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    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    This January,  Whittier staff will continue to explore the themes of social justice.  We will also continue to provide students opportunities to talk about the chaos and violence that is occurring at our National Capital and in Olympia.  This newsletter is full of resources to help you talk to your kids about the United State's current state of affairs. 

    This week Whittier will honor Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. with an assembly on Wednesday and a school-wide special MLK Jr. Self-Portrait project.  Mr. Buck will share some details about the project at the assembly and we will post details and directions of the school wide activity on See-Saw.  I am working on my self-portrait as well. 

    This Friday, we will be on the playground - between 10:30 and 1:00 to distribute books and resources. Thanks to the funding power or our PTA - every student will receive a special packet of multi-cultural crayons and resources to complete the self-portrait. It is time to fill our school with student art and faces.   Families - I am shooting for 100% participation and completion.  We can do it! 

    MLK assembly links are located on your child's outlook calendar if you would like to attend. 

    K-2 assembly runs from 10:15 to 11:00 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    3-5 assembly runs from 11:15 to 12 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    If you would like to learn more about the history of racism in the United States, please join our staff book club.  We are finishing STAMPED - Racism, Anti-Racism and You.  Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi do an excellent job of of telling the history of Racism in the United States that is both accessible, informative and interesting to read.   

    Please reach out to me if you or your family need additional support this week.  


    Principal Clark