New? Welcome!

New? Welcome!

Whittier is always abuzz, and we understand if it’s intimidating to jump into the deep end of the PTA pool! The LAST thing we want is for you to hesitate for a second about contacting the PTA (for anything!) or attending your first PTA meeting. Whittier School PTA is the exact place for you to:

  • find out more about what goes on inside the four walls of our school
  • learn how parents can help provide the best educational experience for our kids
  • answer questions you might have and get to know parents who are in your shoes, or were where you stand a few short years ago
  • voice your opinion or concerns or requests—our PTA is a democracy and your voice counts!

Check out our “Whittier Cheat Sheet” – this should explain most programs, events, and terms we use at Whittier.  Have something you think should be added?  Contact Sarah Bogaczyk or Ann Russell (AnnKHerrick@yahoo.com).


Great! Here’s how to get started:

On the fence?

If you have a question, the best place to start is contacting us. Our PTA exec board will answer your question or direct you to someone who can.

If you’re considering joining the PTA but want to know what you’re getting yourself into… we promise ALL you’re doing is signing up to stay informed about different activities and events the PTA offers to ALL students (not just students whose families pay dues). We only ask that you pay dues because we’re part of a larger national organization, and they require dues of us!

If you just want to find out more about PTA—dip a toe in the water—but don’t want to be pressured to fundraise or get involved yet, PLEASE don’t hesitate to come to a PTA meeting! Pressure is NOT how we roll: we get it! We are part of a fabulous, second-to-none Whittier community of family and friends, and we want you to be a part of it. Learn the ropes, and contribute your time, talent, or treasure when you can, how you can. Simply want to listen? Looking for a way to meet people? Join us!

Contact us!

If you are passionate about something, whether it’s something we already do, something you’d like to do, or something you’d like to suggest, contact us or come to our next meeting, and we’ll chat. That’s how it works. 🙂