Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
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6:30p New Family Welcome Dinner
New Family Welcome Dinner

Date:
Tuesday, August 30
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Blackwell Elementary

Enjoy a casual dinner while getting to know other new Blackwell families. Meet Blackwell staff and PTSA board members. Make new friends, find out more about Blackwell, and learn how to get involved. Hope to see you and your family there!
6:00p Kindergarten Curriculum Night
Kindergarten Curriculum Night

Date:
Wednesday, August 31
Time:
6:00p - 7:15p
9:00a Back to Business, and More!
Back to Business, and More!

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Time:
9:00a - 4:00p

Back to Business 9:00-1:00
Meet and Greet 2:00-3:00
PTSA Ice Cream Social 3:00-4:00 PM
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First Day of School, Grades 1-5
First Day of School, Grades 1-5

Date:
Tuesday, September 6
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings w/teachers
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings w/teachers

Date:
Tue 9/6 - Thu 9/8
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings w/teachers
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings w/teachers

Date:
Tue 9/6 - Thu 9/8
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings w/teachers
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings w/teachers

Date:
Tue 9/6 - Thu 9/8
First Day of School Kindergarten
First Day of School Kindergarten

Date:
Friday, September 9
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Letter from our PTSA Presidents

It is so hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of summer before school begins September 6th. We are very excited for the new school year and are looking forward to seeing everyone at Back to Business Day on September 1st! We have so many fun activities planned this year! A great way to learn about all of these events is to like our Blackwell Elementary PTSA Facebook page, which will give updates on activities and such throughout the year. Another fantastic way to stay connected is to check out our PTSA website. Our coordinators have been working hard this summer to get all volunteer sign ups, orders, membership sign ups, etc. online so please check it out! Lastly, our PTSA runs smoothly because of our amazing parent community of volunteers. We still have lots of volunteer opportunities this year, so please look for these on our website and at Back to Business Day. Even giving a little time makes a big difference! Here's to another terrific year! Go Bobcats!

Cherish and Laura


School Supplies with Amazon Smile

Find school supplies and support Blackwell PTSA at the same time! Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Just make all your purchases through smile.amazon.com. On the site, select Blackwell Elementary PTSA (location will say Tacoma and that is correct) as your supporting charity, log into your regular Amazon account, and start shopping! 

School supply lists for all grades are HERE


New Family Welcome Dinner

New families: please join us for the New Family welcome dinner on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-8 pm at Blackwell! Enjoy a casual dinner while getting to know other new Blackwell families. Meet Blackwell staff and PTSA board members. Make new friends, find out more about Blackwell, and learn how to get involved. Hope to see you and your family there!


PTSA Sponsored Welcome Back Coffee

Parents, new and returning: Stop by at the PTSA Welcome Back Coffee on September 6 at 9am! Join us after drop-off to commiserate, celebrate and connect with other parents!  Look for the signs or follow the smell of coffee.


PTSA Positions Open

The PTSA board is currently looking to fill some positions for the 2016-17 school year. Please take a moment to look over the responsibilities and contact Cherish Fitterer or Laura Hamilton  for more information! These positions can also be shared with another person.

VP Advocacy

The VP of Advocacy gathers and communicates issues requiring state or local legislative resolution. The VP attends the State PTSA Annual Legislative Assembly in October, and WSPTSA Focus Day in Olympia in January, and stays abreast of current legislative activities and alerts the membership to issues that impact school age children and the need for parental action. 

Website Volunteer-needed immediately!

We need immediate help maintaining and updating the Blackwell PTSA website!

The website provides PTSA membership registration and payment, event registration, volunteer sign-ups, a calendar, and current information and articles about PTSA and school events. 

Depending on your prior experience, the time commitment for this position is 5-7 hours during the summer for training and ramping up. Also, you must be present for back-to-business day, September 1, 2016. During the school year, the commitment is 1-2 hours weekly, for updates to the site as needed.

Experience with web design is not necessary, but very helpful! If interested, please contact Elaine Cox/Zarqa Javed at communications@blackwellptsa.org


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Save the Dates

August 23     Blackwell school office opens

August 30    New Family Welcome Dinner 6:30-8 PM

August 31     Kindergarten Curriculum Night 6:00-7:15 PM

September 1 Drop in at Blackwell! Get all the information you need about first day of school! 

Back to Business 9:00-1:00

  • Fill out necessary school paperwork
  • Learn who your student's new teacher is
  • Sign up for PTSA
  • Learn about before and after school activities
  • Learn about volunteering opportunities

Meet and Greet 2:00-3:00

  • See your classrooms and meet your teachers

PTSA Ice Cream Social 3:00-4:00

  • Meet new friends over ice cream!

 September 6 First Day of School Grades 1-5

 September 6-8 Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings with teachers 

 September 9 First Day of Kindergarten


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