Volunteers needed during Hot Lunch.

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The PTA is looking for additional parent volunteers to help serve during Hot Lunch.

Hot Lunch is a special meal organized by the PTA and served by parent volunteers one Friday a month.

Many parents enjoy this opportunity and serving lunch is an easy way to give something back to the school and to be a part of your child’s school experience. *You do not have to commit to the entire schedule, volunteer for as many or as few lunches as you are available.

Following is this year’s schedule, please check your availability and consider volunteering!

Hot Lunch Schedule – 11:00am-12:30pm

  • Friday, September 29
  • Friday, October 27
  • Friday, November 17
  • Friday, December 15
  • Friday, January 26
  • Friday, February 23
  • Friday, March 16
  • Friday, April 20
  • Friday, May 25

To volunteer, contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Room Parents needed – Sign-up by Friday, September 15th

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Room Parents are still needed, sign-up by this Friday, September 15th.
Please consider serving as a Room Parent for your child’s class for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sign-ups will be accepted until Friday, September 15th. Two room parents will then be selected for each grade level. *Selected room parents will be notified by September 18th.

Duties include:

  • Serving as liaison between PTA and classroom families. Informing parents of PTA meetings and other school activities.
  • Working with teachers as needed and assisting class parties/activities.
  • Collecting for holiday and year-end gifts for teachers.
  • Help with the following events: Halloween Celebrations, Fun Lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week and ACES Walk.
  • If needed, assist in volunteer recruitment for events with large number of volunteers needed.

If you’d like to be considered for a Room Parent position, please click on the corresponding button to sign up:

Kindergarten – 5th Grade:
Sign Up Now!

Early Learners:
Sign Up Now!

Questions? Contact Angela Staron at blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com

PTA Chairs still needed for Fall

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The PTA is looking for Chairs for the following Fall fundraisers:

Fall Plant Sale Chair
Duties: Arrange with Clover’s Garden Center (located in parking lot near Tony’s grocery store) to donate a percentage of sales from Blythe families on scheduled days to the PTA. Date: TBD

Family Movie Night Chair
Duties: Choose/acquire movie (with PTA Board approval). Plan/purchase/sell snacks at sale table during the movie. Request cash box from treasurer before the event. Return cash to treasurer with deposit slip. Date: TBD

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com

Halloween Play – Parent Actors Needed!

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Be a part of a unique Blythe Park tradition!

Blythe Park parents, directed by Mary Smith, will perform a short play for the students during their Halloween celebration. The students love seeing their parents onstage and look forward to the play every year!

If you’d like to participate in this year’s play: Please contact Mary Smith at 708-447-7436 or mimaha@sbcglobal.net

It’s not too late to become a member of the PTA!

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JOIN TODAY – Your PTA Membership and Direct Donations help make the following possible:

  • Assemblies
  • In-class demonstrations by science and fitness experts
  • Author visits
  • Science Fair, Science and a Sandwich
  • Reading and Fitness Incentive Programs
  • Halloween Play, Snowball Dance, Talent Show
  • ACES Walk, Bike Safety Rodeo
  • Philanthropy Grants – 2016-2017 grants included One School One Book, Garden Club, and portable basketball hoops
  • Family Aquatic Night
  • Fun Lunch
  • Bulldog Yearbook
  • and much more!

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!

Join the 2017-2018 PTA today by clicking on the membership button:

Questions? Please contact Angela Staron at Blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com

Last Day to Register for the Rainbow Run – Friday, September 8th

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This Friday (September 8th) is the last day to register for the Rainbow Run!

The Blythe Park Rainbow Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about having fun with your friends and family! The Run will take place on Friday, September 22nd. Check-in is at 5pm. (Last day to register is September 8th.)

How does it work?
Wear your Blythe Park Rainbow Run T-shirt.(t-shirts will be distributed several days before the run.) The Run will start at 5:30pm. Participants will run laps around Blythe Park school, past stations where they will be sprayed by color (food coloring and water) to decorate their t-shirts. By the end of the run, everyone will be wearing their own original “masterpiece of art.”

Rainbow Run Registration – $25 per person *nonrefundable

  • TO REGISTER: Print and fill out the following form and waiver: Rainbow Run Form and Waiver 2017 OR click on the following link to register online: Online Rainbow Run Registration (All waivers must be turned in to the office).
  • Entry Fee Includes: Entry to Rainbow Run, T-shirt, 1 color packet (safe and natural).
  • All profits will go to the Blythe Park PTA.

Family Fun Night – after the Rainbow Run
After the Run, stay for the Ice Cream Social (6:30-7:30pm), music, dancing, games and tons of other fun activities for everyone to enjoy. *Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Mrs. King at kingr@district96.org or Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

5th Grade Instrument Enrollment – Friday, September 8th

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Is your 5th grade student interested in playing an instrument? Band and Orchestra Instrument sign-up is this Friday.

WHAT 5th Grade Instrumental Music Enrollment

WHEN – Friday, September 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

WHERE – Hauser Jr. High Auditorium

Click on the following link for more information: 5th Grade Instrumental Music Enrollment FLYER

Sign-up for the PTA Newsletter!

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NEW Subscribers – Don’t miss out, sign up for the PTA newsletter now!

The Blythe Park PTA “Happenings” is a weekly newsletter to notify subscribers of upcoming Blythe Park events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and much more!

If you’re not already a subscriber and would like to continue receiving news on upcoming events, please sign up by clicking on the following button:

*NOTE: After subscribing, you must accept the confirmation sent to your email (it may be sent to your junk mail folder). You can also unsubscribe at any time.

Questions? Contact Amy Wysocki at awysocki1@hotmail.com

Room Parents needed for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Room Parents are needed for all grades, Early Learners – 5th Grade.
Please consider serving as a Room Parent for your child’s class for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sign-ups will be accepted until Friday, September 15th. Two room parents will then be selected for each grade level. *Selected room parents will be notified by September 18th.

Duties include:

  • Serving as liaison between PTA and classroom families. Informing parents of PTA meetings and other school activities.
  • Working with teachers as needed and assisting class parties/activities.
  • Collecting for holiday and year-end gifts for teachers.
  • Help with the following events: Halloween Celebrations, Fun Lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week and ACES Walk.
  • If needed, assist in volunteer recruitment for events with large number of volunteers needed.

If you’d like to be considered for a Room Parent position, please click on the corresponding button to sign up:

Kindergarten – 5th Grade:
Sign Up Now!

Early Learners:
Sign Up Now!

Questions? Contact Angela Staron at blytheparkpta1stVP@gmail.com

Kids Yoga and Kids TaeKwonDo classes start next week.

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Kids Yoga and Kids TaeKwonDo classes start next week. Register for Session 1 by Tuesday, September 12th. 

*NO single class passes will be available this year. You must register for the entire session.

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit):

Questions? Contact Katie Lorch at katielorch@gmail.com


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.

*NOTE: NO single class passes will be available this year. You must sign up for the entire session. (Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.)

Session 1
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
September 13th – October 25th (7 weeks)
$70

Session 2
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
November 1st – December 13th (6 weeks)
$60


Kids TaeKwonDo
Vinson Villena, owner of Flying V Athletic Center, is bringing TaeKwonDo back to Blythe Park. Classes will be held every Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm in the Blythe Park Gym for all students in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Uniform (Dobuk) is optional. Purchase information will be handed out during class.

*NOTE: NO single class passes will be available this year. You must sign up for the entire session. (Also, no prorating, no make-up days unless the instructor needs to reschedule, no refunds.)

Session 1
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
September 14th – October 26th (7 weeks)
$70

Session 2
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks)
$60