Attention Blythe Park Volunteers!

Posted by admin on October 31, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

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 https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTgzMzplbi1VUw==

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 smitj@district96.org or 708.447.5007. Thank you for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our school and district.

It’s not too late to register for Kids Yoga- classes start Wednesday!

Posted by admin on October 28, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Registration is open for Session 1 of Kids Yoga (sponsored by the PTA). Classes start  Wednesday Oct 30th!

Kids Yoga
Stephanie Roldan from Blissful Owl bring KIDS Yoga back to Blythe Park. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 3:00-3:45pm in the Blythe Park Gym for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Session 1
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
October 30th – December 11th (6 weeks) no class on November 27th
$60

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 Karla Highland at kjs4674@aol.com

Bulb Planting Friday,​ Oct. 25th– Volunteers Needed!

Posted by admin on October 21, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

On Friday, October 25th, all Blythe Park students will take part in a fall planting project.

Early Learners – 5th Grade students will plant spring flower bulbs around the perimeter of Blythe Park school.

VOLUNTEER – Parent/caregiver helpers are needed to assist classrooms with the planting. To volunteer, please click on the sign-up button:

Sign Up!

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

PTA meeting next Tuesday at 8:30 AM (Correction)

Posted by admin on October 19, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

This month’s PTA meeting is next Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:30 AM. Please join us to hear about upcoming events.

The meeting agenda can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Agenda and Meeting Minutes– General Membership – October 2019

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Library Readers/Helpers are needed this Wednesday (1st grade) and Thursday (PM Kindergarten.)

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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 October 16th)

9:00-9:20 K Bassing

12:20-12:50 1st PInta

12:50-1:20 1st Dirienzo

Thursdays (starting October 10th)

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

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.

Election Day Bake Sale Canceled!

Posted by admin on October 13, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

The Blythe Park PTA  Bake Sale is canceled as there is no election in Cook county this Novemeber.

We will be holding a bake sale next March on election day.

Questions? Contact Karen MaGee at karen@mageehome.com

5th Grade Egg Drop this Thursday

Posted by admin on October 8, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

The 5th graders are going to test their “Egg Drop” vehicles this Thursday October 10th at 2PM. Thank you to the Riverside Fire Department for lending us one of their fire trucks. Join us if you can!

Library volunteers needed to shelve books.

Posted by admin on October 6, 2019 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Mrs. Prodanich is looking for 2 or more dedicated shelvers who would be able to come in at the same time each week to shelve library books.

If you have questions or are interested – Please contact Mrs. Prodanich at prodanichp@district96.org

If you’d like to volunteer, please click on the link below

Reminder No School this Friday Due to Institute Day

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

Reminder: Friday, October 11th  is a non-attendance day for students due to a teacher institute day.