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    Good Afternoon Whittier Wildcats!   

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Whittier Wildcats and staff are respectfully sharing a terrible cold around.  Please make sure everyone in your family is getting lots of rest and washing your hands regularly. The vacation will be more enjoyable if everyone can stay healthy. 

    I hope you are able to spend some quality family time during break.  There is a lot of excitement and activities during winter vacation.  We hope you or an older family member are able to read with your child everyday.  It is also important to provide a structured time for you and your child to read or look at  books independently.   Scheduling thirty minutes of quiet reading time every day will be a nice relief for everyone in the family.      

    My family usually engages in board games during break.  I am including some websites that promote games that develop number sense and mathematical reasoning in a fun way. You can still play your favorite board game but you may want to try out a new game this year.  I hope these links work. 

    12-Steps-to-unlock-your-students-math-achievement.pdf 

    https://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/p/favorite-games.html 

    Please remember on Friday we will be release at 1:25 PM.  

    FYI - Our after school programs for the new year are filling up for the new year.   The following programs have some availability. 

    • There is room in after school programs for the Machine Sewing (8-12yrs) Mondays and Machine Sewing (5-7yrs) Tuesdays. 
    • There is room in Friday afternoon 2:30 - 4:00 Minecraft Engineering from 2:30 - 4:00 (K,1) 
    • Wilderness Education - Monday all grades!  

    For the above classes please see the website and register directly with the company. 

    For the classes below  - see our office staff to sign up. 

    • Ukulele After School Programs - Grade 3 - 5 Tuesdays from 2:40 - 3:40 PM.   (We have a few spaces available.)
    • UW Philosophy Tuesday (3rd - 5th) Tuesday - UW Philosophy Thursday (K-2)  Thursday: 

    Save the Date: We need your help and ideas: Whittier’s Spring Fling FUNdraiser on March 9th: 

    It’s a great opportunity for Whittier parents to meet, mingle, dance, and nibble in a low-key and casual setting. 

    Looking for creative ways to get involved? The Spring Fling committee is still seeking parent volunteers from several classrooms to coordinate filling a themed bucket for the silent auction. Sign up here.

     

    Also needed are parent volunteers from several classrooms to coordinate an art project for the silent auction. Sign up here.

    One of my New Year's Resolution is to promote all the positive events and activities happening at Whittier on Twitter.    

    Follow me at @WhittierSPS!

    Please remember on Friday we will be release at 1:25 PM.  

    Stephanie Clark