The Whittier Way: Be Safe - Be Respectful - Be Your Best
PTA Harvest Festival Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Come attend Whittier's annual PTA Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Whittier cafeteria and gym. Students may wear non-scary costumes to this event and the whole family can enjoy games, activities, a pumpkin raffle, the cake walk and more!
12:20 p.m. Early Release Days for Parent Conferences
Friday, November 1, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019
Parent Teacher Conference Week November 4-8
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will take place November 4 - 8. Information will be sent home to schedule a conference with your child's teacher early this month. Please contact the Whittier office at 425-385-4300 for more information about the conference week schedule or in scheduling a specific conference time for your child. Student dismissal will be at 12:20 p.m. during this week.
Visible Learning Communities with Problem Solvers and Leaders
Whittier is very passionate about preparing and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready. This process requires thoughtful and intentional planning to build visible learning environments that foster our students’ ability to communicate effectively, problem solve complex tasks, and strengthen their decision-making skills as leaders.
Whittier staff are continuously improving our instructional practices to ensure that we provide students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning. We also emphasize the key characteristics of perseverance and grit so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life.
New cell phone policy
The use of cell phones in the classroom can distract students from instruction, yet can be important to have accessible in case of emergency. With this in mind, the district has adopted a new policy 3246 and procedure 3246P which prohibits cell phone use in the classroom while still providing access for students in case of emergency.
Elementary school students who choose to bring cell phones to school may only use them before or after the school day. During the school day, they must be powered off and stored (e.g., in the student’s backpack, locker, other district provided storage). There will be storage in the classroom so, in the event of an emergency, the cell phones will be accessible without leaving the classroom.
Whittier Elementary is committed to achieving academic excellence that meets the needs of individual students within a positive, engaging environment. The Whittier community is dedicated to developing life-long learners who become responsible and productive citizens.