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Our 5th graders and their families were thrilled to see so many neighbors out to cheer for them during their Dream Cruise promotion ceremony today. We were deeply appreciative for the support of our SODA neighbors as we strived to make this day special for our students.
The 5th grade promotion ceremony is a rite of passage that our students look forward to long before they enter 5th grade. In a year where there have been a lot of “new normals” for our students to adjust to, our teachers worked hard to find a way to make this a day to remember for them with the Dream Cruise concept.
Our staff lined the WB parking lot to wish our 5th graders continued success and kick off the Dream Cruise. Cruising the rest of the route without an audience would not have been as nearly as wonderful for our students as today’s experience of seeing neighbors lining the SODA streets to congratulate and encourage them as they move on to middle school.
From our Whitmore-Bolles family to yours, thank you for your support SODA neighbors.
Our 5th grade teachers had to get creative this year to find a way to celebrate the promotion of our 5th graders and they succeeded!
On Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 pm we will hold our first ever Whitmore-Bolles mobile promotion ceremony – the 5th Grade Dream Cruise. Fifth graders and their families will drive the perimeter of our parking lot, stopping at stations where teachers will hand them certificates and other items through the window. Families will the follow a designated route through the neighborhood. (See map below for route)
We’re hoping Whitmore families and neighbors will come outside along the neighborhood route to cheer our fifth graders on to successful middle school careers. We anticipate they will be cruising the route from 1:00-2:00. Feel free to make signs or banners with positive messages for our fifth graders or decorate your yard or car in any other way that is appropriate to recognize their accomplishments. (Only Whitmore-Bolles staff members will be allowed in the parking lot.)
Fifth grade families are encouraged to decorate their cars as well so that they are easily recognizable as they drive through the neighborhood. We are requesting that only parents or other adults drive the students and that everyone maintains a safe speed in the parking lot and through the neighborhood. We’re pretty sure your students will want you to go extra slow so that they can enjoy the positive attention they will recieve!
The District’s School Re-Opening Committee will be looking for parent input through periodic surveys. Please respond so that your voice can be heard and included as the Committee works through possible re-opening plans.
Thanks so much to all who participated in our fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this year. Our campaign was interrupted by the school closure, but many students brought their coin collection boxes to the belongings pickup Tuesday. Teachers turned in any boxes that were found in student desks.
If you still have coin boxes at home, you can either make a donation online to your student’s account, or call the office at 313-827-6800 to make arrangements to drop off the money. I am here today until 2:30.
We’re hoping to wrap things up this week and will be announcing fundraising totals as soon as we get everything counted. It’s a joy to work in an environment with such caring and generous students, families and staff. #whitmorestrong
The day has finally arrived when parents of our preschoolers (ECSE, GSRP) – 5th graders can pick up their student’s favorite hoodie, winter coat, 2 pairs of shoes, assortment of little toys, broken pencils, secret diaries, fresh as a daisy lunch boxes or any other wonderful items left in their desk or locker!
(Hope we all have at least a little sense of humor left at this point!)
Teachers have bagged up student items and we are ready to go! We will have tables set up by grade level on the sidewalk outside the office, next to the parking lot. (We’ll be in the vestibule if weather is bad.)
There will also be a table with items from the lost & found and GSRP applications will be available for pickup.
Here are the ground rules:
A parent, guardian or family member over the age of 18 with a photo id must pick up the items.
If your student has medications that need to be picked up, a parent or guardian must be present to sign for them. Any meds not picked up Tuesday will be disposed of.
Anyone coming to pick up items must be wearing a mask.
Social distancing of 6 ft must be observed while waiting your turn.
No one will be allowed to enter the building
Returning school materials
This will also be the time for students to return items to the building. There will be bins at each grade level station where items should be placed. Students should return:
Media Center books
Classroom reading books
Any other items borrowed from teachers or the building (Except Chromebooks. We’ll be collecting those later.)
Lifetouch is partially on shut down, so our Yearbooks have not been shipped yet. We expect to receive them sometime in late summer and will be sure to get them to everyone who paid. Thanks for your patience!
Class composite photos will be available on June 2 for those who ordered fall pictures.
We miss you, so we hope all families will take advantage of the opportunity to bring a bag load of student goodies home for the summer. As we do with lost & found items at the end of each school year, any items not picked up on June 2 will be donated or discarded.
If you know you are unable to come on June 2, please contact Mrs. Waddell before Tuesday to work out other arrangements. Email at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 313-827-6004. If we hear from you, we’ll hold on to items until the arranged alternative pickup time.