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Whittier Elementary School

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Learning For All Whatever It Takes 

 

Whittier staff believes that each child belongs to all of us.

We work together to support students in developing as healthy, confident, life-long learners. 

 

Our school serves students in preschool through Sixth Grade. 

Our current student enrollment is 704.

 

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Follow the link below to Naviance, a new college and career planning website the district would like us to explore and use to plan for the students' futures. Thank you!

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Whittier's May Calendar

Upcoming Events:

May 1st-31st - SBAC Testing for 3rd-6th graders

May 1st-5th - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 18th - Spring Musical Concert for TK-3rd graders

1st grade          8:40 ~ 9:00 am

2nd grade          9:10 ~ 9:30 am

3rd grade           9:40 ~ 10:00 am

TK & K             10:00 ~ 10:30 am

May 19th - Spring Musical Concert for 4th-6th graders

5th & 6th grade violings            8:40 ~ 9:00 am

4th & 5th grade choir                9:10 ~ 9:30 am

4th grade                                  9:40 ~ 9:55 am

5th grade                                 10:00 ~ 10:20 am

May 26th - PRIDE Assembly

May 29th - Memorial Day - NO school

 

Whittier's May Calendar

Spring Musical Concert Flier - TK-3rd grades

Spring Musical Convert Flier - 4th-6th grades

NEW Bell Schedule for 2016-2017!

WHITTIER’S BELL SCHEDULE

HORARIO ESCOLAR

2016 – 2017

 

7:55    Classes begin/Entrada

9:35  –   9:55   K recess/recreo

10:00 – 10:20    1st/2nd/3rd recess/recreo    

10:25 – 10:40    4th/5th/6th recess/recreo

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8:15 –   8:40         AM Preschool breakfast

10:50 – 11:30       Lunch/Almuerzo – Kindergarten

11:10 – 11:50       Lunch/Almuerzo – 1st Grade

11:20 – 12:00       Lunch/Almuerzo – 2nd Grade

11:30 – 12:10       Lunch/Almuerzo – 3rd Grade

11:40 – 12:15       Lunch/Almuerzo – 4th Grade

11:50 – 12:25       Lunch/Almuerzo – 5th Grade

12:00 – 12:35       Lunch/Almuerzo – 6th Grade

12:15 – 12:35       Lunch/Almuerzo – Preschool PM class

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2:15     Dismissal/Salida Grades K-3

2:20     Dismissal/Salida Grades 4-6

 

Wednesday Early Day Dismissal*

Miércoles Día de Salir Temprano*

K-3 @ 12:57

Grades 4-6 @ 1:02

*Early dismissal on Back to School Night, Parent Conference Weeks, Open House& the last day of school

How to Make Changes: Student Information

Whittier Elementary School

How to make changes to student information:

 

Step #1  Go to website: https://aeriesportal.nmusd.us/parent

 

Step #2  Click on Student Information

 

Step #3:  On the drop down menu click on Data Confirmation

 

Step #4:  On the contacts you can select the name of the person who you want to

change information for.  In this option you are also able to delete and change contacts.

 

Step #5:  Be sure you save your changes.

 


 

Escuela Primaria Whittier

Para hacer cambios a la información de su estudiante:

 

Paso #1: Vaya a la dirección del sitio Web:  https://aeriesportal.nmusd.us/parent.  Donde usted podrá seleccionar español o inglés. (Si aparece que su contraseña y correo electrónico no coinciden por favor, haga clic en olvide mi contraseña y siga las instrucciones).

 

Pasó #2: Haga clic en Información del alumno donde va aparecer un menú que baja  

 

Pasó #3: En el menú que baja, haga clic en confirmación de datos

 

Paso #4: En los contactos seleccione el nombre de la persona de la quiere cambiar la información.  En esta opción también puede agregar borrar o cambiar contactos. 

 

Pasó # 5: Asegúrese de guardar los cambios que haya hecho.

2016-2017 School Year Enrollment

AERIES REGISTRATION

School Database of Student Information

Click HERE to go to Parent Portal and Register Students

Please complete both steps:

Step #1 Parent Portal New Account Setup

Step #2 Parent Portal Student Data Confirmation

 

Note: It is best to use a computer, the system has experienced glitches when using phones or tablets.

 

2016-2017 Class/Teacher Placement

Available Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Instructions

 

Step #1: Login to Aeries Parent Portal HERE

Step #2: Click Student Info tab

Step #3: Click Demographics tab

Step #4: Your student’s teacher will be listed under Teacher heading

 

 

Inscripción para el año escolar 2016-2017

 

REGISTRACIÓN EN AERIES

Información del Estudiante

 

Haga “clic” AQUÍ para entrar al Portal de Padres y matricular a su estudiante

 

Por favor complete los dos pasos:

Paso #1  Portal de padres para crear una nueva cuenta

Paso #2  Portal de padres confirmación de información para estudiantes

 

Tome nota:  Para mejor resultados por favor use una computadora.  Se han reportado problemas técnicos cuando se usa una tableta o teléfono cellular.

 

2016-2017 Aula/Maestro(a) Colocación

Disponible en martes 30 de agosto

Instrucciones

 

Paso #1: Vaya a la dirección del sitio Web AQUÍ

Paso #2: Haga clic en Información del alumno 

Paso #3: Haga clic en Demografía

Paso #4: El maestro de su estudiante estará anotado bajo el encabezado Maestro

 

Bus Passes for 2016-2017 School Year *Must be Done Online*

NEW! Bus Passes must be applied for online!

¡Nuevo! Ahora las solicitudes para los pases de autobús se tienen que hacer por internet.

 

Handwritten forms are NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

Ya no se aceptan solicitudes escritas a mano.

 

Click here to apply in English          Haga clic aquí para aplicar en Español

Whittier School News

5/19/17

Click the image or the link below to read the latest edition of Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts Community Newsletter!

Community Newsletter
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5/2/17

Dear Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Parents,

 

In August 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education gave direction to staff to begin the process of evaluating and piloting new elementary math instructional materials.  Through this collaborative, seven month pilot process, NMUSD K-5 teachers and staff have identified Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the comprehensive set of kindergarten to fifth grade math instructional materials that will best meet the needs of NMUSD students and teachers. 

 

As you may recall from previous communications, this process began with assembling a steering committee of teachers and administrators to develop and guide the pilot process and future recommendation to the Board of Education. The steering committee identified two viable sets of instructional materials that were implemented, analyzed and evaluated in select primary and upper grade classrooms at each site. Teachers used and evaluated each set of materials for seven weeks and then collaboratively reached consensus that Bridges in Mathematics is the best set of K-5 math instructional materials for NMUSD.

 

As part of the evaluation process parents and students in pilot classrooms were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the instructional materials.  Community members were able to review website links to publishers and provide feedback through the District Elementary Math Instructional Materials Pilot website.

 

We are grateful for the guidance and leadership of our Board of Education and their commitment to ensure that we provide teachers with opportunities to identify the best resources to prepare our students for the ever-changing world. District staff will report on the pilot process and the resulting recommendation of Bridges in Mathematics at the Board of Education meeting on May 9, 2017.  Bridges in Mathematics materials will be on display for public review in the Sanborn Building from May 10, 2017 to May 23, 2017.  A recommendation for final approval will go forward to the Board of Education on May 23, 2017.

 

We appreciate your feedback and support throughout the process and will continue to provide communication to our school community to work toward a seamless adoption process.  

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4/4/17

Students Working on Computers

We are proud to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The program recognizes outstanding innovative applications of education technology to address significant challenges facing education.

 

Please read the attached Learning Impact Award news item for more information!

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4/3/17

Roadeo Winners Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer, and Jason Greenberg
(Left) Ricardo Sandoval, (middle) Juliann Scheafer, (Right) Jason Greenberg, 2017 Orange County Roadeo winners.

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) school bus drivers Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer and Jason Greenberg win top honors at the 57th annual Orange County School Bus Roadeo, which attracted nearly 100 drivers.

 

Ricardo Sandoval, who has been a school bus driver with NMUSD for four years, won first place in the county and first place overall. Juliann Scheafer was awarded third place in the county. As a team, Ricardo, Juliann and Jason placed first countywide.

 

NMUSD school bus drivers have been competing in the Roadeo, on and off, since 1991, and have amassed 18 first place individual wins and seven team wins at the county level.

 

School Bus Safety Roadeos are held across the United States and require drivers to pass a written test prior to competing in the seven behind the wheel events. The emphasis throughout the competition is safety and by design, increases safety awareness. Various Roadeos occur throughout California, leading up to the statewide competition. Drivers that perform well at the state level are invited to compete at the International Roadeo competition. Last year, NMUSD bus driver Victor Garza was awarded first place at the International Roadeo. Part of NMUSD’s success in the Roadeo can be attributed to the rigorous training program, ongoing education and testing that takes place within the district. 

 

“Everything we do, all of the training, all of the testing is to increase safety. We want parents to know that we have some of the best drivers in the state,” said NMUSD Transportation Operations Supervisor Norm Turner.

 

Participation in the Roadeo is voluntary and NMUSD consistently participates and succeeds at these events. Some drivers attend the Roadeo even if they are not participating in the competition just to support their colleagues, often times cooking and volunteering at the event.

 

There is a proud history throughout NMUSD of providing safe and efficient school bus transportation. NMUSD is an industry leader in student transportation for a variety of reasons including maintaining clean buses in good working order, having some of the best drivers in the state, and assisting other districts implement the Bus in the Classroom student transportation safety skill training program.

 

NMUSD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining an award-winning team of school bus drivers, please visit the job opportunities website. Drivers can start with little or no experience and through paid training get the experience and licensing necessary to become a school bus driver. Juliann Scheafer, one of this year’s award-winning Roadeo participants, began with NMUSD in 2014 with no previous experience. She received her training through NMUSD and went on to successfully compete at the state level finishing with a fourth place win within her first year.

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3/29/17

Students using Chromebooks

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) launched a Chromebook initiative that will provide access for all students to a digital environment.  

 

In fall 2016, implementation of the Chromebook initiative began with the Estancia Zone. This provided all students in grades K-7 with access to Chromebooks, with grades 3-7 being a one-to-one environment. Chromebooks were distributed to students in the Estancia Zone which includes TeWinkle Middle School, Adams, California, Pomona, Rea, Victoria and Wilson Elementary Schools.

 

Informational parent meetings were held at all schools. Traditional computer labs are being replaced with mobile technology and devices in the classroom.

 

With more devices in their hands, students will learn the benefits that technology has to offer by fine-tuning their foundational research skills, storing their projects and activities in the cloud, and sharing ideas in a safe and supportive online environment.

 

This initiative has led to increased use of technology in the classroom, with students using it for research, collaboration and to create new and exciting works, while teachers are finding new ways to engage students both in groups and individually. As professional development for staff is crucial part of the initiative, the Educational Technology Department has been providing training on best practices for using Chromebooks as an instructional tool, support for initial setup and lesson design using a co-teaching model and customized trainings based on skill level of staff. Digital Fellows and site technology coordinators at the schools also continue to provide support as needed.

 

The Initiative includes the following:

 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade: One shared classroom set of Chromebooks per grade level. Each classroom also receives 6 Chromebooks. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 3rd - 4th grade: One classroom set of Chromebooks per class. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 5th - 8th grades: In fifth grade students are assigned a Chromebook that they take home and keep until 9th grade. For the initial launch of the initiative all students in grades fifth through seventh were assigned a Chromebook.
  • 9th grade: Students will be assigned a Chromebook in 9th grade that they take home and keep until they graduate. For the Initiative, 9th graders will receive Chromebooks in Year 2.

 

Students that are assigned Chromebooks to be taken home follow a similar approach to when textbooks are checked out from the library. They are responsible for ensuring the safe handling and charging of their Chromebooks.

 

For the 2017-18 school year, the Chromebook initiative is expected to be implemented throughout the Newport Harbor Zone in the same format as the Estancia Zone. The Newport Harbor Zone includes Kaiser, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights, Whittier and Woodland Elementary Schools, as well as Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School. It is anticipated that the Chromebook initiative will be implemented in the Costa Mesa zone and Corona del Mar in the following years.

 

For more information about the Chromebook Initiative please contact edtech@nmusd.us

 

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7/1/16

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On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).

 

For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.

 

Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.

 

While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.   

 

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.

 

Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.

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Contact Us

Whittier Elementary School

1800 Whittier Avenue

Costa Mesa, California, 92627

(949) 515-6990

 

Principal: Mr. Scott Wilcox

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Terri Clarke

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Box Tops for Education

Keep collecting those Box Tops for Education!

Thank you everyone for helping raise money for our school!

Our next collection date will be in the fall.

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For more information about Box Tops, and which products to look on, click below

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ELAC

“Schools with 21 or more English Learners are required to establish a functioning English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) on programs and services for English Learners.”

Click here for information.

NCLB Program Improvement

Program Improvement (PI) School Information

This document is first in English, and then presented in Spanish.

Este documento es el primero en inglés y luego presentado en español.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent.  Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.  Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041