Whittier Weekly: May 10, 2016

Whittier Weekly: May 10, 2016

Join us next Tuesday night, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the LRC for the last General PTA meeting of this school year.  

Friday, May 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  K and Play at Randall Park 

We would like to extend a special thank you to our slated Audit Committee volunteers;

Whitney Murphy, Sarah Bogaczyk and Julie Sheeran.

  1. K and Play
  2. 2016 Jaguar Jog Planning Meeting – Wednesday, May 18
  3. Fun Lunch Updated Information
  4. District 58 Student Registration Open
  5. Health Exam Reminders
  6. District 58 2016/2017 School Calendar Available
  7. Community Event Noah’s Hope 5k Cupcake Classic
  8. World’s Finest Chocolate Sales
  9. Variesty Show 2016/2017
  10. Family Fun Last Day of School Party
  11. Open Experiences
  12. Order Your Yearbook

1. K and Play

Reminder for incoming Whittier kindergartners:  Friday, May 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Randall Park (southwest corner of Randall Street & Park Avenue) the PTA is sponsoring a “K and Play” playdate in the park.

Kick off the summer by joining other 2015-2016 kindergartners and their families for this informal “get-to-know you” event.  It will be in open house format, so come when you can and stay for as long as you want to!

2. Jaguar Jog Planning Meeting

Now that the Spring Fundraiser has come to a close, it’s time to talk about the Jaguar Jog…. yep thats right! It is right around the corner : ) PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for our 2016 Jaguar Jog – September 18th! Please join us for a committer meeting if you would like to be involved on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm. (326 5th st). Also if you own or know someone who owns a business and would like to sponsor our race please PM me. It is not to early to let us know if you would like to sponsor an intersection as well : )

3. Fun Lunch Updated Information

1. If you signed up to volunteer for lunch on Field Day, please note the date of Field Day is May 31st, NOT June 2nd. It was wrong on the PTA website but has since been corrected.

2. The last McDonald’s fun lunch will be on May 20th. Please go to the PTA website to volunteer to help out.

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

4. Student Registration Open

2016-17 Registration Reminder

-Please register your child online by Friday, May 13.
-Return the completed Registration Checklist to the school office.
If you do not wish to register your child online, please contact the school office to obtain paper copies of the registration forms, or download and print them from the school website.
You can choose to pay your fees at the time of registration or pay them this summer.  However, all fees are due prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Kindergarten/OKEEP Registration
-Please return all registration paperwork to the school office by May 13.
-To secure placement in OKEEP, families are required to pay the first installment of $245 by May 13

5. Health Exam Reminders

Attention parents – Health Examination Reminder

Dental forms are due by May 15th  for all kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students.  Please submit to the school nurse if you have not already done so.

Health forms for incoming 2016-17 kindergarteners (physical and vision) and 6th grade students (physical) are due by Memorial Day.

Please remember that dental exams are required for all incoming kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students and can be submitted now.

Thank you for completing these important requirements.

 6. Help make this year’s Noah’s Hope Cupcake Classic 5K & Kids 1 mile a success… register to walk or run!

This year, we will be celebrating the life of Noah VanHoutan, who lost his battle against Batten Disease on March 26, 2016, just a few weeks short of his 12th birthday.  Noah was a student at Kingsley Elementary School, along with his younger sister Laine, who also suffers from Batten Disease, and Emily, Laine’s twin sister, attends Pierce Downer.

You may have seen the red ribbons adorning Whittier & the trees of DG showing support to the VanHouhtan family (and may even have one around a tree at your house!).  Noah clearly had an impact in our community; we continue to choose hope as we strive for a cure, and as we honor the fight and life of Noah, taken much too soon.

Show your support and register today!


7. District 58 2016/2017 School Calendar


8. World’s Finest Chocolate Sales

We are reaching out to the community to help raise funds for the playground! Flyers are in backpacks for World’s Finest Chocolate sales. You can sell all summer long if you want, or even sign up to sell at the DG Friday night Car Shows or the Roatry Fest Craft Fair.   Imagine, this time next year we will be prepping to install a new primary playground!!

9. Variety Show 2016/2017

Interested in being part of an AWESOME show?  Looking for volunteers to shadow 1.  Stage Manager (getting props on and off stage)  2. Director – Organize rehearsals &  write the script

Got your calendar out?  Here are the dates for next year’s Variety Show! School & Tivoli Shows are firm & final, all others are tentative and will be finalized at the start of the school year.
Whittier Variety Show Proposed Schedule 2016
Friday, September 9 th  Informational meeting
Friday, September 16th          Act Submissions DUE
Friday, September 23rd          Rehearsal 3:00– 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 30th          Rehearsal 3:00– 4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7th             Rehearsal 3:00– 4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14th            Rehearsal 3:00– 4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21st            Rehearsal 3:00– 4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28th            Rehearsal 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4th            Tech Rehearsal 3:00– 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8th   Dress Rehearsal 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17th         Rehearsal at Tivoli 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 18th           School performance
Saturday, November 19th         Variety Show at the Tivoli

10. Family Fun Last Day of School Party

The end of the school year is just a month away!  Plan to stick around after dismissal on that last day (June 3rd @ 11:40 a.m.) for an end-of-year celebration outside at Whittiercourtesy of the PTA’s Family Fun committee.  There will be an ice cream truck delivering refreshing treats to the children, games, and other fun entertainment.  All are welcome.

11. Sign Up for the Following Open Experiences:

Healthy Living Experience on Saturday, May 14th ($20 per person)
Father/Son Fun Night on Wednesday, June 1st  ($25 per student)
Kubb Tournament on Saturday, August 27th ($30 per player/$25 per spectator)

12. Still Time to Order a Yearbook

yearbook flyer half sheet


Mark Your Calendar

  • May 9 -13 Student Council Spirit Week Color Week
    • Monday – Wear your favorite color
    • Tues Wear Red
    • Wed Wear Blue & Gold
    • Thurs Wear Purple
    • Fri – Rainbow day
  • Fri May 13 Historical Perspectives Assembly Registration for 2016/2017 is due
  • Tues May 17 PTA Meeting 7:00pm
  • Monday, May 30, 2016: Memorial Day, No School
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Field Day and Pizza Day
  • Friday, June 3, 2016: Last Day of School
  • Friday, June 3, 2016: Family Fun Party After School Ends (11:40)
    • Last day of Kindergarter is Thursday June 2, 2016