Whittier Weekly – Week of May 30th – Vol. 40

Whittier Weekly – Week of May 30th – Vol. 40

End of School Year Activities

Friday, June 3

Field Day:

Grades 3-6; 9:00-11:00am

PTA-provided Lunch; 11:30am-12:10pm

Grades K-2; 12:30-2:30pm

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!


Jimmy Johns – ALL WEEK LONG!

Whittier will receive $1 per sandwich purchased (trays included!) from Tuesday, May 31st through Monday, June 6th! Support your PTA and enjoy your sandwiches – freaky fresh!

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

Summer Math Club is almost here! 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!

Please Contact Carol Avila with any questions! avila.carolb@gmail.com


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


It is hard to believe we are wrapping up the 2021-2022 year! 

Mandi Torello, Sarah Forillo, Barb Allen– thank you for leading us through the uncertainty and volunteering your time and talent as PTA board members.  The 2022-2023 Board has big shoes to fill!

We want to express our gratitude to all of the amazing volunteers, committee chairs, teachers, staff/administration and helpers who have made this year a success despite all the obstacles faced. We know many of you dedicate your time and talent behind-the-scenes, making a HUGE impact quietly, asking for nothing in return because you care about our kids, school and community. Please know you are so valued!

The mission of the PTA is “to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.”

Whether you are giving an hour of your time, donating supplies/food or organizing a large event – EVERY job helps us fulfill this mission. Each membership makes us better, even if you are unable to volunteer. We know life is hectic and we all have different circumstances – the PTA is for everyone no matter how you choose (or are able!) to engage.

With that, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! We are already thinking about the 2022-2023 school year and would love your feedback! Whittierstaff and current Whittier families –

PLEASE FILL OUT THE END-OF-THE-YEAR PTA SURVEY to help us plan. HERE is a link. It should take about 5 minutes! 

We hope you have a great last few weeks of school!

Susan Ourada and Maggie Wiescinski
2022-2023 PTA Co-Presidents

PTA Positions Still Open

Butterfly Garden

Be part of a lasting impact at Whittier while helping our native flora and fauna!

What: Help with the planning of Whittier’s new native landscape and butterfly garden!

Who: 2-5 volunteers

When: TBD

Please contact Kelly Freely for more information kelfreely@gmail.com