Now that the Spring Fundraiser has come to a close, it’s time to talk about the Jaguar Jog…. yep thats right! It is right around the corner : ) PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for our 2016 Jaguar Jog – September 18th! Please join us for a committer meeting if you would like to be involved on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm. (326 5th st). Also if you own or know someone who owns a business and would like to sponsor our race please PM me. It is not to early to let us know if you would like to sponsor an intersection as well : )
Please send your student(s) to school with a flower (picked from your yard or purchased at the store) for their teacher on the morning of Tuesday, May 3rd. There will be vases in each classroom so each teacher receives a beautiful spring bouquet. Staff members throughout the school will also have vases available, so feel free to also have your children bring a flower for other staff members they have interacted with this year!
Students and parents are also encouraged to send teachers and staff notes of thanks sometime during Teacher Appreciation week.
The Teacher Appreciation committee of the PTA will be providing lunch for the teachers and staff on Wednesday.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this yearly tradition to shower our teachers and staff with a visual reminder of our thanks
Whittier Elementary is delighted to welcome author John Bemelmans Marciano and award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall on Monday, May 2nd. Mr. Marciano and Ms. Blackall will talk with students about their careers and their new book series The Witches of Benevento.
Attention parents – Health Examination Reminder
Dental forms are due by May 15th for all kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students. Please submit to the school nurse if you have not already done so.
Health forms for incoming 2016-17 kindergarteners (physical and vision) and 6th grade students (physical) are due by Memorial Day.
Please remember that dental exams are required for all incoming kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students and can be submitted now.
Thank you for completing these important requirements.
This year, we will be celebrating the life of Noah VanHoutan, who lost his battle against Batten Disease on March 26, 2016, just a few weeks short of his 12th birthday. Noah was a student at Kingsley Elementary School, along with his younger sister Laine, who also suffers from Batten Disease, and Emily, Laine’s twin sister, attends Pierce Downer. You may have seen the red ribbons adorning Whittier & the trees of DG showing support to the VanHouhtan family (and may even have one around a tree at your house!). Noah clearly had an impact in our community; we continue to choose hope as we strive for a cure, and as we honor the fight and life of Noah, taken much too soon.
Show your support and register today!