Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
SCHOOL LEVY SIGN WAVING - MONDAY, April 22!!4/11/20194/22/2019
Sign Waving - Supporting Lake Washington School District Levy - Monday, April 22! Votes for our Lake Washington School District Levy are due April 23!   Don’t forget to send in your ballot!! BLACKWELL PARENTS AND FRIENDS! Many of our Blackwell teachers will be sign-waving on Monday, 4/22 from 7-8am. We are currently looking for (early-risers and) parent volunteers to take a shift since our teachers need to report to their respective classrooms by 8:05am.  Sign waving will be conveniently located at Sahalee Way and 37 th (not enough traffic outside of the school at that time). Ideally, we would like to have 3-4 ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA General Membership Meeting - March 213/20/20193/21/2019
Blackwell PTSA General Membership Meeting - March 21
Blackwell PTSA General Membership Meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019   Blackwell PTSA General Membership meeting is (tomorrow!) Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 in the Blackwell Library. As part of tomorrow's meeting, Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent, and Shannon Parthemer, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, will be in attendance to discuss the Levy on the April ballot. Bring your questions and stop by. You'll be glad you did. ... read full article
Math Challenge 6!12/10/201812/24/2018
Math Challenge 6!
Hooray! Math Challenge #6 is out and ready for your Blackwell student to check it out! Take a peek!  https://www.mathinaction.org/current-math-challenge.html Solutions are due December 20th!   ... read full article
Blackwell 20th Anniversary Dance - SOLD OUT!3/14/20193/28/2019
Blackwell 20th Anniversary Dance - SOLD OUT!
READY, SET, DANCE!!!    Blackwell is turning 20 and you are invited to celebrate it!  Come dressed in your favorite 90's or neon outfit and  be ready to GLOW and have FUN with a DJ, food, photo booth, lots of surprises and long lasting memories.     Space is limited and this is an event you don't want to miss! **This event is sold out.**       ... read full article
Kindness Day - March 143/11/20193/14/2019
Kindness Day - March 14
  Kindness Day - March 14   Blue?  Of course you do! Promote kindness AND unity (a.k.a. school spirit) by wearing your BLUE BLACKWELL FUN RUN T-SHIRT THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 14!    Kindness Day Origins Wear Blue for Kindness Day (#WB4K) began in 2018 as a response to the growing acts of violence in our schools and in particular a response to the Parkland walk-outs.  The McAuliffe PTSA wanted to engage our elementary school students in an age-appropriate way to help them learn and express empathy and kindness for everyone. With the help of the school staff, the school district ... read full article
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Drive1/10/20191/25/2019
Blackwell PTSA Used Book Drive
  Blackwell PTSA Used Book Drive is Happening Now!   OKAY! Now is the time to channel your inner Marie Kondo and see if those old children's books or puzzles are still bringing you or anyone in your home joy. If not, consider bringing those books to Blackwell and bring joy to our upcoming Blackwell PTSA Used Book Drive.   We are currently accepting your used children's books (ages 0 - 16 of all genres) and puzzles from January 7 -  January 25.  Bins will be located by the school's office or you may send in your used books with your ... read full article
Blackwell Yearbooks - On Sale Now!4/5/20194/29/2019
Blackwell Yearbooks - On Sale Now!
Ready to pre-order a yearbook? Capture the school year in this wonderful pictorial book that highlights Blackwell student activities, each Blackwell student by class and so much more! It makes a wonderful keepsake! Pre-order online  HERE ! Yearbook ID code: 5479419 Order now for $15 each for a standard yearbook. Last day to pre-order is April 29th, 2019. After that, yearbooks will be available at school on a first come/first serve basis for $20 each. Need to check if you ordered a yearbook?  Go to  ybpay.lifetouch.com  and click the link to get the details of your previous orders by email. ... read full article
Blackwell Bobcat Spirit-Wear Store Is Now OpenEstra Silver3/14/20193/28/2019
Blackwell Bobcat Spirit-Wear Store Is Now Open
Bobcats, we're open for Spirit-Wear Business! Get the latest and greatest in Bobcat fashion by clicking here ! ... read full article
Pre-Order Your Blackwell Yearbooks Today!Estra Silver3/14/20193/28/2019
Pre-Order Your Blackwell Yearbooks Today!
Pre-order your Blackwell Yearbook Today!   Our Blackwell yearbooks are a delightful compilation of photos that capture many wonderful memories in and around our school from this school year (2018-2019). Our book also includes individual portraits of each student, by grade and teacher.     Yearbook packages come with many options, such as personalized cover with student's portrait and name, Zoom current events insert, autograph insert, and stickies. Select all or pick and choose which additions you want.   Ready to pre-order a yearbook? Pre-order online HERE ! Yearbook ID code: 5479419   Order now for $15 each for a ... read full article
Aptil 2019 Critical Projects Levy3/14/20194/22/2019
Aptil 2019 Critical Projects Levy
April 2019 Critical Projects Levy   Top 3 Reasons to Vote YES on the LWSD Levy. The levy will help address critical capacity needs.  LWSD has increased 26% over the past decade and it is now the third largest district in the state.  LWSD needs more classrooms for student use. District-wide safety enhancements at schools, including exterior cameras at all elementary schools and entrance modifications at high schools. The levy maintains the current tax rate with NO tax increase.   Please Vote YES by April 23 rd !! https://www.lwsd.org/2019-capital-projects-levy vote4lwsdkids.org     MORE INFORMATION HERE! LWSD will have a Capital ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE - Blackwell STEM Night - April 183/1/20193/1/2019
SAVE THE DATE - Blackwell STEM Night - April 18
Blackwell Family STEM Night – SAVE THE DATE: April 18th from 6:00-8:00pm. STEM Night is an evening of hands on science, math, and engineering activities for students and families to complete together. We would love for all of our Blackwell families to come be a part of this wonderful event! Students are also invited to participate in the evening by designing and completing their own Science Fair experiment to be showcased at this event. Information packets can be found on the PTSA website HERE. Students are expected to register online HERE by MONDAY, APRIL 1 st . If you have ... read full article
Blackwell 2018-19 Yearbooks on Sale!Estra Silver2/24/20193/10/2019
Blackwell 2018-19 Yearbooks on Sale!
Get your Blackwell 2018-19 Yearbook now!     Order online:   Lifetouch   Yearbook ID Code:  5479419   ... read full article
Valentine's Day Fun For A Teacher!2/4/20192/10/2019
Valentine's Day Fun For A Teacher!
Send A Teacher a Valentine!   Do you know a teacher who deserves a Valentine? Learn more  here  - and act soon! Donations for pins and postcards must be received by midnight on February 10! Proceeds support the Lake Washington School Foundation.         ... read full article
Math Challenge #9!Estra Silver2/4/20192/18/2019
Math Challenge #9!
  Math Challenge is Here! #9!  Hey! Keep those kiddos busy!  Have them take a look at this week's Math Challenge #9 - - and feel free to help! There's almost nothing better than the feeling of "I DID IT!" https://www.mathinaction.org/current-math-challenge.html Solutions are out on Feb. 15th. Students can turn in their challenges by the 7th of February. ... 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 Gingerbread House Contest - December 2111/11/201812/21/2018
Blackwell Gingerbread House Contest - December 21
Blackwell's Annual Gingerbread House Contest Friday, December 21!        You and your child do not need to be expert decorators (note: the gingerbread Seattle skyline image was designed by local Seattle architects - the picture has been provided for inspiration!) 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 his/her favorite. Awards will be given to the top 3 ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair - Thank You!!Estra Silver10/21/201810/31/2018
Scholastic Book Fair - Thank You!!
Our Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! A big THANK YOU to all our AMAZING parent and student volunteers who participated in the book fair and helped us reach our goal! We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s participation and generosity.   A HUGE shout-out to our “creative director” Rebeca Otto and her special helpers for transforming the library into an enchanted forest that kept everyone mesmerized!  Thank you, Rebeca! ... read full article
Math Challenge!Estra Silver10/7/201810/11/2018
Math Challenge!
The Math Challenge is back! Math Challenge 2 (MC2) is out today and is due on the 11th of October.  Solutions are out on the 19th of October.  Challenges can be turned into the Blackwell Office. Here is the link: http://www.mathinaction.org/elizabeth-blackwell-elementary.   ... read full article
School Photos & Yearbooks - Order Now!Estra Silver10/6/201810/20/2018
School Photos & Yearbooks - Order Now!
There's still time to order your student's school pictures and yearbooks! School Photos: Just go to the Lifetouch website, enter the picture day id and place your order. Details below! Website: mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: LS118038Q0   School Yearbooks: Order online:   Lifetouch   Yearbook ID Code:  5479419                ... read full article
Fun Run: Update!Estra Silver10/6/201810/21/2018
Fun Run: Update!
Last call for Fun Run donations and corporate matches!  To ensure your student receives credit for your corporate match, you need to get your matching request in now!  We will be calculating the final donation totals (and awarding prizes!) based on reports we receive in October and November.  Even better, if you have a receipt or can request one, please send it to  waysandmeans@blackwellptsa. org   so we can have a record.   Remember to select "Ellzabeth Blackwell PTSA" as the recipient of your donation.  If you selected "Blackwell Elementary," please send a copy of your receipt to  waysandmeans@blackwellptsa. org . ... read full article
October is Walk to School Month!Estra Silver9/23/201810/31/2018
October is Walk to School Month!
October is Walk to School Month!   Beginning Monday, October 4th,  students are encouraged to walk, bike or scooter to school, and record their progress in the calendars that will be coming home shortly. We'll have fun activities on some of the days, and give prizes to walkers on select days too. For kids that take the bus, as long as they walk to and from the bus stop, they are counted as walkers! So lace up. Velcro, or slip on your walking shoes, Bobcats , and stay tuned for more information   ... read full article