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Last Whittier Weekly of the 2020-2021 School Year

Last Whittier Weekly of the 2020-2021 School Year

School Supply Kits – Deadline Extended to July 5th

School supply kits for the 2021-2022 school year are available to order – the deadline is now JULY 5TH!! Kits will include name brand products as specified by the teachers. If a name brand was not specified, a high quality house brand will be included. Kits will be shipped directly to your home. Please send any questions to kirstenclancy@yahoo.com – Please click on link below!

https://carlsonschoolkits.com/downers-grove/whittier-downers-grove/

STILL SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!!

We are looking for families that want to help water and weed the Whittier Garden throughout the summer. Duties would include visiting at least TWICE during your week to water (hose will be available and soon new rain barrels) and weed (bring your own garden gloves). We would love to fill each week with at least one family but have two slots in case your family’s availability is limited. Please review the available weeks below and click on the button to sign up for a week or two or three. Reminders will be sent out as your week approaches.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084CAAA62EA0F85-whittier2

PTA Committee Positions Open

We have several committee positions open, as listed below. If you are interested, please contact Mandi Torello or Sarah Forillo.

Communication

Responsibilities include keeping the PTA’s website updated, assisting with sign ups as needed, and managing other communication tools such as the PTA’s Facebook page and WhittierDirectory. Volunteers also work with other committee chairs on how to make timely updates on the website. Annually, the person responsible for the directory gathers the information and creates a printable directory. If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Ann Russell

Target Number of Volunteers: one person or a team

Estimated Time Commitment: 2 hours (start of the year) / 1 week thereafter
Required Availability: Flexible

Outside Programs Coordinator (Chess Scholars, Language Labs, Young Rembrandts)

Whittier offers our students several programs on a for-fee basis after school one day per week through external organizations. PTA members help liaise between the school and these external organizations for session scheduling and information distribution purposes. One PTA parent volunteer must also be present each week during chess in order to assist with attendance and overall supervision.

Target Number of Volunteers: 1
Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal (coordinator)
Required Availability: Weekday Afternoons

Math & Science Night

Math Night is an event for 4th-6th graders and their families to explore math concepts in a fun, hands-on way outside of the traditional classroom setting. Science Night is an all-school event for students and their families to interact with science concepts in a tangible and exciting manner. PTA members serving on the Math & Science Night committee plan, prepare for, and lead various sessions at the events.

Target Number of Volunteers: 10-20
Estimated Time Commitment: A few hours (early planning) / Significant (the week of the event)
Required Availability: Flexible (early planning) / Weekday Evening (night of event)

Walking Club

The Walking Club promotes fitness for Whittier’s students. Each student participant can earn one Walking Club “dollar” per lap completed during their recess time on Walking Club dates (Walking Club runs in the fall and spring only). Students can then spend their earned “dollars” in the Walking Club “store” when it is made available to them. Committee member duties may include printing/preparing the Walking Club dollars, buying the prizes for the Walking Club store, keeping inventory of the prizes, and scheduling parent volunteers to help track students’ laps, distribute dollars, encourage the kids to walk, and distribute prizes.

Target Number of Volunteers: 1-5
Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour per week (when Walking Club is in season)
Required Availability: From 11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. on Wednesdays (fall and spring only)

Whittier Weekly Submissions

Please use the form on the PTA Website for all Whittier Weekly Submissions. If there is something that needs to be posted before August 1st please contact Cindy Maquet at cindymaquet@hotmail.com

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!!