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Protected: Register for After School Programs at Whittier

Whittier PTA is excited to announce After School Programs are back at Whittier! For seasoned Wildcats, the program’s structure and offerings may look a little different (although some provider faces will be familiar). For this session, four different activities will be offered by independent enrichment providers after school both on (and one off) Whittier’s campus: […]

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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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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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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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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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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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’22-23 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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Get Back to Business on September 6!

On Tuesday, September 6, it’s time to get back to business! Join us on the Whittier Playground to celebrate the new school year! Yuen Lui will take school pictures and the Whittier PTA will be on hand to provide back-to-school resources and information about our wonderful community. Full details/schedule to follow and a later date will be […]

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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.orgWhittier PTA website: www.whittierptaseattle.orgWhittier PTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleWhittierWildcatsWhittier 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.aspxIllumination Learning Studio: http://www.illuminationlearningstudio.com/Washington Karate Association: http://washingtonkarate.com/ SPS-Specific: The Source: SPS’ platform to share student attendance, assessment scores, […]

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Announcing: Opt-in Whittier Family Directory

Whittier PTA is developing a Family Directory for students and families to use this summer. The Family Directory is an opt-in paper directory providing family contact information and is intended to foster communication within the Whittier community (e.g., arranging playdates, childcare swaps, family get togethers, birthday party invitations, etc.). The directory can only be compiled […]

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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 – December 14, 2021

Whittier PTA Board Meeting December 14, 2021 7:00 pm via ZOOM Board Members Kristen Ramer Liang Megan Wildenradt Sara Lukas Kellie Pecoraro Leah Lansberry Austin Renee Hartnett Kate Scher Brad Nelson Stacy RoseGuests/Community Members Damian Mayo Cindy Watters Sandra Klay Anjean Vanden Bosch JoLynn Berge, SPS Assistant Superintendent of Business & Finance Becky Asencio, SPS […]

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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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PTA Board Meeting Minutes – September 14, 2021

Whittier PTA Board MeetingSeptember 14, 20217pm via Zoom Board Members Tina LilleyKristen Ramer-LiangKate ScherKathleen DonahoeCourtney SieversSara LukasRenee HartnettTricia SchalekampAmy BryanMegan WildenradtKellie PecoraroBrad NelsonLeah Lansberry AustinAnjean Vanden BoschSusan HernandezKatherine AbrahamMegan HerscherCindy WattersKate MathewsAshley SchiavoneLauren CareyCharlie CartwrightLaura McLaughlinStacy RoseJoanna SilversteinKristin Laughlin Meeting Called to Order / Land Acknowledgment at 7:02pm Principal Update:Big welcome to Principal Cindy Watters! […]

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