Whittier Weekly – Oct. 11th – Vol. 10

Whittier Weekly – Oct. 11th – Vol. 10

JAGUAR JOG – VIRTUAL- Registration closes THIS FRIDAY!

The Jaguar Jog has gone virtual! Register and run your best time, either on your own, with your family or with a group.  Track your run and keep tabs on the leaderboard through the JustMove app.  Run your 5K within the week long flex window at whatever time works best for you!  Once the event concludes, prizes will be presented to the fastest runners, fastest grade, fastest alumni, fastest family and more!  Each participant is entered into a raffle for additional prizes donated by our wonderful sponsors!  The registration fee is $20 and includes a Virtual Jog t-shirt featuring art by DG 58’s own Jon Belonio for each participant as well as a swag-bag (one per family) full of coupons and sponsor merchandize. 

Each registrant will receive an email with an invite to the event on the JustMove platform and link to download the app.  Swag bag delivery will occur a few days prior to event kick-off (instructions to follow)



Whittier’s Wear & Share program is back by popular demand, providing new life for gently used Whittier Spirit Wear. Drop your former (washed) Whittier swag in the school foyer at the front entrance between Oct 12 and Oct 18 in the designated bin. Items will be organized by size and displayed during Parent/Teacher Conferences, Oct 19 through Oct 22. All families are welcome to take what they need for their little jaguars at no cost.

Please contact Jordan Shea with any questions!



The virtual Whittier Spirit Wear store will officially open on Wednesday, October 6th running through Monday, October 18th and can be accessed here: 


Despite MAJOR inventory shortages, the newly selected vendor has put together a comprehensive selection that features an original “Jaguar Logo” designed by Whittier Dad Jeremy Ruiz along with other classic Whittier logos. School Spirit/Field Day shirts are also available for purchase and feature the 2021/22 “I Am Me” school theme logo, with each grade represented by a different shirt color. The Whittier store will re-open in the Spring with additional “warm weather” apparel and will include School Spirit/Field Day shirts so families have another opportunity to order. There is the ability to contribute to the Angel Fund which is an anonymous resource for students that need support. In the spirit wear store, families can purchase a Field Day shirt or provide a general contribution at checkout which will collectively fund Angel Field Day shirts.

About the 2021/22 spirit wear vendor – Colorburst is a vocational division of Little Friends, a local non-profit that provides services and support to neurodiverse individuals. Feel good in knowing that 100% of the proceeds from Whittier spirit sales are funding initiatives, job opportunities and vocational training to improve the lives of children and adults right here in our community. To learn more, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org/colorburst-screen-printing-1

Please contact Jordan Shea with any questions!



We will be providing dinner for the teachers on Tuesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 21st during the Parent Teacher Conferences. Please click on the link below if you would like to help out! Any questions!

Please Contact Cindy Maquet – cindymaquet@hotmail.com or Addie Pampalone arhelms@hotmailcom

Sign up for Tuesday, October 19th


Sign up for Thursday, October 21st


Whittier Weekly Submissions

If you would like to submit something to be put in the Whittier Weekly please have your submission in by the Sunday before to be put in our weekly addition on Monday. Please use the link below for any submissions. Questions? Contact Cindy Maquet at cindymaquet@hotmail.com


PTA Committee Positions Open

We have several committee positions open, as listed below. If you are interested, please contact Mandi Torello or Sarah Forillo. acraig1014@gmail.com or sarahforillo@gmail.com 

Outside Programs Coordinator (Chess Scholars, Language Labs, Young Rembrandts)

Whittier offers our students several programs on a for-fee basis after school one day per week through external organizations. PTA members help liaise between the school and these external organizations for session scheduling and information distribution purposes. One PTA parent volunteer must also be present each week during chess in order to assist with attendance and overall supervision.

Target Number of Volunteers: 1
Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal (coordinator)
Required Availability: Weekday Afternoons

Math & Science Night

Math Night is an event for 4th-6th graders and their families to explore math concepts in a fun, hands-on way outside of the traditional classroom setting. Science Night is an all-school event for students and their families to interact with science concepts in a tangible and exciting manner. PTA members serving on the Math & Science Night committee plan, prepare for, and lead various sessions at the events.

Target Number of Volunteers: 10-20
Estimated Time Commitment: A few hours (early planning) / Significant (the week of the event)
Required Availability: Flexible (early planning) / Weekday Evening (night of event)