Whitin Weekly September 1st

Whitin Weekly

Dear Whitin Families, 


The following is the update for the week of September 1, 2019.

It is hard to believe that summer is over and the new school year is starting.  I will start by welcoming our incoming fourth grade parents and new families to the Whitin Weekly.  This update will be sent on Sunday to provide families with the necessary information for the week as well as upcoming events.  Please read through the Whitin weekly each week so that you can stay up to date with all that is happening at Whitin.

The faculty and staff as well as the administrators, custodial staff and maintenance department have worked extremely hard this summer to prepare Whitin for the start of school.  I took one last tour of the building on Friday afternoon to see if we are ready to go. I could not be prouder of the way the building looks. Classrooms are neat, organized and welcoming, bathrooms are freshly painted, floors are shiny, and the cafeteria is ready to serve lunches.  We have prepared a school that is welcoming and conducive to learning for our intermediate students. It is our hope that the students will appreciate their learning space and take pride in their school. This will be an expectation we will remind students of throughout the year.  

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  School begins at 7:40 AM. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:15 AM.  When students arrive on either a bus or dropped off by a parent, they are to go directly to the cafeteria or gym.  4th and 5th grade go to the cafeteria and 6th and 7th grade students go to the gym. On the first day, students will be picked up by their homeroom teachers and proceed to their homerooms.  Going forward students will be dismissed to their homerooms at 7:30 by the paraprofessionals in the cafeteria or gym.

Dismissal starts at 2:05.  All 4th grade students are dismissed first followed by 5th, 6th and 7th grade.  Bus riders dismiss from the front door of the school. Walkers and pick ups dismiss from the 5th grade exit which is located on the far right side of the school.  

PTO news: 

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

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

Instrument Rental Night: 

For beginner band students (5th grade) instrument rental night is this Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Whitin cafeteria.  A representative from Rick’s Musical Instruments will be present. Parents will be able to rent instruments that night and take them home.  

Any questions please contact Gretchen D’Andrea: gdandrea@uxbridge.k12.ma.us

Picture day: Tuesday, September 17th. Forms will be sent home with students the first week of school.

After school programs and club:

Check out this section weekly for information about after school programs and clubs offered at Whitin.  Sign ups for the various club will begin in the next few weeks. Some of the clubs we offer include:

Student Council

Math Club

Coding/Robotics Club

Yearbook and Newspaper Club

Green Team

Destination Imagination

Drama Club


Our fall sports program started their preseason training last week.  This week begins full practice for each of the sports.


Practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2:15-3:30

First race is Thursday, September 5th @ Whitin

Field Hockey

Practice Monday-Friday this week

Important Dates:

Meet the teacher night: Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Follow Whitin Intermediate on Twitter at @UxbWhitin


Leanne DeMarco