Whittier Weekly: April 8, 2014

Whittier Weekly: April 8, 2014

“If you can dream it, 
you can do it.” 
–Walt Disney

Welcome back from spring break and to the start of the fourth quarter of school! Time is flying by, we’re all making summer plans, and it’s even time to make plans for next year’s PTA budget. Your input is needed so please contact the PTA Board with any ideas or questions, and be sure to come to the April PTA meeting to hear more about next year’s budget plans.

Our PTA is a democracy, and the Executive Board is there to facilitate, not be sole-decision makers. Make sure your voice is heard.

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful Whittier Community. Thank you!
Whittier School PTA Executive Board

Beverage Bonanza 
Experience Sign Ups Still Open

There’s still time to sign up for “Experiences” offered at The Beverage Bonanza!
If you didn’t have the chance to attend the event, but would like to sign up for any of the fun “Experiences,” please contact Corinne Potter (corinne.potter@gmail.com).

Click here for a listing of the “Experiences” offered at The Beverage Bonanza.  Please note the Fair Game Party is Sold Out!

Variety Show DVD Orders

Did you forget to order your Variety Show 2014 DVD?  Do not worry; late orders will be accepted until this Friday, April 11. You can access the order form from the Variety Show page of the PTA website. Please return all orders to school c/o Melissa Rausch.

Green Team Meeting TODAY

Green Team meeting TODAY – Tuesday, April 8, over the lunch period. Students can go out to recess and then meet on the stage to eat lunch and talk about Earth Day.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Please celebrate this special day with Green Team.

McTeacher Night at McDonald’s TODAY

Spring has sprung, and who wants to be inside cooking dinner? Now that spring break is behind us, give yourself and your family a back-to-school break from the typical dinner routine.  Come out to McDonald’s on Ogden (just east of Fairview) TODAY (Tuesday, April 8) from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and let some of your favorite Whittier administrators, faculty, and staff serve up dinner for you during Whittier’s annual McTeacher Night event! A portion of all purchases during this window of time will go back to Whittier’s PTA.

Don’t have time to stop in? No problem! Drive-thru orders also count. Spread the word to your local family, friends, and neighbors too.  The more the merrier at this FUN fundraising event!

See the flyer that went home in backpack folders this week for more information. While it’s not really a Valentine’s Day celebration, do take advantage of this opportunity to show your LOVE for Whittier and its dedicated staff by coming out to McTeacher Night!

Very Important PTA Meeting – April 15

Please join us on April 15, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for the April General PTA meeting. The meeting will be held in the Jaguar Jungle with free babysitting in the Art Room.  We will be officially approving the Executive Board and presenting the PTA Budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Come elect the new board and give your input on next year’s planning budget.

Use Market Day for Your Easter Needs

Our next Market Day pick-up date is Thursday, April 17 (Order date is April 14).  This is the perfect time to place your order for anything you may need for Easter weekend. Market Day offers some wonderful options for Easter dinner, including an Italian Rack of Pork, a variety of appetizers and side dishes. And by all means, don’t forget desserts! Perfect options to make your meal prep or “dish to pass” easy! 10% of each order comes right back to the PTA.

If you have any questions feel free to give either Linda McConaughy (630) 971-0862 or Kellie Miller (812) 204-4384 a call. Go to marketday.com to place your order. Whittier’s ID number is 1469. You can prepay for your order online or pay by Cash, check or LINK accepted at sale.

This month with a $40 purchase you will automatically get a FREE 1 lb. bag of California Blend frozen vegetables, and with at least a $90 order, enter promo code APRBONUS and get a FREE 1lb. Bag of Chicken Gems. (promo code good for online orders only).

Family Science Night

Family Science Night is coming on Monday, April 14. All Whittier students and their parents are invited to join us to participate in several fun science experiments. An evite has been sent to all Whittier families.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer in any way, please contact Debbie Dobrez at 708-870-0121, or dobrezdebbie@gmail.com .

Author Festival Parent Program

“Reading and Education: The Home Connection”  with bestselling author Blue Balliett. – Author Festival Parent Program.
The Downers Grove Area Council of PTAs is hosting an An Author Festival Parent Program on Thursday, April 10, from 7:00-8:00 pm at Hillcrest School. Bestselling author Blue Balliett will be giving a presentation on “Reading and Education: The Home Connection.”
This event is free but capacity is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot at Eventbrite. Please see the flyer for more information.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Tuesday, April 8:   Green Team meeting 12:00 – 12:20
  • Tuesday, April 8: McTeacher Family Fun Night at McDonald’s
  • Thursday, April 10: Author Festival Parent Program – Hillcrest
  • Friday, April 11: Fun Lunch – McDonald’s
  • Friday, April 11: Variety Show DVD last chance orders due
  • Monday, April 14: Family Science Night
  • Monday, April 14: Market Day orders due
  • Tuesday, April 15: PTA Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 16:  Spring Walking Club starts
  • Thursday, April 17: Market Day pick up
  • Friday, April 18: No School
  • Thursday, April 24: Open House and Book Fair
  • Friday, April 25: Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
  • Thursday, May 1: Half Day of School – School Improvements