Whittier Weekly – Week of Jan. 3rd – Vol. 20

Whittier Weekly – Week of Jan. 3rd – Vol. 20



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).

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!

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