Whittier Weekly – Week of Jan. 10th – Vol. 21

Whittier Weekly – Week of Jan. 10th – Vol. 21


ATTENTION 3RD THROUGH 6TH GRADE FAMILIES!!! Your child’s deadline for Reading Games is Friday, January 14th! What IS Reading Games you ask? How exactly does it work? Come and join us for an informal FAQ session after our General PTA meeting! We will have our lovely Sarah Bogaczyk there to answer all of your questions and help give some pointers for this awesome event! 

Who: ALL 3rd through 4th Grade families welcome (PTA members or not)!What: FAQ session to answer questions about Reading Games

When: Tuesday, January 11th at 7:45 p.m. (immediately following the PTA Zoom meeting)Where: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87180633416?pwd=UFEvTlJhT3RGSEFQVE16cjBVaWp3Zz09

Meeting ID: 871 8063 3416
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WEEDS AND SEEDS CLUB – 1st through 6th Grade

Weeds and Seeds Club will be meeting after school on Wednesday, January 12th from 3:00-3:30. We are going to have a little winter gardening fun and make our own Chia Pets. Sign up is required. Please complete the linked form.


Contact Christy Gergits at cgergits@dg58.org with any questions!

Kane County Reading Incentive

Our school will be participating in Cougars Reading Club, a reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars baseball team. Your child will have the opportunity to improve his or her reading skills while earning a ticket to a Cougar game, a Cougars drawstring bag, a free hot dog and drink to enjoy during the game.Starts Thursday, January 13th and runs through Thursday, February 10th.  All you need to do is read each night and turn in the verification sheet at the end.  

Please contact Christy Gergits at cgergits@dg58.org with any questions!


Registration is now open for Whittier’s after school theater program (which takes place in the Whittier gym)! This musical theater program is open to all students (K-6) and is offered through BAM Theatre Company, a fantastic musical theater program that a few of our Whittier families are already familiar with and love. The after school program will run on Thursdays, starting this January (1/13) for 12 weeks 3:10-4:10 and the students will learn and perform The Greatest Showman (on 3/17).Whittier-School-Flyer-1.jpegDownload

Registration is now open. Click here to register: https://ticketpeak.co/bam/classes

Questions? Contact Katy Anderman at 773-793-3454 or katy.anderman@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!

Amazon Smile- Amazon Purchases can help support Whittier PTA! 

Please don’t forget to support the Whittier PTA when you use Amazon! 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 

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!

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!

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)

Why do teenagers travel in groups of 3, 7 and 9? Because they CAN’T EVEN.

Love that parent math humor? Well, grab a coffee and a friend (or 2+1!) and enjoy the sweet, sweet organizational satisfaction that comes with assembling summer math folders for our Whittier students! Your hard work will save our amazing teachers time and allow our students to keep those math skills sharp in the summer-summer summertime.

Members of this committee may also be asked to check-in on program dates during the summer, as well as distribute prizes to hard-working students who have completed their assignments. You will bring a smile to our kids’ faces while keeping their math game fresh – it’s a plus-plus!

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”!  

Psssttt – If you haven’t joined the PTA this year, you are missing out on important information and opportunities! Forgot or thought membership was automatic? No problem, click HERE. It’s $11 if you want to send a check or $13 to pay online (silly transaction fees!).  Your donation covers our annual PTA dues, as well as projects and programs that always benefit our Whittier teachers, students and community – so join now! We would love to see you (or NOT see you – cameras optional) at our next general meeting ala Zoom at 7:00pm this upcoming Tuesday, Jan 11th – as always, comfy pajama pants encouraged. HERE is the link or Meeting ID: 871 8063 3416 and Passcode: 294752