It’s Earth Week!

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Celebrate Earth Week this week (April 22–26)!

Ask your child about his or her pledge to help the environment and look for conservation updates posted throughout the week to Blythe Park’s Facebook page.

Following are some activities you can do to celebrate Earth Week:

Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers! The bulbs the students planted in the fall are blooming all around Blythe Park. Enjoy!

Student Gardening Club starts this Wednesday.

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The Blythe Park Gardening Club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students will have its first meeting THIS Wednesday (April 24th) from 11:25am12:15pm in Mrs. Bryan’s room.

*NOTE: Remember to bring your lunch.

Meetings will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Mrs. Bryan will help students research flowers and plants for the Blythe Park gardens. Students will be weeding and planting in the Butterfly Garden and The Living Classroom.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org

Kindergarten Library Readers needed this week.

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Volunteer spots are available this Wednesday to help Kindergarten AM and PM 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

Kids Yoga – It’s not too late to sign up!

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It’s not too late to sign-up for Kids Yoga – Session 4! 

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

Session 4
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
April 10th – May 29th (7 weeks) *NO CLASS April 17th
$70

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

PTA Science Fair this Thursday – Register your scientist now!

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Don’t forget to register your young scientist for the PTA Science Fair this Thursday (April 25th) at 5:30 pm (prior to Spring Open House).

TO REGISTER – Click on the following sign-up button –

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Spring Open House is this Thursday.

Blythe Park’s Spring Open House is this Thursday (April 25th).

The evening will start with the Science Fair from 5:30-6:30 pm in the gym followed by visiting your child’s classroom.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Open House Schedule:

  • 5:30–6:30 pm – Science Fair (gymnasium)
  • 6:30–7:30 pm – Kindergarten – 5th Grade Open House
  • 7:15 pm – Fifth Grade Tug-of-War (amphitheater)

Early Learner Open House Schedule:

  • 5:45 pm–6:15 pm – Spring Concert and Early Learner Open House

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

Hot Lunch and Spirit Day are this FRIDAY.

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HOT LUNCH –
Hot Lunch is this Friday, April 26th for students who have pre-registered.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

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SPIRIT DAY –
This Friday, April 26th, is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

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

Volunteers Needed – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation Week

The Blythe Park PTA is preparing to celebrate our teachers and staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week will take place Monday, May 6th – Friday, May 10th.

This year’s theme is “Reading with the Stars”. The week will feature special events and treats for all teachers and staff (Early Learners thru 5th Grade).

There are several volunteer opportunities for parents (Early Learners–5th Grade) to help make this week special including decorating, food donations, setup and more.

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the following sign-up button:

Sign Up!

HighTouch HighTech classroom science demos this week.

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This week, HighTouch HighTech scientists will bring fun science experiments to Blythe Park classrooms. *Sponsored by the PTA.

Hands-on science experiments will allow students to make direct observations, manipulate materials and equipment, and develop an understanding of how science applies to daily life.

Students will be experimenting with the following topics:

  • Early Learners – Nocturnal Animals: Students will take a closer look at nocturnal animals and learn all about owls and bats.
  • Kindergarten – See Ya Later: Learn about plankton, and why almost all ocean life depends on them. Discover how marine mammals stay warm. Students will make their own reef to keep! 
  • 1st Grade – Get Buggy: Discover all the cool and creepy things bugs do. Students will make their own insect habitat and explore the many ways bugs help our world.
  • 2nd Grade – Up, Up and Away: Students will learn how aircraft take flight and the science behind helicopters, airplanes, and space ships.
  • 3rd Grade – Matter Matters: Discover all states of matter including plasma. Explore evaporation rates and the cool journey from liquid to gas.
  • 4th Grade – Dig It: Learn about gems, rocks, and minerals and where they come from. Uncover the mysteries of rock formation and crystalline structure. Pan for real gems. Classify gems and find out why they are precious.
  • 5th Grade – Forensic Fun: Students will become CSI technicians as they discover a mystery powder, teeth impressions, lip prints, dust for fingerprints, do blood typing and extract real DNA.

Southpaw Strikes Out Bullying

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Ask your student what they learned during last week’s PTA sponsored assembly “Southpaw Strikes Out Bullying”.

This interactive show discussed four types of bullying including Bigmouth Bullying, Hands-On Bullying, Stay Out Bullying and Cyber Bullying.

Southpaw and his emcee talked about ways to help prevent and “Strike Out Bullies” by using the PAWS method

  • Practicing confidence
  • Always using your voice
  • Walking away
  • Standing up for others.

Congratulations 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board!

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Congratulations to the Blythe Park 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board!

Elected officers will be installed at the May 21st PTA General Membership meeting.

Co-President – Katie Ford
Co-President – Sarah Leone
1st Vice President – Deb Strama
2nd Vice President – Jill Crist
3rd Vice President – Karla Highland
Secretary – Mary Beth Wynn
Treasurer – John Bowes
Parliamentarian – Jennifer Sloger
Communications Officer – Maria D’Amico