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Whittier Weekly – 9/8/20

Whittier Weekly – 9/8/20

Save the Date: Fall Fundraiser – Saturday, 10/3

Audience: All Whittier 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.

Details, including an on-line sign-up, will be coming soon!

Please feel free to reach out to jasonkuether@hotmail.com with questions


Room Parent Coordinators

Audience: All Whittier Parents

Later this week, we will be selecting and communicating Room Parents for the 2020-2021 school year. While the role will be different this year, we know our volunteers will be important in helping our teachers to support and ensure our students have a great year, despite the unprecedented challenges.

If you are interested in becoming a Room Parent, please be sure to select the “Room Parent” option when joining the PTA (see below for more details on how to join).

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Room Parent Coordinator, Cheryl Popielarz at c_popielarz@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




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!