Friday, October 20, 2017
Middle School carpool was a bit more peppy yesterday morning with our cheerleaders rallying our community in support of the 7th/8th grade football team playoffs!

All School News 

PACK Parenting Seminar for Lower and Middle School: Anxiety is Real and Manageable!

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Barnett Gathering Room (Lower Level of Founders Hall, Middle School Building)
Lower School and Middle School Parents: Do you have anxiety in your house? Please join us as Teresa Woodruff, Founder and Director of Art it Out Therapy Center, provides valuable insight into managing anxiety for Lower School and Middle School students. We will discuss how to know when anxiety becomes unhealthy and give you strategies on how to help your anxious child. There is no registration necessary and no cost associated with the seminar. Feel free to invite a friend - Whitefield and non-Whitefield parents welcome!

Parent Prayer Group - New Temporary Location!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Fridays, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
NEW LOCATION FOR THIS WEEK: We will meet in the Upper School Conference Room in Morris Hall
Please join us as we pray for the needs of our children, the needs of the Whitefield community, and praise God for the great things He has done in and for our community. All are welcome and come as you are! If you have any questions, please contact Byron Johnson.

Ten Thousand Reasons: Join Us for Coffee This Morning!

TODAY, October 20, 9:30 a.m. at Cantey Deeter's house (3288 Ivanhoe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327)
We invite all Whitefield women to join us this morning at the home of Cantey Deeter to learn more about Ten Thousand Reasons and the amazing projects funded by our Partners in support of Whitefield students' community service efforts. Bring a friend and fellowship with amazing women in our community. TTR empowers young people to change the world!

Middle and Upper School Mini-Skills Course Offerings in Innovation Lab

This fall, Whitefield is offering a variety of mini-skills courses for Middle and Upper School students which will utilize our new Innovation Lab. From circuitry to woodworking to sewing, there's something to interest every student. Click here to view a description of each course and information about registering!

Lost and Found

Found: Beat earbuds. Claim in the Middle School office.

Convertibles Needed!

We are in need of 5 to 6 convertibles to drive in our Homecoming Court parade before the October 27 football game. If you own a convertible and would be willing to drive, please email Andrea Blackwood with the make and model of your car.

Lower School News 

ILTRW is Coming!

It's that time of year again: Whitefield's annual I Love To Read Week begins next week, October 23-27! This fun-filled week includes a Family Night Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, classroom visits by children's book illustrator Michael P. White and juggler Ron Anglin, a parent coffee gathering at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, and - of course - the Great ILTRW Book Parade on Friday. Click here for detailed information about these events.

Middle School News 

Middle School Spirit Week

Next week is Middle School Spirit Week to celebrate Whitefield's Homecoming! Remember to wear things that are school appropriate. If you do not want to participate in a day or do not have a costume/outfit for that day, you must wear your school uniform to school - it is not a free dress day.

Monday: Costume Party (dress up in a creative outfit or character costume)
Tuesday: Retro Roller Skating Party (wear outfits that reflect the 70s, 80s, or 90s)
Wednesday: Slumber Party (wear pajamas)
Thursday: “Big Game” Tailgating Party (wear favorite college/professional team wear)
Friday: Homecoming Celebration! (wear blue/gold Whitefield wear)

Middle School Night at Varsity Football!

TONIGHT, October 20 at the Varsity Football Game
Pack Backers is hosting Middle School Night at the Varsity football game TONIGHT. Come out and Back the Pack against Pinecrest Academy AND earn a free dress day on Monday, October 30! Enter the free drawing* to win an ENO hammock, an Echo Dot, a $50 Amazon gift card, or a candy basket! *You must enter at the PackBackers table next to the concessions stand between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. One entry per Middle School Student. Winners will be announced at the end of the 3rd quarter and you must be present to win!

Upper School News 

Upper School Spirit Week

Next week is Upper School Spirit Week to celebrate Whitefield's Homecoming! Remember to wear things that are school appropriate. If you do not want to participate in a day or do not have a costume/outfit for that day, you must wear your school uniform to school - it is not a free dress day.

Monday: Halloween Day (dress up in a costume like you would as a kid)
Tuesday: TV/ Movie Day
Wednesday: PJ Day
Thursday: Jersey Day
Friday: Blue and Gold Day


Thursday Athletic Results

Middle School Football vs. Kings Ridge (Crossover/Playoffs): Win 24-16

Middle School Boys Basketball Meeting

TODAY, October 20, 3:05-3:25 in the Upper School lecture hall
All sixth- through eighth-grade boys planning to try out for middle school basketball should attend this mandatory meeting. Tryouts will be held next week.

WolfPack Basketball Cheerleading Tryouts Conclude Today

Concluding TODAY, October 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
Middle School and Upper School Wolfpack Basketball Cheerleading Tryouts will continue today in the LSSAC. These tryouts are closed to spectators. Please contact Amelia Carmichael with any questions.

Community Service News 

Community Service Hours at Jonquil Fest!

Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, Smyrna Market Village
Do you love our school? Do you want to tell others about Whitefield and share your story? There are many opportunities coming up this fall to do just that! The Whitefield Parent Ambassadors are looking for interested students and/or parents who would like to spend a couple of hours at the Smyrna Jonquil Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29 or at other events such as the Vinings Tree Lighting, Veteran’s Day Ceremony and more. Please click here to view these opportunities. Student service at the Jonquil Festival will count for community service hours, and parents and students can work together! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Fennel by email or at 678-305-3047.

Friday at Whitefield
Today is an F day.
Men's Fraternity 6 AM BGR
Parent Prayer Group 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Upper School Conference Room, Morris Hall
LS 1st Quarter Awards Chapel 8:20 AM LSSAC
Admission Tour 9 AM Begins in the Barnett Gathering Room
Oglethorpe University visit to Whitefield 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM College Counseling Office
Varsity Football vs. Pinecrest Academy - Middle School Night 7:30 PM HOME

Saturday at Whitefield

Marching Band Competition 2 PM Rockmart High School

MS Study Hall
This Week
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