Whittier Weekly – Week of May 2nd – Vol. 36

Whittier Weekly – Week of May 2nd – Vol. 36

Staff Appreciation Week – THIS WEEK!

Thank you for all the generous donation made to the Room Parents at the beginning of the year for Staff Appreciation Week. We were able to put together this awesome week of showing our Whittier Staff just how amazing they are! Please encourage your kiddos to make a card for their teacher during the week! Thank you to Addie Pampalone and Christie Nutt for all their hard work on this week!


Thank you for supporting the PTA! Over 600 tickets were purchased! Staff members will pull the names today and winners will be announced!

2nd Grade Brownie Troop Book Drive
The 2nd Grade Brownie Troop understands the power of reading and wishes all children had easy access to books year round.  So they are collecting new or gently used books to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank the first week of May (5/2-6).  Bernie’s Book Bank provides free quality books to under-served children in the Chicagoland area.  Collection tables will be set up outside the Library and the Intermediate Wing.  Please consider donating a book or two and help the girls reach their goal of giving 100 books to children in need!  If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Clancy at kirstenclancy@yahoo.com.


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


The Variety Show has a CHAIR – THANK YOU MELISSA RAUSCH! Now we need a committee! We need YOU! IT TAKES A VILLAGE. 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

Melissa is an experienced committee chair for the Variety Show – We need NEW people to step up and form the committee because this is what it takes to make it a success! You are in GREAT hands!

Experiences Chair

Chair is responsible for working with parents and teachers who are interested in hosting experiences twice a year in conjunction with our Fall and Spring fundraiser. Work with Communications chair to set timeline and marketing strategy, gather relevant event details from hosts before opening event for registration and then share sign up details with hosts.  Feel feel to contact @lindsay.x.monco@gmail.com with any questions.


WhatVolunteers work to ensure accurate and timely PTA communications. 

Specific Areas where help is needed:

  1. Directory: Compile and input information to help keep our family directory (Directory Spot) up-to-date
  2. Sign-ups: We need more people to manage sign-ups for events and fundraisers, as well as track payment
  3. Social Media: #Help with social media content management
  4. Website: Assist in organizing and updating our website

Who3-6 volunteers
WhenThe more people, the less time per person! We hope for about 1-2hr/week.

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”!