Whittier PTA

November 6, 2020

Welcome to the PTA

We would like to thank Mr. OhEithir for allowing WHES PTA to share information and news with you. We will be sending a monthly newsletter on the first Friday of each month. Hopefully this will keep families up to date with all of the great happenings at our school!


PTA Budget: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NZ0gpYg9A0HL1MXn2X4KBWG21EHe44Z5omdJtEy81Lc/edit?usp=sharing


PTA Minutes 10.5.2020

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cQ7BFZ3HTMWlnRmi-jqRpiVK47ZXwOs3gLEzG8kxW9M/edit?usp=sharing


PTA Meetings

The first Monday of each month. Meetings start @ 6:30 pm. We are currently meeting virtually through Google Meet. The meeting code will be sent out via One Call, posted on the Whittier PTA Facebook page and shared on the PTA webpage- the day of the meeting. We hope you can make it!

Our next meeting is Monday December 7th @ 6:30 pm.


The PTA webpage is going through a make over, and all of these materials will be updated by Monday November 9th on the PTA webpage.

Join the PTA

Please take a few minutes to join the PTA.

Memberships are as follows:

  • Individual $10.75
  • Family $15.75
  • Donate a membership $10.75

https://whittierelementarypta.com/Packet/Become%20a%20PTA%20Member/SignInPacketPage/0

Once you join the PTA, your PTA card will be issued. PTA membership offers many discounts.

You will also receive a goody bag for each child in your family.


Why join the PTA? It says that we support the goals of the school and are working together as partners for our students.

Thank you to all that have already joined. Congratulations to the Cummins Family, who won the membership raffle. They won a gift card and gift basket.


Our next membership drawing will be held during pick up for Paint Night materials.

Virtual Book Fair

The online Book Fair will run until November 12th. Use the following link to start shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/whittierelementaryschool24


  • Remember that all purchases will earn money for our school
  • All book orders will ship to you for free!
Guess what?! - FUN CONTEST!


Now that the online Book Fair is underway, we have a fun contest.

Take a look at the picture in the Google Form to guess how many pieces of candy corn are in the jar. The closest guess without going over will win a bundle of books. There will be a winner for grades pre-K through 2 and a winner for grades 3-5. The contest ends on Friday 11/13 The contest link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8AoeZHfCreVu_ZkpQhqAfYdb-4VBFw1CbxYQRSpiXAZitxw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Chick Fila Restaurant Night

Support our school on Wednesday November 11th at Chick Fila Frederick North.

Order from 5-8 pm.

At the time of ordering, each guest will need to mention Spirit Night or WHES to the team member to receive credit. (excludes mobile orders, catering and gift cards) It is that easy.

PTA Positions Open

Interested in helping with the PTA? Aren't sure how you can help? Check out the open positions that we have on the Board. If one of our open positions is appealing to you, email mailto:whittierptafrederick@gmail.com. Ask questions or tell us your interested! We are excited to grow our Board!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhndnYGjgCmN4QwpfG9mPOWXYcgtjujGEOSBNetHkVA/edit?usp=sharing

Virtual Paint Night

Our next event will be a Virtual Paint Night! More details will be available soon. For now, please sign up and let us know if you are interested in participating.

https://signup.com/go/ysBqDVu

Event Date: Wednesday December 2nd

Event Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Event Place: Virtual (Google Meet Link-coming soon)

Material Pick Up- Monday November 30th 4-7pm

Reflections Event


National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.



Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because.... Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Let us know you're participating in Reflections! Contact Sarah Leembruggen for more information. sarah.leembruggen@fcps.org


Dates will be updated on PTA website.

Thank you to all who donated for Teacher Conferences

Thank you to everyone who donated gift cards for our Teacher's Conference Dinners. We had enough donations for 62 gift cards! Amazing! Mr. OhEithir shared that our teachers were so grateful and appreciative of our community support!

Thanks for Trunk or Treat

WOW! Thank you to all families who decorated cars for our Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat! Lots of great costumes and decorations. To our treaters- thanks for your patience as you waited in the line. We hope you had fun! We saw over 100 kiddos!

Kona Ice Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered from Kona Ice last week. Kona Ice will be in touch with how much money our school earned.

Community Rewards

Box Tops- We are still collecting Box Tops!

  • Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
  • From playground equipment to technology to library books, your school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.

WEIS Rewards- We can earn funds for our school through Weis Shopping. Registration information is attached. Our school code is: 87511

Calendar for the Year

October 22nd Conference Dinner

October 28th 6:30 Trunk or Treat

November 11th 5-8 pm Chick Fila Fundraiser

November 18th 6:30 Trivia Night (Details coming)

December 7th 6:30 PTA General Membership Meeting

December 2nd 6:00 Paint Night

January 4th 6:30 PTA Executive Board Meeting

January 9th 9:00 Dads and Doughnuts

February 1st 6:30 PTA General Membership Meeting

February 5th 6:30 Movie Night

March 1st 6:30 PTA Executive Board Meeting

March 24th 6:30 Bingo Night

April 5th 6:30 PTA General Membership Meeting

May 1st 9:00 Moms and Muffins

May 3rd 6:30 PTA Executive Board Meeting

May3rd-7th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 21st 6:30 Carnival

Events to still be planned:

School Play

5th Grade Celebration

Fun Run by Class

Spring Book Fair

Stay Connected

President: Elizabeth Dobson

Vice President: Sarah Meyer

Treasurer: Allison Giampapa

Secretary: Amy Schwiegerath