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    Dear Whittier Families, 

    Now that we have settled into the school year, I hope you are able to talk to your child about effort.   Cultivating a climate for learning and fostering a growth mindset are essential to empowering students to achieve. Research shows that parents can have a powerful impact on their kids' mindsets.

    Everyone Can Learn!  "No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment." - DWECK 

    There are many resources available if you are interested in learning more about growth mindset. You may want to start here:  

    https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting

    I am looking forward to a great week at Whittier Elementary.  

    Don't forget on Wednesday we have early release at 1:10.  

    On Friday, October 26th the Whittier PTA is hosting a Fall Carnival. It is an amazing event and we hope you and your child are able to participate in the fun.  

    Do you need additional support during the winter holiday season? We have resources to support families during the winter months. Also, if you need any additional support or assistance in getting involved in after school programs - we have scholarship funds to support you.   If you need assistance in filling out a form for free and reduced lunch or if you need additional financial support to participate in the 5th grade Nature Bridge field trip or need assistance in participating in other after school programs; please reach out to me, your teacher or Nurse Joan.  Send me an email and your request will remain confidential. 

    Looking forward to a great week with the Wildcats! 

    Principal Clark