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Whitman Middle School PTSA

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Welcome to Whitman from the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)!  Our PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Whitman’s students, families, and staff. We are here to make sure you have the opportunity to stay connected to your student’s middle school experience. 

Many research studies have shown that when parents/guardians are involved in their child’s education, these students achieve more regardless of socio-economic status/ethnic background or even their own parent’s education level.

Annual Giving Campaign (AGC)

A huge Thank You to our Wildcat community for supporting the 2021 Annual Giving Campaign in a big way!

The Equity PTSA Committee
Three Projects for 21-22

In collaboration with school administration, the Equity PTSA Committee has identified three projects for the 2021-22 school year. For each committee, we need volunteers to act as committee members as well as committee chairs. The Chair position will lead the committee. This involves coordinating the meetings, leading the planning, and overseeing the committee work. Committee members will support the Chair in achieving the goals of the committee. These committees are very important to our overall goal to reach more families and bring them into the Whitman community.

To join a committee as a member or as a chair, please email our PTSA President at: WhitmanPTSAPresident@gmail.com

Tech Drop-in Committee

What: Plan a 1 or 2 day weekend event where parents and caregivers are invited to come in-person to Whitman and get tech support from other parents, caregivers, and school staff (including qualified and trained interpreters). Support will be offered to get onto the Source, Schoology, and learn how to use these resources to monitor their kids’ grades or connect with teachers.

Planning Needs: The committee will propose the dates, plan staffing with qualified and trained interpreters, and work with the school to achieve the goals. This will likely occur in January 2022.

Committee Needs: One or two Chairs needed as well as Committee Members.

Peer Parent Program Committee

What: The Peer Program matches parents and caregivers with their peers to navigate the public school system. This committee will start with a few well identified processes, such as 504 plans or selecting a choice school. This committee will then match established families who have been through the process with parents and caregivers who are new to the process and want assistance or have questions.

Planning Needs: We need a committee to drive this, evaluate if/how we can execute it, how it would get rolled out, and what is needed to support partners. People signing up as partners need to know what is expected of them and how to set boundaries for appropriate interactions. If the committee determines any significant barriers or concerns, they need to be ready to make a determination to cease the program and recommend to the school we don’t do this at this time.

Committee Needs: One or two Chairs needed as well as Committee Members.

Name Change Committee

What: Changing the name of the school is something students and the community have expressed interest in this year and in previous years. Our next steps are to reach out to the district and get the conversation started.

Planning Needs: The committee will need to work closely with the school and the district throughout the name change process. The committee will need to gather support and demonstrate a serious interest among the community to change the name. There are various ways this can be done. The committee may consider creating a petition to show broad support for the name change.

Committee Needs: Committee Members are needed.
Chairs: Lesley Baker and Tonia Murell

Stay Informed and Get Involved

Middle school students begin to develop a sense of self and independence that is separate from their families, making parents and guardians unsure how much to be involved or how to be involved. We have many opportunities to help parents stay connected and aware.

  • Sign Up for the Whitman PTSA Newsletter – Text: WHITMAN to 42828 to receive our weekly emailed newsletter.
  • Attend a meeting – Refer to the Meeting Dates and how to join the virtual meetings below.
  • Become a member of the PTSA – Learn more about membership and discounts here.
  • Volunteer! Learn about opportunities on our Volunteer Page.
  • Join the PTSA Whitman Facebook – Search for Whitman Middle School PTSA
  • Help with Fundraising and have some fun – visit our Whitman Fundraising page to learn more, and get started by reviewing all of our “passive fundraising” opportunities that channel donations from businesses in our community to Whitman.
  • Join the PTSA Board or a Committee

If you would like more information, please contact our PTSA President, Erika Goodmanson, at whitmanptsapresident@gmail.com

PTSA General Meeting

  • May 24, 2022 | 7pm

PTSA Board Meetings

Board Members: Please join us at monthly PTSA Board Meetings held at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted) via the Zoom Link below. Everyone is welcome at the General Meetings when scheduled (use the same Zoom link below).

  • May 10, 2022 | 6:30pm
  • Jun 14, 2022 | 6:30pm

Meeting ID: 830 8523 2272
Passcode: 709978
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