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We, the members of the Buena Park School District Community, are dedicated to providing all children with the educational, social, and technological skills needed to successfully experience and contribute to the world around them. 
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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year and the Whitaker Website.  New Principal, Mary Beckelheimer  and new Administrative Intern, Steve Little are looking forward to meeting you.  Please come by to meet us and see our newly painted buildings and recently remodeled classrooms. Students will certainly benefit from the many improvements that were completed this past summer.  We are looking forward to a great year of learning.

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Padres en Accion

Padres en Accion! Whitaker’s students benefit from our awesome parent volunteers! Three days a week, our “Padres en Accion” join students at lunchtime to introduce active physical activities that help to keep our sharks healthy and strong. Thank you Padres! ¡Los estudiantes de Whitaker se benefician de nuestros maravillosos padres voluntarios! Tres días a la semana, nuestros "Padres en Acción" se unen a los estudiantes durante el almuerzo para presentar actividades físicas y activas que ayudan a mantener a nuestros tiburones sanos y fuertes. Gracias Padres!

Kindergarten Costume Parade

Whitaker’s transitional kindergarteners and kindergarteners showed their Whitaker Power by dressing up and participating in the annual costume parade. Super heroes, princesses, police officers, and book characters marched around the kindergarten playground as parents and families cheered them on. There was even a visit from a mysterious dancing dinosaur! Thanks for your school spirit and support, kinder families! Desfile de disfraces de jardín de infantes Los estudiantes de kindergarten de transición y de kindergarten mostraron su poder de Whitaker vistiéndose y participando en el desfile anual de disfraces. Superhéroes, princesas, oficiales de policía y personajes de libros marcharon por el patio de recreo del jardín de infantes mientras los padres y las familias los aplaudian. ¡Incluso hubo una visita de un misterioso dinosaurio bailarín! Gracias por su espíritu escolar y apoyo, familias de kinder!


Minimum Day

Time: 8 AM – 12:20 PM
Location: Whitaker

GRIP Turkey

Time: 2:20 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Whitaker

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