MRS. CLEMENS’ CORNER
Spring has finally arrived! We welcome this new season with optimism and a feeling of being recharged after a nice break. We are in the home stretch of the school year, but we still have a lot to accomplish. Please make sure to keep your students attendance rate at or above 95% until June 13th!
Your support is ALWAYS appreciated and needed for your student to be successful. Please look at the upcoming dates to see how you can be an active part of our school community.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANAYA BOATMAN, one of our 8th grade students, who received the MMABSE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD for her improvement in academics, community service, behavior, and PBIS expectations, Way to go, Anaya!
Thanks, Deb Clemens
Whitman is doing a fun run fundraiser, Boosterthon, on June 7th. It is a fun way for our school to raise money for a few items – replacing the gym lights ($20,000), and/or creating a maker space/Science Lab.
We need parents to help us out on June 7th. If you are available, please sign up using the sign up genius site: Sign Up Genius Site
ENROLLMENT FOR 2019-2020
Whitman currently has a few seats available in all grades except for 7th and 8th. If you know anyone who is looking for a new school, please encourage them to sign up for Whitman! We are especially looking for K4, K5, 1st, 2nd, and 6th grade students. They can enroll online at the MPS website under Enrollment.
**If you know that your child will NOT be returning to Whitman next year, please call the main office and let us know as soon as possible.
Summer school applications are available on the table outside the main office. Registration is open until all seats are filled. Please register as soon as possible if you want your child to attend summer school. It runs from July 1 – 26, with July 4th and 5th off.
The sites offering summer school this year are: Bethune, Brown Street, Clement, Cooper, Craig Montessori, Fernwood Montessori, Fifty-Third, Gaenslen, Grantosa, Greenfield, Hayes, Mithcell, Morgandale, Vieau, and Zablocki.
You are responsible for your own transportation.
Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Camp Whitman is available!! June 17th – August 9th from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm for $25 per day. You can do one day, one week, or the whole summer! Applications are available NOW!!! 1st come, 1st served!
DISTRICT AVERAGE: 87.9%
WHITMAN ATTENDANCE GOAL: 95%
WHITMAN AVERAGE: 92.7%,
Jan. 87.9%, Feb. 93.5%, Mar. 92.9%, Apr: 92.8%
ABSENTEEISM Rate: 9.9% – Student with over 10 absences.