Do you have a 4th or 5th Grader who likes to sing? Join the D96 Choir!

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Does your 4th or 5th grade student enjoy singing? Have them join the Spring District 96 Choir!

The Choir meets on Tuesdays in the Central School Music Room and is looking for members for Spring 2018. Choir practice will begin next Tuesday, January 23rd – Chorus Flyer Spring 2018

Click the following link to enroll online: ONLINE Chorus Enrollment Form Spring 2018

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lauritsen at lauritsenj@district96.org or Bill Howes at howesw@district96.org

Early Learner Parent Information Night is Tuesday, Jan. 18th

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Riverside District 96 residents are invited to attend the NEW family Early Learner Parent Information Night:

Early Learner Parent Information Night
Date
– Thursday, January 18th
Time – 6:30 – 7:30pm
Location – Blythe Park

Click on the following link to view the flyer – Early Learner Parent Information Night 2018

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

TaeKwonDo classes start NEXT week and Yoga classes start Jan. 31st

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Registration is open for SESSION 3 Yoga and TaeKwonDo classes. 

  • TaeKwonDo – Classes start NEXT Thursday, January 25th.
  • Yoga – Classes start Wednesday, January 31st.

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit). *NO single class passes will be available this year. You must register for the entire session.


Kids TaeKwonDo
Vinson Villena, owner of Flying V Athletic Center, will hold TaeKwonDo classes 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.

Session 3
Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm
January 25th – March 22nd (9 weeks)
$90

Questions? Contact Julie Laube at (708)447-8722 or jlaube@laubecompanies.com


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

Session 3
Wednesdays, 3:00-3:45pm
January 31st – March 21st (8 weeks)
$80

Questions? Contact Katie Lorch at katielorch@gmail.com

Library Reader/Helper volunteer spots were added!

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Volunteer spots are available 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 have the opportunity to read to the students.

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

Wednesdays
Kindergarten: 8:40 – 9:00am
1st Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
2nd Grade: 2:20 – 2:50pm

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

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com or Patty Prodanich at prodanichp@district96.org

Hot Lunch is next Friday, January 26th. Make online reservations by Wednesday, January 24th.

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Treat your kid(s) to a hot lunch and treat yourself to a day off from packing lunches!

Hot Lunch is next Friday, January 26th. The menu will include: a slice of cheese pizza, seasonal fruit, a treat and a drink. The cost per child is $5.00. (You can pay for the remainder of the year or single lunches.)

TO REGISTER – Please click on the following CheddarUp button, no matter your payment method (cash, check, credit). Reservation deadline is WEDNESDAY, January 24th.

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.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Participate in the Six Flags “Read to Succeed” Program for a FREE admission ticket.

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Log your recreational reading hours and participate in the Six Flags “Read to Succeed” Program to receive one free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags Theme Park this summer.

Every K-5th Grade Blythe Park student who completes six hours of recreational reading and submits a signed reading log by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th will receive one free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags Theme Park this summer.

K-5th Grade STUDENTS: Read for fun for a total of 6 hours, log your time and have your parent/guardian sign the reading log.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Print the reading log listed below and help track your child’s reading. Then sign the form and send it back to school or email to the School Coordinator, Michelle Ruska at mbulir@aol.com

Six Flags “Read to Succeed” Parent Letter 2017-18
Read to Succeed” Reading Log 2017-18

*Tickets are expected to arrive in May.
Questions? Contact Michelle Ruska at mbulir@aol.com

Volunteers needed to serve on this year’s Nominating Committee.

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The PTA Executive Board is looking for volunteers to fill the two general member and one alternate general member slots on the Nominating Committee.

The Nominating Committee will develop the slate of candidates for the 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board. The proposed slate will be presented at the March PTA Meeting, then voted on during the April meeting.

If interested, please contact Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com

PTA meeting next Tuesday, January 23rd

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This month’s PTA meeting will be next Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm in the lunch room.

Please join us to hear about upcoming events. *The agenda will be posted next week.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

Don’t forget to fill out the Illinois 5Essentials Survey by Jan. 31st

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Help Blythe Park reach our goal of 20% parent participation! *The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete! 
Blythe Park needs at least 20% of parents to participate in the survey for results to be calculated. Currently there is 11% parent participation.

TO TAKE THE SURVEY, click on the following link and select the appropriate survey to begin: 5Essentials Survey

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help District 96 understand the conditions at Blythe Park and guide improvement. *Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

Questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu

Save the Date – Snowball Dance on Friday, February 9th

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Blythe Park PTA’s Snowball Dance
DATE: Friday, February 9th
TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: Blythe Park Gymnasium

We’re looking for volunteers to help with set-up, serve treats, supervise the dance floor, clean-up and donate treats.

TO VOLUNTEER, please click on the Signup button below:

Sign Up Now!

Join us for a winter wonderland of fun!