2023-24 PTA Survey - 5 min or less!

Tue, Jun 6 2:09pm

We are thinking ahead to next school year and want to hear from you about how the PTA can best engage you, when (if at all) you'd be interested in attending a PTA meeting and finally, what you'd like ... [More]

Download the 2022-23 Whittier Family Directory

Tue, Jun 6 11:34am

The Whittier family directory is now available for download and at-home printing: https://bit.ly/whittier-directory-22-23  Families can use the directory to find contact info for your child’s classmat ... [More]

A few more volunteers needed for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Tue, Jun 6 10:05am

Hello Whittier Families,   We are looking for a few more adults to volunteer at the show this Thursday and Friday. Our greatest needs are: 2 adults each night to help change the set between scenes  So ... [More]

Make Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a Success!

Thu, Jun 1 8:37am

Hello Whittier Families,   Tickets for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are on sale. Get yours today, before they sell out!   As Wonka gets closer, we are also looking for help from the Whittier ... [More]

Whittier (opt-in) Family Directory Info Due 5/31

Tue, May 23 10:49am

Whittier PTA is developing a Family Directory for students and families to use this summer. The Family Directory is an OPT-IN print directory providing family contact information. It is intended to fo ... [More]

Volunteers Needed for Blacktop Painting Day - Friday, June 23rd!

Mon, May 22 11:36am

The blacktop is getting a refresh! Thanks to the hard work of our 4th grade leadership team, we are able to repaint the hopscotch, four square, tetherball, basketball, kickball and US map areas, and e ... [More]

Spring Fling Block Party & Auction: 2 Days Away!

Wed, May 17 8:11pm

We're only T-2 days until our mission to host an incredible Spring Fling!  Join us on 13th Ave NW between 75th and 77th for this Block Party & Auction that celebrates our community while supporting Wh ... [More]

Get Your 2022-23 Yearbooks!

Tue, May 16 4:56pm

The deadline to purchase a yearbook has been extended to this Friday, May 19th. The 2022-2023 Whittier Elementary yearbook is a full-color book of special memories of students and staff. Order your co ... [More]

Seeking 5 additional Spring Fling Volunteers!

Mon, May 15 9:09pm

Will you be at the Spring Fling this Saturday?  We hope so- it's going to be a blast! We are still looking for 5 additional volunteers to help out during the event.  If you are attending the event, it ... [More]

PTA Financial Review Committee - seeking summer volunteers!

Mon, May 15 9:01pm

Whittier community, We are looking for 4 volunteers to help with the financial review over the summer.  The committee would start by meeting  together and some of the work could then be done individua ... [More]

I've Got the Need...The Need for an AMAZING Silent Auction! (Spring Fling is 7 Days Away!)

Fri, May 12 12:40pm

Have you checked out this year's incredible Spring Fling Silent Auction catalog? With over 150 unique items, amazing experiences, class buckets and art, teacher experiences, outings and accommodations ... [More]

Spring Fling: Golden Ticket + Wine Wall

Wed, May 10 9:44pm

Hi Whittier Crew -   Thank you so much for those that dropped on wine donations last Friday. Reminder that we will have a wagon by the gate at drop off this Friday as well to collect more donations of ... [More]

8 Days Away! Take Me to BID or Lose Me Forever!

Wed, May 10 1:16pm

8 days away from Spring Fling! Take me to BID or lose me forever! Check out our silent auction catalog and favorite your must-bid auction items, including amazing experiences, unique items, gift certi ... [More]

It's 10 Days Until We Fling! Auction Catalog Preview, Tickets, & More!

Wed, May 10 1:04pm

We're 10 days away from Spring Fling and our silent auction catalog is now live! Favorite your must-bid auction items, including amazing experiences, unique items, gift certificates, teacher experienc ... [More]

Wine Wall Donations for Spring Fling

Wed, May 3 9:05pm

WE NEED WINE!    Did we get your attention?! Are you looking for an easy way to contribute to the Spring Fling? Donate a bottle(s) of wine approximately $25 or more for the Wine Wall grab!   There wil ... [More]

Spots Still Available! Sign-up TODAY for SGA's Parents' Night Out (May 20th)

Wed, May 3 11:12am

SGA is excited to provide a special Parents' Night Out especially for the Whittier Parent Event on Saturday, May 20th from 6:00pm-9:00pm (this will fill up quickly, so if you are interested, sign up t ... [More]

Spring Fling: Save the Dates for Hosted Parties, Silent Auction Previews, and More Fun at the Event!

Fri, Apr 28 9:26pm

Spring Fling is only 3 weeks away! The Whittier PTA team has been hard at work creating activities, procuring auction items, and planning event logistics to make this year's Spring Fling community-foc ... [More]

Staff Appreciation WEEK Activities - May 1st - 5th

Tue, Apr 25 12:18pm

Whittier PTA Presents Staff Appreciation Week 2023 - May 1st - 5th We've been GEARING UP all year for this! The first week in May is National Staff Appreciation Week, and the Hospitality Team plans to ... [More]

Whittier-exclusive SGA Parent Night Out: Registration opens on Friday!

Tue, Apr 18 8:04pm

SGA is excited to provide a special Parents' Night Out especially for the Whittier Parent Event on Saturday, May 20th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. This Parents' Night Out is a great option for childcare so Whi ... [More]

Please take a moment to advocate for Seattle Public School Funding

Fri, Mar 31 10:01am

Dear Whittier Families,   I’m writing to encourage you to reach out to Washington State Legislators about school funding issues. Our legislators are currently in a session that will determine our stat ... [More]

Spring Fling Updates & Call for Donations!

Sun, Mar 12 9:32pm

Your Spring Fling Committee is busy-busy-busy! See below for more ways to help make sure this event takes off! Purchase tickets here: https://wildcats.schoolauction.net/springfling2023/register/ticket ... [More]

Take 30 seconds to support increased education funding!

Mon, Mar 6 12:27pm

Dear Whittier Community,   Want to support additional funding for public schools and help fix our upside-down tax system?   There is public hearing for an important bill, from 36th District Senator No ... [More]

Calling all parents who are interested in getting involved with the PTA!

Sun, Mar 5 7:44pm

Calling all parents who are interested in getting involved with the PTA! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please email Mendy Minjarez at volunteers@whittierptaseattle.org. We are ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment (Programs) Survey! We Need Your Feedback!

Sun, Mar 5 6:39pm

Whittier After School Programming has launched! We had a wonderful first week, and we would like to thank everyone involved for their help and patience during this process. We would love to be able to ... [More]

Tickets on Sale - Spring Fling Fundraiser - May 20th

Sat, Mar 4 6:09pm

Hi Wildcat Adults! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE Link: Spring Fling 2023 (schoolauction.net)   SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER May 20th 5:00-9:00pm Top Gun Theme - Highway to the Wildcat Zone - Whittier Block Party ... [More]

Your chance to provide feedback on where the Whittier PTA Spends Money

Sun, Feb 26 2:35pm

Please help us by filling out the PTA budget survey.  This 3-question survey will take less than 5 minutes of your time to complete and help provide us with insight as we compile the budget for the 20 ... [More]

Volunteers Needed for Family Dance & Game Night

Sun, Feb 26 8:23am

We need volunteers (like you!) to help with our upcoming Family Dance & Game Night event. We are seeking 18 volunteers to help supervise activities during two shifts (6-7:15pm, 7:15-8:30pm) during the ... [More]

Kickoff Your Break by Helping Spring Fling!

Tue, Feb 21 11:19am

We're already in high gear planning Spring Fling--and YOU can help ensure this event is a success!  Save the date for our Spring Fling Auction and Block Party (at Whittier) on Saturday, May 20 from 5- ... [More]

Advocate for Special Education Funding With This Letter

Fri, Feb 17 1:09pm

Hello Whittier Families,   As we head into break, I'm writing to share a timely advocacy opportunity from SCPTSA President, Samantha Fogg. See below for information on how to pressure the legislature ... [More]

Take 2 minutes to address the student mental health crisis

Fri, Feb 10 2:35pm

  Today's WSPTA Focus on Advocacy Action addresses the mental health crisis that impacts students statewide.  Please take 2 minutes today to contact your State Representatives and encourage them to su ... [More]

Advocacy Week Continues - Take 2 Minutes To Write Your Reps!

Wed, Feb 8 10:10am

WA State PTA is hosting its Week of Advocacy, with calls to action focused on WSPTA's focus issues for this year.   Please take 2 minutes today to write your State Representatives on two key issues:   ... [More]

Write Your Rep: Address Critical Gaps in Education Funding

Mon, Feb 6 3:34pm

WA State PTA is hosting its Week of Advocacy, with daily calls to action focused on one of WSPTA's focus issues for this year: Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis  Addressing Critical Gaps in ... [More]

Whittier & SPS Budget Updates & Info: Communication Survey

Mon, Feb 6 2:21pm

With budget updates and decisions on the horizon for SPS and Whittier, it's important our community understands Whittier's current budget, what it might look like next year, what changes we might see, ... [More]

Spring Fling - Save the Date & Opportunities to Help Out

Fri, Feb 3 1:53pm

Hi Wildcat Parents!   First and foremost, SAVE THE DATE MAY 20th for this year's SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER - Highway to the Wildcat Zone! Yes, that means this year's theme is Top Gun! The goal is for ti ... [More]

EDI Committee Meeting moved to 2/9 at 7PM

Thu, Feb 2 5:47pm

The EDI Committee meeting has been moved to Thursday, February 9th from 7-8pm.    Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/4908343902 Meeting ID: 490 834 3902   All are welcome! 

Classroom Art Volunteers Needed!

Thu, Jan 26 9:46pm

During the Spring Fling Annual Auction, the Whittier PTA auctions art created by each classroom to raise money for essential staff and services.  Each class needs one volunteer to help the students ma ... [More]

After School Programming is returning to Whittier Elementary this February! Register February 3rd!

Thu, Jan 26 9:38pm

Registration for all clubs will go live Friday, February 3rd at 3pm; registration information will be available here when registration opens: https://whittierptaseattle.org/after-school-programs-at-wh ... [More]

Spring Fling Committee Needs You!

Thu, Jan 26 5:19pm

The 2023 Spring Fling committee is seeking additional volunteers to help with the planning of the event on Saturday, May 20th! Open roles include an event MC, someone to help with food and beverage, a ... [More]

Reflections Art Contest Update

Sat, Jan 7 9:07am

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year’s Reflections Arts program! This year’s theme was “Show Your Voice” and Whittier had 11 entries in three categories. We are thrille ... [More]

Budget committee needs you!

Sat, Jan 7 8:52am

Have you ever wondered how the Whittier PTA budget is put together? Now is your chance! Starting in the February/March timeframe, a committee will convene to develop the 2023-24 PTA budget. No finance ... [More]

Last Days for our Virtual Bookfair!

Wed, Dec 14 4:14pm

Whittier's online bookfair ends tomorrow! A percentage of all sales will be donated to our own Wildcat library. To shop, visit: https://bookshop.org/shop/phinneywhittier   Prefer to shop in-person? Vi ... [More]

After School Programs Survey

Tue, Dec 6 8:48am

Update: Families have until 12/17/22 to submit their survey response.  Hello Wildcat Families! We have great news! After School Enrichment Programs will be returning to Whittier! Your PTA is busily ge ... [More]

Book Swap Donations Needed

Wed, Nov 16 11:28am

As part of our upcoming Book Fair & Literacy Night, Ms. Newcomb is hosting a Book Swap where students can bring in a book and get a new one! To make sure we have a variety of books for swapping, we're ... [More]

Join Mrs. Parekh's Class Hat Drive!

Wed, Nov 2 10:02pm

It is time to put our hats on! Mrs. Parekh's second-grade class is organizing a hat drive with some local community charities. Bins will be at school next week! Please send in your gently used/new hat ... [More]

Fall Fundraising Update: Annual Give Extended!

Wed, Nov 2 9:39pm

Congrats, Wildcats! We've made amazing progress towards our Fall Fundraising goal with $75,214.78 raised towards our $90,000 goal. We have just 17% of our goal left to raise! We’re extending our Annua ... [More]

Fall Fundraising Update

Mon, Oct 24 9:39am

Kudos, Wildcats! We're entering our planned final week of Fall Fundraising and we're 60% of the way towards our $90,000 Fall Fundraising goal ($250/student).  If you haven't already, please consider m ... [More]

Submit Your Artwork for the Reflections Contest!

Thu, Oct 20 4:38pm

Does your Wildcat enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections, a national ... [More]

Support Whittier While You Shop!

Thu, Oct 20 3:51pm

Did you know you can earn money for Whittier PTA just by linking your Fred Meyer rewards account? It's simple to do: Log into your account at FredMeyer.com Click 'My Account' Click 'Community Rewards' ... [More]

Fall Fundraising Update: Week 2

Sun, Oct 16 9:54pm

Way to go, Wildcats! We've finished our second week of Fall Fundraising strong. We're over 46% of the way towards our Fall Fundraising goal of $90,000 (or $250/student).  If you haven't already, pleas ... [More]

Fall Fundraising Update: Week 1

Mon, Oct 10 8:35am

Thank you to our amazing Wildcat scholars and families for participating in Move-a-thon 2022! With your support, we've been able to raise almost $21,000 through Move-a-thon towards our Fall Fundraisin ... [More]

Update: Proposed Revised 2022-2023 SPS School Year Calendar

Sun, Oct 9 10:58am

The proposed new calendar for this year has been announced and will be introduced (and planned to be voted on) at the next school board meeting.  Proposed new calendar is attached You can also find it ... [More]

Annual Give Drive Now Live!

Thu, Oct 6 9:47pm

This year’s “Wildcats Take Off” Annual Give campaign is part of our Fall Fundraising Drive and one of Whittier PTA’s three primary fundraisers each school year. To fund the staff, programs and service ... [More]

Help us Reach 20% of our $90k Fall Fundraising Goal this Move-a-thon!

Mon, Oct 3 9:24pm

Move-a-thon takes off THIS FRIDAY! Wildcats run, walk, or move their way around the blacktop during the school day on Friday, October 7, to help support Whittier. All students participate in this fun ... [More]

Nurse Marissa Seeks Volunteers & Supplies for October Clinics!

Sat, Oct 1 9:46am

Nurse Marissa is requesting volunteers and supplies for upcoming hearing screening and vaccine clinics.  She's seeking volunteers for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of this week and for Wednesday, 10/1 ... [More]

Wildcats Take the Runway at Move-a-thon 2022

Mon, Sep 26 9:01am

Support our Fall fundraising with a Fall Move-a-thon, “Wildcats on the Runway,” on Friday, October 7th! This annual, community favorite fundraising event asks families for per lap donations from frien ... [More]

Strike-Related Community Resources

Wed, Sep 7 10:12pm

Please note this post has been edited to reflect some immediate childcare opportunities and an additional afternoon program at Ballard Community Center that could be available next week should the str ... [More]

Join Your 2022-2023 Classroom!

Thu, Sep 1 8:57pm

Welcome back, Wildcats! Just a reminder to join your new classroom in Konstella for this school year. Not sure how? See below for a primer (and, while you're at it, sync your calendar to get all Whitt ... [More]

Volunteers Needed for Back to Business on 9/6

Wed, Aug 31 8:12am

Happy end-of-summer, Wildcat families! We need volunteers to help set-up, run, and clean-up the Back to Business event on 9/6. Shifts are: 11am-1pm (seeking 4 volunteers), 1-3:30pm (seeking 6 more vol ... [More]

THANK YOU! Unveiling the New Teacher's Lounge!

Tue, Aug 30 4:42pm

The Staff Lounge is officially ready for take off! Because of your generous support, the PTA was able transform the old lounge into a fresh, functional, and comfortable space. We appreciate the many d ... [More]

Meals at Whittier: 2022-2023 Updates

Tue, Aug 30 4:39pm

School meals are changing at Whittier in 2022-2023! For some veteran Wildcats, this may be a return to “normal.” For other Wildcats, the 2022-2023 school year will be their first experience purchasing ... [More]

Join/Renew Your 2022-2023 PTA Membership!

Tue, Aug 23 4:30pm

Get ready for this year by joining or renewing your Whittier PTA membership for the 2022-2023 school year! All Whittier families need to renew or join to become a current member of the Whittier PTA (e ... [More]

2022 School Pictures

Mon, Aug 22 9:21am

Yuen Lui Studio will photograph Whittier students at Back to Business Day on Tuesday, September 6 ​Families can preorder photos here: 2022-23 Whittier Elementary Picture Day 9/6 (photos will be availa ... [More]

Volunteers Needed! Help Set-up the School for the Year!

Mon, Aug 15 4:36pm

I am hoping we might be able to recruit some volunteers to help us get our building ready for the school year. This would be a great gig for high school/middle school kids who need service hours.   Ta ... [More]

Help Us Give the Whittier Teacher's Lounge a Much Needed Makeover!

Mon, Jul 11 2:25pm

Happy Summer, Whittier families! Over the new month, the PTA is working to give a badly needed makeover of Whittier's Teacher’s Lounge and we need your help! We’d love to provide our amazing Whittier ... [More]

Special Project - Discounted or Gently Used Furniture/Appliance Leads Needed!

Tue, Jun 21 10:22am

Good Summer, Whittier families! The PTA is working on a special project this summer and would love your help! We’re seeking connections to discounted or gently used furniture and appliances from perso ... [More]

Seeking parent representative for Whittier Building Leadership Team

Wed, Jun 8 9:30pm

Whittier’s Building Leadership Team (BLT) is seeking a parent representative. This volunteer position is a two year commitment and the BLT meets for an hour and a half in the afternoon on the first Mo ... [More]

Buy Your Tickets for Junie B. Jones Jr NOW!

Tue, Jun 7 9:12pm

Whittier's annual school musical, Junie B. Jones Jr.,  is this week at 7pm on Thursday, 6/9 and Friday, 6/10. There are two ways to enjoy the show: (1) live performance; and (2) livestream at home.  L ... [More]

PTA Financial Review - Help needed! (No finance experience required!)

Tue, Jun 7 8:45pm

Each summer, the PTA completes a financial review of our previous school year and we need a couple volunteers to help! All of the materials are provided along with a checklist and it's just a matter o ... [More]

Move-a-Thon - Thank You Wildcats!

Sat, Jun 4 10:30am

A very big Move-a-Thon THANK YOU to: Staff and students, we loved moving with you! Our 40+ volunteers, we couldn't do this without you! Brooks for the water bottle donation (each student received one) ... [More]

Volunteer to help with Wednesday's Covid-19 Booster/Vaccine Clinic

Tue, May 31 8:44am

WE'RE LOOKING FOR ONE MORE VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH TOMORROW'S BOOSTER CLINIC! Please sign-up below if you can help!   We're excited about our Covid-19 Booster/Vaccine Clinic for Whittier Elementary stu ... [More]

Whittier Family Directory (Action Required!)

Wed, May 18 10:42am

Whittier PTA is developing a Family Directory for students and families to use this summer. The Family Directory is an OPT-IN paper directory providing family contact information and is intended to fo ... [More]

"Wildcats Running Wild" Whittier Move-a-Thon 2022: Friday, June 3

Sun, May 15 9:44pm

Wildcats Running Wild Whittier Move-a-Thon 2022 Friday, June 3 We are excited to announce the 2022 Whittier Move-a-Thon on Friday, June 3. Each student will run-walk-move with their grade on the playg ... [More]

Essential Guide to Businesses Supporting Whittier's Spring Fling Auction!

Sun, May 15 1:29pm

Thank you to our incredible business community for supporting Whittier by donating items, experiences, services, and more for our upcoming Spring Fling event. Be sure to browse our online auction cata ... [More]

Spring Fling Day-of Event Volunteers Needed

Mon, May 9 11:46am

Spring Fling is almost here! One of the Whittier community's favorite fundraisers! This year we will be having a block party and need some help to set it up as well as clean up post event. All of the ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation: All About My Teacher Form

Mon, May 9 9:29am

Don't forget to return your "All About My Teacher" form to help celebrate Teacher Appreciation week this week! You can pack them in your child's backpack or takehome folder to return them.    Did you ... [More]

Reminder: Support Our Student-Led Book Drive!

Sat, May 7 9:31pm

Whittier students, alongside Ms. Newcomb, have started a book drive to add books to our school library that accurately represent and celebrate diverse groups. Students realized the importance of stude ... [More]

Last Day to Order Yearbooks!

Mon, May 2 9:22am

Today is the last day to order your yearbooks!   The 2021-2022 Whittier Elementary yearbook is a 36-page, full color book of memories of students and staff.  Order your copy now ($20 each) through May ... [More]

Volunteers Needed: June 3 (during school day)

Tue, Apr 26 1:44pm

Volunteer Heads Up!   The student Move-A-Thon is scheduled for Friday, June 3 during the school day. This is a favorite opportunity for parent volunteers and we will need many for a successful event—c ... [More]

Seattle Council PTSA General Meeting: School Bell Changes

Thu, Apr 21 1:42pm

If you were unable to attend this afternoon's SESEC meeting with Ashely Davies' presentation on proposed school bell changes (which will shift Whittier Elementary to a 7:30am start/2pm end with early ... [More]

Seeking Nominations for Golden Acorn Award

Wed, Apr 20 10:48pm

Whittier PTA is seeking nominations for the Golden Acorn Award. This award recognizes volunteers who have given outstanding service to children in the Whittier community. The recipient(s) of this awar ... [More]

SHARE YOUR VOICE: Proposed Changes to School Start/End Times

Wed, Apr 20 8:15am

  Seattle Council PTSA's April SESEC meeting will include a conversation with Ashley Davies, Seattle Public Schools, to discuss upcoming (2022-2023 school year) start and end times/bell times. The sch ... [More]

Seattle Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Today at Noon!

Tue, Apr 19 10:35am

Seattle Parks and Recreation opens its sign ups for city run summer camps today at noon. This includes camps at Loyal Heights and Ballard Community centers, and at Discovery and Carkeek parks. Places ... [More]

Reminder: Officially Enroll Your Incoming Kindercat!

Fri, Apr 8 10:38am

Future Whittier Kindergarten families: it’s time to enroll for next year! If you haven’t yet officially enrolled your Kindercat at Whittier, please do so today--including younger siblings of current W ... [More]

Opening: School Traffic Safety Committee Volunteer Board Position

Wed, Apr 6 4:01pm

Seeking a parent/guardian volunteer to apply to an STSC board volunteer position! The School Traffic Safety Committee (STSC) is one of many boards and commissions that advises the Mayor and City Counc ... [More]

Order Your '21-22 Yearbook Now!

Thu, Mar 31 4:54pm

The 2021-2022 Whittier Elementary yearbook is a 36-page, full color book of memories of students and staff.  Order your copy now ($20 each) through May 2, 2022! Books will be shipped to the school in ... [More]

Watch Seattle Tempest Professional Ultimate & Support Whittier!

Wed, Mar 23 9:32pm

Ultimate is a non-contact, action-packed sport played with a disc (Frisbee). Seattle Tempest competes in the Western Ultimate League March-May, with home games in Memorial Stadium, by the Space Needle ... [More]

Spring Fling Tickets On-Sale Now!

Mon, Mar 21 8:59am

Wildcats Go Wild at this year's Spring Fling on Saturday, May 21 from 5-9pm at Whittier! This in-person, adults-only block-party style fundraiser will be a great way for our Whittier community to conn ... [More]

WChE Presents "Introduce a Girl to Biotechnology"

Thu, Mar 17 8:46am

University of Washington's Women in Chemical Engineering invites young women and gender expansive youth ages 5-15 to their "Introduce a Girl to Biotechnology" event on April 2 (1-4pm) at the Husky Uni ... [More]

Ballard High School Playmakers Present "Beauty & the Beast"

Mon, Mar 14 9:50am

We’re so excited for the Ballard High School Playmakers to return to live, in-person performances with the Disney classic musical Beauty and the Beast—their first live musical theatre in two years!   ... [More]

Ballard Market Receipts - Final Day to Submit is 3/25

Fri, Mar 11 8:43am

Ballard Market is ending their 1% rebate on receipts program for schools effective 3/31, so we have the chance for one last push to help raise important funds for our school!   In order to give our vo ... [More]

Whittier Spirit Gear Pop-Up - TODAY!!

Thu, Mar 10 11:07am

I've decided to hold an impromptu spirit gear pop-up sale TODAY after school.  If you're interested in buying something or want to check out inventory, "pop" on by! We have lots of Black Lives Matter ... [More]

2 Volunteers PER CLASS Needed: Help Us Raise $30,000 at Spring Fling!

Sun, Feb 27 4:38pm

Our annual Spring Fling fundraising event raises money for essential staff and projects that support both Whittier students and staff, such as scholarships, teacher discretionary funds, school day enr ... [More]

PTA Budget Survey: We Need Your Input!

Tue, Feb 8 9:21pm

Whittier families--we need your input! Please complete this 5-question budget survey to share how you'd like to see PTA funds work for our Wildcat community! This anonymous survey should take about 3 ... [More]

Spread the Word: Paraprofessional Positions Available at Whittier!

Mon, Feb 7 2:30pm

Help us connect great candidates with this amazing opportunity to work at Whittier! If you know anyone that might be interested in these paraprofessional positions at Whittier, please share this job p ... [More]

Washington State PTA Recognizes Whittier PTA with the Silver Membership Growth Award

Mon, Feb 7 11:32am

Whittier PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling 105 percent as many members as last ye ... [More]

Reminder: Ballots are due Tomorrow by 8pm!

Mon, Feb 7 11:11am

Reminder that Ballots are DUE TOMORROW BY 8pm to vote YES on Propositions 1 & 2 (https://www.seattleschools.org/about/levy/) to maintain our current school funding! Looking for a ballot drop box? More ... [More]

We Need Your Input! 3-Minute Budget Survey

Tue, Feb 1 9:50pm

Each year the Whittier PTA asks our community for input on how we can best use our budget to support Whittier's students, teachers, and families. This 5 question survey will take approximately 3-5 min ... [More]

Mask Drive Update!

Tue, Feb 1 9:41pm

Thank you, Wildcats, for your amazing support during last month's mask drive. Because of your donations, Nurse Marissa has been able to upgrade masks for all of the students who needed a more protecti ... [More]

It only takes 1 minute to support real policy change for school funding!

Sun, Jan 30 9:16am

  Thanks to all of your support during Advocacy Week, there are several important bills supporting public schools that have public hearings scheduled in fiscal committees this week (i.e. they have sur ... [More]

Reminder: Return All Whittier Unicycles TOMORROW

Wed, Jan 26 9:22pm

Unicycle Round Up and Inventory:  Thursday , 1/27/22   Tomorrow, Thursday 1/27, is another periodic “Great Unicycle Round Up/Inventory”.  Please return all Whittier unicycles tomorrow, Thursday 1/27.  ... [More]

Order Now: Free, At-Home Covid Tests

Tue, Jan 18 8:58pm

Help our community test early and often by ordering your free at-home Covid test kits! Ordering takes a couple minutes and test kits are expected to ship in a few weeks. Order here: https://special.us ... [More]

Let's Make Some Noise - It's Focus on Advocacy Week!

Mon, Jan 17 11:31am

Let's Make Some Noise - It's Focus on Advocacy Week!   The Washington State PTA has designated January 17-21st for Focus on Advocacy Week.    Each day will focus on legislative priorities that are cri ... [More]

Reminder: PTA Meeting - Tuesday 7-9pm

Mon, Jan 10 10:45am

Hi Wildcats! As a reminder, the next PTA meeting is this Tuesday from 7-9pm. We'll be voting on some important items and have a few special guests from our 5th grade classrooms.  Zoom link See you there!

Mask Drive: Help Keep Students & Staff Safe!

Thu, Jan 6 8:43pm

Thank you Whittier community for your enthusiasm to secure safer masks for our scholars and adults at Whittier. Nurse Marissa and Principal Watters have collaborated on an Amazon Wishlist to provide e ... [More]


Thu, Dec 30 6:59pm

Attention families: No School this Monday, January 3. To facilitate rapid Covid testing of students and staff, all SPS schools will be closed on Monday. Even if your Wildcat is asymptomatic, Whittier ... [More]

Whitter PTA Board Meeting Recording, SPS Presentation, and Helping Hands Update

Wed, Dec 15 1:22pm

Dear Whittier Community,   For those who were unable to join us last night, a recording of the 12/14 PTA Board Meeting will be available for 14 days. You can view that recording here (passcode: kNtu*6 ... [More]

September Whittier Spirit Gear Orders Have Arrived!!

Fri, Dec 10 8:51am

We are excited to announce that September spirit gear orders have arrived!  To arrange pick-up, please text Tina Lilley at 206.419.8450.  She and/or Kristen will be at pick-up today starting at about ... [More]

Reminder: Winter Giving Drives & Bookfair Ends Tomorrow!

Thu, Dec 9 10:16am

Tomorrow is the last day for our Winter Giving Drives and the Whittier Bookfair!   For more info and to participate in our Winter Giving Drives, see https://whittierptaseattle.org/2021/11/30/winter-gi ... [More]

Whittier Spirit Gear Update

Fri, Dec 3 10:11am

Dear Whittier Families,   I’m writing today with an update about our Whittier spirit gear. Our order from September was first scheduled to ship November 11, then delayed to November 23, and this morni ... [More]

Winter Giving Drives

Tue, Nov 30 6:53am

Winter Giving Campaigns Please join us in donating gift cards and socks to help provide a boost to members in our community this winter.   What: Whittier PTA Helping Hands Gift Card Drive and Illumina ... [More]

Reminder: Shop the Whittier Bookfair & Phinney Books this Small Business Saturday!

Sat, Nov 27 2:56pm

Whittier’s virtual and in-store Book Fair runs November 19 to December 10. In partnership with Phinney Books, the Whittier library receives 25% of all sales to spend on books for the school library. S ... [More]

Whitter Bookfair Starts Today (11/19)

Fri, Nov 19 10:38am

Whittier Families! Again this year we are partnering with our local bookstore, Phinney Books, for the Whittier Bookfair! The virtual and in-store fair will run from November 19 to December 10, and the ... [More]

Last Call for Whittier Gear Orders!

Fri, Nov 12 10:31am

Last call to order Whittier Gear for the winter! Our online store will be closing up November 15 and will not re-open till spring. All November orders will ship directly to your home to ensure arrival ... [More]

"Wild for Whittier" Annual Give Extended!

Sun, Nov 7 7:21am

THANK YOU from the Whittier PTA for your support of our “Wild for Whittier” Annual Give campaign over the past several weeks! Together we've raised more than $65,000 with 62% participation to put towa ... [More]

Update: September Whittier Spirit Gear Orders

Sat, Nov 6 10:10am

Did you order Whittier Spirit Gear earlier this Fall? Us, too! If you ordered in September, those orders are slated to ship next week! We had a slight delay in production and appreciate your patience. ... [More]

Whittier Spirit Gear online shop is back open!

Fri, Nov 5 8:57pm

The Whittier Spirit Gear online shop is back open - but only through November 15! Order now to get your items in for the winter holidays: www.kotisibuy.com/whittierelmholiday    Please note, more item ... [More]

"Wild for Whittier" Annual Give: FINAL WEEK - Donate Now!

Sun, Oct 31 8:58am

FINAL WEEK - DONATE NOW!   The “Wild for Whittier” Annual Give Campaign ends THIS Friday (November 5) and we need YOU!   As of 10/29, we are only 48% toward our goal with 30% participation. We need yo ... [More]

Reminder: Reflections Art Contest Submissions due Nov 1

Fri, Oct 29 9:26am

  The 2021-2022 PTA Reflections Art Contest will be virtual once again and this year's theme is "I Will Change The World By..." Submit your artwork here by November 1, 2021.    Looking for ideas and m ... [More]

Check out the Latest Wildchat!

Tue, Oct 26 8:49pm

Next issue of the Wildchat is live with news, school lunch menus, and more! Read it online at https://whittierptaseattle.org/2021/10/14/the-wildchat-oct-26-2021/. 

"Wild for Whittier" Update—Week 1

Sun, Oct 24 1:43pm

Whittier PTA’s Annual Give campaign is one week old and we are just 21% toward our goal with two weeks left to go. We are wildly thankful for the Wildcat families who have donated. Annual Give Goal: $ ... [More]

New Date: Whittier Spirit Gear's Full Collection Launch

Tue, Oct 19 8:52am

Note: Whittier Spirit Gear's full collection launch will be delayed until Nov 1. Look out for an announcement here, on Konstella, and on the Whittier PTA's social media when the new collection releases. Thanks!

Whittier Gear - Fall Launch!

Tue, Oct 19 8:50am

Our Whittier Gear fall launch kicks off today! The store will be open until September 29 and then will close to fulfill orders.   Looking for hoodies? Check back Nov 1 when our full collection launche ... [More]

Get "Wild for Whittier” with this year's Annual Give Campaign!

Mon, Oct 18 7:59am

Get "Wild for Whittier”!   Whittier PTA Annual Give Campaign “Wild for Whittier” October 18 - November 5   Campaign Goal: $75,000 Suggested Donation: $200/student   Help Whittier PTA fund important pr ... [More]

Read the latest Wildchat!

Tue, Oct 12 3:57pm

The latest Wildchat is out! Catch up on all the latest news, events, and more: https://whittierptaseattle.org/2021/10/06/the-wildchat-oct-12-2021/ 

Support the Whittier PTA while you shop!

Sun, Oct 3 10:27am

Everyday Fundraising While You Shop! PLEASE SIGN UP! These retailers donate a % of your purchases to Whittier PTA at no additional cost to you! AmazonSmile - Select “Whittier PTA Seattle Council” duri ... [More]

Whittier Wildchat - Sept 28

Wed, Sep 29 2:37pm

Looking for a digital version of the latest Wildchat? Here’s this week’s edition! Future issues will be released digitally on the Whitter PTA website (www.whittierptaseattle.org). Got a question about ... [More]

First Friday Fun today!

Mon, Sep 27 11:46am

Whittier Wildcats! Please join us for First Friday Fun TODAY, October 1, outside the main school entrance, at pick-up! It'll be a chance to connect with new and old faces, be festive with some music, ... [More]

New to Konstella Here's a Cheat Sheet to get you started.

Fri, Sep 17 9:15pm

? Got questions? Contact communications@whittierptaseattle.org. 

New Principal Announced

Fri, Aug 13 5:40pm

Hi all, SPS just sent this out. If you didn’t get this email or need help signing up for school communications, please email me at vp@whittierptaseattle.org. Thanks! Dear Whittier Elementary School Co ... [More]