Whitehall Wonders

September 2022

PTO

  • Our PTO supports the students and teachers and provides many materials, supplies, and support for your children. Please join the PTO.

  • The cost per family is $5.00.

  • If you are interested in being a part of the PTO board, please reach out to Mrs. Lynn Walker, our PTO president, @ Lynnsmithwalker2018@gmail.com or the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Julia Driver, @ juliadriver@anderson5.net . We would love for you to be part of the team!


PTO Board


  • Lynn Smith-PTO President
  • Jennifer Kelly-PTO Treasurer
  • Julia Driver-Volunteer Coordinator
  • Amy Ellison-Teacher Representative

Club Day for 3-5 Grade Students

We are excited to offer a great opportunity for our World Changers! Our 3rd - 5th grade students will get an opportunity to earn Club Day each Friday of the week. The students have chosen from the following clubs: Lego Club, Chorus, Running, Yoga, and Art Club. Students will remain in the club they have chosen for a 9 weeks. The first club day is Friday, September 2.

Classroom Celebrations

Parties


While celebrations are important for young students, there is a need to limit the number of noninstructional parties scheduled during the year. Each elementary school will plan and schedule three parties for students in PreK-Fifth Grade. There will be a Winter Party during the week prior to Winter Break, a Valentines Party on February 14, and an End of Year Party held during the last week of school. Parents and guardians may participate. Parties will be limited to 30 minutes. In addition, parents may send treats for all students in a class on Halloween.

Student Birthdays

  • Students' birthdays will be announced on the morning announcements and placed on the school marquee.
  • Parents and guardians may bring or send an edible treat for all students in the class on their child's birthday. All students must continue to receive a meal through the school's culinary service. The food item provided by the family must be consumed during their lunch period in the cafeteria. Balloons, flowers, presents, etc. will not be allowed.

Snacks and Treats for Classroom or Special Celebrations

Snacks and treats for birthdays or special classroom celebrations can be ordered through A5's Culinary Services department. If you are interested in the service, please use the link http://www.flavor5.com/ . Parents can also order ice cream for special events. If you are interested in ordering ice cream for the class, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Kelly at 864-260-5255 two weeks in advance.


Packaged outside treats can be brought in for classroom or special celebrations.

Eating Lunch w/Students

Lunch with Students and Meals from Outside Vendors

Each class has a designated lunch period. Parents and guardians may eat lunch with their child during this time. Parents are encouraged to support culinary service's offerings and may purchase meals at school. Parents may bring meals from outside vendors but may not have meals delivered using a delivery service.

Open House/Title One Annual Meeting

YOU ARE INVITED TO

WHITEHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL' S

OPEN HOUSE/TITLE I PLANNING MEETING


Date: September 29

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM


Come and hear about our Title I Plan for the year and see all the wonderful things your World Changer is doing in their classroom. We look forward to seeing you soon!

International Literacy Day - September 8

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. It is a time to appreciate and celebrate the colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of the American Latino community.

What's Going On at Whitehall

Proposed 2023-2024 Calendar

The school districts in Anderson County have worked together to create and propose the school calendar for the school year 2023-24. We are asking for input from community and family members as we move forward. The goal of the committee was to put student success first! This calendar allows for all stakeholders to have access to the best educational model available. Please click the link the view the 2023-24 proposed calendar.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YwGA2we_gDr-2w0ayKVkrK8nE1ZFpFJr/view?usp=sharing


Please email Kellyelrod@anderson5.net with feedback, questions or comments

Clear Bag Policy

As part of our ongoing effort to provide a safe and secure school environment for our students and staff, Anderson School District Five will be implementing a clear bag policy for high school and middle school football games. Further adjustments to this policy may be enacted prior to the beginning of winter sports.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:

  • Purses - larger than a clutch bag
  • Camera cases
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Cinch bags
  • Tinted/printed pattern plastic bags
  • Diaper bags
  • Mesh bags

Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried into the stadium in a clear bag. Infant formula, milk, or medicine needing refrigeration is allowed in a small soft-side cooler, and is subject to search at the gate.

Below is a graphic that shows the types of bags that are allowed, and those that are prohibited.

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PAW Readers

Our World Changers enjoyed a visit from Hudson and the Paw Patrol!

Upcoming Dates

September 2-First Club Day for 3-5th Grade Students

September 5-No School for Students and Staff

September 8-International Literacy Day

September 12- Good News Club

September 14-Boy Scout Parent Meeting 7:00PM

September 14- PTO Board Meeting 3:15PM

September 15-National Hispanic Month Begins

September 15-1st Ice Cream Day

September 15- Girl Scout Parent Meeting 6:00PM

September 19- Good News Club

September 20-Progress Reports Go Home

September 20-5th Grade Field Trip (Black and Mazza's classes)

September 21-5th Grade Field Trip (Ellison and Guthrie's classes)

September 22-Ice Cream Day

September 22- Volunteer Orientation 9:00AM

September 26-Good News Club

September 29-Open House/Title One Planning Meeting/Volunteer Orientation 5:30-7:00PM

September 29-Ice Cream Day

Wholeheartedly Helping Everyone Succeed

Wholeheartedly

Helping

Everyone

Succeed