Whittier Weekly News

June 9, 2019

Notes from the Administration

We had an incredible week at Whittier! Thank you to all the parents who supported their child in the Talent Show. It always brings tears to my eyes to see the other talents that our students possess outside of academics. Thank you as well to Ms. Fishel, Ms. Polite, and Mrs. Waugaman for your help with the Talent Show!

Our 5th Grade promotion ceremony was a smashing success! And the celebration afterwards was also a huge success! Thank you to 5th Grade Celebration Co-Chairs, Mrs. Milsovic and Mrs. Waugaman, the Committee, and all the volunteers.

Celebrity Scoop Night

Come to a family fun night at Rita’s on Monday, June 10th from 4-6pm to see your favorite WHES teachers scooping for fun!


Tell them you’re from Whittier and the school gets a portion of the proceeds!


Plus Rita’s is rolling out a brand new flavor called Apple Berry Blue. Come check it out!


Report Cards

Report Cards will be handed out on the last day of school- Wednesday June 19th. There are no exceptions to this deadline. If child is not here on the last day of school, the report card will be held in the office for you to pick up.

If you or your child has an outstanding balance, overdue or lost materials, their report card will also be held in the office. When you return the lost items or settle any charges in the front office, your child's report card will be given to you.

Teacher Assignments

For the past 6 years, we have given next year's teacher assignment on the report card. This year, we will be mailing to your address, teacher assignments during the week of August 16th.

The mobility of our student population during the summer has increased and once classes have been pre-established it can make placement of new students challenging. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Please ensure that you have updated your proof of residency if you have moved so that the letters make it to your home address.

PTA Summer Planning Meeting

Congratulations to our 2019/2020 officers:


  • Henry Penafiel President
  • Sarah Meyer Vice President
  • Alison Giampapa Treasurer
  • Bassa Walla Secretary


Our summer meeting is planned for July 8th @ 6:30 pm at Whittier Elementary. We will have many roles that need to be filled. This is a great opportunity to get involved, make new friends, and be a part of your child's school. And of course, we promise to support you in whatever role you take on! Some of the roles include: Membership Chairperson, Rewards Program Chairperson, 5th Grade Celebration Chairperson, Hospitality Chairperson, Cultural Events Chairperson, Fundraising Chairperson

Year Books

Yearbooks are in! If you did not pre- order a yearbook, we do have a limited number of copies for sale in the front office. Students may purchase a yearbook in the office following their awards ceremony. Soft cover yearbooks are $25 and hardcover yearbooks are $30. Please send cash or a check payable to WHES at the time of purchase.

Last of School Details- Wednesday June 19th

Move Up- Students will move up to meet the next year's team of teachers.


Flag Lowering Ceremony- At approximately 10:15, soldiers from Fort Detrick will be at Whittier to lower our flag for the final day of school.


5th Clap Out- Please plan to join us as we line the halls for a farewell to our 5th graders, giving them a final clap out!

SAVE THE DATE! Camp Invention is coming to Whittier! July 8-12 from 9:00-3:30!

SAVE THE DATE! Camp Invention is coming to Whittier! July 8-12 from 9:00-3:30! We will be the first hybrid camp in our area and have 60 spots for paid campers. To sign up, go to: https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention and register for our Whittier camp. Questions? Email Tina Dattoli at tina.dattoli@fcps.org.

WE NEED YOU TO BE A WATCH D.O.G.!

Are you the father, stepfather, grandfather, uncle, or father figure of a Whittier student? If so, we want you to volunteer as a Watch D.O.G (Dads of Great Students.)Watch D.O.G.S is a nationally recognized program that helps bring male role models into our schools. While you're here, we'll create a schedule of places where you're needed in the building to help students and serve as a role model. If you are interested in being a hero for a day (or half day) and would like to positively impact the students at Whittier ES, please contact Mr. Byrd at matthew.byrd@fcps.org We hope to see you at school soon!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday June 10

Rita's Celebrity Scoop Night 4-6pm


Tuesday June 11

Kindergarten Round Up 6pm (For upcoming K students)


Wednesday June 12

Service Learning Club 3:45 pm


Monday June 17

5th Grade Field Trip to Camden Yards/Fort McHenry

Grade Level Awards

1st Grade 9:15

2nd Grade 10:15

4th Grade 1:30

3rd Grade 2:30 + Mrs. Young's Class


Tuesday June 18

PreK and Kindergarten Grade Level Awards

AM Prek 9:15

Kindergarten 10:15

PM PreK 2:30


Wednesday June 19

2 Hour Early Dismissal

Move Up Day

Flag Lowering Ceremony 10:15

5th Grade Clap out 1:15