School, District, and Community News

School Meal Survey

Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Services Department is working to improve the quality of school-provided meals. Please take roughly 5-10 minutes to share your feedback.

Middle School Open House/Tour Dates for 5th Grade Parents

Whitman Middle School Open House
9201 15th Ave NW, 98117
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:00pm
Join us in the Whitman auditorium for a presentation by staff. If you are unable to attend this event, the materials presented can be picked up Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm in Whitman's main office starting Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Salmon Bay School Tour
1810 NW 65th St, 98117
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday, Feb. 24, 9:20am -10:50am (walking/classroom tour 10:00-10:30)

Little League Registration is Open

Attention all Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball players! Northwest Seattle Little League, Ballard Little League and North Central Little League—each chartered through Little League Baseball—serve Whittier families and are open for registration. Use this Little League Finder tool to confirm your league (based on address). There are a variety of divisions for baseball and softball as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. 

Northwest Seattle Little League
Register online 
Contact NWSLL by email to learn more 
On-time Registration: December 1–January 15

Ballard Little League
Learn more and register online  
On-time Registration: December 1–January 31

North Central Little League
Learn more and register online  
On-time Registration: December 1–January 20 (February 15 for tee-ball)


School Boundaries Approved for 2017-18 School Year

Last Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Seattle School Board approved changes to the 2013 Growth Boundaries Plan for the 2017-18 school year. The PTA has an email out to District II School Board Directory, Rick Burke, to confirm its understanding of the impact on Whittier’s boundaries. In the meantime, here is our understanding:

  • Whittier Attendance Area section 128 (the NE corner of our current attendance area), slated for transition to Viewlands, will NOT be implemented. Families living in section 128, including current and future students, will continue to attend Whittier.
  • West Woodland Attendance Area section 126, slated for transition to Whittier, WILL be implemented for NEW students only. Current West Woodland students will be grandfathered at West Woodland.
  • Final attendance area map for 2017-18.

Modifications to the district’s Student Assignment Plan, including HCC pathways affecting Whittier students, will be introduced to the School Board on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The School Board anticipates voting on the Student Assignment Plan (including the HCC pathways) at the Jan. 4 board meeting. The current recommended HCC pathway for the Whitman attendance area (affecting Whittier elementary students matriculating to Whitman) is Robert Eagle Staff, which will open in the 2017-18 school year.

Community Meetings to share details of the Student Assignment Plan for 2017-18 are scheduled:

  • Nov. 28, 2016: Franklin HS Library
  • Nov. 30, 2016: Nathan Hale HS Library
  • Dec. 1, 2016: Ingraham HS Lunchroom
  • Dec. 5, 2016: John Stanford Center Auditorium
  • If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to email and we do what we can to track down information.

    Seattle Celtic Soccer Club Spring Season Registration Now Open

    Seattle Celtic will be holding Spring season tryouts the week of January 9. Celtic have teams at all levels for players born between 2002 and 2010 and a coaching staff with the perfect mix of energy, passion, and expertise to help players develop and excel in a fun environment.

    Tryouts are free to attend and details can be found at

    Questions? Contact us at for further information.

    Seattle Emergency Alerts and Notifications Systems:

    Stay informed about and prepared for emergencies that may impact your family:
    AlertSeattle allows you to sign up to receive notifications for addresses you care about, including your child's school. Enroll here.
    Smart911 allows you to create a free safety profile for your household. When you call 9-1-1 from a Smart911 registered phone number, your profile will display to the call taker, providing important details on your family and home in the event of an emergency. Create your profile here.


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