Blythe Park General PTA Meeting- Tonight February 16th, 7 PM

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This month’s PTA meeting is  Tuesday, Feb 17th at 7 PM on Zoom. Please join us to hear about upcoming events.

Trivia Night! February 20th, 2021 4:00pm – 6:00PM

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Join us on February 20th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm for Trivia Night.

We can’t wait to have you join us for a FREE fun-filled night of Disney Trivia hosted by Dan with Chicago Trivia Guys. Your family has a chance to win these prizes – spirit wear, t-shirts, and magnets!

  • The questions will cover all things Disney: theme parks, animated movies, live-action movies, Disney Channel Series, Disney Channel Original movies, and Pixar. Disney has owned Winnie the Pooh since the 1960s and The Muppets since 2004, so there might be a question about one of those.
  • There will be a question about movies that have appeared on Disney+.
  • There will be no questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars. Those are separate themes in themselves.

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Anyone can join the 50/50 raffle! Tickets are $5.00 each. Feel free to share the raffle with friends, family, and neighbors! Please let them know the scheduled trivia event is only for Blythe park families.

The PTA wants you to help us make a difference!

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We can make a difference together! The Blythe Park PTA is looking for members who are interested in serving on the 2019-2020 Executive Board. PTA Leadership positions are a great opportunity to help make decisions that enhance your child’s educational experience!  

The Blythe Park PTA is looking for PTA members who are interested in serving on the 2021-2022 Executive Board

Completed application forms must be submitted to the Blythe Park office or emailed to Blytheparkpta@yahoo.com by Friday, March 5th.

Applications can be obtained by clicking on the following link: PTA Executive Board Application 2021-2022

2021-2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS –
Listed below are the 2021-2022 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 and no person can serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position (unless otherwise noted). 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 officeholders seeking a second term in the same position, officeholders 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.

2021 NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

  • Julie Avina – Chair
  • Jill Crist
  • Helen Lee
  • Molly Morrell
  • Amanda Hagins

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 2021 PTA General Membership meeting.

If interested – please submit a completed application form to the Blythe Park Office by Friday, March 5th. If more than one position interests you, please designate which position is your first choice. 

Questions? Contact us at blytheparkpta@yahoo.com

Show Us Your Spirit!

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Friday, February 26th, 2021 is Spirit Day! Show off your pride for our Blythe Park Bulldogs! We encourage all students, parents, and teachers to wear their Spirit Wear on this day! Please take a screenshot and email it to Blytheparkpta@yahoo.com for our yearbook!

Join us, January 19th at 7:00 PM with Martha Ryan-Toye.

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Martha Ryan-Toye will be attending our next PTA Meeting to explain how the test works and answer any questions you may have regarding the saliva testing program. While this screening is not mandatory, we do believe that high levels of participation increase our overall sense of safety in the schools. We currently have approximately 50-65% of our students participating (with some variability between schools). If you have not already done so, please consider submitting a consent form and participating in this screening process.

We have attached the waiver for you to send to the school, should you want to be a part of this program. A zoom link to the meeting will be posted before Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.

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Start the New Year off right with Blythe Park Spirit Wear, SALES END FRIDAY, JANUARY 22!

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Check out the cool Bulldog gear for kids and families. Time to show off your Blythe Park Pride. Check out our order page for more cool stuff!

We’ve got to get your gear to you – That means additional orders will NOT be accepted after the sales deadline of Friday, January 22nd.

Volunteers needed to serve on this year’s Nominating Committee

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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 2021-2022 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 Julie Avina at blytheparkpta@yahoo.com

Teacher and Staff Holiday Collection- THANK YOU!!!

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Thank you to all the families who donated to the 2020 Teacher holiday fund. Our teachers and staff members were taken aback by all of your kindness during this difficult time. All of the staff was given Amazon gift cards.

School Lunch Program – EXTENDED

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Any student at Blythe Park may participate. We encourage you to take advantage of this program while it is offered through June.

As of September 1, 2020, the USDA announced all children under 19 years of age are eligible for free meals. Good News!
The USDA announced that it will extend serving free meals to all children through June 30th, 2021.

Lunch will be available for pickup at dismissal at every school. In addition, district-wide lunch pick-up is at Hauser Junior High, outside door number 5 between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. (walk-up site only, no cars). We encourage families to sign up for lunch. The district developed a sign-up sheet with days listed two weeks in advance. Signing up for lunch will help the logistics of the program. 

 Click here to sign up. No income requirements are needed. Once you click on submit, you will receive an email confirming the days you signed up for. 

Check out our new Facebook Group!

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We are going to start posting events and other information in our new Facebook group. Please click below to join us for current events.