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WE NEED YOU!
Get involved with our wonderful school

for 2017-2018!
See opportunities with the PTA: Click here for English or here for Spanish


Let’s raise more money for Withers this Friday!


May 1st-5th is
Let’s show our fabulous Withers teachers how much we love them!

 

 


Withers PTA is offering the convenience of ordering your child’s school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.
The supplies are offered at a significant discount and will be delivered to your child in his/her classroom on the first day of school!

Click here to print the order form.
Simply, complete the form and attach your check or money order (made out to Withers PTA).
Forms can be sent back in your child’s folder or put in the PTA box in the office.
Please contact amittelstet@hotmail.com with any questions.

 


The LAST DAY to purchase AUCTION TICKETS and GOLF CART RAFFLE TICKETS
is Monday, April 24th! Click here for tickets!


Want a preview of Auction Parties to Go?
Click here!


Want a custom Auction T-shirt and a collectible BOTTOMLESS glass for the event?  
Click here for more info! 


 

Withers Health and Wellness Fair

Thursday, March 21st 5:30pm – 7:00pm


Come to Withers Thursday evening for a free event with exhibits, demonstrations and health screenings. Free immunizations for eligible children from the Immunization Care Van, information from Metroplex Dental, North Texas Poison Control, Advance ER, Parkland Mammogram Bus and more!  Also information on classes from the YMCA, Little Gym, Amy’s Studio of Dance, Jazzercise, Karate and many other fun summer events.


Take Your Family to School  – February 27th – March 3rd

Monday 2/27 – Muffins with mom, 7:15 a.m. – 7:55 a.m., Cafeteria
Tuesday 2/28 – Lunch with a loved one or a friend (Please arrive a few minutes early to have time to check in at the front office.)
EC – 10:00-10:30
KA/KB – 10:15-10:45
KC/KD – 10:30-11:00
1A/1B – 10:45-11:15
1C/1D – 11:00-11:30
2A/2B/2C – 11:15-11:45
3A/3B/3C/3D – 11:45-12:15
4A/4B/4C/4D – 12:15-12:45
5A/5B/5C – 12:45-1:15
Wednesday 3/1 – Donuts with Dad, 7:15 a.m. – 7:55 a.m., Cafeteria
Thursday 3/2 – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Friday 3/3Paw Paw Palooza, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars!

The annual Park Cities Ford/Lincoln Driven to Give test drive day will be Friday, April 14th.  This is a fun and easy way to earn big bucks for Withers!! More details as the date gets closer.

 


Get your tickets now for the Withers Golf Cart Raffle!

Want to drop off and pick up your kids in this sweet ride?

The Richards family has moved away but they wanted their golf cart to stay in the Withers family!

Tickets are $50 each and we’re pre-selling only 150 tickets. Winner will be drawn at the auction on April 29th! Click here for more information on the 2017 auction!

Get your tickets here before they’re gone!

 

 

 

 



COOL NEW T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!!!

This fun Withers event is coming up soon! Join the pack and order one here! If you can volunteer your time to help during the event, please click here to sign up!

 


VALENTINES DAY PARTIES
Parties will be held in each class on Friday, February 10th at 2pm! Be sure to sign up to bring food, sweets or games for the kids!  

 

 

 


THE WITHERS VARIETY SHOW IS ALMOST HERE!
Save the evening of February 3rd for this fun event showcasing all the talent of our Withers students. The show will be held at E.D Walker and will begin at 7pm.


DO YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS INTERESTED IN WITHERS?
Tell them about our New Student Round Up coming up on January 19th!!
More information can be found here.

 

2017 WITHERS VARIETY SHOW IS COMING IN FEBRUARY!

All act submissions are due by January 13th.
Practice Dates are January 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th from 3:30-5:45pm at Withers. Dress Rehearsal is February 1st at 3:30pm at E.D Walker.  To print the entry form, click here.
Please contact Kendall Barr with questions at thebarrs2001@sbcglobal.net 

 

WINTER BREAK BEGINS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22nd

Dads’ Club Caroling, Classroom Holiday parties and Early Release

The short day will be packed with holiday fun, starting with the Dads’ Club caroling at 8:00 am, classroom parties at 10:30 am and release from school at 11:55am! 

 

EXPRESS YOUR ARTISTIC TALENT…WITH PTA REFLECTIONS   
Entries can be within visual arts, music composition, film production, literature, photography and/or dance choreography categories. All entries are due by November 11th.

Learn more about the program here.  Questions? Contact Amanda Guillot –  amandaguillot@gmail.com or 214.717.7299.

Click here to print the entry form in english or spanish.


redOctober 24 – October 28
Students will learn about the dangers of drugs and the benefits of being drug free through fun, educational activities.

Poster CONTEST: Create a Red Ribbon themed poster and bring it to school on MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th to be entered into a contest to win a prize!!

MONDAY“Red Out Day”: Wear as much red as possible to kick off Red Ribbon Week
TUESDAY – “Follow Your Dreams – Stay Drug Free”: Wear your  pajamas to school (must follow district code, no slippers please)
WEDNESDAY – “Drug Free and wacky from Head to Toe” : Wear wacky clothes and crazy hair
THURSDAY – “Team Up Against Drugs”: Wear your favorite team’s jersey/shirt
FRIDAY – “Super Heroes DON’T do drugs!”: Dress up like your favorite superhero


coffee-cup-01Are you interested in Withers or know someone who might be?

Please join us for our upcoming Neighborhood Coffee on November 2nd!
Click here for more information. Clic aquí para español.


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7:00 p.m. at Sparkman Clubhouse

Join your Withers friends for an evening of food, drinks, prizes, poker and parties to go! Entry fee is a $25 gift card per person to be used at our Spring Auction. Please click to RSVP for the Fall Auction Kickoff Party!

 


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NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th 
DISD Elementary School FAIR DAY!

 


New to Withers this year?
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Please take a moment to add yourself to our online school directory by clicking the logo.
It’s very simple, but hurry, we need your information by October 30th. Please email allisonthomas03@gmail.com for assistance.


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October 17th-21st in the Withers Library!


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Grandparents Breakfast is October 21st!
Click here for more information.


On October 13th we will host Donuts with Dad!
Start your day off right by enjoying breakfast with your child in the school cafeteria.
Come and go anytime between 7:15-7:45am.donut


 

 


 

Destination Imagination begins October 3rd!
Click here for more information.


Go Get It Week is September 19th-23rd

Monday 9/19:  “Believing is Achieving” – Staff members will wear graduation cap/cap and gown and tell about their college experiences.
Tuesday 9/20:  “Magic Number” – Students will create a classroom/hallway display depicting the year they will graduate from high school.
Wednesday 9/21:  “Hats Off to Higher Education” – Staff and students will wear a hat with a college logo. (District College Fair is 5:30-8:30pm at Ellis Davis Field House)
Thursday 9/22:  “Dress for Success” – Students will dress up as their future career.
Friday 9/23:  “Off to College We Go” – Staff and students will wear apparel from their favorite college.


Student Fundraising for the Wildcat Prowl is happening now through September  23rd. Get your page set up now and send it out to all your generous family and friends!
More information can be found here.

Do you have some extra time on your hands to help us make the Prowl successful this year? Please consider volunteering! Reach out to Jacquebrady@hotmail.com or go ahead and sign up now!

Upcoming Gatherings:
Thursday, September 6th at 7pm:  Dad’s Club (Auditorium)
Thursday, September 8th at 9:30am:  Homeroom Parent Orientation (Library)
Thursday, September 8th at 4:30pm:  W.T. White Homecoming Parade (W.T. White parking lot)
Friday, September 9th 8:30-9:15am:  Prowl Assembly and Pep Rally
Friday, September 9th 5-9:00pm: Dad’s Club Back to School BBQ and Swim Party (Glen Cove Swim Club) Food Provided!
Monday, September 19th at 7:00pm: ED Walker Coffee (4024 Willow Ridge Dr.)

Register Now!!
Registration is now open for the Wildcat Prowl 5k and Fun Run. Click here to sign up!

Let’s get moving!!
Are you ready for the upcoming Wildcat Prowl 5k and Fun Run?
Taking the first step in training is sometimes the hardest part. So we’ve provided a weekly plan to help you get started. Get out those training shoes…and we’ll see you at the Prowl on September 24th!
Click here to learn more about Train2Prowl boot camp and here to learn more about becoming a Wildcat Weekend Warrior!

Thursday, August 25th:  Parent Orientation
Computer lab and lobby reveal starting at 5:30 PM! 
Please make every effort to attend our Parent Orientation on Thursday, August 25th.  At 5:30, we will unveil the new and improved Lobby and Computer Lab.  Come see the amazing renovations!  The Parent Orientation meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm in the auditorium with classroom breakout sessions beginning at 6:30 and 7:00Due to our space constraints in the auditorium and our desire to make this meeting efficient, we request that you do not bring your children to this event.

Friday, August 19th is Meet The Teacher

Please plan to attend Meet the Teacher, Friday, August 19 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.  This is a great opportunity for your child to meet their teacher and be familiar with the location of their classroom on the first day of school.  In addition, if you did not pre-order school supplies this is an opportunity to drop those off prior to the start of school. Dads’ Club will have Withers Spirit Gear for purchase and there will be information about After School Care now provided by the YMCA.


 Prowl 2016
2016 Wildcat Prowl is coming up!
The groovy Wildcat Prowl 5K and Fun Run is about 5 weeks away and there’s still lots to be done! From Train2Prowl, to sponsorships and even registering for the race, now’s your chance to help make our event a success! Click here for more information

2016/2017 Withers event calendar has now been posted. Click here for more information.

School Starts August 22nd!!  Find your grade’s school supply list here!

Accelerated Reader Reminder
We know our Withers kids have been reading all summer!  Don’t forget to take AR quizzes and earn 15 points by August 22 to receive a special surprise when school starts…
Quizzes can be taken here.

The website is available 7:30-4:30 Mon – Fri just like during the school year. There is no reading level requirement – all books count!  Take the quiz, get at least 85% of the questions correct, and earn 15 points.

Questions? Email ARatwithers@gmail.com

Register Now for our NEW After School Program provided by the YMCA!SAS The Y Is Coming
There will be a change in the after school provider for the 2016-2017 school year.  The YMCA curriculum is designed around project based learning that supports the whole child. It is phenomenal program that will provide an enriching after school option for students and parents. Click here to enroll your child(ren) before school starts.

Click here or here for more information


Monday, August 22 – First Day of 2016/2017 school year
Please click here for the DISD 2016/2017 school year calendar