Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
Sep 25
Oct 1
10:00a Java with Jim
Java with Jim

Monday, September 26
10:00a - 11:00a
Blackwell Library

This morning gathering is designed specifically for parents to hear directly from Mr. Eaton about what’s happening here at Elizabeth Blackwell. Mr. Eaton will also be available to field questions about our school, the district, and the state of education in Washington.

We will be meeting at 10:00 A.M. in the Library every fourth Monday of the month.
PTSA Fun Run
PTSA Fun Run

Thursday, September 29
9:00a Art Start Kick-Off Meeting
Art Start Kick-Off Meeting

Thursday, September 29
9:00a - 10:00a
Math Challenge #1 Online
Math Challenge #1 Online

Friday, September 30

Picture Day
Picture Day

Monday, October 3
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Important! Before/After School Activity Sign-Up Filling Fast
Blackwell PTSA has brought a great selection of activities to fill your child's before and after school time with fun enrichment.
Sign-Ups are available NOW: HERE

Support the Fun Run!

The Fun Run event is on September 29th so plan to come out and cheer on the runners! 

Kindergarten & 1st grade 9:05 am
2nd & 3rd grade 10:05 am
4th & 5th grade 1:05 pm

The Fun Run is the primary fundraiser for the Blackwell PTSA. 

The money goes to the general fund that provides funds for all of the PTSA programs and school grants. See HERE for details from last year.  The school is busting at the seams this year and a strong fundraising effort will enable the PTSA to help assist with responding to this growth, including books, technology, and capital improvement like storage and exploring with the district a covered play area.

Your support is much appreciated!

Become a PTSA Member before Oct. 3
Don't forget to sign up for the PTSA by Monday October 3rd to be guaranteed this year's school directory.  The directory is a great resource for birthday parties and play dates! 
Click here >>> JOIN PTSA
Additionally, by signing up, you will receive discounts to many area businesses! Find them all here: Benefits & Discount Codes

Fun Run Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to assist with the Fun Run.  For each race timeslot, we need 4 to 5 volunteers to assist with the water table and more.  Please sign up HERE.

Unity Day Shirts for Students
On Wednesday, October 19th, we get a chance to color our nation, and even the world, in orange, showing that we stand united against bullying. Last year our staff purchased shirts to wear for Unity Day and after multiple request from parents, we have opened it up for students to order their own shirts! If you’re interested in purchasing a shirt for your student(s) to wear for Unity day on Oct. 19th, please follow the link below to select quantity, size(s), and pay online.


All orders must be submitted by Sept. 28th. T-shirts will be delivered to Blackwell Elementary and will be distributed to students before Unity Day.  Thanks!  –Mrs. Blair, School Counselor

Art Start Kick-Off Meeting - Sept 29

The annual Blackwell Art Program kick-off meeting will be held:

Thursday September 29th



If you are planning on being an art volunteer (docent) this year, please come to this meeting to pick-up your grade-level packet and to find out what's new for this year!  Afterwards, there will be a short training session for new docents.  If you are unable to attend, your packets will be sent home via KidMail.

Be Our Legislative Representative

The PTSA board still has an open position for the 2016-17 school year!

VP Advocacy

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

This position can be shared with another person. Please contact Cherish Fitterer or Laura Hamilton for more information. You may also contact our LWPTSA Council VP of Advocacy Erika Kapur for further details. More information also available HERE.

Math Challenge - Available Sept. 30

Math Challenge starts at Blackwell on Sept. 30.

Students K - 5 print out a new Math Challenge every other week from Math In Action and check back at the same site for solutions after they submit.

More info: FLIER

Picture Day - Monday Oct. 3

1-2-3 SMILE!!! 

Picture Day is Monday October 3rd 

Orrder packets came home in student mail Friday (September 23rd). You can also order directly from the website now!

Online you will find Blackwell picture day information, numerous background choices, multiple look packages and so much more! You can also pay by credit/debit card or PayPal!

If you are a parent who volunteers - stop by on Picture Day between 8:00-9:00am, so an "official" volunteer badge can be made for you! Completely free for you and one extra safety precaution for our kiddos! These badges are not mandatory to volunteer. A second opportunity to get a badge picture taken will be offered on Retake Day, Nov 15th

If you have questions, please contact Brittin Dwyer at Britgwd@gmail.com

Chess Club - Sign up today!

Space is limited. Remember to sign up today! We are happy to offer again a school chess club this year, running from October through April.

Signup is available here.

Chess Club will meet 20 Monday mornings from 7:30 - 8:45am, Oct. 10th - April 24th in the school Commons.

Kids will go directly to their morning classes after chess. Learn Chess from one of the area's best Chess Players, Coach Dave Hendricks. Open to all grades, K-5, and all levels of chess experience, from beginner to advanced.

Any questions? Send email to akikos55@hotmail.com

October is Walk to School Month!

Beginning Monday, October 3, 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 they bus, as long as they walk to and from the bus stop, they are counted as walkers! So get on your walking shoes Bobcats, and stay tuned for more information...

Health Room Requests

The Blackwell Health Room is in need of boys pants, all sizes.  We would also appreciate plastic bags, thank you!

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Mrs. Cherian's Library Corner

What an exciting week in our library!  The kindergarteners checked out their first books!

We are putting together a volunteer schedule for parents who have offered to come in and assist with classes. Volunteers can expect an email next week, but if you are interested and haven't signed up please let us know. Thanks so much to all who have offered.

Don't forget about our birthday club as a way to honor your child's special day.  You can donate at any time during the year by picking up and filling out a form from the library or visiting our Blackwell Birthday Club Wish List on Amazon and choosing a book to bring in on your own. Students will have the book shared with the class, get their picture on our birthday club board, and the book will have a tag at the front with their name and year.  This week Mrs. Fiske donated to our birthday club to celebrate her birthday. She chose a beautiful picture book called Same, Same, but Different after hearing it shared in Mrs. McPherren's class.

We added 16 more books to our library this week including Raina Telgemeier's new book, Ghosts, and the 2017 Guinness World Records book. 

Now on Facebook

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