Whitin Weekly September 9th

Whitin Weekly

Dear Whitin Families, 

The following is the update for the week of September 8, 2019.

We had a great start to the school year at Whitin.  Students came ready to learn, eager to see their friends and excited to meet their new teachers.  I have been very impressed with how well students are falling into routines and demonstrating expected behavior.  Particularly in the lunch room, students are following routines and enjoying the independence of sitting where they would like and with whom they would like. 

Thank you Whitin families for preparing your students for the beginning of the school year.  There is no question that setting students up for success in school starts at home. I noticed that most of our students came in the first day with the necessary supplies, their summer reading complete and smiles on their faces excited for a new school year.  

It is so important, as parents to support your child’s learning by helping them be prepared for school on a daily basis.  This may mean simply asking your child if their homework is done, checking that they have their bag packed and ensuring they had a healthy breakfast in the morning.  I thank you in advance for your support in making this year a success for all the students at Whitin.  

6th and 7th grade specials schedule:  please remind students that this Monday, September 9th will be an “A” day on the schedule

6th and 7th grade Chorus will be starting this week.  Students who signed up for chorus will receive a new schedule in homeroom on Monday.  A reminder that chorus is a year long class and does require participation in at least two performances.  We are excited about the interest in the chorus this year and look forward to hearing them sing throughout the year.  

PTO news: 

PTO meeting: The first PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM in the Whitin Library.

Fall Family Festival: Saturday, September 14th 12:00-3:00 See invitation attached

Spiritwear: 

 https://whitinintermediategear.itemorder.com/sale - Deadline is extended to 9/30

Follow Whitin PTO on Facebook - Whitin Intermediate School PTO

Follow Whitin PTO on Twitter - @PtoWhitin

Contact Bethann Lafontaine if you have any questions about the Whitin PTO: blafontaine24@icloud.com  

Picture day: 

Tuesday, September 17th. Forms will be sent home soon.  

After school programs and clubs:

Check out this section weekly for information about after school programs and clubs offered at Whitin.  Sign ups for the various clubs will begin in the next few weeks.  

Spartan Wellness Program: see information attached from Nurse Gauthier who will be facilitating this after school program.  This is a great opportunity for all students at Whitin.  

Student Council

Math Club

Coding/Robotics Club

Yearbook and Newspaper Club

Green Team

Destination Imagination

Drama Club

Athletics:

Cross-Country

Race: Friday, September 13th 3:30 at Dudley Middle School

Field Hockey

Game Monday, September 9th 3:30 at home

Game Thursday, September 12th 3:30 at Northbridge

JV Soccer

Girls:  

Game Monday, September 9th 3:30 at Bartlett

Game Wednesday, September 11th 3:30 at home

Boys: 

 Game Monday, September 9th 3:30 at home

Game Friday, September 13th 3:30 at Hopedale

MS Football

Game Thursday, September 12th 3:30 at Southbridge

Important Dates:

Meet the Teacher Night: Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Follow Whitin Intermediate on Twitter at @UxbWhitin

Sincerely, 

Leanne DeMarco

Principal