“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
Thank you to everyone who came out to last week’s PTA meeting and presentation from Dr. Matt Rich, District 58 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. If you couldn’t make it to the meeting but are interested in learning more about the District’s move to a vertical learning model, visit http://tinyurl.com/PTA58LEARN. At the end of the presentation is also a link to access information about and sample questions from the PARCC standardized assessment.
You can also access a wide selection of learning resources by checking out the District’s new Curriculum Web App at www.dg58.info/ladder. You do need your student’s login and password to view materials within the Curriculum Web App.
Please note that due to the hectic nature of the holiday season, there WILL NOT be a PTA meeting in December. The next PTA meeting will be held on January 20, 2015. We hope to see you there.
We are so thankful for all of the Whittier staff members, parents, and students who do so much to make this such a wonderful community to be a part of. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend with your family and friends!
Rita Brezina & Valerie Hardy (PTA Co-Presidents)
Tiffany Kuelthau & Debbie Levinthal (PTA Co-Vice Presidents)
Amy Ihde (PTA Secretary)
Welcome & Support will again be reaching out to help the Whittier community during the holiday season. Mittens will be hung outside the school’s main entry way on Tuesday, November 25th. Please consider taking a mitten and returning the mitten along with the gift request on the mitten to the main office. Please return gifts no later than Monday, December 15th.
Last chance to order delicious food from this month’s Market Day and support our school! December Market Day orders must be turned in to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, November 25 or online by 11:00pm on Monday, December 1. Market Day is an easy way to help our school earn money, so please consider placing an order this month: Even an order of just one or two items makes a difference! If you have any questions please contact Kellie Miller at (812) 204-4384 or Amy Gassen at (630) 971-0689.
Miles Boone is taking appointments for his upcoming Couch Session Family Photos. Couch Portraits are black and white family portraits shot in a more casual setting, on his couch.
Appointments are available:
For more information, please see the following: Miles Boone Couch Portraits 2014
Miles Boone can be contacted by phone 630.963.1667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Variety Show Posters were so AWESOME, they sold out in record time. If interested in purchasing a poster, please email WhittierVarietyShow@gmail.com and include the number of posters you would like. Each poster is $2. Orders due by December 2, 2014.