Please plan to join us at our next General PTA Meeting on Tuesday February 16th at 7pm in the LRC. Babysitting will be available. We will be discussing and finalizing plans for the final year of fundraising for the Playground Initiative. This project will go to bid in February of 2017. We would love your input, involvement and support. We plan to move this up in the agenda for those that need to sneak out early.
Thank you to those that have filled the open positions. Opportunities still exist to serve in our PTA! Don’t be shy and apply!
The link below provides a summary of the different committees. In addition to needing several committee chairs, we need volunteers to help with different activites.
Variety show shadowCo summer curriculum chair
All students are invited to submit entries for the Young Authors competition. Entries are due to the LRC by Friday, February 26, 2016
Downers Grove Bookmark Contest
Design an original bookmark about your favorite book or about reading! Entries accepted between January 4 – February 8, 2016. While some classes may have an opportunity to work on their bookmark during LRC time, other classes might not.
• Winners chosen for each grade: Kindergarten through sixth and junior high.
• Winning bookmarks will be printed on winner’s choice of colored cardstock.
• Winners receive 35 copies of their bookmark, a certificate, and a prize.
• Honorable Mention winners receive a certificate and a prize.
• Winning bookmarks will be displayed and distributed in the Kids Room of the Downers Grove Public Library.
Building Bridges—A group of District parents that come together to discuss special needs in District 58. Building Bridges has a FB page, Building Bridges Parent/Teacher Group, be sure to like them for ongoing information.
The annual SIT conference will take place in Bensenville on February 20th. This is a technology driven conference for children in grades 3-12. For more information visit
Send in a can of soup (or 2, or3) to vote for your pick of the winning team of this year’s Superbowl – the Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers. All soup will be donated to a local food pantry.
Thursday is the Winter Wiggle after school until 3:45. Admission is $1.00. Let’s dance with Coach Josh!
Next week begins our 2-week classroom General Mills boxtop challenge! Send in those box tops and help your child’s classroom win a gift card from Student Council. All box tops should be trimmed and have expiration dates later than March 1, 2016. We will have a classroom winner each week and a grand prize winner too! Stayed tuned for updates!
Friday 2/5 is a Football Spirit Day! Wear your favorite team’s jersey or colors on Friday!
Finally, next Tuesday, 2/9, is Mardi Gras Spirit Day! Dress up in your purple, green, and gold and add those beads!
Thank you Whittier families for supporting Student Council.
Looking for volunteers for this year’s Spring Fundraiser “LP4P 2″. If interested please meet us at the DG library February 3rd at 7pm.
We are in need of silent auction items AND 3 BIG raffle items. If you or someone you know has something to offer we’d love to hear from you.
Mark your calendar for Whittier Science Night Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. All families are welcome. Further information to come!
We are still looking for some volunteers for the evening, so if you are a scientist, science enthusiast or just plain love to volunteer please contact Wendy Carter or Michelle Rafacz at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.