


It was great to see some of the submissions for the pumpkin carving contest! Our PTA did a great job creating an activity for our families. They are continuing to think of other activities where all of our families can be involved.

The PTA is pleased to announce their first Restaurant Night of the year. You can help support a local restaurant and the Whiteley PTA. There is a flyer attached within this newsletter to use when you Dine in the Tent or Carry Out, Monday November 9th at 1st Place Sports Bar & Grill. When you participate in this event 10% of your purchase will go back to the Whiteley PTA.

The PTA will also be hosting their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 4th @ 7:00. Our meeting is virtual and you can attend the meeting through this link.

The FCW PTA is excited to announce our Fall 2020 Virtual Holiday Shop & Fundraiser! The Fundraiser will run from 11/2/20 through 11/30/20.

This year we will partner with Meadow Farms Gifts, Wrap & More who brings you quality gift wrap, unique gifts, home & kitchen items, gourmet food, Kringle Candles and more!

2020 Fundraiser Highlights:

  • No order forms to return to school or mail in
  • Orders will ship direct to your home
  • Incentive Prizes!!!!
    • Watch this KICKOFF VIDEO to view some fantastic prizes that you could earn!
    • Remember you must register online to receive prize credit!
      • Registration instructions are in the included attachment.
    • All prizes are processed when the sale ends and will be shipped to the sellers address.
  • 35% profit from all orders will go back to our FCW PTA to continue to support our school and staff.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Tina Odachowski at tina.odachowski@gmail.com, thank you for supporting our PTA!


Spark will be hosting a meeting on November 16th. The topic this month will focus on being a sibling of someone with a disability. A flyer in regards to SPARK and their monthly meetings is attached. Vanessa Medina is the parent representative from Whiteley School.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual pumpkin carving contest! This was a great event hosted by our PTA! The winners are:

For Kindergarten and First Grade - Everett J

For Second and Third Grade - Hiroto O

For Fourth and Fifth Grade - Aoi A

For Sixth Grade - Takuma S


November 2nd-No School-Teacher Institute Day

November 3rd-No School - Election Day

November 4th-Virtual PTA Meeting @ 7:00

November 11th-PTA Dine and Share

November 23rd & 24th-Conferences

November 25th &-27th-Thanksgiving Break