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January Newsletter

newsletterJanuary’s edition of Whipple Elementary’s newsletter is now available. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.  The links below will direct you to the  National PTA Parents’ Guide to Success that are referenced in the newsletter. 




The Holiday Shop is Coming!

table_background_defaultThe Holiday Shop is coming to Whipple Heights Elementary.  It will be held December 16th-18th from 5:00pm-7:30pm located in the library.  This is a great way for your child to purchase gifts for their loved ones this holiday season.  With prices starting off at just 25 cents, you will be able to find something for everyone.  Cash and checks (made out to Whipple Heights PTO) are accepted.  Hope to see you there!

Preschool Screening for Special Needs Children – January 8th

screeningA screening for preschool children ages 3-5 who have suspected delays is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th at T. C. Knapp Elementary. If you have concerns that your preschool child may demonstrate significant delays in the areas of speech/language development, motor development, cognitive development, and/or social emotional/behavioral development, please contact Ashley Reinhart, by Monday, January 6th at 330-915-5307 to schedule a screening appointment. For more information on identifying and serving preschoolers with special needs, please visit

Preschool Still Enrolling Typical Peers for 2013-2014

preschool_blocks-300x214Interested in enrolling your child as a typical peer?  Spots are still available for the 2013-2014 school year.  Children must have turned 3 years old before August 1, 2013. Children must demonstrate age-appropriate speech/language skills, play skills, social skills, and behavior to be considered for enrollment. All typical peers must be reliably toilet-trained. If your child meets these criteria and you are interested in scheduling a screening appointment, please contact Tammy Cardinal at 330-478-6187. For more information about the preschool program, please visit

“A Pirate Christmas” Scheduled for December 12th

PC050012-2The 3rd and 4th graders have been busy preparing for the production of “A Pirate Christmas” by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson. The students will perform for Grandparents Day in the afternoon and again at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 12th. Come enjoy the show as we go from Hawaii to the North Pole and learn about the spirit of giving.

Guidance Preview Meeting Scheduled for December 16th

guidanceimageThe guidance topic for January is Death/Loss for Grades 1 and 3. A parent preview will be offered to any parent that would like to view materials on this topic as well as the topic of Divorce/Changing Families, which is February’s topic for Grades 2 and 4. This meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 16, at Watson School. More information will be sent home at a later date. If school is closed that day due to snow or ice, the preview will be rescheduled at a later date.

Celebrating Our Big Success!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATuesday, December 3rd was a special day for almost a third of our Whipple students.  These students, who brought in $100.00 or more during our 1st Annual Walk-For-Whipple, got to enjoy a limo ride and lunch at CiCi’s Pizza with Mr. Hug (the principal) and some wonderful parent volunteers. Click here to view a slideshow! 

Make A Difference Week: November 18th – 22nd

makeawishDuring the week of November 18-22 Whipple Heights Elementary will partner with the Make-A-Wish organization.  Make-A-Wish works to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions as a means of enriching the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Throughout the week students can help by purchasing a Make-A-Wish STAR for $1.00 (to be hung in the school with their name on it) and/or donate a new toy or game for the Make-A-Wish toy closet.

Students are also encouraged to wear specific colors each day to show their support.  (See below)

Monday-wear GREEN_____Tuesday-wear YELLOW_____Wednesday-wear RED_____

Thursday- wear ORANGE_____Friday-wear Perry’s BLACK, WHITE, &/or GOLD

2nd Grade Students Study Landforms

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe second graders created a map using edible candy, crackers & whipping cream to explore the natural landforms of our continent.  After studying the landforms located on the map of North America, it was all hands on.  Students used graham crackers to show our deserts, shredded coconut for the plains/prairies, snowcaps and gumdrops represented the mountain ranges/hills, and blue colored whipping cream with string licorice made up oceans, lakes and rivers.  It was an enjoyable and delicious learning experience! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW!