CRAZY HAIR DAY! - Oak Park Elementary School District 97
Get ready, Whittier Wildcats, for our Fun Run all school prize:
CRAZY HAIR DAY! It’s next Friday November the 13th – let’s see
how nutty and creative you can be!
For inspiration check out the pictures below.
Absentee & Retake Picture Day is on:
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
ABSENTEE & NEW STUDENTS:
Please bring your prepaid order envelope to the camera on
Retake Day with money enclosed.
If you are unhappy with your original photo and want a
retake, Please bring the original pictures to the camera on
retake day. We will print your original order with the new
image. Be aware that the retake photo REPLACES the
FORGET TO ORDER THE ORIGINAL PHOTO?
Go to our website and click on Proof and Re-Orders.
Enter your ticket Code (located on order form or call)
Always wear a smile!
Van Gogh School Photographers Inc.
401 Cornell Ave. * Barrington * Illinois 60010
It’s that time of year again! Every November, each 3rd through 5th grader at
Whittier School is invited to participate in our Turkey Trot. This year’s event will
be Thursday, November 19. The trot is after school and consists of a run three
times around Taylor Park. Students will meet in the gym after school on
Thursday, November 19, and walk over to the park.
We hope your child will join us to show school spirit, get a bit of exercise, and
have fun. As you may already know, the fastest boy and girl in each grade level
will bring home a turkey! All other participants will be entered in a raffle for a
turkey, so everyone has a chance to bring home a bird.
Please remember that all participants need to be picked up at Taylor Park
immediately after the event. The event will last about 30 minutes. Please return
permission slips by Tuesday, November 17.
My child, _____________________________, has my permission to participate
in the annual Whittier School Turkey Trot after school on Thursday, November
Grade Level ______
Homeroom Teacher __________________________
Parent Signature _____________________________
Whittier PTO Family
November, 20, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Entry fee is an item to donate to the food pantry.
Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 40140.
Water and baked goods are available for purchase.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Come join us for an intergalactic night!
Dear Whittier Family,
Please be reminded that schools will be closed from
Wednesday, November 25, through Friday,
November27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes
will resume Monday, November 30, 2015.
Enjoy your time with family and friends!
A special holiday fundraising program from
Geppetto’s Toy Box
For the past couple of years we have jumped into the fray with national retail
chains by having a Black Friday sale. As you can imagine, it is a really crazy day
for us! However, it has never felt like the “right” fit for us. From the day we opened
ten years ago, our goal was to find and provide quality playthings that supported a
healthy, happy childhood for the children of our area while being an important part
of the fabric of our Community. Like everyone else, we love holidays and the ritual
and meaning they provide for families. Everyone has their favorites, and the one
that tops the list in our home is Thanksgiving. Everything about it resonates with
us: stopping to be grateful, cooking together, seeing the good in life, all while
celebrating the most important relationships, especially in our culture’s fast-paced,
technology driven world. Although we recognize that we serve the consumer and
contribute to a healthy local economy, participating in the Black Friday frenzy never
truly resonated with us. At the same time, we understand the value that these
savings events provide for families. So we are turning it all on its ear.
Introducing the GTB Holiday Savings Card! Purchasing the card from your
organization helps raise needed funds for programs and supplies. But you get
something too! Present the card at Geppetto’s Toy Box and you’ll get 20% off* all
in-stock products for a whole week! Visit as many times as you like between
November 22 - 29, 2015, however, the card must be presented at the time of
purchase to be eligible for the discount. With any luck, the pressure to shop the
day after Thanksgiving will dissipate leaving you gained time for togetherness, play
and gratitude for each other’s company that only the holidays provide (maybe even
finish off the pumpkin pie a day earlier). Have a wonderful holiday season!
The Masoncup Family, Geppetto’s Toy Box
100% of the proceeds from the sale of
the GTB Holiday Savings Card goes
to your organization.
730 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 708-445-9906
*Cannot be combined with other offers and discounts nor the purchase of gift certificates
or applied to previously purchased items.
ORDER FORM - $5 PER CARD
Raise funds for the Whittier PTO and save cash in your pocket when you shop at
Geppetto’s Toy Box from November 22-29, 2015.
We are happy to partner with Geppetto’s Toy Box in offering the GTB Holiday
Savings Card for sale for just $5!! There are two ways to purchase your Card:
• Fill out this order form, turn it into the Whittier office with a check (made payable
to Whittier PTO) or cash and your Card will be delivered to your child’s class.
• Purchase the Card directly from Stephanie Thomas who will be selling them on
the playground both before and after school (weather permitting).
Remember, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the GTB Holiday Savings Card
goes directly to the Whittier PTO (so we discourage sharing cards)!! Support your
school and have fun shopping at Geppetto’s Toy Box!!
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Child’s Name: ________________________________________
Dear Whittier Families!
The WISE Planning Team wants to remind you that the Winter Session for WISE
begins on January 11th. Registration is coming up fast and the dates are
We also wanted to let you know we are bringing back a JR. BRAVO! Class!
Your children just saw a showcase with the cast of Beauty and the Beast from
Brooks Middle School! Many students in that production are not only alums from
Whittier, but also alums from the first JR. BRAVO! Classes offered through
WISE. Whittier is the only elementary school in Oak Park offering this program
as an after school enrichment class!
For the Winter session, JR. BRAVO! will be offering a Musical Theater class
with a showcase for parents and friends at the end of the session brought to you
by the same directing teams that work on the productions you have seen at
If your children were inspired by what they saw, mark your calendars to register
for this great opportunity of self-expression, taking risks, making great friends
and having tons of fun!
WISE Winter Registration dates begin December 7th-December 16th Online or turn in forms to the office Come and get WISE!