Whittier Weekly: December 12, 2017

Whittier Weekly: December 12, 2017

Whittier Weekly

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday 12/13 – Family Fun Night – Panda Express 5-8pm (see below for details)
  • Friday 12/15
    • Whittier Spirit Day – Wear your Whittier Wear or blue/gold!
    • Fun Lunch! – Guac & Taco
  • Now through Friday 12/15
    • Annual Whittier Toys for Tots Drive – Bring new unwrapped gifts to donate! (Drop off in any of three containers located throughout the school)
    • Student Council Food Drive – There will be a collection table right outside of the office, please send any of the following items: cereal bars, granola bars, instant oatmeal, soups, tuna, mac & cheese, fruit cups

  1. Fun Lunch
  2. Spring Fundraiser – Volunteers for Experiences Needed!
  3. Family Fun Night – Panda Express
  4. Six Flags Read to Succeed
  5. Young Rembrandts
  6. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”


1. Fun Lunch

It’s that time of year when hearts fondly turn to FUN LUNCH. You know, it is the delightful time when one is able to order up the next few months of every-other-Friday-off-from-lunch-making. Ahhh….think of what you will do with all that found time!
Log on at www.boonli.com with your registration details (sign in and passcode). Whittier’s school code is WES338 for new users. The window for ordering will open on Monday, December 11th and remain live through Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The first Fun Lunch in the new year will occur on January 19th, so be sure to get your little one’s orders in before the opportunity vanishes.
We have included new vendors this go-around and hope that you will be pleased with the variety.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to participate.
If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to Karrie Donat (karrie313@gmail.com) or  Stacy Klepper (stacyklepper17@gmail.com). Happy ordering!

2. Spring Fundraiser – Volunteers for Experiences Needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers to host experiences for the spring fundraiser. Our spring fundraiser is on February 9, 2018 so we are getting started earlier this year.  Some past ideas include themed adult parties, amazing race for adults, BAGS tournament for adults, Euchre, father/daughter, mother/son, painting, baking, kickball, volleyball, spa parties, tea parties, running clubs, etc.  Some new ideas discussed recently on the Whittier PTA Facebook page include, lacrosse, bingo, dodgeball, bike safety, line dance/dancing, art based ideas, and scavenger hunts.
We welcome experiences designated for primary and intermediate that include parent and child.  Kid friendly experiences are always very popular.  Please contact Carla Giannelli, Michelle Rafacz or Melissa Rausch if you have an idea and would like to host an experience for the spring fundraiser. 
Find below a helpful Experiences 101 link as well as the Whittier PTA Fundraising Guidelines. 

Experiences 101

Fundraising Guidelines (Revised)



3. Family Fun Night – Panda Express

Thanks to all who attended the Culver’s Family Fun Night last week!  It’s always fun to visit with friends while dining out on a meal someone else prepared.
Mark your calendar for the next Family Fun Night to be held on December 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Panda Express on Ogden in Downers Grove.  A hard copy of the flyer will come home with students closer to the event date.
You must either show the flyer or an electronic copy of it in order for 20% of your purchase amount to go back to the Whittier PTA.  
CLICK HERE for the printable!

4. Six Flags Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading is eligible for a free admission ticket, valid at the participating Six Flags Great America.  Read to Succeed will begin Tuesday, November 28th and go through Tuesday, January 9th.

CLICK HERE for the info letter

CLICK HERE for the printable Student Reading Log


5. Young Rembrandts After-School Elementary Drawing

Young Rembrandts winter session begins Tuesday January 9th!
Early Bird Registration is available now!
Students will be released for pickup promptly at end of class time.   All new lessons every week!  All supplies included.
When: Tuesdays from January 9th – March 20th, 3-4pm
Where: Whittier LRC
Cost: $110 (a 50/50 payment option is available)
CLICK HERE for the flier on registration information!


6. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”

Please support our schools together by participating in the Yorktown School Bucks Program!!

December 1–25: Triple points for any Santa Photo Package purchase.

December 22–24: Double points. All stores and restaurants.

December 26 – 30: Shop at Sweaty Swag for triple points!


After shopping and dining at Yorktown, your school’s family and friends can show their Yorktown Center receipts at the Guest Services desk (located on the Lower Level, below The Eatery and near Von Maur) to accumulate points. Shoppers must specify which participating school to allocate the points to.

Show your movie ticket receipts from AMC 18 Yorktown for an easy (and fun!) 75 points per ticket!

Thank you for shopping and giving back to our PTA!

Receipts must be redeemed within 60 days of purchase date. Receipts will be collected from August 1, 2017 until May 1, 2018.

For Whittier to receive a monetary reward, we need to provide $2,000 in receipts by May 1, 2018.