Whittier Weekly: May 19, 2015

Whittier Weekly: May 19, 2015

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”

– Jane D. Hull

Final PTA General Membership Meeting of the Year

Please join us for the final PTA meeting of the year tonight (Tuesday, May 19th) at 7:00 p.m. in the Jaguar Jungle (gym) at Whittier.  As always, FREE babysitting will be available during the meeting in the art/activities room. 

2014-2015 Committee Chairs: Just a reminder to join us, if you are available, immediately following the PTA meeting at Rita Brezina’s house for a special thank you celebration.  We truly appreciate all you have contributed to the PTA this year.

Thank You Involved Parents

So many of you have been involved this year, contributing not only to your own child’s success but to the increased success of so many children at Whittier.  All students have benefitted from the time, energy, creativity, and generosity you have given and demonstrated.  Thank you!

Complete your PTA Packet for the 2015-2016 Year Online Today!

The PTA packet for next school year is now available online!  To register for membership in the PTA for the 2015-2016 school year, order your copy of the Whittier Directory, subscribe to the Jaguar Journal student newspaper, and communicate your interest in various volunteer opportunities, click on the following link:


Complete your PTA packet online before June 1st and you will be entered into a raffle for the chance to receive a restaurant gift card! 

Incoming Kindergarten Playdate in the Park is This Week

Do you have a child who will be in kindergarten at Whittier during the 2015-2016 school year?  Have a friend or neighbor who does?  Come out to Randall Park this Wednesday, May 20th any time between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. to “K” and Play!  Children will have the chance to make some new friends and parents can connect with other parents of to-be kindergarteners as well.  Siblings are welcome.

Light snacks will be provided. 

Kindergarten Playdate Flyer 2015


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

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.

Student Council May Spirit Days:


Market Day

This is your last chance to order Market Day before summer – be sure to stock up on all of your favorite Market Day meals and snacks now!  Order forms went home with your child last week.  All orders must be placed by 11:00pm on Saturday, May 30 either online at Marketday.com or by calling Market Day customer service at 877-632-7753.  As a reminder, you must pre-pay for your order with a credit card.  
Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Miller at (812) 204-4384 or Amy Gassen at (630) 971-0689.

Mark Your Calendars

  • 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
  • Saturday, May 30: Market Day Orders Due
  • 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