Latest News for Whipple Elementary
Each spring, as part of the social studies unit, our fourth grade class chooses a charity in which they want to help. This year, Whipple fourth grade students have chosen to help out the Stark County Humane Society by doing a “Wish List Drive.” All next week (Week of May 19th) our fourth graders will be collecting donations. The Humane Society has given us their “Wish List” of most needed items. We would really love to help them out by filling the entire back of a van FULL of items from their wish list from our awesome students here at Whipple Heights. If you would like to participate, please have your child bring in any of the items listed below on Monday, May 19th through (more…)
Perry Local Schools is offering a second session of summer math camp for current Perry 4th grade students June 23rd through July 3rd. The Spark Camp will give students entering 5th grade at Pfeiffer enriching lessons taught by a fifth grade math teacher. Lessons will spark growth and longevity in their math skills over the summer. These lessons cover the high-frequency standards they will learn in fifth grade at Pfeiffer. Create a successful and fun start to your student’s fifth grade year!
The camp will be held at Pfeiffer Intermediate School from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM June 23rd – July 3rd Monday through Thursday. Camp will not be in session on Friday, June 27th. Additional camp dates may be added in July depending on the number of registered students. Click here for a Spark Camp registration form (2nd session) and more information. Contact Kelsey Carlile (Kelsey.Carlile@perrylocal.org) with questions regarding the Spark Camp.
Whipple’s Girls on the Run (GOTR) team has been learning a lot and getting physically fit. As part of each practice a lesson is taught to help the girls learn more about self-esteem, assertiveness, dealing with peer pressures, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how they connect with and shape the world at large. The team is also working hard to prepare for their upcoming 5K at Walsh University on Saturday, May 31. Check in at Walsh is from 6:00 a.m.-7:40 a.m. The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. This 5K is for women only and walkers are welcome to join. The GOTR Whipple team is already registered. Other female family members or community members are welcome to run the 5K with the Whipple team. Click here for more information and to register for the 5K.
Get helpful suggestions about preschool and literacy for your child at Stark County District Library Perry Sippo Branch on Thursday, May 15, from 6 – 7:30 pm. Join local principals, kindergarten teachers, and preschool teachers for this informative program. Click here to begin online registration, or call 330.477.8482.
Bring your kids and neighbors to Safety Day at Edison Middle School, Saturday May 3rd from 9 AM – 12 PM. Interact with the Perry Police, Perry Fire Department, the Sheriff’s office, YMCA, Stark Parks, climb in the Akron Care Bear Helicopter and much more! There will be face-painting, popcorn and activities for the kids. This event is totally FREE!
Students entering grades 2-8 have the opportunity to attend the Perry Junior Tennis Camp this summer. Click here for more details and registration information.
This year Mrs. Baker’s Second Grade class and parents have been collecting children’s books written in Spanish. Mrs. Baker, along with Mr. Snyder (3rd Grade), will be taking a missions trip to Honduras in June where they will be working in an elementary school with Spanish students in grades K-4. The directors at the school informed Mrs. Baker that their is a high need for children’s books at the school. The area is in the city where poverty is high and the students that attend the school are there because an American church has donated money to fund the program, or they are sponsored individually by a family in the States. The parents and students in Mrs. Baker’s class have ordered books through Scholastic’s Spanish book club, Club Leo, while Mrs. Baker has been using her bonus points to get more of the books. So far the class has collected 75 books. One more order will be placed before the school year is complete. The gift of reading is one of the most precious gifts we can give a child no matter what language is spoken.