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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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