Whittier Weekly – Week of Feb. 28th – Vol. 27

Whittier Weekly – Week of Feb. 28th – Vol. 27

There is NO School for students on Friday, March 4th.

Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Thank you to all who supported our NBC Fundraiser! Together we sold 1,143 cakes!!! Your cakes will be coming home on Tuesday with your child! We appreciate your support.

Please contact Cindy Maquet if you have any questions 773.458.4880.

And Now….A Special Message from Your PTA:

Did you know it takes a village to run all of the wonderful opportunities that the PTA hosts to support our Whittier school community? We have an AMAZING family of volunteers and would LOVE for YOU to join us!

It is time for YOU TO STEP UP!!!!! Our fun programs cannot run without people stepping up!!!

Here is what we are looking for:



Co-Vice Presidents (2 people, for 2022-2023, become Co-Presidents 2023-2024 school year)Attend Executive Board Meetings/General PTA meetings (most likely virtual for some time).Shadow the Co-Presidents the first year


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

Fall Fundraiser

Who has an idea for our Fall Fundraiser?? It is time to put your thinking cap on! We need 2 people to chair the fall fundraiser – the best part is if YOU are the chair – YOU get to decide what it is! A Jog, a trivia night, a casino night, etc… Typically the Fall Fundraiser takes place in September. Therefore, the planning needs to start soon! Please contact Cindy Maquet at cindymaquet@hotmail.com if you are interested in STEPPING UP!

Green Team Co-Chair!
Green Team maintains and beautifies the outdoor spaces around Whittier Elementary School in order to foster a sense of pride in the school and community by working toward this common goal. Green Team is made up of PTA volunteers and may also include student volunteers to help with landscaping and other environmental tasks.

Target Number of Volunteers: 5-10
Estimated Time Commitment: Minimal (summer and winter) / 1 hour per week (fall and spring)
Required Availability: Weekday Afternoons and/or Weekends

Contact our current Chairperson, Kelly Freely, at kfreely@hotmail.com

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”!