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BOOK FAIR ENDS 11/1

This fall the Scholastic Book Fair is online and our store is open for a limited time only!

 

Don't forget how much your children love the Book Fair. Bring home some book love today.

 

Our virtual fair will run from October 19 – November 1. Books will ship directly to you.

 

Follow this link and start shopping now: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/remotefairfall20 

 

The Fair will Feature:

  • A Virtual Fair (360degree room) that mimics our in-school fair that kids can browse and shop from
  • A vast online catalog with over 6000 items
  • Books will ship directly to you
  • Shipping is FREE with book orders over $25.

All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards that we can use for books and materials for the classrooms.

 

Treat your amazingly adaptable scholars to some fresh reads and raise funds for the school at the same time! Win-win!


 

 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

The 76th Whittier Pumpkin Festival is going virtual!

 

Post a clear photo of your carved, painted, or decorated pumpkin on the Padlet that best represents who made the pumpkin between October 28th-30th. Whittier staff will vote for their favorites on October 30th and winners will be announced the following week. 

 

Padlet Links: 

EC, K,1st: https://padlet.com/hgawne/9it8dvumy55xmms4
2nd, 3rd:  https://padlet.com/hgawne/8pcn9sw0zkdp2e6z
4th, 5th: https://padlet.com/hgawne/ymixldzyyp2kbywj
Family: https://padlet.com/hgawne/env2iw5vdl1h8sbz


 

DIA DE MUERTOS OFRENDA AT WHITTIER

The Mexican Ofrenda | The Meaning of This Tradition | Mexicans in Poland

Whittier is joining this year's Dia de Muertos Scavenger Hunt! Whittier parents are planning to set up an ofrenda outside our school to honor and memorialize the people we have lost in our lives as a part of a larger community effort to create community.

 

If you are interested in being a part of this effort, please reach out to Sofia Daly @ sofiavdaly@gmail.com and stay tuned for a map of all the ofrendas in Oak Park and River Forest!


WILDCAT VIRTUAL FUN RUN ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Whittier Wildcat Fun Run was a blast! Congrats Wildcats on a fantastic Virtual Fun Run
year! Check out some of our Wildcats in action here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uVLktXg0wQ.

 

Please send us your pictures and videos to funrun@whittierpto.org, as we are putting together a Fun Run compilation video of all our Wildcats. We can't wait to see your Wildcats in action!


We are still holding regular prize drawings and will distribute all class and all-school prizes
based on the amount raised. Want to contribute? Fundraising is open through the end of
October. Cash/check can be dropped off at the school this week (in an envelope with your
child's name/classroom), or donate here www.getmovinfundhub.com. Our Top Prizes Winners
will be announced next week! Stay Tuned!


All students at Whittier will receive our traditional Wall Ball and Fun Run Number Bib. Supplies
are available at the Whittier front office or the Fun Run Team can personally deliver the gear to
you! Email at funrun@whittierpto.org.


Please check out this special message from Nurse Hillary:

 


Art to Remember – McCall Elementary & Middle School

 

Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. The exciting part is that you can select any piece of artwork from home! You can use art from e-learning, choose a piece from earlier in the year, or create something new. Just click on the link below, search for your child's name, and upload the piece of artwork you selected. You can upload additional pieces and save them in a digital family gallery. Have fun creating and shopping!

 

https://arttoremember.com/school/LWMJ8D


 PTO Open Positions for 2020-2021 School Year 

The Whittier PTO has several open positions for the 2020-2021 school year. We’d love to have you join us! View the openings here and the leadership job descriptions here. Some of our open positions include:

Co-Presidents (2)

Co-VP Parent Engagement

Co-VP Enrichment

Spring Silent Auction Chair

Please contact Shailushi Ritchie at shailushi@gmail.com if you have interest in a position. 


Amazon Smile Program

If you use Amazon, please consider using the AmazonSmile site (smile.amazon.com) to make your purchases and selecting “Whittier School PTO” as your supporting organization. This adds up fast to support our school!

 

 


WHITTIER PTO WEBSITE – UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT OR REGISTER NOW!

Welcome to the new school year! Please go to our website at whittierpto.org to make sure that you have updated your account information with your child’s new grade and teacher.  And if you have not registered yet, please do!  Registration is required to see private content, access the online directory, sign up to volunteer, register for WISE classes, and more! Please see our FAQ if you have questions.


Wondering how you can lend a hand? 

Check out our Current Volunteer Signups on our PTO websitePlease note that you will need to register on the PTO website in order to see the volunteer sign ups.

 


 

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Questions about our new website?  Please check our FAQ first, and if that doesn't help, please use the form on the Contact Us page and we will respond as soon as we can.  


 

Support

You can support Whittier with the Box Tops for Education program, that donates 10¢ for each qualifying box top you collect!

Bring your Box Tops to the school lobby or drop them off with your child's teacher.

You can also signup and do your shopping online through the Box Tops Marketplace and Whittier will receive eBoxTops for every $10 in qualifying purchases.

 

Do you shop on-line with Amazon? You can support Whittier by using the Amazon Smile Program.

Just use this link to sign up for the program. Choose Whittier School PTO in Oak Park for your charity, and click on the link before each Amazon purchase to raise money for the PTO!

Note: All of your purchasing information stays private with Amazon.

Here's an easy way to help Whittier and be green at the same time! Just bring in your empty printer cartridges (inkjet and toner) and used cell phones to the recycling center in Whittier's lobby and we’ll take it from there. We will recycle the cartridges and cell phones through FundingFactory to earn new technology and/or recreational equipment or cash. Click here for more information and to learn about how you can get your employer or business to help too!

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