Whitman Family Newsletter

May 24, 2023


Hello Families!

We have so many fun events coming up at the end of the school year! (Please see below for information!) We hope you will be able to join us for some of them!


Ms. Thompson

Upcoming Events

May 26th: Talent & Art Show

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Whitman Visual Arts and Talent Show

Friday, May 26th, 1:30-3pm

7326 Southeast Flavel Street

Portland, OR

Join us for our end of year talent & arts event!

June 3rd: Lewis Elementary Kids' Pride

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Lewis Elementary Kids' Pride

Saturday, June 3rd, 10am

4401 Southeast Evergreen Street

Portland, OR

Queer resources, food, freebies, and family fun!

June 7th: Family Picnic

Family Picnic

Wednesday, June 7th, 12-2pm

7326 Southeast Flavel Street

Portland, OR

Family picnic 6/7 12:00- 12:45 on the Whitman field! Bring your own picnic blanket! Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch from our cafeteria! If you'd like to order lunch from the cafeteria, please RSVP by Friday, 6/2. The cost is $5.50, payable by cash or check.

June 9th: PTA Family Dance

PTA Family Dance

Friday, June 9th, 6-8pm

7326 Southeast Flavel Street

Portland, OR

Join us for the PTA Family Dance! Adults required to attend with their students.

June 14th: 5th Grade Promotion

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5th Grade Promotion

Wednesday, June 14th, 1:30-2pm

7326 Southeast Flavel Street

Portland, OR


Summer Acceleration Academy (SAA)

We are so excited that many of our students who need additional support in grade level reading and math learning will have the opportunity to participate in Summer Acceleration Academy this summer from July 10 - August 4, 2023 from 8am - 12pm with optional afternoon programming until 5:30pm through SUN or RESJ partners. Students from Whitman Elementary will be attending SAA at the Woodmere Elementary hub site.

Invitations for Summer Acceleration Academy are based on mid-year assessments identifying students who need support reaching grade level reading and math during this four week program. Families of students who are invited to participate in Summer Acceleration Academy will receive invitations to enroll online or through the school office by calling or returning a paper form that will be sent home in backpacks.

We feel this is an important opportunity for your student and understand that you may have other students in your house who need summer activities who do not meet the criteria for SAA. The RESJ department will be offering summer activities at many of the SAA sites. Stay tuned for enrollment information that will be coming soon.

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!

You can find this information and more about the

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

us at: president@ptawhitman.org