Volunteers Needed – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation Week

The Blythe Park PTA is preparing to celebrate our teachers and staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week will take place Monday, May 6th – Friday, May 10th.

This year’s theme is “Reading with the Stars”. The week will feature special events and treats for all teachers and staff (Early Learners thru 5th Grade).

There are several volunteer opportunities for parents (Early Learners–5th Grade) to help make this week special including decorating, food donations, setup and more.

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the following sign-up button:

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Jill Crist at (773) 758-0210 or chicagolmt@gmail.com

PTA Meeting Tuesday at 8:30 am

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This month’s PTA meeting will be TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 16th) at 8:30 am.

Please join us to hear about upcoming events and to vote on the following:

2019-2020 PTA Executive Board Slate –
* Elected officers will be installed at the May 21st meeting.

Co-President – Katie Ford
Co-President – Sarah Leone
1st Vice President – Deb Strama
2nd Vice President – Jill Crist
3rd Vice President – Karla Highland
Secretary – Mary Beth Wynn
Treasurer – John Bowes
Parliamentarian – Jennifer Sloger
Communications Officer – Maria D’Amico

This year’s PTA meeting schedule can be found by clicking on the following link: PTA Meeting SCHEDULE – 2018-2019 General Membership

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

PTA Standing Rules changes will be voted on Tuesday.

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Over the course of this year, the PTA Executive Board descriptions in Blythe Park PTA’s Standing Rules were reviewed and updated.

Attached for review by the general membership are the proposed changes to Article VII – Duties of Officers, Sections 1-5 in the Blythe Park PTA Standing Rules. 

The proposed changes will be voted on at the PTA general membership meeting this Tuesday, April 16th at 8:30am.

Click on the following link to view a full copy of the Standing Rules (changes are highlighted): Blythe Park PTA Standing Rules 2019-20: PROPOSED

The PTA has two documents that guide the organization in conducting business – the Bylaws and the Standing Rules.  

The Standing Rules outline the procedures of the association with specific details that are not included in the Bylaws.

Questions or comments? Contact Jen Sloger at jensloger@gmail.com

5th-8th Grade Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday.

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The 5th-8th Grade Spring Orchestra Concert will be THIS Tuesday!

WHEN – Tuesday, April 16th starting at 6:30 pm
WHERE – Hauser Jr. High Auditoriu

Questions? Mrs. Fernandez at fernandezk@district96.org

Library Readers needed this week.

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Volunteer spots are available this Wednesday to help Kindergarten or 2nd Grade 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
AM Kindergarten: 8:30 – 8:50am
2nd Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
PM Kindergarten: 2:20 – 2:50pm

Thursdays
1st Grade: 12:20 – 12:50pm

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 (librarian) at prodanichp@district96.org

Cardio Kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Join the Cardio Kids spring session!

Students in Grades K-5 are encouraged to join Mrs. Gorman, Mr. Bartelt and Mrs. Rehor on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a morning walk, jog, or run. 

  • DATES: Tuesday and Thursdays (April 9th-May 17th)
  • TIME: 7:45-8:05am
  • PLACE: Warm-up begins in the gymnasium. Participants will walk/run on Blythe Park walking path.
  • FINAL RUN: Friday, May 17th at 8:30am (before ACES Walk) 

*NOTEAll parents/guardians are welcome to participate but parents/guardians of students in kindergarten and first grade MUST be present to walk or run with their child.

The mission of this club is to meet students at their fitness level and show them how to develop stamina, strength, and speed. Other goals of the club include building friendships and a strong school community.

Click the following link for the flyer and permission slip – Cardio Kids Flyer/Permission Slip – Spring 2019

HELPERS NEEDED – Parent/guardian helpers are needed to handout lap markers or patrol the course to ensure student safety.

To help out, please click on the following sign-up button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

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

Kids Yoga – No class this week.

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*REMINDER – NO CLASS this week!

It’s not too late to sign-up for Kids Yoga – Session 4! Classes resume next Wednesday (April 24th).

Kids Yoga
Stephanie Roldan from Blissful Owl will instruct Kids Yoga classes on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in the Blythe Park Gym for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Session 4
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
April 10th – May 29th (7 weeks) *NO CLASS April 17th
$70

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit). *NOTE: No single class passes will be available. Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.

Questions? Contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com

Young Author Books on display this week at the Riverside Public Library.

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The Blythe Park 2018-19 Young Author Books are on display this week from April 15th – April 19th at the Riverside Public Library in the children’s section.

SAVE THE DATE – 
Young Author Celebration on Wednesday, May 8th from 3:30-5:30pm at Hauser Junior High School.

The celebration will feature a visit from the Child’s Play Touring Theater.

FLYER – Young Author Flyer 2018-2019

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

Volunteers Needed – Boat Building Sessions

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The Rain Gutter Regatta is fast approaching! This year, Ms. Gorman would like help from parent/guardian volunteers to guide students in making their boats for the Rain Gutter Regatta. (The regatta will take place during Field Day on June 7th).

Rain Gutter Boat Building Sessions

WHO – Volunteers with a love for building needed!

WHAT – 45-60 minute Boat Building Sessions
Sessions can be 10-15 minutes of suggestions/tips on effective boat building followed by guiding students to design and create their own boats.

WHEN – After School OR during Lunch. Dates to be determined.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ms. Gorman at gormanc@district96.org

PTA Science Fair is next week – Register your scientist!

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Be a part of the PTA Science Fair next Thursday, April 25th at 5:30pm (prior to Spring Open House).

REGISTER your student for the Science Fair by clicking on the following button –

Sign Up!

Need to Know Details –

  • Participation is open to Kindergarten – 5th Grade.
  • Students will conduct their own science experiments and create their display board at home.
  • Students may work individually or in a group of no more than two students.
  • Each student’s display will be setup on a card table in the gym.
  • There will be no judging.
  • Participation is optional.
  • Each student will receive a participation award.

Display Boards Available –
Half-size display boards will be available for purchase in the office from the PTA for $2.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com