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Principal's Message

June 2023 

My Dear Whittier Families,  

Thank you for a fantastic school year. Your children have done excellent work and have grown so much in various ways. I would like to share some highlights of what we accomplished as a school, updates on our staffing, and reminders for next school year.


·We submitted our application to become schoolwide title 1 program.​

·All teachers completed 2 years of LETRS training to further their instructional reading     skills. ​

·Cathy Bigler was named SLCSD 2024 Teacher of the Year​.

·Whittier’s Mission and Vision has been created. The staff and administration have also created their collective   agreements​ that supports the mission and vision.

·The first year of our schoolwide literacy intervention program was a success and we saw significant growth in literacy.​

· ELP Steering committee has been dissolved. We have one PTA that advocates for the needs of all our Whittier students.​

·3 student teachers completed their student teaching experiences under the mentorship of our faculty​ members.

·After school chess and soccer opportunities were implemented.


·The following faculty and staff will not be returning to Whittier next year: Ms. Dalton, Ms. Kate, Ms. Mindee, Ms. Johnson, and Ms. MacLennan. We wish them all the best in their new adventures!         


The district’s Summer Food Service Program will offer free meals to children, ages 0-18. These are two sites you can attend. Check district website for other sites available.

Liberty Park

600 East 900 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

June 13-August 15

11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch, Monday-Friday

Liberty Elementary

1085 South Roberta St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

June 20 – July 28

8- 8:45 a.m. Breakfast, Monday-Thursday

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch, Monday-Thursday


·July 16-Online registration opens for school year 2023-24. Please check our website for the link.

·August 17-Back to School open house from 4:30-7:30PM

·August 22-first day of school  

Enjoy the Summer Break! I will miss our students but am already looking forward to seeing them next August!

Dr. Deleon