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Whittier Weekly: March 21, 2017

Whittier Weekly: March 21, 2017

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”
~Erma Bombeck

 Upcoming Dates:

  • TONIGHT – General PTA Meeting in the LRC – 7pm, babysitting provided
  • Fri 3/24 – Spirit Day – Show your school spirit in your Whittier wear or blue/gold
  • Sat 3/25 – School Board Candidate Open House (see below for more details) 3-5pm – Lincoln Center
  • Have a GREAT Spring Break next week! 

 

  1. Committee Chairs Needed!
  2. Spring Fundraiser (Experiences Sneak Peak)
  3. Learning Lab Donation Request
  4. Primary Playground
  5. DGJWC Handmade Market
  6. School Board Candidate Open House
  7. Young Rembrandts Volunteer Request

1. Committee Chairs Needed!

We need volunteers to chair or co-chair committees for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please read the attached document with descriptions and time commitments for the open committees.  Email Carla Giannelli for more information at carla3374@sbcglobal.net.  Thank you!

Open Committees 2017

2. Spring Fundraiser (Experiences Sneak Peak)

Take a peak at the amazing experiences you can sign up for at this year’s Trivia Night!

Registration is NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE to complete your online registration!

For a digital copy of the information flier CLICK HERE

The fundraiser is still in need of volunteers, please Carrie or Michelle if you are interested.  Thank you!

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

 

 

3. Learning Lab Donation Request

The Learning Lab is once again collecting empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes for our upcoming EXPLORE classes!  The collection box will be available through the month of April in the front vestibule. Thank you for taking the time to save these items!

 

4. Primary Playground 

The window for personal and corporate donations toward the playground is open if anyone is interested in being a sponsor for the playground and having their name recognized on the plaque that will be mounted in the Jaguar Jungle.  All donations over $250 earn a space on the plaque, a mention on the PTA Facebook page and PTA Website.  All sponsorships are tax deductible and a letter and thank you card from the students will be sent.  Donations can be made on the website link (see below) or by check made payable to Whittier PTA with a note in the memo section saying “playground donation”.  Any funds raised that are over the cost of the playground will be returned to the PTA to fund the PTA budget and shore up the reserves.
The official playground update will be given at tonight’s PTA meeting.

 

 

5. DGJWC Handmade Market

The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club is hosting a Handmade Market (craft show) being held at O’Neill Middle School on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The DGJWC uses funds raised to support various philanthropic initiatives including scholarships for Downers Grove students!

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6. School Board Candidate Open House

The Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle League of Women is hosting a Candidate Open House for School Board Candidates in District 58, District 68 and District 99 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue in Downers Grove.

Each candidate will have a table area to provide information and to speak to voters. At 3:30 p.m., each candidate will have the opportunity to address those present for 2-3 minutes. Thereafter, candidates can return to their tables to speak to voters and share more information.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse any political party or candidate.  They provide this type of event to inform the public about candidates and encourage informed voting.

 

7. Young Rembrandts Volunteer Request

Young Rembrandts Art Class is still in need for a parent volunteer ASAP to supervise classes on Tuesday afternoons from 2:55-3:55 at Whittier.
Duties include making sure all students are kind, courteous, and picked up after class.
Classes are currently in session and continue through Tuesday, Mar 21.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karrie Donat at 773.484.7924 or karrie313@gmail.com