Whittier Weekly – 9/14/2020

Whittier Weekly – 9/14/2020

Whittier PTA Meeting

Audience: All Whittier Staff and Families

Please join us for our first Whittier PTA Meeting of the season next Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held via Zoom, with the link to be provided next week!

2020 Whittier PTA Scavenger Hunt

Audience: All Whittier Staff and Families

Can your family decipher clues to locate ten historical sites around down town Downers Grove?  The Whittier Elementary Photo Scavenger Hunt on Saturday October, 3rd combines sleuthing, Downers Grove History and fun while supporting local businesses all while social distancing. 

Register your family or team through the Whittier PTA website to join in the fun: 

All teams will receive a swag bag full of goodies and entry into a raffle for a shot at dozens of prizes including a portable outdoor movie projector, gift cards to local shops/restaurants, game packages, 1-month of Zoom work-outs and much more! 

Questions? Contact Jason Kuether jasonkuether@hotmail.com

Downers Grove Girls Day Out

Audience: All Whittier Staff and Families

Help support Downers Grove Businesses and your Local PTA, while taking a needed break next Thursday, September 24 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Details are in the attached flyer, and are included below:

  1. Print, fill out and bring your Hall Passes with you to Downtown Downers Grove Sept. 24th. (Will be in Whittier Weekly the Week Of).
  2. When you make a purchase that day, at a participating business, turn in your Hall Pass (turn in a hall pass with each purchase so the business can make sure that your purchase gets counted towards the donation). Businesses will donate, 10% of the day’s Hall Pass sales to the participating schools PTA/HSA/PTO, including Whittier!
  3. We will divide the money equally amongst the participating schools.
  4. The school with the best attendance (based off of individual Hall Passes), will receive an extra $250 on top of the donation. The 2nd and 3rd in attendance will be given $100 each in Downtown Downers Grove Gift Certificates.
  5. Have fun!

Connect with your Whittier Family

Audience: All Whittier Families

I know this is an “interesting” year (to say the least) and so many things are different. But since we’re all looking for a bit of normalcy, here is my annual push to join the PTA and other administrative tasks! It seems more important to stay connected digitally right now, so completing these tasks are important. Many of you have already done these, so thank you!

1) Join the PTA: https://whittierschoolpta.org/join/
Joining the PTA 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. If you’ve never joined the PTA, your Directory Spot account will be created once you sign up and pay for your membership.
*You need t join the PTA every year, should you choose to do so.

2) Review (and update if needed) your directory information: https://www.directoryspot.net

Once you have a Directory Spot account, that will remain intact going forward. It’s up to you to update any personal contact information, but I will update grades and teachers each year. For new families, to gain access to the online directory, you must first join the PTA (step #1 above). Updates can only be made on a computer, not via the app (grrrrrr…). The directory is used for Whittier families only, and can be used to contact classmates and parents. The deadline to update your information to be included in the printed directory is September 30th.’

3) Register for the PTA Website: http://whittierschoolpta.org/register-ww/
The email address used here is where the Whittier Weekly (weekly newsletter) will be sent. If you’ve received this newsletter directly from the Whittier PTA, congrats – you’ve already completed this step!
*You only do this once and don’t need to register every year.

4) Join the PTA Facebook page: This is a great way to connect with other Whittier families and send quick messages and get updates. Feel free to let us know of other Whittier families that may want to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/127540600656517/

Questions? Ask! Contact Ann Russell at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.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