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School Grade Levels: K-5

7326 SE Flavel St. | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6370 | Fax: (503) 916-2684

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3 Parent Tea (Library) 8:40 a.m.

        First Grade to Oregon Humane Society 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  Cooking Class (Cafeteria) 5:30-8 p.m.

4      Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

9      Comcast Internet Sign Up (Computer Lab) 5-6:30 p.m.

        Parent Teacher Group Meeting 6 p.m.

11    SUN School Ends

        Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

15    SUN Registration Opens

17    LATE OPEN - School begins at 10:40 a.m.

18 Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

19    Last day of School before Winter Break

WINTER BREAK - December 22 - January 2 (School and Office Closed)


5     First day of School after Winter Break

7 Parent Tea (Library) 8:40 a.m.

8 Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

12    SUN School Begins

13    Parent Teacher Group Meeting 6 p.m.

15    Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

19    NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday (School and Office Closed)

21    LATE OPEN - School begins at 10:40 a.m.

22    Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

28    Zumba (Gym) 6:30-7:30 p.m. (*Wednesday class this week!*)

29    Family Math Night (Gym) 6 p.m.

30    NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day (Office Open)

School News and Announcements

Comcast is offering a GREAT deal to Whitman families - Internet for Only $9.95 a month!

More information is coming home Friday, December 5, or click here to read more


A Message from the Principal

December 2014/January 2015

Dear Whitman Families,

We only have two more weeks left before the winter break so I will be combining our December and January Newsletters into one publication. 

As I sit down to write our December Newsletter I am listening to the wind blow like crazy outside and can’t help but think to remind each of you to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for their outside recess each day.  Time outside in the fresh air is so important for our students.  Hats, coats, gloves and scarves (if you have one) are vital for students to enjoy their recess time outside.  If your child needs gloves our a hat, let the office know.  We may be able to find some that fit your child.

One of the quadrants in Whitman’s Success Framework is “School-Family Partnerships”.  One of our goals is to provide more opportunities for families to participate in school-decisions and policy making.  We are in the process of revising our Family/School Compacts and Title I Family Involvement Plan.  We will collect information from families at our Parent Tea on December 3rd.  For those of you unable to attend we still want to hear from you.  Please complete the form attached to the back of this newsletter and have your child return it to the office by Friday, December 19th

Our SUN classes end on Thursday, December 11th which means we have one week before winter break when students will NOT have afterschool SUN activities.  SUN registrations for our winter session will go out to families on Monday, December 15th.  If your child has been selected for tutoring they can still participate in SUN on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Please join us for the following activities in January:

  • Parent Tea, January 7th at 8:40 am
  • Parent/Teacher Meeting, Tuesday, January 13th at 6:00 pm
  • Family Movie Night, Friday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm
  • Family Math Night, Thursday, January 29th at 6:00 pm

Remember, schools are closed from December 22nd to January 4th.  Students return to school on Monday, January 5th at regular time, 8:40.  If I don’t see you before, have a wonderful break with your children and we’ll see you on the 5th.


Lori Clark

Whitman Principal     

Daily Schedule

8:35 a.m. Supervised Drop-off
8:40 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:50 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:50 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. K-5 Lunch / Recess Rotation
3:00 p.m. Dismissal (K-5)

Whitman Calendar

PPS News

Marysville MindUP program transforms school

January 27, 2015
Every student at Marysville, including these kindergarteners, participate in mindfulness exercises to improve focus. A school-wide mindfulness program, MindUP, has helped Marsyville K-8 School reduce referrals, create a kind, happy, healthy school climate, and teach students of all grades be better focused to learn.


Lincoln Coding Club creates ticket app

January 26, 2015
Congrats to the Lincoln Coding Club for creating its first app. The Lincoln High School Coding Club recently creating a ticket app for the school to ease the time students spend in line. 


Franklin students tour temporary home, forecast for classes

January 25, 2015
Franklin High School counselors gave incoming students a tour of their temporary home at the Marshall Building. Eighth graders who will attend Franklin High School got a chance earlier this week to tour Franklin's temporary home at the Marshall Building. Franklin students and staff will move to Marshall while 101-year-old Franklin undergoes a modernization, thanks to Portland voters who passed the $482 million School Improvement Bond


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