Hot Lunch reservations due 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, February 23rd. 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, February 21st.

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

Box Tops Contest – Collection sheets due Friday!

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The class with the highest number of valid Box Tops submitted through THIS Friday, February 23rd 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 students name/grade 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!!

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sarah@theisaacsons.org

Blythe Park Spirit Day is this Friday!

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This Friday, February 23rd, is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! 

Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

Talent Show – Dress Rehearsal is next Wednesday, Feb. 28th

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The Talent Show Dress Rehearsal is next Wednesday, February 28th from 3:00-4:30pm.

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

The Talent Show will be held on Thursday, March 1st at 7pm.

Questions? Contact Mary Smith 708-447-7436

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

SAVE THE DATE – Spa Day Fundraiser, April 22nd

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Support Blythe Park School and treat yourself at the Spa Day Fundraiser!

WHERE: Brennan Massage and Spa, Brookfield
WHEN: Sunday, April 22nd, sessions held from 4-8pm
COST: $50 per person for mini massages and mini facials, refreshments served

*Over 50% will be donated back to Blythe Park!

Additional details will be posted closer to the event date.

2018-2019 PTA Executive Board applications due March 1st.

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The Blythe Park PTA is looking for members who are interested in serving on the 2018-2019 Executive BoardPTA leadership positions are a great opportunity to help make decisions that enhance your child’s educational experience!

2018-2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS:
Listed below are the 2018-2019 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. No person can serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position. 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 office holders seeking a second term in the same position, office holders 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.

2018 NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

  • Karen Magee – Chair
  • Gretchen Lupfer
  • Angela Staron
  • Kelley Migacz
  • Jill Crist
  • Maria D’Amico – Alternate

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 2018 PTA General Membership meeting.

If interested – Please submit a completed application form to the Blythe Park Office by Thursday, March 1st. If more than one position interests you, please designate which position is your first choice. Applications can be obtained from the office or by clicking on the following link: PTA Executive Board Application 2018-2019

Questions? Please contact Maria D’Amico at (773)230-9205 or vmariadg@gmail.com

PTA Bylaws Update and Standing Rules Amendment

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FOR REVEW –

PTA BYLAWS 2018-2019
To keep our PTA in good standing, bylaws must be updated and submitted every two years. Click on the following link to view a copy of the updated Bylaws: Blythe Park PTA Bylaws 2018-2019


PTA STANDING RULES 2018-2019 – AMENDMENT
The following standing rule amendment was proposed and will be voted on at the general membership meeting on March 13th at 7pm:

Privacy Policy
Published member information in the directory is intended to facilitate communication between members. Use beyond this stated purpose, whether commercial in nature or otherwise, (including sale, solicitation, promotion, market research, surveying, etc.) is prohibited.

Click on the following link to view a full copy of the Standing Rules: Blythe Park PTA Standing Rules

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

PTA – Meeting, Bylaws and Standing Rules

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PTA MEETING – TUESDAY, 8:30am
This month’s PTA meeting is tomorrow Tuesday, February 13th at 8:30am 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


PTA BYLAWS 2018-2019
To keep our PTA in good standing, bylaws must be updated and submitted every two years.  The bylaws have
been updated and are attached for general membership review.  The General Membership has 30 days to review the bylaws. The updated bylaws will be voted on during our general membership meeting on March 13th at 7pm.

Click on the following link to view a copy of the Bylaws: Blythe Park PTA Bylaws 2018-2019


PTA STANDING RULES 2018-2019 – AMENDMENT
The following standing rule amendment was proposed and will be voted on at the general membership meeting on March 13th at 7pm:

Privacy Policy
Published member information in the directory is intended to facilitate communication between members. Use beyond this stated purpose, whether commercial in nature or otherwise, (including sale, solicitation, promotion, market research, surveying, etc.) is prohibited.

Click on the following link to view a full copy of the Standing Rules: Blythe Park PTA Standing Rules

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

Fun Lunch rescheduled for this Thursday!

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Blythe Park PTA has rescheduled Fun Lunch for this Thursday, February 15th! The PTA will serve all students lunch at no cost to their families.

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.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com