Hot Lunch starts next week! Register by 9/26 for Sept, Oct and Nov

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Hot Lunch will be served by the PTA once a month starting next Friday, September 28th.

*ATTENTION – This year, payment options will only be available in the following three month increments OR for the entire year.

*NOTE – If you have not registered your student by next Wednesday, September 26th, they will NOT have the opportunity to register again for Hot Lunch until the next payment period in December. *Single lunch payments will NOT be available this year. Also, no prorating, no make-up days, no refunds.

2018-2019 Hot Lunch PAYMENT Schedule –

  • PAYMENT #1 Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 26th for
    September, October, and November ($15 per student for 3 lunches) OR Entire Year ($45 per student for 9 lunches)
  • PAYMENT #2 Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 12th for
    December, January, and February ($15 per student for 3 lunches)
  • PAYMENT #3 Deadline: Wednesday, March 13th
    March, April, and May ($15 per student for 3 lunches)

The Hot Lunch menu will include: a slice of cheese pizza, seasonal fruit, a treat and a drink.

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit).

If paying by cash or check (payable to Blythe Park PTA) please place payment in an envelope marked with your family name and “Hot Lunch” and bring to the school office.*NOTE – This program is only for children that have the option of staying at school for lunch.

2018-2019 Hot Lunch will be served on the following days –

  • Friday, September 28
    Friday, October 26
    Friday, November 16
  • Friday, December 14
    Friday, January 25
    Friday, February 22
  • Friday, March 15
    Friday, April 26
    Friday, May 17

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

Library Reader/Helper volunteer spots available!

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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:

Wednesdays (starting September 19th)
AM Kindergarten: 8:30 – 8:50am
2nd Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
PM Kindergarten: 2:20 – 2:50pm

Thursdays (starting September 20th)
1st Grade: 12:20 – 12:50pm

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

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sloger at or Patty Prodanich at

Rainbow Run T-Shirts and Schedule of Events

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Rainbow Run shirts will be coming home THURSDAY!! Each family’s shirts will be bundled together and sent home with their eldest child at Blythe.

*Save the colored band holding the shirts together!! This colored band indicates which group your family will run in.

Start times for groups are as follows-

  • BLUE group will start at 5:30 pm
  • PINK group will start at 5:35 pm
  • CORAL group will start at 5:40 pm

Pizza: (CASH ONLY) Pizza, lemonade, and bottled water will be for sale – $3.00 for 1 slice of pizza and a glass of lemonade, $1.00 for bottled water from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Ice Cream Social: (FREE) Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm courtesy of the PTA

5:00 – 7:30 pm – DJ Toby will be entertaining! Spirit Wear will be for sale!
5:00 – 7:00 pm – PIZZA, lemonade, and bottled water will be for sale.*CASH ONLY
5:30 – 6:15 pm – RAINBOW RUN!!
6:00 – 7:30 pm – 
Children’s Games will be open.
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Ice Cream Social: Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings.*FREE

Rainbow Run –
Families will run loops around the school, you may stop to be sprayed with liquid colors (food coloring and water) as often as you are comfortable. Once your family decides it has done enough running, please head to the tables between the tennis courts and the playground for packets of dry colors (cornstarch and food coloring) that may be tossed on oneself or each other. Families are given 1 packet per paid registration.

*NOTE: The color washes out of most materials but just in case, wear items you aren’t worried about staining so you can enjoy the event to it’s fullest! Depending on how colorful you get, the color may stain your skin, hair, and clothes until finally coming out after a few washes. If you have lighter colored hair you may want to cover up with a hat!

A huge thank you to our sponsors: Sean O’Brien Law, Twilight Home Services, Orange Theory, Riverside Bank, Burlington Realty, Riverside Foods, Athletico

*NOTE: To preserve the color on your t-shirt AFTER the Run, you must treat it with vinegar before washing. For a list of full instructions click on the following link – How to Preserve the Color in Your Rainbow Run T-Shirt

We are looking forward to a fabulous fun-filled night!

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at or Katie Ford at

Picture Day Helpers needed – Tuesday, September 25th

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Parent helpers are needed during Picture Day next Tuesday, September 25th. 

Parent helpers assist the photographer in making sure that pictures are taken in an orderly fashion. Helpers also make sure kids look their best by straightening outfits and smoothing little hairdos. Here are some of the things parent helpers can keep an eye on so every photo turns out great:

  • Clothing: buttons are buttoned and collars lie flat.
  • Accessories: Straighten hair clips and make sure jewelry clasps are behind the neck.
  • Hair and face: Check that hair is neat and noses and faces are clean.

If you’d like to help, please sign-up by clicking on the following button:

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Ms. Gorman at

Blythe Park Spirit Wear Sale!

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It’s time for the annual Blythe Park Spirit Wear Sale!

This year the PTA is offering new designs and items to purchase for yourself and your student!

  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Flannel Pants
  • Umbrella
  • Yard Sign

Spirit wear makes great gifts so please share ordering information with your family and friends who may be looking for gift ideas for your children.

Orders due by Thursday, October 4th.

ONLINE ORDERS – Click on the following button to order online:

Questions? Contact Michelle Pichman at

Calling all dramatic parents – Info meeting next Wednesday!

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Calling all dramatic parents! We are in need of parent volunteers for this year’s Halloween production!

Be a part of a unique Blythe Park tradition! Blythe Park parents/guardians will perform a short play for students during their Halloween celebration on Wednesday, October 31st. (The students love seeing their family members onstage and look forward to the play every year!)

Join us Wednesday September 26 @ 7:00pm in the Blythe Park Auditorium to see how you can help.

Questions? Contact Kelley Migacz at

Don’t miss the Black Top Painting Project on Sept. 28th!

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Volunteer to help paint brightly colored games and activities on the Blythe Park parking lot black top!

This project is coordinated by a local Girl Scout earning her Silver Award. To complete her project she needs adult and student volunteers (5th grade and older only) to help paint stencils of games and activities on the parking lot black top.

*NOTE: Painting supplies, stencils and instruction will be provided.

EVENT – Black Top Painting Project
DATEFriday, September 28th
TIME – 3:30pm

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the Sign Up button below.

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

Save the Date: Stand-Up Comedian Jim Flannigan on Friday, October 19th

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Buy your tickets now to see stand-up comedian Jim Flannigan!

  • DATE – Friday, October 19th
  • LOCATION – Riverside Town Hall
  • Doors will open at 7pm
  • Show will begin a 8:30pm with a comedian opener
  • $4 per glass for beer or wine at the event
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Cost: $25 per ticket *Everyone is welcome! You do not have to have a student at Blythe Park to purchase tickets.

Click on the CheddarUp button below to purchase your tickets now! (There will be a limited number of tickets available.)

Questions? Contact Katie Lorch at

Join the PTA today to receive a school directory!

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Your PTA Membership includes one printed school directory! It’s not too late to join the 2018-2019 Blythe Park PTA!

*NOTE: Directories will be delivered the first week in October.

We hope you’ll join the PTA for the first time or renew your membership. Last year PTA memberships, donations and volunteer hours helped make the following possible:

Assemblies, in-class science demos, author visits, reading and fitness programs, fun lunch, field day, yearbook, science fair, talent show, snowball dance and much more. Become a PTA member today!

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 2018-2019 PTA or make a donation by clicking on the membership button:

Teachers and staff can become members by clicking on the following link: Teacher/Staff PTA Membership

Questions? Please contact Angela Staron at

NEW Subscribers – Sign up for the PTA Newsletter!

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This will be the last PTA newsletter sent to the entire school – If you have not subscribed and would like to continue receiving the weekly newsletter, Blythe Park PTA Happenings, become a subscriber TODAY!

The Blythe Park PTA Happenings is a weekly newsletter to notify subscribers of upcoming Blythe Park events, classes, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities (including library readers) and much more!

NEW Subscribers – Click on the following link:

*NOTE: After subscribing, you must accept the confirmation sent to your email (it may be sent to your junk mail folder). Also, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Questions? Contact Amy Wysocki at