December Newsletter

Hot off the presses! Click on the image to view each page.

Whitney PTA December newsletter - page 1

Whitney PTA December newsletter - page 2

Happy Holidays!

Whitney PTA PIZZA FACTORY TAKEOVER NIGHT (And the raffle prizes really rock!)

We're taking over the Anacortes Pizza Factory for an evening, and it's going to amazing! Join us on December 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm for pizza, Monday Night Football (GO SEAHAWKS!), and a raffle for over $800 in prize baskets donated by generous local businesses and PTA members. Tickets are just $1.00 each and are available for sale at the Takeover Night. 

Can't wait to get your tickets? We've got you covered. Visit the Whitney Elementary office during school hours to purchase tickets, or get some when you pick up your kids after school! PTA Board Members Libby Digweed, Melissa Reeder, Christy Fischer and Sarah Meyhoff will be selling tickets at pickup November 25th-27th (see schedule below). 

Huge thanks to our local businesses and PTA members who donated our raffle items. Your contribution directly helps support the students at Whitney Elementary. Thank you to Anacortes Pizza Factory, Karla DeCamp Photography, Anacortes Cinemas, Sarah Davies, Read Me A Story, Tandy Kirkpatrick, Petite Wine Bar & Bistro, Gere-a-Deli, and Toppins Anacortes

Whitney PTA Pizza Factory Takeover Raffle

Target Take Charge of Education

Whitney School ID:  105026

Target's Take Charge of Education* program is a great way to help support our school. When you designate Whitney on your REDcard(r), Target will donate 1% of your purchase to Whitney school, and you'll save 5% every time you shop! It's a great, easy way to give our kids a boost. To enroll and find more information, visit or call 1-800-316-6142.

* Subject to Take Charge of Education program rules. See or call 1-800-316-6142.

Here’s an easy way to help earn money for the Whitney PTA! If you're an Amazon customer, click this link when you're ready to make a purchase and a percentage of each purchase will go to the Whitney PTA account!   Tell your family and friends! 

Pizza Factory Takeover

Support Whitney PTA by eating at the Anacortes Pizza Factory on Monday December 2nd! 

The Anacortes Pizza Factory will donate a percentage of all sales between 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Watch the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, or phone in an order and have it delivered! Parents and staff will be working in the restaurant, and we will also have a great raffle basket to win! 

For more details, check out the event on Facebook here.

Thank you for your support!

October PTA Meeting Scheduled


Our second meeting of the school year is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd at 4:00 pm in the Whitney School Library. Meetings are open to all Whitney and YMCA families! 

Childcare will be provided (suggested donation of $1-2 per child appreciated).

We hope to see you all there!

October at a glance...

11th Kindergarten Field Trip (PUMPKIN PATCH)


14-17 Book Fair ***helpers needed daily between 1:30-4pm****


22nd PTA MEETING 4pm (library)


Be sure to check our Calendar for updates!

A new year off to a great start!

The first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year was held on September 17 with great support from parents and teachers.

"This is one of the largest PTA meetings I can remember," said Principal Kevin Schwartz, "It's wonderful to see so much support for the kids."

Leading our team this year will be Libby Digweed as president, Melissa Reeder as vice-president, Sarah Meyhoff as secretary, and Christy Fischer as treasurer.

Click here for Minutes from the September meeting.