Rainbow Run T-Shirts and Schedule of Events

Posted by admin on September 22, 2017 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Rainbow Run shirts will be coming home TODAY!! Each family’s shirts will be bundled together and sent home with their eldest child at Blythe.

Save the colored band holding the shirts together!! This colored band indicates which group your family will run in.

*NOTE – To preserve the color on your t-shirt after the Run, you must treat it with vinegar BEFORE washing. For a list of full instructions click on the following link – How to Preserve the Color in Your Rainbow Run T-Shirt

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm –DJ Toby will be entertaining and keeping the fun going!
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Pizza, lemonade, and bottled water will be for sale: $3.00 for 1 slice of pizza and a glass of lemonade, $1.00 for bottled water
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Raffle tickets will be for sale for teacher experiences: Teacher Raffle Items 2017
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm – RAINBOW RUN!!

Start times for groups are as follows-
  • BLUE group will start at 5:30 pm
  • CORAL group will start at 5:35 pm
  • PURPLE group will start at 5:40 pm

Families will run loops around the school, you may stop to be sprayed with liquid colors (food coloring and water) as often as you are comfortable. Once your family decides it has done enough running, please head to the tables between the tennis courts and the playground for packets of dry colors (cornstarch and food coloring) that may be tossed on oneself or each other. Families are given 1 packet per paid registration.

*NOTE: The color washes out of most materials but just in case, wear items you aren’t worried about staining so you can enjoy the event to it’s fullest! Depending on how colorful you get, the color may stain your skin, hair, and clothes until finally coming out after a few washes. If you have lighter colored hair you may want to cover up with a hat!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Children’s Games will be open.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Ice Cream Social: Come enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Athletico, Mike Adelsbach – State Farm, Oak Park Animal Hospital, and Burlington Realty!

We are looking forward to a fabulous fun-filled night!

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at kingr@district96.org or Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Picture Day Helpers needed – Tuesday, September 26th

Posted by admin on September 19, 2017 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Parent helpers are needed during Picture Day next Tuesday, September 26th. 

Parent helpers assist the photographer in making sure that pictures are taken in an orderly fashion. Helpers also make sure kids look their best by straightening outfits and smoothing little hairdos. Here are some of the things parent helpers can keep an eye on so every photo turns out great:

  • Clothing: buttons are buttoned and collars lie flat.
  • Accessories: Straighten hair clips and make sure jewelry clasps are behind the neck.
  • Hair and face: Check that hair is neat and noses and faces are clean.

If you’d like to help, please sign-up by clicking on the following button:

Sign Up Now!

Questions? Contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com

Teacher Raffle this week only!

Posted by admin on September 18, 2017 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

The Blythe Park Teachers and Staff have generously donated raffle items for the students as part of the Blythe Park Rainbow Run Fundraiser. All funds raised will help the PTA support ongoing programs such as author visits, assemblies and more.

Students have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets BEFORE and AFTER school this week AND at the Rainbow Run this Friday. The more tickets you buy for each item, the better your chances to win! Students may buy more than one raffle ticket per item and buy tickets for as many items as they like.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 18th – Friday, Sept. 22nd
*Purchase tickets before and after school and at the Rainbow Run.

COST (cash only): One ticket for $1, Six tickets for $5
*NOTE – Parents of younger students, please indicate which raffle item your student is buying tickets for on an envelope with cash enclosed.

RAFFLE ITEMS: Click on the following link to view raffle items – Teacher Raffle Items 2017
*Raffle is open to Blythe Park students only.

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at kingr@district96.org or Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Yoga and TaeKwonDo Classes – Openings are still available in Session 1

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There are still openings available in Session One of the Kids Yoga and Kids TaeKwonDo classes. Registration for Session 1 will close this week.

*NO single class passes will be available this year. You must register for the entire session.

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit):

Questions? Contact Katie Lorch at katielorch@gmail.com


Kids Yoga
Stephanie Roldan from Blissful Owl bring KIDS Yoga back to Blythe Park. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 3:00-3:45pm in the Blythe Park Gym for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

*NOTE: NO single class passes will be available this year. You must sign up for the entire session. (Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.)

Session 1
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
September 13th – October 25th (7 weeks)
$70

Session 2
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
November 1st – December 13th (6 weeks, no class 11/22)
$60


Kids TaeKwonDo
Vinson Villena, owner of Flying V Athletic Center, is bringing TaeKwonDo back to Blythe Park. Classes will be held 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.

*NOTE: NO single class passes will be available this year. You must sign up for the entire session. (Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.)

Session 1
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
September 14th – October 26th (7 weeks)
$70

Session 2
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks, no class 11/23)
$60

Rainbow Run is this Friday, Sept. 22nd – Check-in at 5pm

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The Rainbow Run will take place this Friday, September 22nd. Check-in is at 5pm.

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 5:30pm. 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.”

Family Fun Night – after the Rainbow Run
After the Run, stay for the Ice Cream Social (6:30-7:30pm), music, dancing, games and tons of other fun activities for everyone to enjoy. *Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

This year’s Rainbow Run is sponsored by –

  • Oak Park Animal Hospital
  • Athletico
  • Mike Adelsbach, State Farm
  • Burlington Realty

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at kingr@district96.org or Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

The first Hot Lunch will take place next Friday, September 29th. Make your reservation now!

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

On Friday, September 29th, Blythe Park PTA will be holding the first Hot Lunch Fundraiser for the year. The menu will include: slice of cheese pizza, seasonal fruit, a treat and a drink. The cost per child is $5.00. Similar to last year, you will be able to pay for the entire year or single lunches.

Reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 27th.

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

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

Kids Yoga and Kids TaeKwonDo classes start THIS week.

Posted by admin on September 11, 2017 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Kids Yoga and Kids TaeKwonDo classes start this week. Register for Session 1 by Tuesday, September 12th. 

*NO single class passes will be available this year. You must register for the entire session.

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit):

Questions? Contact Katie Lorch at katielorch@gmail.com


Kids Yoga
Stephanie Roldan from Blissful Owl bring KIDS Yoga back to Blythe Park. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 3:00-3:45pm in the Blythe Park Gym for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

*NOTE: NO single class passes will be available this year. You must sign up for the entire session. (Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.)

Session 1
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
September 13th – October 25th (7 weeks)
$70

Session 2
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
November 1st – December 13th (6 weeks, no class 11/22)
$60


Kids TaeKwonDo
Vinson Villena, owner of Flying V Athletic Center, is bringing TaeKwonDo back to Blythe Park. Classes will be held 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.

*NOTE: NO single class passes will be available this year. You must sign up for the entire session. (Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.)

Session 1
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
September 14th – October 26th (7 weeks)
$70

Session 2
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks, no class 11/23)
$60

District 96 Choir practice start tomorrow!

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

The Choir meets on Tuesdays in the Central School Music Room and is looking for members for the 2017-2018 school year  – District 96 Chorus Flyer 2017

Click the following link to enroll online: Online D96 Chorus Enrollment Form 2017

The first rehearsal will be held tomorrow!
WHEN: Tuesday, September 12th from 3:20pm-4:00pm
WHERE: 
Central School Music Room (Map: Drop-Off Location)

SCHEDULE: Click on the following link – Chorus Schedule Fall 2017

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

Last day to order Blythe Park Spirit Wear – Friday, September 15th

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The last day to order Blythe Park Spirit Wear is THIS Friday, September 15th!

If you’re new to Blythe Park School or have not purchased spirit wear in the past, please consider taking a look and making a purchase for either yourself or your student…. shirts/sweats/hoodies/water bottles in school colors with Blythe Park logos.

Spirit wear makes great gifts so please share ordering information with your family and friends who may be looking for gift ideas for your children.

Orders are due by Friday, September 15th.

Click on the following button to order your spirit wear online:

Questions? Contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com

Fall Parent Night is this Thursday, September 14th.

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Fall Parent Night is this Thursday, September 14th beginning in the auditorium with a presentation by Principal Casimira Gorman. After her presentation, parents will head to their child’s classroom for a presentation by their teacher.

Fall Parent Night (each session starts in Blythe auditorium) –
Early Childhood: 5:45pm – 7:15pm
Kindergarten – 5th Grade: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

*Please note, this is an evening for parents only.