1. Variety Show
2. LRC Magazine Subscription Donation
3. Bookfair with Anderson’s
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Masterpiece of the Month
6. Free Viewing of “The Mask You Live In”
This Tuesday all props and set pieces for the Whittier Variety Show must be brought to the gym right after school.
If you have many props please put them in a labeled bag or laundry basket. When you arrive you can place your props next to your act number (see list below). All props will remain at Whittier (unless other arrangements have been made) until Wednesday.
Please send your child to school on Wednesday with his/her costume packed in a bag as they will need to change into costume after school.
The dress rehearsal will begin no later than 3:30 and should end around 5:30. Students will remain in the gym during the rehearsal (no practice rooms will be available). Groups are encouraged to leave once they are finished performing. Dress rehearsal is open to parents and friends.
Don’t forget to get your break-a-leg message in by Wednesday!!
Opening Number – Best Day of My Life
1 Drum All Day
2 Blah, Blah, Blobs
3 Kool Kats of Kindergarten
4 Zombie Time
5 Pitch Perfect 2
6 Guardians of Funk
7 The Muppets Return
8 Dancing Daisies
9 Groovy Down Trotters
10 We Go Girls
11 Gymnastics Girls
12 Mustache Sisters
13 Caroline Scott
14 Double Treble
15 Minion Madness
16 The Hip Hop Girls
17 Girls Love a Country Song
18 Pillowcase Dancers
19 Beast Mode
20 Twin Magic
21 The Name That is Too Long to Say
22 Goofy Goobers
23 Where are You Now
25 9 Red Balloons
26 Ex’s and Oh’s
27 The Diamond Star Gymnasts
28 Kriss Kross
29 Something Big
30 Maybe Next Year
31 Mermaids in Action
32 6 Bruhs
33 Gaining Awesomeness
34 Don’t Deny the Girls
35 The Besties
36 The Besties
Tech Crew Dry Run Rehearsal Today (11/3/2015): only for emcees and stage crew
Dress Rehearsal at School Tomorrow (11/4/2015): mandatory for all Variety Show participants
Break-a-Leg Messages Due Tomorrow (11/4/2015): Late messages will NOT be accepted
Tivoli Practice Thursday, November 12 (11/12/2015): At Tivoli 3:00
School Show Friday, November 13 (11/13/2015)
Tivoli Show Saturday, November 14 (11/14/2015)
For more information, please see links below
We are excited to be working with Anderson’s Bookfair Company for the Fall Book Fair. We customized the fair to include recommendations from teachers and the librarian as well as a wide variety of genres. A few items to note:
–Reading Games Books will be available.
–Students will create wishlists that will be available to you.
–Teachers have created lists of books they recommend as well as wishlists for their classrooms.
–No toys, just books.
–By using Anderson’s, we are entitled to FREE author visits, including the one that occurred last month.
–students will have access to preview the fair during the week of 11/16; however, there will be no sales permitted during the school day. Please do not send money to school with your children.
Early next week you will receive a full-color flyer with just some of the great selections. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jen Mielke at email@example.com.
Thursday, November 19; 3:00-8:00pm (PTC Night)
Friday, November 20; 3:00-6:00pm (Extra Night)
Monday, November 23; 8:00am-12noon (PTC Day)
Denise Lazar, Jen Mielke and Kelly Coleman
Masterpiece of the Month: Masterpiece is off to a terrific start! In October we learned about one of the great artists of the Impressionist Era, Camille Pissaro, and his painting Woman Sewing. Ask the kids how you know an Impressionist painting and they will tell you things like light, landscapes and broad brush strokes. Some classrooms even got to try to paint their own Impressionist painting!
“Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis… Don’t be afraid of putting on color… Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression. (Camille Pissarro)”
In November we are going back 500 years to the work of the famous Italian artist Giotto and will study his painting of Madonna and Child and how he truly impacted the Renaissance.
“Man up.” “Don’t be a sissy.” “Don’t cry.” “Talk like a man.” “Act like a man.” “Be a man.” Millions of boys hear these words, these phrases, these commands, almost every day of their lives. They absorb the words and then spend a lifetime dealing with their effects. For our young boys, the path from boyhood to manhood is strewn with harmful words and stereotypes.
The new film, The Mask You Live In, explores the confining stereotypes that boys are exposed to as they become men. Through personal narratives and expert commentary, featuring Coach Joe Ehrmann, the film delves into the destructive and often conflicting messages that boys are being subjected to on a daily basis.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
At the Clarence Johnson Auditorium, at Downers North High School Admission is FREE
Rated PG-14. Contains strong language and mature subject matter.
Find more information at www.therepresentationproject.org This event is sponsored by HGNA and DG North High School’s IWiLL
What is WRECK? It is Whittier Robotics and Engineering Club for Kids, a unique free class sponsored by the PTA. Each week we build a Lego model using a motor, gears, and sensors, then we program it with Lego WEDO software to bring the model to life. WRECK is open to 3rd and 4th grade students — both boys and girls — and will meet on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30 in the Whittier REC Room (yes, WRECK in the REC Room, also known as Room 1). The fall session classes will meet on 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16, with additional classes in the new year.
Please e-mail Andy Knudsen at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. If your student was in the class last year, the models will be a repeat, but the kids are still welcome.