Blythe Park Spirit Wear Sale!

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It’s time for the annual Blythe Park Spirit Wear Sale!

This year the PTA is offering new designs and items to purchase for yourself and your student!

  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Sweatpants and Leggings
  • Umbrella
  • Yard Sign

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 due by Friday, October 4th.

ONLINE ORDERS – Click on the following button to order online:

Questions? Contact Michelle Pichman at

Picture Day Tuesday 9/24

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Blythe Park Elementary School’s Picture Day is this Tuesday, September 24th. You can order your child’s school pictures at and not have to worry about sending your flyer or money on Picture Day. Please submit your order before Tuesday, September 24.

PTA Meeting Tuesday at 7:00pm​

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The nextt PTA meeting will be this Tuesday, Sept 24 at 7:00pm in the school library

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

Register by Wednesday 9/25 for Hot Lunch. First Friday will be Sept 27th!

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Hot Lunch will be served by the PTA once a month starting  Friday, September 27th.

*ATTENTION – Payment options will only be available in the following three month increments OR for the entire year.

*NOTE – If you have not registered your student by next Wednesday, September 25th, they will NOT have the opportunity to register again for Hot Lunch until the next payment period in December. *Single lunch payments will NOT be available this year. Also, no prorating, no make-up days, no refunds.

2019-2020 Hot Lunch PAYMENT Schedule –

  • PAYMENT #1 Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 25th for
    September, October, and November ($15 per student for 3 lunches) OR Entire Year ($45 per student for 9 lunches)
  • PAYMENT #2 Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 18th for
    December, January, and February ($15 per student for 3 lunches)
  • PAYMENT #3 Deadline: Wednesday, March 18th
    March, April, and May ($15 per student for 3 lunches)

The Hot Lunch menu will include: a slice of cheese pizza, seasonal fruit, a treat and a drink.

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.

2019-2020 Hot Lunch will be served on the following days –

  • Friday, September 27
  • Friday, October 25
  • Friday, November 15
  • Friday, December 20
  • Friday, January 24
  • Friday, February 21
  • Friday, March 20
  • Friday, April 24
  • Friday, May 22

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

Thank you for supporting the Blythe Park Rainbow Run

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Thank you to all of our Blythe Park families and staff members for participating in the Rainbow Run and family fun night. A fun time was had by all! We once again would like to thank ou sponsors for their support of our school:

  • Athletico
  • Blissful Owl
  • Brennan Spa
  • Burlington Realty
  • Chew Chew
  • Code Play Learn
  • Eden
  • Max Aquatics
  • Paramount Events
  • Reveal
  • Riverside Bank
  • Riverside Foods
  • Sean O’Brien Law
  • Solid + Pattern
  • Solve My PC
  • Twilight Home Services

National Walk and Bike to School Day this Wednesday, October 2nd

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imageMake an effort to walk or ride your bike to school this Wednesday, October 2nd for National Walk and Bike to School Day.  Additionally, throughout next week all students and staff are asked to bring in a photograph showing themselves being active in some way.  Pictures of students (and families) swimming, biking, skiing, hiking, etc, are just a few examples of photos to be shared.  Pictures will be hung in our main foyer so the entire school community can celebrate our healthy and active students!

Blythe Park PTA Tie Dye Event Sept 24 4:30 to 7PM

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Did your Rainbow Run shirt run white? We’ve heard from families that despite their best efforts at following the instructions, the powder color used during the color run just doesn’t “stick.” If this has happened to your shirt, we’re offering to tie dye it for you! 

Sign up for a time to come with your child to the amphitheater behind the school and we’ll help you through the tie-dye process.

Interested in volunteering?

Attention Blythe Park Volunteers!

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District 96 is now using the Raptor Volunteer system to perform background checks on volunteers.

Before volunteering at a District 96 school campus or field trips, individuals must be cleared through the Raptor system and are required to provide a picture ID to receive their volunteer badge upon check-in. To become a volunteer, an individual must complete a Raptor Volunteer Application. The application is to be filled out completely by the volunteer at their home by visiting

The levels associated with each volunteer function are based on being under the direct supervision of District 96 staff.

  • A Level 1 volunteer is always under the supervision of District 96 staff and will be requested to complete an online application to complete a background check using the national sex offender database.
  • A Level 2 volunteer may not be under the direct supervision of District 96 staff and will be requested to complete an online application and submit their Social Security number to complete a criminal background check (including the National Criminal Database and national sex offender database).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Smit at or 708.447.5007. Thank you for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our school and district.

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.

Rainbow Run T-Shirts and Schedule of Events

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Rainbow Run shirts will be coming home next Thursday, Sept 19 Each family’s shirts will be bundled together and sent home with their eldest child at Blythe.

Pizza: (CASH ONLY) 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 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Ice Cream Social: (FREE) Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm courtesy of the PTA

5:00 – 7:30 pm – a DJ will be entertaining! Spirit Wear will be for sale!
5:00 – 7:00 pm – PIZZA, lemonade, and water will be for sale.*CASH ONLY
5:30 – 6:15 pm – RAINBOW RUN!!
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Ice Cream Social: Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings.*FREE

Rainbow Run –
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!

A huge thank you to our sponsors: Sean O’Brien Law, Twilight Home Services, Riverside Bank, Burlington Realty, Riverside Foods, Athletico, Blissful Owl, Paramount Events, Eden, Solve my PC, Max Aquatic, Code Play Learn, Chew Chew Restaurant, Reveal, Solid+ Pattern and Brennan Spa!

*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

If that doesn’t work… we’ll be hosting a Tie Dye event the following week.

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

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at or Katie Ford at