Whittier Weekly – Week of April 25th – Vol. 35

Whittier Weekly – Week of April 25th – Vol. 35

Whittier Raffle Tickets for Class Projects and Principal/Staff Experiences

Raffle tickets are available to purchase NOW through this Friday, April 29th at 3:00PM. You can purchase tickets online by clicking on the link below. You can purchase through the flier that was sent home in your child’s backpack on Friday by filling out the form and sending it in to school. No purchases can be made on Friday after 3:00PM. Winners will be pulled by their classroom teacher and other staff for experiences on Monday, May 2nd during school. If you have questions please contact Cindy Maquet at cindymaquet@hotmail.com or 773.458.4880.

Fun Lunch Volunteers Needed

Yeah, hooray, Fun Lunch is back and we are all thrilled to welcome it’s return. To make the program a success, we rely on the kind volunteers who will serve the children on selected days. If you are willing to come enjoy an hour of delightful chaos with the sweet students at Whittier, then we want YOU! 

Responsibilities include setting up for the children, filling individual orders (on tickets) as the kiddos file through, and cleaning up once the last lunch group has been served. Easy-peasy and oh so enjoyable. 

Due to space restrictions we are unable to accept walk-in volunteers. Please reserve your slot and then plan to meet at Whittier on the selected date no later than 11:15 AM. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a smashing success! 


2nd Grade Brownie Troop Book Drive
The 2nd Grade Brownie Troop understands the power of reading and wishes all children had easy access to books year round.  So they are collecting new or gently used books to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank the first week of May (5/2-6).  Bernie’s Book Bank provides free quality books to under-served children in the Chicagoland area.  Collection tables will be set up outside the Library and the Intermediate Wing.  Please consider donating a book or two and help the girls reach their goal of giving 100 books to children in need!  If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Clancy at kirstenclancy@yahoo.com.


While the discount time period has ended, you can still order a yearbook for this school year.  The deadline for personalized pages has passed as well, but you can order a general yearbook.  Cllick on the attachment below for more informationtreering-2-4Download

Whittier Open House

Open House for Whittier parents and students will take place on Thursday, April 28. In order to spread out the number of people inside the building, we are asking that families with last names that begins with A-L attend any time between 6:00 and 6:45pm; then families with last names that begin with M-Z attend any time between 6:45 and 7:30pm. There will not be any formal presentations at this event, it is more of an opportunity to drop in and see what our students have been up to this school year. It is a great opportunity for both students and teachers to showcase some of what has happened this school year. We hope you can attend!


Variety Show Committee Chairs

The Variety Show committee is responsible for the production of the annual Whittier School Variety Show (last presented in 2020) at the Tivoli Theatre. The show typically consists of over 200 students in more than 30 acts. Committee members coordinate school rehearsals and direct all aspects of the technical run, dress rehearsal, and school and final performances.

Target Number of Volunteers: 1-5Estimated Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week from late November through the show in early February Required Availability: Weekdays After School, 1 Weekday During the School Day, and 1 Weekend Morning

Experiences Chair

Chair is responsible for working with parents and teachers who are interested in hosting experiences twice a year in conjunction with our Fall and Spring fundraiser. Work with Communications chair to set timeline and marketing strategy, gather relevant event details from hosts before opening event for registration and then share sign up details with hosts.  Feel feel to contact @lindsay.x.monco@gmail.com with any questions.


WhatVolunteers work to ensure accurate and timely PTA communications. 

Specific Areas where help is needed:

  1. Directory: Compile and input information to help keep our family directory (Directory Spot) up-to-date
  2. Sign-ups: We need more people to manage sign-ups for events and fundraisers, as well as track payment
  3. Social Media: #Help with social media content management
  4. Website: Assist in organizing and updating our website

Who3-6 volunteers
WhenThe more people, the less time per person! We hope for about 1-2hr/week.

Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Summer Math Club

Target Number of Volunteers: 2-5

Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal 

Required Availability: Some Weekday Mornings (during the summer only)

Afraid of committing, but want more info!? Well, you’ll fit right in! None of us remember agreeing to this, but are certainly happy to be making a difference. (We kid! We kid!)

Contact one of our PTA Co-Presidents (Mandi Torello at acraig1014@gmail.com or Sarah Forillo at sarahforillo@gmail.com) to learn more. We promise you won’t be signed up for anything until we hear “count me in”!  

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