News and Events
Below are links to the SPS Kindergarten Early Enrollment flyers advertising the 10 events to be held around the city, starting December 3rd at Dearborn Park.
SPS Kindergarten Early Enrollment Events at 10 Elementary Schools
7:00 Meeting Called to Order
7:02 Approval of September Minutes
7:04 Treasurer Report
7:15 New Business: Approval of the Standing Rules, Funding proposal
7:25 BLT Report
7:35 Report of Classroom Activities - Teachers
7:50 Tutoring, Testing and Technology Report - Principal Schweitzer
8:05 Lunch & Recess Matter Group
8:35 Meeting Adjourned
Are you willing to bring a snack for the meeting? Please sign up here.
Please save the date for the 3rd Annual Whittier Community Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser: Sunday, December 7, 1pm - 4:30 pm at a Whittier family home. This year's beneficiary will be the Fifth Grade trip to Nature Bridge. The craft bazaar is a fun community event! Get your holiday shopping in & feel good about supporting the talented artisans in our community while supporting an important event for our 5th graders.
Seattle Public Schools has updated their volunteer requirements. Visit Whittier's Volunteer Page to learn all the details and determine what you need to to do to get your paperwork up to date.
It was emphasized that the philosophy on homework is to reinforce previously learned skills. If your child seems to be struggling, stop and make a note of what your child is having difficulties with. Then write a note to your child’s math teacher to let him or her know. You should not have to explain or teach a new concept to your child. It is likely that other children have the same issue, and the teacher needs to know!
What else can parents do to help their children in math? Try some of the following with the homework:
*Ask your child to explain to you in full sentences, or in writing, the concepts they are working on, so that they are turning abstract numbers and concepts into full fledged ideas.
*Work with your child to model concepts in different ways, using real-life examples
Traffic safety continues to be a problem around our school. Cars frequently park in the No Parking zones, which include the marked bus zones along 13th Avenue NW. (Incredibly, some drivers have been seen moving those safety cones out of the street and parking there anyway.)
Student crossing guards have noted that many cars park within 20 feet of a crosswalk, which impairs sightlines for pedestrians, and is illegal.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW ALL TRAFFIC RULES TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS SAFE!