Whittier Weekly: May 29, 2018

Whittier Weekly: May 29, 2018

Whittier Weekly

Upcoming Dates:

  • TOMORROW 5/30
    • Field Day @ School,  Pizza lunch provided by the PTA! Wear your “We Are Family” t-shirt or the following color by grade: K – purple heather, 1st – tye-dye t-shirt made in class, 2nd – gold, 3rd – sapphire blue, 4th – lime green, 5th – light blue, 6th – navy blue
  • Thursday 5/31
    • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony 3:05pm
  • Friday 6/1
    • Spirit Day: Summer Activity Day – Wear something that describes what you plan to do this summer! Examples: camping (wear camping gear) or sports (wear sports jerseys, etc)
  • Tuesday 6/5
    • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  6th Grade Clap Out 11:30 am, Student Dismissal 11:40 am, End-of-the-Year Party 11:40am – 1:15pm
  1. Audit Committee Volunteer Needed
  2. End-of-the-Year Party!
  3. 2018-19 District Calendar
  4. 2018-19 School Supply Kits
  5. 2019 Reading Games
  6. 2018-19 Open Committee Chairs


1. Audit Committee Volunteer Needed

The PTA is in need of ONE volunteer for the Audit Committee to complete the required three volunteers.  Only requirements to fulfill the task are to review the books and do a reconciliation. This is a small time commitment.  If interested please contact Lori Achilles @ lori.achilles@gmail.com

2. End-of-the-Year Party!

June 5th at 11:40 – 1:15 is the end-of-year celebration put on by the Family Fun Committee. This event is open to ALL students and their families. Watch take-home folders for this flyer with all the key info or CLICK HERE for the PDF.

3. 2018-19 District Calendar

The 2018-19 District 58 Calendar is now available, click HERE to view the PDF.

4. 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.


5.  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!

62018-19 Open Committee Chairs

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!!