November Newsletter

Whiteman Elementary

Upcoming Events

October 30-Grade Cards will be emailed to Virtual Students

October 30th- LIM Day Habit 6 and Habit 7 Events/ Halloween Costumes/ Character Assembly

November 6- PTO Bingo Night

November 12- Fall Pictures Retakes

November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break

November 20 -Empathy Character Word Recognition

Starting the Day

Students may begin entering the school building at 7:30 AM. We will be closing the front doors at 8:00. Students that arrive after 8:00 will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian.

Message from Principal

Hello Parents,

Thank you for a successful Parent Teacher Conference week. These conferences can have a great impact on the success of your student. This conference will set a great pattern for the academic success for the next quarters.

When parents, teachers and student work together for a common goal and then work hard to achieve that goal only great things will occur. When we “Put First Things First” then student growth and learning will increase.

Our teachers are some of the most dedicated teachers that I have worked with. They put in countless hours to help our students become successful. During this month of November, we often think of things we are grateful for, I am grateful for our teachers, students, and families. We couldn't do this without everyone coming together! Way to go, Panthers!

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Stewart

Leader In Me - October

WE Parents,

Good afternoon! The Leader in Me Action team will be sending out monthly newsletters as well as short videos/activities for your family to do at home together. Attached, you will find the October newsletter about the Leader in Me Program as well as a short video introducing Leader in Me concepts. We hope that this will help you learn the Leader in Me language that we are using at school.

Here is the link to the Introduction Video:

Very Respectfully,

The Whiteman Elementary Family Learning Action Team

Picture Retake Day- November 12th

Virtual Students can come by the school to pick up orders or a proof with a code that you can use to make an order. Virtual Students can come to Whiteman Elementary on Picture Retake Day at 12:30 on November 12th. Please call the office if you have any questions.
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News Casts from our Announcer Leader In Me Group

Costumes on Friday, October 30th for $1.00

As we all look forward to end of October to observe our youngsters dressed up for the Halloween holiday, enjoy the candies and goodies that follow with smiles that prove it may be their favorite time of year, I invite you to help us celebrate at the school level as well.

On Friday, October 30. 2020, students may wear a costume throughout the school day for a dollar. The dollar will go to our school Leader in Me fund to purchase items for our leadership groups.

In an effort to enjoy and celebrate Halloween at Whiteman Elementary appropriately, respectfully, and in accordance with school rules, we ask that students use the following guidelines when selecting a costume:

1. NO masks or face paint. Staff members must be able to identify students. Character masks are not allowed to be worn, as we need to see every child’s face.

2. Costumes that are provocative, revealing, suggestive in nature are not permitted.

3. Costumes should be school appropriate. Fake weapons will not be permitted. NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns in accordance with costumes are to be brought to school.

4. Costumes should not hinder your ability to participate in your classes; including gym. Costumes may not disrupt or impede traffic, or present issues of safety in the hallway.

All students are encouraged to bring a set of normal attire in case their costume is questionable or becomes uncomfortable. Students may be asked to change if the costume is deemed inappropriate
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Important Reminders

Please make sure to send your student with a water bottle and extra mask. Also, it is encouraged to have an extra change of clothes for your student at school. Students can store these things in their lockers.

Water Bottles: Please make sure the water bottles are not placed in the backpack with laptop.. The Technology Department encourages everyone to properly shut down laptops each time instead of closing the top. A laptop that is properly shut down will have less issues if it gets wet than one that is still on.


Weather permitting, students will have an outside recess. During extreme weather conditions, students will not be taken outside if the outside temperature is 100 degrees or more with the calculated heat index,or if the outside temperature is 15 degrees or lower with the calculated wind chill. When temperatures are above 95 degrees or below 25 degrees, teachers will use professional judgment concerning students’ appropriate attire for outside play, parental requests, and length of time spent outside and make modifications if needed to recess times. Students will not be taken outside when it is raining, snowing,or when lightning is in the vicinity. During recess, students are allowed to wear hats or sunglasses to protect them from excessive sun.

All students should be dressed appropriately for the seasons. Our position with regard to students staying in from recess is that if students are well enough to attend school that day, they will go out for recess. A note from the child’s physician will be required in those cases where parents request that a child stay in from recess for an extended period of time due to an illness.

Terracycle Collection

Whiteman Elementary Green Team is collecting the following items to recycle. Classes can earn a reward for brigning in the most items each month.
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Google Meet

At the end of October, we will be transitioning from Zoom to Google Meet. This resource will be beneficial for our virtual families and if we have to shut down at any point this school year.
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PTO News

Family Bingo Night **** RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 6th


Fall Family Bingo Night is going to be October 23, Friday at 6 - 8 PM. We will be doing this drive-in style so come out and join this fun event! This is going to be located at the Whiteman Elementary Parking Lot.

For more information, please email us at or send us a private message through our Facebook page : Whiteman Panthers PTO.

KONA ICE will be serving that night, too! We hope to see you all there!

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Bake Sale

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Respect Character Video

Panther Nation Spirit Store


Our school district has a new online spirit store! If you would like to order Knob Noster Panther gear for the upcoming winter season or purchase a gift for the holidays, visit the Panther Nation Spirit Store by clicking HERE. The store will also remain open throughout the school year until April 2021.

The spirit store serves as a fundraiser for each of our four schools in the district. Funds raised will go to the school of your choice by clicking a school name during checkout. The apparel is divided in sections by school, however, there are items in each section that will work for all Panther Fans. The store also allows shoppers to choose one of three delivery methods: Shipping, Pick Up at Spirited Designs, or Monthly School Delivery. Please note if you choose the Monthly School Delivery option, parents from all schools will pick up orders at one location on the designated dates. The pick up location will be at Knob Noster Middle School Lobby, 211 E. Wimer from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m on December 15, January 8, February 5, March 10, and April 7. Orders will not be sent home with students.

The Shipping and Pick Up at Spirited Designs delivery options will be determined by order processing, and Spirited Designs will email customers when orders are complete. Please see additional details in the spirit store.

Thank you for your support!

Panther Nation Spirit Store

Best regards,

Tina Brant

KNPS Communications

Girl Scouts

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Back To School Forms


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