May/June Events at a Glance

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Mark your Calendars! May and June are packed with great events!

PM Kindergarten Library Readers needed this week.

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Volunteer spots are available the next two Wednesdays (May 15 & 22) to help PM Kindergarten during their library time. 

There is also one spot left for AM Kindergarten next Wednesday (May 22).

Volunteers for Kindergarten will have the opportunity to read to the students.

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

Wednesdays
AM Kindergarten: 8:30 – 8:50am
2nd Grade: 1:50 – 2:20pm
PM Kindergarten: 2:20 – 2:50pm

Thursdays
1st Grade: 12:20 – 12:50pm

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

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Patty Prodanich (librarian) at prodanichp@district96.org

Seed Planting this Wednesday.

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On Wednesday, Blythe Park students will continue to take part in the spring planting project. 

Early Learners (Borges), 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade students will continue planting seeds for “4 o’clock” flowering plants along the west wall of Blythe Park school.

HELPERS NEEDED – 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

Blythe Park Gardens – Summer help needed!

Help keep Blythe Park Gardens beautiful! Blythe families are needed to help maintain the gardens during the summer.

Sign up for weekly volunteer spots to water and weed the Butterfly and Prairie Gardens.

TO VOLUNTEER – Click on the sign-up button:

Questions? Contact Mrs. Bryan at bryanh@district96.org or Mrs. Pollock at pollocks@district96.org

ACES Walk and Cardio Kids Final Run on Friday!

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Blythe Park’s annual Gail Goletz ACES Walk (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) and the Cardio Kids Final Run will take place this Friday, May 17th.

Students will participate in either a 1-mile walk (ACES Walk) or a 2-mile run (Cardio Kids Final Run). *NOTE: Both runners and walkers will use the same route. Cardio Kids will make two laps. CLICK HERE to view the map.

  • 8:35 am – Cardio Kids Final Run
  • 8:45 am – ACES Walk

*NOTE: PM Early Learners and PM Kindergartens are encouraged to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – Click on the sign-up button:

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

Hot Lunch and Spirit Day are this FRIDAY.

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HOT LUNCH –
Hot Lunch is this Friday, May 17th for students who have pre-registered.

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

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SPIRIT DAY –
This Friday, May 17th, is a Blythe Park Spirit Day! Show off your favorite Blythe Park spirit wear!

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

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You!

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Thank you to all of the parents who donated time, energy, and money to Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! Whether it was monetary, a raffle item, delicious homemade muffins, a beautiful cake, a luncheon item, or your time – we couldn’t have made this week as special for our teachers and staff without everyone’s contributions.  

Thank you to the students for their help in making this week special.

  • Students made decorations for the school and gifts for the teachers. All classes helped make colorful stars that are hung throughout the school. 
  • Students also passed out “Appreciation raffle tickets” to teachers and staff throughout the week and helped announce the 15 raffle winners on Thursday!
  • 1st-2nd graders made “You’re a star in our book” bookmarks
  • 3rd-4th graders made shooting star pencil holders that were filled with sharpies, dry erase markers, pencils, paper clips, and used as centerpieces/favors at the Friday luncheon.
  • 5th graders made beautiful 3D stars that decorated the library for the luncheon.   

PHOTO ALBUM – Click the following link to view the latest Appreciation Week photos: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Photo Album

Box Tops due next Friday, May 24th.

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The class with the highest number of valid Box Tops will win a POPSICLE PARTY for their class! Box Tops must be turned into the office by next Friday, May 24th.

  • Box Tops can be turned in to the office at any time either in a baggie/envelope with the student’s name/grade OR on collection sheets: Box Tops – Collection Sheet
  • *REMINDER – Identify your name, grade and AM/PM (for Early Learners and Kindergarten) in order to get full credit for your class in the contests. 
  • Be sure the Box Tops submitted are not expired (expired Box Tops do not count towards the contest).
  • Every valid Box Top submitted is worth $0.10 for the school!! Click the following link to view the Box Tops Product List

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sarah@theisaacsons.org

SAVE THE DATE – Flag Ceremony on May 28th

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Blythe Park will hold a flag ceremony on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:15am in honor of Memorial Day.

Students, parents, and community members will meet in front of the school to honor our nation’s symbol and remember those who fought and sacrificed for our country.

Calling all Scouts to Participate!
The Blythe Park Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will help conduct the ceremony.  If you have a scout, please have them wear their uniform on May 28th. *NOTE: Scouts must wear their uniform to participate.

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

2019 Rainbow Run Committee volunteers needed.

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Rainbow Run Committee volunteers are needed! The PTA is looking for committee volunteers to help plan the 2019 Blythe Park Rainbow Run!

Available Rainbow Run Committee positions –

  • T-Shirts – Order T-Shirts. (Artwork will be provided.)
  • Decorations – Responsible for decorations. Organize volunteers to decorate on the day of the event.
  • Ice Cream Social – Purchase supplies. Organize volunteers to serve ice cream.
  • Pizza – Order pizza. Organize volunteers to serve pizza.

TO VOLUNTEER or for more information – Please contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

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PTA Meeting next Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm

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This year’s last PTA meeting will be next Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm

Please join us to hear about upcoming events. The newly elected 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board will also be installed:

Co-President – Katie Ford
Co-President – Sarah Leone
1st Vice President – Deb Strama
2nd Vice President – Jill Crist
3rd Vice President – Karla Highland
Secretary – Mary Beth Wynn
Treasurer – John Bowes
Parliamentarian – Jennifer Sloger
Communications Officer – Maria D’Amico

Questions? Contact Katie Ford at fordfamily4@rocketmail.com

PTA Audit Committee volunteers needed.

The PTA is looking for volunteers for the Audit Committee. 

The Audit Committee will review bank statements and the Treasurer’s records and complete a one-page audit form. This committee requires three volunteers (a background in business or finance is helpful but not necessary).

Committee responsibility is one day at the end of June or early July.

If interested, contact Jen Sloger at jensloger@gmail.com

Receipts for PTA reimbursements due Wednesday, June 5th

If you have expenses to be reimbursed by the Blythe Park PTA, please remit all receipts to the PTA Treasurer, Deb Strama, by Wednesday, June 5th. Please use the following form:

PTA Reimbursement Request Form

Receipts can be dropped off in the school office or contact Deb Strama at dastrama@gmail.com to make arrangements.