Whittier Weekly – October 8, 2019

Whittier Weekly – October 8, 2019

We hope everyone had a blast at the Color Run and are looking to a great week ahead! Below is information on some great activities!

*New this Week*

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 on 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

*Important from Prior Weeks*

PTA Meetings

Please mark your calendars to join us on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM at Cadence Kitchen.

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

Language Labs

The Language Labs is back to help your child after school get a jump start on foreign language!  In addition to offering Spanish and French, Language Labs is now offering Mandarin!  Classes are held on Wednesdays and begin next month through April. Please see the attached flyer for more info.

Language Labs is also in need of a parent volunteer to help monitor classes/attendance.  Your time will be compensated with free/reduced tuition for one child.

For any questions or if interested in volunteering email Rachel Carrero at  rachel.carrero@gmail.com


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. 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. Stay tuned for additional details!  Another important date to save is the Tech Rehearsal (Tivoli) on 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.