Whittier Weekly – March 10, 2020

Whittier Weekly – March 10, 2020

New this Week!

Family Science Night

The Whittier PTA is hosting a Family Science Night on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Our Volunteers have planned four different science activities, including one activity families can take home. Additionally, we plan to make liquid nitrogen ice cream, which everyone will be able to sample.

Please visit the link below to sign up:


Spring Experiences – Limited Spots!

We still have a few spots available for Euchre Night, Game Day, and College Party. Additional details can be found on the Experience page of the PTA website. While Online registration is closed, anyone interested can email Lindsay Monco at (Lindsay.x.monco@gmail.com) to sign-up.

Important Items from Prior Weeks

PTA BUDGET SURVEY – Community Share-out Meeting

Thanks to all of you that weighed in with feedback on the PTA Budget Survey that was sent out throughout Feburary. We’ve learned a lot about what you could use clarification on with regards to the PTA budget, and how you’d like to see PTA funds raised, saved and invested in the future. 
Please join us on Wednesday 3/11 at 7pm in the Whittier Activity Room. We’ll share out the results and work to demystify anything surrounding the budget so you are clear on how your donated dollars are put to work to make our school shine. 

PTA Openings

We have several important openings for parents to help support Philips!

Directory (online & printed): Administer and maintain the online directory.  Encourage families to keep their information current in Directory Spot, and add and reach out to new families to enter their information.  Create, print and distribute the paper directory based off of exports from the online directory. Contact Ann Russell with questions at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

PTA Website: Update the PTA calendar, create online forms/registration and sign up sheets for various PTA events, and manage membership/registration for website.  In addition, create and manage sign up form for PTA membership each year.  Help distribute instructions to Room Parents, once selected. Contact Ann Russell with questions at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

PayPal Invoicing: Typically invoices are sent via PayPal for experiences (fall and spring) as well as after any major fundraiser.  Work with experience committee chair/fundraiser chair/treasurer to invoice as needed and ensure all invoices are paid. Contact Ann Russell with questions at AnnKHRussell@yahoo.com

Kane County Cougars Reading Incentive

Whittier School will be participating in Cougars Reading Club, a reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars baseball team. Your child has the opportunity to improve his or her reading skills while earning a ticket to a Cougar game, a Cougars drawstring bag, a free hot dog and drink to enjoy during the game. See the attached Kane County Cougars letter for more information.  Reading forms, which are attached, are due Friday, March 27th to your classroom teachers.Cougars-Reading-Club-FormDownloadCougars-Reading-Club-LetterDownload

Chess Scholars – Now Enrolling

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!Whittier-Elementary-Spring-2020-Chess-Scholars-Flyer-COLORDownload

Course Time: Thursdays, April 9th – May 28th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (8 Classes)