Parent Circle with the Principal

  • Parent Circle  11/6/2019

    Whitman Elementary



    Circle Prompts:

    • What is your favorite place to go the community and why?

    • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?


    Safety & Drills Discussion:


    • Monthly Safety meetings are held with  Office, Health assistant, Teacher, Custodial and Administrative staff

    • Teachers have access to dates, protocols and procedures.

      • Everymonth-teachers review safety procedures with students for at least 20 minutes in order for students to feel prepared.

    • Every school is different, we have a map of zones. Each admin reviews each zone for any type of drill

    • We use our walkie talkies.  Keys to each classroom to check areas and ensure safety 


     These are mandatory and important drills.  Here is a schedule of all of the mandated PPS drills for the year:  


    Monthly Fire Drills - the first drill must occur with-in 10 days of the start of school. Weekly fire drills are required ONLY for schools that have K-2 students located above the first floor. 


    September and March - Lockdown Drills  


    October and April-Earthquake Drills - We had our  first earthquake drill on October 18, 2018 at 10:18 am. Our next one will be in April.


    November - Lockout Drill


    January-Team Response Drill

    Parent/Teacher Conferences: Partnering to support your child

    Parent/teacher conferences are a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, see your child's classroom and learn about how your child is doing in school. It's also a great time for you to ask questions or talk about any learning-related concerns. Creating a partnership with your child's teacher around your child's learning can make a big difference.

    Here are some helpful tips to consider when attending parent/teacher conferences:

    Parent Teacher Conference Tips

    Schedule yours! November 25th and 26th. Call the office at 503.916.6370