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The Wildchat: 5/7/24

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 Only 31 Get Ups Left in the 2023-2024 School Year! Here are all the key events remaining this year: May 7 and 9-10: Gansango Residency with Ms. Steph May 8: SPS School Board Meeting (planned agenda covers 2025-2026 School Closures, Restructuring, and Bell Time Changes)   May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week  May 7: PTA […]

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The Wildchat: 4/16/24

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events! April 16: PTA Meeting (with Math Agency vote) in the Library and over Zoom April 19: Last Day to Buy Whittier Wildcat Evening at the Ballpark Tickets April 26: Move-a-thon April 30: “1000% Me: Growing up Mixed” Film screening & discussion for mixed-race children in grades 3-5 […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 4/16/24

The Wildchat: 3/26/24

March 26, 2024 Community Input Needed: Math Intervention and Extension Opportunities for 2024-2025 School Year Seattle Public Schools does not provide funding or a systematic structure for math intervention. This school year, Whittier has been working with the Math Agency to support scholars in becoming strong, confident and independent math learners. Since the Fall, the […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 3/26/24

The Wildchat: 3/5/24

March 5, 2024 Quick Updates Ask your Wildcat about Massive Monkees! This PTA-funded residency started this week. Whittier participates in an annual tradition called “Prides of March.” During the month of March, our community aims to support local service organizations’ missions. See below for more info about how your Wildcat can help support our community […]

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The Wildchat: 2/13/24

February 13, 2024 TONIGHT! Volunteer Opportunities Gaga Ball Pit Install Crew Spring Fling Planning Committee Spring Fling Class Bucket Coordinators Spring Fling Class Art Project Coordinators PTA Budget Committee Yearbook Coordinator – Please contact the Front Office for more info or to volunteer! Questions? Contact us! 2nd grade Celebrates Whittier Staff Thanks 2nd grade families for your donations […]

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Wildchat: 1/30/24

January 30, 2024 Volunteer Opportunities Our community makes Whittier amazing. Please consider a volunteer opportunity; lots of time commitments and types (in-person, one-time, remote, and more) are available! Gaga Ball Pit Install Crew Spring Fling Planning Committee Spring Fling Class Bucket Coordinators Spring Fling Class Art Project Coordinators PTA Budget Committee Yearbook Coordinator – Please […]

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The Wildchat: 1/9/2024

January 9, 2024 WELCOME TO 2024, WILDCATS! Have you Signed Up for After School Programs? Sign-ups for After School Programs, coordinated by Whittier PTA, launched yesterday afternoon. Learn more about After School programs, including the schedule and how to register. Programs begin January 22nd, so sign-up today! Upcoming Events Still getting back into the swing […]

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The Wildchat: 12/5/2023

December 5, 2023 New After-School Programs Coming in January! We are excited to share a lineup of fun clubs coming this winter! New! Coding With Kids – Scratch Game Development (Grades 3-5) New! Dungeon Master Academy (Grades 3-5) Chess Wizards (Grades 1-5) Introductory Spanish (Grades 1-5) Bricks4Kidz – Jurassic Worlds (Grades 1-2) Gamer Group with […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 12/5/2023

The Wildchat: 11/07/2023

November 7, 2023 There’s Still Time to Shine! We’re 50% towards this year’s $80,000 Annual Give fundraising goal, so we’ve extended our fundraising campaign! Your Wildcat received an Annual Give flyer and envelope on 10/31 in their backpack! We’re asking every Wildcat to complete the Annual Give form and return it in their envelope by […]

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The Wildchat: 10/17/2023

October 17, 2023 This year’s “Wildcats Shine” Annual Give campaign is part of our Fall Fundraising Drive and one of Whittier PTA’s three primary fundraisers. To fund the programs and services we’re committed to support, Whittier PTA has set a Fall Fundraising goal of $80,000. This works out to a suggested donation of $250 per student. However, we know this […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 10/17/2023

The Wildchat: 9/26/2023

September 26, 2023 Welcome back, Wildcats! Here’s all the back-to-school logistics now that we’ve hit the ground running: Important Dates – Check out the right-hand menu for upcoming dates or check out and subscribe to our Google Calendar (sync’d with the calendar you’ll see on Konstella). Latest News – There are lots of ways to make sure […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 9/26/2023

The Wildchat: 6/13/2023

June 13, 2023 That’s A Wrap! Whittier PTA-organized After School Programs Ends for this school year! Congratulations to Whittier PTA Program Chair, Jared Cortese, and his amazing volunteers for wrapping up an incredibly successful two sessions of After School Programs! From Lego robotics to games with Mr. Buck to the musical, Wildcats had incredible fun […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 6/13/2023

The Wildchat: 5/30/2023

May 30, 2023 Mission Complete: Thank You for an Amazing Spring Fling! Thank you to everyone is our community that so generously supported our Spring Fling Block Party and Auction. Our goal was to raise $80,000 and, so far, we’ve raised over $100,000 to support essential staff and services at Whittier Elementary! We are so […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 5/30/2023

The Wildchat: 5/16/2023

May 16, 2023 Make Your Class Your Wingman! Has your class gotten Spring Fling tickets? It’s not too late! Buy your tickets today and plan a pre-funk, after party, or designated meeting spot with your class! It’s a pretty tight race among the grades, but we can still fight for 75% participation! Come celebrate your […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 5/16/2023

The Wildchat: 5/2/2023

May 2, 2023 Don’t forget! Staff Appreciation Week: Dress Like Your Teacher, Bring a Flower Whittier PTA’s Staff Appreciation Week continues! We’ve already gotten ready for take-off with a coffee cart and today’s inflight snack service. Tomorrow’s festivities will include a catered lunch provided by Barking Dog. How can you join in on the celebration? […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 5/2/2023

The Wildchat: 4/18/2023

April 18, 2023 Back to Reality: Post-Spring Break Updates & Reminders Thank you to everyone who participated in Prides of March! In addition to serving our Ballard Health, Luther Memorial let us know that Whittier’s donations will help their community fed for 2 months. Go Wildcats! It’s Bike Unit at Mr. Pule’s PE Palace! Students […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 4/18/2023

The Wildchat: 3/28/2023

March 28, 2023 Spring After School Program Registration – Thursday, April 6 at 3pm! Whittier PTA is excited to coordinate additional After School Program opportunities for Spring! Planned program offerings include: Mondays (5/1 – 6/12, no classes 5/29) – 2:25 – 4pm: Mighty Coders (Grades 3-5): Coding for Kids Bricks For Kidz (Grades K-2): Lego […]

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The Wildchat: 3/13/2023

March 13, 2023 We Need Volunteers for Required Positions on Next Year’s Board! Calling all parents who are interested in getting involved with the PTA! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please email Mendy Minjarez at We are looking for board members, event organizers, and general volunteers for various roles for both […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 3/13/2023

Wildchat: 2/28/23

February 28, 2023 Family Dance & Game Night THIS Friday! Put on your dancing shoes for the Whittier Family Dance & Game Night, Friday March 3rd. The party begins at 6:00PM and will wrap up at 8:30PM, so grab an early dinner and come ready to play, twist, shake, and party with your Whittier family […]

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The Wildchat: 2/14/2023

February 14, 2023 Happy Valentines’ Day! Whittier needs YOU! Our Wildcat experience and Whittier community happens because of family volunteers. We’re seeking volunteers for: Spring Fling Classroom Bucket Coordinator (1 per class; Classrooms needing volunteers – DiTullio, Worotikan, Leming, Mayo, Richmond, Keener, Provence, SPED) Spring Fling Class Art Coordinator (1 per class; Classrooms needing volunteers […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 2/14/2023

The Wildchat: 1/31/2023

January 31, 2023 After School Programming is returning to Whittier Elementary this February! Register February 3rd! Registration for all clubs will go live Friday, February 3rd at 3pm; registration information will be available here when registration opens: Spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be sure to mark your calendars! […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 1/31/2023

The Wildchat: 1/17/2023

January 17, 2023 Whittier Community Summary Covid Update: Please help us minimize the spread of Covid at Whitter by monitoring scholars for symptoms and testing at home, keeping scholars home if they are exhibiting symptoms or not feeling well, and practicing good hand hygiene and wear a mask if you’ve been exposed. Please contact Nurse […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 1/17/2023

The Wildchat: 12/13/2022

December 13, 2022 End of 2022 Reminders Between 12/12-12/16, check the Lost & Found (on racks in the main hallway) and find those hats, gloves, scarves, and lunchboxes (!) that have gotten away! 3rd grade’s Staff Appreciation is on 12/15; please drop-off donations before 8am! 12/15 is Ms. Jo Day! Please bring notes of appreciation […]

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The Wildchat: 11/15/2022

November 15, 2022 Fall Fundraising Final Update: Great Job, Wildcats! Congratulations, Wildcats! We’ve wrapped up our Fall Fundraising with an amazing $75,885.43 raised through Annual Give and Move-a-thon contributions, reaching 84% of our $90,000 fundraising goal. We’re optimistic that our upcoming Spring Fling Auction and Block Party fundraiser in May will help us reach this […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 11/15/2022

The Wildchat: 11/1/22

November 1, 2022 ANNUAL GIVE DRIVE EXTENDED: Help Us Reach our Fall Fundraising Goal! Thank you, Wildcats for contributing to our Fall Fundraising campaign this year! With both Move-a-thon and Annual Give, we’ve raised over $70,000 towards our $90,000 Fall Fundraising goal. We’re extending our Annual Give Drive through 11/14 and hope to increase family […]

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The Wildchat: 10/18/22

Annual Give is Taking Off! We’ve just closed Annual Give’s second week–and we’ve raised over $16,000 so far, bringing our Fall Fundraising total to $39,000 (or 43% of our $90,000 goal). We’re aiming to raise $250 per student through direct donations before 10/28 (and to amplify those donations through Employer Matching when possible). As a […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 10/18/22

The Wildchat: 10/4/22

Fall Fundraising Takes Off! This week we start racing down the runway to reach our $90,000 Fall Fundraising goal! If you feel like you’re encountering turbulence with the details, here’s what you need to know: We’re aiming to raise $250 per student through Annual Give and Move-a-thon to reach our Fall Fundraising goals and ensure […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 10/4/22

The Wildchat: 9/20/22

Welcome Back, Wildcats! Important To Dos for New & Returning Wildcats Create your Paypams account to pay for lunch, if needed. (You’ll need a Student ID number to set-up an account; you can find your student’s ID number on The Source. Learn more about meals at Whittier this year.)Breakfast and lunch menus will be posted […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 9/20/22

The Wildchat: 6/14/22

Whittier Celebrates Pride Month! In a jam-packed month, Whittier families may feel like their focus is being pulled in many directions. But during this month, we also celebrate LGBTQIA2+ Pride and our diverse Whittier community, alongside SPS. LGTBQIA2+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and other affirmative ways in which […]

Continue Reading The Wildchat: 6/14/22