Latest News for Whipple Elementary

Whipple Artists Have Work Displayed in Community

december 004The following Whipple students’ artwork was chosen for Akron Children’s Hospital’s permanent collection!  Each child will receive a $25 gift card in return for their works of art that will be on display at the different sites (including the one in Perry) of Children’s Hospital. Their colorful, inspiring art will definitely brighten someone’s day!
Pictured are:
Paige Jacobs
Corinne Hixenbaugh
Emily Altimore
Andy Hartzler
Kaylee Gidcumb

Whipple Family Literacy Night – Thursday, January 16th @ 6:00 PM

downloadJoin us for an evening of reading books and creating things together on Thursday, January 16th at 6:00 PM!

Family Literacy Night is a great way to spend a cold winter’s night discovering new books and spending time with your student(s).   For this event you will listen to 2 different stories and engage in fun activities as a family. CLICK HERE for more information about the stories as well as which teachers/staff will be the storytellers.

Perry Township Celebration Dinner

Screen shot 2014-01-09 at 10.03.39 AMJoin fellow Perry Township residents, former residents, friends, and family for a fantastic night out to kick off our year of Bicentennial activities. There will be a brief presentation about our bicentennial, a buffet dinner, and dance to the music of the band, Timeless. Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6:00—8:30 pm, Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th Street NW, Canton, OH 44708.  Tickets are $25 per person and $50 per couple.  For your convenience, you may purchase tickets online at via PayPal. Accepted payment methods:VISA, Master Card, Discover or AmEx. If you prefer to pay via check or cash, please complete this form and return to Township Hall.

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.