Stay Informed

There are several ways to stay informed of events and updates from Whittier Elementary. If you have any questions about the information below, please contact

From School To You

Whittier Website
This website is a great source of information. Find news and announcements, upcoming events, and useful links on the homepage; search further and you'll find information regarding PTA events and opportunities. Please take a moment to become familiar with the site.

KidMail is any news or notification from the school or PTA that is sent home in your child's take-home folder. Please check your child's folder regularly so you don't miss important information.

Principal's Paw Print
The Principal's Paw Print is Principal Schweitzer's monthly newsletter, sent home with all students via KidMail. Archives of the Principal's Paw Print are also available online.

The WildChat is Whittier's weekly electronic newsletter, distributed to subscribers on Thursdays. It provides parents and guardians with important and current information about school events, enrichment activities, upcoming programs, and more. Join the WildChat Email List today!

BLT Updates
The Building Leadership Team communicates periodic updates to Whittier families in the WildChat and through KidMail. 

Class Pages on Facebook
All grades have dedicated Facebook pages. If you are a Facebook user, please consider joining the group for your child's grade. This is a quick and easy way to communicate with other parents across the grade level (no matter who the teacher is) to get questions answered, share information, or send reminders.

Kindergarten: Whittier Elementary Class of 2022
1st grade:  Whittier Elementary Class of 2021
2nd grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2020
3rd grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2019
4th grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2018
5th grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2017

Several bulletin boards in the Whittier lobby provide updates and information from the school and PTA.

Seattle Public Schools Resources:

The Source
SPS provides families with access to the SOURCE, a resource that displays student assessment scores and attendance information. Learn more about The SOURCE, including how to register for an account.

Schoology is the learning management system of Seattle Public Schools (SPS), providing a way for teachers to communicate with students and families. If a student’s teacher chooses to use Schoology, parents and guardians can log in to monitor assignments and view resources. For more information, or to sign up for a Schoology account, visit SPS's Schoology page.

Alerts Via Email
SPS sends important messages to parents via e-mail. Be sure to provide the Whittier front office with an up-to-date e-mail address.

School Beat
Read the latest issue of School Beat, SPS's an electronic newsletter published twice each month during the school year with information and news (e.g., academic initiatives, key developments) for parents. On SPS's website, you may subscribe to SPS's School Beat and/or access an archive of past issues.

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