The Whittier Elementary PTA wants a reader board outside the school to let parents and neighbors know what’s going on at the school. “The Whittier PTA, students and staff at Whittier Elementary hold activities throughout the year that our community would enjoy, including food drives, coat drive, fall carnival, etc,” Jason Sharpley emailed us.
This Thursday, May 12th, is the first of two workshops to brainstorm what the sign should look like. The second workshop will be next month to discuss the design that will go out to bid and to solicit volunteers for the fall work party.
We currently have committed funds from the Whittier PTA and have applied for a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Fund Grant (decisions will be announced July 9). Our goal is to have it installed before the new school year starts, followed by a work party to clean, weed and mulch the school grounds. As for the Steering Committee, we currently have four people and are open to adding one more person, preferably from the community with an additional viewpoint.
Thursday’s meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Elementary library (1320 NW 75th St).