Whittier Weekly – 11/1/2019

Whittier Weekly – 11/1/2019

We apologize for the delay in providing our Whittier Weekly, as our site was down most of the week. Please find a few important updates below from the Whittier PTA!

Whittier Math Night – 4th through 7th Grade Math Students

Students taking 4th grade – 7th grade math are invited to come to this fun night of activities.  This includes 3rd graders taking 4th grade math. The event will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Whittier.

Variety Show – Group Registration & Permission Slips Available

Variety Show registration is now open!  Please submit all Acts (one submission PER ACT) and all Emcee/Stage Crew (one submission PER STUDENT, 6th graders only).  Also, all participants must have a permission slip filled out by their parent/guardian.  All Acts must be no longer than 90 seconds.  The deadline for all submissions and permission slips is Friday, November 15th.  
Follow this link for registration forms and for any questions: https://whittierschoolpta.org/special-events/variety-show/

Destination ImagiNation

In the 1980s MacGyver thrilled us with his ability to solve problems using only the materials at hand – maybe a roll of duct tape, a few paper clips and an ID card. Destination ImagiNation gives students of all ages (K-College) the chance to put their imagination to work and do the same. Destination ImagiNation is a program that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. Teams of students choose one of several challenges (e.g. improvisational, technical, scientific, service, fine arts) to create solutions over several months. Students also prepare for an instant challenge (could be performance or building-related) for the day of competition. This is an amazingly well run program with lots of support. For more information on the program and how to start a team, check out the Illinois DI website https://www.illinoisdi.org/ or contact Debbie Dobrez (dobrezdebbie@gmail.com). Also contact Debbie to register your team. 

Fall Book Fair

Scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th 3-5 pm, Wednesday, November 13th 3-5 pm, and Thursday, November 14th 5-9 pm.  On Thursday, November 14th we will also be celebrating Family Literacy Night.  Professional Storyteller Chris Fascione will perform for primary students 6:30-7:00 and intermediate students 7:00-7:30.  Families will also have the opportunity to play Book Bingo and Write a Super Hero Story!