Fifth Grade Bridging Ceremony Wednesday, June 19
The Whittier Fifth Grade Bridging Ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier cafeteria. We are gathering on this evening to recognize and celebrate our fifth grade students in completing their education at Whittier Elementary School. They are ready for middle school!
Whittier Summer Library Hours
When school ends, summer reading begins! Whittier's Library will be open this summer to support the district wide Summer Reading Challenge on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting on Tuesday, July 9. Here are the following dates that the library will be open during the summer: 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18, 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, 8/8, 8/13, 8/15. Create your own reading adventure!
Access specific information about the Summer Reading Challenge by following this link:
Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open for children who are 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019. All general kindergarten registration materials to enroll your child at Whittier Elementary can be submitted to the Whittier office.
Learn more on the district kindergarten registration webpage.
Attendance is a critical component to your child’s success at Whittier Elementary School, so we expect all students to attend every day, on time. Please continue to make attendance a high priority for your child throughout the school year. Strong attendance will lead to great success for your child at Whittier and in their lives! Here are some important attendance details for this school year:
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.