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Week of October 21st

Harvest Festival This Thursday!

See you this Thursday for our Parker Whitney Harvest Festival. Thank you so much to all of the parents, staff, and students throughout our district that are making this possible. I am looking forward to such a fun filled evening!

Socktober Update

Socktober is an annual clothing drive started by Kid President creator, Brad Montague, in response to the growing homeless population. During the month of October, the 2nd grade classes at Parker Whitney Elementary will be collecting donations of new socks. We just passed our goal of 400 socks! Woo hoo - keep 'em coming! We will donate the socks to a local shelter at the end of the month. There are boxes in the office if you want to donate.

School Site Council Voting This Week

Thank you so much for taking the time to nominate parent representatives for our school site council. The nominations consist of the following parents:


Brittany Thomas-Vestal

Ryan Poole

Chance Howell

Melissa Ross

Jessica Cone


Voting is the next step in the process. Even though we need five parents and we have five candidates, voting affirms your support of these parents as representatives. Ballots will come home on Tuesday of this week. Please cast your votes and return them to your child's teacher or the front office.

Important Documents and Information from RUSD and the CA Attorney General

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Check out some opportunities around the community. HERE

Yearbook Cover Contest

We are inviting all Parker Whitney Students to enter their drawings in our Yearbook Cover Contest. Two winners will be selected (one from K-2 and one from 3-6 grades) to be displayed on the front and back cover.


Flyer will come home this week and all entries are due November 8th.


Contest Information

Save the Dates:

10/23 Picture Make-up Day

10/24 Harvest Festival

11/1 - Staff Development day - NO SCHOOL

11/4-11/8 - Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum days 12:55 dismissal

11/11 - NO School - Veteran's Day

11/25-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break

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