Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
Running Club is Back - February 24!
Running Club is BACK! The snow is over and the sun is shining bright! We will resume running club starting February 24 th and go until the end of May. While we aren’t guaranteed great weather all the time, please keep in mind that our goal is to run outside and so we will be running in some rain unless it is an absolute downpour or the field is unusable.  Please have your runner ready for rainy conditions with jackets.  Looking forward to seeing everyone out there on Monday!! ... read full article
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2/20/2020-3/1/2020

Blackwell STEM Night - March 12!
  Blackwell Family STEM Night – SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 12th We’ve taken the best of the Science Fair and Math Nights and combined them into one fantastic event!!!   STEM Night is an evening of hands on science, math, and engineering activities for students and families to complete together.  The event includes a range of activities covering different topics and connections to various careers.   Get Started! Students are invited to participate by designing and completing their own Science Fair experiment to be showcased at the event. Please  CLICK HERE for help organizing your students’ projects.  Get Registered! Online registration ... read full article
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2/15/2020-3/12/2020

Blackwell Talent Show - Registration ends February 21!!
Seeking: Talent for Upcoming Blackwell Talent Show - April 2   The Blackwell PTSA Talent Show is coming to a stage near you! Thursday, April 2!   Bobcats, it's time to have your moment in the spotlight because Blackwell Talent Show is on its way!   Register to perform! We are looking for performers of all types and all grades. In past years we have seen dancers, singers, jugglers, karate acts and much more, so be creative. Online registration for talent starts now !   Feel free to contact Jessica Hoogendyk ( jhoogendyk@hotmail.com ) if you have questions. ... read full article
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1/22/2020-4/2/2020

Blackwell Math Challenge
  Math Challenge #10 Math Challenge #10 is available February 21 after 3pm - you will find it  here!  Due Date: March 4   Some things to remember: 1. Please make sure the student's name is written on the worksheet. 2. Please staple all the pages together if the name is not written on each page. 3. Math Challenge worksheets submitted on or after the Friday when the solution is available online will not be counted towards the prizes or certificates. Questions about the program? Please contact our Math Challenge Chair, Grace Le at mathchallenge@blackwellptsa. org ... read full article
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2/20/2020-3/4/2020

New After-School Classes at Blackwell: YMCA Session 4 - Register by February 28
The YMCA brings AFTER SCHOOL fun to Blackwell! We are so excited to announce the next YMCA session that starts March 2 and runs through May 1!   Monday: Gymnastics, 3:50 PM at Blackwell Tuesday:  Young Engineers Legos - Engineering & Coding, 3:50 PM at Blackwell Wednesday: The Greatest Showman, Small Hands on Art, 2:20 PM at Blackwell Thursday: Fun with the Y, 3:50 PM at Blackwell Friday: Creative Chemistry with the Y, 3:50 PM at Blackwell   Online Registration is open from Feb 14 - Feb 28.   For more details, click HERE ! ... read full article
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2/6/2020-2/28/2020

Attention Incoming Inglewood Families....Join the PTSA Board
Join Inglewood PTSA!   To All Incoming Inglewood Parents,   Excited, nervous and apprehensive about middle school??? Here at Inglewood PTSA we extend our warmest welcome. Most of our interactions with kids and teachers happens via PTSA sponsored activities.  Being a part of our PTSA really helps you understand and engage with the administration on ideas and experiences for extracurricular activities, fundraising for school projects, tap our parent network and make new friends.    We are currently seeking volunteers for positions on our Board. If you're interested or would like to learn more about being more involved in your child's ... read full article
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1/22/2020-3/1/2020

Blackwell Yearbooks on Sale NOW!
Blackwell Yearbooks are on Sale! Blackwell Yearbooks are on SALE NOW!   Our Yearbook ID Code:  5479420   For those of you who are new to Blackwell and/or yearbooks, our annual Blackwell yearbooks are hard-copy books published at the end of the year that feature Blackwell students participating in fun and memorable (organized or unorganized) activities in and around our school during the 2019-2020 school year. It's a wonderful keepsake and full of fun memories to look back on and to share with friends and family.    Purchase yours today!  Blackwell Yearbooks are on  SALE NOW!   Our Yearbook ID Code: ... read full article
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11/6/2019-3/31/2020

Blackwell PTSA Teacher & Staff Monthly Luncheons Need YOU!
    Some Background Our Blackwell teachers and staff are simply amazing! Providing positive energy and inspiration to our kiddos on a daily basis. It's a big job!  Remember how hard summer break was (well, for some of us)? There are times where we just can't thank our Blackwell teachers and staff enough! For that, we have Blackwell Monthly Teacher & Staff Luncheons! A marvelous opportunity to show our appreciation throughout the school year! The easiest volunteer opportunity that will instantly warm your heart! Simply sign up using this form for any one (or all - or some) of our ... read full article
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10/30/2019-3/31/2020

Blackwell Green Team Initiative
From Your Blackwell Green Team: It's OUR PLANET and OUR RESPONSIBILITY!   NO MORE SINGLE-USE WATER BOTTLES AT BLACKWELL (please!)   Great news! Blackwell's Green Team is launching its first initiative and we feel like you are going to be just as excited about it as we are!  At some point, each of us has either read or seen how single-use plastic bottles are wreaking havoc on our oceans, its sea-life and, on a local level, taking up a significant amount of landfill space. We need to do what we can to help! TOGETHER , let's do our part and move ... read full article
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12/4/2019-2/29/2020
Running Club is Back - February 24!2/20/20203/1/2020
Running Club is Back - February 24!
Running Club is BACK! The snow is over and the sun is shining bright! We will resume running club starting February 24 th and go until the end of May. While we aren’t guaranteed great weather all the time, please keep in mind that our goal is to run outside and so we will be running in some rain unless it is an absolute downpour or the field is unusable.  Please have your runner ready for rainy conditions with jackets.  Looking forward to seeing everyone out there on Monday!! ... read full article
Blackwell STEM Night - March 12!2/15/20203/12/2020
Blackwell STEM Night - March 12!
  Blackwell Family STEM Night – SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 12th We’ve taken the best of the Science Fair and Math Nights and combined them into one fantastic event!!!   STEM Night is an evening of hands on science, math, and engineering activities for students and families to complete together.  The event includes a range of activities covering different topics and connections to various careers.   Get Started! Students are invited to participate by designing and completing their own Science Fair experiment to be showcased at the event. Please  CLICK HERE for help organizing your students’ projects.  Get Registered! Online registration ... read full article
Blackwell Talent Show - Registration ends February 21!!1/22/20204/2/2020
Blackwell Talent Show - Registration ends February 21!!
Seeking: Talent for Upcoming Blackwell Talent Show - April 2   The Blackwell PTSA Talent Show is coming to a stage near you! Thursday, April 2!   Bobcats, it's time to have your moment in the spotlight because Blackwell Talent Show is on its way!   Register to perform! We are looking for performers of all types and all grades. In past years we have seen dancers, singers, jugglers, karate acts and much more, so be creative. Online registration for talent starts now !   Feel free to contact Jessica Hoogendyk ( jhoogendyk@hotmail.com ) if you have questions. ... read full article
YMCA Vendor Enrichment Session 3 - Register by December 20!12/11/201912/20/2019
YMCA Vendor Enrichment Session 3 - Register by December 20!
After-school programs held  AT BLACKWELL!  Wholly Lego-building, Batman! Did you hear about the after-school programs held right at Blackwell??    GYMNASTICS - BASKETBALL - LEGOS - ART - KITCHEN SCIENCE FUN!     YMCA VENDOR ENRICHMENT SESSION 3 SCHEDULE January 6 - February 28 Register HERE  by December 20! Monday - Gymnastics with Jet's Gymnastics - 3:50 PM Tuesday - Lego Engineering and Coding - 3:50 PM Wednesday - Aladdin with Small Hands on Art - 2:20 PM Thursday - Hoop it Up with the YMCA - 3:50 PM Friday - Kitchen Science! - 3:50 PM ... read full article
Blackwell Gingerbread House Competition11/26/201912/20/2019
Blackwell Gingerbread House Competition
  Blackwell's Annual Gingerbread House Contest will be held on Friday December 20!    You and your child do not need to be expert decorators or bakers to participate. Kits can be purchased at the store and are easy to complete. You just need candy, frosting, and a little bit of imagination. Just bear in mind that your gingerbread creation must be at least 75% gingerbread.   Every student will have a chance to admire the gingerbread houses and vote for their favorite. Awards will be given to the top 3 houses in each grade - and there will be a TROPHY for the overall winner!  REGISTER NOW ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Dinner & Auction Gala - Saturday, February 111/20/20192/1/2020
Blackwell PTSA Dinner & Auction Gala - Saturday, February 1
Blackwell PTSA "Roaring '20s in 2020" Auction Gala February 1, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Roaring '20s or Cocktail Attire Sahalee Country Club     You've marked your calendar, bought your tickets and you are poised and ready to support Blackwell Elementary with family and friends.  We look forward to seeing you  THIS Saturday at 5:30 pm at our party with a purpose.    ... read full article
Parent Ed Opportunity: Screenagers10/30/201912/5/2019
Parent Ed Opportunity: Screenagers
Parent Ed Opportunity: Screenagers Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 PM   PARENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY:  We are very pleased to announce that the Blackwell PTSA will co-host (with McAuliffe Elementary ) a screening of the documentary 'Screenagers' on Thursday, Dec 5 at 6:30 PM at Blackwell Elementary. Admission is free, but registration is required as space is limited. To Register : https://www.eventcombo.com/e/Screenagers-Film-Presented-By-Blackwell-PTSA-and-McAuliffe-PTSA-36384 About Screenagers Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking ... read full article
PTSA General Membership Meeting - October 16 @ 9:20am10/10/201910/17/2019
PTSA General Membership Meeting - October 16 @ 9:20am
All PTSA members are invited to attend our next General Membership PTSA meeting. We will be discussing a new and exciting event (scheduled for next winter) as well as approving changes to our budget. Hope to see you there! ... read full article
BOO FEST - OCTOBER 25 (5:30-8pm)10/8/201910/26/2019
BOO FEST - OCTOBER 25 (5:30-8pm)
Boo Fest 2019 - Friday, October 25 IMPORTANT NOTE: 5:30 - 6:30PM - (kindergarten through 1st grade only & family, older siblings may join here) 6:30 - 8:00 PM (all grade levels & families join)   Hold on to your witchy hats (and candy bags!) because Boo Fest is just around the corner and promises to be an evening of frightful fun for the entire family!!   Our Boo Fest committee has been brewing up an evening of fun! Activities include: Carnival Games Face Painting Pumpkin Decorating Trick or Treating Monster Mash Dance Haunted Hallway Low-Sensory Room making the event ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA - JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!9/30/201910/14/2019
Blackwell PTSA - JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!
If you still need to JOIN or RENEW your Blackwell PTSA membership. You still have time! In fact, renew by October 11, and included with your membership is a very handy Blackwell Student/Parent directory!   Click here to get started! ... read full article
Scholastic Arctic Book Fair - October 11-179/27/201910/17/2019
Scholastic Arctic Book Fair - October 11-17
  The Arctic Adventure Book Fair is almost here!! This is our library's biggest event of the year. It's a fabulous way to get more books into the hands of our kids, more books in the classrooms and to fill out library!!   Big Events This Year: Friday, October 11th 5-7pm is our Family Night!   eWallet - a way to shop cashless! and pre-sales of the newest Dog-Man and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!!   It's SNOW much fun to READ!  Come join us on Friday, October 11th from 5pm-7pm for Family Night.  Chill out and listen to teachers ... read full article
Reflections - National PTA Arts Recognition Program: due October 249/24/201910/24/2019
Reflections - National PTA Arts Recognition Program: due October 24
  Calling All Blackwell Art Enthusiasts!  Application can be found here! Reflections  is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life. Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is  Look Within . Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film ... read full article
Blackwell Art Docents Needed!9/20/201910/4/2019
Blackwell Art Docents Needed!
  Blackwell's Art Program Seeking Art Docents: No Experience Required! Help keep this program running strong and please consider volunteering your time as a classroom art docent. You don't need to be a PTSA member, or even be artistically inclined! Really! You just need to be interested in helping keep our art program vital! Time commitments are flexible and up to you!  OR if you do have a passion for art and would like to share your knowledge with other parents, please let our Blackwell art chair, Adriana Klansnic know if you have a specific medium that you would be willing ... read full article
Spirit Wear Store Closes November 15!9/10/201911/15/2019
Spirit Wear Store Closes November 15!
  Spirit Wear Store is OPEN for business! What? Hold on to your hats - - this just in! Our Blackwell Spirit Gear shop is opening just in time to update your Fall wardrobe! Nordstrom, Gap and Target can't even compete with these fashion statements! So many items to choose from - t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and more! Wear 'em to Costco, Trader Joe's - - everyone will be admiring your spirit-wear, but most importantly, you'll feel like a rock-star strutting around in your school's spirit colors! The Spirit Wear Store will be open until November 15. Our Spirit-Wear Store Can be Found Here! ... read full article
New Blackwell Family Pizza Dinner8/27/20198/27/2019
New Blackwell Family Pizza Dinner
Attention New Blackwell Families! New Blackwell Families! Remember, our PTSA New Blackwell Family Welcome Dinner is Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30PM - 8PM at Blackwell. Bring the entire family! Meet other new families joining Blackwell! Learn more about your student's new school and Blackwell's PTSA! ... read full article
Blackwell Math Challenge2/20/20203/4/2020
Blackwell Math Challenge
  Math Challenge #10 Math Challenge #10 is available February 21 after 3pm - you will find it  here!  Due Date: March 4   Some things to remember: 1. Please make sure the student's name is written on the worksheet. 2. Please staple all the pages together if the name is not written on each page. 3. Math Challenge worksheets submitted on or after the Friday when the solution is available online will not be counted towards the prizes or certificates. Questions about the program? Please contact our Math Challenge Chair, Grace Le at mathchallenge@blackwellptsa. org ... read full article
Blackwell Online Auction - Bidding closes midnight February 9!2/6/20202/9/2020
Blackwell Online Auction - Bidding closes midnight February 9!
Blackwell Auction Gala Online Auction Available for You!     If you couldn't attend or missed out on winning Saturday night, the Auction Committee has made available a few items for bidding online. You'll find gift cards, services and Blackwell Perks - don't miss out! Online bidding closes at midnight on Sunday, Feb. 9:   http://bit.ly/BlackwellAuction_Online  ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Dinner Auction Gala - Post Event Info2/6/20202/20/2020
Blackwell PTSA Dinner Auction Gala - Post Event Info
Blackwell Dinner & Auction Gala Post-Event Info   Thank you, Blackwell parents, teachers and staff, for a fantastic evening last Saturday! The committee has been working hard to finalize results from the event, so stay tuned for a closing update next week.    Just a few housekeeping reminders: If you left the event without your items, have no fear, they are safely stored at Katrina Thomas's house. Please contact her to coordinate pick-up or an exchange at school. auction.blackwell@gmail.com Bidder statements and receipts went out yesterday. If you didn't have a card on file, you have the option to pay online ... read full article
New After-School Classes at Blackwell: YMCA Session 4 - Register by February 282/6/20202/28/2020
New After-School Classes at Blackwell: YMCA Session 4 - Register by February 28
The YMCA brings AFTER SCHOOL fun to Blackwell! We are so excited to announce the next YMCA session that starts March 2 and runs through May 1!   Monday: Gymnastics, 3:50 PM at Blackwell Tuesday:  Young Engineers Legos - Engineering & Coding, 3:50 PM at Blackwell Wednesday: The Greatest Showman, Small Hands on Art, 2:20 PM at Blackwell Thursday: Fun with the Y, 3:50 PM at Blackwell Friday: Creative Chemistry with the Y, 3:50 PM at Blackwell   Online Registration is open from Feb 14 - Feb 28.   For more details, click HERE ! ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair - January 28-311/22/20201/31/2020
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair - January 28-31
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair - Held during Conference Week!   Book Fair Sale Schedule! Our sale is held during conference week, Jan 28-31 in the Commons area.     Book Sale Hours *  Tues, Jan 28: 12:20 - 4:20 PM *  Wed, Jan 29: 2:20 - 4:20 PM *  Thurs, Jan 30: 12:20 - 4:20 PM *  Friday, Jan 31: 12:20 - 2:00 PM Stop by to find some hidden treasures waiting for you! Blackwell Used Book Drive We are currently accepting your used children's books (ages 0-16 of all genres) and puzzles from January 21 - January 27.  Bins ... read full article
Attention Incoming Inglewood Families....Join the PTSA Board1/22/20203/1/2020
Attention Incoming Inglewood Families....Join the PTSA Board
Join Inglewood PTSA!   To All Incoming Inglewood Parents,   Excited, nervous and apprehensive about middle school??? Here at Inglewood PTSA we extend our warmest welcome. Most of our interactions with kids and teachers happens via PTSA sponsored activities.  Being a part of our PTSA really helps you understand and engage with the administration on ideas and experiences for extracurricular activities, fundraising for school projects, tap our parent network and make new friends.    We are currently seeking volunteers for positions on our Board. If you're interested or would like to learn more about being more involved in your child's ... read full article
Thankful Blackwell Bobcats!12/17/20191/10/2020
Thankful Blackwell Bobcats!
A big shout-out to the LWSD for featuring some of our Blackwell Bobcats sharing what they were thankful for this past Thanksgiving holiday!  Well done, Bobcats! https://www.facebook.com/LakeWashingtonSchools/videos/1387037184803510/?v=1387037184803510      ... read full article
RESCHEDULED to February 6 - International Night at Blackwell11/20/20192/6/2020
RESCHEDULED to February 6 - International Night at Blackwell
International Night at Blackwell Get Involved! Attend! Enjoy! Thursday, February 6, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Please join your Blackwell community in the gym/commons area by sharing and celebrating your culture, country, history, and traditions with fellow students and families.    ALL students and their families are welcome to host, perform or simply attend the event to learn about our school's rich diversity!    This is a fun, free, educational, child-centered evening open to all.      Learn about how to participate  HERE ! ... read full article
Halloween Candy - Be Gone....Sweeten a Soldier's Day!10/31/201911/5/2019
Halloween Candy - Be Gone....Sweeten a Soldier's Day!
  Many things are lovely in moderation, including Halloween candy! If you're looking for a local Halloween candy fairy to take your "extra" candy off your hands, look no further!  Bring your "extra" Halloween candy directly to Blackwell! Drop off boxes will be available through November 5 and located just outside the school office.   All candy donations will be sent to Operation Gratitude. To learn more about Operation Gratitude . . keep reading! Operation Gratitude Operation Gratitude sends individually addressed care packages (around 200,000 packages) to United State soldiers around the world.  Curious about the program? Go here for ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Teacher & Staff Monthly Luncheon - October 2310/15/201910/23/2019
Blackwell PTSA Teacher & Staff Monthly Luncheon - October 23
What are PTSA Teacher & Staff Monthly Luncheons? There are many ways throughout the year we enjoy showing our appreciation to our wonderful Blackwell teachers and staff. One way we do this is through food! :) Each month, the Blackwell PTSA organizes a special lunch for all who work and support our Blackwell students.    October Lunch is scheduled for October 23! We are in the midst of organizing our October 23rd lunch - - a hot potato bar - - and would LOVE to have your support with this effort! If you'd like to participate (drop off food or clean-up or set-up), ... read full article
Parent Ed: Screenagers Documentary10/15/201910/15/2019
Parent Ed: Screenagers Documentary
We are very pleased to announce that the Blackwell PTSA will be co-hosting (with McAuliffe Elementary) a screening of the documentary 'Screenagers' on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 PM at Blackwell Elementary. Admission is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Look for details coming soon - and mark your calendar to attend this informative documentary on the effects of our digital world on our children. About Screenagers Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that ... read full article
Catch the PTSA Ski Bus!10/5/201910/10/2019
Catch the PTSA Ski Bus!
 PTSA Ski Bus! A Message from Snow Sports Consulting . .    Hello Snow Sports Families,   We here at  Snow Sports Consulting Service LLC  ("SSCS") hope your summer was fantastic! If you are planning on enrolling in a Snow Sports program, you have until 12/15/19 to purchase your season pass at a discount.   Blackwell Snow Bus Coordinator Your program coordinator is Lucas Forschler 408-893-6446 or at  forschler@gmail.com . Thank you, Lucas! Registration HERE  is your current registration form. This can also be downloaded from our  website . Once we receive your information and payment you will be sent a ... read full article
October is Walk to School Month!9/30/201910/14/2019
October is Walk to School Month!
Walk to School month in October is an internationally-recognized event that encourages students to walk before and/or after school. It's also a great opportunity to build a stronger sense of community!    Let's Get Started! Hopefully, an October "Walk to School Month" calendar tracker made it home from school! Look for that and help your student track how he/she travels to and from school. Prizes handed out for our biggest walkers - and look for fun activities all throughout the month! NOTE: For those kiddos who take the bus, we understand! Walking to and from your bus stop counts as ... read full article
Kindergarten Parents! Blackwell PTSA Coffee 8/27/20199/8/2019
Kindergarten Parents! Blackwell PTSA Coffee
                                                                Kindergarten First Day! Oh my goodness - those little kindergarteners will be starting their FIRST DAY of ELEMENTARY school Friday, September 6. It's a big day for students - and parents alike. The kiddos will have a blast, but the parents? You'll be fine too. In fact, after drop off, look for your Blackwell PTSA table just in front of Blackwell's front doors. We'll have coffee and treats ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Summer Playdate Series!7/4/20198/20/2019
Blackwell PTSA Summer Playdate Series!
Well, hello there! Summer is in full swing and we're hoping you and your Bobcat are enjoying some sunshine, fun activities and all things summer!   We are very excited to present the Blackwell PTSA Summer Playdate series for families who are 1) new to Blackwell and would enjoy getting acquainted with other Blackwell families and students 2) desperately in search of activities to keep your student active 3) would welcome a fun diversion and enjoy seeing some familiar faces 4) a combination of the above!   Whatever your reason, we invite you to join us for some fun on ... read full article
Blackwell Yearbooks on Sale NOW!11/6/20193/31/2020
Blackwell Yearbooks on Sale NOW!
Blackwell Yearbooks are on Sale! Blackwell Yearbooks are on SALE NOW!   Our Yearbook ID Code:  5479420   For those of you who are new to Blackwell and/or yearbooks, our annual Blackwell yearbooks are hard-copy books published at the end of the year that feature Blackwell students participating in fun and memorable (organized or unorganized) activities in and around our school during the 2019-2020 school year. It's a wonderful keepsake and full of fun memories to look back on and to share with friends and family.    Purchase yours today!  Blackwell Yearbooks are on  SALE NOW!   Our Yearbook ID Code: ... read full article
Yearbook Photographer and Photos Needed!10/30/201911/1/2019
Yearbook Photographer and Photos Needed!
  Our annual yearbook is made up of a wonderful collection of photos that capture our Blackwell students around school during various events, classroom activities and fun times. WE NEED PHOTOGRAPHERS and/or at least a steady stream of photos from each grade level capturing our students at school events and during special classroom activities. Phone cameras are perfectly fine!  If you are interested in serving as one of our yearbook photographers and/or have some amazing photos to share, please contact  Blackwellyearbook@blackwellptsa.org .  Thank you in advance for your support! ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Teacher & Staff Monthly Luncheons Need YOU!10/30/20193/31/2020
Blackwell PTSA Teacher & Staff Monthly Luncheons Need YOU!
    Some Background Our Blackwell teachers and staff are simply amazing! Providing positive energy and inspiration to our kiddos on a daily basis. It's a big job!  Remember how hard summer break was (well, for some of us)? There are times where we just can't thank our Blackwell teachers and staff enough! For that, we have Blackwell Monthly Teacher & Staff Luncheons! A marvelous opportunity to show our appreciation throughout the school year! The easiest volunteer opportunity that will instantly warm your heart! Simply sign up using this form for any one (or all - or some) of our ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Events Needs YOU10/15/201911/6/2019
Blackwell PTSA Events Needs YOU
Used Book Fair Chair Needed We are currently looking for someone (like YOU) who can help with our always-popular Used Book Fair. Zero experience is needed. In fact, grab a friend and have some fun with this much-appreciated-by-our-students (and families) event!   Here's the skinny on what's involved. Collect used children's books donated by Blackwell students to be sold during the NEXT conference week. Books are collected daily for one week and then categorized by volunteers. The book sale takes place in the commons for three days. Volunteers help set-up, sell, and take down book fair.   Clay & Glass ... read full article
AMC 8 Math Competition (4th & 5th Graders) - Register by October 23!9/28/201910/23/2019
AMC 8 Math Competition (4th & 5th Graders) - Register by October 23!
We are happy to announce that this year Blackwell Elementary School will again host the AMC 8 math competition, which will be held on Tuesday, November 12, between 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Targeted participants are 4 th and 5 th grade students with a passion for problem-solving. What is the AMC8? The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA 2019 Fun Run9/10/20199/26/2019
Blackwell PTSA 2019 Fun Run
Blackwell PTSA 2019 Fun Run   Blackwell Fun Run - Wednesday, September 25 Our biggest, BIGGEST, fundraiser is upon us, our annual Blackwell 2019 Fun Run and we're getting excited - and we want you and your Bobcat to get excited too!  Find Your Student's Pledge Sheet! Parents just need to enter their student's name  here  to access their student's pledge page to enter pledges!!    Encourage your student to collect pledges from friends and family.  **Contributions can be given a boost through corporate match programs.**   Volunteers! If you're interested in helping with this event, we would love to have you ... read full article
Join (or Renew!!) with the Blackwell PTSA9/2/20199/16/2019
Join (or Renew!!) with the Blackwell PTSA
You might be asking yourself, "Why join the PTSA?" Well, we're so glad you asked! Your membership fee ($15 individual / $25 family) goes directly toward supporting PTSA-related programming. This programming includes, but is not limited to: Blackwell's in-class art programming which is completely funded by the PTSA and run by parent volunteers International Night STEM Night New Family Welcome Dinner Small capital improvements (i.e. new tables for the library, additional shelving) Teacher requests (books for classrooms, online learning tools, bonus supplies for classrooms and so much more) Playground add-ons (i.e. gaga pit) Chess Club  Oh, and did we mention ... read full article
Blackwell Green Team Initiative12/4/20192/29/2020
Blackwell Green Team Initiative
From Your Blackwell Green Team: It's OUR PLANET and OUR RESPONSIBILITY!   NO MORE SINGLE-USE WATER BOTTLES AT BLACKWELL (please!)   Great news! Blackwell's Green Team is launching its first initiative and we feel like you are going to be just as excited about it as we are!  At some point, each of us has either read or seen how single-use plastic bottles are wreaking havoc on our oceans, its sea-life and, on a local level, taking up a significant amount of landfill space. We need to do what we can to help! TOGETHER , let's do our part and move ... read full article
Ellipsis Academy Math Challenge Tournament10/23/201912/14/2019
Ellipsis Academy Math Challenge Tournament
Calling All Mathletes Grade 2 - 5 The student registration for the Math Challenge Tournament this year is now available! All students in grade 2 to 5 are invited. Below are schools nearby us that are hosting the tournament and the links to register. Don’t miss it! Seats are limited. Information about the tournament (format, awards, and divisions) can be found here: MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT   NOTES Fee : $20 per student Once you've registered, you will immediately receive  an email confirmation containing a link  to download practice materials (2018 MCT papers).   If you didn't see the confirmation email, please ... read full article
Lost & Found Donated Tuesday, October 2210/15/201910/22/2019
Lost & Found Donated Tuesday, October 22
Have you seen our school's Lost & Found? It's full of an amazing assortment of  . . well, just about everything - except for your car keys.  So, if you're missing something, consider looking for it at our school's lost & found!  Check it out before everything is donated on October 22! ... read full article
BLACKWELL PTSA AMAZON SMILES & EVERYTHING PARTY PROGRAMS 9/30/20191/1/2020
BLACKWELL PTSA AMAZON SMILES & EVERYTHING PARTY PROGRAMS
There are a number of ways we raise money for Blackwell - in addition to event fundraisers, there are other avenues including, AMAZON and local stores! If you shop using AMAZON.COM and/or at EVERYTHING PARTY! please read the following!   AMAZON SMILES! Each time you shop on Amazon 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchase can be donated to Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary.  Go to:  https://smile.amazon.com  and select Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA to get started. We encourage you to read up on the Amazon Smiles program, by clicking here.  to learn more about this wonderful way to shop!   EVERYTHING PARTY!  Mention Blackwell at the check-out ... read full article
PTSA Programs!8/30/20199/20/2019
PTSA Programs!
  Blackwell PTSA Before & After School Programs We're very excited to start rolling out some of our Blackwell PTSA before and after school programs for your Blackwell Bobcat! You'll see we have included some BIG-TIME favorites and new programs too!  A.M. Basketball A. M. Chess Club A.M. Math Club A.M. Yoga P.M. Running Club If you are interested in learning more about these programs and/or ready to register, please refer to our programs page of our website at  http://blackwellptsa.org/Program .   If you have any questions about our program line-up, please contact Julie Aquino at enrichment@blackwellptsa.org . ... read full article
Edu Kits: School Supplies for 2019-20!7/4/20198/16/2019
Edu Kits: School Supplies for 2019-20!
Attention: Blackwell Families! Who needs school supplies?? Of course, you do - and we offer the convenience of one-stop shopping and it's just a click away! All supplies are school approved too (a huge and important bonus). Check this out!   ... read full article