2016-17 ANNUAL REPORT

2016-17

ANNUAL REPORT

Whitby inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.

MESSAGES FROM LEADERSHIP
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STATE OF THE SCHOOL CELEBRATION
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2016-17 FINANCIAL REPORT
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PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTEERISM

MESSAGES FROM LEADERSHIP

Please read messages below from Simone Becker, Assistant Head of Whitby School, and Patricia Franklin, Chair of the Board of Trustees:

LETTER FROM

Simone Becker, Assistant Head of School »

LETTER FROM

Patricia Franklin, Chair of the Board »

LEADERSHIP

 A MESSAGE FROM SIMONE BECKER, ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL

Dear Whitby Community,

 

Cicero wrote that “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This sentiment is the cornerstone of Whitby’s annual fundraising. We believe that our best efforts grow in the glow of gratitude.  

 

At Whitby, it’s not just something we say, it’s something we practice. One way we do this is to begin meetings by acknowledging the great work of colleagues and students. And, we intentionally model this practice for students every day. Therefore, it is only appropriate that we take every opportunity possible to acknowledge the impact Whitby’s families have on our community every year.

 

Whether you gave your time, talent, or made a financial contribution last year, we thank you. Without parents giving to the Whitby Fund or the Fire and Ice Gala, Whitby’s students would have missed out on so much.  

 

Thanks to you:
  • We invested in thousands of hours of professional development for faculty and they came back this fall inspired. They honed their craft.   
  • We expanded our outdoor “play” space and completed the “trike track” for our youngest learners and made a social space for our Upper School students. The “outdoor cafeteria” as they call it has become the center of social development on campus!
  • We had one of our most successful Benefits to date because dozens of volunteers gave hundreds of hours to make it possible.
  • We were able to offer competitive benefits, once again, to help us recruit and retain our talented faculty.
  • We put more into financial aid to help us make a Whitby education available for the best and brightest students.

 

Because you give to Whitby every year, we can continuously do more for Whitby’s students. This Annual Report lists those who made gifts to Whitby in 2016-17 through the Whitby Vision Fund and the Fire and Ice Gala, as well as those who volunteered throughout last year.

Thank you to everyone for making last year such a success. We look forward to doing even more this year  

 

Sincerely,

 

Simone Becker

Assistant Head of School

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LEADERSHIP

 A MESSAGE FROM PATRICIA FRANKLIN, WHITBY'S CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Every year, Whitby’s faculty invest their time and talents into shaping the minds of our children. You don’t need to be here long before you see that investment paying off in your own child. You notice little things at first: a spark of curiosity, an excitement about school. Later, those little things grow and blend into a passion for learning, a mindful approach to the world, and a confidence you can truly see. We are so grateful for all that our faculty give to our children. Together, they make Whitby special.


We are also thankful for the investment of Whitby’s families in support of the extraordinary education Whitby provides our children. Thank you to everyone who supported Whitby through last year’s Whitby Fund and Annual Benefit. Whitby is stronger because of your support each and every year. 


This Annual Report is just one of many ways we seek to acknowledge the impact of our donors. It’s no accident that this report includes highlights and video from our annual State of the School Celebration where we showcase some of the amazing work taking place every day in Whitby classrooms because of the generosity of Whitby families. Thank you for giving to Whitby and allowing us to bring Whitby’s passion for learning and teaching to life. 


As you review this report, I hope you share my family’s feelings of gratitude and pride for this remarkable school that is Whitby. We are honored that you have chosen to be a part of the Whitby family and look forward to a wonderful year ahead.


Thank you, again, for your ongoing support of Whitby. 


Sincerely,


Patricia Franklin
Chair, Whitby School Board of Trustees

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2017 STATE OF THE SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Whitby’s Annual State of the School Celebration is held each fall to give parents an opportunity to learn more about the financial health of the school, acknowledge the school's achievements, and learn about the vision for the future. The event now highlights a number of faculty within the program as a means to showcase Whitby's programmatic excellence and continuum.

 

We've included a few clips below, but if you'd like to watch the entire celebration, please visit www.localive.tv.

Watch the full presentation on Bleachers

Soft Skills, and What Whitby School Was Built On

Shane Caroppoli & Malina Marshall

Primary Teacher and Children's House Ambassador

Lessons from a 3rd Grade Economics Sale

Gail Griffin

Grade Four Teacher

Student Advocacy, and the Power of Wonder

Lindsay Sudeikis

Upper School Individuals & Societies Teacher

"They’ve actually already made [the learning] their own because the “wondering” is theirs. It’s not the teacher’s. What I’ve done is provided something substantial for them to ponder and question and grapple with."

 

Lindsay Sudeikis, Upper School Individuals & Societies Teacher

“Our faculty is never satisfied with the status quo. They continue to transform education as Whitby has done over decades.


- Simone Becker, Assistant Head of School, Head of Lower School,

2016-17 FINANCIAL REPORT

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PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTEERISM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Whitby's Board of Trustees supports the school in ensuring that the school is mission-appropriate, relevant and vital to Whitby students and families.

 

We thank the members of our Board for their ongoing support of Whitby's mission and strategic vision for the future.

ANNUAL FUND DONORS

Whitby's Vision Fund and Annual Benefit fuel innovation and positively impact teaching and learning across all grade levels. You might consider the funds Whitby raises each year to be venture capital.

 

Like any growing business, Whitby invests that capital in growth. Thank you to all of our community who gave to the 2016-17 Fund and to the Benefit.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS

Reimagining Ready: The Campaign for Whitby came to a close in June 2016 and was the most historic campaign effort in Whitby's then-58 years.  

 

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised $6.1 million over the course of three years to fund a four-classroom addition and double the size of our Athletics Center.

VOLUNTEERISM AT WHITBY

Parent participation in any form is invaluable in helping further enrich our students' educational experience.

 

Thank you to all of our 2016-17 volunteers for their support across many areas of the school.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for all of your continued support of Whitby School. If you'd like to continue to fuel our vision for the future, make an online gift below.