Whitman Family Newsletter

December 5, 2022


Hello Families!

December is here and winter is definitely in the air! At this time of year we have a lot of lost and misplaced coats, so we recommend writing your child’s name inside their coat somewhere so that we can easily identify whose it is. (Our lost and found is in the front hallway if your child is missing an item!) We do play outside in the cold as well as in light rain, so please make sure your child has appropriate layers for the weather. We know children are always growing out of things so if you need assistance with new gear for this winter, please fill out our SUN family assistance form or contact our social worker Nicole Costello!

We are excited that Family Game Night is back!! We hope you will all join us for pizza, games, and door prizes on Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8pm!


Ms. Thompson

Traffic Safety at Arrival and Dismissal

Please help us keep children and families safe during arrival and dismissal time! You can support the safety of our community by:

  • Crossing the street only at marked crosswalks

  • Driving at the 20mph posted school zone speed limit

  • Not making u-turns in front of the school

  • Slowing down and checking carefully before entering or exiting the parking lot

If you have concerns about drivers speeding or any other traffic safety issue, you can report those concerns at https://www.portland.gov/transportation/823-safe. Our school staff use this link frequently to report concerns but it is also open to all community members to make a report!

Important Dates

We are working to keep the calendar on our website up to date, so please check https://www.pps.net/whitman for a full list of upcoming events!

Here are some dates to keep in mind:

  • December 8: PTA Meeting, 6-7PM

  • December 13: Family Game Night, 6-8PM

  • December 14: Dine Out @ Porque No (Hawthorne)

  • December 19 - January 2: WINTER BREAK!


PPS Budget Info Sessions

Learn about: PPS Budgets, Strategic Plan, District Priorities.

December 14th: Franklin High School, 6-7:30PM

January 5th: Roosevelt High School, 5-6:30PM

REGISTER HERE: Bit.ly/BudgetInfoSession

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Family Game Night



SUN Wishlist

Did you know that our SUN program has an Amazon wishlist? If you would like to support us with purchasing some of these items, please click here! Feel free to share this link with friends and family as well!

Families, if you would like any assistance from our SUN Family Resource Navigator, please follow this link!

Join the PTA today!


1. Families Benefit — We use our funds for

events for students and families to take part

in shared experiences together.

2. The School Benefits — We also provide

Teacher Grants and donate to SUN.

3. Make Connections — Let your voice be

heard as we decide how to best provide

resources for the Whitman Community!

Please join us for our PTA Meeting Thursday December 8 from 6:00 - 7:00

You can find this information and more about the

organization at http://facebook.com/ftwpta or email

us at: president@ptawhitman.org