Whittier Weekly: May 31, 2016

Whittier Weekly: May 31, 2016

 Last Day of School Family Fun Party Friday, June 3rd!

School Supplies ordering until Friday, June 3rd.

2016/2017 General PTA Meeting Schedule Has Been Streamlined, See Dates in the “Mark Your Calendar” Section


  1. School Supply Kits
  2. Register for the 2016/2017 PTA
  3. 2016/2017 Back to School Social
  4. Summer Math Club
  5. 2016 Jaguar Jog
  6. District 58 Student Registration Open
  7. Health Exam Reminders
  8. District 58 2016/2017 School Calendar Available
  9. Summer Movie at the Tivoli
  10. Family Fun Last Day of School Party
  11. Open Experiences
  12. Order Your Yearbook

Thursday will be the last day of school for PM Kindergarten students.  Students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal time.  We will be holding the 6th Grade Awards Assembly for students and families beginning at 3:00pm that afternoon.

Friday, June 3 will be the last day of school for the 2015-16 school year.  Dismissal times are as follows:

  • 11:05am – AM Kindergarten
  • 11:40am – students in Grades 1-5
  • The 6th Grade Clap-out will take place at 11:30am.  Feel free to join us outside the main entrance as we clap-out the 6th graders as they leave Whittier on their way to middle school.  T

The Whittier Office will close on Wednesday, June 8, at 4:00pm; and will re-open on Tuesday, August 2.  We wish you all a fun, safe and happy summer!


1. School Supply Kits

Save time and money by purchasing your child’s school supplies through SchoolKidz.   All kits include EXACTLY what Whittier teachers have requested, down to brand and color of individual supplies.   This is not a fundraiser.  Our school’s negotiated savings are passed on to parents.  Information will be sent home this week.
Order kits at www.shopttkits.com.  Please use account number is 1469.
Please contact amy cable at amycable@att.net with any questions.

2. Register for the PTA 2016/2017

Don’t forget to register for the PTA! Whether you have a new student or returning students you must register each year. When you register please consider making a donation toWhittier’s Angel Fund. The Angel Fund helps provide school supplies, fun lunch and activities for our Whittier angels. Don’t forget to look at all of the PTA committees.  Please mark each committee you may be interested in volunteering for and you will be contacted with more information after the school year begins.



3. 2016/2017 Back to School Social

Join Whittier families August 27, 2017 for a Back to School Social!

4. Summer Math

Summer Math Club Prize Days:

June 27 & 28

July 18 & 19

August 1, 2, & 15

Mark your calendar now, redemption at DG Public Library



5. Jaguar Jog 

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for our 2016 Jaguar Jog – September 18th! If you own or know someone who owns a business and would like to sponsor our race please PM me. It is not to early to let us know if you would like to sponsor an intersection as well : )

6. Student Registration Open

2016-17 Registration Reminder

-Please register your child online by Friday, May 13.
-Return the completed Registration Checklist to the school office.
If you do not wish to register your child online, please contact the school office to obtain paper copies of the registration forms, or download and print them from the school website.
You can choose to pay your fees at the time of registration or pay them this summer.  However, all fees are due prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Kindergarten/OKEEP Registration
-Please return all registration paperwork to the school office by May 13.
-To secure placement in OKEEP, families are required to pay the first installment of $245 by May 13

7. Health Exam Reminders

Attention parents – Health Examination Reminder

Dental forms are due by May 15th  for all kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students.  Please submit to the school nurse if you have not already done so.

Health forms for incoming 2016-17 kindergarteners (physical and vision) and 6th grade students (physical) are due by Memorial Day.

Please remember that dental exams are required for all incoming kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students and can be submitted now.

Thank you for completing these important requirements.

8. District 58 2016/2017 School Calendar


9. Summer Movie at the Tivoli

School’s Out for summer…what better way to ease into things than with a movie!

Monday, June 6th 10:00 a.m.
Tivoli Theatre
Tickets $5.00

All Proceeds Support the Whittier Elementary School PTA Playground Project

Prepurchase tickets for your chance to win one of many exciting prizes!  Just fill out the attached form and return by June 1st.


10. Family Fun Last Day of School Party

Just one week left in the school year! Please stick around outside Whittier after pick-up at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, June 3rd for the end-of-year celebration being put on by the Family Fun Committee. This will include free frozen treats from an ice cream truck for the children as well as varied entertainment (science experiments, magic, balloon art, and face-painting). Playground equipment will also be available for the children to use.

We could use a few additional parent volunteers to help with overseeing this fun event. If you are willing to help, please contact Valerie Hardy (valerie_m_stone@yahoo.com).

11. Sign Up for the Following Open Experiences:

Father/Son Fun Night on Wednesday, June 1st  ($25 per student)
Kubb Tournament on Saturday, August 27th ($30 per player/$25 per spectator)

12. Still Time to Order a Yearbook

yearbook flyer half sheet


Mark Your Calendar

  • Friday, June 3, 2016: Last Day to Order from SchoolKitz School Supplies
  • Friday, June 3, 2016: Last Day of School
  • Friday, June 3, 2016: Family Fun Party After School Ends (11:40)
    • Last day of AM Kindergarten is Friday, June, 3, 2016
    • Last day of PM Kindergarter is Thursday June 2, 2016

2016/2017 School Year Dates:

  • Friday, August 26, 2016: Back to School Social
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016: General PTA Meeting 7:00 in the LRC
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016: General PTA Meeting 7:00 in the LRC
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017: General PTA Meeting 7:00 in the LRC
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017: General PTA Meeting 7:00 in the LRC
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017: General PTA Meeting 7:00 in the LRC