Whittier Weekly – Week of Nov. 29th – Vol. 17

Whittier Weekly – Week of Nov. 29th – Vol. 17

Weeds and Seeds Club – Meeting THIS Wednesday – December 2nd!!!

Weeds and Seeds Club is up and running. We are going to have our first meeting after school on Wednesday, December 2nd from 3:00- 3:30. This club is open to all students 1st through 6th grade. We will be planting some daffodil bulbs and discussing our plans for the rest of the school year. If your child is interested in attending the after school meeting please complete the following form, so that we know the child’s plan for getting home. Please complete one for each child.  


If you have any questions, email Mrs. Gergits.


Please join the Whittier PTA in a new fundraising opportunity this holiday season! We are partnering up with script. You buy a gift card, the brand gives money back to our PTA with no extra cost to you. There are over 750 brands to choose from! All physical gift card orders must be in by December 5th so they can be distributed by December 17th.

Click on the link below to read more about this awesome and EASY way to holiday shop this season! 

Please contact Kari Fredrich at karifredrich11@gmail.com with any questions!Scrip-Flyer-Fall-2021-Whittier-PTA-1Download

Amazon Smile- Amazon Purchases can help support Whittier PTA!

With the holiday shopping season upon us, please don’t forget to 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

Reading Games Are BACK!

We are happy to announce the Reading Games will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at O’Neill Middle School.  Registration will open soon, so begin to form your teams now!  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!

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!

ANGEL FAMILIES MITTEN PROGRAM – Nov. 16th through December 10th

The holiday season is upon us and the PTA is kicking off the Angel Family Mitten program this week.  Every year Mr. Krugman collects wish list items from our Angel Families and we post those wish list items on mittens in the vestibule.  Mittens will be posted by Tuesday (11/16) morning.  Please consider taking a mitten, buying that item for an Angel Family member, and leaving it in the school vestibule by December 10th.  Donations of wrapping paper, tape, bows, etc. are also welcome. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kirsten Clancy at kirstenclancy@yahoo.com.

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