Whittier Weekly: March 1, 2016

Whittier Weekly: March 1, 2016

*Kindergarten Round-Up April 8 from 9:00-10:00 am*

Penny Wars Was a HUGE success! Thank you Whittier Families for a fun and successful Penny Wars! In 1 week, the kids raised $4021.30!!!! Amazing!

Fun Lunch This Thursday, March 3, 2016

Class Basket Donations Due Thursday, March 3, 2016

The PTA Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the LRC.  Babysitting will be provided, as usual.

  1.   PTA Openings
  2. Spring Fundraiser LP4P 2
  3. Spring Fundraising Experiences
  4. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed
  5. Kindergarten Round-Up
  6. Family Fun
  7. Student Council Updates
  8. Chess Club

 1. PTA Openings – We Need YOU!

Thank you to those that have filled the open positions. Opportunities still exist to serve in our PTA! Don’t be shy and apply!

The link below provides a summary of the different committees. In addition to needing several committee chairs, we need volunteers to help with different activites.

Variety Show – Shadow for next year (to chair the following year):

As a shadow you will work closely with Melissa Rausch in all aspects of the Variety Show production.

You will help set show and performance schedule, secure Whittier rehearsal rooms, distribute and collect act registrants, organize order of show, write script, supervise Friday rehearsals at Whittier, develop stage directions (light and sound cues), coordinate & supervise tech, dress and Tivoli rehearsals, call sound and light cues (using stage directions) during Tivoli performance.

There are many aspects of this job that Melissa does now that can be delegated to multiple volunteers (and there are many helpers!) This role works great for an individual OR a pair!

Questions? Contact Melissa meissarausch@sbcglobal.net


2 . Spring Fundraiser LP4P 2 April 8th

If you would like to make a monetary donation to be used to purchase class baskets,
please submit your donation and form by
Thursday , March 3rd.
Class  baskets  will be raffled at the event.

 If you have any questions please contact:

Michelle Aleksiunas Davis0708@aol.com OR Carrie Grebel Carriegrebel@aol.com

3. Spring Experience planning is underway!  We welcome your input and ideas for new experiences for our Spring Fundraiser.  

We are looking for volunteers to help co-host spring experiences.  We are specifically looking for help with the following:

  • Father/Son event (we have one host and looking for one or two more hosts to share expenses);
  • Co-ed/family dodgeball tournament (need 3-4 hosts);
  • Cinco de Mayo adults only party (we have 2 hosts and looking for 2-3 more to share the expenses); and 
  • Student Legacy Art (these are the hand painted tiles you will find throughout the school).  

 If you are interested in hosting, making a monetary donation or lending your time to one of these events please contact Melissa Rausch or Carla Giannelli.  If you are new to experiences and/or would like more information about hosting or the guidelines we follow, please let one of us know.

Carla Gianelli carla3374@sbcglobal.net

Melissa Rausch MelissaRausch@sbcglobal.net

4. Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed

Be kind and register online to volunteer for Fun Lunch. Link is below or go to the PTA Website / Activities / Fun Lunch

5. Kindergarten Round-Up April 8th from 9:00-10:00 am

 Parents with a child who will be five years old on or before September 1, should call the office for registration information.  Invitations with registration paperwork will be mailed to those who call the school prior to March 23.If you know of anyone with a child entering Kindergarten in the fall, please direct them to call the school office as soon as possible. This is an adult only event.

6. Family Fun

Thank you to everyone who came out to Chipotle last night. We raised $1,156.56!

Mark your calendar now for the following April Family Fun Events

  •  Saturday, April 9th @ 10:00 a.m. – Attend a FREE Family Movie at the Tivoli Theater
  •  Tuesday, April 12th between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Visit with your favorite Whittier teachers and other staff at the annual WhittierMcTeacher Night located at McDonald’s (Ogden east of Fairview)

Stay tuned for additional details about these and other upcoming Family Fun events as the dates near.

7. Student Council Updates

  • March 8 is Harry Potter Day
  • March 14 is the Reading Games Day – wear your Reading Games gear
  • March 18 is Funny TShirt Day
  • March 24 is Beach Day

8. Chess Club

The newest session of Chess Club is about to begin on March 21st!

If you have not done so already, please electronically register for the spring session of Chess Scholars.  All information and directions for registration are in the attached flyer.  It is now possible to sign up and pay directly through the link!  It is much more convenient than sending in your check and form.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to email Mindy Werner at minwerner4@gmail.com.

Spring 2016 Chess Scholars Flyer Whittier school

Mark Your Calendars

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016: Fun Lunch Potbellys
  • Friday, March 4, 2016: Teacher Inservice, No School
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016: Student Council Day: Harry Potter Day
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016: Reading Games
  • Monday, March 14, 2016: Student Council Day: The Reading Games TShirt Day, Wear Your Reading Games Gear
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 18, 2016: Student Council Day: Funny TShirt Day
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016: Student Council Day: Beach Day
  • Friday, March 25, 2016 – Sunday, April 3, 2016Spring Break, No School
  • Friday, April 8, 2016: Fun Lunch Mojos
  • Friday, April 8, 2016: Kindergarten Roundup
  • Friday, April 8, 2016: Spring Fundraiser LP4P 2
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016: Family Fun Event, Free Movie at 10:00 at the Tivoli
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016: McTeacher Night
  • Friday, April 22, 2016: Fun Lunch Great American Bagel
  • Friday, May 6, 2016: Fun Lunch Buona  Beef
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016: General PTA Meeting
  • Monday, May 30, 2016: Memorial Day, No School
  • *Friday, June 3, 2016: Last Day of School
    • *June 6 – June 10 possible emergency day