Whittier Weekly: January 12, 2016

Whittier Weekly: January 12, 2016

Our next PTA meeting is February 16, 2016

  1. PTA Openings
  2. LRC News – Young Authors and DGPL Bookmark Contest
  3. District PTA Building Bridges Meeting Information
  4. Six Flags Reading Program
  5. Student Council Update
  6. Family Fun Upcoming Events

 1. PTA Openings – We Need YOU!

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.

Open Positions are Below:
1 or 2 Vice Presidents
Teacher appreciation chair
Co book fair chair
Variety show shadow
Co summer curriculum chair
Jaguar Jog chair

2. LRC News

Young Authors

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.
Contest Rules

2016 DGPL bkmk contest form

3. District PTA Upcoming Meetings – SIT Conference February 20th

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


4. Read for Success – Six Flags Reading Incentive

Six Flags reading incentive ends next Wednesday, January 13th. Please turn in your record sheet by Friday January 15th.  Tickets will arrive in late May.

6 Flags_StudentReadingLog

We will also be starting the Kane County Reading Club which runs four weeks beginning Wednesday, January 13th and ending Tuesday, February 9th.  Game dates are Sunday, May 29 at 6:30 PM and Monday, May 30th at 1PM.

5. Student Council Updates

Thank you Whittier families for your support of the Student Council’s collection for PADS and our holiday candy cane fundraiser. You’re the best!

Just a reminder that the Student Council collects General Mills box tops that are found on many different products. We will be turning our collection in mid-February.  Last year’s box top money helped fund an all-school assembly and many of our charities.

Please send cut-out box tops with expiration dates AFTER March 1, 2016, with your child to school ASAP. General Mills does not accept expired box tops. All box tops will be forwarded to Mrs. Krygeris for Whittier’s Student Council.

Thank you and Happy New Year from Whittier Student Council!

7. Family Fun

 Just a reminder that Monday, January 18th (MLK Day) is the Family Fun Pajama Breakfast – or brunch, or lunch – at Baked Apple Restaurant.  Attached is a flyer about the Baked Apple event (a print copy of the flyer will also be coming home in your youngest student’s backpack later this week).  Come in to Baked Apple any time between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the 18th, and a portion of the proceeds from sales that morning/afternoon will go back to the Whittier PTA.  Give the flyer to your server at the time you order or just mention that you are there with the Whittier School fundraiser.  Enjoy the day off!

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, January 4 – Monday, February 8: DGPL Bookmark Contest
  • Monday, January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Day, No School
  • Monday, January 18, 2016: Baked Apple Family Fun Event
  • Friday, January 22, 2016: Fun Lunch Great American Bagel
  • Friday, February 5, 2016: Fun Lunch McDonald’s
  • Friday, February 12, 2016: No School
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Friday, February 19, 2016: Fun Lunch Buona Beef
  • Friday, February 26, 2016: Young Author Entries Due to LRC
  • Monday, February 29, 2016: Chipotle Family Fun Event
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016: Fun Lunch Potbellys
  • Friday, March 4, 2016: Teacher Inservice, No School
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016: Reading Games
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 25, 2016 – Sunday, April 3, 2016Spring Break, No School
  • Friday, April 8, 2016: Fun Lunch Mojos
  • Friday, April 8, 2016: Spring Fundraiser LP4P 2
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Friday, April 22, 2016: Fun Lunch Great American Bagel
  • Friday, May 6, 2016: Fun Lunch Buona  Beef
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Monday, May 30, 2016: Memorial Day, No School
  • *Friday, June 3, 2016: Last Day of School
    • *June 6 – June 10 possible emergency day