12:20 p.m. Early Release Days for Parent Conferences
Friday, October 20 - Friday, October 27
Parent Teacher Conference Week October 23 - October 27
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences this year will take place October 23 through October 27. Information will be sent home soon to schedule a conference with your child's teacher by mid-October. 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.
Whittier PTA Harvest Festival Oktoberfest October 26
Come attend Whittier's annual PTA Harvest Festival Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 26 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, activites, a pumpkin raffle, the cake walk and more!
Whittier's Veterans Day Assemblies November 8
Whittier will be honoring the many men and women who serve or have served our country in the military services at our Veterans Day assemblies on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:55 a.m (3rd through 5th grade) and 9:45 a.m. (kindergarten through 2nd grade). We would also like to show our appreciation to our family members who served in the military by placing their names on a star for our "Wall of Honor." If you have a family member who you would like to recognize and honor, please complete the star that your child received from their teacher or download the star with this link: Veterans Day Star.
Whittier's New Totem Pole and Rain Garden
Whittier unveiled a new totem pole and rain garden at the PTA Back-to-School BBQ to kick off the 2017-18 school year. The totem pole combines a wildcat to represent Whittier Elementary, with an orca whale to represent Washington state and an eagle to represent the United State. The rain garden is a beautiful garden that will also serve as an educational learning space for all students.
Planning for Rigor, Engagement, and Mastery
Whittier is very passionate about planning, preparing, and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready. Our staff is very intentional about providing students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning in which students collaboratively problem solve, use critical thinking skills, and apply their knowledge to solve complex problems. We also emphasize the key characteristics of perseverance and grit so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and to never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life.