Whipple Heights Elementary News
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Perry Baseball Hosting Youth Night – Saturday, April 25th @ 7 PM

Screenshot 2015-04-16 at 2.20.21 PMPerry varsity baseball will be hosting Youth Night at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 25th. Teams will be announced on the field prior to first pitch. Players who wear their uniform to the game will receive a free hotdog.  Coaches can contact Shelly Burkheimer or Saul Arkwright at perrybullpen@gmail.com for more information or to register their team/league. Click here for an event flyer.

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Math Camp Opportunity for Current Perry 4th Graders

Perry Local Schools is offering Spark Camp again this summer! This is a math camp for current Perry 4th grade students who will be entering 5th grade in the fall.  Spark Camp will give students enriching lessons taught by fifth grade math teacher, Kelsey Whitfield. Lessons will spark growth and longevity in math skills over the summer. These lessons cover the high-frequency standards that students will learn in fifth grade. Create a successful and fun start to your fifth grade year, meet new friends, learn your way around Pfeiffer and get a head start on fifth grade math!

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Girls on the Run: Funny Bunny Race

Funny Bunny 2015 002Whipple Heights Girls on the Run team did their community service project at the “Funny Bunny” race on April 11th. The race started and ended at the Sippo Library with the girls cheering on the runners/walkers and encouraging everyone to complete the race. Below is a list of the girls who volunteered:

Peyton Fisher, Kaylee Gidcumb, Kaidence Guy, Isabella Keim,  Isabella Lane, Mikayla Mutko, Maria Triplett,  and Marley Ward

A BIG Thanks to our Whipple coaches as well: Denise Paris, Pam Paustenbach, Linda Reed

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Giving Back to the Community

IMG_2954 (1)Our 2nd Annual Perry Helping Perry Coin Drive yielded fantastic results.  This year’s goal was $1,200.00 (which would have exceeded our last year total just slightly).  Over the two week period we collected change, our students (and their families) donated a total of $1,515.49.  The entire amount will be donated to Perry Helping Perry, our community organization run by Perry’s own Mrs. Patty Knotts.  This money will be used to support programs like the Sack Snack program, which close to 60 of our own families benefit from weekly.  Congratulations to 1st Grade students who won the “special treat.” Below is a breakdown of the grade level totals.

Kindergarten – $315.25 | 1st Grade – $357.42 | 2nd Grade – $311.23 | 3rd Grade – $182.98 | 4th Grade – $348.61

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Principal’s Showcase

IMG_1299Congratulations to our most recent Principal’s Showcase honorees! These students had work selected for recognition on our principal’s board (located in the main hallway across from the office). They were selected because their effort resulted in exceptional work! 

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April Newsletter

newsletter_icon16Whipple’s April Newsletter is now available.

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Autism Awareness Day – Wednesday, April 22nd

Autism Awareness TShirt BLUEThe District Autism Team invites you to celebrate Autism Awareness Month with us by wearing blue on Wednesday,  April 22nd.  We have designed a shirt that draws attention and is sure to ignite conversation and therefore awareness!  The t-shirts are royal blue with white print just like the image you see.  Shirts are $10 and come in sizes YS-AXXXL. Proceeds will support Team initiatives which target the educational needs and general well-being of students with disabilities. 

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2nd Annual Whipple Heights Coin Drive

IMG_1290Last week some information went home to families announcing our 2nd Annual Whipple Heights Coin Drive.  The dates for this event were accidently omitted and so we wanted to clarify this event.  This year we will be holding our coin drive for a period of two weeks beginning today March 23rd.  This week and the week following Spring Break students will have the opportunity to contribute to their grade levels container.  Periodically throughout the event the monies collected in our grade level jars will be counted and out to students/families.  The grade level with the most change at the end of our drive will receive a special treat. 

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Whipple Bus Stop Incident: Thursday, March 19th

As was reported by the Canton Repository early today a Whipple Heights student was “struck by a vehicle shortly before 9am” prior to the school bus arriving to its scheduled stop. The student is currently being treated and all indications are that injuries were minor.

Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about bus stop safety and stress the importance of staying within the designated area while waiting for the buses arrival. If possible, we ask that parents wait with their child at the bus stop until students are picked up and are ready to greet them at the end of each day.

If you have any questions and/or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

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Trying to Catch a Leprechaun

IMG_1273Here are just a few pictures from our 1st graders who made leprechaun traps with their families.  I wonder if they were able to outsmart those tricky little leprechauns after all?