Last Day of School & 5th Grade Clap Out!

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Monday is the last day of school!

“Proud to be a Bulldog”
Wear your Blythe Park Spirit Wear.

5th Grade Clap Out at 2:40pm
Students and families will gather in the amphitheater to wish our outgoing 5th graders good luck at Hauser Junior High! All families are welcome to attend.

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

Order School Supply Kits by Monday for discount prices!

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Order your 2019-2020 Blythe Park School Supply Kits by Monday, June 10th to take advantage of discounted pricing and free shipping to school. 

All class supply lists (Kindergarten thru 5th Grade) are available for purchase online from The Write Stuff. School supplies will be delivered to the school in August.

*NOTE: After June 10th, you can still take advantage of the convenience of ordering your school supplies online and have them shipped directly to your home until Friday, July 19th. (Regular pricing and shipping rates to home will apply.) 

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.

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

Help keep Blythe gardens beautiful this summer!

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

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

The following weeks are still available –

  • Week of July 7-13
  • Week of July 14-20
  • Week of July 28 – August 3
  • Week of August 4-10

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the sign-up button:

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

Thank You PTA Members and Volunteers!

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The Blythe Park PTA would like to thank our members and volunteers for their generous time and donations throughout the school year!

Following are some of the things you helped make possible:

  • Assemblies – Upstanders Rock, Southpaw Strikes Out Bullying, Earth Dome
  • In-class demonstrations by science experts including Bass in the Class, Raptors, High Touch High Tech
  • Author visit – Jeff Weigel
  • Fitness experts – Volleyball Clinic
  • Science Fair
  • Reading and Fitness Incentive Programs
  • Kindergarten Meet and Greet
  • Rainbow Run
  • Halloween Play, Talent Show, Snowball Dance
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Philanthropy Grants for teachers/staff
  • Family Aquatic Night
  • Fun Lunch, Hot Lunch
  • Field Day
  • Bulldog Student Yearbooks – K-5th Grade, Early Learner Edition
  • and more!

Thank You!!
–Blythe Park PTA

Become a 2019-2020 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.

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

Join Today! – 2019-2020 PTA Membership

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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

Save the Date – Rainbow Run on Friday, September 20th

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The Blythe Park Rainbow Run is a one of a kind experience that’s about having fun with your friends and family! The Run will take place on Friday, September 20th.

How does it work?Wear your Blythe Park Rainbow Run T-shirt (t-shirts will be distributed several days before the run.) Participants will run laps around Blythe Park school, past stations where they will be sprayed by color (food coloring and water) to decorate their t-shirts. By the end of the run, everyone will be wearing their own original “masterpiece of art.”

Rainbow Run Registration – Registration will open at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

Family Fun Night – after the Rainbow Run
After the Run, stay for the Ice Cream Social, music, dancing, and tons of other fun activities for everyone to enjoy. *Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

2019 Rainbow Run Committee volunteers needed.

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Rainbow Run Committee volunteers are needed! The PTA is looking for committee volunteers to help plan the 2019 Blythe Park Rainbow Run!

Available Rainbow Run Committee positions –

  • T-Shirts – Order T-Shirts. (Artwork will be provided.)
  • Decorations – Responsible for decorations. Organize volunteers to decorate on the day of the event.
  • Ice Cream Social – Purchase supplies. Organize volunteers to serve ice cream.
  • Pizza – Order pizza. Organize volunteers to serve pizza.

TO VOLUNTEER or for more information – Please contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Become a Sponsor for the Blythe Park Rainbow Run!

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Attention local business owners –

Please consider showing your support for our outstanding Blythe Park students through sponsorship of our annual Blythe Park Rainbow Run on Friday, September 20th.

Runners (students and family members) will wear special t-shirts featuring your company’s logo as they are showered with color at every turn.

This festive, high-energy back-to-school celebration will feature a fun run, music, dancing, and an Ice Cream Social. We would be grateful for your sponsorship and will recognize your generosity through event materials.

CONTACT – For sponsorship details, please contact Angela Staron at astar71@hotmail.com OR Jill Crist at chicagolmt@gmail.com

Countdown to Summer!

Posted by admin on June 3, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

We’re in the home stretch! Let’s have some extra fun the last two weeks of the school year.

Come to school dressed to celebrate the following theme days –

  • Tuesday, June 4 – Write a welcome letter to a student coming into your grade next year.
  • Wednesday, June 5 – “Earth Dome Day” – Blend in with our Earth. Wear a combination of blue, green, gray, and white.
  • Thursday, June 6 – “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” – Wear a baseball jersey or your favorite baseball gear.
  • Friday, June 7 – “A Rainbow of Color” – Wear your t-shirt color for Field Day! *NOTE: Notification of team colors will be sent in a separate email.
  • Monday, June 10 – “Proud to be a Bulldog – Wear your Blythe Park spirit wear!

Click the link to view the Countdown Flyer – Blythe Park’s Countdown to Summer Flyer 2019

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