Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Volunteers/Food Donations Needed

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We’re looking for volunteers and food donations for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, May 7th-11th.

The following slots are still available

  • Clean-up volunteers for Staff Breakfast (May 8) and Staff Lunch (May 11)
  • Food donations for Staff Breakfast (breakfast casserole, breakfast potato dish), Staff Lunch (side dishes) and “Cake Walk” (cake)

Click on the sign up button to help out:

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Questions? Contact Karen Magee at 708-415-3979 or karen@mageehome.com

Teacher Appreciation Week Committee –
Karen Magee, Jessica O’Brien, Jill Crist, Jen Pisano, Julie Avina

Student Garden Club meets Tuesday and Thursday.

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The Blythe Park Garden Club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students will meet this Tuesday and Thursday from 11:25am – 12:15pm in Mrs. Bryan’s room.

Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Sayre will help students research flowers and plants for the Blythe Park Butterfly Garden. Students will be weeding and planting the garden!

*NOTE: Remember to bring your lunch.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org

HighTouch HighTech classroom science demonstrations Tuesday!

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This Tuesday, HighTouch HighTech scientists will bring fun science experiments to Blythe Park classrooms. *Sponsored by the PTA.

Hands-on science experiments will allow students to make direct observations, manipulate materials and equipment, and develop an understanding of how science applies to daily life.

Each classroom will be experimenting with the following topics:

  • KindergartenLet’s Make Sense: Exploring our 5 senses. Discovering how much we rely on our senses.
  • 1st GradeDig It: Learning about gems, rocks, and minerals and where they come from. Uncovering the mysteries of rock formation and crystalline structure. Panning for real gems. Classifying gems and finding out why they are precious.
  • 2nd Grade – Extreme Scene: Learning about the earth’s extreme environments. Learning about deserts and how animals and plants adapt to harsh climates. Learning about arctic biomes and how animals stay warm. Making things glow with bioluminescence.
  • 3rd GradeMatter Matters: Discovering all states of matter including plasma. Exploring evaporation rates and the cool journey from liquid to gas. Discovering liquid densities.
  • 4th Grade – Globs, Goo, and Guts: Making all kinds of icky sticky stuff. Hands-on look at real cow guts. Learning the systems of the body, and finding out what makes us tick.
  • 5th GradeiCool: Learning about mechanical and electrical engineering. Building prototypes and designing a mechanical grabber, bug bots, and hover crafts.

PTA Sponsored Assembly this WEDNESDAY at 9:30am.

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There will be a PTA sponsored Assembly this Wednesday, April 25th at 9:30am, outdoors (weather permitting).

Matt Wilhelm, a BMX bike rider and motivational speaker, will be entertaining and educating Blythe Park students with BMX bike tricks and his own inspiring stories of beating the odds to becoming a BMX National Champion.

Kids can apply his messages about respect, responsibility, and resilience to their own everyday lives.

*Parents are welcome to attend.

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

Register your student for the Science Fair today!

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Register your student for the PTA Science Fair held on Thursday, April 26th at 5:30pm (prior to Spring Open House).

TO REGISTER click on the following button –

Sign Up!

Need to Know Details –

  • Students will conduct their own science experiments and create their display board at home.
  • Students may work individually or in a group of no more than two students.
  • Each student’s display will be setup on a card table in the gym.
  • There will be no judging.
  • Participation is optional.
  • Each student will receive a participation award.

Display Boards Available –
Half-size display boards will be available for purchase in the office from the PTA for $2.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Cardio Kids – Volunteer spots available.

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Volunteer spots for parent/guardian helpers are available Wednesdays and Thursdays for Cardio Kids.

Helpers can sign-up to hand out lap markers or patrol the course to ensure student safety.

If interested, please click on the following sign-up button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

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

Spring Open House is this Thursday.

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Parents and children are welcome to attend Blythe Park’s Spring Open House this Thursday, April 26th.

The evening will start with the Science Fair from 5:30-6:30pm in the gym followed by visiting your child’s classroom.

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade: Open House Schedule –

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Science Fair (gymnasium)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Kindergarten – 5th Grade Open House
  • 7:15 pm – Fifth Grade Tug-of-War (amphitheater)

Early Learner: Open House Schedule –

  • 5:45 pm – Early Learner Singing Performance (auditorium)
  • 5:45 – 6:45 pm – Early Learner Open House

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

Save the Date: May 17th – ACES Walk and Cardio Kids Final Run

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The Blythe Park annual Gail Goletz ACES Walk (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) and Cardio Kids Final Run will take place on Thursday, May 17th.

*Additional information will be posted closer to the event.

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

The Student Garden Club will have it’s first meeting TOMORROW, April 17th.

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The Blythe Park Garden Club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students will have it’s first meeting TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 17th) from 11:25am – 12:15pm in Mrs. Bryan’s room.

Meetings will take place in April on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
April 17, 19, 24, 26

Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Sayre will help students research flowers and plants for the Blythe Park Butterfly Garden. Students will be weeding and planting the garden!

*NOTE: Remember to bring your lunch.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org

Volunteers needed for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

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We’re looking for volunteers for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Click on one of the following buttons to help out.

  • Decorating – Signup deadline to help decorate is TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 17th)
    The Appreciation Committee and room parents will be decorating Blythe Park for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week on Friday, May 4th from 3:15pm-5:15pm. Please click on the following button to help decorate:

  • Volunteers May 7th-11th – Set-up, Servers, Clean-up, Food/Cake Donations
    We’re also looking for set-up, servers, clean-up volunteers and cake/food donations  for “Cake Walks”, Staff Breakfast and Staff Luncheon. Please click on the candy button to volunteer:

Questions? Contact Karen Magee at 708-415-3979 or karen@mageehome.com

Teacher Appreciation Week Committee –
Karen Magee, Jessica O’Brien, Jill Crist, Jen Pisano, Julie Avina

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7th-11th