TONIGHT 9/18 – Band & Orchestra Open House Sign-Up 5-8pm @ Herrick (or attend on 9/15)
TOMORROW 9/19 – Mom’s Night Out Shopping Event @ Evereve at Oakbrook Center 6-9pm
- Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Opens @ 9am via SQUIRREL
- Early Dismissal (11:40am)
- Experiences registration ends
- Book List for Reading Games released
- Mojo’s FUN LUNCH!
- Spirit Day! Wear your Whittier Wear or blue/gold
9/24- 9/26 – Camp Edwards 6th Grade Outdoor Education Trip
- Girls’ Day Out in Downtown DG 10am-8pm (see blurb #2 below)
- Destination Imagination Open House 6pm @ Whittier
10/1 – School Picture Day
10/8 – NO SCHOOL Columbus Day
10/9 – NO SCHOOL (P/T Conferences)
- TOMORROW!! Mom’s Night Out Shopping Event @ Evereve
- Girls’ Day Out in Downtown DG
- Destination Imagination Open House
- Experiences Registration OPEN
- Language Labs (Spanish and *NEW* French) Registration
- Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed
- Masterpiece of the Month
- Amazon Smile
- Walking Club Needs Volunteers
- Chess Scholars
- Join the PTA (Important: PLEASE VERIFY DIRECTORY INFO)
1. TOMORROW!! Mom’s Night Out Shopping Event @ Evereve
All the money we raise will be put towards the list of Capital improvements we want to do for Whittier (new wall mats in the gym and outdoor classroom).
So come shop! It’s for the kids!!!!
2. Girls’ Day Out in Downtown DG
Support our PTA by attending the annual Girls’ Day Out in our downtown on September 27th from 10am-8pm! Print out this handy HALL PASS and shop/dine at any of the participating businesses. 10% of your sale will be donated back to the PTA!
3. Destination Imagination Open House
Please join us for a Destination Imagination (DI) Open House at 6pm on Thursday, Sept 27, in the Jaguar Jungle. We will talk briefly about the DI program and answer any questions. Students will then have the chance to participate in a few fun Instant Challenges – using their imagination to create, build and act out solutions. DI is open to all students from kindergarten through college, with some differences in challenges depending on grade. Contact Debbie Dobrez (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, and check out the DI website. https://www.
4. Experiences Registration OPEN
5. Language Labs Spanish/French Registration
Registration is OPEN for both after-school Spanish and **NEW THIS YEAR** French!
Learning a new language has been shown to be extremely beneficial for the brain and self confidence. This includes higher math, verbal, social studies and test scores. The Language Labs has offered after-school Spanish for the past two years and are excited to be able to offer French this year as well!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: For Language Labs to offer these classes @ Whittier, is it required by our school to have a Whittier parent present at each class. Knowledge of the language is NOT mandatory, your presence is only needed for supervision and attendance check. For your time your child will receive a tuition discount (up to 50% if you choose to volunteer for every class). This can also be split up among multiple parents and the discount will be adjusted accordingly. If interested in volunteering contact Chinni Mancilla at Language Labs (email@example.com) prior to registration. For any other questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For the NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE
For the SPANISH flier CLICK HERE
For the FRENCH flier CLICK HERE
6. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed
7. Masterpiece of the Month
Calling all Art lovers! We need volunteers for Masterpiece of the Month
What is Masterpiece of the Month? A monthly art program for Grades 1-5 where the kids are introduced to an Artist and a famous masterpiece through discussion, crafts and reading.
Can you help out? YES!! We need parent volunteers for each classroom to continue to make this program a success.
Is it a huge time commitment? NO! Maybe 1-2 hours for the month you are presenting and we try to have at least two parents for each classroom so you only have to present every other month. But I know nothing about Art? THAT’s OK! We have lots of resources and very experienced parents that have done this for years and can help out.
Will my kid think I am a Rock Star? YES! In fact, every kid in the class will think you are a Rock Star! The smiles we get when we walk into the classroom each month are priceless not to mention the imagination and creativity we are fostering.
Masterpiece of the Month starts in October and goes through May.
Please contact Kristi Maher email@example.com if you are interested!
8. Amazon Smile
You shop, Amazon gives! For any eligible purchase you make from the Amazon Smile full site (mobile site not supported), Amazon will donate 0.5% back to Whittier! It’s easy – go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and type in Whittier Elementary School PTA under “pick your own charitable organization.” Follow the prompts to choose our PTA. Go directly to this link every time you want to shop Amazon instead of the regular full site. Thank you for taking the time to complete this process if you are an Amazon shopper! The PTA will provide an update on Amazon’s donation!
9. Walking Club Needs Volunteers
The Whittier Walking Club is in need of volunteers! Every Tuesday (from 11:30-12:30) during the fall and spring seasons, students are 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. Parent volunteers help keep track of the students, hand out “Cat Cash”, and manage the Walking Club Store. It is a great way to see your kids in action! Visit the PTA’s Walking Club page for more information and to sign up to volunteer: http://
Questions? Email Katy Anderman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Chess Scholars
The fall session of after-school chess starts Monday, September 24! Classes are held immediately after school at Whittier. For all the information to sign up CLICK HERE for the flier.
12. Join the PTA