Whittier Weekly: December 18, 2018

Whittier Weekly: December 18, 2018



Upcoming Dates:


Fun Lunch Ordering Window is Open! Click HERE to place your orders, window closes 12/22

TONIGHT  General PTA Meeting in the LRC, 7pm – Babysitting provided!

Thursday Student Council Spirit Day – Ugly Sweater Day


  • Spirit Day – Wear your Whittier Wear or blue/gold
  • Winter Holiday Fun Day – Movie at The Tivoli in the morning and All School Holiday Sing (students only) in the afternoon

Winter break begins end of day 12/21, classes resume 1/7

1/9 Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Logs Due


  1. WRECK
  2. Fun Lunch
  3. Variety Show Application
  4. Six Flags Read To Succeed Program
  5. Young Rembrandts Winter Session (Volunteer Needed!)




NEW: WRECK for 5th and 6th Grade Students!

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. No prior experience required!

Registration is open for Session 2 (5th and 6th Grade) and is limited to 16 students. It starts on January 22nd and classes are Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30. See HERE for all of the details and to register.

2. Fun Lunch

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!
Time to think about taking off all the Fun Lunch Fridays beginning in January and going aaaaaaaaaallllllllll the way through May 2019.
From December 10th through 22nd you can log in at www.boonli.com and place your children’s lunch orders. There are 11 planned dates to order for each child.
We are very excited to offer a new vendor–Mission Barbecue–to our array of outstanding lunch providers.
Note: the ordering window WILL close on the 22nd and all orders must be placed before midnight on that date.
Please reach out to Karrie Donat (karrie313@gmail.com) or Stacy Klepper (stacyklepper17@gmail.com) if you have any questions.
Happy ordering!


3. Variety Show Application

You may now submit your Variety Show Act/Emcee/Stage Crew application!  Deadline is January 14th for both the applications AND permission slips.  Only 1 application needs to be submitted per act/crew member, however ALL participants (performers, emcees, and stage crew) need a permission slip.
For acts being submitted, please fill out as much detail as you can, however we do realize some things may not be finalized yet.  Once details become nailed down and/or things change (participants, music, props, etc) please send an email to the team at WhittierVarietyShow@gmail.com, or directly to Ann Russell at AnnKHerrick@yahoo.com.
CLICK HERE for more info

4. Six Flags Read To Succeed Program

Whittier will once again be participating in the Six Flag’s Read to Succeed Program. Students who read 6 hours and complete the Student Reading Log will earn a free ticket to Six Flags Great America. This incentive program will run the month of December. Student Reading Logs will be due to the classroom teacher Wednesday, January 9th though can be turned in as soon as the 6 hours have been logged.

CLICK HERE for the student reading log

CLICK HERE for the info letter


5. Young Rembrandts Winter Session (Volunteer Needed!)

Registration for the winter session of Young Rembrandts is open! Classes are held after school on Tuesdays at Whittier.  First class is 1/8. Cost is $110 for an 11 week session.

YB is in need of a second volunteer to share in the responsibility of monitoring the classes.  Please email Rachel Carrero at rachel.carrero@gmail.com if interested in helping out!  You will receive a discount on your child’s tuition for your time.  Whittier requires an in-class volunteer for all after school classes so without your help we cannot offer this class!

CLICK HERE for the flier for registration instructions