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                              FALCON FLYER

Principal's Message

November 30, 2016

Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,


We are so grateful for the rain today!  Please keep praying for the blessing of rain on this nation that is giving so much of its resources to help refugees as well as its own population. 


With only 3 weeks until Christmas break, we are savoring the last days of having with us our amazing, long time Whitman fans, supporters, and employees, Dick and Robin Hart. For the last 20 years, they have volunteered countless hours of time to make the school a success and more than once even keeping it from closing down. They officially retired last May, and we had a lovely celebration of their time of service, but they are really leaving Jordan in mid-January.  If you see either of them around, please make sure to express your appreciation for their long, enduring service to the Roy &Dora Whitman Academy community.  They will be missed beyond words.


Another person to appreciate is our out-going board chairman, Keith Jones. He is another long-term Whitman community server who has dedicated much of his time to serving on the school board in various capacities over the years and in recruiting teachers for the school.  He finished his term this month and will be returning to the USA for the next few months.  We want to thank you, Keith, for all your hard work and dedication to make this school a solid educational institution. 


We are pleased to announce our basic calendar dates for the 2017/2018 school year. Please see below.  More details will come later. 


The board is almost ready to send out our mail chimp message and survey.  Please keep your eyes out for it in your promotions tab if you have gmail.





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

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan

December 7 Spirit Day: Pajama Day
10 Secondary Dance
17, 19, 20, 21 Secondary Finals
All school dismiss at 1:00p.m.
21 10:30-11:30 Elementary Arabic Christmas Program*
11:30-12:30 Elementary Class Christmas Parties*
*Parents are invited!
December 22- Jan. 8  Christmas Break
January 9, 2017  First day of 3rd Quarter
12 Elementary and Secondary Reports Out
18 Spirit Day: Career Day

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

Christmas Concerts
December 2 King Hussein Cancer Foundation Bazaar:
Symphonic Band
Ticket 11:00 a.m.
Landmark Hotel
2-3 Orthodox Club Bazaar Ticket   Orthodox Club, Abdoun
8 Concert: Symphonic Band Free 5:00-7:00 p.m. Amman Baptist School
9 Blue Bird Christmas Concert 3 JD  get tickets from Dr. Griffin 7:00 p.m. Rainbow Theater
12 Amman Community Band Free 7:00 p.m. Marriot Hotel
15 Amman Community Band Free 7:00 p.m. Sheraton Hotel
16 Amman Community Band Ticket 4:00 p.m. Children Museum of Jordan
23 Amman Community Band Free 7:00 p.m. Sheraton Hotel
(for Grades 7-12)
December 10, 2016
At Whitman Academy
Ticket: 6 JD (7JD at the door)

Please Note:
Ladies should not wear strapless dress; Skirt length is no shorter than 10 cm above the knee.


Looking Ahead!
School Year 2017-2018

August 19, 2017 First Day of School
December 22- Jan 7, 2018 Christmas Break
March 9-18, 2018 Spring Break
April 6-9, 2018 Easter Break
May 31, 2018 Last Day of School
June 3, 2018 Last Working Day for Teaching Staff

Whitman Events: All In One Calendar

Several parents have expressed their appreciation for the new, web-based TeamUp Calendar that they can access on their mobile devices to get updated information on special school events and extracurricular activities. Here is a Google Document link with instructions to set up the calendar on your iPhone. There is also a link for instruction for Android phones:

Mums in Prayer
1:45pm this Saturday
Please come and join in praying for our school.


Please be reminded that students may wear Whitman branded sweat shirts or any other sweat shirts/jumper over the top of their Whitman T-shirts.
Sweat pants may be worn on PE days only.
Students should not wear outdoor coats inside. Instead, they should bring warm clothing to wear inside the building.
Contact prints of class pictures and portraits are ready! View and place your orders in the business office c/o Ms. Randa.  
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