“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- TONIGHT! Tuesday 10/18 – General PTA Meeting in the LRC – 7pm (stay after the meeting for instruction on the SECRET Flash Mob dance for the Variety Show! See #4 below for more info)
- Wednesday 10/19 – Walking Club and Store (during lunch recess)
- Friday 10/21 – Whittier Spirit Day! Wear Whittier Spirit Wear or blue/gold
- Friday 10/21 – FUN LUNCH – Great American Bagel
- Friday 10/21 – Variety Show Rehearsal (optional) @ Whittier in your assigned room, 3pm
- Order Whittier Spirit Wear
- It’s Time For WRECK!
- Mom’s Night Out @ SPENGA
- Variety Show
- Book Fair Volunteer Request
- Hospitality Committee Needs Your Help!
- Reading Games
- Walking Club Donation Request
- LRC Subscriptions
- Reflections Fine Arts Competition
1. Order Whittier Spirit Wear
2. It’s Time For WRECK!
Please e-mail Andy Knudsen at email@example.com to sign up.
3. Mom’s Night Out @ SPENGA
Hey everyone! Join us for a Mom’s Night Out!
SPENGA invited Whittier moms to enjoy a free class on Tuesday, November 1st at 8pm.
SPENGA is an hour workout that combines spin, strength, and yoga.
To book your reservation call the studio at 630.395.9585
SPENGA is located at 5216 Main St in Downers Grove
Space is limited to 22 people so make sure to call soon to get in!
Now is your time to try it with our Whittier friends!
There will be a raffle and specials on buying memberships for us that night.
We can follow up to rehydrate at a local establishment after!
Join in the fun!
CLICK HERE for more information on the SPENGA experience!
4. Variety Show
Dress rehearsal is just 3 short weeks away! Hopefully things are starting to take shape! Please visit the VShow PTA page (https://whittierschoolpta.org/
And don’t forget to join in the TO SECRET flash mob! Come to tonight’s PTA meeting and stay a few extra minutes to learn the moves OR come to practice 10/17 @ 7pm-8pm – Whittier & 11/4 @ 7pm – 9pm – DG Moose Lodge (drop in any time). Check out the moves here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Questions? Contact Melissa Rausch – firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Book Fair Volunteer Request
November Bookfair – There are still a few slots needed to be filled!
We could use your help selling these wonderful books. Please sign up through the Sign up Genius link below.
6. Hospitality Committee needs your help!
7. Reading Games
8. Walking Club Donation Request
Walking Club is looking for donations for their Walking Club store. For those that aren’t familiar with Walking Club, every Wednesday during the fall and spring seasons, students are invited (and challenged!) to walk or run laps around the school building during recess. With every lap completed, students earn “Cat Cash” to spend at the Walking Club Store. The store could use things like pencils, rubber balls, trading cards, games, erasers, stuffed animals, cars, figurines, pads of paper, etc. Think about things you might be able to “purchase” at Chuck-e-Cheese or might get in a birthday party goodie bag. Please no candy/food or toy weapons.
If you have anything you think the Walking Club might be able to use, please contact Debbi Andrews at email@example.com
9. LRC Subscriptions
We are looking for some families to make a worthwhile contribution to the LRC at Whittier by sponsoring a magazine subscription. Magazines provide a unique opportunity to get children interested in reading while developing the critical academic skills they will need in the years to come. The selection of magazines is wide ranging and will certainly appeal to boys and girls of all ages and interests.
With parent contributions we will receive a full year of issues in the LRC. Your help is making this valuable resource a part of our kids’ education and is greatly appreciated. Interested families can review the list of magazines and subscription rates here and send a check (payable to Whittier PTA) to Carla Giannelli via backpack mail.
10. Reflections Fine Arts Competition
Is this chilly autumn weather keeping your kids inside with nothing to do? Why not get their creative juices flowing and start a Reflections Project?
The theme this year is “What is Your Story?”
And don’t limit your littles (or bigs) to drawing a picture, although that’s completely acceptable, because there are 6 different categories!!
Just be sure to follow the link above for specific rules for each category, or contact me and I’ll be happy to help! Student entry forms went home on Monday. Entry deadline is Friday, October 30.
Wendy Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org