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The Wildchat: 4/16/24

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

Tonight's PTA Meeting: Vote on the Math Agency Program (2024-2025)

All are welcome and encouraged to attend tonight’s monthly PTA meeting at the Whittier Library (or join us virtually). Tonight’s meeting agenda includes voting on the PTA Executive Board’s recommendation to allocate $60,000 towards the Math Agency program at Whittier for the 2024-2025 school year. All PTA Members can vote on this recommendation during the meeting. For general questions, please contact For membership questions, please contact

Whittier's Community Needs Your Help!

It’s a great time to get involved! The PTA has opportunities at all commitment levels for both this and next year!

  • Check out Move-a-thon volunteer sign-ups and stay tuned for Spring Fling sign-up sheet!
  • 2024-2025 PTA Board: EDI Co-Chair
  • 2024-2025 PTA Board: Treasurer (this vital role is required; if left unfilled, our PTA will have to increase its administrative budget to cover this mandated role!)

Move-a-thon is NEXT WEEK! Are You Ready??

We’re getting HYPED for this year’s Move-a-thon! On Friday, April 26th, all wildcat scholar-athletes will have 30 minutes to shake and groove their way around the course on 13th Ave NW. This fundraiser asks our Wildcat community to seek donations from family, friends, and community to support their Wildcat as they run, walk, jog, dance, or move around Whittier! We’re over HALFWAY to our $15,000 fundraising goal with 10 days to go! Here’s how to participate:

Learn more about Move-a-thon, including this year’s run map (we’re headed outside the playground this year!), here.

Film Screening & Discussion - 1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed (for mixed-race children in grades 3-5 with their families)

Questions? Please contact

1000% Me: Growing up Mixed: Film Screening & Discussion

This event is for mixed-race children (in grades 3 and above) and their families.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 6pm-7:45pm
  • Whittier Elementary School

Join mixed-race children and their families for a screening of the film 1000% Me: Growing up Mixed followed by a child-centered facilitated discussion. In the film, W. Kamau Bell tackles the joys and challenges of growing up mixed-race through conversations with kids and families. Bell explores how young people navigate issues of identity in a world that can ask them to pick a side and reveals the many joys and complexities of what it means to raise multiracial children.

Attention KinderCat Families!


Each month a different grade provides goodies for Staff Appreciation. Kindergarten families are up for April. This month, we are helping the staff by purchasing all of the GLUE STICKS the school needs for next year! It might not seem like a lot, but your donations will go a long way! In addition to collecting glue sticks, let’s thank the staff for STICKING around by providing a few themed goodies! Some snacks skewered on sticks, sticks of gum, lollipops, honey sticks, and all things STICK-Y! 

Sign Up Here! Please label all items “Staff Appreciation 4/18” and drop off at the main office by 8am on Thursday the 18th. Email if you have any questions. Thank you!

Get ready to Follow the Call of the Disco Ball at Whittier PTA’s Spring Fling Block Party and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 18th.

We’re hard at work planning class art and buckets, decorations, food, and more for our final fundraiser of the 2023-2024 school year. We’re aiming to raise $60,000 at this year’s event to support essential staff and services at Whittier Elementary.

Date: Saturday, May 18 from 5:00-9:00pm
Location: Whittier Elementary Block Party (13th Ave NW)
Theme: Follow the Call of the Disco Ball!
Come dressed to shine in sequins and silver, or disco glitz and glam to get you in the groove! No sparkles? No problem! Come join the party as you are.
Auction: All bidding will be done online again this year.
More Fun: Once again you can expect to see live music, food trucks, drinks, and new this year-a dance floor!

Want to help make this year’s event a success?

  • Buy Tickets Here
  • Sign Up to Host a Party Here!
  • Donate a pair of season tickets or a weekend at your vacation home! Email us!
  • Or, Donate Here!

To learn more about the event or ways to contribute, please contact us.

Whittier Wildcat Evening at the Ballpark: 5/31

Order tickets here. To receive your tickets, please include contact name, email address, and number of tickets purchased. Tickets will be emailed in May to the email address provided. All orders due by April 19th!

Please contact Katie with questions!

Start Planning Now: Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10)

We love our Whittier teachers and staff! In addition to our on-going appreciation activities, we participate in a full week of appreciation hosted by the Whittier PTA. 

Whittier PTA hosts most of these appreciation events, but students are invited to participate for two activities during this week:

  • Monday (5/6): Bring flowers to morning drop-off! A Room Rep or PTA volunteer will collect flowers to make arrangements for staff.
  • Friday (5/10): Dress like a staff member day! Don glasses, specialty shoes, a lanyard–whatever reminds your student of a Whittier staff member!
We’ll send reminders as Staff Appreciation draws closer. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact the Hospitality team. Go Wildcats!

Thank You, Wildcats!