PTA NEEDS YOU!!! FROM OUR PRESIDENT…
PTA encourages parents to join & participate
Happy New Year!
If you have not yet joined WMS PTA, please do
so TODAY! Anyone can join the PTA -- Wow, we are halfway through another school
companies, students. parents, grandparents, year. I hope everyone had a very restful break
neighbors, friends -- anyone! What a great way and are back and ready to work hard.
to play a part in your child's education but to join
PTA. As of October 1st, we have received only PTA has several events planned for this
1/2 of the total WMS enrollment as members. semester. We will host all of our elected officials
Please consider joining WMS PTA today and this month for a Legislative Breakfast. It is a way
complete the membership form. Return to thank our public servants for the hard work
the completed form to your child's homeroom that they do for us. In February, we will be
teacher or the office. THANK YOU! having our annual Family Night. Dinner will be
catered by Carrabba’s and entertainment will be
provided by some of our students. Reservation
WMS RESTAURANT NIGHTS forms with all of the details will be sent home
later. Be looking for these forms and make your
WMS Restaurant Fundraisers are a great way to plans to attend.
give yourself a break from cooking dinner while
also helping raise money for WMS. You just go Well, a new year always means change. This
to the restaurant on the specified day during the year is no different. For those of you that don’t
hours shown below, and the restaurant gives a know, on December 1st Whitesburg Elementary
percentage of WMS sales directly back to the and Whitesburg Middle become one school. Mr.
school. Join us for some food and fun in 2012. Hicks is the principal of this combined school.
Construction will soon begin to make physical
Feb. 21 Five Guys 10:30 am – 10:00 pm changes to the building so that we can truly be
Mar. 13 Newks 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm one school. We hope to have a presentation in
Apr. 17 Noodles 11:00 am – 9:00 pm the spring regarding the impact of this change
May 15 Bruster’s Ice Cream 4:00pm – 10:00pm and what the building will look like.
Continue to log in your volunteer hours in the
YEARBOOK ORDERS Three for Me notebook in the front office. We
The last day to preorder yearbooks is Jan 13th are so blessed to have so many people
After that date they cannot be personalized and volunteer their time to help make Whitesburg a
the price will increase to $45. wonderful school.
Order online at www.smart-pay.com
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
Please help the PTA help our school! Clip Box The WMS PTA and Whitesburg Elementary
Tops on hundreds of General Mills products and School PTA combined to host the annual
return them to the school. Containers for your legislative breakfast on January 11th. This is
Box Tops can be found just inside the doors at an effort to discuss education issues with
the entrances by the office and by the School Board members and other elected
lunchroom. WMS receives 10 cents for each Box officials. Please consider participating in the
Top. It takes just 50 box tops to make $5.00 for PTA.
our school! Also, please register at the Box
Tops website - www.boxtops4education.com.
There are many contests to enter to win Box
Tops for Whitesburg. Through the Box Tops 2009-2010 PTA Officers
website, you can also shop at major stores such President: Layna Payne
as Walmart, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann VP Programs: Tommy Cochran
Taylor, Apple Store, Best Buy, Target, and VP Membership: Cathy Ehlert
many more to earn eBox Tops for our VP Legislative: Susan Fields
school. COUPONS for General Mills products Secretary: Beth Faulkner
are also available through the website! The 1st Treasurer: Gitti Webster
deadline for submitting Box Tops to General
Mills is Nov. 1st. Try your best to get your Box
Tops turned in to the school by Oct. 25th. A lot will be changing over the next year with
THANK YOU FOR HELPING THE PTA HELP the new combined Pre K-8 Whitesburg
OUR STUDENTS! Contact Julie Torok with School. We are fortunate to have Mr. Hicks in
questions 256-489-5518 email@example.com charge of this new venture. Please be
engaged in your children’s education and
participate in school events when possible.
REFLECTIONS The iNow system for grades on line is
working. If you have not logged in, I
The annual Reflections competition was held this encourage you to do so. It’s a great way to
fall and WMS had a winner at the city level. Our see your child’s grades, attendance record
winner was Abby Ehlert, who won for her and other important information. Unlike the
photography entry. Winning entries will now be old system, one log in will get you to all your
sent to the state level competition. chidrens’ grades.
Whether you are drawing, painting, writing,
photographing, playing an instrument or J Spencer Newsletter Editor
participating in a more subjective form of art,
you will may find yourself able to use what you
learn in other parts of your life and career.
Congratulations to Abby! You never know what
you can achieve until you participate!