All Whittier Families must register on our new website to access our online directory, sign up for WISE, and view other important content.  Register today!     

 

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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


VIRTUAL LEARNING WHITTIER WEAR SALE STARTS SEPTEMBER 30!

 

The annual Whittier t-shirt sale is on now through September 30! Grab your special edition 2020 virtual learning Whittier wear to show your school spirit and represent remote learning in style! There are lots of styles and sizes for everyone in the whole family. Gear up the kids and gear up yourself, as our teachers and at-home teacher's helpers are all working hard this year! Remember, every Wednesday is Whittier Spirit Wear Day!

 

Buy your shirts here: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/whittierschool

 

The sale is live now through September 30 only. All items will be shipped directly to your home by mid-October. Gear up today!


Whittier Wildcat Fun Run Goes VIRTUAL

It’s that FUN time of year again!!!  The Wildcat Fun Run is Whittier Elementary School PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.  The event is all about having fun, moving your body and raising money for our school.  Our Wildcat Fun Run will look a little different this year. The VIRTUAL Fun Run and can be completed with your family or friends on your own schedule during the week of October 12th through October 18th.  The Fun Run can actually be completed by running, biking, scootering, skateboarding, dancing or whatever makes you happy!  Students gather pledges and participate in whatever level feels comfortable.  All you have to do is complete your chosen Fun Run activity for a 20-minute timeframe.  We ask that all families comply with the social distancing guidelines.

 

ALL students can participate in the run and have a great time. There are prizes for kids and the whole school when the fundraising goals are met.  Prize information coming soon!

 

This event is extra important for the 20-21 school year and will probably be our biggest fundraiser. PTO is using the funds raised to provide support during remote learning, teacher training, remote programing and student academic and social emotional support. As we know, remote schooling requires different supplies and tools and our PTO is providing funds to support it. This year, our goal is to raise $16,000 or $50 per child - - approximately 50% of the PTO budget for this year. We know not everyone can contribute a large amount; any amount is appreciated, and our ultimate goal is building community spirit, while creating meaningful memories during this unusual school year.

 

To get started, go to https://www.getmovinfundhub.com by selecting “Register As Parent” and using the School Identifier: 5d2f47547adff.  Create your online profile by October 5th and your child will be entered into the first prize raffle!  Please see our Virtual Fun Run Letter for more information!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email the committee at FunRun@WhittierPTO.org.


DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING – October 1

Welcome Whittier Parents. We would like to introduce you to the Whittier PTO Diversity Committee. We are a committee under the umbrella of the Whittier PTO.

 

We are parents (and Whittier staff) interested in learning and discussing issues related to race, disability, gender, and other relevant topics. How do these topics affect our children's lives on their educational journey? How do these topics affect our families' lives?

 

Please join us in this introductory meeting.

 

Virtual Meeting Info via Zoom TBD

Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm


 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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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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