Whittier Weekly – 11/12/2019

Whittier Weekly – 11/12/2019

We have several great activities to help you all stay busy and warm!

Fall Book Fair– STARTS TODAY!

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 Open publish panel.

Family Fun Night @ Uncle Bub’s-THIS THURSDAY!

Please join us Thursday, November 14, from 4-8 PM at Uncle Bub’s at 132 S Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559. Enjoy some fabulous BBQ while Uncle Bub’s donates 20% of your purchase back to the Whittier PTA to help fund important activities and supplies for our school!

Please be sure to present the Cashier with the orange flyer sent home with kids Nov 11 and 12!

Mom’s Night Out

Head to Vintage Charm in downtown Clarendon Hills for shopping and kid-free catch up! If you haven’t been, it’s a cute local shop where you can get your holiday shopping started or pickup something new for yourself.

Best part is – 10% of the proceeds that night go back to Whittier PTA (no additional discounts accepted). We’ll have wine and light snacks and hope to see you all there next Wednesday, November 20, from 6-8ish

Whittier Math Night

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 next 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 THIS 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.