News & Announcements

Whitaker's March 17th Recorded Phone Message

Good Evening Whitaker Parents, this is Mrs. Beckelheimer with a few reminders. This information will also be posted on the Whitaker School Website. Scroll down to see Latest News:
• Tuesday, March 19th is a district-wide minimum day – students are dismissed at 12:20
• Whitaker Wellness Week begins tomorrow – Join us for a taste of the cafeteria’s healthy breakfast with your students on Tuesday, March 19th. As always, students eat for free. Any additional adults or siblings who don’t attend Whitaker must pay 2.50 cash to eat breakfast. Per federal requirements, you must purchase a breakfast to sit with students at breakfast.
• Also, see the flyer for the student council color run – all students will participate during the school day – you can purchase a kit that includes a T-shirt, bandana, sunglasses, and a bottle of water for $10 – students could also wear their own T-shirt, this should be something that you don’t mind getting colored up with student safe cornstarch colors. See the flyer for additional details.
• Don’t forget to share the news about our Adult ESL classes every Monday through Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30. Classes are free and free babysitting is provided with learning links activities for the little ones.
Thanks you for listening and we’ll see you tomorrow!




Buenas noches, padres de Whitaker, este es un mensaje por parte de la directora Beckelheimer con algunos recordatorios. Esta información también se publicará en el sitio web de la escuela Whitaker. Ultimas Noticias:
• El martes 19 de marzo es un día mínimo en todo el distrito: los estudiantes salen a las 12:20
• La semana de bienestar de Whitaker comienza mañana. Únase a nosotros para disfrutar del saludable desayuno de la cafetería con sus estudiantes el martes 19 de marzo. Como siempre, los estudiantes comen gratis. Cualquier adulto o hermano adicional que no asiste a Whitaker debe pagar 2.50 en efectivo para desayunar. Por reglas Federales, debe comprar un desayuno para sentarse con los estudiantes en el desayuno.

• Además, vea el folleto de la carrera de color del consejo estudiantil, todos los estudiantes participarán durante el día escolar, puede comprar un kit que incluye una camiseta, pañuelo, lentes de sol y una botella de agua por $10. Los estudiantes también pueden usar su propia camiseta, esto debería ser algo que nolte moleste en colorear con colores de almidón de maíz seguros para estudiantes. Vea el folleto para más detalles.
• No olvide compartir las noticias sobre nuestras clases de ESL para adultos todos los lunes a jueves de 8:30 a 11:30. Las clases son gratuitas y se ofrece cuidado de niños gratuito con actividades de enlaces de aprendizaje para los más pequeños.
Gracias por escuchar y nos vemos mañana!
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Whitaker's March 10th recorded phone message text.

Don’t forget! Daylight savings time begins today. Phones will automatically change to the new time – remember to set any clocks in the house forward by one hour at midnight or before going to bed.
There is an ELAC meeting at 8:15 on Tuesday, March 12th in room 35 – Please join us!
There is an HSO meeting on Tuesday, March 12th at 2:45 – All are Welcome
We’re still looking for Adult English learners at all levels to join our free ESL classes – Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 and Free childcare is provided. Grow with us!
Don’t forget to send in your receipts for Brain Power and Box tops for education – the office will be happy to return receipts if you need them back.
Remember to send in the signed report card envelope. If you have any questions or would like a conference, please contact your child’s teacher.

Buenas noches, padres de Whitaker, este es un mensaje por parte de la directora Beckelheimer con algunos recordatorios. La información de este mensaje también estará disponible en el sitio web de Whitaker. Noticias de ultima hora:
• ¡No lo olviden! El tiempo cambia hoy. Los teléfonos cambiarán automáticamente a la nueva hora; recuerde adelantar los relojes de la casa una hora antes de la medianoche o antes de acostarse.
• Hay una reunión de ELAC a las 8:15 el martes 12 de marzo en la sala 35 - ¡Únase a nosotros!
• Hay una reunión de HSO el martes 12 de marzo a las 2:45 - Todos son bienvenidos
• Todavía estamos buscando estudiantes adultos de inglés de todos los niveles para que se unan a nuestras clases gratuitas de ESL. Las clases son de lunes a jueves de 8:30 a 11:30 y se ofrece cuidado de niños gratuito. Cresca con nosotros!
• No olvide enviar sus recibos de Brain Power y Box tops para educación: la oficina estará encantada de devolver los recibos si los necesita.
• Recuerde enviar el sobre firmado de la boleta de calificaciones. Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea una conferencia, comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo.
Gracias por escuchar y nos vemos mañana!
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Track Practice Cancelled- March 6

Tomorrow's first day of track practice has been canceled due to the weather forecast. Anytime there is rain, practice will be canceled for the day. Thank you for your understanding and we'll see you tomorrow for Twin Day!
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Whitaker's March 3rd Recorded Phone Message

Good evening Whitaker Parents, this is Mrs. Beckelheimer with a few reminders. The information from (this)message will also be available on the Whitaker website. Scroll down to Latest News:
· Starting Monday, March 4th, we will be celebration Read Across America Week. There is a different dress-up day for each day of the week. Flyer coming home this week with all the details.

· There is a School Site Council meeting on Wednesday, March 6th at 2:45. The school site council committee attends, but anyone with an interest in Whitaker school is welcome to attend these meetings.

· The yearbook committee is extending the deadline for purchasing Love Lines for 5 dollars, cash only, to be included in the yearbook. Love line is a message to your child or child’s friend that will be included in the yearbook. Please fill out the green form that was sent home or come to the office to pick one up or for more details.

· Whitaker is still looking for our shinning athletes to participate in the City School Track Meet. Practice will be held every Wednesday after school until 3:30 beginning March 6 thru April 10th. Permission slip is required. Please look for permission slips going home or you can come to the office to pick one up. Come on out and have some FUN
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Building Community Through Dance and Play

What do “Global Play Day” and “Bring Your Star to Dance” have in common? Both are recent Whitaker activities that helped build community among our students and families. Global Play day inspires kids to creatively work together to create games, build, laugh, and collaborate. Our recent dance was an opportunity for students to dress up, bring their families to school, and share a good time with friends. Even Mrs. Beckelheimer and Miss Maria were spotted showing off their dance moves!
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Whitaker's Inspirational Speech Contestants

The Whitaker family is so proud of our fifth and sixth grade speech contest representatives who competed at the annual Buena Park School District speech contest last week. Their speeches were not only delivered with poise and confidence, but were also incredibly inspirational! Great job girls!


La familia Whitaker está muy orgullosa de los representantes de nuestros concursos de oratoria de quinto y sexto grado que compitieron en el concurso anual de discursos del Distrito Escolar de Buena Park la semana pasada. Sus discursos no solo fueron presentados con aplomo y confianza, sino que también fueron increíblemente inspiradores. Buen trabajo chicas!
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Mummies, Music, and Mentors

Whitaker sharks practiced their communication and collaboration skills in many different ways this week! Sixth graders memorized, recited, and wore costumes for their ancient history presentation. First, fourth, and fifth graders read books together in our Reading Together mentorship program. Primary students learned the language of music with the help of Ms. Vanides, our music teacher. Great job this week Sharks!
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The Greatest Field Trip Ever

Whitaker sixth graders have been enjoying a week of hands on NGSS science lessons, leadership training, and bonding together as a sixth grade class. Thank you Mr. Kiefer, Mrs. Robson, and Mrs. Garza for spending the week away from home with our amazing students!
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McTeacher Night

Whitaker staff are great at teaching and taking care of students, but we found out that they are also amazing McDonald’s workers. Students, staff, and families filled a local McDonald’s to celebrate McTeacher Night, 2019. Smiles and laughs were everywhere as students couldn’t believe teachers’ wide range of fast food skills. Thanks to staff, families, and community for all your support!


El personal de Whitaker es excelente para enseñar y cuidar a los estudiantes, pero descubrimos que también son increíbles trabajadores de McDonald's. Los estudiantes, el personal y las familias llenaron un McDonald's local para celebrar la Noche de McTeacher, 2019. Las sonrisas y las risas estaban en todas partes, ya que los estudiantes no podían creer en la amplia gama de habilidades de comida rápida de los maestros. ¡Gracias al personal, las familias y la comunidad por todo su apoyo!
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