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Our fall Picture Day is October 9. We are in need of two more volunteers to help call down classes, help with the students in line waiting for pictures, etc. We would need you from 8:45am – 3:15pm on Wednesday, October 9, with a break for lunch.
All volunteers receive a free basic photo package. Please call the office if you are interested in helping, 313-827-6800. Thanks.
Our Welcome Back packets are on their way to the Post Office. You should receive your packet Thursday or Friday at the address you registered with. The packet contains important information for the first day of school, including a letter from your child’s teacher and information on where they will line up Monday morning.
On Monday, your child will be bringing home even more information in a first day packet. Please check their backpacks as there will be forms that need returned to your teacher!
Our office still has many things to accomplish to get ready for opening day. Due to the large quantity of work to be done, we will not be able to give out teacher assignments over the phone or by email to parents. We recognize that this information is very important to you, but all families will have to wait to receive the mailing for that news. Thanks in advance for your patience.
Supply lists were published by grade level on August 2nd. Scroll down to view the lists.
Enjoy the last few days of summer break!
Hope you all are enjoying the last days of summer break as we gear up for the start of the 2019-20 school year!
Our office re-opened on August 12, but will be closed on Wednesday, August 14 for our annual Professional Development meeting. On Thursday, August 15, we will resume our hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm until school starts.
Our first order of business is always to finalize class lists and prepare the Welcome Back mailing that lets you know who your child’s teacher will be, along with other important first day information. Due to a large number of ongoing new enrollments, class assignments are not yet final. However, we expect to finalize lists soon and have the packets in the mail to families early next week.
Once the Welcome Back packets are mailed, we move on to the many other aspects of getting the school ready for opening day. Due to the large quantity of work to be done, we will not be able to give out teacher assignments over the phone or by email to parents. We recognize that this information is very important to you, but all families will have to wait to receive the mailing for that news. Supply lists were published by grade level on August 2nd in the post right below this one.
We are excited for the new school year ahead and look forward to seeing students and families on the first day of school, August 26. Please note that this is a half day, with dismissal at 11:45am.
See you soon!
Here are the links for the suggested School Supply Lists (by grade) for the 2019-2020 School Year
Please bring in your Kindergarten & Young 5s registration paperwork this week!
Happy first week of summer break! The office is open for the remainder of this week from 8am-4pm. Our last day for the year is Friday, June 21.
If you need to complete registration paperwork for your incoming Kindergarten or Young 5s student, please stop in as early this week as possible with your paperwork. After Friday, all registrations will take place at Student Services, Room 5, Administrative Services Center, 18700 Audette.
The office will re-open on Monday, August 12 from 8am-4pm. We’ll be closed on Wednesday, August 14 for an inservice and Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2 for Labor Day weekend, but otherwise will be open daily.
Our first order of business when we return in August is to finalize class lists get the welcome letters out that let you know who your student’s teacher will be and other important information. We will not be able to give you that information other than through the letter home, so thanks in advance for your patience!
Have a great summer!
Under a new district policy, spaces in our Young 5s program are reserved for students within our boundary until May 31. If there are spaces remaining on June 1, we are to fill those spaces from the waiting list of Dearborn students outside our Whitmore boundary lines.
If you are considering Young 5s for 2019-20 for your student, please come in and complete your enrollment paperwork before May 31 to reserve a spot at Whitmore-Bolles.
If your student is in GSRP this year and going into Young 5s, you still need to bring in your child’s physical by May 31 to reserve a spot.
If you are enrolling your child in Kindergarten for 2019-20 and have not yet enrolled through our office, we ask that you do so as soon as possible, preferably also by May 31. The district is currently determining staffing needs for next year and we need to give them a count of enrolled students to be sure we are allocated enough staff for our expected needs.
Online pre-enrollment is available at https://dearbornschools.org/enroll Utilizing pre-enrollment cuts down on the amount of paperwork you need to fill out by hand. You still need to bring your original documents to the office to complete enrollment.
Our Whitmore-Bolles office hours for registrations are 9am – 4pm, M-F on days that school is open. Please call the office at 313-827-6800 if you have any questions.
Please share this post with any friends who may have incoming Kindergarten or Young 5s students.
If you would like help out with Spring Pictures and earn a free basic package, please call the Whitmore Office, 313-827-6800.
Picture volunteers will be needed from 8:45 until pictures are finished, roughly 2:30-3:00, with a break for lunch. Thanks in advance!
The PTA will be in the WB auditorium from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm this Wednesday, Feb 13 for families to pick up their Morley Candy orders after they pick up their students.
There is no school on Friday, August 31 and Monday, September 3, 2018.
The Whitmore-Bolles Office will be closed both days as well.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Every student will be receiving a Welcome Back packet this week with important information for the start of school on August 27. The packet includes letters from your student’s teacher and Mrs. Waddell, school supply lists, 2018-19 calendar information, traffic safety/parking policies and other information. Supply lists were posted last week on the blog, so you don’t need to wait for the packet to start shopping!
The packets were mailed from a Dearborn Post Office early this morning, 8/20, so should be in your mailboxes within a day or two. If you have not received your packet by Thursday’s mail delivery, please give us a call at 313-827-6800. We still have much work to do to be ready for your children to return on Monday, so we would appreciate it if you do not call before Thursday afternoon to find out who your child’s teacher is. 🙂
The main office may be closed part of the day Friday, 8/24 for professional development. If so, we will post a sign on our door with our return time.
Enjoy the last few days of summer break!