Whittier Weekly: January 23, 2018

Whittier Weekly: January 23, 2018

Whittier Weekly

Upcoming Dates:

  • TONIGHT, 1/23
    • General PTA Meeting in the LRC – 7pm
  • Wednesday, 1/24
    • District 58 Parent Focus Group @ DG Library – 8:30am
    • District 58 Community Forum @ Herrick – 7pm
    • Variety Show Playbill Ads/Messages DUE
  • Thursday, 1/25
    • Winter Wiggle in the Jaguar Jungle – 3-3:45pm
  • Friday, 1/26  
    • Whittier Spirit Day – Wear your Whittier Wear or blue/gold!
    • Early Dismissal – 11:40am
  • Saturday, 1/27
    • District 58 Community Forum @ Longfellow Center – 10am
    • Last Day to complete the District 58 Survey (see #2 below for more info)
  • Monday 1/29 – Variety Show Dress Rehearsal @ Whittier – 3-6pm

  1. Spring Fundraiser
  2. District 58 Strategic Planning Survey/Forums
  3. Variety Show Playbill
  4. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed
  5. “Chick Chat” 4-6th Grade Girls
  6. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”


 1. Spring Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Whittier Spring Fundraiser! This year’s event will take place at Miskatonic Brewing Company in Darien on Friday, February 9th from 7-11 pm.

All information can be found HERE
You can choose to send in your pre-order form in your child’s take home folder with payment or you can purchase tickets online.
We hope to see you all there!

2. District 58 Strategic Planning Survey/Forum

District 58 has launched its Vision 58 strategic planning process to prepare for the future, and are seeking parent input! Please take a 10-minute survey to share your unique perspective regarding the District’s strengths and challenges, any issues you’d like the District to address in the next three to five years, and your vision for the District’s future.

Take the Vision 58 survey at www.ecrasurvey.com/dg58.

Don’t delay! The survey will close Saturday, Jan. 27. All responses will remain anonymous.

We also invite you to attend an upcoming District 58 parent focus group or community forum to provide additional input. These meetings will be facilitated by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, an independent research firm.

District 58 Parent Focus Group:

Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St.

If you cannot attend the parent focus group, you are welcome to attend a community forum. Community forums are open to all residents living within District 58 boundaries.

Community Forums:

Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 7-8 p.m.
Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave. (Geared toward northside residents)

Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10-11 a.m.
Longfellow Center, 1435 Prairie Ave.


3. Variety Show Playbill 

RISE UP! Calling all Whittier Supporters! We have a few additional ways you can support the school AND support your child at the Variety Show on 2/3 via Playbill Ads and “Break-a-leg” messages.
Business Card Ad – $10
Send your business card as a jpg file to whittiervarietyshow@gmail.com with subject “Playbill Ad”
“Break-a-leg” message – $5 Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, etc. Tell your kid(s) how proud you are! 35 word limit. Each additional 10 words (or portion) is $1 extra.
“Break-a-leg” message – $1 Student to student. Send a message of good cheer to your friends. 35 word limit. Each additional 10 words (or portion) is $1 extra.
Email messages in the format below to whittiervarietyshow@gmail.com or send in written message.
Your Name:
Message to:
Payment must accompany this reservation. Cash or checks payable to Whittier PTA. Return to the Variety Show Committee – NO LATER THAN 1/24. The proceeds from these ads and messages will be used to offset the cost of printing the show playbill. Thank you for your support!

4. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed

Do you have just ONE hour to spare on an occasional Friday? If so, then the following personal ad is aimed right at you!
Hungry young children seek enthusiastic and vivacious parents to help serve Fun Lunch. No long-term commitment required. Simply click on the link (insert link here) and pick your date(s). Prepare to be amazed at the chaos and joy your service will bring to all.
What’s in it for you? A chance to see who your child REALLY sits next to at lunch. An opportunity for extra hugs during the school day. The possibility of being a hero/heroine to the children of Whittier. Most importantly, you can feel good that your 45-60 minute commitment has changed lives. Seriously. No one leaves hungry.
Please join us as often as you are able. Thanks so much! Stacy Klepper and Karrie Donat (Fun Lunch co-coordinators).

CLICK HERE to volunteer!

5.  “Chick Chat” 4-6th Grade Girls

Chick Chat is a day-long workshop where fourth- through sixth-grade girls can explore their interests and issues, address the challenging issues facing young girls today, build interpersonal skills, and have fun – all within a safe and nurturing environment.  This program is offered through HGNA (Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence)
Where: Herrick Middle School
When: Saturday, February 24 from 9am – 3pm
Cost: $45
To register CLICK HERE

6. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”

Please support our schools together by participating in the Yorktown School Bucks Program!!

January 1-31: Visit our fitness studios for Triple Points on any purchases all month long!

January 21 – 27: Shop Amazing Lash Studio for triple points!


After shopping and dining at Yorktown, your school’s family and friends can show their Yorktown Center receipts at the Guest Services desk (located on the Lower Level, below The Eatery and near Von Maur) to accumulate points. Shoppers must specify which participating school to allocate the points to.

Show your movie ticket receipts from AMC 18 Yorktown for an easy (and fun!) 75 points per ticket!

Thank you for shopping and giving back to our PTA!

Receipts must be redeemed within 60 days of purchase date. Receipts will be collected from August 1, 2017 until May 1, 2018.

For Whittier to receive a monetary reward, we need to provide $2,000 in receipts by May 1, 2018.