Whittier Weekly: May 23, 2017

Whittier Weekly: May 23, 2017

 As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.”  -John M. McHugh

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wed 5/24 – Student Council Spirit Week – Wear GREEN
  • Thu 5/25 – Student Council Spirit Week – Wear BLUE/PURPLE
  • Fri 5/26 – Student Council Spirit Week – Wear all the colors of the RAINBOW
  • Mon 5/29 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day


  1. Ben’s Memorial Mile – It’s OK to Not Be OK
  2. School Supplies Ordering for 2017/2018
  3. Retirement Party For Mrs. Plepel
  4. Committee Chairs Needed!
  5. Walking Club Volunteer Request


1. Ben’s Memorial Mile – It’s OK to Not Be OK

Please join us Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Downers Grove North High School Track for Ben’s Memorial Mile to raise funds for mental health resources in DuPage County.

It’s a family event with a race for everyone!

  • Ben’s Open Mile
  • Ben’s Elite Mile (<5:30 for males, <6:30 for females)
  • Ben’s Walking Mile
  • Costume Mile
  • Kids’ Half Mile
  • Little Kids’ 100-yard dash
For more information regarding the cause, and to register for the event, please visit https://bensmemorialmile.com/
Funds raised from Ben’s Memorial Mile will go to support Hope For The Day www.hftd.org



2. School Supplies Ordering for 2017/2018


Order your school supplies for the 2017-2018 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.
NEW THIS YEAR: we have contracted with a SHANE’S KITS, a local company who offers multiple options for delivery. Kits can be picked up at school on the designated date or you can opt to have your kit delivered directly to your home for a small fee.
Please place your order by the last day of school, June 9th.
Please contact amycable@att.net with any questions.


3. Retirement Party for Mrs. Plepel

Save the Date!  Mrs. Plepel is retiring this year and the PTA is having a party for her on Tuesday, June 6th from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.in the school gym.  Cake and refreshments will be served.  Ms. Coleman is going to help the kids write a note and/or draw a picture to put in a book that we will present to her that day.  If you have anything else you or your child would like to contribute (note/photos) there will be a gift box set up in the gym that day.  If you have any questions, please email Carla or Karrie.  Thank you and hope to see you there!



4. Committee Chairs Needed!

We still need volunteers to chair or co-chair committees for the 2017-2018 school year!  Please read the attached document with descriptions and time commitments for the current open committees.  Email Carla Giannelli for more information at carla3374@sbcglobal.net.  Thank you!

Open Committees (Current)


5. Walking Club Volunteer Request

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for Walking Club so far!!

Please consider volunteering during recess on Wednesdays during Walking Club season.  One vacancy needs to be filled for tomorrow, and one vacancy remains for the last day, May 31. Volunteers arrive at 11:30, sign in at the front office, and pick up a guest sticker to wear. Instructions, grade assignments, door location, and “Cat Cash” to distribute to walkers are given out in the front hallway. You will be done at 12:20. Please use this link to sign up – we can’t do this without your help!

CLICK HERE to sign up online.