Whittier Weekly: May 12, 2015

Whittier Weekly: May 12, 2015

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A big thanks to those who attended the Destination ImagiNation Teams Bound for the DI Global Finals meeting!

Final PTA General Membership Meeting of the Year:

  • Tuesday, May 19 @ 7:00 p.m. at Whittier (Jaguar Jungle)

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful Whittier Community. Thank you for all of your support!

Rita Brezina & Valerie Hardy (PTA Co-Presidents)

Tiffany Kuelthau & Debbie Levinthal (PTA Co-Vice Presidents)

Amy Ihde  (PTA Secretary)

Corinne Potter (PTA Treasurer)

Please see here for a list of necessary School Health Exam Forms

Attention parents – Health Examination Reminder

 Market Day

Thanks to everyone who ordered this month! Market Day pick-up is this Thursday, May 14 at 1:45 in the Jaguar Jungle.  If you’re unable to make it during that time, please let us know and we will store your items in the freezer to be picked up at your convenience.
If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Miller at (812) 204-4384 or Amy Gassen at (630) 971-0689.

Family Fun Home Run Inn Pizza Night Tonight!

Remember to attend our last Family Fun Night of the school year at Home Run Inn in Darien. Home Run Inn will donate 20% of our sales back to the PTA. Don’t forget your flyer- needed when ordering.
Any questions please email or call: Shannon Quinn Ssq1973@sbcglobal.net 1-630-484-1003

School Supplies

Watch your child’s backpack for your school supply ordering information! Online ordering is back and the deadline for all orders is May 22.

Schoolkidz by Staples meets all of your child’s school supply needs. All supplies come in a keepsake box complete with everything you need including personalized name labels. Easy one stop shopping!  If you know an incoming Kindergarten family, please pass along to them that Kindergarten order forms will be available in the school office.

Questions? Contact co-chairs Amy Cable amycable@att.net or Peggy Tomchek ptomchek@yahoo.com

Summer Math is (almost) Here, see below for details

Whittier Green Team

Whittier PTA Green Team is in need of some help from the Whittier community. Our proposal to beautify the main entrance to the school has been approved by the PTA and now it’s time to get our hands dirty. On May 30 at 8 am we will begin the installation of the new plant material and spread mulch in other areas of the school grounds. We need help from both parents and students to bring the plan to life. Any amount of time you can drop in to assist in the effort will be greatly appreciated. All Whittier families take pride in having a beautiful community. Come be a part of the effort to improve our school.Contact Karrie Donat (karrie313@gmail.com) or Carla Williams (cmarinaccino444@hotmail.com) with any questions.Thank you to the Mighty Ponca Tribe for cleaning up and adding colorful annuals around the Whittier school sign. Their efforts, and those of other community members, help to keep our school looking beautiful

Student Council May Spirit Days:



Savers Playground Fundraiser

Just in time for Spring Cleaning, Savers is partnering with Whittier to help raise funds for the Primary Playground. Whittier will receive $0.20 for every pound of donations. Please collect any gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and linens that you would normally donate and drop off donations atWhittier before or after school the week of May 11th (morning only on May 15th). Volunteers will be at the North/West corner of Whittier grounds on Blodgett to collect donations.

Contact Pamela McGinn at pjmcg207@gmail.com to schedule an earlier drop off. Thank you for your support!

*Donations are tax deductible and tax receipts will be available

Student Council Supports the Cupcake Classic

The Whittier Student Council is supporting the Noah’s Hope Cupcake Classic on May 17th by spreading the word! If your little runner has come home talking about the run where everyone gets a cupcake and you need more info, check out the informational flyer!  Cupcake Classic_Flyer

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15: Savers Collection to benefit the playground
  • Tuesday, May 12: Family Fun Home Run Inn Pizza Night
  • Thursday, May 14: Student Council Movie Star Day
  • Sunday, May 17: Cupcake Classic to benefit Noah’s Hope
  • Tuesday, May 19: Last PTA Meeting at 7:00
  • Friday, May 22: Deadline for School Supply Orders
  • Monday, May 25: No School, Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 26:  Student Council Red, White and Blue Day
  • Thursday, June 4: Last Day of School for Kindergartners, please attend regular time
  • Friday, June 5: Last Day of School Grades 1st – 6th, early dismissal at 11:40
  • Friday, June 5: Family Fun End of Year School Picnic