The Wildcat Word

November 2022

Whitney Families,

As we near our Thanksgiving break, I would like thank our students, staff, parents and community for working together as a team. Sometimes we are so busy with our day to day work that we miss the small things that are happening around us. The simple smile from a coworker, the sparkle in the eye of a student, the thank you of a parent, we may miss those things if we are always focused on the next item on our daily agenda. Gratitude helps us to shift from focusing on the negatives to appreciating what is positive in our lives. I encourage each of you to take time this month and in fact each and every day to focus on the positives and be grateful for the small things because the small things are what go together to make the BIG things important.

Mr. Hunt


Dates to Remember

November 21st - 25th No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 1st - Movie Night and picture w/Santa (Booster Club Sponsored)

December 7th - Booster Club Meeting

December 12th - 16th - Spirit Week!

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Thank you to Mr. Beam for serving our country and supporting our 4th and 5th graders at our wonderful Veterans Day performance!

Thank you to Mrs. Padilla for being our master of ceremonies during the assembly!


Head's up! Your NEW 24/7 WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Sideline Store is officially up and running. To celebrate, we're offering fans an epic, month-long promotion— 15% OFF sitewide when you use code SPIRIT15. Stop reading and start shopping to score the latest fan wear and accessories. Then get out there and cheer on your team.


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Movie Night

Where: Whitney Elementary Gym

When: 12/1/22

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE!!!

Bring your blankets and pillows to the showing of Minions The Rise of Gru!

Snacks and Drinks will be available to purchase by the Whitney Booster Club.

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Picture with Santa

The Whitney booster club will be offering pictures with Santa on December 1st from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the cafeteria before movie night. Picture will be available for purchase through classic photography.
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Ike FCCLA ‘Smile Wide’ Event (for 1st and 2nd graders)


  • FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.

  • Ike FCCLAs ‘Smile Wide’ event is sponsored by FCCLA along with the Child Development Classes at IKE.

  • We are a club at Eisenhower High School that focuses on community service, leadership, and addresses important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Registration for First and Second Graders:

  • This community event opportunity is for 1st and 2nd graders, where they will learn and apply important dental hygiene skills to help build a healthy, proper and consistent routine that will be applicable throughout their lifetime.

  • This is FREE to all 1st and 2nd graders that sign up.

  • Enrollment is limited to 30 children.

  • Registration is required. This event is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so register your child in this interactive, hands-on, applied learning, and fun-filled activity school as soon as possible.

  • Complete the attached form and send it to: Suzanne Walker, IKE FCCLA Adviser, 611 S. 44th Ave., Yakima, WA 98908 OR fill out the attached form and return it to the Whitney Elementary School Office by Friday, December 2nd , 2022 at 3:30pm. You will be notified if your child was registered for the ‘Smile Wide’ event.

Date, Time, and Location:

  • Saturday, December 10th, from 9am to 12pm in room 515, Eisenhower High School

  • Some of the items that each child will take home include:

1) Gift assortment

2) Hand-made crafts

3) A certificate of participation

If you have Questions of Comments, please contact: Suzanne Walker (509) 573-2835 or Jodi Gray (509) 573 -2663

Email: OR

Whitney Booster Club

If you're interested in getting involved please attend our next Booster Club Meeting on December 7th at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.

Report to Parents: Creative Ideas to Show Teacher Appreciation

Visitors and Volunteers


Please check in at the office if you would like to join your child for lunch.


If you would like to volunteer in your child's class you must have an application on file with the Yakima School District. The application requires a background check. You can pick up a Volunteer applications from the office or attached below.