August 19, 2022

Hello Families!

We are so excited to be welcoming your children back to Whitman for the 22-23 school year! We have already been hard at work planning to make this year a year of joyful learning. This summer, teachers received training on our new Language Arts curriculum, which will mean lots of new books and activities for your children! We have also been planning math, special events and lots of other surprises for the year.

Here are some important beginning of year dates for you to know:

  • August 26, 2:30 - 3:30 pm: Ice Cream Social!

    • Come by the school to say hello to your teachers and staff, and to have some ice cream!

  • August 27, 10:00 - 12:00: Community Playground Cleanup

    • Come by the playground to help us get things looking great for the first day of school!

  • August 30: First day of School for grades 1-5!

    • We can’t wait to see you on August 30 at 8:45 am! School hours are 8:45 - 3:00. School doors open at 8:30. Kindergarten students will have a different schedule during the first week of school. If you have a child in Kindergarten, please look for a separate letter about your child’s schedule.

  • September 5: No School, Labor Day Holiday

  • September 6: First Full Day of School for all Kindergarten Students

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything we can help you with!


Heather Thompson, Principal

Taylor Langeliers, Principal’s Secretary

Upcoming Events

August 26th: Whitman Ice Cream Social 2:30-3:30

Come by the school to say hello to your teachers and staff, and to have some ice cream!

August 27th: Community Playground Cleanup 10:00-12:00

Come by the playground to help us get things looking great for the first day of school! Please bring your gardening tools and your friends! Water will be provided.
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Campus Updates

Whitman is HIRING!

We are currently hiring the following positions:

School Secretary

Educational Assistant


If you are interested in any of these positions, please apply on the PPS website and email me at hethompson@pps.net to let me know to look for your application!

Whitman Programs

Champions Before & After School Care

Fall registration is NOW OPEN!

Click Here to REGISTER

It's that time of year again to reserve your spot with Champions for 2022-2023 school year!

Dear Families,

The 2022-2023 school year is right around the corner, and that means back to juggling school, work, and life-while also making sure your child is learning and creating positive relationships.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

But, spots are filling up fast. In our fun, enriching, before- and after-school program at your school, your kiddo will have a blast experimenting, exploring, and romping around with friends, too. Every day, confidence and discovery will be in motion as they…

· Collaborate with others

· Explore their own interests

· Take risks

· Express themselves

· Problem-solve with buddies

Here are 4 ways Champions can make your life easier this school year:

1. Flexible scheduling

Choose a schedule that works best for your family. Champions offer BEFORE and AFTER school program.

2. Convenient location

Our program takes place right on school grounds.

3. A social and academic boost

We’ll support your child’s growth and discovery every day with hands-on curriculum and qualified teachers

4. Subsidy and scholarships available

Programs such as ERDC and CCI can cover up to 100% of your tuition.

Champions opens at 6:30am and supports your child until the start of the school day and in the afternoon, from the time school gets out until 6pm, Monday through Friday.

Please contact your Whitman Elementary Site Director with any question about program, subsidy, or registration.

Sarah Johns, Site Director