Whittier PTO (WPTO) is a non-profit organization run by parents and teachers of children attending Whittier Elementary School (K-4th grades). We strive to help provide a nurturing, educational, & fun environment for our children. We work as a team with the teachers and administration to help make a positive impact on the educational lives of our children. We do this in a number of ways...
We provide educational resources for classrooms! These resources include educational magazines, free book giveaways to students as rewards, and educational and cultural assemblies to be enjoyed by the entire school. Each year teachers have the opportunity to apply for mini-grants to use for their classes.
We involve our families! We host a number of events throughout the school year for families to enjoy together. We've hosted a Harvest Festival where Whittier families enjoyed a FREE evening of games, crafts, and food with their school friends and families. We help support school functions, like the Mariachi Band show during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
Our Scholastic Book Fair Family night gives families an opportunity to shop for books at our book fair to help grow their home libraries. It's a fun night to spend with free giveaways and wonderful books, at the same time, helping raise money for our PTO.
At the end of the year we have an awesome FREE picnic to celebrate a wonderful school year and say goodbye to our Fourth Grade friends. The picnic includes inflatables, music, and a BBQ just in time to get us ready for the summer!
Besides these events, the PTO is responsible for Picture Day, the Friendship Social for 3rd & 4th grades, the school wide Sweetheart dance, the 4th Grade yearbook and special Fourth Grade send off events including a trip to Spring Lake, an ice cream yearbook signing party and graduation.
2018-2019 PTO Board
Alicia Maxey-Greene & Tama Harris McPhatter
4th Grade President: