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.
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.
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.