Whittier Experiences

Whittier Experiences


Registration will re-open for any experiences that still have space once initial invoices have been sent.

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 via PayPal invoicing and/or backpack mail once registration is complete.
  • Payment for all experiences is due by the deadline specified. Any unpaid spots will be released and filled by the next person on the waitlist.
  • Electronic Payment – You will have the option to pay online when you receive your electronic invoice.
  • Check PaymentIf you chose to pay by check once invoices are sent, please place your check in an envelope labeled “Whittier PTA Experiences” and send it with your student to school or drop it off in the office.
  • Please contact Michelle Rafacz (mdemumbrum@yahoo.com) or Melissa Rausch (melissarausch@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions.
Whittier Fall 2018 Experiences

Whittier Fall 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

Escape Room (click to expand/collapse)

In a race against the clock, you and your child(ren) can team up to solve complex puzzles, piece together clues, and ultimately ESCAPE from a room filled with brain-tickling fun. On Monday, October 29th, you can be a part of the first ever escape room challenge! Teams of 8-10 will combine their strengths to solve the mystery. Will you take on the Time Travelers room? Win big in the Casino? Score a huge profit on the Garage Sale? Figure out the mystery in the veterinary office? Either way, all proceeds from this experience go directly to the Whittier Angel Fund! This is a terrific activity for parents and children alike. For $30/person, you can have an amazing evening with your kiddos and do good for the PTA. Children in grades 3 + along with an adult (or two) can enjoy this wonderful night sure to spark a love of ciphers, puzzles, and challenges. Maximum of 70 people. Donated by the Achilles, Klepper, Ihde, Donat, Rice, Wickland, Adelman, and Joyce families.

BINGO! (click to expand/collapse)

Allergy friendly snacks and drinks and prizes for all the rounds of bingo. Donated by the Camer, Hense, Hill, Small and families.

Detox / Retox - Pilates + Mimosas (click to expand/collapse)

Join us for a Pilates mat class (taught by a fab instructor!) Afterwards stay to mingle over mimosas, coffee and a lite brunch fare - detoxing before we retox. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a positive attitude! Maximum of 30 people. Hosted by the Shea, Schuster, Monco, Freely, and Einck families

Bags Tournament – Adults Only (click to expand/collapse)

Come join us for a fun filled night upstairs at the Moose Lodge. Find a partner and enter our Bags Tournament. Winning team will win bragging rights along with a coveted prize. Don’t want to play Bags? Come anyway! There will be music, light appetizers, and plenty of socializing. Cash bar. Start practicing! Donated by the Rosenberg, Sheeran, and Brezina families

Fair Game Party (click to expand/collapse)

Come enjoy an afternoon of playing board and/or card games! Open to 2nd – 6th graders. Event will be held at Fair Game on Main Street. Maximum of 20 students. Donated by the Brezina family/Fair Game.

Whittier Movie Night (click to expand/collapse)

Throw on your pajamas, grab your pillow, sleeping bag or favorite blanket and join your friends for a fun filled evening watching a kid friendly movie. Enjoy some popcorn and visiting with your friends in the Jaguar Jungle. For Whittier students only, please. 100 student max Donated by the Adelman, Shea, and Ihde families

Tea for Two (click to expand/collapse)

Join us for tea and an American Girl movie. You and your favorite doll or stuffed animal are invited to an afternoon of fun. Tea and treats will be served. Max of 12 students. Donated by the Rafacz and Glomb families.

Whittier Chili Cook-Off (click to expand/collapse)

Come join the Whittier Chili Cook Off! Which Whittier parents have the best chili recipe in all of Downers Grove!? Each team of two will bring their winning chili to be tasted and voted on by all attendees. Prizes will be awarded! Cost includes appetizers, desserts, and chili tastings. Cash Bar available. Max of 20 Chili Teams + 20 spectators. Team Cost $40. Spectator cost $20. Donated by the Adams, Brock, Nutt, Rice, Whalen, and Winthrop families.

Valentine Glow Party (click to expand/collapse)

Valentine...you make my heart glow! Students, bring your favorite Valentine and join us for some crafting, snacking and dancing! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Donated by the Rydin, Rausch, Ashley, Mussatto, Alekiunas, and Murphy families