27 Black History Month 6:00 PM
5 Parent Tea 8:45 AM
5 Recognition Assemblies 1:30 and 2:15 PM
11 Parent/Teacher Meeting 6:00 PM
12 Kindergarten Connection 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
13 Winter SUN Ends
17 Spring SUN Registration begins
19 Late Opening
21 Student Talent Show
24-27 SPRING BREAK- NO SCHOOL
School News and Announcements
SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today) Volunteers Needed-Just One Hour per Week!
As a SMART volunteer, you’ll read one-on-one with our kindergarten through third-grade students each week from now until mid-May. The consistent, one-on-one time helps build literacy skills and self-confidence. SMART is fun and further encourages children to read outside the classroom by giving them new books each month to take home and keep.
We are looking for 10 volunteers; reading times are available on Tuesday or Friday afternoons!
For more information about volunteering with SMART, call 971-634-1616 or visit www.getSMARToregon.org.
East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)
We’re looking for volunteer Site Coordinators and Readers for the 2013-14 program year! http://www.getsmartoregon.org/about-smart/local-offices/metro-area/volunteer-opportunities/
A Message from the Principal
Dear Whitman Families,
The month of February is quickly coming to a close and what a month it has been; snow days, the possibility of a strike, and multiple changes to our calendar. I do admit I was glad to see some snow fall in Portland. I just wish it would have come over night rather than in the middle of a school day. There were some questions about our dismissal procedures on the snow day. My biggest concern was student safety so I chose to have students checked out through the office as opposed to a typical release day with students standing outside. It may have taken longer but we were able to ensure students stayed warm while waiting for an adult and that all students were released to the members listed on their registration form. I appreciated your patience as we dismissed our students.
We never really know what the weather will be – rain, snow or, if we are lucky, sun. With spring on the horizon I am eagerly waiting more sun time. We have 4 weeks until Spring Break and a busy calendar. Due to the possibility of a teacher’s strike some of our activities were put on hold or rescheduled. We are updating our website but you can find accurate dates in our newsletter.