Steering Committee 2018-2019

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My name is Crystal Black and I am the 2018-2019 ELP Steering Committee Chair. I am excited to work with parents, our teachers, and our administration to make Whittier ELP the best program it can be. I look forward to getting to know your families!

A little about me: I have one child and he will be in 3rd grade this coming school year. I work full-time as an instructional designer for a hotel company. I live in Rose Park, and we are never ready in time to catch the bus. ūüôā But I am always in email, so if you ever have questions please feel free to reach out.

There are a few changes for the upcoming school year. ELP Steering Committee meetings will be held a couple times this year, instead of every month. Anyone can join the Steering Committee and it’s a great way to get to know other families, learn more about our fantastic program and community, and¬†have a voice in the future of the program.¬†Without involvement of parents in the ELP Steering Committee, we will be unable to continue representing the needs of ELP Students at Whittier.

We are continuing Cool-oquium– our lecture series which highlights how work in elementary school lays the foundation for future learning and expertise. Please consider a 15 minute talk. Dates, topics, and signup can be found HERE.¬† If you’re not sure how what you’re passionate about fits into our topic list, please talk to Anne or Crystal and we will find a spot for you!

For the 2018-19 school year our fall fundraiser will be an online donation campaign. All the campaign materials will be designed over the summer and the campaign will begin right when school starts. The campaign will be followed by a Super Hero fall social. Details are still being worked on, but we do need parental support and involvement to make this a success.

Look for more information about all of these items at registration and please consider ways to get involved in the upcoming school year.

You can always connect with our community on Facebook at Whittier Elementary ELP Families. Updates will be posted here over the summer as well. If you have any additional questions for any ELP Steering Committee member, please feel free to email us at: whittier.elp.slc@gmail.com and we will direct your email appropriately. I look forward to this coming school year!

ELP Steering Committee Chairs:

  • Chair:¬†Crystal Black
  • Chair Elect: Open Position- this would provide you a whole year to “learn the ropes” at Whittier.
  • Chairs Emeritus: Anne Harges
  • Secretary: Erin Call
  • Treasurer: Brandi Curtis
  • Principal: Greg Proffit
  • Teacher Representative: Tonya Aikens

Event and Program Chairs:

  • District Liaison: Jan Nystrom
  • Cool-oquium Coordinator: Anne Harges
  • Fundraiser Chair: Open Position
  • Fall Social Chair: Brittany Olsen
  • Geography Competition Chair: Monika de St. Germain Open Position for assistance 2018/19, chair 2019/20
  • Spelling Competition Chair: Jackie Halle
  • Math Competition Chair: Kristi Baker
  • Battle of the Books Chair:¬†Open Position
  • Chess Club Chair:¬†Jianlin Shi
  • New Student/Open House Chair: Open Position
  • Teacher Appreciation Chair:¬†Jake Stucki

Room Parents:

  • Kindergarten- Ms. Haslam: Missy Dawson
  • 1- Mrs. Flowers: Jen Scott and Kate Corrigan
  • 2- Mrs. Dalton: Libby Grigg and Sooz DeYoung
  • 3- Mrs. Bigler: Shelli Campbell and Temma Martin
  • 4- Ms. Aikens: Brandi Curtis and Anne Harges
  • 5- Mrs. Watkins: Katie Thomas and Sue Sandwick
  • 6- Mrs. Nemelka: Cynthia Newman and Anne Harges

 

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Today!

Please join us tonight for the ELP Spring Social.

The annual Spring Social will be Tonight, May 21 from 5-7 PM. This will be held at Sunnyside Park (1735 E Sunnyside Ave). Please come and welcome new families. Bring a picnic dinner for your family, the ELP Steering Committee will provide dessert.

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ELP Open House

The ELP Open House is being held today. We use this as an opportunity to welcome new families, answer questions, and highlight all Whittier has to offer. If you see tours in the halls please say hello!

Save the Date

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Save the date for the annual ELP Spring Social.

The annual Spring Social will be Monday, May 21 from 5-7 PM. This will be held at Sunnyside Park (1735 E Sunnyside Ave). Join us to welcome new families and catch up with friends. Bring a picnic dinner for your family, the ELP Steering Committee will provide dessert.

ELP Open House

New families have been assigned to Whittier for the 2018-2019 school year. The ELP Open House is when these new families can tour the school (again or for the first time) to find out what Whittier is all about.

We need help staffing the ELP Open House from 8:30 to 11:30 AM on May 21. Please consider signing up for a time. We use this as an opportunity to welcome new families, answer questions, and highlight all Whittier has to offer.

Click HERE to sign up.

Thank You Cool-oquium

Thank you to our May “STEM” Cool-oquium speakers! The kids were very excited to hear about different science, math, and technology occupations.

Our May Cool-oquium speakers were: Adrian Rothenfluh, Kristi Glotzbach, Anne Bonkowsky, Libby Grigg, and Elena Asperouhova.

This was our last cool-oquium of the year. Here is the schedule for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • October 12- Community Builders
  • November 9- People and Places
  • December 7- STEM
  • February 1- Wellness
  • March 8- Words
  • April 5- Creativity
  • May 3- STEM

If you would like to be a speaker for next year please sign up here.

May Dates

Opera Performances

Opera performances (First and Fourth Grade students) will be May 2 at 1:30 PM, May 3 at 9:00 AM, and May 3 at 7:00 PM. Opera fans of all agents are welcome to attend.

ELP Cool-oquium

The next ELP Cool-oquium is Friday, May 4. If you have additional ideas for themes or want to be involved next year, please email the ELP chair (whittier.elp.slc@gmail.com).

ELP Steering Committee Meeting

The next ELP Steering Committee meeting will be Thursday, May 10, at 5:30 PM,  in the Whittier library.  **This is an earlier time than normal.**

 

ELP Spring Social

The annual Spring Social will be Monday, May 21 from 5-7 PM. This will be held at Sunnyside Park (1735 E Sunnyside Ave). Join us to welcome new families and catch up with friends. Bring a picnic dinner for your family, the ELP Steering Committee will provide dessert.

PTA/SCC

The next PTA meeting will be Thursday, May 17, at 5:00 PM in the Whittier library.  SCC will be held immediately following at 6:00 PM.

Help Needed

Are you passionate about your child’s education? We are looking for an¬†ELP Steering Committee chair-elect¬†for the 2018/19 school year. This person would transition to the ELP Steering Committee Chair in 2019/20. We need someone as soon as possible in order to bring them on board with school leadership, district business, and other upcoming events.¬† For more details about what this entails, please feel free to reach out to Crystal Black (our current chair elect) or to Anne Harges (our current chair).

Next year, our fall fundraiser will be an online donation campaign. All the campaign materials will be designed over the summer and the campaign will begin right when school starts. We need a fundraiser chair (and committee!) to help distribute materials, collect information from teachers, and generally stay on top of tasks. If you can help, please email the ELP Chair.

Without involvement of parents in the ELP Steering Committee, we will be unable to continue representing the needs of ELP Students at Whittier. Please consider ways you can get involved!