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    Good Morning Whittier Wildcats! 

    Wildcats Finish Strong!  Thank you parents and students for making such a fantastic field day!   We had 100% participation.  Big shout out to Brian, Jo and all of our staff and families for making this event happen.  

    We are working hard to finish the year strong while working hard so we are prepared for next year.  

    The following teachers are returning next year to serve the Whittier Community.  Staff are working on class lists without teachers names on the list.  If you have a special request or consideration for next year please let your classroom teacher know.  

    Kindergarten Team:  Julia Campbell, Krista Legan, Gail Smart and Nina O'Leary  - We have close to 80 Kindergarten students enrolled at Whittier! Average class size is currently 19. 

    First Grade Team:  Stacie Barrett, Heidi Hansen and Margy Newton  - Average class size is currently 21. 

    Second Grade Team:  Shannon Mayo, Jill McGrath, and Morgan Leming.  Current Class size is 24/25.  

    Third Grade Team: Travis Peterson, Tori Kemery, Deanna Baldi, and Mary Jo Maddelford.   Current Class SIze is 24/25

    Fourth/Fifth Grade Team:  Elizabeth Engel, Anne  Richmond, Collin Provence, Jared Ogle and Julie Childers - Current Class Size is 26.  

    Next year we are running a 4/5 SUPER SPLIT - with the super team mentioned above.  The team worked hard in coming up with a comprehensive curriculum, leadership opportunities, field trips, time for student class meetings and are excited to rock the upcoming year.  If you would like to learn more about the 4/5 split classroom next year, please join me for a Principal Coffee at 8:00 AM or a short meeting prior to the spring/sing at 6:00 PM.  Both meetings will occur in the library.  

    Looking forward to the next two weeks: 

    Tuesday, June 18th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Olympia (Thank you PTA) 

    Wednesday: June 19th  Early Release at 1:10: 

    Thursday: 4/5 Split Meetings - Principal Coffee at 8:00 AM or 6:00 PM.  

    Thursday:  Spring Sing and Art Walk at 6:30 - 8:00.  At 7:00 PM the 3-5th graders will perform in the cafeteria.  

    Friday: Jog-A-thon!  Students will run during their extended recess:   I have asked each student to try and find five sponsors. See below for more information about the jog- A- Thon Fifth grade families will be selling Snow Cones after school to raise money for Nature Bridge for $2.00.  If you would like to come watch your child run ...the following is a schedule.  

    8:50 - 9:20 - Kindergarten 

    9:20 - 9:50 2nd Grade 

    Bonus Laps During Lunch Recess

    12:40 - 1:10 1st Grade 

    1:10 - 1:40 3rd Grade 

    1:40 - 2:10  - 4th and 5th Grade 

    2:00 - 2:30 - New Families 

    Bonus Laps Available after School 

    Snow Cones will be on sale at 2:00 PM for $2.00.  

    On Wednesday, June 26th:  Early Release -  Report Cards and 3rd - 5th Grade SBA results will be sent home.  In addition, we are asking families to go through lost and found next week.  Please take your belongings home.  Whatever is not claimed will be donated. 

    Thursday, June 27th - Last Day of School Moving Up Assembly 8:15.   This assembly is for the entire school but we will focus some time on honoring and saying goodbye to our fifth graders. 

    Save the Date:  August 28th - Fill us In and 2019-2020 School Pictures.  3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  More information to come!