Whittier Weekly – Jan 8, 2020

Whittier Weekly – Jan 8, 2020

We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and time off. To help you get back into the swing of things, please find a few important announcements below!

Fun Lunch – Now Open for Ordering & Volunteering!

Did you resolve to make your life easier in 2020? Have you made an action plan to rock the school stuff? We are here to help!

Starting Monday, January 6, you can order Fun Lunch for your little ones. The Spring ordering window will be open through next Thursday, 01/16.

You can anticipate EIGHT Fridays where you won’t have to shop, chop, plan for, or pack a lunch for the hungry wee ones. We have lined up all their favorite restaurants to bring delicious vittles to Whittier for them to enjoy. Don’t miss this opportunity to achieve your first resolution of the New Year.

Go to Boonli and start ordering. Be sure to page through the calendar all the way to May 2020 and order of 8 dates.

If you are interested in volunteering an hour on Fridays (11:15-12:15), parents are welcome to sign up at: https://whittierschoolpta.org/volunteering/fun-lunch-volunteers/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Stacy Klepper (stacywalt@yahoo.com) or Karrie Donat (karrie313@gmail.com) for help.

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, January 14 at 7 PM

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting, next Tuesday, January 14 at he Whittier LRC. Babysitting is available!

2020 Spring Fundraiser – Friday, February 7

As you may have seen in the backpack flyers, we are excited to announce our Spring Fundraiser, which will be held at Neat Bar and Kitchen in Westmont.

Do you or your family/friends own a business that would want to create meaningful impact right here in our Whittier community? We are looking for additional businesses and families who would be willing to donate funds or items to help make our event a success in return for your business to be featured in our marketing materials (AKA free marketing).

WE NEED YOUR HELP selling tickets for the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE!   The winner will take home a trip for two to an all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, including roundtrip airfare from Chicago to Mexico!  Please read the following info with all the questions and answers! 

Please review the attached files, and visit the link https://whittierschoolpta.org/special-events/spring-fundraiser/. For more info, contact Cindy Maquet for any questions you may have or to get the tickets! cindymaquet@hotmail.com GRAND-PRIZE-RAFFLE-2Download

Read to Succeed

Read To Succeed is a free program that allows students in grades K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Great America just by reading six hours for fun.Whittier students have the chance to participate by reading at home. The program will run from December 11th to January 11th. New this year, all recording is online.

Here is how your child can earn a free ticket to Six Flags:
1) Visit sixflags.com/books and register using this link:  31FJD
2)  Your child may read any books they choose.
3)  Keep track of your child’s reading using the form below.
4)  Record your child’s reading using the SixFlags.com/bookswebsite. (Bookmark this site for easier record keeping. 5) Receive a free Six Flags Great America ticket from Whittier Elementary School in May.

Students can optionally earn bonus awards by reading more than six hours such as discounts on additional tickets for family members, Season Passes or Memberships.

Program Details:

  • Only students in grades K through 6 are eligible to participate.
  • Your child must complete 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading.
  • Your child can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books (digital or hard copy). Reading for homework or a class assignment does NOT count.
  • Students can read silently, aloud, or with an adult—you can read to your child or your child can read to you.

If you have questions, feel free to email Mrs. Gergits, cgergits@dg58.org

Sign up now for Chess Scholars Winter Session!

Is your child looking for a fun after school activitiy, which takes place right at Whittier? Chess Scholars may be for them!

No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level 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, January 23rd – March 19th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (9 Classes) To sign up for chess, please visit https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup. You will need to enter the course code WDG1.23.20 to register. Please register by 10pm PST on 1/15 for the early bird price of $123.00. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 or registration@learningmeansfun.com