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  • Peoria Symphony Puppet Show

    On Tuesday October 25, Peoria Symphony presented a puppet show on Hansel and Gretel to students K-3. The students enjoyed the presentation and did a great job during the show.

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  • Cubs Day

    Tuesday October 25 was declared Cubs Day at Whittier Primary School in honor of the Chicago Cubs first appearance in the World Series in 71 years. Students and staff were asked to wear Cubs apparel or colors for the day. Click on the link to see all the students dressed for Cubs Day.

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  • November Paw Print Family Newsletter

    Please read the Paw Print Newsletter for the upcoming events or important information.

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  • Trunk or Treat

    On Friday October 21, Whittier Primary hosted their annual PTO-sponsored Trunk or Treat event. The event was a great success with over a 100 family and friends attending the event.

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  • Proposed school facilities sales tax for building improvements

    On Tuesday, November 8, Peoria county voters will consider whether to support The Peoria County School Facilities Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the ½% sales tax would generate $9 million annually to be shared among all Peoria County public school districts, based on enrollment. The Peoria Public Schools would receive approximately $4.2 million annually. The revenue is to be used specifically for school building improvements. The Peoria Public Schools building and grounds staff has assessed the needs f each building in the District. Here is the plan for Whittier Primary School.

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  • Lunch Prices Change

    Effective Monday October 24, the cost of items on the lunch menu have changed. Please review the new prices and provide your child with the appropriate amount of money for lunch.

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  • Fire Safety Presentation

    Mr. Brooks, a Peoria Fire Fighter and Whittier parent, presented to the first grade students at Whittier as the culminating activity for Fire Safety Week.

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  • PBIS Chalk and Dance Party

    On Friday October 14, Whittier Primary School had their first quarter PBIS celebration. The students had a chalk and dance party on the playground.

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  • African Culture Presentation

    Mr. Moseti, a kindergarten student's father, made a presentation about his African heritage to all kindergarten classes. Mr. Moseti is from Kenya, and Mrs. Moseti, his wife, is from Sierra Leone. This presentation was an excellent connection for the Kindergarten to our Close Reading. Along with a powerpoint presentation, he also brought in African clothing, hand carved animal figures, maps, and a special breakfast treat for the students to taste. It was a great opportunity for our students to learn about other cultures.

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  • Butterfly Life Cycle and Release

    The first grade classes observed the butterfly life cycle from the caterpillar stage to the migration back to Mexico. The students enjoyed the process and saw the cycle of life.

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    Normal Hours of Operation:

    School Hour:

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


    8:15 AM - 3:45 PM

    Early Release (Sip Days):

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Office Hours: Phones are not answered after buses have delivered all students.

    7:30 AM - 4:15 PM


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