Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
We are currently seeking volunteers interested in helping with our Used Book Drive AND/OR Used Book Fair .  Your time and day commitment are entirely up to you!  We would be delighted to see you! SIGN UP GENIUS LINK:  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090D45ADA72EA2F85-used            Volunteer Opportunity Overview Jan 21-25 - SORTING WEEK: 1 hour each morning (9:30-10:30) Mon, Jan 28 - Sorting day: 9:30-10:30, final collection day Tue, Jan 29 - AM Set up 9-12; PM Afternoon sale 12:30-4 Wed, Jan 30 - Classroom visits and sales only 9:30-2:30 Thu, Jan 31 - Afternoon sale 12:30-4 Fri, Feb 1 - Afternoon sale and ... read full article
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Boo Fest Wrap UpEstra Silver11/9/201811/16/2018
Boo Fest Wrap Up
Survey Says . . We want to hear from you!  A HUGE thank you for all who attended this year's Boo Fest! We are always looking for ways to enhance and improve our events. To that end, we need to hear from you! Please take a (quick!) moment to complete this BRIEF  survey about Boo Fest  - and thank you! ... read full article
Reflections Program 2018-19 : Entries due Nov. 5!Estra Silver9/15/201811/5/2018
Reflections Program 2018-19 : Entries due Nov. 5!
 CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  All students are welcome to participate!!  Your Blackwell Student is invited to participate by entering an original piece of art based on the theme ("Heroes Around me") in the form of  literature, music, visual arts, photography, etc.   This is a wonderful opportunity for students share their talents!   Entries are due Nov 5th in the main office.  Rules and entry forms are also available in the main office as well within this article. Details! 2018-2019 THEME: Heroes Around Me How to Compete Have your student create art based on this year’s theme and following the rules,  that are ... read full article
Math Challenge 5!Estra Silver11/17/201811/29/2018
Math Challenge 5!
Math Challenge 5 is online today.  https://www.mathinaction.org/ current- math -challenge.html   Students can turn it in by November 29th . The solution is out on December 7th.  ... read full article
Bobcat Spirit-Wear Store is Open!Estra Silver11/2/201811/16/2018
Bobcat Spirit-Wear Store is Open!
THE BOBCAT SPIRIT - WEAR STORE IS OPEN! Blackwell spirit - wear is available now through November 30th!  You can order from our new online store.   Click here  and select Blackwell Elementary from the list of schools. Most selections have an option for staff and some items can even be personalized.   When ordering, please include your child's name in the designated field so we know how to distribute.  All orders will be delivered to the school. Please contact Carolynn Kaiser, at carolynn.kaiser@yahoo.com with any questions.  Let's show our Bobcat pride! ... read full article
PTSA Boo Fest 2018Estra Silver10/4/201810/8/2018
PTSA Boo Fest 2018
  BLACKWELL PTSA PRESENTS, BOO FEST! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 5:30 PM - 8:00PM   Mark this date on your calendar and get excited as we are offering a new twist on our old tradition! Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and celebrate a night of Family Fun with the PTSA! Interested in more details? Click here . . . if you dare!       ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA International Night12/4/20181/17/2019
Blackwell PTSA International Night
  Blackwell PTSA International Night Thursday, January 17! Join us as we celebrate our students, their heritage and our diverse community! Get introduced (or re-acquainted) with various countries represented during this festive night. Expect delicious food, music, dance and more! Tables to represent countries are now full as is our performance line-up! Expect a memorable (and fun!) evening! Please contact Melanie Vertrees at mvertrees@lwsd.org if you have any questions related to this upcoming event. Click here for our event flyer!   ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE Blackwell PTSA BINGO Night - March 7!1/26/20192/2/2019
SAVE THE DATE Blackwell PTSA BINGO Night - March 7!
More details coming your way soon! ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair - Volunteers Needed1/19/20192/2/2019
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
We are currently seeking volunteers interested in helping with our Used Book Drive AND/OR Used Book Fair .  Your time and day commitment are entirely up to you!  We would be delighted to see you! SIGN UP GENIUS LINK:  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090D45ADA72EA2F85-used            Volunteer Opportunity Overview Jan 21-25 - SORTING WEEK: 1 hour each morning (9:30-10:30) Mon, Jan 28 - Sorting day: 9:30-10:30, final collection day Tue, Jan 29 - AM Set up 9-12; PM Afternoon sale 12:30-4 Wed, Jan 30 - Classroom visits and sales only 9:30-2:30 Thu, Jan 31 - Afternoon sale 12:30-4 Fri, Feb 1 - Afternoon sale and ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair 1/1/20191/2/2019
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Fair
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Blackwell PTSA Ugandan School Supplies DriveEstra Silver11/17/201811/26/2018
Blackwell PTSA Ugandan School Supplies Drive
New and Used School Supplies Drive for Blackwell's Ugandan Friends   This year we are very excited to once again partner with Sister Schools in an effort to collect much-needed school supplies for Ugandan elementary students. We are excited for the drive and ask that you consider participating - it's a lovely way to give and perfect teaching moment. Thank you.   This is a modified supply drive, we are only looking for small items that will fit in a drawstring backpack.  Our drive is in two parts this year: November 16-21 – Modified School Supply Drive Specific Items needed ... read full article
Math Challenge Tournament! Estra Silver11/4/201811/27/2018
Math Challenge Tournament!
MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT!   The Fall2018 Math Challenge Tournament (MCT) student registration is NOW OPEN!  You can register your student at   http://www.ellipsisacademy.com/mct-2018-students-registration.html     Select the location closest to you (that is not private) and register for that location.  Seats are limited and first come first served. The locations are:  November 29: 6:30pm at Margaret Mead Elementary ,  1725 216th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA 98074 Dec 7 or Dec 8: 5:30pm at   Ellipsis Academy Overlake Center, 2763 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052                 (FULL) Nov 30th 6:30pm at Norman Rockwell Elementary, 11125 162ns Ave ... read full article
Literally! There's a Literary Pumpkin Carving Contest!Estra Silver10/24/201810/26/2018
Literally! There's a Literary Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Literally! There's a LITERARY PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST and it's just around the corner! Check out the details here ! Pumpkins can be dropped off at the shelter, next to Mrs. Brown's room on Friday, October 26 until 3:50PM. Good luck!   ... read full article
Enchanged Forest Scholastic Book Fair!Estra Silver10/9/201810/10/2018
Enchanged Forest Scholastic Book Fair!
Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair has begun!   Shop for a variety of titles and deals in the Blackwell library. The Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair has begun!! Come visit the fair before or after conferences for a wide selection of books within the enchanted fairyland. Family Night is on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30-8:00 pm with special guest readers reading their favorite books and raffle prizes awarded throughout the evening. You don’t want to miss out on the fun! Can’t visit the fair till Monday, October 15 th . Go ahead and begin shopping now for all your favorite books ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!Estra Silver9/15/201810/5/2018
Volunteers Needed!
Outstanding People Needed - Like You! Volunteers Needed!    Have you considered volunteering but your time is limited? No problem! We completely understand and have an opportunity for you!   These opportunities are perfect if you would prefer to tell us which day works for you! So, grab a friend or make some new ones and let's work together to make sure these terrific Blackwell traditions continue!     Click here to learn about being an Art Docent or the Blackwell Launch Kindergarteners Read Program!   ... read full article
Stay tuned for the latest and greatest!Estra Silver8/6/20188/8/2018
Stay tuned for the latest and greatest!
Stay tuned for the latest and greatest! School may be out, but rest assured your Blackwell PTSA team is hard at work crafting a plan to help make our 2018-19 school year a terrific one for students and families! Stay tuned for updates regarding exciting PTSA Blackwell Programs, including: Before- and After- School Programs for your students New Family Pizza Night - August 28, 6:30PM - 8:00PM - CHECK OUT THE LINK!! Meet and Greet socials for the entire family Fundraising Events Volunteer Opportunities  In the meantime, get yourself plugged in by liking our Blackwell PTSA Facebook page and subscribing ... read full article
School Supplies! School Supplies! School Supplies!Estra Silver7/11/20189/3/2018
School Supplies! School Supplies! School Supplies!
    To learn about school supplies for the 2018-19 school year, please  click here!       ... read full article
Feed Washington Pantry Pack Program Winter Drive12/2/201812/16/2018
Feed Washington Pantry Pack Program Winter Drive
Have you heard of Lake Washington School Foundation's (LWSF) Pantry Packs program? The LWSF Pantry Packs program was developed to help the 800 students in the LWSD (including, 160 in Sammamish) who have been identified as food insecure, which means that food in the house is not always a given. Pantry Packs are provided over the weekend to be sure that qualifying students can count on at least one-well rounded meal a day.  Click here  to see the flyer for additional details about this much-needed drive! If you would like to participate in this program by providing a contribution, please ... read full article
PTSA Ski Bus 2019!11/19/20181/11/2019
PTSA Ski Bus 2019!
Blackwell PTSA Announces: Ski Bus 2019! Greetings! The Ski Bus is full! Thank you and have fun! Check-out the frosty details by clicking here! ... read full article