PTO 

When and where does PTO meet?

*Monthly Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month.  The meeting times will vary between 2:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m for parent convenience.  The meeting date and time will be listed in the Newsletter each month. 

*PTO meets in the Whittier PTO Room 104

 

The 2019-2020 officers are:

  • President                     Tiffani Ray
  • Vice-President/Fundraising Chair      Maren Buchanan
  • Treasurer                      Rebecca Potter & Norah Parker
  • Secretary                     Lacy Dangerfield
  • Parent Liaison/special coordinator Melissa Spencer

Teacher Representatives:

  • Karly LaOrange

PTO Sponsored Events 

Fundraising:

  • Eat Out Nights - Help local food establishments support our school (usually about 20% of items bought comes back to our school) September - April
  • Super Soaker Saturday - a water themed carnival type event, all proceeds come back to Whittier.  This is the major fundraising event for Fall Semester - September
  • Harkins cups/gift cards/popcorn perks/summer kids club movies - October and March
  • Suckers for Books - sold after school for $1 ( all proceeds, about 50% goes to buy classroom sets of books) September - November
  • Smencils - sold during lunch $1 (40% comes back to our school) January - April

 

PTO Community/School Events:

  • Parent Teacher Conference Week October & January - daily treats for the teachers/staff and teacher dinner
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation - treats and a catered lunch May
  • Pumpkin Contest - students encouraged to decorate a craft or real pumpkin ( no carving on real ones) with family to display in the media center, participation and treats awarded October
  • Dia di los muertes - community event celebrating fall season and a chance for families to view pumpkin contest submissions; community group performances and concessions offered October
  • Holiday Extravaganza - holiday themed activity offers: breakfast, story corner, grade level decorated Christmas trees, crafts, baked goods, Santa meet and greet December
  • Movie Night - prescreening activities include:  performances from community groups, concessions, and family friendly movie
  • Donuts with Dad - breakfast items provided for students and families  February
  • Muffins with Mom - breakfast items provided for students and families  May
  • Meet the PTO Night - learn about what parents can do to make Whittier better August
  • Family Game Night/PTO Elections - family night at Whittier, concessions provided April