Welcome to the Whittier PTO!

Whittier PTO Meeting November 13
Please join us at the PTO meeting, TONIGHT, November13th in the Community Room at 7PM – 8:30. Some highlights for this meeting include but are not limited to:

  • Tracy Dell Angela Barber, Executive Director of OPEF speaking on the range of connections they make here at Whittier.
  • Fun Run Team will provide an update and share important information for next year’s run.
  • Trivia Night Team will provide updates on the grant from 19th Century Club and fundraising efforts.

As always, childcare will be provided and ALL are welcome because NOW is a great time to get involved!

Thai Oak Park Express Fundraiser 11/13-11/15
Give the cook in your house a break! Join your Whittier Wildcats at our local hot spot, Thai Oak Park Express for the November Restaurant Night. Thai Oak Park Express has graciously offered to donate 20% of Whittier sales for 11/13 through 11/15 back to our school. Just bring in the flyer for your purchase of food or gift certificates. A great way to have a great meal from a Whittier family owned restaurant and benefit the school!

Whittier Diversity Committee General Meeting Wednesday November 14
Please join us to discuss various topics and projects related to issues surrounding educational access and various biases that include gender, race, and disability.  Current projects include the Podcast Club and Whittier 101 Series.  We will meet at the Dole Library Community Room 7 PM to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, November 14.  Please contact Munirah Curtis at munirahcurtis@gmail.com for more information.

 Turkey Trot on Thursday November 15
Whittier’s annual Turkey Trot for third through fifth graders is after school on November 15 —will your child bring home this holiday’s feast?  The fastest boy and girl in each grade bring home a turkey, and participants also have a chance to win a turkey the Turkey Trot raffle.  Please see the flyer for the permission form and for more information.

 Harvest Dance Friday November 16
The 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop will host the Harvest Dance on Friday, November 16th 6:30 pm to 8: 00 pm. The theme is “The Great Outdoors Then and Now”. Preserving our outdoor space is critical so that all generations will be able to enjoy. Guests may wear their favorite nature or camping related outfit from historical or current time periods. We will have a DJ, photo booth, games and snacks. Please donate a canned or non-perishable food for entrance.  It’s a great time for the whole family!

 Geppetto’s Toy Box Holiday Savings Card – On Sale Now!
Back by popular demand, GTB Holiday Savings Cards are now available! With the purchase of a $5 card, you will receive 20% off at Geppetto’s Toy Box for 8 days – Tuesday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 27. Buy your Holiday Savings Card by using the attached form or by purchasing directly from Mindy Brimeyer before or after school (she’s usually hanging out by the covered patio near the playground). All proceeds from card sales go directly to Whittier PTO. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and help Whitter at the same time!

Whittier Diversity Committee Podcast Club Update
Click this link to learn more about what happened at last week’s Podcast Club, featuring TED talk “The Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Also, make a plan to join us for the next Podcast Club meeting, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 17.

 5% Off Yearbooks Purchased by November 30
Place your online order for your Whittier Elementary Yearbook before November 30 and you’ll receive a 5% discount.

Thursday Attendance WISE Volunteer Needed – $50 WISE Credit Available
WISE needs another attendance volunteer on Thursdays at 2:50 pm for the remainder of the current session. This session of WISE runs through Thursday, December 20th, with no classes the week of November 19th (Thanksgiving week). If you or someone you know is able to help with weekly attendance on Thursdays, please email Diana Leonard at dianal816@gmail.com.  We’re offering a $50 credit for the next session of WISE to anyone who volunteers.

Current Volunteer Signups
Wondering how you can lend a hand?  Check out our Current Volunteer Signups on our PTO website

Volunteer Postions Open

Amazon Smile Program

Raise money for Whittier PTO when you shop Amazon.com through the AmazonSmile program!   Just click on the AmazonSmile link before each Amazon purchase and Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Whittier PTO!  Copy the link into your bookmarks to keep it handy!