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Pizza With the Principal

Students showed their Whitaker Power this week by earning a special pizza lunch with the principal! Students enjoyed sitting at VIP tables, having a specially catered lunch, and spending time with friends playing outdoor games. Keep earning those Whitaker Power Tickets!

¡Los estudiantes mostraron su Whitaker Power esta semana al ganar un almuerzo especial de pizza con el director! Los estudiantes disfrutaron sentados en mesas VIP, almorzando especialmente y pasando tiempo con amigos jugando juegos al aire libre. ¡Sigan ganando esos boletos de Whitaker Power!
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Trunk or Treat

Thanks to so many Whitaker families for participating in Whitaker’s Trunk or Treat! The Whitaker community came together to enjoy an evening of fun, food, festivities, and fright!
Trunk or Treat de Whitaker
¡Gracias a tantas familias de Whitaker por participar en el Trunk or Treat de Whitaker! ¡La comunidad de Whitaker se unió para disfrutar de una noche de diversión, comida, festividades y susto!
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Super Science Students

Whitaker students are excited about learning science! Their teachers are bringing the Next Generation Science Standards to life by taking science lessons outside of the classroom! First graders were treated to a presentation from Inside the Outdoors Traveling Naturalists. Scientists came to Whitaker with live animals to let first graders see, hear, and touch science. They experienced habitats, adaptations, and what animals eat. Fifth graders enjoyed a field trip to Rancho Sonado in the Santa Ana mountains on a beautiful fall day to learn science outdoors. Fifth graders studied different ecosystems, the water cycle, and living and non-living parts of ecosystems. Thanks Whitaker teachers, for making learning come alive everyday!

¡Los estudiantes de Whitaker están entusiasmados por aprender ciencias! ¡Sus maestros están dando vida a los Estándares de Ciencia de la Próxima Generación al tomar lecciones de ciencia fuera del salon! Los estudiantes de primer grado recibieron una presentación de Inside the Outdoors Traveling Naturalists. Los científicos vinieron a Whitaker con animales vivos para permitir que los estudiantes de primer grado vean, escuchen y toquen la ciencia. Experimentaron hábitats, adaptaciones y lo que comen los animales. Los estudiantes de quinto grado disfrutaron de una excursión a Rancho Sonado en las montañas de Santa Ana en un hermoso día de otoño para aprender ciencias al aire libre. Los alumnos de quinto grado estudiaron diferentes ecosistemas, el ciclo del agua y las partes vivas y no vivas de los ecosistemas. ¡Gracias a los maestros de Whitaker, por hacer que el aprendizaje este con vida todos los días!
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Whitaker Walks!

On October 9th, the Whitaker community celebrated "Walk to School Day" in a big way! Whitaker parents, staff, and even the Buena Park Police Department met students at intersections around Whitaker, and began the day with a brisk walk to campus. As they arrived to campus, students and families were greeted with fresh fruit and more welcoming staff members. Students and families continued their walking with laps around the quad as Mr. Keifer and Mrs. Ryan played upbeat music, for our Wednesday "Walking With Sharks". Thanks to all who made this such a wonderful Whitaker wellness walking Wednesday!
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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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