“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.”
Per State of IL PTA guidelines we are required to review the Whittier PTA Bylaws every other year. A committee selected by our PTA carried out the review and made a couple of minor changes for clarification purposes. You can view these changes by connecting to the document via the link provided. An opportunity to ask questions or get further clarification will be available at our next general PTA meeting on April 23 @ 7 in the LRC. The changes will be voted on at our May 16 general meeting.
Yes it is that time of year to start thinking of…the Jaguar Jog!!!
Looking for for people to join our 2017 Jaguar Jog committee!!
The Jaguar Jog will take place on Sunday, September 17th and the planning has already begun! This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year! We need your help to make it successful.
Our kick off meeting will take place Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:30pm. Please join us at 326 5th St. If you cannot make it but would like to volunteer please email email@example.com
All proceeds benefit the Whittier LRC.
April 25, Tuesday 3-5 p.m.
April 26, Wednesday 3-8 p.m.
April 27, Thursday 3-8 p.m.
See you there!
Also, there are still a few slots needed to be filled for volunteering @ the Fair: Wed the 26th from 4-5pm, and Thu the 27th from 5-6pm. Please sign up HERE if you can contribute an hour of your time. Thank you!
Your bookfair co-chairs,
Kelly Coleman and Denise & Scott Lazar
A pair of brown/blue framed eyeglasses were found at the Legion Hall the night of the spring fundraiser. CLICK HERE for a picture.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they are yours!
Invoices will be sent home this week via backpack mail. If you have any questions or have an error, please contact Carla Giannelli.
The following experiences still have spots available, sign up today!
Running Club – $30 per student (4/21-5/26 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)
Family Game Night – $20 per family (4/24 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Father/Son Westmont Yard Fun – $20 per student (5/5 at 6:30 p.m.)
Rising Goddess Fitness – $20 per adult (5/20 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. openings)
NEW: Rising Goddess Fitness Ariel Hammocks Class – Kids 8 and up (5/20 at 3:14 p.m.)
Family Movie Night – $30 per family (6/10 at 7 p.m.) – 12 spots left
Please email Carla Giannelli at email@example.com for more information or to sign up!
Whittier is delighted to host authors Miriam Busch (Grades K-4th) and Chris Rylander (Grades 5th-6th) on April 19th and 21st for the bi-annual PTA Author’s Fest event. Our authors will be speaking to all grade levels, discussing their many published works and talking to our children about writing, books, and how they do the work they love. This is for students only.
Additionally, during Author’s Fest week, we will have two programs open to everyone in the community:
For more information please contact Michelle Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We still need volunteers to chair or co-chair committees for the 2017-2018 school year. Please read the attached document with descriptions and time commitments for the current open committees. Email Carla Giannelli for more information at email@example.com. Thank you!
Walking club needs volunteers! Only half the volunteers needed are filled for tomorrow the 19th, and many slots are vacant for future dates. Volunteers arrive at 11:30, sign in at the front office, and pick up a guest sticker to wear. Instructions, grade assignments, door location, and “Cat Cash” to distribute to walkers are given out in the front hallway. You will be done at 12:20. Please use this link to sign up – we can’t do this without your help!
The Learning Lab is once again collecting empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes for our upcoming EXPLORE classes! The collection box will be available through the month of April in the front vestibule. Thank you for taking the time to save these items!
The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club is hosting a Handmade Market (craft show) being held at O’Neill Middle School on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The DGJWC uses funds raised to support various philanthropic initiatives including scholarships for Downers Grove students!