Whittier Weekly – Feb 25

Whittier Weekly – Feb 25

Please find a few important updates below!

Variety Show Copies – LAST CALL!

Are you interested in ordering a copy of the amazing 2020 Variety Show for your child, your family, or even a loved one who couldn’t make it? Now is your chance, using the attached form!


Forms were due Friday, February 21. If you are interested, please contact Rita Brezina TODAY at erbrezina@gmail.com

PTA Openings

Treasurer: Responsibilities include making deposits, cutting reimbursement checks, and preparing financial statements for the PTA Meetings. Interested and want to learn more? Please contact Lori Achilles at Lori.Achilles@gmail.com

Directory (online & printed): Administer and maintain the online directory.  Encourage families to keep their information current in Directory Spot, and add and reach out to new families to enter their information.  Create, print and distribute the paper directory based off of exports from the online directory. Contact Ann Russell with questions at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

PTA Website: Update the PTA calendar, create online forms/registration and sign up sheets for various PTA events, and manage membership/registration for website.  In addition, create and manage sign up form for PTA membership each year.  Help distribute instructions to Room Parents, once selected. Contact Ann Russell with questions at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

PayPal Invoicing: Typically invoices are sent via PayPal for experiences (fall and spring) as well as after any major fundraiser.  Work with experience committee chair/fundraiser chair/treasurer to invoice as needed and ensure all invoices are paid. Contact Ann Russell with questions at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

Spring Experiences Registration – NOW OPEN!

Registration is open for the Whittier Spring Experiences. As detailed in the pink take home flyer your child received last week, we have a variety of activities for kids and parents!https://whittierschoolpta.org/special-events/experiences/whittier-experience-registration/

Kane County Cougars Reading Incentive

Whittier School will be participating in Cougars Reading Club, a reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars baseball team. Your child has the opportunity to improve his or her reading skills while earning a ticket to a Cougar game, a Cougars drawstring bag, a free hot dog and drink to enjoy during the game. See the attached Kane County Cougars letter for more information.  Reading forms, which are attached, are due Friday, March 27th to your classroom teachers.

Chess Scholars – Now Enrolling

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!

Course Time: Thursdays, April 9th – May 28th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (8 Classes)


This session is for students in 5th and 6th grade, and will be held on Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30. Sessions will run from March 2nd through April 27th (no class during Spring Break). The cost is $50 per student. Students will learn basic robotics and coding using LEGO Mindstorms. New for this year, we will be working on robotic missions for space exploration. Any questions can be directed to Matt Butts (mattbutts@gmail.com)

Sign Up Here: https://whittierschoolpta.org/activities/wreck/