Whittier PTA Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020
Mark those calendars now and join us for our six PTA meetings. They begin at 7 PM on Tuesday evenings the following dates and locations:
For those who may be new to Whittier, or the PTA, some frequent questions we receive are:
Q: Why on earth would I want to go to a PTA meeting?
A: We’re biased, but think it’s a great way to learn more about what’s going on at Whittier from curriculum to school events and more. We’re so lucky to be at a school where the parents and school administration work so closely together. These meetings are a great bridge between those worlds.
Q: Will I be forced to volunteer if I show up at a meeting?
A: We might be tempted, but no. There are always chances to raise your hand for various volunteer needs but we totally get if you want to come and take it all in before officially diving into the volunteer world. But – you may be surprised as how many ways big and small there are to help support the school.
Q: I don’t know anyone, how awkward will this be?
A: Well we hope it won’t be awkward at all! But, it’s also an awesome way to meet other families so that whether it’s school drop off, Color Run or your next PTA meeting, you’ll start seeing familiar faces.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please reach out to either of the PTA Presidents:
Amy Cable firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Bogaczyk email@example.com
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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.
To sign up for chess, please visit https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup, the class code is WDG10.10.19. Please register by 10/2 for the early bird price of $123.00. If you have difficulty, please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Lunch Window to Order Closes Sept 5!
Who loves Fun Lunch? We do! Be sure to take part in 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. 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 COLOR Run
As you may have seen from Mr. Krugman’s messages, 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. 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 @ Five Guys
Thank you everyone who joined us for Family Fun Night @ City BBQ last night! We hope you enjoyed the great food and company. Our next Family Fun Night is Thursday, September 19, 4-8:00 PM at Five Guys at 340 Ogden Avenue (at Fairview). Mention the Whittier Elementary School when ordering and 20% of sales will come back to the PTA.
Whittier Walking Club
Calling for Parent (or Grandparent) volunteers! Every Tuesday (from 11:30-12:30). 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 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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