Whitin Weekly October 27th

Dear Whitin Families, 

The following is the update for the week of October 27, 2019.

As we enter into the last week of November we continue to be rolling with the curriculum in all content areas.  Students in grades 4-6 are using STMath daily and really enjoying trying to get Jiji successfully across the screen.  This program has proven to help students develop a deep conceptual understanding of math. We are fortunate to have this program at Whitin.  

In 7th grade students have been presenting their social studies projects and are working with milkweed bugs in science.  Students are developing their communication skills as well as their understanding of different habitats.   

A reminder that picture retakes are this Wednesday October 30th

Be sure to check out the section below about our after school clubs.  Two clubs will be starting this week Yearbook and Newspaper club. All grades are welcome for both of these clubs.

PTO update: 

Our Whitin Warrior Challenge 2019 has kicked off! Please help your students raise funds by clicking on this link  www.getmovinfundhub.comFor School Identifier use 5da6138d2906f and share this info with family and friends. Students will have to have at least $5.00 in sponsorship to be able to receive a Warrior Challenge t-shirt. 

The weekend challenge continues until Sunday evening. The homeroom that raises the most funds will receive a donut and hot chocolate break.

Monday Night challenge: The homeroom that raises the most funds will receive a pizza party catered by Depot Street Tavern! 

Thank you for your support.  

The Whitin PTO is still looking for company sponsors. Please email whitinpto@uxbridge.k12.us.com if interested.  The PTO is a non-profit organization and your sponsorship is 100% tax deductible.

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Follow Whitin PTO on Twitter - @PtoWhitin

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


Math October Newsletter: see attached


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.  

Destination Imagination: facilitator Sherri Lemire otherpotato@gmail.com

Spartan Wellness Program: Spartan Wellness Program registration is closed for the 4th and 5th grade Fall session. Registration is still open for the 6th/7th grade Fall session that begins November 12th.

Leadership Program: Students in grades 4-7 who are interested in making a positive difference at Whitin are invited to stay after school on Thursdays until 3pm.  We will meet in room 208 to start planning upcoming activities. Contact Ms. Drake if you have any questions: sdrake@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

Student Council: Meetings are held weekly.  The council is open to all 5th, 6th and 7th graders.  Contact Ms. Marshall if your child is interested in joining student council.  cmarshall@uxbridge.k12.ma.us


Yearbook Club: First meeting is Monday, October 28th.  Anyone interested in grades 4-7 are welcome.  The meeting ends at 3:00 PM

Newspaper Club: First meeting is on Thursday, October 31st.  All grades are welcome. The meeting ends at 3:00 PM 

Contact: Gretchen Roche groche@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

Drama Club: Drama Club advisor: cobrien@uxbridge.k12.ma.us  The cast is set for the December performance.  

Cheerleading: Whitin Cheerleading Club flyer 

This program is for 6th and 7th graders only.  It is being run by Ms. Knauer and the high school cheerleading squad.

Coding/Robotics Club

Green Team: Looking for a facilitator for this club.  If interested please contact Mrs. DeMarco

Math Club: Looking for a facilitator for this club.  If interested please contact Mrs. DeMarco



Winter registration is open in FamilyId.  Please see attached memo for more details.


JV Soccer


Game Tuesday @ UHS 3:30


Game: Monday @ UHS 3:30

MS Football:

Game: Wednesday @ Whitin 4:00


Important Dates:

Picture Retakes: October 30th

Half day: November 8th (Curriculum in service)

No school: November 11th (Veteran’s Day)

Half day: November 27th (Thanksgiving break)

No school: November 28th & 29th (Thanksgiving break)


Follow Whitin Intermediate on Twitter at @UxbWhitin


Leanne DeMarco