Whittier Experiences

Whittier Experiences


  • Sign up will be online, but you will not pay online at this time.
  • These events are filled on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that anyone that signs up above and beyond the limit will be put on a wait list.
  • You will receive an invoice for all of your experiences by backpack mail on Friday, February 16th
  • Payment for all experiences is due by Friday, February 23rd. Any unpaid spots will be released and filled by the next person on the waitlist.
  • Check PaymentPlease place your check in an envelope labeled “Whittier PTA Experiences” and send it with your student to school.
  • Credit Card Payment– A credit card sheet will be attached to the invoice. In addition, Lori Achilles will be available before and after school Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd with the swipe machine for credit card payment. Please look for her by the primary doors from 8:15- 8:25am and 2:45-2:55pm.
  • Please contact Michelle Rafacz or Melissa Rausch if you have questions.
Whittier Spring 2018 Experiences

Lacrosse (click to expand/collapse)

Lax-mania: an Intro to Lacrosse! This experience is open to all ages K-6 at Whittier. This intro will teach how to pass, catch, shoot, and more through loads of different awesome lacrosse drills. Never played before? No worries, we will have a variety of sticks to use. Maximum 40 students. Donated by Taylor Sopron & Jeff Paul

Mom’s Night In (click to expand/collapse)

Join us for a Mom’s night IN for a night of girl time with makeup and some bubbly. Don’t forget to stay in your comfy clothes for this one. Makeup artist Denise Gulotta of Denise Lynn Makeup will share some of her tricks of the trade and will demos for smoky eyes, contouring and more. We are asking everyone that attends to bring their favorite makeup/hair product to tell the group about. Bubbly bar and light bites include! Maximum 20 adults. Donated by the Bogaczk & DiCosola families

Back to School Brunch (click to expand/collapse)

Drop off the kids and then drop by the Brocks home to celebrate the 1st day of school. Coffee, mimosas, and brunch will be served. Take your picture in the “1st Day of School for Parents” photo booth. Back to school raffle prizes, too. Relax and enjoy your first morning of freedom after summer break. Maximum 40 adults. Younger siblings are welcome. Donated by the Brock, Hill, Hense and Schroeder families.

Mother/Daughter Spreading Kindness (click to expand/collapse)

Moms, grab your daughter(s) and head on over to the Jaguar Jungle to spread some kindness! We will be doing a few craft activities to benefit the Downers Grove area and light refreshments will be served. Maximum 30 families. Hosted by the Manney-Pike, Nutt, Pampalone & Wood families.

Family Movie Night (click to expand/collapse)

Join us for a good old fashioned back yard movie night at the Mielke's house. We'll provide the popcorn and some adult and kid friendly beverages (beer and margaritas for those 'of age'...water and lemonade for those not). You simply bring the family and some blankets to sit on. Enjoy a movie under the stars with the whole family! If you have allergy concerns, please contact a host family. Movie to be named later...typically a PG rated offering. Maximum 35 families. Donated by the Mielke Family

Flocking (click to expand/collapse)

A flock of pink flamingos is coming to the Whittier neighborhood! Sign up to flock a friend (or yourself!) and a flock of birds will be in their yard for a day as the birds tend to fly away each night to the next location! Sign up here, and you will be contacted after the fundraiser to find out who you are "flocking" Donated by the Adelman, Brock, Clancy, Petras & Rausch families

Taekwondo (click to expand/collapse)

If you have ever wanted to learn just what it’s like to move like a ninja, this is the experience for you. Join us for an introduction to taekwondo with the instructors from Strive Martial Arts. Maximum 40 kids. Donated by the Knoepp & Wiklund families

Downers Grove Sand Club – Adults Only (click to expand/collapse)

Enjoy all of your favorite outdoor games – INSIDE. Eat, drink and spike the night away! Join us for a lively evening of fun and revelry at the Downers Grove Sand Club. We will have 2 open sand volleyball courts all to ourselves in addition to darts, pool, bags, giant jenga and more. Plus, beer and snacks will be served to help fuel the fun. Athletic/athleisure wear encouraged for all participants. Maximum of 60 adults. Donated by the Eincs, Freely, Monco, Schuster & Shea families.

Father/Child Grilling Event (click to expand/collapse)

Bring your favorite meat to grill at the Campione’s house. Get ready for a competition for the best grilled meat. The hosts will supply a bunch of sides and and all will enjoy a picnic at the end of the competition. Maximum 40 participants. Donated by the Campione, DiCosola, Ennis, Kuelthau and Lorenc families.

Quidditch Tournament (click to expand/collapse)

Come experience the fantasy sport Quidditch, based on the game from the Harry Potter novels. We will have three games with four teams of seven students. Game 1: Gryffindor v. Ravenclaw. Game 2: Slytherin vs. Hufflepuff . Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 Donated by Kelly Coleman and Taylor Sopron

Payment Information

Online payment required at this time. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR FORM before clicking SUBMIT. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Ann Russell, AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com.