Whittier Weekly – 9/24/2019

Whittier Weekly – 9/24/2019

Many exciting activities underway for Whittier kids and Families!


Downers Grove Local Business- Girls Day Out this Thursday

Looking for an excuse to visit your favorite local store or restate this week? Well, we have one as District 58 and many local businesses collaborate to host Girls Day Out this Thursday, September 26.

Please see the attached flyer for additional details, including which business are participating in this great event!

Color Run Raffle Tickets

Our very own Mrs. Cheryl Lyons (Whittier 5th grade teacher) generously donated four (4) tickets to the Illuminating Possibilities 3rd Annual Gallery Night . This event will held on Thursday, November 14 @ 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.   Mrs. Lyons and Ms. Sullivan (2nd grade teacher at Whittier) will be attending this event and invite you to join them!  Proceeds from the event will benefit Helping Hand Center which assists children and adults with disabilities to help them achieve their highest level of independence through quality programs and services. Mrs. Lyons’ sister, Ginger, has received services through Helping Hand Center for years (and she often comes in to Whittier to help Mrs. Lyons and her students).

Proceeds from raffle ticket sales will be divided equally between the Whittier PTA and Helping Hand Center.  Two pairs of tickets to the Gallery Night will be raffled off.  The two winners (each will receive a pair of tickets) will be announced at the Color Run on October 4th. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five (5) tickets for $20. To purchase raffle tickets for the chance for you and a guest to join Mrs. Lyons & Ms. Sullivan at this great event, please fill out this form and submit payment by October 3, 2019.  You can pay for your tickets in either of the following ways:
1. Send a check made payable to “Whittier PTA” to Whittier in your child’s backpack.  Put “raffle tickets” in the memo line of the check and label the envelope the check is in “Color Run Raffle.”  
2. Pay via PayPal (there will be a $3 service fee).  The PTA PayPal email address is whittierptatreasurer@hotmail.com. Please specify  “Color Run Raffle” in the notes section on PayPal. 
*Anyone who fills out the form for tickets but does not pay by October 3 will be invoiced by the PTA. 
For more information about the event, visit https://www.hhcenter.org/gallerynight/.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Whittier PTA and Helping Hand Center!

Whittier Experiences – Register Now!

Registration for Whittier Experiences opens tomorrow, Sunday, September 22 at 5pm. The attached flyer provides an overview of the wonderful activities Whittier Families have generously donated to help raise funds for the PTA.

The link to register is: https://whittierschoolpta.org/special-events/experiences/whittier-experience-registration/

Family Fun Night

Thank you to so many for coming out to our Family Fun Night at Five Guys last week. Please mark your calendar for the October Family Fun Night, Wednesday, October 23 at Woodgrain, 19 W Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL 60559, from 11AM-9 PM

*Important Information from prior weeks*

Language Labs

The Language Labs is back to help your child after school get a jump start on foreign language!  In addition to offering Spanish and French, Language Labs is now offering Mandarin!  Classes are held on Wednesdays and begin next month through April. Please see the attached flyer for more info.

Language Labs is also in need of a parent volunteer to help monitor classes/attendance.  Your time will be compensated with free/reduced tuition for one child.

For any questions or if interested in volunteering email Rachel Carrero at  rachel.carrero@gmail.com


Save the date for the WHITTIER VARIETY SHOW: Feb 1, 2020! 

For those of you unfamiliar with the annual show, all students are invited to participate. There will be a school show (for Whittier staff and students only) as well as a show at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove that anyone can attend. Stay tuned for additional details!  Another important date to save is the Tech Rehearsal (Tivoli) on Thursday 1/30/2020 @ 3-6PM.
Questions? Please feel free to ask any of the committee members directly (Ann Russell, Rita Brezina, Valerie Hardy, Sarah Bogaczyk, Briar Croft, Matt Croft) or email WhittierVarietyShow@gmail.com.

Chess Scholars

Chess Scholars will be on Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM this Fall. The Fall Session will consist of 9 classes, running October 10th – December 19th, no classes on 10/31 or 11/28. To sign up, visit https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup, enter in class code  WDG10.10.19. Register by 10/2 for the early bird price of $123.00. If you have difficulty, please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 or registration@learningmeansfun.com

Whittier COLOR Run

We are mixing up our annual run (a/k/a the Jaguar Jog) and turning it into a COLOR RUN!  Our inaugural “Color Me Whitter” color run will be held on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at Whittier Elementary School.  If you are interested in getting a jump start, you can register your students by visiting secure.getactivefundraising.com/event/2019-color-me-whittier-run.

We are also looking for Sponsors, please see the attached flyer for more details!Color-Blaster-Sponsorship-Info-2019Download