Whittier Weekly: April 16, 2019

Whittier Weekly: April 16, 2019





  • General PTA Meeting in the LRC, 7pm
    • Join us tonight with our special guests from the Board of Education!

Friday – NO SCHOOL



All Week – Box Tops Collection Drive

Tuesday, 4/23 

  • Walking Club (during lunch recess)
  • Herrick Middle School 6th Grade Parent Open House, 7pm

Wednesday, 4/24 – DGCC Spring Concert; 7:00pm; HMS

Friday, 4/26 – Whittier Spirit Day & Fun Lunch





 2019/20 Committee Chair Openings

The PTA has openings for committee chairs for next school year!  See below for a list and description of the open committees. If interested to learn more about what is involved/time commitment or to volunteer email either Susan Lorenc at susan_lorenc@hotmail.com or Jenn DiCosola at jennbala@hotmail.com 


  • Reflections
    • Reflections is an inspirational art competition sponsored by the National PTA and supported by Whittier’s PTA. Volunteers on this committee judge the art pieces submitted by students to determine which pieces will move on to the next stage of the competition. Reflections volunteers may also be asked to help with collection and redistribution of the art pieces.Target Number of Volunteers: 1-5
      Estimated Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per year
      Required Availability: Flexible
  • Spring Fundraiser
    • 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 via email/phone/in-person contacts, and schedule experiences to be signed up for at the event. Volunteers are also needed to set up for, run, and clean up after the actual event.Target Number of Volunteers: 10-15
      Estimated Time Commitment: Moderate / Significant (winter and early spring)
      Required Availability: Variable
  • Summer Math Club
    • This committee assembles summer math program folders for Whittier students and delivers them to Whittier for teachers to pass out prior to the end of the school year. Members of this committee may also be requested to volunteer a couple times over the summer on the summer math program check-in dates and to distribute prizes to students who completed the summer math assignments.Target Number of Volunteers: 1-5
      Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal
      Required Availability: Weekday Mornings (during the summer only)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    • This committee works on the week each spring dedicated to making the Whittier teachers and staff feel appreciated. This includes various recognitions from year to year but always includes a luncheon mid-week. Volunteers provide items for the luncheon and help to determine, package, and distribute other appreciation gifts during Teacher Appreciation Week.Target Number of Volunteers: 1-5
      Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal in general / 8 hours during Teacher Appreciation Week
      Required Availability: Weekday Mornings and Afternoons (during Teacher Appreciation Week)
  • Young Rembrandts
    • Young Rembrandts is an after-school art program held on Tuesdays for Whittier students.  Our school requires a parent monitor/liaison to be present at each class.  Tuition for your child is discounted/free based on your commitment.Target Number of Volunteers: 1-3
      Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour per week
      Required Availability: Tuesday Afternoons, after school