News & Announcements

Whitaker Movie Night

The Whitaker community spirit, the smell of tamales and tacos, and the slight chill of fall were all in the air at Whitaker’s movie night on Friday, October 5th. Under a beautiful sunset, Whitaker families arrived with their chairs and blankets to fill the school’s quad. Families and staff enjoyed making connections with old and new friends, as the sun slowly set. At dusk, children and adults bundled up in blankets and sweaters, and enjoyed an outdoor viewing of Hotel Transylvania 2. It was so great to see the Whitaker community come together outside of school hours! We look forward to seeing you at our next event, Trunk or Treat, on October 26th!
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BPSD Language Learner Toolkit

We are excited to announce the launch of the BPSD Language Learner Toolkit on October 29, 2018 via the Buena Park School District Website under the STAFF tab. Please see the BPSD LL Toolkit Frequently Asked Questions Sheet for more information!
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Whitaker's New Trees

Our kindergarten playground has new trees! Thanks to our awesome grounds crew who planted two new trees in our kindergarten/TK playground. These trees will provide shade and natural beauty for years to come. When our current kindergartners reach sixth grade, they will be able to look back and be able to say that those beautiful trees were planted when they first started school!
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Whitaker Elects Student Council Officers

On Wednesday, September 19, many brave Whitaker students showed their commitment to their school by running for student council offices. After campaigning with creative and colorful posters, the candidates gave speeches detailing their plans for Whitaker's future. Student voted, and winners were declared. Congratulations winners! Thank you Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Reider for sponsoring such an important democratic process!
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Whitaker Students Sail the High Seas!

Raising the sails, pulling ropes, setting a course downwind... not things most fifth and sixth graders get to experience on a school day. A group of Whitaker's upper graders were fortunate enough to be invited by Orange County GRIP to the Dana Point Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point, California. Students were transported back in time as they boarded a tall ship modeled after those that sailed hundreds of years ago. Not only were the students passengers, they even became crew members! After students raised the sails and tied off the lines, the giant ship sailed swiftly and silently along the coast of Dana Point. The peaceful sailing was only interrupted by the sound of cannon fire from our ship, followed by cheers from students, as the ships reenacted sea battles, firing mock cannons from the sides of the ships. The weather was exceptional, the wind was just right, and the students of Whitaker experienced a day of sailing they will never forget!
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Preschool Enrollment for 2018-19!

Buena Park School District in partnership with Think Together is offering a FREE program for children ages 3-5.

El Distrito Escolar de Buena Park en asociación con Think Together está ofreciendo un programa GRATUITO para niños de 3-5 años.
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Community Partnerships

Frank and Janet Berry, from Mercy Triumphs Inc., a non-profit organization, have shown their devotion to the students of Whitaker School by raising money to buy school supplies and uniforms! The items will be distributed in the coming weeks. Thank you Mercy Triumphs Inc.!
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Congratulations Whitaker School!

Whitaker School is proud to announce that we have been named one of America’s #HealthiestSchools by @HealthierGeneration! Our staff has worked hard to give our students the healthy futures they deserve. Look for us in Healthier Generation’s campaign this fall!

We have been given the bronze award.
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