Enjoy the Spa Day Fundraiser this SUNDAY!

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Support Blythe Park School while treating yourself to the Spa Day Fundraiser!

Enjoy mini massages and mini facials at the Blythe Park PTA Spa Day Fundraiser while sipping wine and sampling desserts. If the weather is warm, you can enjoy your glass of wine on the spa front porch!

Book your appointment NOW by calling Brennan Massage & Spa at (708) 255-5335.

  • WHERE: Brennan Massage and Spa, 3700 Grand Blvd., Brookfield
  • WHEN: Sunday, April 22nd, sessions held from 4-8pm
  • COST: $50 per person* for mini massages and mini facials. Complimentary wine and desserts will be served.
    *Over 50% will be donated back to Blythe Park!

Spa Day Fundraiser Flyer 2018

Questions? Contact Jill Crist at chicagolmt@gmail.com

Cardio Kids – Volunteer spots available.

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Volunteer spots for parent/guardian helpers are available Wednesdays and Thursdays for Cardio Kids.

Helpers can sign-up to hand out lap markers or patrol the course to ensure student safety.

If interested, please click on the following sign-up button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

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

Young Author Books on display at the Riverside Library starting TODAY!

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The Blythe Park 2018 Young Author Books will be on display starting today from April 16th – April 23rd at the Riverside Public Library in the children’s section.

*Note – There will not be a reception this year.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org or Mrs. King at kingr@district96.org

Hot Lunch reservations due Wednesday.

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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 this Friday, April 20th. 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, April 18th.

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

Blythe Park Spirit Day is this Friday!

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This Friday, April 20th, is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! 
Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

Register your student for the Science Fair!

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Bring out the scientist in your child and be a part of the PTA Science Fair on Thursday, April 26th 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 –

  • 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.
  • Education.com – Science fair project ideas
  • ScienceBuddies.org/guide – 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

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

PTA Bylaws – Changes approved/updated by the PTA District Council.

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PTA BYLAWS
To keep our PTA in good standing, bylaws must be updated and submitted every two years.  The following changes and updates were approved by the PTA District Council:

  1. Article V – Membership, Section 10.#b – Dues were increased last year to $2.25, this section was updated to reflect the new due amount per person.
  2. Article VI – Officers and Their Election, Section 2.d. – A person shall not be eligible to serve more than three (3) consecutive terms in the same office except the treasurer position which is limited to two (2) consecutive terms.

Click on the following link to view a copy of the Bylaws: Blythe Park PTA Bylaws 2017-2019

The PTA is looking for a VP (or co-VPs) of Fundraising.

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We need your help! The Blythe Park PTA is in need of a Vice President (OR co-Vice Presidents) of Fundraising for the 2018-2019 school year. As a board member, you can make an even greater difference at Blythe Park School!

Following are the VP of Fundraising responsibilities. If you’re interested in this position, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members listed below.

Third Vice President – Fundraising
Responsibilities include:

  1. Work with the Board to review current Fundraising Events and Programs (i.e. profitability, number of people required, etc.).
    *This year’s events and programs included: Adult Social/Comedy Night, Bake Sale, Box Tops, Dinner Out, Direct Donation, Hot Lunch, Rainbow Run, Scholastic Book Fair, Spa Day, Spirit Wear, TaeKwonDo and Yoga Classes.
  2. Research new ideas and make suggestions to the Board for new Fundraising Events and Programs.
    *For example, this year’s new events were Comedy Night, Rainbow Run and Spa Day.
  3. Work with the Treasurer to prepare budget recommendations for the upcoming year’s Fundraising Events.
  4. Work with the Board to prepare calendar dates for the upcoming year’s Fundraising Events.
  5. Assist the Board in finding chairpersons for Fundraising Events and Programs.
  6. Oversee and act as point person for chairpersons organizing Fundraising Events and Programs.
  7. Attend Executive Board and General Membership Meetings. Keep the Board informed of Fundraising activities.

If you would like more information or are interested in this position, please contact any of the following members of this year’s nominating committee as soon as possible:

  • Karen Magee at karen@mageehome.com
  • Gretchen Lupfer at glupfer@comcast.net
  • Angela Staron at astar71@hotmail.com
  • Kelley Migacz at kelleymigacz@hotmail.com
  • Jill Crist at chicagolmt@gmail.com
  • Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com

UPDATE – Feed Our Community Day this Saturday

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UPDATE – All tables reserved by the Blythe Park PTA for “Feed Our Community Day” are now FULL!

If you are still interested in packing meals to feed the hungry this Saturday, please contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com


Feed Our Community Day:
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Volunteer Shift Times:
*Bring the whole family to pack meals for the hungry. Anyone of any age can participate!
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location:
Hauser Jr. High School Cafeteria
65 Woodside Dr., Riverside

Cost:
The PTA will make a donation to FEED 6 for all participants.

Attire:
Relaxed, comfortable clothes and footwear. Don’t forget to wear your Blythe Park spirit wear!

Information:
Riverside and North Riverside neighbors are partnering with Hauser Jr. High School and Outreach, an international 501(c)(3) non-profit, for this amazing event. Since 2004, Outreach has packaged and distributed over 300 million meals to hungry children and their families. Through its innovative mobile food packaging program, Outreach and it’s Chicago affiliate Feed6, bring together hundreds of volunteers to package meals for the hungry.

*Meals will be distributed locally to the hungry and food insecure in our community.

The PTA is looking for a VP (or co-VPs) of Fundraising.

Posted by admin on April 9, 2018 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

We need your help! The Blythe Park PTA is in need of a Vice President (OR co-Vice Presidents) of Fundraising for the 2018-2019 school year. As a board member, you can make an even greater difference at Blythe Park School!

Following are the VP of Fundraising responsibilities. If you’re interested in this position, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members listed below.

Third Vice President – Fundraising
Responsibilities include:

  1. Work with the Board to review current Fundraising Events and Programs (i.e. profitability, number of people required, etc.).
    *This year’s events and programs included: Adult Social/Comedy Night, Bake Sale, Box Tops, Dinner Out, Direct Donation, Hot Lunch, Rainbow Run, Scholastic Book Fair, Spa Day, Spirit Wear, TaeKwonDo and Yoga Classes.
  2. Research new ideas and make suggestions to the Board for new Fundraising Events and Programs.
    *For example, this year’s new events were Comedy Night, Rainbow Run and Spa Day.
  3. Work with the Treasurer to prepare budget recommendations for the upcoming year’s Fundraising Events.
  4. Work with the Board to prepare calendar dates for the upcoming year’s Fundraising Events.
  5. Assist the Board in finding chairpersons for Fundraising Events and Programs.
  6. Oversee and act as point person for chairpersons organizing Fundraising Events and Programs.
  7. Attend Executive Board and General Membership Meetings. Keep the Board informed of Fundraising activities.

If you would like more information or are interested in this position, please contact any of the following members of this year’s nominating committee as soon as possible:

  • Karen Magee at karen@mageehome.com
  • Gretchen Lupfer at glupfer@comcast.net
  • Angela Staron at astar71@hotmail.com
  • Kelley Migacz at kelleymigacz@hotmail.com
  • Jill Crist at chicagolmt@gmail.com
  • Maria D’Amico at vmariadg@gmail.com