Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Come cheer on senior softball players Mimi Little and Madison Dourron during Senior Night today at 5 p.m. at home vs. Kings Ridge! This is the team’s last home game of the season.

All School News 

New iOS Update Gives Parents More Control

A message from Bethany Brant, Director of Instructional Technology...
As technology becomes an integral part of our daily lives, it can be a challenge to monitor just how much of our time we're spending in front of digital devices, especially as we strive to be good stewards of the resources and time the Lord has given us. Apple’s latest iOS update offers more robust restrictions option, parental controls, and gives nod to the idea that too much screen time might be affecting our lives negatively. Click below to read more!
Apple’s latest iOS update gives you the option within your Settings app to view your phone’s screen time statistics, including how much screen time you’ve had for a set number of days, in a tab called Screen Time.  It’s sure to be eye-opening and perhaps a bit convicting for some of us! With that information, you can self-impose limitations on the use of certain apps.  Limiting amount of time and which days that an app can be accessed is an option with these new restrictions.

Those of you with children attached in a Family Plan setup will be able to set these restrictions for your child.  This empowers you, as an active parent, to help safeguard your child against excessive screen time and, with open and honest communication, can help form habits that put technology in its place. These new restriction options are available on any Apple iOS device (iPad, iPhone, etc.) that is capable of running the iOS 12 update.

The restriction options are, at times, hard to navigate. If you have questions or need help in determining what might be best for your child in the way of these restrictions, please feel free to email me. Thanks!

-Bethany Brant
Director of Instructional Technology

Ten Thousand Reasons: Come Serve With Us!

Tuesday, October 2 at The Table on Delk from 10-11:30 a.m.
Whitefield parents: Did you love Whitefield's Great Day of Service? Want more opportunities to serve together? We invite parents in the Whitefield Community to serve with us as we fellowship together and give The Table on Delk a good cleaning (wiping tables/chairs, sweep/mop floor, dust shelves, organize pantry, and clean windows). You'll likely make a new friend and learn about a great ministry! Click here to learn more about this wonderful ministry and to sign up to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in our city. You don’t have to be a TTR partner to serve with us, so sign up today and feel free to invite a friend!

Do you know a local charity who could use volunteers? Let us know and we would love to connect with you and your charity in service!

See You at the Pole

Tomorrow, September 26, 9:10-9:25 a.m., outside Athletic Center at the flagpole
Whitefield will See You at the Pole tomorrow morning as students meet for a time of corporate and small group prayer. You are welcome to join us in this time of prayer for our school, our community, and our nation.

Used Uniform Sale

Tomorrow, September 26, 8-9:30 a.m. in the Barnett Gathering Room (lower level of Founders Hall Middle School building)
Believe it or not, cooler temperatures are on the way! We're restocked and ready for a Fall Sale. Cash or check only. Gently used uniform donations are always appreciated and can be dropped off in the campus store or Middle School office. For questions, contact La Rhe O'Neal.

Lower School News 

Mother/Son Carnival Night

Saturday, October 13, 5-7 p.m. on the Whitefield football field
Don’t miss this special opportunity for Lower School moms and their boys! The Mother/Son Carnival Night includes dinner, games, and lots of fun! In case of rain, the event will occur in the athletic center. Reservation envelopes were sent home in folders last week; please RSVP by October 5. If you have questions, please contact Janelle Holton.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Friday, September 28, 9 a.m. in the LSAAC
Grandparents and special friends are invited to the Lower School performance of “Disney Through the Years!" Under the direction of Mrs. Weathington, students will sing songs, and fourth grade students will serve as narrators during the performance, teaching our guests about the music. Drawings and paintings created by Mrs. Hicks’ and Mrs. Bassings’ art students will also be on display throughout the LSSAC for Grandparents Day. Family members and friends who are unable to attend the performance can view it online! The link will be live on Grandparents Day beginning at 8 a.m. and viewable for two weeks afterward. After that, it will be accessible via the Whitefield Academy YouTube Channel.

Middle School News 

Club Announcements

Voice of the Martyrs Club will meet today, September 25 at 7:30 a.m. in Mrs. Thon’s classroom, M-102.
Tinker Club has been canceled for today, September 25.

Werewolf Legacy Camp

Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Mod 202 (chorus room)
What will you do with your fall break? Fifteen students from Whitefield's Middle School (grades 5 to 8) are invited to participate in a two-day game event called Ultimate Werewolf Legacy! Currently we have nine students signed up; we need at least one more student in order to make this event happen. The game is a social and deductive game that pits "villagers" against one another in an attempt to discover who amongst them is what they say they are... or something else! If you've never played, you're really in for a surprise. Who in the village is a werewolf? Who is a normal villager? Come and join in the fun on these days off of school! The cost of $100 covers the game both days, lunch on both days, and snacks on both days. Participants will need to arrive on time and be prepared to stay for the entire two days. For any questions or to sign up, contact Jim Kelly.


Monday's Athletic Results

  • Middle School Softball vs. Fellowship Christian: L 7-8

Community Service News 

Service Opportunity: Mother/Son Carnival Night

Saturday, October 13, 4-7:30 p.m on the Whitefield football field
Ten Upper School volunteers are needed to support the Mother/Son Carnival. Jobs will include set up, manning the jumpy inflatables, and clean up. Sign up here. For questions, please contact Janelle Holton.

Service Opportunity: King Springs Fall Festival

Sunday, October 7, varying shifts between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at King Springs Elementary School
Middle and Upper School volunteers are needed to help with the Fall Festival at King Springs Elementary School. Events include initial set up, helping with games, admissions, food vendors, and clean up. Click here to view and sign up for volunteer shifts. This service opportunity counts as service outside the Whitefield community. For questions, contact Twyla Perez by email or at 678-760-2892.

Tuesday at Whitefield
Today is an E day.

Wednesday at Whitefield

Divisional Curriculum Meetings 7:45 AM - 8:40 AM
Used Uniform Sale 8 AM - 9:30 AM BGR
See You at the Pole 9:15 AM
University of Georgia Visit to Whitefield 1:25 PM College Counseling Office
University of Montevallo visit to Whitefield 2:15 PM College Counseling Office
Varsity Softball vs. North Atlanta High School 5 PM North Atlanta High School
5-6 Grade Football vs. Kings Ridge 6 PM HOME

MS Study Hall
This Week
Mrs. Andrea Unsicker
Room M-209

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