Ms. Clare's kindergarten students returned from a long weekend to find several monarch butterflies had emerged from their chrysalis! Each time a butterfly emerges (usually it's one at a time) they have a releasing ritual. They also participate in the Monarch Watch with the University of Kansas. This citizen science project requires the students to harvest caterpillars from host plants, watch the metamorphosis of the butterflies, tag the butterflies, record the data and release them. The information is used to track and gain information about monarch numbers and migration. Special thanks to Taylor Gast with EBR Communications for stopping by to participate!
This Friday, September 27th, WHAM will team up with Team Ian and St. Jude for a PBIS with a Purpose. All WHAM students and staff will be allowed to wear their favorite team shirt and any bottom for a $1 donation. All proceeds collected will go to St. Jude in the name of Team Ian.
At 2:00 pm, we will line up our students and participate in a school-wide walk around the soccer field in honor of Ian.
For more information about Team Ian and St. Jude visit the link below:
A 5k will be held for St. Jude in Baton Rouge on September 28th.
Thank you in advance for helping our students understand the importance of giving back!
Dear WHAM parents and guardians,
The PTO is excited to announce our website just went live. Check it out at https://whampto.wixsite.com/whampto. We will frequently be adding new content and calendar items. Also if you haven't yet been able to join the PTO, there is a link to the form on the website! We need you!
A few reminders for the week:
Thank you so much for selling and supporting WHAM PTO!!
Please join us on Wednesday for a PTO meeting at 5:30 pm. We will discuss many changes and exciting things happening with PTO this year. Vote on Officers and Chairs. Hear about our ideas and goals on how to support WHAM, and you tell us yours! All parents and guardians who attend will earn a Free Dress Pass for their child! Children are welcome.
We will also have more of the Used Uniforms available for $1.
If you are interested in being a WHAM PTO officer or chair, we are looking for nominations for the role of Secretary and for Chair of the Helping Hands Committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
Hope to see you there!
Vote for WHAM as your
Family Favorite Public Elementary School.
The girls worked on the World of Girls Journey (badge set), and interacted with pen pals from a different timezone. Since they started working in the spring, right around the daylight savings time switch, they had many conversations about time and thought a sundial might be a fun way to commemorate their work and enhance the school's playground.
The sundial is interactive - when the viewer stands on the correct date, his/her shadow will indicate the time. The girls began the project by orienting the sundial to true north (learning about compasses), measured and marked the concrete space, and painted the numbers on the dial themselves. They used their cookie money to pay for the paint!
They hope their fellow students enjoy this project. Thank you Girl Scout Troop 10233!