Blythe Park General PTA Meeting

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This month’s PTA meeting is  Tuesday, September 22 at 7 PM on Zoom. Please join us to hear about upcoming events. Meeting agenda to follow. Below are links to the agenda, audit report, and the proposed budget.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 783 7831 1743
Passcode: 369190

Questions? Contact Sarah Leone at smrios10@gmail.com

Family BINGO Night!

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ATTN! Thursday we will be sending home Bingo cards to each student. If you are remote, contact us and we will set up a pick for the BINGO cards. Play BINGO from the comfort of your own home! We will provide you with the cards, all you need is your markers! Markers can be coins, game pieces, legos, or whatever you have that fits in the squares. Wait till you see our fun prizes!!

Friday, September 25, at 7 pm. Please sign up via Sign Up Genius for your Zoom link to play!

Join the 2020-2021 Blythe Park PTA TODAY!

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We hope you will join the PTA for the first time or renew your membership.

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. 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.

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.

JOIN the 2020-2021 PTA or make a Direct Donation by clicking on the membership button:

The preferred method of payment is Cheddar Up. If paying by check, consider using e-check through Cheddar up or make a check payable to Blythe Park PTA.

*NOTE: Families to make a $100 Direct Donation will receive a Blythe Park umbrella (while supplies last). Sorry, we have run out of umbrellas. We have a water bottle with our Bulldog. Go Bulldogs!

Questions? Contact Jill Crist at chicagolmt@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed – Yearbook & Spiritwear

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Are you interested in helping to document this school year?  The PTA is looking for a co-chair for the Blythe Park Yearbook.  The yearbook includes wonderful memories not only in the form of photos but also stories, poems, and interviews all written by Blythe Park students.  Yearbooks are provided to all students and paid for by the PTA. 

Do you love your Blythe Park spirit wear and want to be involved in what is offered this year?  You can be the contact for our new spirit wear vendor.

Contact Jill Crist for more information.

Virtual Author Visit

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Our Fall author visit has been canceled. However, Aaron Renyolds of Creepy Carrots and Nerdy Birdie sent us the following message:

Hey there!

So bummed that we’re having to postpone our author visit this fall! I know you and your kids and teachers are as well. To help soften the blow, I’ve created this video, so that they can hear it directly from me. Please feel free to play this for them, share it, across the school, and use it in any way that benefits you.

Can’t wait until things are normal again and I can visit in person. Until then, know that you are a rock star and I’m cheering you on for all your efforts, flexibility, and perseverance during these times!

Here’s the link:

Family Yoga!

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Family yoga with Stephanie Roldan of Blissful Owl.  This 45-minute outdoor family fitness class will include movement, yoga/stretching, mindfulness in nature, storytime yoga, and a family bonding experience for all. Please bring your own water bottles, yoga mats/beach towels/family blanket, and masks for children and adults older than 2 years of age. Masks are not required once the family is settled upon their own mat/blanket at a socially appropriate distance.   You will receive a waiver via email after you have signed up.   Waivers must be signed and returned prior to the event.  Contact Jill Crist with questions.  

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 (rain date 10/8 or Zoom if 10/8 is a rainout)

Time: 5:45pm

Location: Blythe Park Amphitheater

Cost: $25 per family 

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people. – Annie Leibovitz

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Dear Parents (remote and hybrid),

We saw a lot of you taking photos documenting the first day of school. Please share your photos with us. We would love to use them for the yearbook. Any photos you take in regards to Blythe activities we would love to have. Please email them to blytheparkpta@yahoo.com with the subject line ‘Photos’.

Collect Box Tops to help Blythe Park PTA earn $$

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Box Tops is a great way to donate to Blythe Park PTA through products you already purchase. Each Box Top you collect is worth 10 cents to our school. Click to view the list of participating products: Box Tops for Education Participating Products

Starting this year, the Box Tops program has gone digital! Download the Box Top App to send your Tops to Blythe Park without clipping, bagging or bundling. Simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and twice a year Blythe Park PTA will receive scanned online.

  • Click below to download the app:
  • Choose Blythe Park Elementary as your school
  • Scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase

Traditional Box Tops are still accepted. – If you have traditional Box Tops or purchase new items with traditional Tops, you can still clip (*unexpired only) and hold on to them for now. We’ll announce details on how to turn them in, in the future.

Welcome Back! A letter from our PTA President Sarah Leone

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Dear Blythe Park Parents:
Welcome to our new families and welcome back to our returning families! I am honored to be serving as your PTA President for the 2020-2021 school year. I am excited to be working with a very talented group of Executive
Board Members and Committee Chairs to support our incredible staff as they continue to offer our students the best possible learning experience.
Blythe Park is a wonderful place, due in part to the very active roles parents play. We hope that our new parents join in and returning families continue to stay engaged. We want you to know that your contributions to our PTA
make a difference in the lives of our students. Blythe Park PTA plays an integral role in our school. Not only do we host fun social events all throughout the year, but we provide much-needed funds for our teachers and staff to enhance their classroom and curriculum. In past
years we have supported the fitness programs, our school garden, author visits, science fair, Veteran’s day celebration, Halloween play, talent show, field day, swimming party, fun lunch, ice cream social, teacher
appreciation week, yoga classes, and so many other activities that make the Blythe Park school experience an amazing and memorable one for our kids. While this year might not look the same, we are still working hard to
bring the Blythe Park community closer together through planned online and socially distanced activities. The outpouring of enrichment and fun requires hard work and dedication from our community. Each of us at
Blythe Park has different talents and resources that are desperately needed to make our school what it is. Some parents contribute by volunteering in our classrooms, others chair or join a committee that brings something
special to our students. All information about PTA and our events is available on our website, www.blytheparkpta.org. Registration
forms for PTA membership or upcoming events will be posted here with the option to pay online. Please register and look through our events to see if you can volunteer. If you would like to help but are not sure how to go
about it, please contact myself or one of our board members. We are looking forward to an amazing year!

We are Better Together,

Sarah Leone

President, Blythe Park PTA

smrios10@gmail.com

Welcome Kindergarteners!

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We are so happy to have you here and Blythe. We can not wait to meet all of you and your parents. We hope you are enjoying your T-shirt from the PTA. If you did not receive a T-shirt, please email Karen Bassing (bassingk@district96.org) or Sarah Leone (smrios10@gmail.com) so we can get one to you. Have an amazing year!