Whittier Weekly: January 24, 2017

Whittier Weekly: January 24, 2017

“Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.”

-George M. Adams


    Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday 1/26 – Winter Wiggle in the Jaguar Jungle – 2:55-3:45pm
  • Friday 1/27 – Whittier Spirit Day – Wear your spirit wear or blue/gold!
  • Friday 1/27– Fun Lunch! Great American Bagel


  1. Learning Lab Wiggle Wish
  2. Spring Fundraiser Volunteers Needed!
  3. Reading Games Spirit Wear
  4. 26th Annual Outstanding Teacher Award


1. Learning Lab Wiggle Wish

Mrs. Gergits would like to share that the students are loving the Hokki Stools the PTA purchased from the wish list so much that she would like the opportunity to purchase more.  She has rotation lists for all her groups and a few more chairs will help those that truly need the wobble stool to have it more often.

To help the students succeed Mrs. Gergits created a DonorsChoose.org classroom request. Please consider donating within the next seven days and your donation will be DOUBLED thanks to DonorsChoose.org.  Enter the code LIFTOFF during checkout and your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).

CLICK HERE to donate to the Learning Lab Wiggle Wish!

In return, you’ll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.

Thank you so much for your consideration!


2. Spring Fundraiser Volunteers Needed!

Save the date for this year’s Spring Fundraiser on Friday, April 7th!

The fundraiser is in need of volunteers, please contact Carrie or Michelle if you are interested. Thank you!

Carrie Grebel
Michelle Aleksiunas



3. Reading Games Spirit Wear

Reading Games Spirit Wear is available for purchase. Orders are due by Friday, February 10, 2017.

Please note, t-shirts can be purchased individually and do not need to be purchased as one order per team. However, a team should coordinate T-Shirt colors including the team parent and team chaperone.

Helping as a volunteer, but not as a team parent or team chaperone? Please consider purchasing the maroon T-Shirt which includes “Volunteer” in the logo.




 4. 26th Annual Outstanding Teacher Award

Do you know an outstanding teacher?

The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club (DGJWC) is sponsoring the 26th Annual Outstanding Teacher Award to recognize a teacher in a Downers Grove area school who is truly special and remarkable in the field of education.  In order to participate, a student must write an essay (approximately 60 words for grades K-3, 100 words for grades 4-8, and 200 words for high school) describing the teacher and what makes him/her special or outstanding.  The essay does not have to be about the student’s current teacher.  Parents may help those who are too young to write, but the entry must be in the child’s own words.

 The students with the winning entries will have the opportunity to help honor the teachers they nominated with an in classroom presentation, with a special award for their outstanding teacher!

All entries must be  postmarked or emailed by  Wednesday, February 1, in order to be considered.

CLICK HERE for more information and the printable award entry form!