Whittier Weekly – Week of Dec. 6th – Vol. 18

Whittier Weekly – Week of Dec. 6th – Vol. 18

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!Scrip-Flyer-Fall-2021-Whittier-PTA-1Download

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 


Our PTA is hosting a Holiday Luncheon for our staff on Tuesday, December 14th. If you would like to contribute to the luncheon please click on the sign up genius below.



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!

ANGEL FAMILIES MITTEN PROGRAM – Nov. 16th through December 10th

The holiday season is upon us and the PTA is kicking off the Angel Family Mitten program this week.  Every year Mr. Krugman collects wish list items from our Angel Families and we post those wish list items on mittens in the vestibule.  Mittens will be posted by Tuesday (11/16) morning.  Please consider taking a mitten, buying that item for an Angel Family member, and leaving it in the school vestibule by December 10th.  Donations of wrapping paper, tape, bows, etc. are also welcome. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kirsten Clancy at kirstenclancy@yahoo.com.

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