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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. Stay tuned for a message from Principal Watters about how your Wildcat can help […]

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PTA Meeting Minutes: 11/14/23

Whittier PTA Board MeetingNovember 14, 20237:00pm In Person & ZoomMeeting ID: 817 3911 8250Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Renee Hartnett – Co-President Courtney Sievers – Co-President Jess Templeton – Vice President (running reflections contest) Michelle Nemeth – Treasurer Melissa Ivancevich – Co-Secretary (attended vida Zoom) Emily Robertson – Co-Secretary Kiana Swearingen – Equity, Diversity […]

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PTA Meeting Minutes: 10/10/23

Whittier PTA Board MeetingOctober 10, 20237:00pm ZoomMeeting ID: 817 3911 8250Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCERenee Hartnett – Co-PresidentCourtney Sievers – Co-PresidentMichelle Nemeth – TreasurerEmily Robertson – Co-SecretaryMandy Nelson – Communications ChairKiana Swearingen – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion ChairAshley Schiavone – Fundraising Co-ChairAnjean Vanden Bosch – Volunteer Chair & Membership ChairEmily Schweiger – Family and […]

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PTA Meeting Minutes: 9/12/23

Whittier PTA Board MeetingSeptember 12, 20237:00pm In Person & ZoomMeeting ID: 817 3911 8250Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Renee Hartnett – Co-President Courtney Sievers – Co-President Jess Templeton – Vice President (running reflections contest) Michelle Nemeth – Treasurer Melissa Ivancevich – Co-Secretary Emily Robertson – Co-Secretary Mandy Nelson – Communications Chair Kiana Swearingen – […]

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PTA Meeting Minutes: 8/23/23

Whittier PTA Board MeetingAugust 23, 20236:30pm @ Courtney Sievers Home BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Renee Hartnett – Co-President Courtney Sievers – Co-President Jess Templeton – Vice President Michelle Nemeth – Treasurer Melissa Ivancevich – Co-Secretary Kiana Swearingen – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Chair Leah Lansberry Austin – Volunteer Chair (Combine with Membership) Anjean Vanden Bosch […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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2023 Lunch Menus

Looking for this month’s lunch menu? For this school year, lunch menus will be available directly through SPS’ Culinary Services website: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/culinary-services/menus/ Look for the “View School Breakfast and Lunch Menus” button to get this month’s updated PDF menu.

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Meet the ’23-24 PTA Board

Meet the Board  The Whittier PTA is powered by dozens of parents and staff members who do everything from helping to organize and run events, raising funds, planning parent education events, shaping our school’s EDI efforts, and coordinating community outreach. Leading their efforts are the members of the Whittier PTA board, who each oversee a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Protected: Exclusive SGA (Seattle Gymnastics Academy) Parents’ Night Out for Whittier Families on May 20!

SGA is excited to provide a special Parents’ Night Out especially for the Whittier Parent Event on Saturday, May 20th from 6:00pm-9:00pm (this will fill up quickly, so if you are interested, sign up today!) Here is the direct enrollment link to secure your spot for the event: https://app.thestudiodirector.com/seattlegymnasticsacademy/portal.sd?page=Enroll&cident=1677090163052&class_day=2023-05-20 (You will need to enter the […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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April 2023 Lunch Menu

April’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. For more nutrition information and breakfast menus, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2SEASONAL VEGETABLESEASONAL FRUITMON, APR 3Pasta with Beef Meatballs and Marinara SauceBean and Cheese BurritoTBDTBDTUES, APR 4Chicken Tikka Masala with […]

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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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Board Meeting Minutes: 2/7/23

Whittier PTA Board Meeting Februrary 7th, 2023 7:00pm in Whittier LibraryMeeting ID: 864 5941 6022Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Leah Lansberry Austin- President Jess Templeton – Co Secretary Kellie Pecoraro – Adviser/Support Courtney Kirk Sievers – Hospitality and Events Kate Scher – Communications Chair Renee Hartnett – Treasurer Cindy Waters – Principal Ashley Schiavone […]

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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 volunteers@whittierptaseattle.org. We are looking for board members, event organizers, and general volunteers for various roles for both […]

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Whittier PTA’s Board Needs Volunteers Like YOU for next school year!

The Whittier PTA plays an important role in funding essential staff and services at Whittier–a role that will be even more important for the 2023-2024 school year. In order to accomplish this important mission and continue providing the same level of services, like supporting a daily Specialist schedule, Ms. Trilby, field trips, and community events, […]

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Whittier Elementary Announces 2023’s “Prides of March”

Now in its second year, Whittier Elementary celebrates “Prides of March”–a month-long focus on community service for a community partner and in-school spirit events. This year’s “Prides of March” partner organizations are Luther Memorial Church Food Pantry (located directly across from Broadview-Thomson K8 School) and Ballard High School Teen Health Center. Donations can be dropped […]

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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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Board Meeting Minutes: 1/10/23

Whittier PTA Board Meeting January 10, 2023 7:00pm via ZOOMMeeting ID: 864 5941 6022Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Leah Lansberry Austin- President Tina Lilley – Adviser/Support/Spirit Gear/Website Jess Templeton – Co Secretary Jared Cortese – Co Secretary Courtney Kirk Sievers – Hospitality and Events Mendy Minjarez – Volunteer Coordinator Kate Scher – Communications Chair […]

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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 […]

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May 2023 Lunch Menu

May’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. For more nutrition information and breakfast menus, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2ENTREÉ 3/VEGETABLESEASONAL FRUITMON, MAY 1Cheese Burgers w/FriesBean and Cheese BurritoSeasonal VegetablesSeasonal FruitTUES, MAY 2Creamy Pesto Pasta w/WW RollSunbutter & […]

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March 2023 Lunch Menu

March’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. For more nutrition information and breakfast menus, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2ENTREÉ 3/VEGETABLESEASONAL FRUITWED, MAR 1Chicken Tenders & Tater TotsBagel LunchboxBeans & Sliced CucumbersAppleTHURS, MAR 2Cheese TamaleCheeseburger & FriesCorn & […]

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February Lunch Menu

February’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. For more nutrition information and breakfast menus, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2ENTREÉ 3/VEGETABLESEASONAL FRUITWED, FEB 1Hummus Lunch BoxSunflower Butter and Jelly sandwichCarrot, Tomato, Cucumber, CeleryBanana, AppleTHURS, FEB 2Mozzarella BreadstickCheeseburgerFrench Fries, […]

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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: https://whittierptaseattle.org/after-school-programs-at-whittier/. Spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be sure to mark your calendars! […]

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Board Meeting Minutes: 12/13/22

Whittier PTA Board Meeting December 13, 2022 7:00 pm via ZOOMMeeting ID: 864 5941 6022Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Leah Lansberry Austin- President Tina Lilley – Adviser/Support/Spirit Gear/Website Jess Templeton – Co Secretary Courtney Kirk Sievers – Hospitality and Events Mendy Minjarez – Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Carey – EDI co chair Megan Wildenrandt – […]

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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 […]

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Board Meeting Minutes: 11/8/22

Whittier PTA Board Meeting November 8, 2022 7:00pm via ZOOM Meeting ID: 864 5941 6022 Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Leah Lansberry Austin- President Kathleen Donahoe Jess Templeton – Co Secretary Emily Grosse – Hospitality and Events Courtney Kirk Sievers – Hospitality and Events Tina Lilley – Adviser/Support/Spirit Gear/Website Mendy Minjarez – Volunteer Coordinator […]

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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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December Lunch Menu

December’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. For more nutrition information and breakfast menus, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2ENTREÉ 3/VEGETABLESEASONAL FRUITTHURS, DEC 1Beef ChiliGlazed chicken leg with Mac and cheeseChicken salad barBanana, Red AppleFRI, DEC 2Sunflower Butter […]

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Community Meeting Minutes: 10/11/22

Whittier PTA Community Meeting October 11, 2022 7:00pm via ZOOM Meeting ID: 864 5941 6022 Passcode: wildcats BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Leah Lansberry Austin Jared Cortese – Co Secretary Jess Templeton – Co Secretary Kellie Pecoraro – Adviser/Support Emily Grosse – Hospitality and Events Courtney Kirk Sievers – Hospitality and Events Kate Scher – Communications […]

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Book Fair & Literacy Night

Whittier’s Love of Reading is Out of This World! BOOK FAIR SHOPPING 2:30 – 7:30pm in the Library Provided by Phinney Books % of all sales benefit the Whittier Library Shop for yourself, family, or teachers! Can’t make it in-person? An online shopping link will be available soon. LITERACY NIGHT EVENTS 5:30 – 7:30pm in the […]

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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 […]

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November Lunch Menu

October’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. For more nutrition information and breakfast menus, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2ENTREÉ 3/VEGETABLESEASONAL FRUITTUES, NOV 1Cheese pizzaSunflower Butter and jelly sandwichProtein salad barRed seedless grapesWED, NOV 2Hot dog and friesYogurt […]

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Learn More: What Does the PTA Fund?

If you’re new to understanding the complex funding structure of education (and SPS and Washington State public schools in particular), you may be confused about the PTA’s role in “essential staff and services” at Whittier. Learn more about the role PTA funds play in Whittier’s annual operations and budgets: Whittier is the 16th largest elementary […]

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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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Board Meeting Minutes: 9/20/22

Whittier PTA Board Meeting September 20, 2022 7pm via Zoom Meeting Link BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE Leah Lansberry Austin Jared Cortese – Co Secretary Jess Templeton – Co Secretary Kellie Pecoraro – Adviser/Support Megan Herscher – Community Member Kathleen Donahoe – Co Hospitality and Events Emily Grosse – Hospitality and Events Courtney Kirk Sievers – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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October Lunch Menu

October’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. Please note breakfast menus are no longer available from SPS Culinary Services. For more nutrition information, please view menus at: https://family.titank12.com/menu/LPX5UV DATELUNCH ENTREÉ 1LUNCH ENTREÉ 2LUNCH ENTREÉ 3FRUITMON, OCT 3Chicken tenders and friesTamale with rice […]

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’23-24 Specialist Schedule

At Whittier, students rotate which Specialist they visit every two days (AA/BB/CC). Classes visit the same Specialist class two days in a row before rotating to the next. Holidays are skipped over (resuming wherever classes left off in the rotation) so no classroom misses specialist instruction. Classes start the school year rotation with the Specialists […]

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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 […]

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September Breakfast & Lunch Menu

September’s breakfast offerings are $2.25 and lunch offerings are $3.25. An a la carte menu is also available throughout the year. BREAKFASTLUNCH ENTRÉE 1LUNCH ENTRÉE 2LUNCH ENTRÉE 3FRUIT & VEGGIESMON, SEPT 12Assorted CerealChicken WingsTurkey Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato SandwichSunbutter & Jelly Sandwich2 Seasonal Veggies & Fruit SelectionsTUES, SEPT 13Assorted Breakfast PastryPizzaChicken Caprese SaladSeeds & Cheese […]

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Whittier’s a la Carte Menu

(Note: Daily fresh meals are also offered (Breakfast – $2.25, Lunch – $3.25); visit this page to see current menus.) BREAKFASTEntrée only or 2nd entrée$2.00Bowl of cereal with milk$1.50Bowl of cereal (no milk)$1.004 oz. yogurt$1.50Toast (per slice)$0.50LUNCHEntrée only or 2nd entrée$3.001 serving of fruit, bread, or vegetable$1.00BEVERAGES8 oz. soy milk$1.008 oz. milk$0.504 oz. 100% fruit […]

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Important Strike-Related Resources

Whether you’ve been clued in or you’re feeling a little lost, the Whittier PTA has assembled some important information to help you understand (and make it through) this strike. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION? Channels of direct communications from stakeholder groups: SEA: FB: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleEALinktree (including links to website and past contracts): https://linktr.ee/seattleea…Position statements side-by-side: https://www.washingtonea.org/file_viewer.php?id=53001Bargaining updates: […]

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Move-a-thon 2022

Move-a-thon 2022 Support our Fall fundraising with a Fall Move-a-thon, “Wildcats on the Runway,” on Friday, October 7th! This annual, community favorite fundraising event asks families for per lap donations from friends, family, and community to raise funds for essential staff and services, community programs, and more. In conjunction with our Annual Give campaign, we’re […]

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Meet the ’22-23 PTA Board

Meet the Board  The Whittier PTA is powered by dozens of parents and staff members who do everything from helping to organize and run events, raising funds, planning parent education events, shaping our school’s EDI efforts, and coordinating community outreach. Leading their efforts are the members of the Whittier PTA board, who each oversee a […]

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Breakfast & Lunch Menu: 9/07/22 – 9/09/22

Sept 7, 2022 BreakfastSausage ScrambleSliced BreadLunchMozzarella Cheese BreadsticksBagel Lunch Box Sept 8, 2022 BreakfastYogurt Parfait with berries and granolaLunchChicken Nuggets with fries and rollHummus LunchboxPulled Turkey Salad Sept 9, 2022 BreakfastAssorted PastriesLunchPizzaProtein Lunchbox with hardboiled eggsChicken Caeser Salad Please note Culinary Services is unable to notify sites which hot options are available until the day of […]

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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 […]

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Useful Links for New Whittier Families

Whittier-specific: Whittier Elementary website: https://whittieres.seattleschools.org Whittier PTA website: www.whittierptaseattle.org Whittier PTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleWhittierWildcats Whittier PTA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whittier_pta/ Whittier Class of 2028 Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/734976164612554/ Whittier PTA Membership: https://whittierptaseattle.org/membership/ Konstella: https://www.konstella.com/school/Whittier%20Elementary/5d4339cee4b01aeb06e39472/ Whittier’s Konstella Help guide: https://whittierptaseattle.org/2021/10/07/whittier-ptas-konstella-help-guide/ 2021-2022 Lunch Menus (hosted on the PTA Website): https://whittierptaseattle.org/news-2/ Whittier After School Partners: Whittier Kids (onsite): http://www.phinneycenter.org/kids/ Ballard Boys & Girls Club: http://www.positiveplace.org/locations/childcare/Pages/ballardchildcare.aspx Illumination Learning Studio: http://www.illuminationlearningstudio.com/ Washington Karate Association: http://washingtonkarate.com/ […]

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PTA Board Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2022

Whittier PTA Board Meeting March 8, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ZOOM Meeting Meeting ID: 864 5941 6022  Passcode: wildcats ATTENDANCE  Kristen Ramer LiangTina LilleyAnna HumeKathleen DonahoeTricia SchalekampRenee HartnettKate ScherKate MathewsKellie PecoraroCourtney SieversMegan WildenradtLeah Lansberry-AustinSara LukasSandra KlayCindy WattersEmma KocherJulia Liang 7:04    Meeting Called to Order, Approval of February Board Meeting Minutes Kathleen motioned, […]

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Washington State PTA Recognizes Whittier PTA with the Gold Membership Growth Award

Washington State PTA Recognizes Whittier PTA with the Gold Membership Growth Award Whittier PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year than all of last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank […]

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PTA Board Meeting Minutes – February 8, 2022

7:00 pm via ZOOM Meeting ID: 864 5941 6022 Passcode: wildcats ATTENDANCE: BOARD MEMBERS Kristen Ramer LiangTina LilleyKate ScherMegan WildenradtKathleen DonahoeAnna HumeKellie PecoraroSara LukasRenee HartnettTricia SchalekampLeah Lansberry AustinKate MathewsCourtney Sievers NON-BOARD Cindy WattersSusan HernandezLiz YoungSandra KlayAnjean BoschErika MoralesAllison ParkerErin Drury SCPTA  7:00    Meeting Called to Order, Land Acknowledgement 7:10 Guest Speaker:  Erin Dury,  Seattle […]

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PTA Board Meeting Minutes – January 11, 2022

7:00 pm via ZOOM Meeting called to order at 7:03pm  ATTENDANCE Board Members Tina LilleyKristen LiangAmy BryanAnna HumeKate ScherMegan WildenradtRenee HarnettTricia SchalekampKathleen DonahoeSara LukasKellie PecoraroBrad NelsonLeah Lansberry-AustinCourtney SieversKate MathewsTodd Simonson Non-Board Community Members Reid Mathews – student Kendall Scales – studentLyn Visick – studentCindy Watters = PrincipalAn-Lon ChenSandy HawleyWill KruseSusan HernandezAshley SchiavoneCharlie CartwrightJon Overman 7:00      Meeting Called to […]

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Whittier’s Black Lives Matter: Week of Action – Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2022

This year’s Black Lives Matter: Week of Action will include in-school activities, discussions, and books focused on the these themes: Monday 1/31 – restorative justice, empathy and loving engagement  Additional Resources Sesame Street special: Standing Up to RacismA Kids Book About Racism Jason Reynolds: Honesty, Joy and Anti-RacismStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi & Jason ReynoldsThe Hill We Climb by […]

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PTA Board Meeting Minutes – November 9, 2021

Whittier PTA Board Meeting November 9, 2021 7:00 pm via ZOOM Board Members Tina Lilley Kellie Pecoraro Megan Wildenradt Sara Lukas Kathleen Donahoe Tricia Schalekamp Kristen Ramer Liang Amy Bryan Leah Lansberry-Austin Renee Hartnett Kate Scher Courtney Sievers Kate MathewsCommunity Members Representative Noel Frame Representative Liz Berry Cindy Watters An-Lon Chen Katherine Abraham Susan Hernandez […]

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Winter Giving Drives 2021

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 […]

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PTA Board Meeting Minutes – Oct 12, 2021

Board Members Tina LilleyKristen Ramer-LiangKellie PecoraroAnna HumeKate ScherCourtney SieversSara LukasRenee HartnettTricia SchalekampAmy BryanMegan WildenradtBrad NelsonLeah Lansberry AustinKathleen Donahoe Guests Cindy WattersLaura McLaughlinSteve FrenchWill 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, consultant and […]

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