PTA Meeting Tonight: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7 pm in the LRC. Babysitting Available
Picture Day Tomorrow: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Half-Day September 24. AM Kindergarteners attend regular school time. PM Kindergarteners do not have school
1. Jaguar Jog is this SUNDAY!
3. Variety Show
4. Destination Imagination
5. Chess Scholars
6. Fun Lunch
7. Masterpiece of the Month
8. Reach for the Stars Pledge Forms Due
The PTA is proud to offer the events and activities listed below for kids and adults to enjoy throughout the school year. As part of the Jaguar Jog fundraiser, you will be able to sign up for these events. A huge thank you to the many Whittier families that are hosting these various events for our Whittier community!
To register: Visit the Jaguar Jog Registration tent on September 20th and sign up! Or, you may sign up following the jog if there are spots available for the various events.
Contact Rita Brezina (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Valerie Hardy (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Fill out a credit card authorization form prior to the event or we will invoice you following the event.
All cast and crew meeting on Friday after school. We will talk about the basics, take group pictures and will have sign up sheets for stage practice times.
If your group cannot be there please email Melissa Rausch at Whittiervarietyshow@gmail.com
Just a reminder: If you are interested in attending the Destination Imagination (DI) Parent Informational meeting on this Thursday Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the DG Library, please RSVP to Wendy Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to be sure to be prepared for all who are attending.
Develop your child’s interest and intellect through the royal game of Chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance motivation, concentration, focus, social skills and creativity.
The Fall Session will include 8 classes beginning on Monday, October 19th. There will be no class the week of Thanksgiving. All students K-6th grade can participate. Please contact Mindy Werner (email@example.com) with any questions. A paper copy of the attached flyer will also come home with your student.
FUN LUNCH ordering is now closed, for the first half of the year. We will have another open ordering session during the month of December for the second half of the year. Information will be conveyed closer to that date. Thank you to everyone who registered and signed up for Fun lunch. We hope you found the process fast and easy. NOW- Who wants to volunteer to help serve your little ones at Fun lunch?? Sign up at
www.whittierschool pta.org ( click on volunteering, and scroll down to funlunch) As of right now we only have two volunteers and need at least 8 for each session. Volunteers are needed from 11:20-12:20 ish
“The Purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our Souls” Pablo Picasso
We are getting ready for our PTA sponsored Masterpiece of the Month to start up in October!
What is Masterpiece of the Month? A monthly art program for Grades 1-5 where the kids are introduced to an Artist and a famous masterpiece through discussion, crafts and reading.
Can you help out? YES!! We need parent volunteers for each classroom to continue to make this program a success.
Is it a huge time commitment? NO! Maybe 1-2 hours for the month you are presenting and we try to have at least two parents for each classroom so you only have to present every other month. But I know nothing about Art? THAT’s OK! We have lots of resources and very experienced parents that have done this for years and can help out.
Will my kid think I am a Rock Star? YES! In fact, every kid in the class will think you are a Rock Star! The smiles we get when we walk into the classroom each month are priceless not to mention the imagination and creativity we are fostering.
We currently need help in the following classrooms: Grade 1 Miss Pawlowski and Mrs. Richards, Grade 3 Mrs. Jurinek and Mrs. Modine, Grade 4 Ms. Carey and Grade 5 Vanacora.
Please make sure to turn in your Reach for the Stars Pledge Forms. 100% of the money raised is returned to the school in money and books: 50% in cash for the playground fund, 40% for your child to pick out new books and 10% for your child’s teacher to pick out new books.
If you need any help selecting books please email firstname.lastname@example.org.