Whittier Weekly 8/24/20

Whittier Weekly 8/24/20

Chalk the Walk

Audience: All Whittier Families

Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club is promoting a Back to School “Chalk the Walk” for area schools. Sign up to cheer our teachers on with a kind message in chalk. All families welcome on Sunday, August 30th, 1:00-2:30pm, 15 min increments can be signed up for as social distancing rules will need to be followed. 

Here’s the link that can be communicated to the Whittier parents to start promoting the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44A8AE2EA7FB6-whittier

Whittier-logo Masks

Audience: All Whittier Parents

Whittier Elementary School fabric face masks are now available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from these sales will be used to support purchasing masks for our Whittier Angels students. Check out this website for information and to order.


Learning Lab Grey Books

Audience: 1st and 2nd Grade Families

If you still have grey books from the Learning Lab that were handed out to some 1st and 2nd graders in Spring, please drop them office at the school. They can be placed in the vestibule by the front door.

If you have questions, please contact the The Learning Lab at Cgergits@dg58.org

Calling Incoming Whittier Kindergartners

Audience: Incoming Whittier Kindergartners

Join us for a virtual Pajama Party this week, Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm! Bring your favorite buddy/blanket and a yummy snack. We will be reading a bedtime story and saying “hi!” before school starts!

If you are interested in having your child participate, please RSVP to Mandi Torello (Acraig1014@gmail.com) or Sarah Forillo (sarahforillo@gmail.com).

Treasurer Wanted!

Audience: All Whittier Parents

We are sad to announce that our newly appointed Treasurer will be unable to fulfill her new role due to a change in circumstances.  Luckily, Lori Achilles is still available to teach a new Treasurer, and expects this will be an easy year to take over. 

If you are interested in this newly opened up position, please reach out to Lori at lori.achilles@gmail.com

Want to stay in touch with the Whittier PTA?

Audience: All Whittier Families and Staff

With school scheduled to start in a few weeks, we have opened up enrollment to give you a chance to cross one item off your “to do list”, by joining the PTA, and here is how:

1) Join the PTA for the 2020-2021 School Year:  This is where you can sign up to purchase a paper copy of the directory, advertise in the directory, make an Angel Donation, and/or express interest in getting more involved in the various Whittier committees and events.  Link: https://whittierschoolpta.org/join-our-pta-for-next-year/

3) Enter/Update your Directory information:  If you already have a Whittier Directory Spot account, that will remain in tact.  Please just update your contact information.  For new families, to gain access to the online directory, you must first join the PTA (step #1 above).  With your paid membership you will be set up with a Directory Spot account.  You will receive an email from Directory Spot, but if you miss it you can go directly to Directory Spot and create an account.  Just be sure to use the same email that you used to register for the PTA. We are still offering the option to purchase a printed directory, available when you register for the PTA.  You will need to do this step annually.  The directory is used for Whittier families only, and can be used to contact classmates and parents. Link: https://www.directoryspot.net

Questions?   Contact Ann Russell at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

Have a Whittier Weekly Submission?

Audience: All Whittier Families and Staff

We are pleased to offer a streamlined template to allow families and staff members to submit information to be included in the Whittier Weekly. The new form is located at: https://whittierschoolpta.org/references/documents-and-forms/whittier-weekly-submission/

Please note we do not offer advertisement for businesses, unless they have a direct relationship with the Whittier PTA and/or Whittier School.

Contact info@whittierschoolpta.org with questions!