Withers Likes to Celebrate! Great activities happen each year at our school. More detailed information will be sent home in purple folders.   Boo Hoo Breakfast When: Monday, August 20th @ 8:15am Where: Library What: This is a chance for pre-k and kindergarten parents to shed a tear (or do a happy dance) after dropping off their kids at the “big kid” school. Come have a morning snack and meet other parents! Dads’ Club Back-to-School BBQ When: September 7th at 5 pm Where: Glen Cove Swim Club What: Bring the whole family and join us for the annual Dads’ Club Back to School BBQ and Swim Party. We’ll have the pool to ourselves so come and catch up with old friends and make some new ones while your kids splash around. Garden Workday When: Saturday, September 15th 8:00 am – 12:00pm Where: Withers Courtyard What: Get outside and come help us clean up the garden! Wildcat Prowl 5K When: Saturday, September 29th 8:45 am Where: Race starts and ends on Alta Vista behind the school grounds. What: This is part of the Withers Wellness initiative. Come help support our school and our community by getting healthy! For more information please email phelps.laura@gmail.com . Fall Carnival When: Saturday, September 29th After the Wildcat Prowl  Where: Behind the school What: This is the Dads’ Club fall fundraiser.  Come out and bring the whole family for games, food, a bounce house, classic cars and lots of fun.  This is a great chance to get to know other families at the school and show the neighborhood what a fantastic school we have. Come run and then have some fun! WT White Homecoming Parade When: Thursday, November 1st 3:30 pm – 5:00pm                                                              Where: The WT White parking lot What: Withers Elementary will have a float in the WT White High School homecoming parade.  Leading up to the event, students and their families are welcome to help in float construction and decorating, and students may either be in the parade with the float, or cheer on their fellow students along the route.  Keep an eye out for more details about float decorating needs and times. The Homecoming game is the following evening. Grandparents Breakfast When: Friday, December 7th 7:00 am Where: Withers Courtyard What: This is a chance for your students to show off their school to their grandparents. Breakfast pastries, coffee and juice will be provided. The event will run until 7:45, when students will need to report to their classroom. The book fair will be open, so grandparents who want to purchase a book for their grandchild, or their grandchild’s classroom, can do so at this time. Variety Show When: Friday, February 1st 7:00 pm Where: E.D. Walker Middle School Auditorium What: Come see all the talent that abounds at Withers!  The Variety Show is a chance for our students to show off their talents.  Try outs are required, and students may perform individually or as a group. Reflections Art Show When: TBD Where: TBD What: The Reflections Art Show is a gallery of student artwork that has been submitted for the District-wide Reflections competition.  A panel of judges made up of members of the community will select winners from our school that will go on to compete at the next level. Details about tryouts and art submissions will be sent home in Monday folders and be announced via PTA email blast. Take Your Family to School Week When: February 19th – 23rd Where: Various locations throughout the school What: This is a week for families to get involved in the fun at Withers. Lots of fun activities all week, ending in the big family party: Paw Paw Palooza on Friday evening. Keep an eye out for more details in February. Paw Paw Palooza When: Friday, February 23rd 6:00 pm Where: Auditorium, Cafeteria, Classrooms, and Gymnasium What: This is the mid-winter fund raiser and school celebration.  There will be silent auction items in the auditorium including gift baskets and naming rights at the school (ie “Willie Wildcat’s Library”), and the ever popular “Principal for a Day”. Withers Auction, Spring Fundraiser When: Saturday, April 14th 7:00 pm Where: Venue Forty 50 What: This is the BIG fund raiser for Withers each year.   The night features food from local restaurants and bakeries; silent auction for lots of great items from local vendors; a live auction full of one-of-a-kind experiences; “Parties to Go”, dancing; beverages; and lots of adult fun. We hope to see you at this fun event! For more information please email withersauction2017@gmail.com Green Day When: Friday, April 20th  Where: At school, especially in the garden What: This is an opportunity for the students to appreciate our relationship with our planet through activities exploring farming, recycling, and other earth friendly activities. Students will learn ways to help keep our planet clean, work in the Withers garden, and attend an on-site farmer’s market. Teacher Appreciation Week When: May 7th –  11th Where: At school What: This is an opportunity to show our faculty and staff how great they truly are! Withers loves our teachers!!!! Art Day When: Thursday, March 8th Where: At school What: This is a unique day at Withers, where students create art and are introduced to speakers that support the theme from the art department. Each year’s activities are unique and provide a creative way for students to explore many facets of the art community. Field Day When: Friday, May 18th  Where: At school, especially outside What: This is a fun filled day devoted to outdoor sports and activities. Students will participate in traditional field day activities like tug-o-war and sack races, in additional to other exciting games and activities.  Volunteers make this day a success, so mark you calendar to get in on the fun!]]>