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    If you are new to Whittier, be sure to visit our New to Whittier page and review general information about Kindergarten.

    Look on this page for: 
         • 2018-19 Schedule
         • Stay Informed
         • School Supplies
         • Whittier After School Enrichment Classes
         • Important Back-to-School Dates & Events — including Fill Us In on Wed. Aug. 29

    Many documents that we are required to distribute to Whittier families are linked to from our Forms and Information page.

    2018-19 Schedule

    Start: 7:55 am, End: 2:25 pm (Wednesdays at 1:10pm)
    Note about early release Wednesdays: To support staff professional development, students will be released 75 minutes early every Wednesday (except for the first day of school).

    Kindergarten Family Connections Meetings (30-40 mins): Sept. 5, 6, or 7
    First day of school for Grades 1-5: Wednesday, Sept. 5
    First day of school for Kindergartners: Monday, Sept. 10

    Stay in Touch

    For back to school information as updates are made available, please consider joining your child’s class Facebook page (see list below) and/or signing up for the Whittier WildChat. You are also encouraged to send questions or concerns to Whittier's Outreach Coordinators — we will do our best to provide answers and/or put you in touch with the appropriate staff member or PTA contact at Whittier.

    Kindergarten: Whittier Elementary Class of 2023
    1st grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2022
    2nd grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2021
    3rd grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2020
    4th grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2019
    5th grade: Whittier Elementary Class of 2018

    School Supplies in 2018-19

    Families will be asked to make a payment for classroom supplies, and the Whittier front office will coordinate a bulk order based on teacher requests. No shopping, no hassle! This effort is intended to streamline the types of supplies that go into the classroom, make it more equitable for all students, and take the stress out of shopping for those "hard to find" items. Details will be available in student paperwork packets as part of Fill Us In (Wednesday, Aug. 29).

    Whittier After School Enrichment Classes

    After School enrichment classes will be offered at Whittier during the 2017-18 school year, facilitated by staff from Loyal Heights Community Center / Seattle Parks and Recreation. Programs will cover a wide variety of interests and activities. Fall classes start the week of September 11th.


    • Summer Playground Play Dates
    • Whittier playground
      Saturdays, from 10:30- noon; 8/11, 8/18/ & 8/25
      Wednesdays, from 6:00-7:30PM; 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29
      Learn More about Summer Play Dates...
    • Fill Us In
    • Wednesday, August 29, Whittier Gym
      2:30pm - 3:30pm NEW FAMILIES ONLY
      3:30pm - 6:30pm All families encouraged to attend.
      Learn more about Fill Us In...
    • Whittier Wildcat Welcome Tea — New Students 1st - 5th Grades
    • Tuesday, September 4, Whittier Library
      2:00pm - 3:00pm Please join us in the Whittier library for cookies and lemonade.
      Learn more about Wildcat Welcome...
    • 1st Day of School (Grades 1-5)
    • Wednesday, September 5
    • Family Connections
    • Sept. 5, 6, or 7
    • Whittier Wildcat Welcome
    • Friday, September 7, Whittier Playground/Under overhang
      5:30pm - 7:00pm Pizza and beverages provided by PTA
      Learn more about Wildcat Welcome...
    • 1st Day of School (Kindergarten)
    • Monday, September 10
    • First Day Jitters
    • More Info...
    • Back to School Potluck/Family Movie Night
    • Friday, September 14, Whittier Playground and Gym
      Learn more about Back to School Potluck/Family Movie Night...