From classroom helpers to standard school supplies, and from classroom furniture to technology, our school invites the community to see our needs and consider ways you might be able to contribute to the remarkable success of our students, staff and school!
We have divided our needs into categories to allow you to easily find a way that YOU can help! We have volunteer opportunities, small classroom items, large school projects and technology needs.
We often need just a few extra people to help in various capacities throughout our school. Our school volunteer base is often used to help read with students, grade homework and monitor our lunchrooms. Our current needs are listed below.Small Classroom Items
Our donation list begins with the small, but important items that help us learn on a daily basis. and range from pencils, pens and paper to gift certificates and other items we can use to acknowledge the remarkable work of our students. If you find an item on this list you would like to donate as your gift to our school, please email our principal, Mr. Sell, or call our school office at (309) 672 - 6569
While they may be confined to one classroom, or the whole school may be involved, we also have larger projects we often do not have the funding to complete. Many times, our Parent Teacher Organization/Committee is able to help with these projects, but they must also work by priority and often times cannot complete these projects for some time. We would welcome your participation and/or contributions to our larger school projects. Perhaps you also have your own idea that you would like to support. Contact the Peoria Public Schools District 150 Foundation for more information or to submit a pledge of support.The following are school-wide initiatives to support student learning. Please contact email our principal, Mr. Sell, or contact the school office at 309-672-6569 to inquire how to help.
- Colored Pencils (for all grades as we are launching a new Writing Portfolio called a Probe Book)
- Dry Erase Markers
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wide-ruled Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
- Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
- Air in a Can
- Gift Certificates (used for acknowledgements for students)
Whittier has a very nice computer lab with updated All in One Computers. However, we have a need for office chairs for our lab! If you are able to help with this please contact our principal, Ms. Deignan, or our school office at 309-672-6569.
- Perfect Uniform Challenge
- Perfect Attendance Challenge
- Growth in learning challenge
Community help with school technology needs is organized through the Peoria Public Schools District 150 Foundation. This process allows us to keep clear and focused goals when it comes to technology and still be aligned with our technology policies and systems. Our school submits our technology needs to the PPS Foundation. Please visit their website and contact the Foundation at (309) 672-6738 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about making a technology donation.