Whittier Weekly: August 9, 2016

Whittier Weekly: August 9, 2016

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
– B.B. King

 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. Green Team Needs Help!
  6. Fall Experiences
  7. Fun Lunch
  8. Jaguar Jog


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. **Green Team needs your help!**

In anticipation of the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year the Green Team is organizing a day to weed and clean up the existing landscape. We will be weeding the front of the school and the mulched beds adjacent to the teachers’ parking lot.

Parents and students can show their school and community pride by helping to keep Whittier beautiful!

Monday, August 15 10:30am-1pm

Tuesday, August 16 10:30am – 1pm (Rain date only)

No experience needed.  No special equipment needed. Any time you can contribute would be greatly appreciated!


6. 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.


7Fun Lunch

Fun Lunch ordering will be open soon! To find out more read the Fun Lunch Flyer.


8. Jaguar Jog

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE JAGUAR JOG – Sunday September 18th!