Whittier Weekly: January 9, 2018

Whittier Weekly: January 9, 2018

Whittier Weekly

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, 1/11 – Student Council Spirit Day -Dress Like Your Dream Job
  • Friday, 1/12 – Whittier Spirit Day – Wear your Whittier Wear or blue/gold!
  • Monday, 1/15 – NO SCHOOL – MLK Day

  1. Family Fun @ The Baked Apple
  2. Variety Show Playbill
  3. Fun Lunch
  4. Spring Fundraiser – Volunteers for Experiences Needed!
  5. Six Flags Read to Succeed
  6. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”


1. Family FUNdraiser @ The Baked Apple

In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., District 58 students have the day off this coming Monday, January 15th.  Plan to spend a bit of the day off at Baked Apple Restaurant for breakfast or lunch (pajamas welcome!), and a portion of the proceeds will go back to Whittier’s PTA. 
See flyer for the specifics.  No documentation needed for this FAMILY FUNdraiser though. All sales between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day count, so grab a few friends or family members to join you!

2. 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!

3. Fun Lunch

The window for ordering will close today, January 9, 2018!
Log on at www.boonli.com with your registration details (sign in and passcode). Whittier’s school code is WES338 for new users.
We have included new vendors this go-around and hope that you will be pleased with the variety.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to participate.
If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to Karrie Donat (karrie313@gmail.com) or  Stacy Klepper (stacyklepper17@gmail.com). Happy ordering!

4. Spring Fundraiser – Volunteers for Experiences Needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers to host experiences for the spring fundraiser. Our spring fundraiser is on February 9, 2018 so we are getting started earlier this year.  Some past ideas include themed adult parties, amazing race for adults, BAGS tournament for adults, Euchre, father/daughter, mother/son, painting, baking, kickball, volleyball, spa parties, tea parties, running clubs, etc.  Some new ideas discussed recently on the Whittier PTA Facebook page include, lacrosse, bingo, dodgeball, bike safety, line dance/dancing, art based ideas, and scavenger hunts.
We welcome experiences designated for primary and intermediate that include parent and child.  Kid friendly experiences are always very popular.  Please contact Carla Giannelli, Michelle Rafacz or Melissa Rausch if you have an idea and would like to host an experience for the spring fundraiser. 
Find below a helpful Experiences 101 link as well as the Whittier PTA Fundraising Guidelines. 

Experiences 101

Fundraising Guidelines (Revised)


5. Six Flags Read to Succeed

Students participating in Six Flag’s Read to Succeed reading program should have completed their six hours of reading.  Forms are due to classroom teachers by Friday, January 12th.  If you need a copy of the record sheet it is attached.

CLICK HERE for the info letter

CLICK HERE for the printable Student Reading Log

6. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”

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

January 1: Double points All Stores

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

January 13 – 15:
Double points. All stores and restaurants.

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.