October 17, 2018

Whiteknact Pride is Alive and Strong!

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The Whiteknact students have been busy collecting donations to send to the troops for the holidays. Families donated candy, cookies, gum, soaps, sanitizers, and many more items to show our troops that we are thankful for all they sacrifice each day for our freedom. When a 5th grade student was asked why should we care and collect donations for others, they responded, “If you help someone, that person does the same to others.” What a great message year round!!!

The month of December has been a busy one for the Whiteknact Community. Our PTA hosted a holiday movie night where students and families came in their PJs and enjoyed a holiday movie with popcorn, snacks and hot chocolate. The Whiteknact Staff funded a school-wide holiday activity and pizza party. Every child went home with a special craft that they created with their classmates. Our 3rd and 4th grade students had the pleasure of going to the ballet at Rhode Island College to see “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” When asked what they thought of the play their responses were, “amazing, fabulous, magnificent, and awesome!” The 4th and 5th grade chorus had the opportunity to share their voices at the East Providence Senior Center and sang beautifully in front of their peers and families during our December Pride Star Assembly where school spirit was at its finest from the students to the staff with the array of pajamas filling the cafeteria. Our kindergarten students enjoyed creating gingerbread houses with their parents for a fun family gingerbread experience. Our spirit days have been a huge success for students and staff. Our spirit day themes for November and December have been Twin Day and PJ Day which were loved by all involved. Our January spirit day theme will be “Wear One Color Day.” We can’t wait to see how creative our school community will be!!!

As a school community, we have been working to improve our attendance numbers each day. We are proud to say that with the hard work of the students, families, and staff, the attendance rate has improved dramatically since last year. We are going to continue to strive to reach our attendance goal each month. Way to Go Whiteknact!

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