Reminder Hot Lunch is this FRIDAY.

Posted by admin on January 11, 2020 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

HOT LUNCH –
Hot Lunch is this Friday, January 24th for students who have pre-registered.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Library Readers/Helpers are needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Posted by admin on January 9, 2020 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Our next set of volunteer spots are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays to help Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd-grade students during their library time. 

Volunteers for Kindergarten will have the opportunity to read to the students.

Volunteers for 1st and 2nd grade will help students find books for checkout and then read to the students.

Following is the library schedule for K, 1st, and 2nd grade:

Wednesdays (starting January 15th)

9:00-9:20 K Bassing

12:20-12:50 1st Pinta

12:50-1:20 1st Dirienzo

Thursdays (starting January 16th)

12:20-12:50 2nd Pollock

1:50-2:10 K Bassing

TO VOLUNTEER, please click on the sign-up button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sloger at jensloger@gmail.com or Patty Prodanich at prodanichp@district96.org

Blythe’s Holiday Program will be December 16th

Posted by admin on December 15, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Blythe Park’s Holiday Program for grades K through 5, will be performed on Monday, December 16th at 6:30pm in the Blythe Park Auditorium.  Make sure your kids wear their holiday best.

 

 

Boon Supply Orders will be delivered soon!

Posted by admin on December 5, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Thank you for supporting the Blythe Park Boon Supply Fundraiser! Catalog orders should arrive at school in the next 2 to 3 weeks. We will notify you when they have arrived and are available for pick-up. 

If you are interested in ordering again from Boon Supply, please use the link below:

Boon Supply- Blythe Park Elementary Fundraiser

These orders will ship directly to you and Blythe will receive a portion of your purchase as fundraising dollars!

Blythe Park PTA Sponsors Engineering Residency-

Posted by admin on December 3, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Blythe Park PTA is excited to introduce engineering in residence programs for our students!  Through fundraising and the generous direct donations from parents, the PTA is offering students in kindergarten through 5th grade the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM activities in the classroom.  Code Play Learn is a company located in Oak Park that provides coding classes for elementary through middle school students.  Instructors will be in Blythe classrooms for the first three weeks of December.  

Code Play Learn instructors will encourage and teach critical thinking to let children explore, learn, and gain confidence in taking on new challenges for the 21st century.  Engaging your children with coding experience that will give them tools to reason, design and program robots, solve problems, troubleshoot, and ignite their creativity.  Code Play Learn will encourage our students to move from being users of technology to creators with technology!  

Kindergarten – 2nd-grade students will receive a one-hour gadget class.  This STEM-based class allows students to build their knowledge of engineering, electronics, and design as they construct their gadgets.  They will learn about circuits, power, engineering, and movement.  Students will bring their gadgets home.

3rd – 5th-grade students will engage in a four day (one hour per day) class where students will work in pairs to engineer battlebots using VEX equipment.  At the end of the program, students will take on challenges against other students’ battlebots.  This STEM-based program allows students to build their knowledge of engineering, electronics, and design as they construct and code their robots.

Through this program, we hope the children will develop their ability to think creatively, work collaboratively and reason systematically. For more information about Code Play Learn and their after school programming please visit www.codeplaylearn.com.

We could use a parent volunteer for each class to help the students with their projects.

If you’d like to volunteer please click below

Hot Lunch registration open for Dec, Jan, Feb until 12/18

Posted by admin on December 1, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Registration is open for Hot Lunch – Register your student for the next three months or the remainder of the year (6 months). The Hot Lunch menu will include a slice of cheese pizza, seasonal fruit, a treat, and a drink.

If you have not registered your student by Wednesday, December 18th, they will not have the opportunity to register again for Hot Lunch until the next payment period in March.

 Single lunch payments are not available. Also, no prorating, no make-up day, no refunds.

2019-2020 Hot Lunch PAYMENT Schedule –

  • PAYMENT #2 Deadline: Wednesday, December 18th
    for December, January, and February ($15 per student for 3 lunches)
    OR remainder of the year ($30 per student for 6 lunches)
  • PAYMENT #3 Deadline: Wednesday, March 18th
    for March, April, and May ($15 per student for 3 lunches)

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following 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, December 20
    Friday, January 24
    Friday, February 21
  • Friday, March 20
    Friday, April 24
    Friday, May 22

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

PTA Holiday Ornament Workshops Wednesday, Dec 11th and Friday, Dec 13th at 6 pm.

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Every year the PTA makes a handmade ornament for each Blythe Park student and staff member.

If you’d like to volunteer to help assemble this year’s ornaments, our next date is December 11th in the school library and December 13th at the Uribe’s Home.  Click on the following sign up button.

No crafting experience required. Supplies and instructions will be provided by the PTA. Bring your holiday cheer!

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Tiffany Uribe at turibe3@gmail.com

Cocoa Run this Thursday at 7:40am.

Posted by admin on November 30, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Blythe Park’s annual Cardio Kids Cocoa Run will be held this Thursday, December 5th at 7:40 am.

The Cocoa Run will take place, rain or shine. (If raining, festive exercise stations will be set up in the gymnasium.) Cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the library after the run.

Parents are welcome to attend!

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

Save the Date – Winter Concert next Thursday, December 5th

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The 4th-5th Grade Choir and 5th Grade Band/Orchestra will perform their Winter Concert this week.

WHEN – Thursday, December 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

WHERE – Hauser Jr. High

Questions? Contact:
Choir – Ms.Rose  at roses@district96.org OR Bill Howes at howesw@district96.org
Band – Ms. Nemec at nemecl@district96.org
Orchestra – Mrs. Fernandez at fernandezk@district96.org

Free Yoga classes for Blythe Park Community Teachers and Parents

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 Thank you to parent Annette Petersen for transforming our gym into a relaxing yoga space and thank you to the parents who attended.

Please consider attending our last session in December.   No yoga experience required!   Come enjoy a yoga class and stay for a cup of tea and social time with other parents and teachers (adults only and tea and socializing not required). 
Location: Blythe Park Gymnasium 
Doors open at 6:45 pm.  Use north doors to enter school.   Yoga class from 7 pm-8 pm
Social time and tea 8 pm-830pm
Dates and instructors:
– Tuesday, December 10th : Wei Huang  
Please join us for one class or all three. Bring your own mat and mug for tea. 
Questions? Contact Jill Crist
773-758-0210 or chicagolmt@gmail.com