PTA "Glow Light Dance" Thursday, February 28!
Our outstanding Whittier PTA will be hosting one of our biggest events of the school year in late February. Get ready for the third annual Whittier PTA “Glow Light Dance!” It will take place on Thursday, February 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and gymnasium. We hope to see you there for an incredibly fun night of dancing and fun!
Whittier Drop Everything and Read Day Friday, March 1, 2019
Whittier's "Drop Everything and Read" DEAR Day will take place Friday, March 1, 2019. This is Whittier's way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day. Whittier has a powerful culture of reading that we will continue to build on to start the month of March!
Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year begins on Monday, March 4, 2019 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.