PTO Needs your voice!

PTO runs on people power from the Wildcat community.  There are many ways to participate, and the most impactful way is to hold a role that helps shape the direction of the PTO.  Below are the key positions open for the 2021-2022 school year.  


2023-2024 Roles

co-VP Of Enrichment (WISE Lead)

Do you have good project management skills and want to be more connected inside the school?  Our WISE after school programming is ready to go and we are in need of someone to lead it's management in partnership with our vendor AES.  This will involve some volunteer recruitment, in-school contact and being a point of contact for AES.  Plus you have a board vote and stay involved in the direction of the PTO


Time Commitment - 2-3 Hours per month/ 2 Year Commitment 

I Can Help!


co-VP Of Fundraising

Do you like to plan events that also raise money? Do you have the ability to engage people and maybe sell them on the value of something?  The PTO must raise its annual budget each year and we need new and fresh ideas on how to engage our community, demonstrate the PTO's value and raise money to support our programs, advocacy and more.  This is a critical role in the PTO and the pandemic has reshaped how the Whittier PTO traditionally fundraises.   You will support and recruit for chairs to lead various events throughout the year. 


Time Commitment - 2-3 Hours per month

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Teacher Grant Lead

Support our teacher grant program by communicating to teachers how it works, supporting teachers submitting requests and tracking grant distribution.  There is a great system in place so will be taking over, instead of creating something new. 


Time Commitment - 1-2 hours/month

I Can Help!


Fun Run Prize Lead

Fun Run team is in need of a lead to help curate prizes for the fun run.  The Fun Run gives out weekly prizes for fundraising, classroom prizes and top prizes.  


Time Commitment - 3-4 hours Event time only

 I Can Help!


Adult Fundraising Event Lead

Do you like to coordinate events? Plan and host gatherings? This is a critical role as the co-VP will need support to put on our adult winter fundraiser.  Will lead our Hollywood Nights event and execute bringing it to life! 

I Can Help!

Time Commitment - 5 hours planning, 5 hours before and during the event


Community Business Lead

We are looking for someone to reach out to local business in Oak Park and surrounding area to showcase opporutnityies to partner with the PTO.  Most importantly for our Silent Auction in the winter.  The goal is to recruit businesses, family, friends and the community to donate items or experiences to auction to the Whittier families.


Time Commitment - 6 hours planning and during event

 I Can Help!


Diversity Committee

Are you interested in ensuring all voices at Whittier are represented?  We are rebuilding our Diversity (DIVCO) team and need volunteers that are willing to listen and contribute to ensure our families and kids are heard and represented in school activities, events and find ways to help them feel connected to the community. 


Time Commitment - Monthly meetings

I Can Help!


Social Media Manager

Do you spend time on Facebook, Twitter, and Insta?  We need to engage our community and keep them informed on the social media platforms.  With minimal time spent weekly, this would be maintaining our Facebook page and posting updates.  Coordinating with the administration and staff on using Twitter, and ensuring our community stays informed of events, programs and things to know! 


Time Commitment - 1 hour per week

 I Can Help!


Whittier At The Movies Lead

Do you love a good movie?  Hosting a good time your thing?  The PTO was so excited to bring this back in the 2022-2023 school year.  Our current lead has aged out, has a great formula in place and will need a new lead to take over.  This will be held monthly and calendar is TBD.  


Time Commitment - 2 hours of planning; 3 hours day of event

 I Can Help!