Whittier Weekly: August 23, 2016

Whittier Weekly: August 23, 2016

Friday, August 26 – Back to School Social at 2:30!

     Look for an email from the school after 4pm on Thursday, Aug 25th for your child(ren)’s classroom/teacher assignments.

  1. August 26- Back-to-School Social/Kindergarten Supply Drop-Off/Family Tour
  2. August 29 – First Day of School for ALL Students
  3. PTA Registration
  4. Family Directory
  5. Fall Experiences
  6. Fun Lunch – ordering begins TOMORROW!
  7. Jaguar Jog – UPDATE!
  8. School Supply Kits
  9. Young Rembrandts After-School Drawing Classes


1. Friday, August 26 – Back to School Social at 2:30!

Meet new friends and say hello to old friends! The PTA will provide popsicles on the playground for this relaxed welcome back to school event for the entire family!

Kindergarten Supply Drop-Off! If you have an incoming kindergartner, meet the kindergarten teachers and drop-off your school supplies from 2:00-3:00.

New Family Tour! The New Family Tour for new families to Whittier will begin at 3:00pm. Meet Mr. Krugman, the principal, in the school gym.


2. Monday, August 29 – First Day of School

Classes begin for all students.  Students will attend a full day of school (8:20-2:55).


3. PTA Registration

Please complete the online PTA packet to become a PTA member for 2016-2017 and to find ways to become involved.  Click on the following link to access the PTA packet: https://whittierschoolpta.org/join/
When registering for the PTA please consider making a donation to the Whittier Angel Fund.  Our Angel Fund helps provide school supplies, Fun Lunch and activities for our Whittier angels. These items are funded solely by donations made by generous Whittier families. Your donation would be greatly appreciated.

Also, look at the list of PTA committees.  Please mark each committee you may be interested in helping.  You will be contacted with more information after the school year begins.


4. Help Update the Family Directory

Whittier PTA publishes our only school directory, which parents find invaluable for carpooling, homework help, play dates, and more. If you officially signed up for PTA, you were able to choose whether you’d like to purchase a paper copy. A free online version is accessible to all registered users of the PTA website.


If you’re a returning Whittier family, your directory listing has been updated to reflect your student(s)’s grade(s) this year, but please be sure all information is correct: whittierschoolpta.org/directory-listing/

If you’re a new family (welcome!), please enter your directory listing:

We take privacy seriously, and accessing the online directory requires you to log in with the username and password you used to register for the PTA website. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, visit our help page.

Please note that online directory listings will be used in the paper directory, as well, so whether you plan to access the directory online or in print, please be sure your online directory listing is accurate.  If you have questions, please contact Ann Russell. Thank you!


5. Fall Experiences

It is time to start planning experiences to offer at the Jaguar Jog on September 18th.  We have several offerings already in the works, but still need volunteers and ideas.  Anyone that is interested in working with me or wants to contribute, please email at carla3374@sbcglobal.net.


6Fun Lunch

Fun Lunch registration and ordering begins TOMORROW, August 24 with the deadline of September 20. Mark your calendar today! Click HERE to learn more on the ordering process.


7. Jaguar Jog

Save the date! Sunday, September 18th!  Register NOW before the chaos of school begins!
This year we are trying something new…we are registering through the timing company we are using! This will hopefully make it easier for EVERYONE including YOU!


Click HERE for the flier


Click the link below:


**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, volunteer sign ups, and old JJ t-shirts to sell to raise money for the Whittier Angel Fund!

Details for the After Celebration of the Jaguar Jog will be coming soon!

Lastly please feel free to invite neighbors, family and friends to this event. It is for the kids!  We thank you for your support!!!

Please feel free to contact Cindy with ANY questions!





8. School Supply Kits

Schoolkidz has scheduled the delivery of supply kits for TODAY, August 23rd between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Amy Cable will send an email with details for your pickup time as soon as the shipment arrives.  Pick up will be at Whittier.


9. Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an academic advantage in the classroom.
Fall Classes begin Tuesday September 13th! New lower price!
ENROLL NOW to guarantee a spot for your child.