||Event and Location
||Drake High School Tour #1
||5th Grade Parent tour #1
||7/8 Spelling Bee
||Orchestra Concert in the WH Gym
||Coffe Chat in Room 106
||Site Council Meeting
||Parent Tour #2 WH Library
||Make Up School Picture Day
Parent Conference Week - November 13-17
Dismissal time for Parent Conference week is 2:10 pm each day. Periods 00 and 0 will still meet Monday through Friday.
Parent Coffee Chat
Our next Coffee Chat is this Friday, 11/17. The start time is a bit earlier at 8:45 am. We will meet in Room 108.
Raising the Bar
As a faculty, we are evaluating school-wide practices related to respectful behaviors, accountability, and responsibility for learning. These are conversations we are having with students and are also having at Parent Club, Site Council and Parent Chat meetings.
We believe that continually raising the bar for respectful behavior and accountability for learning is part of a growth mindset that helps students become more responsible learners. Our students understand that the classroom is a sacred place, and are working with us to ensure that interruptions of the instructional process are minimized. Similarly, outside the classroom, horseplay, grabbing, and playing chase are potentially dangerous behaviors that are being consistently addressed and stopped. Restorative justice circles with students and teachers are working very well and producing positive results. Ultimately, White Hill students are being empowered to take more responsibility for their instruction, actions and words. Please join our parent meetings to participate in conversations about these important topics.
Cold Weather Approaching
Once the cold weather arrives, we will open and supervise the gym in the morning for students to have a dry and warm place before class begins.
White Hill Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Stanislav Tananaev, Emalene Harwood, and Piper Cothran who successfully
competed in the Marin County Championship Spelling Bee last weekend. Thanks for the hard work and for representing White Hill at this event.
Parent Club Meeting
The minutes from our first meeting are posted on the White Hill website. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 7 at 8:30 am in the Library. Parents are encouraged to participate in this important organization.
Lost and Found
Very expensive articles of clothing are picked up on campus every day and placed in our Lost and Found. Students are encouraged to get their belongings from the Lost and Found near the office. However, most of the items remain unclaimed. We are running out of space to house the shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, etc., for much longer. With the cold and rainy weather coming it’s our hope that these items will be picked up. Otherwise, they will eventually be ruined. Please note that on Friday, November 17, we will be taking these items to the Goodwill.
White Hill Yearbooks
Additional Information about Programs for Students and Parents
Watch this space for information about our YES Challenge! We will be kicking off the week of November 20th and it will go until January 31st. We have a BIG, HUGE goal with lots of fun to go along with it! The details (along with the fun!) are TOP SECRET!!!
Children for Change
What’s going on this month with C4C?
Thank you to all of the parents and children who ventured out to Oakland in the rain to experience the Forced from Home exhibit. What a powerful experience it was for all learning and feeling first hand what it’s like to be a refugee. Although, the exhibit has moved onto LA, take some time to explore their website and talk with your child(ren) about this very important issue in our world today. With the recent fires, it really is a topic that hits close to home.
C4C Celebration of Gratitude with the Kenyan Boys Choir
Grateful Goats - And their off! The time of gratitude has started with our Grateful Goats hitting the road this weekend. Spreading the message of love, appreciation and gratitude, keep your eyes open for a sighting. Did you see one? SHARE it! Post a picture and the location on our FACEBOOK, TWITTER or INSTAGRAM pages to give some extra props for the power of kindness and to show how it truly is everywhere in Ross Valley!!
Fire Response Effort - C4C Sponsors Two Families
Every Action Matters When Making Change for Good! Join the movement.
Children for Change www.children4change.org
Yes! Lunchtime Clubs
There will be no lunchtime clubs the week of November 13th. Clubs will resume after Thanksgiving break, the week of November 27th.
White Hill Basketball
Tryouts start next week and continue the week of November 27th. If your child is interested in trying out, have them come to the gym on the designated date/time, with a permission slip. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE! This is for next week only, as the gym is unavailable that day.
Monday Nov 13th
3:15-4:45 6th grade BOYS: Coaches John Fitzgibbons & Alex Gauna
4:45-6:15 8th grade GIRLS: Coach Eileen Burke
6:15-7:45 6th grade GIRLS: Coach Diane DiRoma
Tuesday Nov 14th
3:30-5:00 7th grade GIRLS: Coach Zach Wahle
5:00-6:30 7th grade BOYS: Coach Jay DeMaestri
Wednesday Nov 15- All Tryouts are Canceled due to rain.
Thursday Nov 16
3:30-5:00 6th grade BOYS: Coaches John Fitzgibbons & Alex Gauna
5:00-6:30 6th grade GIRLS: Coach Diane DiRoma
Friday Nov 17
3:30-5:00 7th grade GIRLS: Coach Zach Wahle
5:00-6:30 8th grade BOYS: Coach Steve Gallagher
Mountain Biking Club
The Mountain Biking Club will meet for the last time on November 16th from 3:30-5:00pm. Thanks for a great year club leaders Matt Adams, Justin Sobieraj, and Markham Connolly!
Cross Country - 6th and 7th grade Volleyball
If you haven't already, please turn in your clean jerseys to the office! Attach your name so you get credit for turning it in. There is a charge for unreturned jersey's.