Whittier Weekly: January 19, 2016

Whittier Weekly: January 19, 2016

This Friday, Great American Bagel Fun Lunch 

February 3, 2016 – Spring Fundraiser Meeting

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. Kane County Cougars Reading Program
  5. Student Council Update
  6. Spring Fundraiser LP4P 2
  7. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed

 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:
Co book fair chair
Variety show shadow
Co summer curriculum 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. Kane County Reading Club

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!

Wear Red, White, and/or  Blue Spirit Day, Tuesday, January 19th to honor Dr. King’s national holiday.

Honor our Chicago Blackhawks & Chicago Bulls by wearing Red & Black or Hawks/Bulls gear on Thursday, January 28th.

6. Spring Fundraiser LP4P 2

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.
Please contact:

Carrie Grebel Carriegrebel@ail.com -OR-  Michelle Aleksiunas Davis 0708@aol.com

7. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed

Be kind and register online to volunteer for Fun Lunch. Link is below or go to the PTA Website / Activities / Fun Lunch

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, January 4 – Monday, February 8: DGPL Bookmark Contest
  • Friday, January 22, 2016: Fun Lunch Great American Bagel
  • Thursday, January 28, 2016: Hawks / Bulls Color and / or Gear Spirit Day
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016: Spring Fundraiser Meeting
  • 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