Whittier Weekly – Week of Dec. 13th – Vol. 19

Whittier Weekly – Week of Dec. 13th – Vol. 19

Whittier Spirit Wear Update

Thanks to all for your patience with Whittier Spirit Wear orders. Due to continued supply chain issues, items were delivered much later than anticipated with short shipped pieces that had to be procured from different vendors. The good news. 99.9% of the items have been received, printed and are in process of being sorted and bagged. The school will receive for delivery on Tuesday, December 14th through the method that was selected at checkout. 

That said, embroidery items take longer than screen prints and may not be done for Tuesday’s delivery. If that turns out to be the case, there will be a second delivery to the school at the end of next week for all embroidered items, ensuring that they are received prior to winter break. 

Again, THANK YOU for being so patient and kind with me – I sincerely believe the final products will be worth the wait and will bring smiles to our little Jaguars!

Jordan Shea

CONGRATULATIONS! Reflections Entries Advancing to Council 

Thank you for all of the Reflections entries! Congratulations to the following students whose entries have been selected to move on to the Council-level competition! 

Calleigh Hanson, “Earth Eye” 
Sophia Overstreet, “Happy Sticker!”
Kendall Cable, “I Will Be There For You”
Caroline Lorenc, “Treat People With Kindness”
Meredith Daly, “I Love Earth”
Caroline Anderman, “Garbage Earth” 
Kaitlyn Butts, “Saving Nature”
Myles Wiescinski, “Red-Bellied Woodpecker”
Rachel Avila, “Kindness Will Change the World” 
Reese Paulik, “Recycling is Fun”
Jocelyn Card, “Clear Air”
Clare Hayes, “If You Want to Sing Out”
Olivia Avila, “I Will Change the World”


Please join the Whittier PTA in a new fundraising opportunity this holiday season! We are partnering up with script. You buy a gift card, the brand gives money back to our PTA with no extra cost to you. There are over 750 brands to choose from! 

Click on the link below to read more about this awesome and EASY way to holiday shop this season! These gift cards will be sent electronically now that our physical gift card deadline has passed! 

Please contact Kari Fredrich at karifredrich11@gmail.com with any questions!


Amazon Smile- Amazon Purchases can help support Whittier PTA! 

With the holiday shopping season upon us, please don’t forget to place your Amazon orders at smile.Amazon.com, or with Amazon Smile turned ON in the Amazon app. While in the site, be sure to type in: Whittier Elementary School PTA under “pick your own charitable organization” and follow the prompts to select our PTA. Go directly to this link whenever you shop Amazon, rather than entering through the standard site. For purchases made using Smile (with Whittier specified) 0.5% will be donated back to Whittier PTA. If you have turned on Smile in the past, please double-check to be sure your account is still linked. Giving back has never been so easy!

Please Contact Susan Ourada  with any question!   sourada19@gmail.com 


We are happy to announce the Reading Games will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at O’Neill Middle School.    The Games are open to students across the district in Grades 3-8.  


For more information check out The Reading Games website or email readinggamesdg58@gmail.com with any questions!

Lunch Supervisors Needed!!!

We need your help!! We are still looking for lunchroom supervisors. This is a paid position. 

Please contact Mr. Krugman as soon as possible if you are willing to help out!

PTA Committee Positions Open

We have committee positions open, as listed below. If you are interested, please contact Mandi Torello or Sarah Forillo. acraig1014@gmail.com or sarahforillo@gmail.com 

Outside Programs Coordinator (Chess Scholars, Language Labs, Young Rembrandts)

Whittier offers our students several programs on a for-fee basis after school one day per week through external organizations. PTA members help liaise between the school and these external organizations for session scheduling and information distribution purposes. One PTA parent volunteer must also be present each week during chess in order to assist with attendance and overall supervision.

Target Number of Volunteers: 1
Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal (coordinator)
Required Availability: Weekday Afternoons