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Chess Scholars will be on Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM this year. The Fall Session will consist of 9 classes, running October 10th – December 19th, no classes on 10/31, 11/28. Find out more at: https://www.chessscholars.com. Enrollment information will be out next week!
Who loves Fun Lunch? We do! Beginning on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, TODAY, you will have the opportunity to order lunch for your kiddos for the first semester of the year. We have included a new vendor (welcome, ChiShack), different choices, and of course, lots of tasty lunch options for the children.
Fun Lunch orders are taken via Boonli.com. Please login to the website or create a new account using the Whittier access code WES338
A parent must then add/update your child(ren)’s homeroom teacher(s). Then choose items for each of the 9 scheduled Fun Lunches for each child.
This session of lunches runs roughly every other Friday from Sept 13, 2019 through Jan. 10, 2020 (excluding holiday weeks).
Be sure to checkout completely by paying for your shopping cart items. Your order cannot be processed unless it is finalized.
Once the ordering window closes on Thursday, September 5, 2019, we will not be able to accept or change orders.
Whittier Fun Run
As you may have seen from Mr. Krugman’s message earlier this week, 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 October 4th, 2019 at Whittier Elementary School. You will be receiving a set of family instructions to register for in your student’s backpack on August 23rd. 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.
Family Fun Night @ City BBQ
Come catch up with friends and let City BBQ do the cooking as we begin our first full week of school. Please show the attached barcode and 25% of your spend will go to the Whittier PTA to help fund many great events! All day on Monday, August 26, City BBQ, 1034 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove
Whittier Walking Club
Calling for Parent (or Grandparent) volunteers! Every Tuesday (from 11:30-12:30) during the fall and spring, students are challenged to walk or run laps around the school building during recess. With every lap completed, students earn “Cat Cash” to spend at the Walking Club.
Parent volunteers help keep track of the students, hand out “Cat Cash”, and manage the Walking Club Store. It is a great way to see your kids in action! We are in need of five volunteers per week – starting Tuesday, September 17th. Visit the PTA’s Walking Club page for more information and to sign up to volunteer: https://whittierschoolpta.org/volun…/walking-club-volunteers/ . E-mail Tess Spector with questions at email@example.com
After School Theater Program
Registration is now open for Whittier’s new program. This musical theater program is open to all students (K-6) and is offered through the BAM Theater Company. The program will run this fall (starting on Sept. 20) for 12 weeks on Fridays from 3-4:30 in the Whittier Gym. Students will learn and perform Seussical the Musical in December! Click here to register: https://ticketpeak.com/res/bam/classes, or for more info visit: https://www.bamtheatre.com/whittier-school. Contact Katy Anderman with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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