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Principal's Message

November 23, 2016

Dear Roy &Dora Whitman Academy Community,

 

Happy winter! 


As the temperatures dip, we have changed our morning routine a bit. We are allowing students who arrive before 7:45 to come into the building and wait in the hallway on the main floor before they are released to go into the classrooms.  Please keep your children dressed warmly because they will be outside for recess and PE unless it is raining hard.  We also can’t guarantee that the building will be uniformly toasty warm all day. 

 

At the end of this week is the American observance of the holiday, Thanksgiving. Many other cultures also set aside a special day to stop and notice the blessings they have and give thanks for the generosity God has shown them.  As a Kingdom community, I encourage all of us to take time to reflect on the bounty and small blessings we enjoy in this country- abundance of food, health services and supplies, peace, freedom to worship according to our traditions, excellent education options. I am very grateful for such lovely community of people to work with and to serve.

 

Just an update on our campus expansion situation- It looks certain that, unless something massively dramatic happens, we need to count on being in this building again for the 2017-2018 school year. This will affect our capacity for enrollment of new students next year.  Our admissions officer will soon be sending intent to enroll or return for next year forms. Make sure you get yours in on time. 

 

We are in the process of approving our starting and finishing dates for next year as well. You should be receiving this information in the next week. 

 

Sincerely,  

 

Julia J. Nuqul M. Ed. Ed. D.

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan

Dear Whitman Academy Staff,

We want you to know how grateful we are for each and every one of you. You serve and love our kids by educating them. Preparing them for the future God has for them is a partnership. We couldn't do it without you!!
We thank you a "LATTE"!

With Appreciation,

The Parent Action Council (PAC) 
November 24 Progress Report sent home
24  Decorating of the School for Christmas
All school dismiss at 2:20p.m.
25,26, 27 THREE DAYS WEEKEND
December 7 Spirit Day: Pajama Day
17, 19, 20, 21 High School Finals
All school dismiss at 1:00p.m.
21 Elementary Reports Out
21 Elementary Christmas Parties
December 22- Jan. 8  Christmas Break
January 9, 2017  First day of 3rd Quarter

Angel Project

We are hoping to give 150 gift bags to refugee children in Mafraq. Your participation in this gift- giving Angel Project will bring some joy this Christmas. Packing Date: December 10, 2016
 
Elementary Grade Type of Donation Secondary Grade (not in order)
1st Grade Toothbrushes
 
7th Grade
2nd Grade Socks
 
8th Grade
3rd Grade Winter Hats
 
9th Grade
4th Grade Soap:  These must be put into individual plastic bags. 11th Grade
5th Grade Small stuffed animal or doll for ages 1-12 10th Grade
6th Grade Toothpaste
 (about 100ml)
12th Grade

Whitman Events in iPhone Calendar

Wouldn’t it be nice to view Whitman Events on the main calendar of your iPhone and have them update automatically when an event is added or changed?  Here's how:

1.      Open the Whitman TeamUp Calendar through a web browser (easier if you do this on your phone) using the link: https://teamup.com/ks104d1c1611e06bf0

2.      On the far right, click the settings list icon and then choose iCalendar Feeds.  You will see a list of web addresses for the different Whitman calendars along with one at the bottom for all Whitman calendars (if viewing on your phone, you may need to scroll down past the informational text and turn your phone sideways – the descriptions may not show the whole name but are in the order listed to the right).

3.      Copy the web address of the calendar that you want to add.

4.      Open Settings, scroll down and choose Calendar.

5.      Choose Accounts to see a list of current accounts.

6.      Choose Add Account and then choose Other.

7.      Choose Add Subscribed Calendar.

8.      Paste the web address in the Server field and choose Next.

9.      After the phone verifies the address, you will see the details displayed.  Choose Save.

10.   Repeat steps 1-9 for all Whitman calendars that you want to add to your main calendar.

Talk to Paul Jenkins during the pickup time if you have any questions.  For instructions on adding Whitman TeamUp Calendars to other calendar programs, view this site: http://tinyurl.com/glz5ksf

Seniors' Bake Sale
November 24, Thursday
        
Donuts: 1.00 JD                                   
Apple Pie or Cupcake: 0.75
Cookies or  Brownies: 0.50                           
Cup of Popcorn: 0.25
Hot Chocolate: 0.75
Apple Cider:  0.50   

 
All students will be given the opportunity to purchase items during the school day.
Kids & Books
No Hot Lunch
NO HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK
Sorry!
Kids & Books
Thank you for all the families who donated books to our library!

Elementary Soccer Club

Practice every Thursday (Nov-Dec)
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Whitman lower playground
Cost: 25 JD


 Click the link for the schedule and where we will meet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WEM3T1
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