Volume 5 | Issue 28 | March 12, 2021
DISTRICT NEWS
Board Brief & Video | March 8
The latest board brief (for the March 8 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page. Click here for a video of the March 8 meeting.
Learning Model Dashboard & Case Data
Our learning model dashboard and our case data can be found by visiting our Navigating 20-21 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. Student and staff case data is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the 16th episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners & Students in Quarantine or Isolation | March 15
Hales Corners Library
Join Miss Jessica on Wednesday, March 17 for Family Story Time. See flyer for details. Click here to join on Facebook.
 
Magazine Survey: The library is updating its list of print subscriptions. Help us figure out what titles to keep or to add by completing this short survey.
WHITNALL HIGH SCHOOL
Blood Drive
Please join the students of WHS Student Council to save local lives. Clifford’s Supper Club is hosting the Whitnall Blood Drive Tuesday, March 16th, 1-6 PM. Will you help? Reserve your spot here or call 877-232-4376. Appointments recommended and walk-in donors welcome as space allows.
Sock Drive
Bring in NEW socks! In celebration of March Reading Madness, Whitnall High School is holding a sock drive to benefit a local homeless shelter. Please bring in NEW socks of all sizes throughout March. To make things more interesting, the grade level with the most socks wins a prize. Put your best foot forward. Donate socks for a great cause!
Whitnall Gives Back Week | March 22-26
Student Council is gearing up for Whitnall Gives Back Week 2021! The week will be filled with donation drives, friendly competition, incentives and a little fun to give back to those in need in our school and community. More information to come next week!
A Message From the Whitnall Falcon Booster Club
Bid Early, Bid Often! St. Patrick’s Day! The countdown’s on for our amazing online auction! We hope that you have been enjoying the sneak peeks we have been sharing. The event is being hosted on Bidding Owl and here is the link.

While the site will not be live for bidding until March 17 at 3pm, you can go visit anytime and take a look at the 111 unbelievable items available. There are a handful that need a little fleshing out, but over 100 are ready to go. You can also take a few moments to register as a bidder so you will be ready to go on the big day.
 
There truly is an awesome array of items that our team has collected – something for EVERYONE. Have an elementary school age child – no problem we’ve got items for them! PARENTS – need to have a party – we have got you covered. Didn’t get your home improvement projects done? No worries – we’ve got multiple options for you to choose from – electrician, painter, HVAC, tools! Just don’t feel like cooking: wow, wow, wow, do we have the restaurants for you. And jewelry. And cool Whitnall items – parking, yearbooks, photos, the entire Drivers Ed class, you name it. And, oh yeah, signed sports memorabilia. And, well, clearly the list goes on…
 
An event like this does not come together in a vacuum – there are three key parts.  First you need generous donors – the businesses, teams and individuals who donated items – we can never say thank you enough. Secondly, but just as important - those who donated their time. From asking for items, to picking them up, creating interesting packages from all of the items donated, putting them on the site, and then making sure they get to their new owners – all in a pandemic. Amazing! 
 
The third and final key piece – YOU as a bidder. The rest of this does not work without you. We thank you in advance for your support. Covid has created a situation with very low membership counts this year and no concessions, this is our only fundraising opportunity. Therefore, what you help us raise now directly affects what we are able to do for our students in the future. 
 
The auction will close on Saturday, March 20 at 10pm, so mark your calendars and plan to support your Whitnall Falcon Booster Club! WhitnALL IN!
WHITNALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Spring Conferences
We will be holding our virtual parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 25, 4-7 PM. Similar to fall conferences, we are using a program called Sign-Up Genius. Teachers will be sending out links next week.
Yearbook Orders
You can now place an order for your yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year, all yearbook orders will be placed online, and the deadline for ordering is April 1st. When it’s complete, your yearbook will be delivered to school. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com.
PBIS Incentive
Our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Incentives and Supports) Team has been working to encourage positive student behavior. Students at WMS have been working together as grade levels to earn a reward incentive by reducing behavioral referrals. If a grade level meets or exceeds their goal by March 19th, they will be able to participate in a reward incentive on March 26th. Individual students who qualify for a VIP experience (zero behavioral referrals since Feb. 11th) will receive an email by Monday with information on possibly participating in a March Madness viewing party experience or movie.
PTO Board of Directors
The PTO is currently looking for parents interested in participating on the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 school year. The board consists of four positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. For the 2021-2022 school year, we will have some open positions that we are looking to fill. If you are interested in volunteering or just getting more information, please email wmspto@whitnall.com.
EDGERTON ELEMENTARY
Yearbook Orders
You can now place an order for your Edgerton yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year, all yearbook orders will be placed online. The deadline for ordering is April 1st - please be sure to place your order before this time. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com
PTO Updates
Spirit wear orders are due by midnight on Monday, March 15th. Here is the link to order: Spirit Wear Ordering

The PTO is sponsoring a fundraiser at MOD Pizza in Greenfield on Thursday, March 18. 20% of your purchase will be donated back to the Edgerton PTO. MOD Pizza Fundraiser Flyer
Read Across America Spirit Fridays
March 19th: Reading is powerful. We love learning about the power of words. Wear a shirt with your favorite positive message!
March 26th: We read all month. Wear red to show your love for reading!
Virtual Lost & Found
Please click here to visit our virtual lost and found. If an item belongs to your child, please comment with your child’s name, grade, and teacher. We will then be able to return the item to its owner.
HALES CORNERS ELEMENTARY
Safety First!
Students have been crossing Godsell Avenue between buses and daycare vans before and after school. We must be sure that our students remain safe! Please have your child cross by the crossing guard on the corner of S 113 St and Godsell Avenue.
Principal Chat & PTO Meeting
Join Mrs. Komas for a 6:30pm Principal Chat on Tuesday, March 16 followed by the PTO meeting at 7:00 pm. You can choose to come in person or join virtually. We are meeting at school in our large collaboration area. Come to door 3 which faces the south playground. Here is the LINK if you prefer to join virtually.
Lost & Found
The Lost & Found is overflowing! Photos of Lost & Found items are added regularly and are viewable at this LINK. Please email jleonard@whitnall.com or ablaedow@whitnall.com to claim items. Be sure to include your child’s first and last name and a description of the items that are being claimed. The items will be donated at spring break if not claimed.
Spirit Wear Day
Spirit Wear Day is Friday, March 19. Wear your HCE or Whitnall attire, or blue and gold to be counted as participating for your classroom. The classroom with the highest total participation for the year will be receiving a treat from the PTO in June.