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    Whittier Lunch Menu - Dec 6-10

    Direct from our amazing Lunch Lady, Jo! Please note meals are subject to change based on availability.

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    Winter Giving Drives

    November 30, 2021
    Winter Giving Drives

    Please join us in donating gift cards and socks to help provide a boost to members in our community this winter.   What: Whittier PTA Helping Hands Gift Card Drive and Illumination Learning Studios Sock Drive   When: Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 10   Where: At school, drop boxes in our community, or online (see "how” below for more)   Why: Donate gift cards (e.g., Fred Meyer, Target, etc.) to help provide [...]

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    Wildchat - Nov 30, 2021

    As Principal Watters has shared, we're aiming to have as many Wildcats fully vaccinated as possible by January 1! This will help keep our community safe and help reintroduce important traditions, like parent volunteers, back on campus. To reach this goal, Wildcats will need to have their 2nd vaccine by 12/18 Still looking for vaccine clinic information? While SPS hosted clinics no longer have availability, other community partners are open. Bonus: Caregivers can get their booster shots at most [...]

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    Whittier Book Fair: Nov 19 - Dec 10

    Whittier Families! Again this year we are partnering with our local bookstore, Phinney Books, for the Whittier Bookfair! The virtual and in-store fair will run from November 19 to December 10, and the Whittier library will receive a credit of 25% of all sales to spend on books for the school library.  Bookshop.org features some popular categories that you can browse, but you can also search for most books in publication by clicking on the magnifying glass at the top of the page. [...]

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    Board Members Tina Lilley Kristen Ramer-Liang Kellie Pecoraro Anna Hume Kate Scher Courtney Sievers Sara Lukas Renee Hartnett Tricia Schalekamp Amy Bryan Megan Wildenradt Brad Nelson Leah Lansberry Austin Kathleen Donahoe Guests Cindy Watters Laura McLaughlin Steve French Will Kruse   Meeting Called to Order / Land Acknowledgment at 7:01pm Approval of September 2021 Meeting Minutes  Presidents Update Co-president Kristen Ramer-Liang shared some points with us from a local author, [...]

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    Whittier Wildchat - Nov 9, 2021

    THANK YOU from the Whittier PTA for your support of our “Wild for Whittier” Annual Give campaign over the past several weeks! Together we've raised more than $65,000 with 62% participation to put toward programs and services for students, staff and families THIS YEAR.   If you haven’t yet submitted a donation but intended to, it’s not too late! We have extended the campaign through Wednesday, November 10 to try and hit our goal of $75,000 and, more importantly, [...]

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    The Wildchat - Oct 26, 2021

    For new members of the Whittier community, Whittier PTA organizes three main fundraisers—Annual Give (going on now), Spring Fling (May 2022), and Move-a-Thon (June 2022)—to support important programs and services benefitting students, staff, families and our community this year.   The 3-week "Wild for Whittier" Annual Give campaign launched Monday, October 18, and has a fundraising goal of $75,000, which amounts to roughly $200 per student. Every donation, from [...]

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    Whittier PTA Board Meeting September 14, 2021 7pm via Zoom Board Members Tina Lilley Kristen Ramer-Liang Kate Scher Kathleen Donahoe Courtney Sievers Sara Lukas Renee Hartnett Tricia Schalekamp Amy Bryan Megan Wildenradt Kellie Pecoraro Brad Nelson Leah Lansberry Austin Anjean Vanden Bosch Susan Hernandez Katherine Abraham Megan Herscher Cindy Watters Kate Mathews Ashley Schiavone Lauren Carey Charlie Cartwright Laura McLaughlin Stacy Rose Joanna Silverstein Kristin Laughlin Meeting [...]

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    Feeling lost when it comes to Konstella? Here's a helpful how-to so you can make the most out of your Konstella connection. Join a Classroom At the beginning of each school year, once you find out which classroom your child is in, you will need to add your child to the correct classroom in Konstella. From a mobile device, tap the gear in the upper left corner and then your name. From a web browser, simply click your name in the upper left. Then select Your Children. Near the bottom [...]

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    The Wildchat - Oct 12, 2021

    PTAs are a common pop culture trope (generally characterized as a band of loud talking, coffee-wielding parents), but the Whittier PTA's role in shaping and supporting the Whittier Elementary community is well-established. Since its inception, the Whittier PTA has provided necessary funding, volunteers, and supplies to ensure our Whittier students are supported physically, emotionally, academically, and socially. This year's budget includes: $80,000 in Flexible Staffing Grants $20,000 for [...]

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