On March 11th the Whittier Student Council hosted a Fairness Fair. This fair was held to help Whittier students learn more about Fairness. Along with the wonderful activities and presentations students were provided with a snack to enjoy. Thank you to all who participated in the event and to the students who hosted this wonderful event.
In August the PTO purchased supplies to restock the cabinets in the classrooms. On Thursday, January 3rd, they presented those supplies to the teachers in the form of a cake. The cake made from glue bottles, scissors, spiral notebooks, rulers, sticky pads, and a variety of other supplies was created by Mr. & Mrs. Lindenman and added to the teacher's lounge for the teachers to collect what they would use in their classroom. This was such a wonderful sight as everyone entered the lounge. Thank you for PTO for taking such good care of Whittier's teachers and students.
As the school children all gathered in the gym to sing Christmas carols a very special guest was waiting to serve his daughter her lunch. Cloie Cuington joined the rest of Mrs. Barg's first grade class in line to get her lunch tray. When she arrived at the window, she was served her lunch by her father! This was a very special surprise as Sgt. Lawrence Cuington has been deployed as a member of the United States Army for the better part of this past year and his daughter had no idea he had returned to Winfield. It was a heartwarming scene as father and daughter were reunited.
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The year is winding down at Whittier Elementary. There are many activities that will take place in the next couple of weeks and we hope you're able to join us for some of them. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. Please check the newsletter page for the dates and times of these events.
An Early Christmas Present!
On Tuesday, December 18th, the students and staff of Whittier took a field trip to the Cowley Cinema 8. This trip was a special gift from the P.T.O. to the school. Everyone was treated to a viewing of The Polar Express. The first, second, and third grade students enjoyed the movie in the morning while the fourth grade and kindergarten students took their trip to the movies in the afternoon. Thank you so much to all of the families who sold items during our fundraiser which helped to make this wonderful gift possible.
Student Council is Wild About Community
On Saturday, December 8th, the Whittier Elementary Student Council took a trip to Walmart to purchase holiday gifts for those in need. The students purchased gifts for eight people from infants through adults. The kids used their expertise to select the perfect gifts. They then noticed that the Salvation Army was trying to fill a truck with presents so they also bought four presents to help them. The students had an awesome time and they can't wait to wrap the gifts on Wednesday.
Whittier students, teachers, and staff kicked off the new quarter with a focus on community. We started off with a bang when, as a school, we joined the Student Council in collecting food for those in need. In total we collected 902 items. Miss Farmer's class donated 191 items of food. The prize for Miss Farmer's class was a trip to Lowell to help with the distribution process and a side trip to Braums for ice cream! Through this process we were able to join Lowell Elementary in helping 30 families with a meal for the Thanksgiving holiday which included a turkey or ham and extra food.
The first grade teachers and students joined as a community to prepare a First Grade Sharing Stew luncheon. Each child brought items to contribute to the stew. With the help of their teachers and volunteers a special stew luncheon was created and enjoyed by their first grade community.
Mrs. Roark's kindergarten students and Mrs. Gubichuk's third grade students came together to provide a little Thanksgiving cheer to the residents at Rest Haven Nursing Home. The students created paper bag turkeys as table decorations for the Rest Haven Thanksgiving meal. As the students delivered their turkeys they also sang several short songs.
December 20th Mrs. Gubichuk's and Mrs. Roark's classes again gave back to the community. They took a short bus ride to the Winfield Veteran's Home. Here they presented the residents with snowmen they created to decorate their dining hall and sang several Christmas carols as the residents enjoyed their noon meal.
Whittier Elementary will be united in the effort to bring students to their maximum potential by using technology, data, celebrations, high expectations, team work, and quality instruction in a stable, safe environment to create positive, productive members of society.
Standard of Excellence
Whittier has been recognized by the Kansas State Board of Education for achieving the Standard of Excellence on the 2009-2010 Kansas State Assessment in 3rd Grade Mathematics.
Snack Shack is back!
Nurse Lorri Greenlee has updated the student health webpage on the district website. It contains information regarding immunizations, health assessments, medications administration, forms, etc. To access this page click on the heart above and it will take you directly to the updated page.
Whittier is calling on all patrons to sign up and be a Whittier Volunteer. As a volunteer, you will be called upon to help in the classrooms, providing essential support where greatly needed. If you’re interested in this unique volunteer opportunity, please fill out the form in the documents section of this page and turn it into the Whittier office. The office will contact you with further information.