Last week the primary students learned about how the internet connects us to other people. Students had the opportunity to tell what they thought the internet was and how it worked. They had some great answers – It makes games work. It connects things together. It is the WiFi. It is the wires you plug in to make a computer, iPad, or phone work.
After we talked through their thoughts, together we decided that the internet is an online community that connects us to people, places and things. It can connect us to family members or friends that we don’t see often through emails and phone calls. It can connect us to places that we can’t visit in person. Our example discussed was that every class can’t go together to New York to see the Statue of Liberty, but the internet can connect us to the Statue of Liberty through pictures, videos and websites. Also, the internet connects us to things such as the games they play and the videos they watch online.
Picture Day for White Oak Primary School will be this Thursday, September 21st. ALL students will have their picture taken. Order forms will be sent home tomorrow in your child’s folder. You may also place your order online.
Next week, we will be hosting a school supply and book drive to assist Beaumont I.S.D. The needs in Beaumont are vast and almost incomprehensible. We have several connections, in the Beaumont area, and would like to do something to assist the many staff members and students affected by Hurricane Harvey.
There will be grade level labeled bins in the hallway, all next week, for students and parents to place donated items. Please consider helping by sending school supplies and/or books to school next week if you are able. I described our school and community to the BISD Asst. Supt. Dr. Shannon Allen as a small school and community with a huge heart.
We will also collect items on Friday, September 15th, at the White Oak vs. Spring Hill football game. Our hope is to “fill up a pickup” with supplies to support our friends in Beaumont. Thank you in advance for your kindness and support. We expect this to be a tremendous service learning opportunity for our students.
Back to School means Back to the Club!
It is time to register for the Boys and Girls Club for the upcoming school year. You can register at www.BeGreatEastTexas.com .
The Boys and Girls Club will once again offer a safe and fun place for kids to get homework help and programming that specifically targets health, fitness, leadership, and character development.
There is a $25 registration fee. The cost is $65 a month. (Assistance is available for those who qualify.) The Boys and Girls Club will begin Monday, August 28th, at White Oak Elementary.
If you have any questions, please call 903-935-2030.
Returning students and students new to the district – If you missed registration, we will have a make-up registration day on Thursday, August 10th, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Returning students must have completed the online registration in Skyward and bring a current proof of residency to receive class placement.
Students new to the district must have your child’s certified birth certificate, social security card, current shot records, report card from previous school, and a proof of residency (current utility bill or lease agreement) in order to register your child.
Below you will find the NEW meal prices that will take effect at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
All Students – $2.00
Adults – $2.50
Elementary Students – $2.35
Secondary Students – $2.60
Adults – $3.75
The 10 cent increase was mandated by the Federal Government. Reduced meals for eligible students will remain at 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.
For questions, contact Director of School Nutrition, Lori Ferguson, at [email protected] or 903.291.2090.