Registration is open for the Jaguar Jog!!
CLICK HERE to register
Looking for a way to support the PTA? Host a Whittier experience! Contact Melissa Rausch if you are interested in hosting an experience this year! Melissarausch@sbcglobal.net
Whittier Experiences are a crucial component to PTA fundraising that offers students and families an opportunity to sign up for fun events throughout the year! Past experiences include Running Club, After School Kickball, The Amazing Race, Movie Night and Cake Decorating.
Host families come up with an idea, and once approved they plan, organize and fund the event. The PTA Experiences Committee will promote the event at the Jaguar Jog and Whittier families will sign up. All registration fees for the event go to the PTA to help provide the amazing programs students enjoy all year long!
Still have questions? Ask a veteran Whittier Family for details… or better yet, contact Melissa Rausch and she can give you the scoop! Melissarausch@sbcglobal.net
WRECK (Whittier Robotics and Engineering Club for Kids) is an amazing amount of fun and also a great way to learn interesting engineering and robotics concepts (without even realizing it!). For those not familiar, WRECK is a PTA run program and is offered to 3rd through 6th graders. Utilizing Lego WeDo kits (3rd and 4th) and new Lego EV3 Mindstorms kits (5th and 6th), we will give interested boys and girls an introduction to robotics and programming. The classes will start with learning basic principles and will culminate in a final project that should be challenging and rewarding.
The fall session of after-school chess starts Monday, September 24! Classes are held immediately after school at Whittier. For all the information to sign up CLICK HERE for the flier. Please register by September 14 for the early bird price of $122.75!
Explore the world of art in an Elementary Drawing Young Rembrandts class!
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN for grades K-6! Classes are held immediately after school at Whittier on Tuesdays. Students will be released for pickup promptly at end of class time. All new lessons every week! All supplies included.
Get a start on the upcoming school year – you can join the PTA for 2018-2019 now! You will get access to our NEW online directory with your paid membership. This year we will be using DirectorySpot which includes a website with various features and download/search capabilities, as well as an app for your iPhone or Andriod device. Your login should also help you access Herrick Middle School’s directory as well. Feel free to contact Ann Russell @ AnnKHerrick@yahoo.com with any comments, questions or issues.
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One of the most anticipated parts of school for kids and parents alike occurs every other Friday when the PTA sponsors a Fun Lunch option. That’s right. Every other Friday, you won’t have to send a packed lunch from home (unless you wish to). Instead, you can choose a special lunch for your kiddos from a varied menu offered from a different local restaurant each time. You pre-pay for the entire semester (there are 7 dates this semester) and then just sit back and relax on Fun Lunch days. Trust me. It’s a joy to get a reprieve from creative lunch packing twice a month.
An email was recently sent out with more details. For any questions email Stacy Klepper (email@example.com) or Karrie Donat (Karrie313@gmail.com)
URGENT: If we do not have an in-class volunteer for Young Rembrandts then we will no longer be able to offer this class. Please read the commitment details below and consider volunteering your time!
If you are interested in chairing any of the committees below or have further questions email either Jenn DiCosola (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Lorenc (email@example.com)
Young Rembrandts is an original, step by step method to teach children drawing, the fundamental skill of visual arts. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, ordering and sequencing ability, visualization and fundamental art skills. The volunteer will assist the Young Rembrandts teacher and will track attendance of the student attendees.
Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour per week after school on Tuesdays, 1 hour per session
Looking for a PTA member to act as the liaison between the school and Chess Scholars for session scheduling and information. One PTA parent volunteer must also be present each week during chess in order to assist with attendance and overall supervision (this volunteer receives a 50% on tuition for their child). In the event of the parent volunteer being unable to attend class, the chair must either step in as the volunteer or arrange another supervisor.
Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour per week after school as volunteer (if desired), 1 hour per session as chair
Members of the Spring Fundraiser committee set the time and place of the event and secure said time and place early in the school year. From there, volunteers plan and prepare logistics of the event, distribute communications regarding the event, solicit donations, and coordinate with the experience committee. You will also need to organize volunteers to set up, run and clean up after the actual event.
Estimated Time Commitment: Moderate based on the details of the event.
Math and Science Fun Nights:
The chairs for these family fun nights at school plan the activities for each session (such as science experiments and math challenges), secure volunteers to ensure the night runs smoothly, write up directions for each activity, and purchase supplies. They also send out evites to the Whittier families. Typically, there is one math and one science night per year, and such a fun night for families to attend!
Estimated Time Commitment: A few hours (early planning) / Significant (the week of the event)
Have you heard about all the fun things to do in Scouts?
Camping, Pinewood Derbies, Rocket Launches, Parades, Ropes Courses, Adventure, and more!
All boys and girls in K through 5th grades are invited to attend our first Pack Meeting of the year. For more information contact Terri Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Erik Baker at email@example.com.
Calendar of Events – 2018
August 29th – New Parent Mtg. and Welcome! 6:15pm for Kindergarten / 7pm for 1st thru 5th @ St Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove
September 21st –Building rockets at St. Paul’s for K thru 5th (Pack Night)
September 29th – Rocket Launch, Archery, Crafts, Field Games and more– Tampier Lake West, Lemont, IL
October 12th – Tribute to Fallen Firefighters – Silent Parade in DG for K thru 5th (Pack Night)
October 26th – 28th Fall Camp Out – Rainbow Council Campground – Morris, IL
November 16th – Creating Ornaments for Christmas Trees -K thru 5th (Pack Night) – St, Paul’s
November 17th – Decorating a Christmas Tree at Brookfield Zoo – Train Ride and Hike
December 14th – Service Projects – Toys for Tots/Hats & Gloves donations for PADS for K thru 5th (Pack Night)
Date TBD – Movie at Hollywood Blvd for Popcorn Sellers
For up to date information CLICK HERE
For the flier CLICK HERE