Community Ed Corner - ART BUDDIES and More


Community Ed. Corner

Welcome back, Whittier families!!  Hope the first few days of school are going great for you.  Stay tuned to the Community Ed. Corner as we will have a full slate of virtual Community Education offerings coming soon.  For now, here are a couple of great opportunities for your student to learn, have fun and stay engaged.  Check it out! 

Art Buddies Penpals

Art Buddies has been bringing creative mentoring to Whittier students for over 25 years. We are now offering this meaningful program through snail mail. Students will receive weekly correspondence in the mail for 8 weeks. Mentors will send craft projects and encouraging notes. All correspondence will be sent to the school and reviewed before being forwarded to participants. Grades 2-5.  FREE!  Interested?  Just fill out this form!  Art Buddies Penpals Permission Form


Mondays from 4:00 - 4:45pm, Sept 14 - Oct 25, 2020

Join One Yoga for special kid-yoga classes (Grades K-6) outdoors in Whittier Park taught by Chance York. Each class will include fun stretching, strengthening, and balancing activities as well as guided relaxation and mindful breathing to promote inner-calm. Yoga supports improved mental and physical awareness, concentration, and stress-reduction among children and adults. We hope to see you there!

These classes will take place each week (weather-permitting) through the end of October. Pre-registration required. Donation-based. Yoga mat optional. If you don't have a mat bring a towel!  REGISTRATION:

Community Education Fall Survey

We are crafting a set of fall virtual programs.  Take a moment to share your thoughts with us to help make our programs better!  Fill out the COMMUNITY EDUCATION FALL 2020 FAMILY SURVEY


Questions?  Give us a holler: 

Jeff “Nacho” Carlson 

Community Education Coordinator,  Whittier International Elementary

315 West 26th Street, Room 156; Mpls, MN 55404 / 612-205-8828