Welcome to Whittier International Elementary School!

Whittier International Elementary is a public PreK-5 International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) World School (since Feb, 2007). 

Our Vision
All Whittier International Elementary students will become independent global thinkers through inquiry and action

Our Mission
Encourage exploration, inquiry, and critical thinking
Provide learning opportunities that integrate subject areas
Promote local and global action
Respect cultural similarities and differences

Measles Outbreak

 

The health office would like to inform parents that health officials at Hennepin county health department are investigating a current outbreak of measles in Hennepin County. As of 4/17/2017, there were 9 cases documented. Measles is a very contagious disease. The best way to protect yourself and your children from measles is to make sure everyone has been vaccinated with the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.

 
American Refugee Committee

As part of our I.B. Action Cycle, Whittier Somali families will be collecting donations for the American Refugee Committee to help meet urgent needs in famine-stricken East Africa.  Many of our students have family members who have affected by the famine, and this will be a great chance for Whittier to show it’s support for them in these difficult times.  Bring some spare change of foldable money to support the cause.  They can also accept checks to the “American Refugee Committee”.

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Plant Sale!

The annual Whittier Plant Sale is coming up on May 11-13. Place your pre-orders NOW at WhittierPlantSale.org or find more information on the PTA Plant Sale page.

Dia del Nino
Día del Niño on 4/28

Celebrate International Children's Day at school on Friday, April 28 from 5-8pm.  Bring a dish to share for a potluck meal.  Visit passport stations to learn about other cultures.  Enjoy music and dance performances starring special guests and Whittier children at the closing ceremony.

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MCA Testing Schedule

The testing window for MCA test begins on 3/6/17 and finish on 5/5/17.