Volunteers needed for Fun Lunch – Friday, February 9th

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Blythe Park PTA Fun Lunch is Friday, February 9th! The PTA will serve all students lunch at no cost to their families.

To make this event a success, we’re looking for volunteers to help setup, cook, serve, and cleanup.

TO VOLUNTEER, please click on the Signup button below:

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This year’s theme is “You Are My SUNSHINE”. The menu will feature homemade macaroni and cheese, plain noodles, oranges, carrots, orange sherbet, crystal light and water.

Early Learners and Kindergarteners are invited to join us for lunch too! **Each early learner and kindergartener must be accompanied by an adult guardian. A flyer will be sent home with an RSVP form.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Show off your talent in the Blythe Park PTA Talent Show on Thursday, March 1st.

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This year’s Talent Show will be held on Thursday, March 1st at 7pm with a mandatory dress rehearsal on Wednesday, February 28th from 3:00pm-4:30pm.

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 needs to 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.

Participants will be asked to present their act to the Talent Show Committee the week of February 12th during their lunchtime. *Participants will be notified of their specific presentation date.

Permission Slip – Each talent show participant MUST fill out the following registration form and permission slip: Talent Show Permission Slip 2018

*Note: The permission slip will also be sent home in student backpacks this week.

Questions? Contact Mary Smith 708-447-7436

PTA Meeting TOMORROW at 7:00pm

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This month’s PTA meeting is Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm in the lunch room. Please join us to hear about upcoming events.

The meeting minutes, agenda and treasurer’s report can be reviewed by clicking on the following links:

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com


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

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 2018-2019 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 Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com

District 96 Choir for 4th and 5th Grade starts TOMORROW.

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Does your 4th or 5th grade student enjoy singing? Have them join the Spring District 96 Choir!

The Choir meets on Tuesdays in the Central School Music Room and is looking for members for Spring 2018. Choir practice will begin this Tuesday, January 23rd – Chorus Flyer Spring 2018

Click the following link to enroll online: ONLINE Chorus Enrollment Form Spring 2018

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lauritsen at lauritsenj@district96.org or Bill Howes at howesw@district96.org

Hot Lunch reservations due by Wednesday.

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Treat your kid(s) to a hot lunch and treat yourself to a day off from packing lunches!

Hot Lunch is this Friday, January 26th. The menu will include: a slice of cheese pizza, seasonal fruit, a treat and a drink. The cost per child is $5.00. (You can pay for the remainder of the year or single lunches.)

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit). Reservation deadline is this WEDNESDAY, January 24th.

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.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

TaeKwonDo classes start THIS week – Yoga classes start next week.

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Registration is open for SESSION 3 TaeKwonDo and Yoga classes. 

  • TaeKwonDo – Classes start THIS Thursday, January 25th.
  • Yoga – Classes start NEXT Wednesday, January 31st.

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


Kids TaeKwonDo
Vinson Villena, owner of Flying V Athletic Center, will hold TaeKwonDo classes every Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm in the Blythe Park Gym for all students in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Uniform (Dobuk) is optional. Purchase information will be handed out during class.

Session 3
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
January 25th – March 22nd (9 weeks)
$90

Questions? Contact Julie Laube at (708)447-8722 or jlaube@laubecompanies.com


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

Session 3
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
January 31st – March 21st (8 weeks)
$80

Blythe Park Spirit Day is this Friday!

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This Friday, January 26th, is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! 

Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

Library Reader/Helper volunteer spots available!

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Volunteer spots are available 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 have the opportunity to read to the students.

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

Wednesdays
Kindergarten: 8:40 – 9:00am
1st Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
2nd Grade: 2:20 – 2:50pm

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

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com or Patty Prodanich at prodanichp@district96.org

Box Tops Contest! Help your child’s class win a pizza party.

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The class with the highest number of valid Box Tops submitted through February 23rd will win a Pizza Party for their class!

  • Box Tops can be turned in to the office at any time either on collection sheets or in a baggie/envelope with the students name and grade: 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!!

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sarah@theisaacsons.org

You can make a difference by filling out the 5Essentials Survey!

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Your participation in the parent portion of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will help District 96 understand the conditions at Blythe Park and help guide improvement. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete! 

TO TAKE THE SURVEY, click on the following link and select the appropriate survey to begin: 5Essentials Survey

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

Questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu