Whittier Weekly News

October 12, 2018

Notes from the Administration

Just a reminder that our Weekly News, will be sent out on Thursday evenings of each week- starting today. The newsletter will no longer be distributed via email- but through Find Out First. Thank you to everyone who has returned their yellow Emergency Cards. Find Out First will send communications to the email address that was listed on your Emergency Card.


This newsletter serves as an important communication between home and school. Please be sure to reach out to the front office, if you aren't receiving our Find Out First communications.


Please take the time to read our newsletter each week to get updated information about news and special events happening here at Whittier ES!

PICTURE DAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 17th. Everyone will be photographed for our school records and yearbook, but only those who pay at the camera will receive a portrait package. All students have received a picture brochure/price list. Remind your student to being his/her money and a big smile on Wednesday, October 17th!

Calling all Folk Music Fans!


F.A.M.E. (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) has donated a limited number of tickets to Whittier families to be used at the 2018 Maryland Folk Festival on Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm at the Weinberg Center in downtown Frederick. If you would like to request a pair of free tickets to this event featuring headliner Tom Paxton, please email Amanda.Fishel@fcps.org by Friday, November 2nd. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Serious inquiries only, please. See www.weinbergcenter.org for more information about this concert.

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Shopping Pass- Good only on October 16th - $5

  • Boscov’s Fundraiser- October 16th is Boscov’s Friend Helping Friends 25% off Shopping pass day.

    • Coupons are on sale for $5 each. Shopping passes are available in the front office Monday October 15th and Tuesday October 16th.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION

The Religious Coalition is accepting applications for holiday assistance on the following dates, times, and locations:


Mon., October 15: 10 am -2 pm at the APL Shelter

Tues., October 16: 10 am-2 pm at the APL Shelter; 4 pm - 6 pm at the APL Office

Wed., October 17: 2 pm-5 pm at the APL Office

Fri., October 19: 10 am-2 pm at the APL Shelter

Sat., October 20: 9 am- Noon at the APL Shelter

Mon., October 29: 10 am - 2 pm at the APL Shelter

Tues., October 30: 10 am - 2 pm at the APL Shelter; 4 pm-6 pm at the APL Office

Thurs., Nov. 1: 10am - 2 pm at the APL Shelter

Fri., Nov. 2: 10 am - 2 pm at the APL Shelter

Sat., Nov. 3: 9 am-Noon at the APL Shelter


APL Office: 27 DeGrange Street, Frederick, MD 21701 - right side of campus

APL Shelter: 27 DeGrange Street, Frederick, MD 21701 - left side of campus


For more information, call Sheila Simms at The Religious Coalition - 301-631-2670 ex. 125

Parent Volunteers/Visitors to the Building

This year, FCPS has introduced a new systematic visitor management system called Raptor. Raptor compares visitors to our school against national data bases from all 50 states to ensure the safety of our students. Visitors to our school may be asked to show identification before entering the building. Parents wishing to volunteer for school events, chaperone a party, or chaperone a field trip will still need to complete our Volunteer Training. We will offer volunteer training once a month. Our next training will be on Monday, October 15 at 6:00pm.

Thanks to all of our WATCH DOG participants

Watch Dogs is a national program that promotes strong male role models in public schools. We are entering our third year of the Watch Dog program at Whittier ES and are looking for volunteers to come to school on the day of your choice to work with our students and staff. All dads, grandfathers, uncles, step dads are encouraged to join our team of WATCH DOGS! If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to Mr. Byrd and he will get you set up with a day to volunteer. matthew.byrd@fcps.org

Chick Fil A Fundraiser

Why cook when you can eat and benefit Whittier Elementary at the same time?! On Wednesday, October 17 from 5:00-8:00, a portion of everything sold at the Chick Fil A restaurant on Route 26 will be donated back to Whittier for the purchase of technology. Bring the family, enjoy a yummy meal, and benefit Whittier all at the same time!

PTA

Please take a moment and become a member of the PTA. Your membership entitles you to discounts in and around Frederick County. More importantly, your membership says that you are in support of our school. We would love to have you join us. Our next PTA meeting is Monday, October 15th @ 6:30pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!


Upcoming PTA Events:


Trunk or Treat - Thursday, October 25th at 6:30

This family-friendly trick or treating event is held in the side parking lot of Whittier Elementary! If you are interested in decorating a trunk, sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e4caba62ea4f85-whittier


PTA Sponsored Teacher Dinner - Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a social dinner to honor our teachers at Whittier for all they do for our children.


Multicultural Night - Friday, November 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm

This annual event celebrates our school's cultural diversity! Join us for fun, games, education, and food from different cultures. The event is hosted here at Whittier and all are invited!


PTA membership is always appreciated in order to support your children and the PTA’s mission. Volunteering is not required! Sign up at WhittierElementaryPTA.com and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on all events!


Check out the PTA website! http://whittierelementarypta.com

Follow the PTA on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/WhittierPTAFrederick/

Email them! WhittierPTAFrederick@gmail.com

Frederick Community Health Fair

11th Annual FREE
Frederick Community Health Fair
Saturday, October 27
8 AM-3 PM
Great Frederick Fairgrounds

797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

FREE Health and Wellness Services and Activities Include:

Flu shots (for adults and children)

Screenings for hearing, vision, bone density,
blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, diabetes,
Hepatitis B and C, HIV testing

Oral health education and referrals

Mental health evaluations

Access to interpreters in 13 languages

Access to 1-on-1 sessions with doctors

Tobacco education

Fitness challenges

FREE grocery distribution by Maryland Food Bank

Over 70 community service providers

Giveaways
See details online now:
http://frederickhealthfair.org

See the flyer:
English https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/Frederick/GetFile.aspx?DocId=9486
Spanish https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/Frederick/GetFile.aspx?DocId=9479
Korean https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/Frederick/GetFile.aspx?DocId=9480
Chinese https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/Frederick/GetFile.aspx?DocId=9481
Burmese https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/Frederick/GetFile.aspx?DocId=9483

RED RIBBON WEEK/CHARACTER COUNTS WEEK

Friday October 19th

  • Dress like a career that you think you want to pursue

Monday October 22nd

  • Make your Character Count- Wear something with a number on it.

Tuesday October 23rd

  • Red Ribbon Week- Wear RED

Wednesday October 24th

  • Unity Day- Wear ORANGE

Thursday October 25th

  • Character Counts Day- Wear the Color Assigned to your Grade Level
  • K- Red for Caring
  • 1st Orange for Fairness
  • 2nd Blue for Trustworthiness
  • 3rd Yellow for Respect
  • 4th Green for Responsibility
  • 5th Purple for Citizenship
  • PreK- Any color you want

PTA Book Fair Coming Soon!

We are looking for Volunteers to assist with the PTA Book Fair.

Click on the link below to volunteer your time.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a9a92dabfc1-fall

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, October 12

Just Dance - 7:45 am


Monday, October 15

Just Dance - 7:45 am

Volunteer Training - 6:00 pm

PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm


Tuesday, October 16

Kindergarten Field Trip to Gaver Farms
Math Club 7:30 am
Service Learning 3:45 pm

Chess Club 3:45 pm



Wednesday, October 17

Picture Day

ELO Math Club - 7:30 am

Robotics Club - 3:45 pm

Service Learning Club - 3:45 pm

Chick Fil A Fundraiser (Route 26 Location) - 5-8 pm


Thursday, October 18

TECH TREK-

Boomshakers - 7:45 am

Whittier Music Makers - 3:45 pm

Young Rembrandts - 4:00 pm

Coding Club - 4:00 pm


Friday, October 19

School Spirit Week Kick Off- Dress like you are going to a career that you want to pursue
Just Dance 7:45 am


Monday, October 22

Make your Character Count- Wear something with a number on it.


Tuesday, October 23

Red Ribbon Week- Wear RED

ELO Math Club - 7:30 am

Chess Club - 3:45 pm

Service Learning Club - 3:45 pm


Wednesday, October 24

Unity Day- Wear Orange

ELO Math Club - 7:30 am

Robotics Club - 3:45 pm

Service Learning Club - 3:45 pm


Thursday, October 25

Character Counts Day- Wear the Color Assigned to your Grade Level

K- Red for Caring

1st Orange for Fairness

2nd Blue for Trustworthiness

3rd Yellow for Respect

4th Green for Responsibility

5th Purple for Citizenship

PreK- Any color you want

Boomshakers 7:45 am
Whittier Music Makers 3:45 pm
Coding Club 4pm
Young Rembrandts 4pm
PTA Trunk or Treat Event-6:30-8:00 PM


Friday, October 26

Fall Harvest Party - 2:30 pm