Whittier Weekly: August 22, 2017

Whittier Weekly: August 22, 2017

Whittier Weekly


Upcoming Dates:

  • TODAY, 8/22 – BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS! New Families to Whittier Tour (3pm), Kindergarten Supply Drop-off (3-3:30pm), Primary Playground Ribbon Cutting (3:30pm), PTA Ice Cream Social (3:30-5pm)
  • Thursday 8/24 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Full Day of attendance- 8:20am – 2:55pm
  • Monday 9/4 – Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday 9/7 – Curriculum Night


  1. Jaguar Jog
  2. After School Spanish
  3. Fun Lunch
  4. PTA Tasks

1. Jaguar Jog

Save the date! Sunday, September 17th!  Register NOW before the chaos of school begins!

NEW THIS YEAR – The Jaguar Junior 1-Block run for all kiddos that have not yet got to kindergarten (3 and 4 year olds).  It will start at 8:30AM.  

Click HERE for the flier


Click the link below to register:


**The link will ask you how many people you registering as a family…if you have more than 6 members please let Cindy know.  If you are registering for both races it needs to be done separate.  Registering as a family will keep the processing fee lower.



If you would like to sponsor our t-shirt, finish line, DJ, an intersection or make any kind of donation in general please contact Cindy Maquet (contact info below).  This needs to be done separately from the website for tax matters!



Please visit the Jaguar Jog Table

We will have information and volunteer sign ups – if you would like to volunteer you can email Val Hardy at valerie_m_stone@yahoo.com

Details for the After Celebration of the Jaguar Jog will be coming soon!  Two words… DUNK TANK….will be added on to the fun!

Lastly please feel free to invite neighbors, family and friends to the Jaguar Jog. We are trying our best to make this a community event!  We thank you for your support!!!

Please feel free to contact Cindy with ANY questions!




2. After School Spanish

After school Spanish is back!  We partner with The Language Labs to bring you a weekly 50 minute class of fun Spanish instruction.  Learning a second language has been shown to be good for the brain. Studies have found higher math scores, higher verbal scores, higher social studies scores, and higher test scores for children who study another language.

Classes are held every Thursday from 3-3:50 at Whittier for a 20 week session.  Cost is $280. Currently the class is open to Grades 1-6 only.

Registration begins September 1st, class begins October 5th.  Space is limited!

There is one opening available for a parent volunteer to attend each class, and will receive half tuition for their child for their service.  If interested in being the volunteer or for any questions email Rachel Carrero @ rachel.carrero@gmail.com

For more information, click HERE for the flier.


3. Fun Lunch

Who loves Fun Lunch? We do! The ordering window for the first semester lunches is now open!  The email with ordering instructions was sent out yesterday.  Go to WWW.BOONLI.COM and use the password WES338 to start a new account.  We have included some new vendors, different choices, and of course, lots of tasty lunch options for the children.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stacy Klepper (stacyklepper17@gmail.com) or Karrie Donat (karrie313@gmail.com).
Thank you for participating in our school lunch program!


4. PTA Tasks

PTA Administrative Tasks

1) Enter/Update your Directory information: If you were already in the directory, the student grades for 2017-2018 have already been updated.  If you have no additional updates, no further action is required.  If your contact info has changed, or if you have a new student (incoming kinder or new to Whittier) and would like to be included in the directory, please make necessary updates.  The directory is used for Whittier families only, and can be used to contact classmates and parents.

2) Register for the PTA 2017-2018: If you have not registered for the PTA for this school year please do so ASAP! Registration/dues are required every year. This is where you can sign up to purchase a paper copy of the directory, get the Jaguar Journal, advertise in the directory, make an Angel Donation, and/or sign up to get more involved in the various Whittier committees and events. If you’d like a paper form or if you have ANY questions, please contact Ann Russell at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com.

 3) Join our Facebook page: This is a great way to connect with other Whittier familes and send quick messages and get updates.