Whittier Weekly – Week of June 6th – Vol. 41

Whittier Weekly – Week of June 6th – Vol. 41


The email mailbox will not be checked on a daily basis. If you need immediate assistance over the summer please contact Cindy Maquet – cindymaquet@hotmail.com

Whittier’s Weeds and Seeds Club

It is that time of year. Whittier’s Weeds and Seeds Club is looking for families to help water and tend the garden this summer. It is a small commitment of watering and weeding a couple days one week during the summer. If you can help, please follow this link to sign up. Please contact

Last Days of School Activities!

Tuesday, June 7 

Grade 6 Recognition Breakfast; 8:30-9:30am (parents invited)

School-wide Service Learning Project – Project Cereal Box; 2:00pm

Retirement Celebration/Open House for Mrs. Coates (Music Teacher), Mrs. Krapil (Whittier Secretary) and Crossing Guards Al and Lois Adamski; 3:00pm

Wednesday, June 8 

6th Grade Clap-Out; 11:15am

Last Day Dismissal; 11:30am

PTA Family Fun End of Year Party; 11:30am-1:30pm

Last Day of School Celebration

It is finally here! Our last day of school celebration! Click on the sign up genius below to volunteer!


Project Cereal Box

The Whittier 5th grade students need your help!  Their service project this year is to collect unopened cereal boxes to donate to local food pantries! The goal is to collect at least 300 boxes by June 7th!  A donation box is set up by the office or students can drop off to their teacher.  Next week, cereal boxes will line the hallways of Whittier.  As we watch the falling dominos make their way through the halls of Whittier, local food pantry trucks will be waiting to receive our donations!  Help our 5th graders, help the community!  Donate a box or two today!  Thank you for your participation in this fun event! 

Variety Show

We have a tentative date for early March for next years Whittier Variety Show!  A confirmed date will be published at the start of next year!  

Thank you for all the volunteers so far… our team is shaping up!  If you are interested in learning more about the Variety Show production  team,  please reach out to Melissa Rausch 630-362-9920 or melissarausch3@gmail.  

2nd Grade Brownie Troop Book Drive:

The 2nd Grade Brownie Troop would like to say thank you for your generous book donations!  With your help, we didn’t just achieve our goal of 100 books, we blew it away and collected over 250 books for under-served children in the Chicagoland area.  If you’d like to donate additional books to Bernie’s Book Bank, you can drop them off at Community Bank of Downers. 


Summer Math Club Is Here!
The PTA Summer Math Club is open to students entering grades K-8. It provides participating students with three math packets for each grade level over the summer, that feature a variety of fun and interesting math activities, designed to keep young math minds active all summer long. After students submit each completed packet, they will receive prizes and their next math packet.

1. The first (white) Summer Math Club packet was distributed at school last week. If you have an incoming kindergartener who would like a packet, or you need another copy of the first packet, please reach out to Carol Avila (avila.carolb@gmail.com).

2. Once your child has completed the white packet, come into the Downers Grove Public Library on one of the dates listed below to collect prizes, have the worksheets reviewed with a high school student, and pick up the next packet.

3. Complete three packets (white, green then yellow) over the course of the summer to keep your child’s math mind sharp and earn fun prizes!

Math Club prize pickup times:
June 20th and 21st
July 11th and 12th
August 1st, 2nd and 15th

9:30-11:30 am, 5:30-7:30 pm each dayAlso, we need parent volunteers to help out at the library turn in sessions for Summer Math Club. Volunteers will check students in, direct them to high school graders, hand out prizes, and occasionally help grade.

Each school is asked to sign up for 4 slots over the course of the summer. Please make sure to indicate Whittier in the comments section when you sign up! 

Sign Up Link: Summer Math Club Parent Volunteer

School Supply Kits

2022-2023 School Supply Kits are now ready for ordering!  Please go to schooltoolbox.com to order your school supply kits and they will be delivered to your home shortly.  See attached flyer for additional information.  If you have any questions, please reach out to kirstenclancy@yahoo.comSchool-Supply-Kit-FlyerDownload


While the discount time period has ended, you can still order a yearbook for this school year.  The deadline for personalized pages has passed as well, but you can order a general yearbook.  Cllick on the attachment below for more informationtreering-2-4Download



PLEASE FILL OUT THE END-OF-THE-YEAR PTA SURVEY to help us better meet the needs of Whittier families in 2022-2023!  HERE is a link.

It should take about 5 minutes! 

The survey will close THIS Friday, June 10th.