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Whittier Community Education

Welcome back, Whittier families!!  Hope the first few days of school are going great for you.  Stay tuned to the Community Ed. Corner as we will have a full slate of virtual Community Education offerings coming soon.  For now, here are a couple of great opportunities for your student to learn, have fun and stay engaged.  Check it out! 

Art Buddies Penpals

Art Buddies has been bringing creative mentoring to Whittier students for over 25 years. We are now offering this meaningful program through snail mail. Students will receive weekly correspondence in the mail for 8 weeks. Mentors will send craft projects and encouraging notes. All correspondence will be sent to the school and reviewed before being forwarded to participants. Grades 2-5.  FREE!  Interested?  Just fill out this form!  Art Buddies Penpals Permission Form




Mondays from 4:00 - 4:45pm, Sept 14 - Oct 25, 2020

Join One Yoga for special kid-yoga classes (Grades K-6) outdoors in Whittier Park taught by Chance York. Each class will include fun stretching, strengthening, and balancing activities as well as guided relaxation and mindful breathing to promote inner-calm. Yoga supports improved mental and physical awareness, concentration, and stress-reduction among children and adults. We hope to see you there!

These classes will take place each week (weather-permitting) through the end of October. Pre-registration required. Donation-based. Yoga mat optional. If you don't have a mat bring a towel!  REGISTRATION:


Community Education Fall Survey


We are crafting a set of fall virtual programs.  Take a moment to share your thoughts with us to help make our programs better!  Fill out the COMMUNITY EDUCATION FALL 2020 FAMILY SURVEY


Jeff Carlson, "Nacho", Whittier Community Education Coordinator,

315 West 26th Street, Room 156; Mpls, MN 55404

Office: 612-668-4181  Cel: 612-205-8828


We had a very successful Arbor Day Celebration on May 11.  Check out the news coverage on Channel 5!  

Track our new trees, using our Arbor Day Tree Map.  So far all but two of the 29 trees made it through the summer and are looking healthy and lush.  

This is Whittier After School!

Check out all of the things we are doing in After School!!!  Whittier students are enthusiastic risk takers!  Here are some scenes from our Fall 2019 session.

Whittier Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Bike and Walk to School Day - October 2, 2019

It was a great time on the cafeteria lawn, celebrating all of our students who bike and walk to school!!!  This year we had Ms. Ashley from Culinary and Wellness Services serving up some delicious Sunrise Breakfast Grains!!!

Arbor Day Tree Planting

On May 11, 2019, the Whittier community came together to plant 29 new trees.  Now, we will work to make sure that these trees survive and thrive!  Our goal is to have a ceremony on May 11, 2022 celebration 100% survival!!