Whittier Specialists

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR - WHITTIER SPECIALISTS WEBPAGE!

Whitter students receive instruction in music, media technology, visual arts, physical education. H5, K and 1st will also get a class called Skills Lab.  All specialist instruction compliments and enhances Whittier's IB curriculum and units of inquiry.

Click the links to to the right to learn more about what our specialists are teaching your child or to view the specialist schedule for this year.

 

Google Meet Tech Help for Specialists (Art/Music/Gym/Media)

La Shawn Hankton, our Transportation Coordinator, has transformed into our LIVE Tech Support for Specialists for additional support during Distance Learning. Need help finding your Specialist? Need help figuring out where to click? LA SHAWN HANKTON LIVE!! is available for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades who need technical support.

Click here for LA SHAWN HANKTON LIVE!!: https://meet.google.com/lookup/whelp

Available live at these times:

  • Kindergarten: Monday - Friday 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
  • First Grade: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:05 AM – 11:35 AM and Wednesday, Friday 11:05 AM – 11:35 AM 
  • Second Grade: Monday - Friday 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

LA SHAWN HANKTON LIVE!!: https://meet.google.com/lookup/whelp

 

Educational Benefits – School Lunch Forms

The state of Minnesota deadline for submitting your family’s Educational Benefits Form is coming fast. We still have around 150 families who have not yet submitted their form, and our office staff is reaching out to help them complete it. If you get a call from Ms. LaShawn, Mr. Jesus, Mr. Warsame or Mr. Omer, please pick up. It only takes a few minutes. These forms are critical for Whittier, as they bring in federal funding that pays for our Family Liaison position, and staff who provide both enrichment and academic supports to all of our students. Losing this funding would mean losing some of those supports, or increased classes sizes. Please help us keep all of the programs that make Whittier the amazing school it is.

The Application for Educational Benefits (formerly known as Free and Reduced Lunch) can be completed at SchoolCafé.com, or for complete step by step directions visit the MPS Application for Educational Benefits website.

If you have any questions about this application, reach out to La Shawn Hankton at lashawn.hankton@mpls.k12.mn.us or call her at 612-668-4176 and she will talk you through the process.

La Shawn is also available at https://meet.google.com/lookup/whelp at these times, should you need in-person, virtual help:

  • Monday - Friday 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:05 AM – 11:35 AM
  • Wednesday, Friday 11:05 AM – 11:35 AM
  • Monday - Friday 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
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