Whittier Weekly: March 5, 2019

Whittier Weekly: March 5, 2019





  • Evereve Shopping Event, 6-9pm (more details below!)
  • Mardi Gras Day (wear green, purple, beads, or feathers)

Thursday – Variety Show Tech Rehearsal @ The Tivoli, 3pm


  • Fun Lunch! Great American Bagel
  • Variety Show Matinee (during school, this performance is for students/staff only)
  • Chess Scholars early bird registration closes

Saturday – Variety Show @ Tivoli!  10am


All Week:  Student Council Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraiser, each day has a special theme-

  • Monday: Bring in $1 to wear pajamas
  • Tuesday: Bring in $1 to wear a hat in class
  • Wednesday: Bring in $1 to bring a stuffed animal
  • Thursday: Bring in $1 to wear slippers
  • Friday: Bring in $1 to wear pajamas
  • Bring in $5 and enjoy all 5 theme days!
  • Classroom teachers will hold all money throughout the week, the winning homeroom will earn an Amazon gift card!

Monday 3/11

  • District 58 BOE Evening Coffee with the Board – 6:15-7 p.m. at DG Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave
  • BOE Meeting 7pm at DG Village Hall



  1. Evereve Shopping Event
  2. Curriculum Workshop
  3. Chess Scholars Spring Session
  4. Cougars Reading Club



1. Evereve Shopping Event

Hope your schedules are cleared and arrangements have been made to join us for the Evereve shopping event at Oakbrook Center from 6-9pm! Snacks, beverages, chitchat and laughter will be plentiful….and the shopping is justifiable because it’s FOR THE KIDS!!!!
A few things-

  • If you plan on coming, please drop a quick RSVP to Jenn DiCosola at jennbala@hotmail.com  (Their staff is trying to plan for our numbers)
  • If you CANNOT make it Wednesday night, you can certainly preshop today or tomorrow before the event! Just tell them you are with Whittier- they will take your info, ring you up during the party, and Jenn will personally deliver your goods to you on Thursday!
  • Check out the PTA Facebook page for pictures of some some of their hottest new arrivals…GET EXCITED!!!
  • All funds raised will go directly to our capital projects!

CLICK HERE for the flier!

2. Curriculum Workshop

On February 25th the District 58 Board of Education held a curriculum workshop.  In case you missed the meeting and would like to read/listen about what was presented see links below!

To view the agenda and presentation slides CLICK HERE (click on “meetings” and then choose the Feb 25th meeting)

To listen to the audio of the workshop CLICK HERE


3. Chess Scholars Spring Session

Registration is open for the spring session of after-school chess!  Register by this Friday, 3/8 for the early bird price of $136.50, use the class code WDG3.18.19

Course Time: Mondays, March 18th – June 3rd, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM No class: 3/25, 5/27 (10 Classes)

CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE for the flier


 4. Cougars Reading Club

Whittier School will be participating in Cougars Reading Club, a reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars baseball team once again this year. Your child can earn a ticket to a Cougar game, a Cougars drawstring bag, a free hot dog and drink simply by reading each night for a month from February 13th to March 13th.  There are two games to choose from May 26th at 6:30PM or May 27th at 1PM.  This is an optional incentive program.  CLICK HERE for the record sheet that needs to be turned in to the classroom teacher by Friday, March 15th.  Certificates for a free ticket and a few extra surprises will be awarded by the classroom teachers.