Greetings from the Whittier PTA! If you are new to Whittier, WELCOME! We hope you will find this weekly newsletter helpful to connect you to the Whittier community.
- TOMORROW, Wed 8/8 – Annual Incoming Kindergartener Play Date @ Whittier Primary Playground 5-6:30pm
- Tuesday 8/21 – Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social @ Whittier 3:30-4:30pm
- Thursday 8/23 – First Day of School! (Full day)
- Monday 9/3 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
- Tuesday 9/11 – Whittier Curriculum Night
- Sunday 9/16 – Jaguar Jog
- Thursday 9/20 – Early Dismissal (11:40am)
- PTA School Improvements Update
- Join the PTA
- Jaguar Jog
- Committee Chairs Needed
- District 58 Calendar
- School Supply List
1. PTA School Improvements Update
Hello and happy summer! We are excited to announce that we will be entering the start of the 2018/19 school with a new gym sound system. Anyone utilizing this system the past few years knows how much this improvement was needed. This investment of $7,700 was initially requested by Mr. Krugman and the staff of Whittier, and thanks to the generous fundraising of the Whittier Community from the 2018 Spring Fundraiser we are able to make it happen!
2. Join the PTA
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3. Jaguar Jog
4. Committee Chairs Needed
The PTA is still in need for committee chair roles to be filled, we need your help! Please browse the descriptions below (estimated time commitment included)! If you are interested or have any further questions email either Jenn DiCosola (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Lorenc (email@example.com)
Looking for a PTA member to act as the liaison between the school and Chess Scholars for session scheduling and information. One PTA parent volunteer must also be present each week during chess in order to assist with attendance and overall supervision (this volunteer receives a 50% on tuition for their child). In the event of the parent volunteer being unable to attend class, the chair must either step in as the volunteer or arrange another supervisor.
Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour per week after school as volunteer, 1 hour per session as chair
Math and Science Fun Nights:
The chairs for these family fun nights at school plan the activities for each session (such as science experiments and math challenges), secure volunteers to ensure the night runs smoothly, write up directions for each activity, and purchase supplies. They also send out evites to the Whittier families. Typically, there is one math and one science night per year, and such a fun night for families to attend!
Estimated Time Commitment: A few hours (early planning) / Significant (the week of the event)
Members of the Spring Fundraiser committee set the time and place of the event and secure said time and place early in the school year. From there, volunteers plan and prepare logistics of the event, distribute communications regarding the event, solicit donations, and coordinate with the experience committee. You will also need to organize volunteers to set up, run and clean up after the actual event.
Estimated Time Commitment: Moderate based on the details of the event.
Young Rembrandts is an original, step by step method to teach children drawing, the fundamental skill of visual arts. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, ordering and sequencing ability, visualization and fundamental art skills. The volunteer will assist the Young Rembrandts teacher and will track attendance of the student attendees.
Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour per week after school
5. District 58 Calendar
For a direct link to the district calendar click HERE to view the PDF.
6. School Supply List
CLICK HERE for a link to the 2018-19 school supply list