Countdown to Summer!

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We’re in the home stretch! Let’s have some extra fun the last week of the school year.

Come to school dressed to celebrate the following theme days:

  • Tuesday, June 5th – “Lazy Hair Day”: Come to school with your bed head!
  • Wednesday, June 6th – “Hat Day”: Wear your favorite hat to school.
  • Thursday, June 7th – “A Rainbow of Color”: Wear your t-shirt color for Field Day! *Click on the following link to view K-5th Grade team colors: Field Day Teams 2018

Click the link to view the Countdown Flyer – Blythe Park’s Countdown to Summer Flyer

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

Field Day is THURSDAY! *Students should wear their team color.

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Please have your K-5th Grade student wear a t-shirt representing their team color on Field Day (Thursday, June 7th).  Please take a look at the attached list for your K-5th Graders’ team: Field Day Teams 2018

EVENT SCHEDULE, Thursday, June 7th:

  • Rainbow Run Rally – 8:20am
  • Field Day Games – 8:45am–10:45am
  • Rain Gutter Regatta FINALS – 10:45am
  • Lunch/Recess – 11:25am–12:20pm
    Please make sure to send your child with a lunch. Milk will be available. The PTA will be supplying a sweet treat. Students will eat lunch in the amphitheater. *NOTE: Kindergarten and Early Learners are welcome to attend with an adult.
  • Clap Out – 2:45pm
    Return in the afternoon to help the entire school clap out the 5th Grade class!! All Blythe Park families are welcome to meet with students and staff in the amphitheater for this fun and bittersweet event!

*VOLUNTEERS: Field Day Volunteers will be sent an email with instructions on Wednesday.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Volunteers Needed – Rainbow Run Committee and PTA Audit Committee

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Rainbow Run Committee volunteers are needed!

The 2018 Blythe Park Rainbow Run will take place on Friday, September 21st and the PTA is looking for committee volunteers to help plan this exciting event!

The following Rainbow Run Committee positions are available

  • Find sponsors for the Rainbow Run
  • Organize games and buy prizes
  • Organize volunteers to decorate on the day of the event
  • Order pizza

TO VOLUNTEER or for more information – Please contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com or Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com


The PTA is looking for volunteers for the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee will review bank statements and the Treasurer’s records and complete a one page audit form. This committee requires three volunteers (a background in business or finance is helpful but not necessary).

Committee responsibility is one day at the end of June or early July.

If interested, please contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com

3rd Grade wins Box Tops contest!

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Thank you Blythe Park families for your participation in the Box Tops Program at school!!

The competition was close, but the winner of the popsicle party is 3rd Grade!!

3rd Grade= 399
EL AM/PM = 377
5th Grade = 194
Kindergarten = 110
2nd Grade = 73
4th Grade = 72
1st Grade = 43

TOTAL Box Tops 1,269 = $126.90 raised for Blythe Park School!!

*NOTE: Only valid/unexpired Box Tops are counted towards the contest totals. Unfortunately, 98 expired Box Tops were turned in and were NOT added to the totals, so make sure to check those expiration dates! Also, the Labels for Education were not counted towards contest totals (and are no longer collected at the school).

Congratulations to all students on your efforts to raise money for Blythe Park!! Please continue to clip those Box Tops and turn them in to school at any time!

Questions? Please contact Sarah Isaacson at sarah@theisaacsons.org

The Garden Club needs your help this summer!

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Sign up to water and weed the Blythe Park gardens over the summer!

If you’d like to help maintain the gardens at Blythe Park, please sign up to water and weed the Blythe Park Prairie and Butterfly Gardens for a week over the summer.

TO VOLUNTEER – There will be a signup table at Field Day (on June 7th) OR send an email to Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org

Save the Date – Rainbow Run on Friday, September 21st

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The Blythe Park Rainbow Run is a one of a kind experience that’s about having fun with your friends and family! The Run will take place on Friday, September 21st.

How does it work?
Wear your Blythe Park Rainbow Run T-shirt (t-shirts will be distributed several days before the run.) The Run will start at 5:00pm. Participants will run laps around Blythe Park school, past stations where they will be sprayed by color (food coloring and water) to decorate their t-shirts. By the end of the run, everyone will be wearing their own original “masterpiece of art.”

Rainbow Run Registration – Registration will open at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

Family Fun Night – after the Rainbow Run
After the Run, stay for the Ice Cream Social, music, dancing, games and tons of other fun activities for everyone to enjoy. *Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

Become a Sponsor for the Rainbow Run
Local business owners – Consider sponsoring Blythe Park’s annual Rainbow Run! Your logo will be printed on the event t-shirts and the PTA will recognize your generosity through our event materials. For more information, please contact Angela Staron for sponsorship details at blytheparkpta1stvp@gmail.com

Become a Sponsor for the Blythe Park Rainbow Run!

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Attention local business owners –

Please consider showing your support for our outstanding Blythe Park students through sponsorship of our annual Blythe Park Rainbow Run on Friday, September 21st.

Runners (students and family members) will wear special t-shirts featuring your company’s logo as they are showered with color at every turn.

This festive, high-energy back-to-school celebration will begin at 5:00pm with dancing, games, and an Ice Cream Social to follow. We would be grateful for your sponsorship and will recognize your generosity through event materials.

CONTACT – Please contact Angela Staron for details at blytheparkpta1stvp@gmail.com

 

Consider becoming a 2018-19 PTA Chair, Co-Chair or Committee Volunteer.

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The PTA is looking for Chair, Co-Chair, and Committee volunteers for the 2018-19 school year!

Click on the volunteer button to see the list of events and fundraisers available. Dates and descriptions are included in the sign-up form, so take a look and check your calendars!

*NOTE: Sign-ups for general volunteers will be posted closer to event dates. Room Parent sign-up will also be sent separately.

Questions? If you have any questions or are volunteering to chair for the first time and would like more information, please contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com or Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

It’s not too late to order 2018-19 School Supply Kits.

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You can still take advantage of the convenience of ordering your school supplies online and have them shipped directly to your home. 

All class supply lists (Kindergarten thru 5th Grade) are available for purchase online from The Write Stuff until August 1st.

*NOTERegular pricing and shipping rates to home apply. 

Online Ordering Instructions

1) Go to www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/blythe
2) Select grade level.
3) Select “boy” or “girl” kit within grade level.
4) Enter student name. *NOTE: Item quantities can be changed if you already have an item in the kit.
5) Follow prompts to check out.
6) Save and print email confirmation for your records.

Questions? Contact The Write Stuff at 1-800-871-8546 OR contact@write-stuff.com
*Phone orders are also accepted.

2018-2019 PTA Membership – Join Today!

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Join the 2018-2019 Blythe Park PTA TODAY!
We hope you will join the PTA for the first time or renew your membership. Joining will not only benefit your children and all Blythe Park students, it will help your family connect to teachers, other parents, and all the great events happening at our school and in our district.

Every year, many parents are generous with their time, resources and talents. The PTA can’t thank you enough for your participation. We hope you will join once again, attend meetings and volunteer as often as you can. While our small school atmosphere is wonderful for our kids, it also means that we do need help, ideas, and support from all our families.

*Note: PTA Membership also includes one printed PTA School Directory per paid membership.

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. We aim for 100% participation from families at any level you are comfortable with. We have a suggested donation amount of $100 per family if you are able to give at that amount. The PTA appreciates your time, generosity and all you do to enhance our students’ Blythe Park School experience. We look forward to working with you next year.

JOIN the 2018-2019 PTA today by clicking on the membership button:

Questions? Please contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com