Whittier Weekly: September 6, 2016

Whittier Weekly: September 6, 2016

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela



Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, Sept 7 – Football Spirit Day – Wear your favorite team’s jersey or colors!
Thursday, Sept 8 – School Picture Day
Friday, September 9Whittier Spirit Day – Wear Whittier spirit wear or blue/gold    
Monday, Sept 12Family Fun Night at Culver’s on Ogden 4pm-7pm
Tuesday, Sept 13Curriculum Night 6-7:30pm
Sunday, Sept 18  – Jaguar Jog
Tuesday, Sept 20General PTA meeting (everyone welcome) – 7pm Whittier LRC
Thursday, Sept 22Whittier 1/2 Day of School

  1. Jaguar Jog
  2. Family Fun Night
  3. Fun Lunch
  4. Help Update the Family Directory
  5. Whittier Variety Show Parent Information Meeting
  6. Young Rembrandts After-School Drawing Classes


1. Jaguar Jog

Early Bird Registration ends TOMORROW! Register today for the Jog on the 18th to receive the the lower entry fee!

This year we are trying something new…we are registering through the timing company we are using! This will hopefully make it easier for EVERYONE including YOU!

Click HERE for the flier


Click the link below:


**The link will ask you how many people you registering as a family…if you have more than 6 members please let Cindy know.  If you are registering for both races it needs to be done separate.  Registering as a family will keep the processing fee lower.

Sponsoring: If you would like to sponsor our t-shirt, finish line, DJ, an intersection or make any kind of donation in general please contact Cindy Maquet (contact info below).  This needs to be done separately from the website for tax matters!

Volunteering: If you are interested in volunteering at the Jog please contact Valerie Hardy at valerie_m_stone@yahoo.com

After Celebration of the Jaguar Jog: Details will be coming soon!

Lastly please feel free to invite neighbors, family and friends to this event. It is for the kids!  We thank you for your support!!!

Please feel free to contact Cindy with ANY questions!




2.  Family Fun Night

It’s hard to get back into the swing of the school year, so give yourself a break and let someone else take care of dinner on Monday, September 12th.  Join your Whittier friends and neighbors from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sept. 12th at Culver’s of Downers Grove (located at 2500 Ogden Avenue) for our first Family Fun Night of the year.  A portion of the proceeds from all purchases by patrons with a flyer (see link below and this will also go home in backpacks closer to the event date) will go to the Whittier PTA.

Click HERE for the printable flyer!

Please also save the date for the evening of October 17th for the second Family Fun Night which will be held at Potbelly on Ogden Avenue in Westmont.

For both events, the PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds from both dine-in and drive-thru orders.



3Fun Lunch

Fun Lunch ordering is OPEN!! Order now through September 20.  Click HERE to learn more on the ordering process.



3. Help Update the Family Directory

Whittier PTA publishes our only school directory, which parents find invaluable for carpooling, homework help, play dates, and more. If you officially signed up for PTA, you were able to choose whether you’d like to purchase a paper copy. A free online version is accessible to all registered users of the PTA website.


If you’re a returning Whittier family, your directory listing has been updated to reflect your student(s)’s grade(s) this year, but please be sure all information is correct: whittierschoolpta.org/directory-listing/

If you’re a new family (welcome!), please enter your directory listing:

We take privacy seriously, and accessing the online directory requires you to log in with the username and password you used to register for the PTA website. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, visit our help page.

Please note that online directory listings will be used in the paper directory, as well, so whether you plan to access the directory online or in print, please be sure your online directory listing is accurate.  If you have questions, please contact Ann Russell. Thank you!


 4. Whittier Variety Show Parent Information Meeting

Ready, set, rehearse!  The Whittier Variety Show is coming to the Tivoli Theater Saturday, November 19th!  Keep an eye out in backpacks for more information!

Not sure what the Variety Show is all about?  Need help getting your kids to decide on group members, choose a song, or decide on an act?  Come to a parent information meeting to learn more, ask questions or even help your kids brainstorm ideas!  (Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend and siblings are welcome)

Variety Show Informational Meeting
Friday, September 9th after school in the Whittier gym


5. Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an academic advantage in the classroom.
Fall Classes begin Tuesday September 13th!
Classes are held at Whittier directly after school.
ENROLL NOW to guarantee a spot for your child.