Letter from the Principal!
Hello Whittier Families!
We are so exited to see you!
Our Open House/Meet and Greet is August 25th from 4:30-6:30. Come and meet your child's (children's) classroom teacher, specialists, and support staff. You will have the opportunity to sign-up for Parent-Teacher-Association, Site Council, various interest groups and task forces, and our school community directory. We welcome parents to join staff, and community members, to work collaboratively for Whittier.
Through the summer our Whittier staff attended district, state, and national institutes, expanding and deepening our professional learning. Our staff is committed to providing you and your child (children) a safe, responsive, rigorous, culturally and linguistically challenging learning experience!
Whittier's Vision: All Whittier International Elementary students will become independent global thinkers through inquiry and action. Mission: The school community creates an environment that promotes exploration, inquiry and critical thinking. It provides learning opportunities that integrate subject areas; it teaches a curriculum that promotes local and global action, and it respects cultural similarities and differences.
This school year our work centers on identifying and nurturing the giftedness of every student. We will engage in professional data-cycles to examine the individual learning and social needs of every learner. Our task is to set Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rigorous, and Time-sensitive goals (SMART) for each student.
Our Whittier staff is growing and expanding. The caliber, knowledge, experiences, worldliness, and giftedness of our staff, is second to none! We are fortunate to have each and every one working with and for our students, and with one another. Please take a moment on August 25th, Open House/Meet and Greet, to say hello to our new staff and welcome them.
Please note that on the mailing label of this letter you will find your child's classroom assignment. Also, you will find the teacher listed with the mailing. Throughout the months of May and June our staff engaged in a collaborative process to co-construct class lists.
Placements are finalized at this time. I'm confident your learner will be successful with the teacher, and the classroom community we have designed for them."
Norma Gibbs, Ed.S, NBCT Principal email@example.com Direct: 612-668-4171