Whittier Weekly: June 2, 2015

Whittier Weekly: June 2, 2015

It is hard to believe that the 2014-2015 school year is behind us. What a wonderful and successful year it has been for our students, our faculty and our PTA. Thank you to all that have volunteered their time this past year and a special thanks to Rita Brezina and Valerie Hardy for leading us this past year. Your dedication, commitment and service are greatly appreciated. Wishing the entire Whittier community an enjoyable summer. If you need to reach us over the summer please do not hesitate to do so.


Stay connected all summer by Liking the Whittier PTA Facebook page. Please email Amy Ihde at AmyKevinIhde@gmail.com for more information

Mark your calendars for the 2015/2016 PTA Gneral Council Meetings:
  • September 15, 2015
  • October 20, 2015
  • December 8, 2015
  • January 19, 2016
  • February 16, 2016
  • March 15, 2016
  • April 19, 2016
  • May 17, 2016

Thank you! We are grateful for all you do!

Tiffany Kuelthau & Debbie Levinthal (PTA C0-Presidents)

Carla Giannelli & Karrie Donat (PTA C0-Vice Presidents)

Amy Ihde  (PTA Secretary)

Corinne Potter (PTA Treasurer)

Thank you to the families who completed their PTA packets online already.  If you registered for PTA membership and completed  your online packet by June 1st, you were entered into a raffle.  Using a random-number generator online, two winning families were selected.  Congratulations to the Oestermeyer family who won a $50 gift certificate to Wok ‘n Fire restaurant and to the Travers family who won a $25 gift certificate to Wok ‘n Fire.  Winners will receive their gift certificates before the end of the school year.

It isn’t too late to join the PTA for the 2015-2016 year.  Please visit www.whittierschoolpta.org/join to complete your online PTA packet between now and the start of the school year. Do note that room parents will be identified before the start of the year, however, based off of individual interest expressed within the PTA packets.

Please see here for a list of necessary School Health Exam Forms

Attention parents – Health Examination Reminder

Fun Lunch

Coming Soon…..Online Fun Lunch Ordering!! We hope to have the site up and running by August 1st. Ordering your child’s fun lunch will be easier than ever now. No more filling out paper forms and then having to remember to turn it in. Forget what vendor it will be or forget what you ordered?? Don’t worry, you can easily pull it up on the site at any time.

We will send out a special notice this summer as soon as it is up and running and you can place orders.

Looking to volunteer one more time? – Fun Lunch needs help June 4th, contact Paula Schultz jp_schultz@sbcglobal.net


Please join us for an end of year coffee to celebrate a great year at 743 Summit St, hosted by Lisa McTigue and Jane Hagen.  Stop by anytime between 8:30 and 11:00 for coffee/tea/breakfast treats.  Younger children welcome.


The PTA Reflections theme for 2015-16 has been announced: “Let Your Imagination Fly…” Students may begin brainstorming and creating their projects over the summer to get a head start on Reflections for next year! PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students are asked to reflect the theme and create original works of art in the categories of:
  • dance choreography
  • film production
  • literature
  • music composition
  • photography
  • visual arts
Entries may be turned in anytime from Sept through early Nov. More specific dates will be announced next school year.  Students can go to the National PTA website for specific rules.

Playground Committee

This summer the Playground Committee is hitting the streets for community support.

Volunteers are needed to:

o Help sell candy at booths and community events

o Distribute information to the community

o Reach out to corporations for sponsorship opportunities

If your family is interested in helping with any of these efforts email Melissa Rausch melissarausch@sbcglobal.net for more information!

Market Day Pick-up

Thank you to everyone who ordered Market Day this month! You can pick up your order this Thursday, June 4 from 1:45 – 2:45pm.  If you are unable to make it during that time, please let us know and we can put your items in the freezer.  If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Miller at (812) 204-4384 or Amy Gassen at (630) 971-0689

Experience Sign Up

One more chance to get in on what is sure to be a fun evening, for adults only. The Toga Party – August 28th at 7:30 pm. Cost is $30 per participant. All funds raised through spring and summer experiences go toward the primary playground project.

If you wish to sign up, please email erbrezina@gmail.com

LRC Open this Summer

Whittier LRC is open for business on Wednesdays from June 17 – July 22, 9-11 a.m.


Mark Your Calendars

  • Thursday, June 4: Market Day Pick-Up
  • Thursday, June 4: Last Day of School for Kindergartners, please attend regular time
  • Friday, June 5: Last Day of School Grades 1st – 6th, early dismissal at 11:40
  • Friday, June 5: Family Fun End of Year School Picnic
  • Thursday, June 11: Whittier Office Closes for Summer
  • Monday, August 3: Whittier Office Reopens for the 2015/2016 school year
  • Wednesday, August 26: First Day of School – Full Day
  • Sunday, September 20: Jaguar Jog