Thank you Fun Lunch Volunteers!

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GRATZIE to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s PTA Fun Lunch so fantastic and delicious for our students!

Volunteers Needed – Snowball Dance on February 22nd

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Blythe Park PTA’s annual Snowball Dance will be held Friday, February 22nd and the PTA is looking for volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to make snowflakes, setup, donate treats, serve treats, supervise the dance floor and quiet room, and clean up.  

VOLUNTEER – Please click on the Signup button below if you would like to help.

Sign Up Now!

Questions? Contact Karen Magee at 708-415-3979 or

Hauser PT0’s Annual Pasta Dinner on Tuesday – Fifth graders are FREE!

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Hauser PTO’s Annual Pasta Dinner will be held this Tuesday, February 12th. Bring the whole family for pasta with sauce and meatballs, salad, fresh bread, and homemade dessert.

DATE – Tuesday, February 12th
TIME – 4:30pm-7:00pm
WHERE – Hauser Cafeteria

COST – Tickets are $7.00 per person online and at the door. Fifth graders and children age 5 and under are FREE with a paying adult.

Click on the CheddarUp button below to pay online –

HAUSER activities Tuesday evening include –
4:05-4:45pm – 7th & 8th Grade basketball game
4:30-7:00pm – PASTA DINNER
4:30-7:00pm  – Hauser’s Scholastic Book Fair in the library

PTA meeting next Tuesday at 8:30 am

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This month’s PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, February 19th at 8:30 am.

Please join us to hear about upcoming events and fundraisers. The meeting agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date.

This year’s PTA meeting schedule can be found by clicking on the following link:

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

Raging Waves Fitness Program – Start this week to earn a FREE admission pass.

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Students are invited to “Plunge into Fitness” this spring as Raging Waves Waterpark joins the battle against childhood obesity. 

Each student completing the program requirements between February 11th through April 5th will receive a FREE full day admission pass to Raging Waves, located in Yorkville.

STUDENTS: Keep track of your exercise by coloring one item on the fitness log for every 30 minutes you exercise. Complete 25 hours of exercise between February 11th – April 5th.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Print the log listed below and help track your child’s fitness, then sign the form and send it back to school or email to the School Coordinator, Deb (Galloway) Strama at by April 5th.

Raging Waves Flyer 2019
Raging Waves Log 2019

Questions? Contact Deb (Galloway) Strama at

UPDATE – PTA Talent Show Permission Slips due Feb. 20th

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Talent Show Permission Slips are due Wednesday, February 20th. 

All talent show participants must attend the Talent Show Meeting on February 20th during lunchtime to discuss their act with the Talent Show Committee and turn in their permission slips (if they haven’t done so already) – Talent Show Permission Slip 2019

Talent Show Schedule –

  • Participant Meeting/Permission Slips Due: Wed., Feb. 20th during lunchtime
  • Dress Rehearsal: Wed., Feb. 27th from 3:00pm-4:30pm 
  • Talent Show: Thurs., Feb 28th from 7-8:30pm

Requirements for participating in the show are as follows:

  • All acts are prepared and rehearsed by the child or group on their own time
  • All acts can be no longer than two minutes in length
  • Music must be approved by Mrs. Smith. If possible, please supply a copy of the music for the show.
  • Participants are responsible for supplying any props and costumes needed for their performance.
  • Each participant must submit a permission slip.
  • All acts must attend a meeting with the Talent Show Committee during lunchtime on Feb. 20th to discuss their acts.
  • All acts must attend the mandatory dress rehearsal.

Questions? Contact Mary Smith 708-447-7436

Box Tops due next Friday!

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The class with the highest number of valid Box Tops submitted through next Friday (February 22nd) will win a PIZZA PARTY for their class!

  • Box Tops can be turned in to the office at any time either in a baggie/envelope with the student’s name/grade (Kindergarten and Early Learners please identify whether it’s the AM or PM class) OR on collection sheets: Box Tops Collection Sheet
  • 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

Help out the Student Council by donating your spare change!

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In the spirit of the Great Kindness Challenge, the Blythe Park Student Council will continue to collect spare change to donate to a hospital providing healthcare services to people in Liberia, a country devastated by civil war.

Spare change will be collected by the Student Council until MARCH 1st. 

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at 

Help pack meals for Feed Our Community Day on Saturday, March 2nd.

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You’re invited to join with family, friends, and neighbors to pack 50,000 meals of hope for hungry children and their families for Feed Our Community Day on Saturday, March 2nd.

There are still a few slots available at the Blythe Park PTA reserved tables to help pack meals for local families in need. Anyone of any age can participate!

Click on the following button to volunteer:

Sign Up!

Feed Our Community Day:
March 2nd

Volunteer Shift Times:
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hauser Jr. High School Cafeteria, 65 Woodside Dr., Riverside

FREE – To Blythe Park families through the Blythe Park PTA volunteer signup ONLY. **NOTE: If you register through Hauser, you will have to pay the fee.

Relaxed, comfortable clothes and footwear. Don’t forget to wear your Blythe Park spirit wear!

*Meals will be distributed locally to the hungry and food insecure in our community.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

The PTA Needs You! – PTA Executive Board applications due March 1st.

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The Blythe Park PTA is looking for PTA members who are interested in serving on the 2019-2020 Executive Board

Completed application forms must be submitted to the Blythe Park office by Friday, March 1st.

Applications can be obtained from the office or by clicking on the following link: PTA Executive Board Application 2019-2020

Listed below are the 2019-2020 Executive Board positions. Click on the following link for a full description of each position – Blythe Park PTA Officer Descriptions

  • President
  • First Vice President – Membership and Volunteers
  • Second Vice President – Academic Enrichment Programs
  • Third Vice President – Fundraising
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Parliamentarian
  • Communications Officer

Each term is one year and no person can serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position (unless otherwise noted). Therefore, if an office holder has completed the one year term, he/she is welcome to apply for one more year in that same position.

However, it is mandatory that officeholders seeking a second term in the same position, officeholders seeking a different position on the executive board, and general members seeking a position on the executive board submit a formal application to be considered by the Nominating Committee.

*EVERY person desiring a position on the Blythe Park PTA Executive Board must submit a formal application. All applications are confidential and will only be discussed between members of the Nominating Committee.


  • Jen Sloger – Chair
  • Deb Strama
  • Angela Staron
  • Tiffany Uribe
  • Amy Ricco

The Nominating Committee’s Proposed Slate will be presented at the March PTA General Membership Meeting and voted on at the April meeting. Elected officers will be installed at the May 2019 PTA General Membership meeting.

If interested – Please submit a completed application form to the Blythe Park Office by Friday, March 1st. If more than one position interests you, please designate which position is your first choice. 

Questions? Contact Jen Sloger at or any of the above 2019 Nominating Committee members.