Whittier Weekly – October 16, 2019

Whittier Weekly – October 16, 2019

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! Please find a few important updates from the Whittier PTA!

Fall Book Fair

Scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th 3-5 pm, Wednesday, November 13th 3-5 pm, and Thursday, November 14th 5-9 pm.  On Thursday, November 14th we will also be celebrating Family Literacy Night.  Professional Storyteller Chris Fascione will perform for primary students 6:30-7:00 and intermediate students 7:00-7:30.  Families will also have the opportunity to play Book Bingo and Write a Super Hero Story!

PTA Reflections Program

All Whittier students are invited to participate in the PTA Reflections program to create original works of art in response to this year’s theme: “Look Within”. Entries and entry forms are due to the box in the school office by October 30th. Entry forms were sent home on October 4th.

Prepare a work of art, literature, photography, dance choreography, film production or music composition in response to the theme.  Students may make multiple submissions in one or more categories.  Each entry must be the work of one student only.  All entries will be judged, and school winners will advance to the district competition.

Please pay close attention to the rules (link below) as each category has specific requirements: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqbb60lapa10yz1/AAA8pNWXEvkV2zXRetBzvVITa/Rules?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Questions? Email reflectionswhittier@gmail.com


Calling all 3rd and 4th grade robotics gurus! The Fall session of WRECK is set to begin soon. WRECK is an after school PTA sponsored robotics club that uses LEGOs to teach simple engineering and programming.

WRECK will be on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 starting TODAY, October 16th! It will be held at Whittier in the activity room. The cost is $50/student. For more information and to register, see here: https://whittierschoolpta.org/activities/wreck/

If you have any other questions, contact Matt Butts at mattbutts@gmail.com

PTA Meetings

Te PTA has partnered with Cadence Kitchen to reserve a space for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM. Please note drinks, beverages and babysitting are not included.

Family Fun Night

Please mark your calendar for the October Family Fun Night, Wednesday, October 23 at Woodgrain, 19 W Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL 60559, from 11AM-9 PM. Please be sure to show the attached flyer to ensure your purchases are coded as related to Whittier!

Save the date for the WHITTIER VARIETY SHOW: Feb 1, 2020! 

For those of you unfamiliar with the annual show, all students are invited to participate in this high on energy and enthusiasm event. There will be a school show (for Whittier staff and students only) as well as a show at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove that anyone can attend.

Due to a variety of other activities taking place at Whittier after school, we are afraid we Whitier is unable to provide a regular practice space for groups, and they are encouraged to make other arrangements (park district, library, YMCA, basements, etc). 

Please note the Tech Rehearsal at the Tivoli is schedule for Thursday 1/30/2020 @ 3-6PM.
Questions? Please feel free to ask any of the committee members directly (Ann Russell, Rita Brezina, Valerie Hardy, Sarah Bogaczyk, Briar Croft, Matt Croft) or email WhittierVarietyShow@gmail.com.