Dear Whitmore Parents and Guardians,
This is just a friendly reminder that there will be a HALF DAY of school on Friday, January 18th, NO SCHOOL on Monday January 21st, and HALF DAY on Tuesday, January 22nd. Dismissal for Friday and Tuesday will be at 11:45 a.m.
This year we would like to feature the artwork of one of our student leaders on the invitation for our Leadership Day. Our theme this year is Leadership is Our Superpower. Any student can enter the contest by submitting a drawing that has a superpower or superhero theme. Drawings are due on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Entries can be turned into Mrs. Waidmann.
We would LOVE for you to come join us for our PTA meeting tonight at 6:30! All parents and guardians are welcome! Hope to see you there!
Starting on Monday, January 28, text notifications will be ending for Verizon Wireless customers who use the free Remind service.
If you communicate with your class on Remind: People who normally get your Remind messages as texts may no longer receive them.
If you have Verizon Wireless as your phone carrier: You’ll no longer receive Remind text notifications. To get messages, you’ll need to turn on smartphone or email notifications instead.
Why the Verizon fee affects free text messaging on Remind
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network.
Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but that hasn’t helped resolve the issue with Verizon. The fee will increase our cost of supporting text messaging to at least 11 times our current cost—forcing us to end free Remind text messaging for the more than 7 million students, parents, and educators who have Verizon Wireless as their carrier.
What you can do
IMPORTANT: If you have a phone plan with Verizon Wireless, click here first to make sure you can still receive Remind messages on the app or by email after January 28. We need your help to keep Remind text messaging free for educators, students, and parents. Keep reading for how you can contact Verizon and ask them to #ReverseTheFee.
Call Verizon Wireless
If there’s one thing we know, it’s the power of communication.
If Remind’s made a positive impact on how you teach or learn, please call Verizon and ask them to #ReverseTheFee.
Verizon Customer Service: 1-800-922-0204
Spread the word on social media
Let Verizon know that you’re asking them to #ReverseTheFee on Remind—and share how you’ve used in Remind in your classroom and community, because your messages are #NotSpam.
Welcome Back, Happy 2019! Hope you and your family had a restful break.
Mr. Cares is cordially inviting you to the Reception for the Dearborn Art Teacher / Student Exhibit at the Black Box Gallery 3700 Monroe, in Dearborn on January 11th, from 5-10 pm.
Dear Whitmore Families,
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let the spirit of the Holiday season fill your home with love, laughter, and joy. May the coming year bring you cheer, prosperity, health, and happiness! See you in 2019!!!
Nice Job Whitmore!! Our Mittens For Detroit donation box is filling up!! Let’s try to fill it by Friday!!!!! A BIG thank you for those of you who donated! This will help our community to stay warm during the winter season!
Dear Whitmore Families!
As you know, one of the Leader In Me initiatives is to transform the culture of the building and over the course of the last three years we have been doing just that. Our next project is the team room at Whitmore-Bolles! The team room is an area of the building that everyone uses, staff, students, parents and even community members. The makeover will be happening over the holiday break. Members of the Whitmore Staff will be coming in and our main objective is to get it painted. We are looking for volunteers. Yes, you! (Believe me we can find something for you to do!) If you would be willing to give some of your time on Wednesday, January 2nd from 12pm to 3pm and again on Thursday, January 3rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm that help would be greatly appreciated! Thanking you in advance!
Dear Whitmore Families,
The Whitmore Holiday Shop will begin tomorrow in the auditorium. The Holiday Shop will start December 14 through December 20th. To make the process go a little faster have your child bring in tags already filled out.
Holiday Shop Hours:
Friday Dec 14: 11-2pm
Monday Dec. 17th: 9-11 and 1-2
Tuesday Dec. 18: 9-11 and 1-2
Thursday: 9-11 and 1-2
Friday: **Make up for any who missed** from 8-10am
This is just a friendly reminder that there will be no school for Mrs. Croft, Mrs. Coleman, and Mrs. Pung’s (Young 5’s and Kindergarten), Tomorrow, Friday, December 14th!