Whitin Weekly November 18th


Dear Whitin Families, 

The following is the update for the week of November 18th

Winter Athletic Meeting: 

From Mr. Carbone

Winter Sports Night will take place on Tuesday November 19th at 6:30pm and will be located in the High School Auditorium. This event is open to all students (grades 6-12) who are participating in winter sports and their parents. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm to review athletic department policies and other important information. Following my presentation, I will have students and their parents meet with their individual coaches for their pre-season team meeting. Coaches will plan on going over team rules, expectations, tryouts, communications, etc. 

*Please note that if your child participated in a fall sport and you both attended the Fall Sports Night, then you will not be required to attend my presentation at 6:30pm. However, you and your child will be required to attend the individual team coach's meeting at 7:00pm. Locations TBD. 

UHS Toys for Tots Holiday party:  See attached for details on the annual Toys for Tots holiday party.  

School Council: We are seeking new members to be a part of our school council.  We are looking for parents of students in grades 4-7 who are interested in being an advocate for school improvement.  The council advises the administration on programs, budget and school improvement. Meetings are held once a month on the last Wednesday of the month from 3:15-4:15.  If you are interested in being a part of the council please email me ldemarco@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

Lost and Found: There is an ever growing assortment of sweatshirts, lunch boxes, and water bottles in the Whitin Lost and found. Please check the box in the gym and the front table in the cafeteria to claim any lost items.

PTO update: 

Square One Art:

Paper orders are due November 22nd. We have extended the online and phone orders to November 29th. These date deadlines are in place so that the products will be here in time for the holiday season. 

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  

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 is currently running for grades 4-7.  Contact Ms. Gauthier for more information. kgauthier@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

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 will be held on the first Tuesday of the month.  See attached for more details. Contact Ms. Marshall if you have any questions about WIS student council..  cmarshall@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

Yearbook Club: Meetings held Mondays after school.  First meeting is this Monday, November 18th.  Contact: Gretchen Roche groche@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

Newspaper Club: Meetings held on Thursdays after school. 

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

Drama Club: Drama Club advisor: cobrien@uxbridge.k12.ma.us  

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: Starts Tuesday, November 19th  see details attached

Green Team: will be starting in a few weeks.  Check back next week for more details.

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


Winter registration is open until November 25th.

Intermediate school fees will be $100. For any student-athlete who does not register before November 25th, there will be a $25 late fee assessed. More importantly, we will be basing scheduling and program decisions based on registration numbers as of November 25, 2019; without adequate registrations, some sports may not be guaranteed to run which is why it is so important for families to register early. Lastly, please note there may be try-outs for some teams due to higher registration numbers. Notifications will be communicated to students and families. 

Winter Whitin Intermediate athletics offered: Boys and girls basketball

Important Dates:

Half day: November 27th (Thanksgiving break)

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

Report cards distributed: December 5, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thursday & Friday December 5th & 6th

Follow Whitin Intermediate on Twitter at @UxbWhitin


Leanne DeMarco