PTA Meeting Tuesday at 7:00pm​

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This year’s last PTA meeting will be this Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm

Please join us to hear about upcoming events. The newly elected 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board will also be installed:

Co-President – Katie Ford
Co-President – Sarah Leone
1st Vice President – Deb Strama
2nd Vice President – Jill Crist
3rd Vice President – Karla Highland
Secretary – Mary Beth Wynn
Treasurer – John Bowes
Parliamentarian – Jennifer Sloger
Communications Officer – Maria D’Amico

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Box Tops due Friday – Win a popsicle party!

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The class with the highest number of valid Box Tops will win a POPSICLE PARTY for their class! Box Tops must be turned into the office this Friday, May 24th.

  • Box Tops can be turned in to the office at any time either in a baggie/envelope with the student’s name/grade OR on collection sheets: Box Tops – Collection Sheet
  • *REMINDER – Identify your name, grade and AM/PM (for Early Learners and Kindergarten) in order to get full credit for your class in the contests. 
  • Be sure the Box Tops submitted are not expired (expired Box Tops do not count towards the contest).
  • Every valid Box Top submitted is worth $0.10 for the school!! Click the following link to view the Box Tops Product List

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sarah@theisaacsons.org

PTA Audit Committee volunteers needed.

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The PTA is looking for volunteers for the Audit Committee. 

The Audit Committee will review bank statements and the Treasurer’s records and complete a one-page audit form. This committee requires three volunteers (a background in business or finance is helpful but not necessary).

Committee responsibility is one day at the end of June or early July.

If interested, contact Jen Sloger at jensloger@gmail.com

Flag Ceremony next Tuesday, May 28th

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Blythe Park will hold a flag ceremony on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:15am in honor of Memorial Day.

Students, parents, and community members will meet in front of the school to honor our nation’s symbol and remember those who fought and sacrificed for our country.

Calling all Scouts to Participate!
The Blythe Park Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will help conduct the ceremony. If you have a scout, please have them wear their uniform on May 28th. *NOTE: Scouts must wear their uniform to participate.

Questions? Contact Ms. Gorman at gormanc@district96.org

Receipts for PTA reimbursements due Wednesday, June 5th

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If you have expenses to be reimbursed by the Blythe Park PTA, please remit all receipts to the PTA Treasurer, Deb Strama, by Wednesday, June 5th. Please use the following form:

PTA Reimbursement Request Form

Receipts can be dropped off in the school office or contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.comto make arrangements.

Field Day – Volunteers Needed!

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Volunteers needed to help with Field Day on Friday, June 7th.

To make this event a success, we need a lot of volunteers to run the games. Please take a look at your calendars!

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the Sign-Up button below. *NOTE – Older siblings and grandparents are welcome to volunteer too! Just make a note in the comments when you sign up as to whom will be attending.

AM Kindergarten through 5th Grade –

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Order your school supplies now for next year!

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Blythe Park PTA’s 2019-2020 School Supply Kit sale will run until June 10th. All class supply lists (Kindergarten thru 5th Grade) are available for purchase online from The Write Stuff. Supplies will be delivered to school in August.

Online Ordering Instructions –

1) Go to www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/blythe
2) Select grade level.
3) Select “boy” or “girl” kit within grade level.
4) Enter student name. *NOTE: Item quantities can be changed if you already have an item in the kit.
5) Follow prompts to check out.
6) Save and print email confirmation for your records.

*NOTE: There is no cost to have your kits shipped to school during the sale dates.  If you order after June 10th or have the kits shipped to another location, standard shipping charges will apply.

Questions? Contact The Write Stuff at 1-800-871-8546 OR contact@write-stuff.com
*Phone orders are also accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Blythe Park is receiving discounted pricing during the above sale dates only. After June 10th, regular pricing and shipping costs will apply.

Help keep Blythe Park Gardens beautiful this summer!

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Blythe families are needed to help maintain the gardens during the summer.

Sign up for weekly volunteer spots to water and weed the Butterfly and Prairie Gardens.

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the sign-up button:

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org or Mrs. Pollock at pollocks@district96.org

Become a 2019-20 PTA Chair, Co-Chair or Committee Volunteer.

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The PTA is looking for ChairCo-Chair, and Committee volunteers for the 2019-20 school year!

*NOTE: Sign-ups for general volunteers will be posted closer to event dates. Room Parent sign-ups will also be sent separately.

The following positions are available –

  • Talent Show – Co-Chair
  • Family Aquatic Night – Chair
  • Family Night – Chair, Co-Chair
  • Earth Week, Science Fair – Chair, Co-Chair
  • Field Day – Chair, Co-Chair
  • Rainbow Run – Committee
  • Bake Sale – Chairs
  • Scholastic Book Fair – Chair, Co-Chair
  • Mixed Bag Fundraiser – Chair, Co-Chair
  • Yearbook (K-5) – Event Photographers (parent)
  • Early Learner Yearbook – Production (click button for details)
  • Fitness Program – Chairs
  • Raging Waves – Chair
  • 4th-Grade – Quilt
  • 5th-Grade – Games Night Reps (2)
  • 5th-Grade – Class T-shirts

Click on the volunteer button to see the list of events and fundraisers available. Dates and descriptions are included in the form, so take a look and check your calendars!

Questions? If you have any questions or are volunteering to chair for the first time and would like more information, please contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.com, Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com or Sarah Leone at smrios10@gmail.com

2019-2020 PTA Membership – Join Today!

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Join the 2019-2020 Blythe Park PTA TODAY!
We hope you will join the PTA for the first time or renew your membership.

Every year, many parents are generous with their time, resources and talents. The PTA can’t thank you enough for your participation. We hope you will join once again. While our small school atmosphere is wonderful for our kids, it also means that we do need help, ideas, and support from all our families.

*NOTE: The first 34 families to become 2019-20 PTA members will receive a Blythe Park magnet.

Direct Donation
As you become a PTA member, we hope you will consider giving additional financial support to our efforts and activities. Please consider giving to the Direct Donation Campaign which supports all of the activities that help make our students’ experience at Blythe Park School so incredible.

*NOTE: Families to make a $100 Direct Donation will receive a Blythe Park yard sign (while supplies last).

JOIN the 2019-2020 PTA or make a Direct Donation by clicking on the membership button:

Questions? Contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.com