Whittier Weekly – Week of Oct. 4th – Vol. 9

Whittier Weekly – Week of Oct. 4th – Vol. 9


The Jaguar Jog has gone virtual! Register and run your best time, either on your own, with your family or with a group.  Track your run and keep tabs on the leaderboard through the JustMove app.  Run your 5K within the week long flex window at whatever time works best for you!  Once the event concludes, prizes will be presented to the fastest runners, fastest grade, fastest alumni, fastest family and more!  Each participant is entered into a raffle for additional prizes donated by our wonderful sponsors!  The registration fee is $20 and includes a Virtual Jog t-shirt featuring art by DG 58’s own Jon Belonio for each participant as well as a swag-bag (one per family) full of coupons and sponsor merchandize. 

Each registrant will receive an email with an invite to the event on the JustMove platform and link to download the app.  Swag bag delivery will occur a few days prior to event kick-off (instructions to follow)

Whittier Experiences

The attached link provides an overview of the wonderful activities Whittier Families have generously donated to help raise funds for the PTA

Experience sign up will close October 11th!


The virtual Whittier Spirit Wear store will officially open on Wednesday, October 6th running through Monday, October 18th and can be accessed here:


Despite MAJOR inventory shortages, the newly selected vendor has put together a comprehensive selection that features an original “Jaguar Logo” designed by Whittier Dad Jeremy Ruiz along with other classic Whittier logos. School Spirit/Field Day shirts are also available for purchase and feature the 2021/22 “I Am Me” school theme logo, with each grade represented by a different shirt color. The Whittier store will re-open in the Spring with additional “warm weather” apparel and will include School Spirit/Field Day shirts so families have another opportunity to order. There is the ability to contribute to the Angel Fund which is an anonymous resource for students that need support. In the spirit wear store, families can purchase a Field Day shirt or provide a general contribution at checkout which will collectively fund Angel Field Day shirts.

About the 2021/22 spirit wear vendor – Colorburst is a vocational division of Little Friends, a local non-profit that provides services and support to neurodiverse individuals. Feel good in knowing that 100% of the proceeds from Whittier spirit sales are funding initiatives, job opportunities and vocational training to improve the lives of children and adults right here in our community. To learn more, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org/colorburst-screen-printing-1

Please contact Jordan Shea with any questions!


Whittier Weekly Submissions

If you would like to submit something to be put in the Whittier Weekly please have your submission in by the Sunday before to be put in our weekly addition on Monday. Please use the link below for any submissions. Questions? Contact Cindy Maquet at cindymaquet@hotmail.com https://whittierschoolpta.org/references/documents-and-forms/whittier-weekly-submission/ 

PTA Committee Positions Open

We have several 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

Math & Science Night

Math Night is an event for 4th-6th graders and their families to explore math concepts in a fun, hands-on way outside of the traditional classroom setting. Science Night is an all-school event for students and their families to interact with science concepts in a tangible and exciting manner. PTA members serving on the Math & Science Night committee plan, prepare for, and lead various sessions at the events.

Target Number of Volunteers: 10-20
Estimated Time Commitment: A few hours (early planning) / Significant (the week of the event)
Required Availability: Flexible (early planning) / Weekday Evening (night of event)