Library Readers needed this week!

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Volunteer spots are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays to help Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade students during their library time. 

Volunteers for Kindergarten will have the opportunity to read to the students.

Volunteers for 1st and 2nd grade will help students find books for checkout and then read to the students.

Following is the library schedule for K, 1st, and 2nd grade:

WednesdaysAM Kindergarten: 8:30 – 8:50am
2nd Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
PM Kindergarten: 2:20 – 2:50pm

Thursdays1st Grade: 12:20 – 12:50pm

TO VOLUNTEER, please click on the sign-up button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sloger at jensloger@gmail.com or Patty Prodanich (librarian) at prodanichp@district96.org

Donate to RBHS Survival Kits by Tuesday.

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The Riverside-Brookfield High School PTO is seeking donations to build Basic Survival Kits to help the homeless. 

Help them reach their goal of 150 Survival Kits

Donations will be collected until this Tuesday (January 15th).

Donations items: 

  • New adult-sized gloves, hats, socks, hand/foot warmers 
  • Soap, toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner 
  • Hand lotion, lip balm 
  • Small bottles of water 
  • Non-perishable food items: fruit/granola bars, hard candy, nuts, fruit cups 
  • Tax-deductible monetary donations can be made via PayPal by clicking on the following link – “Donate to RBHS PTO” Note: This link can also be found at RBHSPTO.org

Donation items can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Blythe Park
  • Riverside-Brookfield High School, local grade and middle schools
  • Riverside Library
  • Brookfield Library
  • North Riverside Commons

For more information and to view the flyer, click on the following link: MLK Day of Service Flyer 2019

Questions? Contact Christine Kawiecki at ckawiecki@yahoo.com

Kids Yoga – Session 3 starts Wednesday!

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Sign-up for Kids Yoga – Session 3! Classes start THIS Wednesday, January 16th.

Kids Yoga
Stephanie Roldan from Blissful Owl will instruct Kids Yoga classes every Wednesday from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in the Blythe Park Gym for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Session 3
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
January 16th – March 20th (10 weeks)
$100

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit). *NOTE: No single class passes will be available. Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.

Questions? Contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com

Volunteers needed to serve on this year’s PTA Nominating Committee.

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The PTA Executive Board is looking for volunteers to fill the two general member and one alternate general member slots on the Nominating Committee. 

The Nominating Committee will develop the slate of candidates for the 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board. The proposed slate will be presented at the March PTA Meeting, then voted on during the April meeting.

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

SAVE THE DATE – Snowball Dance on Friday, February 22nd

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Blythe Park PTA’s Snowball Dance
DATE: 
Friday, February 22nd
TIME: To be determined
WHERE: Blythe Park Gymnasium

*Note: Students must be accompanied by an adult. This is NOT a drop-off event.

Questions? Contact Karen Magee at 708-415-3979 or karen@mageehome.com

White lights needed for the Snowball Dance.

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The Snowball Dance committee is looking for white string lights to make the Blythe Park gym magical for this year’s dance! So, as you put away your holiday decorations, please consider donating some of your white string lights.

Donations can be dropped off at the Blythe Park school office.

Questions? Contact Karen Magee at 708-415-3979 or karen@mageehome.com

Registration open for Parks & Rec After-School Programs Winter and Spring Sessions

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The Riverside Parks and Rec after-school programs:

  •  Winter Sessions at Blythe Park will begin the week of February 4th
  •  Spring Sessions at Blythe Park will begin the week of April 8th

Classes will take place directly after school from 3-4pm.

NOTE: Registration deadline is 5 days prior to the class start date.

To view the class schedules OR register online, click on the following links:

Registration is also available in person at the Water Tower, 10 Pine Ave.

Questions? Contact the Riverside Parks & Rec Department at 708-442-7025

Don’t forget to fill out the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

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Help Blythe Park reach their goal of 20% parent participation! *The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete! Blythe Park needs at least 20% of parents to participate in the survey for results to be calculated.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is designed to allow parents to share their thoughts on the effectiveness of Blythe Park School in the following areas:

  1. Effective Leaders
  2. Collaborative Teachers
  3. Involved Families
  4. Supportive Environments
  5. Ambitious Instruction

TO TAKE THE SURVEY, click on the following link: 5Essentials Survey

*NOTE: Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

Questions? Please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu

Library Readers needed this week!

Posted by admin on January 7, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Volunteer spots are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays to help Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade students during their library time. 

Volunteers for Kindergarten will have the opportunity to read to the students.

Volunteers for 1st and 2nd grade will help students find books for checkout and then read to the students.

Following is the library schedule for K, 1st, and 2nd grade:

Wednesdays
AM Kindergarten: 8:30 – 8:50am
2nd Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
PM Kindergarten: 2:20 – 2:50pm

Thursdays
1st Grade: 12:20 – 12:50pm

TO VOLUNTEER, please click on the sign-up button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sloger at jensloger@gmail.com or Patty Prodanich (librarian) at prodanichp@district96.org

Kids Yoga – Session 3 starts next Wednesday.

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Sign-up for Kids Yoga – Session 3! Classes start next Wednesday, January 16th.

Kids Yoga
Stephanie Roldan from Blissful Owl will instruct Kids Yoga classes every Wednesday from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in the Blythe Park Gym for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Session 3
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
January 16th – March 20th (10 weeks)
$100

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit). *NOTE: No single class passes will be available. Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.

Questions? Contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com