Whiteside Newsletter #5 - October 7, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Whiteside Families!


Whiteside is grateful for our awesome students, wonderful families, marvelous teachers and staff, and amazing environment. We hope our community takes time this weekend to relax, connect with family and friends, and reflect on the incredible community in which we learn, play, work, and live.


Please remember that Whiteside will be closed on Monday.


We hope you share in exciting conversations about your child’s learning at home this weekend.


We hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend with your families! See you on Monday!



Our school photo day is fast approaching! Please remember to mark Friday, October 14th on your calendar, as Edge Imaging will be in the school that day capturing everyone’s smiles. Edge provides a variety of photo options to capture your child’s true personality, preserving all their school day memories. For more information on photo day, please for answers to frequently asked questions.



Please help keep our students safe by using the drop off zone for picking up and dropping off students only.  Please do not leave your car unattended in the drop off zone; if you need to come into the school, please park in a designated parking space.  When walking to school, please use the designated paths south and adjacent to the driveway as you enter the school grounds. Please follow arrows to keep our students safe and keep our parking lot accident free.


Please remember the east parking lot is for school and construction staff only. Please do not park or drop off children in this area.



During recess and lunchtime breaks, students are expected to be outside at all times this year.  Students are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather. You may also send a change of clothes to school just in case your child gets wet. Playing outside will ensure our students get some fresh air and exercise to enliven their day.



In the interest of safety, everyone entering the school must check in at the office. Classrooms are busy learning places and we try not to interrupt them during instructional time.  If you need to see your child, leave them a message, or drop off a lunch, our office staff will happily take care of that for you.  As well, it is difficult at the end or beginning of the school day for our office staff to have in-depth discussions with parents.  Making appointments either by phone or in person is preferable. Thank you for your support!



Coming Soon:

Oct. 10            Thanksgiving Day (School Closed)

Oct. 14            Individual photos

Oct. 21            Pro-D Day (school closed)

Nov. 8/9          Learning Conferences (1:45 p.m. dismissal)

Nov. 10            Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 11            Remembrance Day

Nov. 21            Pro-D Day (school closed)

Dec. 6              Band concert 1:30/7:00 pm

Dec. 13            Musical performance 1:30/7:00 pm

Dec. 15            Report cards posted online

Dec. 16            Last day before Winter Break


Have a great weekend!


~Whiteside Elementary





Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2022