Whitin Weekly November 24th

Dear Whitin Families, 

The following is the update for the week of November 24th

On November 20, twenty-four members of our community came to Whitin Intermediate School in Uxbridge to read aloud to students for Community Reading Day. It was a great morning sharing stories, inspiring young minds, encouraging career development, and sparking conversations that spanned multiple generations and passions. It was an amazing morning promoting life-long reading and building partnerships with our community. Thank you to all who participated!

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:

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.

Follett Book Fair is coming to Whitin December 9th - 12th! We have requested the fair to come a few days early to accommodate our Parent Teacher Conferences on 12/5 and 12/6. We will let you know if the fair makes it to the school in time. 

We are seeking volunteers to help the students find books when they come in with their ELA classes. If you would like to volunteer at our Follett Book Fair please click on the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49AEA62BA0FD0-whitin   

Follow Whitin PTO on Facebook - Whitin Intermediate School PTO

Follow Whitin PTO on Twitter - @PtoWhitin

If you have any questions about the Whitin PTO email: whitinpto@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

After school programs and clubs:

Check out this section weekly for information about after school programs and clubs offered at Whitin.  

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.  

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 

Coding: Meetings held on Tuesdays after school.

Contact Gretchen Roche or Bernadette Bazzett if you have any questions.

Green Team: The Green team will meet monthly on Wednesday from 2:05-3:00.  If you are interested in taking a leading role at Whitin in promoting a cleaner environment that supports recycling and repurposing, please email Mrs. Zoschak at sdrake@uxbridge.k12.ma.us and join us on Wednesdays. 

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

Athletics:

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

Sincerely, 

Leanne DeMarco

Principal