Whitin Weekly May 8th

Dear Whitin Families, 

The following is the update for the week of May 8, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Whitin mothers.  We hope you have an enjoyable and peaceful day and know how much you are appreciated.  

MCAS: Math MCAS is this week.  Students will be taking the assessment on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  It is important that students are in school on time during testing days and that they get a good night's sleep and have a healthy, nutritious breakfast. 


Students are also reminded to bring a water bottle full of water only.  They are also allowed to have a nut-free, dry snack as well as gum or hard candy (mints or jolly ranchers). No other food or candy will be allowed.  


It is also important that Chromebooks are fully charged for testing.  We appreciate parents' assistance with reminding your child to charge their Chromebook the night before testing.  


MCAS testing schedule 2022


Reminder of town meeting this week: Tuesday, May 10th 7:00 PM Valley Chapel 


Schedule updates:

½ day Friday, May 13th: Professional Development 

No School: Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day

No School: Monday, June 20th: Juneteenth

Last day of school: Thursday, June 23rd ½ day


Bus Registration for the 2022/2023 school year: Bus registration for 2022-2023 school year is now open. Register online at www.uxbridgeschools.com under Departments, Bus Transportation. There will be no bus changes accepted after August 22nd. There will be a 2 day notice for all bus changes.


Looking ahead to the end of the year activities:

4th grade field trip: Roger William’s Park Zoo Wednesday, May 25th

6th grade Poetry Slam: UHS Wednesday, May 25th (students will be coming home with more details on this exciting event)

Field day: June 14th & 16th 

Rain dates: June 15th and June 17th

7th grade send off: Wednesday, June 22nd

Other events are still being planned.  We will update this list as the details are finalized.  


Dodgeball Tournament: 

The Uxbridge High School Student Council is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, May 21st at 2 pm in the high school gymnasium. To enter, you need to have a team of 8.  The cost per team is $50.  All proceeds from this event will go to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sign-ups will be open to students of all ages, faculty, parents, and outside organizations. There is no spectator fee, although donations are greatly appreciated. We will be running concessions at the event. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Bernard at sbernard@uxbridge.k12.ma.us.

Here is the link to the registration form: 



Whitin PTO: 

Thank you to the PTO for hosting our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon this past Friday.  It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the hard work of our teachers and staff.  


The PTO will be working with the PE teachers on field day and the 7th grade send off.  PTO will be looking for volunteers to help with both events.  Be on the lookout for more information and how you can help.

Supply Boxes:

Hey parents! We are happy to announce our partnership with 1st Day School Supplies. If there were ever a year to order your school supplies early, this is it! No longer is purchasing a back-to-school supply kit a luxury, it is a necessity. With all the supply chain issues it is a great way to order back-to-school supplies for next year. 1st Day School Supplies is so convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed our school the impossible to find and highest quality brands like Ticonderoga, Crayola, Elmers, Fiskars, Purell and Clorox.

Order today before it’s too late! https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=50637 

*Please note: The fourth grade supply box list is just a general kit. The fourth grade classrooms are self contained. Each teacher will send out their own school supply list at the start of the new school year however, these items in the fourth grade supply kit are on all of the lists that the teachers will be sending out. By purchasing the kit you will only have a few remaining items you may need to grab at the start of the school year. 




Bussing: Please note if a bus has not arrived at the bus stop within 15-20 min of pick up time especially after a storm seek alternative transportation if possible and let the school know.


School nurse information: 

We have found an interim nurse who will be with us starting this week.  I will provide contact information for them once we have finalized the paperwork.  For consistency please continue to direct your calls to Becky Padula at Taft.  Please email Nurse Becky if you have any questions or concerns: rpadula@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

COVID Reminders


If your child has any of the following symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, please keep them home from school and contact your school nurse and pediatrician.

COVID-19 symptoms list (as of 8/18/21): 

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills  
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Muscle aches or body aches 
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough) 
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in  combination with other symptoms


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