Whittier Weekly: October 31, 2017

Whittier Weekly: October 31, 2017

Whittier Weekly

Upcoming Dates:

  • TODAY 10/31 – Halloween Parade @ Whittier (outside, east of the school)
  • TODAY 10/31 – Reflections Submissions DUE by 3pm
  • Wednesday 11/1 Walking Club (during school recess)
  • Thursday 11/2Wacky Hair Day
  • Friday 11/3 – Fun Lunch!  – Great American Bagel
  • Friday 11/3 – Whittier Spirit Day! – Show school spirit in Whittier wear or blue & gold
  • Monday 11/6 – Dress the Turkey Night (1st Grade) – 6pm

  1. Committee Chairs NEEDED : Jaguar Jog
  2. Reflections
  3. Reading Games
  4. Family Math Night POSTPONED
  5. Volunteers Needed for Book Fair!
  6. Hospitality Committee Needs Your Help!
  7. Wanted: Walking Club Volunteers
  8. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”

1.  Committee Chairs NEEDED : Jaguar Jog

Do you love the Jaguar Jog? Have a knack for delegating and organizing? Then we NEED YOU! The PTA is actively seeking TWO NEW co-chairs for the 2018 & 2019 Jaguar Jog!

Duties mainly include forming the committee of volunteers to coordinate the Jog and making it a fun and successful event!

The vacancies need to be filled ASAP as the planning begins at the start of the new year.

Cindy Maquet, our outgoing chair, has done a wonderful job in making sure the pass off will be as easy and seamless as possible!! If you would like to know more of what the job entails, please contact Cindy @ cindymaquet@hotmail.com

If interested in the position, contact Rachel Carrero @ rachel.carrero@gmail.com

Thank you for your consideration in volunteering for this very important PTA fundraiser!


2. Reflections

All Reflections projects are DUE TODAY.  Please turn in projects to the Whittier School office.  Contact Wendy Carter with any questions at wendylcarter@att.net

3. Reading Games

Over 100 teams of excited readers have already signed up for the 2018 Reading Games. If you have a child who would like to participate but does not have a team, you may request a spot during the individual student registration. Individual student registration will open Wednesday, Nov 1 at 9am, and will close Sunday, Nov 5 at 9pm.Although spots are not guaranteed on a team, the Reading Games chairs will do their best to match children to existing teams, or to assist you in creating a new team, by Nov 15. You will need to provide your child’s name, grade, and school, reading level (1 or 2), and an indication of whether you could volunteer as a team leader if a new team is formed. Please note, students who are on an existing team do not need to register.


4. Family Math Night POSTPONED

Family Math Night (originally scheduled for 11/7) has been POSTPONED until spring due to schedule conflicts.   The new date will be made public once finalized!

5. Volunteers Needed for Book Fair!

Our fall book fair is just around the corner, November 14-16! Anderson’s Book Fair Company (ABC) offers the finest selection of children’s literature of any bookfair company out there.  All titles are hand selected by ABC and Ms. Coleman to offer the best selection possible.

We need your help!  Please CLICK HERE to sign up for an hour to assist in selling books.

6. Hospitality Committee Needs Your Help!

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up in November!  Please CLICK HERE sign up to bring food for our amazing staff on the Whittier PTA webpage! We will send a reminder email the week of conferences for those who sign up. Thanks so much.



7. Walking Club 

Looking for an easy way to volunteer at school? Do you have a free hour at lunchtime on Wednesday? Sign up for Walking Club!  Volunteers are needed to hand out “Whittier dollars” at lunch recess to participating students.  The fall session of Walking Club starts Sept 20th and ends Nov 8th.
Volunteers need to be at the school from 11:35-12:20. 
We are still in need for one more volunteer for November 1, and two volunteers for November 8.

8. Yorktown “School Bucks Program”

Please support our schools together by participating in the Yorktown School Bucks Program!!

October 31: Happy Halloween! Double points. All day. All stores and restaurants.


After shopping and dining at Yorktown, your school’s family and friends can show their Yorktown Center receipts at the Guest Services desk (located on the Lower Level, below The Eatery and near Von Maur) to accumulate points. Shoppers must specify which participating school to allocate the points to.

Show your movie ticket receipts from AMC 18 Yorktown for an easy (and fun!) 75 points per ticket!

Thank you for shopping and giving back to our PTA!

Receipts must be redeemed within 60 days of purchase date. Receipts will be collected from August 1, 2017 until May 1, 2018.

For Whittier to receive a monetary reward, we need to provide $2,000 in receipts by May 1, 2018.