Family Yoga Fundraiser! October 8th, 2020. Limited Space, sign up soon!

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Family yoga with Stephanie Roldan of Blissful Owl.  This 45-minute outdoor family fitness class will include movement, yoga/stretching, mindfulness in nature, storytime yoga, and a family bonding experience for all. Please bring your own water bottles, yoga mats/beach towels/family blanket, and masks for children and adults older than 2 years of age. Masks are not required once the family is settled upon their own mat/blanket at a socially appropriate distance.   You will receive a waiver via email after you have signed up.   Waivers must be signed and returned prior to the event.  Contact Jill Crist with questions.  

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 5:45pm

Location: Blythe Park Amphitheater

Cost: $25 per family ($20 goes directly into the PTA)

Join us for a delicious way to raise money!

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When: Sunday, October 11th (Noon-10pm)
Where: La Barra Riverside, IL
15% of all dine-in and take-out orders will go back to Blythe Park PTA! Be sure to mention the fundraiser when you order.

Make your reservations soon! If you would like to order takeout on Sunday call 708-887-7700. Click on the logo below for their menu.

Join the 2020-2021 Blythe Park PTA before the deadline of October 30th

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Join the PTA – Deadline to Join is Friday October 30, 2020!

THANK YOU to the families who have already joined the PTA!  We are currently at 37 members and would love to surpass last year’s membership of 80 members!  We have collected $2,000 in direct donations and would love to hit our goal of $3,000!  

Partnerships between parents, educators, and children enhance children’s success. We know that children learn more and have better lives when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information and work on projects to benefit children. The Blythe Park PTA hosts programs that benefit the children at our school. Past years programs have included many family fun activities for Blythe families.  For this school year PTA events are going to look a little different but the PTA will still offer the Scholastic book fair, Holiday ornaments, Science Fair, Talent show, Teacher/Staff Appreciation week, School yearbook, 5th grade tee shirts and games night, Field day, and Academic Enrichment Opportunities.  Some activities will be socially distant, in-person activities and some will be virtual activities for families.  The PTA also provides funding to teachers and staff through classroom funds and philanthropy.  The PTA works hard to keep families informed about what is going on at school and in the community.  

Events organized and funded by the PTA would not be possible without the generous donation of time, fundraising efforts, and direct donations from our parents.  We are looking to our families to help with new ideas on how to make this year fun and engaging for our students.  By becoming a member of Blythe Park PTA, you can become an important part of helping to ensure that these plans become a reality.  Please join us for the next general membership meeting on Tuesday October 20, at 7pm.  Zoom meeting information will be available at  

To join the PTA please visit and go to the Membership link!  If you would like to pay with cash or check please contact Jill Crist.  

If you’d like any additional information about the PTA please feel free to contact:

Jill Crist

1st Vice President, Membership and Volunteers


Join the 2020-2021 Blythe Park PTA TODAY!

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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.

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.

JOIN the 2020-2021 PTA or make a Direct Donation by clicking on the membership button:

The preferred method of payment is Cheddar Up. If paying by check, consider using e-check through Cheddar up or make a check payable to Blythe Park PTA.

*NOTE: Families to make a $100 Direct Donation will receive a Blythe Park a water bottle with our Bulldog. Go Bulldogs!

Questions? Contact Jill Crist at

School Lunch Program

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As of September 1, 2020 the USDA announced all children under 19 years of age are eligible for free meals. This waiver is available till Dec. 31, 2020, and is community eligible.

Lunch will be available for pickup at dismissal at every school. In addition, district-wide lunch pick-up is at Hauser Junior High, outside door number 5 between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. (walk-up site only, no cars). We encourage families to sign up for lunch. The district developed a sign-up sheet with days listed two weeks in advance. Signing up for lunch will help the logistics of the program.  Click here to review the menu and sign up. Once you click on submit, you will receive an email confirming the days you signed up for. 

Note: Parents of Ames, Blythe Park, and Hollywood students should contact their child’s attending school for more information regarding lunch pick-up times.

Blythe Park Picture Day!

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Thursday, October 1st 

Blythe Park Amphitheater

UPDATE: Picture Day will be on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

Our Picture Day has been scheduled for Thursday, October 1. Pictures will be taken outside in the amphitheater, and all hybrid and remote students are invited to take their school pictures on this day. Place markers will be set up to help students remain socially distanced while they wait to have their picture taken.  Since we will be outside, a rain date of October 2 has also been scheduled. Please note the picture schedule below. Hybrid students will take their pictures during the time they are at Blythe Park, and remote students will come to school during the lunch hour. 

Ordering Pictures:

All orders will take place online. Attached, you will find a flyer that walks you through the ordering process. Should you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office for assistance. 

Blythe Park General PTA Meeting- October

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This month’s PTA meeting is  Tuesday, October 20th at 7 PM on Zoom. Please join us to hear about upcoming events. Meeting agenda to follow.

Zoom meeting ID to be posted by Tuesday October 20th, 2020 in the AM.

Volunteers Needed – Yearbook

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Cucumber yearbooks,

Are you interested in helping to document this school year?  The PTA is looking for a co-chair for the Blythe Park Yearbook.  The yearbook includes wonderful memories not only in the form of photos but also stories, poems, and interviews all written by Blythe Park students.  Yearbooks are provided to all students and paid for by the PTA. 

Contact Jill Crist for more information.

Blythe Park School Directory – Verify/edit your information.

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Please complete your Blythe Park School Directory verification by Friday, October 2nd.

This year the PTA will once again offer a secure online Blythe Park School Directory (available to all Blythe Park families) and a printed directory (available with your PTA membership).

In an effort to create an accurate and timely directory, we are using an online system to allow parents to verify/edit their own directory listings.

All Blythe families were sent an email with their Auto Login Link asking them to verify their household information for the Blythe Park School Directory. Please complete your verification by Friday, October 2nd.

  • This process should take no more than 5 minutes.
  • Once you complete the verification, you will be connected to Blythe Park’s online directory!
  • Families have the ability to edit, update, add, or remove their own information. (This information will also be used for the print directory.)

If you did not receive your Login Link, please contact Maria D’Amico at

Blythe Park General PTA Meeting

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This month’s PTA meeting is  Tuesday, September 22 at 7 PM on Zoom. Please join us to hear about upcoming events. Meeting agenda to follow. Below are links to the agenda, audit report, and the proposed budget.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 783 7831 1743
Passcode: 369190

Questions? Contact Sarah Leone at