PTA meeting Tuesday at 8:30 am

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

Please join us to hear about upcoming events and fundraisers.

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

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

PTA Talent Show Meeting and Permission Slips due Wednesday.

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

All talent show participants must attend the Talent Show Meeting this Wednesday (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

PM Kindergarten Library Reader needed this week!

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A volunteer spot is available on Wednesday to help PM Kindergarten students during their library time. 

Volunteers for Kindergarten will have the opportunity to 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

Snowball Dance is this FRIDAY!

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Blythe Park PTA’s annual Snowball Dance will be held this Friday, February 22ndJoin us for a winter wonderland of fun!

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

DATE: Friday, February 22nd
TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: Blythe Park Gymnasium

Pizza and dessert will be provided by the PTA.

VOLUNTEER – We’re still looking for volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, and bake treats. 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 karen@mageehome.com

Box Tops due this Friday!

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The class with the highest number of valid Box Tops submitted through this 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 sarah@theisaacsons.org

Hot Lunch and Spirit Day are this FRIDAY.

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HOT LUNCH –
Hot Lunch is this Friday, February 22nd for students who have pre-registered.

*NOTE – The next opportunity to register for Hot Lunch will be in March.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

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BLYTHE PARK SPIRIT DAY –
This Friday, February 22nd is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! 

Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

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

The PTA Needs You! – PTA Executive Board applications due next Friday.

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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 next Friday, March 1st.

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

2019-2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS –
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

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
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.

2019 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 jensloger@gmail.com or any of the above 2019 Nominating Committee members.

Help out the Student Council by donating your spare change!

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

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.

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at kingr@district96.org 

Feed Our Community Day – Additional volunteer slots added!

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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.

The Blythe Park PTA has reserved additional tables at the 9-11am and 11am-1pm shifts 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

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

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

Attire:
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 fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Pool Party next Saturday!

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The PTA has reserved the entire Oak Brook Aquatic Center to splash around with Blythe Park families and friends.

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd
TIME:
 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Oak Brook Aquatic Center, 1450 Forest Gate Rd., Oak Brook
COSTFREE *Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

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