Whittier Weekly – June 2, 2020

Whittier Weekly – June 2, 2020

We are excited to share our last Whittier Weekly until August. We hope everyone has a lovely, safe summer!

Whittier Family Fun End of Year Celebration

We are excited to team up with All Star Sports Coach Josh to offer a virtual Family Fun Celebration! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 3, 6-7 PM, to join a Zoom Dance Off, while having the chance to win gift cards!

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/94335493229?pwd=aGQ3QnNBNFEydkcwS2x4K2xMUlVkUT09
Meeting ID: 943 3549 3229Password: 054117

Getting Ready for the Fall

If you’d like to get a jump start on the next school year …

1) Join the PTA for the 2020-2021 School Year:  This is where you can sign up to purchase a paper copy of the directory, advertise in the directory, make an Angel Donation, and/or express interest in getting more involved in the various Whittier committees and events.  Link: https://whittierschoolpta.org/join-our-pta-for-next-year/

2) Join our Facebook page: This is a great way to connect with other Whittier families and send quick messages and get updates. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/127540600656517/

3) Enter/Update your Directory information:  If you already have a Whittier Directory Spot account, that will remain in tact.  I will update the student grades and teachers for you.  Please just update your contact information.  For new families, to gain access to the online directory, you must first join the PTA (step #1 above).  With your paid membership you will be set up with a Directory Spot account.  You will receive an email from Directory Spot, but if you miss it you can go directly to Directory Spot and create an account.  Just be sure to use the same email that you used to register for the PTA. We are still offering the option to purchase a printed directory, available when you register for the PTA.  You will need to do this step annually.  The directory is used for Whittier families only, and can be used to contact classmates and parents. Link: https://www.directoryspot.net

Questions?  Contact Ann Russell at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

Supporting Those Who Have Supported Us

Over the past year, we have had SO many local businesses support our Whittier PTA fundraisers. They’ve given to us and we’re challenging all of you to pick at least one of these businesses to support in the coming weeks – and be sure to thank them for supporting Whittier.

We understand that they all might not be in a position to support us in the same way in the year to come, so we are especially thankful of how they’ve given to their community to date.

Whittier GardenHelp needed!

Once again we looking for families to help water and weed the Whittier Garden throughout the summer. Duties would include visiting at least TWICE each week to water (hose will be available and soon new rain barrels) and weed (bring your own garden gloves). We would love to fill each week with at least one family but have two slots in case your family’s availability is limited. Reminders will be sent prior to your scheduled week, and it is a good idea to add it to your personal calendar.

We had such a great response last year, we are hoping for the same this go around. To sign up to water the garden, follow this link:


If anyone is interested in co-chairing the Whittier Garden, or taking a more active role, reach out to Christy Gergits at cgergits@dg58.org

Whittier Volunteer Opportunities for 2020-2021 School Year

We have openings available for the following Committee Chairs:

-Destination Imagination
-Math and Science Night
-Reflections (1 Co-Chair Needed)
-Spring Fundraiser

Many of these roles can be performed remotely at hours of your choosing. Want to learn more about these committees? Visit: https://whittierschoolpta.org/volunteering/committees/

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Briar Croft at mbcroft@sbcglobal.net, or Gina Schuster at gina.c.schuster@gmail.com