PTA Standing Rules changes for review – Comment deadline is April 14th.

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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 on 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

PTA meeting Tuesday at 7pm

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This month’s PTA meeting is TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 12th) at 7:00pm. 

Please join us to hear about upcoming events and the proposed 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board slate.

The meeting agenda, Treasurer’s Report and minutes can be viewed by clicking on the following links: 

This year’s PTA meeting schedule can be found by clicking on the following link:

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

One School One Book Celebration this Thursday!

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Blythe Park families are invited to the One School, One Book Celebration featuring the novel Masterpiece by Elise Broach.

The celebration will take place in Blythe Park’s gymnasium this Thursday, March 14th from 6:30-8:00pm.

Join us for crafts and activities that relate to the book.

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Ms. Gorman at

Fifth Grade Class T-shirts – Sizes Due FRIDAY

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All Fifth Grade students receive a class t-shirt courtesy of the Blythe Park PTA. Don’t forget to turn in the T-shirt Size Form THIS FRIDAY.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The 5th Grade Games Night committee still needs several volunteers to make this night run smoothly and fun for everyone!

Please click on the following sign-up button to volunteer:

Sign Up!

5th Grade Games Night is on Friday, April 5th from 5:45-8:30pm at Hauser Junior High

5th Grade Games Night is a great opportunity for your 5th grade student to experience Hauser and help ease the transition to junior high. It’s also a fun way for the kids to meet their future classmates.

The students are grouped into teams with kids from all the D96 elementary schools. They will travel around Hauser with their team and play games in different areas (library, gym, cafeteria, etc).  

Questions? Contact Debbie Strama at or Mary Smith at

Hot Lunch is this FRIDAY.

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Hot Lunch is this Friday, March 15th for students who have pre-registered.

*NOTE – You will receive a registration email/flyer ONLY if your student(s) are not currently pre-registered for March/April/May.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at

Blythe Park Spirit Day is this FRIDAY!

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This Friday, March 15th, is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week donations needed by next Wednesday.

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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. There will be several opportunities for parents and students from Early Learners–5th Grade to be involved (a volunteer signup will be posted closer to the event).

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).

DONATIONS – You can make a monetary donation toward the week’s activities in the following ways. *Please send donations by Wednesday, March 20th.

  • Send cash/check to the school office with “ATTN: PTA/Jill Crist” on the envelope (Please make checks payable to Blythe Park PTA.)
  • Click on the following Cheddar Up button to donate electronically:
  • If you are interested in donating items such as gift certificates or event tickets, please contact Jill Crist directly at (773)758-0210. These items will be used as prizes for the teachers and staff throughout the week.

Questions? Contact Jill Crist at (773) 758-0210 or

Volunteers Needed – Election Day Bake Sale on April 2nd

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The Blythe Park PTA Election Day Bake Sale will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd. 

The PTA is looking for volunteers to bake and help run the sale throughout the day.

VOLUNTEER – Please click on the following button to volunteer:

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Debbie Strama at

Raging Waves Fitness Logs are due Friday, April 5th

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Turn in your completed Raging Waves Fitness Log by Friday, April 5th.

Each student completing the program requirements between February 11th –April 5th will receive a FREE full day admission pass to Raging Waves, located in Yorkville.

STUDENTS: Keep track of your exercise by coloring one item on the fitness log for every 30 minutes you exercise. Complete 25 hours of exercise between February 11th – April 5th.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Print the log listed below and help track your child’s fitness, then sign the form and send it back to school or email to the School Coordinator, Deb (Galloway) Strama at by April 5th.

Raging Waves Flyer 2019
Raging Waves Log 2019

Questions? Contact Deb Strama at

PTA Science Fair is April 25th – Start your project now!

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Bring out the scientist in your child and be a part of the PTA Science Fair on 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.

Need help getting started with your Science Fair project?
Check out the following resources:

Flyer  – “What Type of Science Project Should You Do?”

Website Resources –

  • If you need help finding a topic/project that would be of interest to your student, click on the following link: “Topic Selection Wizard“. After answering a series of questions about everyday interests and activities, project ideas will be suggested.
  • – Science fair project ideas
  • – Science fair project guidance

Library Resources –
Riverside Public Library has a great collection of science experiment books by the following authors!

  • Janice VanCleave, author
  • Bill Nye, author

Any questions, contact Katie Ford at