Whittier Weekly – Week of March 14th – Vol. 29

Whittier Weekly – Week of March 14th – Vol. 29


Wednesday, March 16th – 4pm to 8 pm – Please come (or order online) and help support our PTA!

160 Ogden Ave. , DG

Kindergarten Round Up

Calling ALL Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2022-23
District 58 has announced the dates and times for this year’s in-person Kindergarten Round-Up events. Whittier will hold ours on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:00-7:00pm. This is an event for parents ONLY, so please leave your children at home. If you have an incoming Kindergarten student, or know someone who has one, please call the Whittier Office and let us know. We will then add you to our Incoming Kindergarten list and be sure that you receive any needed information and updates.

See below for more information.

Will your child attend kindergarten in District 58 next fall? Here are three steps to prepare!

1. Call your child’s future school to let them know your child will be attending kindergarten next year. They can add you to any school-specific kindergarten contact lists.

2. Attend Kindergarten Roundup in March or April.

3. Visit our Kindergarten Resource webpage for information on Kindergarten Roundup schedules, school boundary maps, kindergarten registration, immunization requirements, kindergarten curriculum and much more!

Math & Science Night

It’s Back! 

Math & Science Night at Whittier on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-7:30

Join us for an hour of math and science fun for everyone…there will be four stations to visit during the hour – use your observation powers, discover your green thumb and more!

Suggested supplies to bring from home: 

  1. 1 shoebox with lid
  2. 1 small glass container with a lid (think baby food container, small jam jar or 4oz or 8oz mason jar)

Contact Shamra Fallon (shamra.fallon@gmail.com) if you’d like to volunteer or if you have any questions

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

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”!