Whittier Weekly: May 22, 2018

Whittier Weekly: May 22, 2018

Whittier Weekly

Upcoming Dates:

    • Box Tops Collection Week
    • Color Week!
      • Tomorrow: Wear Green
      • Thursday: Wear Blue/Purple
      • Friday: Wear all the colors of the rainbow
  • TONIGHT 5/22
    • General PTA Meeting in the LRC – 6pm (Free babysitting provided – a quorum is needed to vote on the new board and budget so please consider attending!)
  • Thursday 5/24
    • Incoming Kindergartner Play Date @ Randall Park 4-6pm
  • Friday 5/25
    • Whittier Blue & Gold Spirit Day  – Wear Whittier Wear or blue/gold
  • Monday 5/28
    • NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day



  1. Weeds and Seeds Club Weeding Activity
  2. Summer Math Club Volunteers Needed
  3. 2018-19 School Supply Kits
  4. 2019 Reading Games
  5. Open Committee Chairs for 2018-19



1. Weeds and Seeds Club Weeding Activity

he Weeds and Seeds Club has been invited to help the Whittier PTA weed the Whittier gardens on Wednesday, May 23 from 2:55 to 3:30pm.  If your child would like to stay after school and help, please complete the following form.  Parents are also invited to help out as well.  Parents can bring garden gloves and tools.



2. Summer Math Club Volunteers Needed

Please be on the lookout for Summer Math Club packets which will be coming home in your child’s backpack in the next few weeks.  In addition, we are in need of three Whittier parent volunteers to cover time slots for summer math at the library.  This would be a one time, 3 hour time commmittment.  If you have a child in need of service hours, it is a great opportunity to sign up yourself along with your child.  If interested, please contact Lisa Folkening at a_folkeninghotmail.com.

Thanks so much!

3. 2018-19 School Supply Kits

Order your school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year!
Kits include exactly what teachers have requested for each grade level and are boxed and ready for students to take to school on the first day.  We have contracted with a SHANE’S KITS, a local company who offers home delivery. *Watch for the Shane’s Kits flyer in your child’s backpack this week!
NEW to this year:

Home Delivery ONLY will be available. We will NOT be offering a pick up date at Whittier.  Home delivery will be available  through September 1st for a $5.95 charge per order.

Orders made before August 1st are guaranteed delivery before the first day of school.

Deliveries will be made 10-15 business days after your order is placed. Parents who have students at Herrick as well can purchase one order for all supply kits.

To order securely online:

1)Go to www.shaneskits.com

2)Enter the school code WHIT58

3)Select Kit from Dropdown

4)Follow directions to complete your order

5)An order confirmation will be delivered to your email after you complete your online order

Please contact joannecbrock@gmail.com if you have any questions.


4.  2019 Reading Games

The 2019 Reading Games will be hosted at O’Neill Middle school on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Just like this year, we will include all interested teams. Team registration is currently set for any time between Monday, October 8 at 10am, through Sunday, October 14 at 9pm.
Updates will be posted throughout the summer at our website,   https://www.readinggamesdg58.com/ .
We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

5. Open Committee Chairs for 2018-19

The PTA needs your help for the 2018-2019 school year ~ can we count on you?!

CLICK HERE for an UPDATED list of open committee roles that need to be filled – each one also includes an estimated time commitment.  Please take a minute to see if any committee seems like a good fit for you! If you have any questions please email either Susan Lorenc (susan_lorenc@hotmail.com) or Jenn DiCosola (jennbala@hotmail.com)

Thank you for your consideration!!