Whitman Newsletter

May 13th, 2022

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


MAY 24 - DINE OUT FUNDRAISER AT MCMENAMINS.


MAY 27 - TALENT SHOW & VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE.


JUNE 3 - SPRING DANCE PARTY.


JUNE 8 - WHITMAN FIELD DAY.


SEE BELOW FOR EVENT DETAILS.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES:

Hello families!


We wanted to provide you with some clarification about our current campus entry procedures for families!

  • Arrival/Dismissal: We are still not able to allow families to enter at arrival and dismissal, unless you have a pre-arranged appointment with a staff member. If you have an appointment, please inform the office in advance so that we know to let you in!


  • Early Dismissal: We ask that if you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, you pick them up before 2:45. After 2:45, students and staff are doing end of day clean up, and often passing out important information. Thank you for your support with this!


  • On campus business: If you would like to stop by the office for any reason (for example, support with enrollment, or to speak with a staff member), you are more than welcome to do so! Please call the office to let us know when to expect you and we will buzz you in!


  • Special events: A limited number of family members are now able to attend indoor special events on campus! For our talent and art show, students who are performing/exhibiting may each invite one adult guest. For our 5th grade promotion, each 5th grader may invite two guests. Adult guests who are on campus for longer than 15 minutes need to be fully vaccinated OR have a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours.


PPS and the Multnomah County Health Department strongly recommend wearing masks indoors, so we ask that you consider wearing a mask while you are on campus for any on-campus business or special events.


GREETINGS FROM MS. THOMPSON & MS. G

Hello Whitman Families!


It has been such a joy to get to know your children over the past 3 weeks! I have been so impressed by the care and compassion our students show for one another, and by the enthusiasm and confidence they have when sharing ideas in class. I've also enjoyed meeting many of you at arrival, dismissal, or over the phone. Thank you so much for the warm welcome into your community!


As we head into the final 4 weeks of school, we have some special events coming up and we also still have a lot of learning to do! For many children, this time of year can be challenging as they worry about leaving the class of a favorite teacher or wonder what the summer will be like this year. (We as adults may have similar feelings!)


Maintaining our usual routines throughout these next few weeks--for example, consistent bedtime at home; consistent schedules at school--can help students feel grounded and finish the year strong!


Ms. G and I hope to see you at one of our end of the year events! If we have not had a chance to connect yet, please do not hesitate to stop by the office to say hello or to give us a call!


Sincerely,


Ms. Thompson

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

Enrollment for Kindergarten is now open. Please follow this link for online enrollment and other important information: Office of Enrollment/Transfer. Stay tuned for more information and event dates.
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SUMMER ACCELERATION ACADEMY

July 11th-August 5th, 2022. We are please to announce OPEN ENROLLMENT for a joyful learning opportunity this summer!


Transportation is provided (more details coming July 5-8). Enroll online via the link that has been sent to you by email.


Questions? Email summeracceleration@pps.net or call/text 503-201-1497.

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WHITMAN'S DINE OUT FUNDRAISER

Dine Out at McMenamins Mall 205: May 24, 5pm-10pm. 50% of all proceeds that night go to Whitman— even takeout! Bring your whole family and tell your friends!
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TALENT SHOW & VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE

Whitman's Talent Show & Visual Arts Showcase will be held on May 27th, 2022.


We are inviting ONE family member per student participating in the art and/or talent parts of the show. Attendees must have a 72 hour negative Covid test or be fully vaccinated.


1:30PM - Gallery Art walk through the Gym!

1:50PM - Talent Show on stage in the Cafeteria!


This event will also be recorded and posted on our School Website.

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WHITMAN SPRING DANCE PARTY

Join us Friday, June 3rd for Whitman's Spring Dance Party! 6-8PM in the Whitman Gym!
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WHITMAN FIELD DAY

Whitman Field Day is JUNE 8TH! This year's theme is Splish Splash.


Email coach Katie at ksherida@pps.net if you want to volunteer to help!

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GIRLS ON THE RUN

Our Whitman Girls on the Run Team completed a 5K here at Whitman this week. We are so proud of their accomplishment & look forward to cheering them on at the 5K race day on May 21st!

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WHITMAN ASSEMBLIES

Our live Assemblies are back! Watch below or go to: https://youtu.be/pKrUY9g-zkA.

Congratulations to all of our award winners! A special shout out to those who showed their BRAVE by speaking in front of the whole school and to the 3rd graders who got on stage and performed!

Whitman Assembly May 6, 2022

RUN FOR WHITMAN

RUN FOR WHITMAN was HUGE success! Our Wildcats ran, walked and jogged 1,585 LAPS and raised OVER $1,000 for PE and ART supplies!


Way to go Wildcats! Thank you to all who supported our students!

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CHAMPIONS BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Hey Whitman Families!


Are you looking for a solution to those early morning shifts? Did you know that Champions opens at 6:30am on school days?


We offer our students a safe, and enriching space to start the day off right. Champions can be creative, socialize, and finish up last night’s homework, and join together for breakfast, all before we head into school.


The Champion’s experience doesn’t stop there either. Our afternoon program is open until 6pm, M-F. Our afternoon program incorporates a mix of structured curriculum, with curious exploration of our student’s current interests.


No matter what part of the day we get to spend together, meeting the social/emotional, and developmental needs of our individual students, is always at the heart of what we do.


If you are interested in learning more about our before and after school programs here at Whitman, give us a call, or visit our website.


Phone: (503)952-6647

Email: ch001371@discoverchampions.

FOOD MENUS

BREAKFAST and LUNCH menus.



SUMMER MEAL INFORMATION

To find a meal service site near where you live, text “Summer Meals” or "verano" (for Spanish) to 914-342-7744, or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you.



IMPORTANT 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION: Eligible families can apply for benefits for the 2022-23 school year on or after July 1, 2022, when the new application is available.

QUESTIONS? LET'S STAY IN TOUCH!

Taylor Langeliers, School Secretary | tlangeliers@pps.net | ext. 77582


Dollie Vaughn, Principal's Secretary | dovaughn@pps.net | ext. 77581


School: 503-916-6370 | Fax: 503-916-2684 | Website: https://www.pps.net/whitman