Countdown to Summer!

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We’re in the home stretch! Let’s have some extra fun the last two weeks of the school year.

Come to school dressed to celebrate the following theme days –

  • Tuesday, June 4 – Write a welcome letter to a student coming into your grade next year.
  • Wednesday, June 5 – “Earth Dome Day” – Blend in with our Earth. Wear a combination of blue, green, gray, and white.
  • Thursday, June 6 – “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” – Wear a baseball jersey or your favorite baseball gear.
  • Friday, June 7 – “A Rainbow of Color” – Wear your t-shirt color for Field Day! *NOTE: Notification of team colors will be sent in a separate email.
  • Monday, June 10 – “Proud to be a Bulldog – Wear your Blythe Park spirit wear!

Click the link to view the Countdown Flyer – Blythe Park’s Countdown to Summer Flyer 2019

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

4th Grade wins ice cream! Everyone wins popsicles!

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As the winner of the Box Tops Contest, the 4th Grade class will be treated to ice cream tomorrow (Tuesday)!

The competition was so close that the PTA will treat ALL students to popsicles on Field Day this Friday!

RESULTS –

  • 4th Grade= 105
  • 1st Grade = 76
  • Early Learners = 58
  • 3rd Grade = 42
  • Kindergarten = 32
  • 5th Grade = 23
  • 2nd Grade = 22

Congratulations to all students on your efforts to raise money for Blythe Park!! Please continue to clip Box Tops and turn them in to school at any time!

Questions? Please contact Sarah Isaacson at sarah@theisaacsons.org

Boats due Wednesday!

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Field Day will feature the Rain Gutter Regatta! Make sure to help your child create their boat.

Rain Gutter Regatta boats must be “docked” at school by WEDNESDAY (June 5th).

Click on the following link for more information about the regatta – Rain Gutter Regatta Flyer 2019

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

Volunteers Needed Wednesday – Library Book Shelving/Organizing

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Volunteers are needed to help shelve and organize library books in the morning this Wednesday (June 5th).

If you are available to help out OR would like to help on another date/time please contact Patty Prodanich (librarian) at prodanichp@district96.org

THANK YOU to all the parents who volunteered to read to the students throughout the year!

Questions? Contact Patty Prodanich (librarian) at prodanichp@district96.org

Receipts for PTA reimbursements due Wednesday!

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If you have expenses to be reimbursed by the Blythe Park PTA, please remit all receipts to the PTA Treasurer, Deb Strama, by this WEDNESDAY (June 5th). Please use the following form:

PTA Reimbursement Request Form

Receipts can be dropped off in the school office or contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.com to make arrangements.

PTA Sponsored Assembly on Wednesday.

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There will be a PTA sponsored Assembly this Wednesday, June 5th.

EARTH DOME –

Mobile Ed Productions will bring The Earth Dome to Blythe Park on Wednesday. The Earth Dome is a gigantic inflatable earth balloon standing 19-feet high and 22-feet in diameter and is used to educate students about geography as well as environmental issues.

Students will be given a presentation both inside and outside the dome. Students will discover geography on an epic scale and learn about the continents, time zones, latitude, longitude, and more!

Click the following link for more information – Earth Dome Assembly

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

Field Day is FRIDAY! *Students should wear their team color.

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FIELD DAY, is this Friday, June 7th. This year’s Field Day theme is “Movies”. *NOTE: A separate email was sent to each family with the list of team assignments (AM Kindergarten thru 5th Grade).

Similar to previous years, each student is assigned to a team and each team has been assigned both a team name and team color. 

Please have your child wear a t-shirt representing their team color on Field Day. 

Event Schedule (AM Kindergarten – 5th Grade) –

  • Games – 8:40am – 11:00am
  • Lunch – 11:25am – 12:20pm
    Please make sure to send your child with a lunch. Milk will be available. The PTA will be supplying a sweet treat. Students will eat lunch in the amphitheater with their teams.  *NOTE: Kindergarten and Early Learners are welcome to attend with an adult.

VOLUNTEER – We are still looking for a few parent volunteers to help out. Click on the corresponding Sign-Up button below. *NOTE: Field Day Volunteers will be sent an email with instructions on Thursday.

Older siblings and grandparents are welcome to volunteer too! Just make a note in the comments when you sign up as to whom will be attending.

AM Early Learners –

AM Kindergarten through 5th Grade –

PM Early Learners & PM Kindergarten –

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Sign up to help keep Blythe gardens beautiful this summer!

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Blythe families are needed to help maintain the Blythe Park gardens during the summer.

Sign up for weekly volunteer spots to water and weed the Butterfly and Prairie Gardens.

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the sign-up button:

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org or Mrs. Pollock at pollocks@district96.org

Order your 2019-2020 school supplies by June 10th!

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Blythe Park PTA’s 2019-2020 School Supply Kit sale will run until June 10th*. All class supply lists (Kindergarten thru 5th Grade) are available for purchase online from The Write Stuff. School supplies will be delivered to the school in August.

Online Ordering Instructions –

1) Go to www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/blythe
2) Select grade level.
3) Select “boy” or “girl” kit within grade level.
4) Enter student name. *NOTE: Item quantities can be changed if you already have an item in the kit.
5) Follow prompts to check out.
6) Save and print email confirmation for your records.

*NOTE: There is no cost to have your kits shipped to school if ordered by June 10th.  If you order after June 10th or have the kits delivered to another location, standard shipping charges will apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Blythe Park is receiving discounted pricing until June 10th. After June 10th, regular pricing and shipping costs will apply.

Questions? Contact The Write Stuff at 1-800-871-8546 OR contact@write-stuff.com
*Phone orders are also accepted.

Become a 2019-2020 PTA Chair, Co-Chair or Committee Volunteer.

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The PTA is looking for ChairCo-Chair, and Committee volunteers for the 2019-20 school year!

*NOTE: Sign-ups for general volunteers will be posted closer to event dates.

Click on the volunteer button to see the list of events and fundraisers available. Dates and descriptions are included in the form, so take a look and check your calendars!

Questions? If you have any questions or are volunteering to chair for the first time and would like more information, please contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.com, Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com or Sarah Leone at smrios10@gmail.com

Join Today! – 2019-2020 PTA Membership

Join the 2019-2020 Blythe Park PTA TODAY!
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.

*NOTE: The first 34 families to become 2019-20 PTA members will receive a Blythe Park magnet.

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.

*NOTE: Families to make a $100 Direct Donation will receive a Blythe Park yard sign (while supplies last).

JOIN the 2019-2020 PTA or make a Direct Donation by clicking on the membership button:

Questions? Contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.com