Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
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9:05a Java with Jim
Java with Jim

Date:
Monday, October 23
Time:
9:05a - 10:00a
Where:
Library

Grab a cup of coffee and get filled in on the latest campus news and events. Come fill up on a warm cup of coffee and the latest news and events from Blackwell. 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. It’s also a great time to meet other parents and hear from the PTSA.
Unity Day
Unity Day

Date:
Wednesday, October 25

Unity Day (October 25) is the day that everyone can join together to send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying. Together, we can make our school communities more compassionate, respectful, and caring! Wear ORANGE to support bullying prevention in LWSD.
5:30p PTSA Halloween Carnival (K - 1)
PTSA Halloween Carnival (K - 1)

Date:
Friday, October 27
Time:
5:30p - 8:30p

5:30-6:30 pm Early admission for K-1 and their older siblings
6:30-8:30 pm Everyone welcome!

6:30p PTSA Halloween Carnival (all grades)
PTSA Halloween Carnival (all grades)

Date:
Friday, October 27
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p

Grade K & 1st only will start at 5:30-6:30 PM
The all grades will join at 6:30 PM
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6:30p Parent Ed.- Digital Safety
Parent Ed.- Digital Safety

Date:
Thursday, November 2
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
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Scholastic Book Fair
Couldn’t make it to the Scholastic Book Fair? Still looking for that special book? Want to buy a book for your child's classroom? You can still order books through our Online Fair now through October 24!
 
Go to:  scholastic.com/fair
 
Proceeds from all online sales benefit our school.

Blackwell Yearbook

Get your Yearbook now! Online ordering open for the 2017-18 Blackwell Bobcat Yearbook. There are so many great options to choose from including: personalized cover with Student’s portrait and name, Zoom Current events insert, autograph insert, and Yearbook stickies. Select all or pick and choose which additions you want to get a customized package.  

ONLINE ORDERING: Pick up this great keepsake, by visiting Lifetouch using Yearbook ID Code: 5479417.

Please contact Kim Zoglmann if you have any questions. 

PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED! If you are interested in helping to take photos for the Yearbook this year, please contact Stella Adamski.


Reflections Program
Do you love art, photography, writing, dancing, music or film production? Consider entering Blackwell’s Reflections competition. It is a great opportunity to developer skills in the arts and to have your work seen by the school and maybe even move on to district, state and national competition!

This year our theme is: Within Reach.
Due date is November 6. 

More information can be found on the PTSA website or in the main office.

Click here for more info.


Halloween Carnival: Friday, Oct. 27
5:30 - 6:30pm:  Early entry for Kindergarten and 1st graders (older siblings may accompany them)

6:30 - 8:30pm: Everyone!

All students must have a responsible adult with them.

Join us for spooky carnival games with prizes & candy, a photo booth, arts & crafts, monster mash & more! Come see teachers and staff dressed up for Halloween!

Halloween costumes are encouraged, of course! We ask that you leave at home: masks, guns and scary looking weapons.

Buy your Fast Pass and Pizza Now! >>> HERE
Order online by Friday October 20 to avoid lines at the door!
Only kids need to purchase admission. Adults are free!!
  • Pre-purchased admission: $8.00
  • At the door admission: $10.00 
  • Pre-purchased pizza (by the slice): $2.00 
Pre-purchased wristbands and pizza tickets will be delivered through kidmail to your oldest student on Wednesday 10/25.
Cash only accepted for tickets and concessions during the carnival!
Other concessions including cookies and drinks will also be available for purchase on the night of the carnival.

Volunteers make the carnival a success!

Volunteers are needed to help the carnival run smoothly! Sign up HERE for a fun, social and rewarding volunteer opportunity.
 
Middle school student volunteers are also needed and can earn credit toward school volunteer hours. Student volunteers can sign up >>> HERE
 
Questions? Contact committee chairs Jennifer PallettKristi Rockenbach, or Mary Blake.

Math Challenge Tournament - December 1
Have you always wanted to showcase your math skills and problem-solving abilities at a national wide math tournament? Well now is your chance! 
 
Blackwell PTSA is hosting the Math Challenge Tournament on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 6:00pm in the Blackwell Gym.
 
This math tournament is open to Grade 2- 5 students.
 
All participants will receive a certificate. Students who are in the top 10% in their grade level and division will earn medals. Student who scores the highest overall in their grade level and division will earn a plaque. Top 25 students in each grade and division will be invited to attend Math Challenge Tournament Masters in February 2018.
 
When: Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Blackwell Gym
Cost: $20.00 per student
(15% will be given back to Blackwell PTSA)
 
Student's Registration will open soon
 
Questions? Please contact Clio Wu (clio.wu@outlook.com) for details.
To Learn more about the Math Challenge Tournament, please visit >>> HERE

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Important! Lake Washington Tandem Calendar
LWSD Calendar (filtered to Blackwell)

Halloween Carnival Volunteers

Parent Volunteers

Student Volunteers


Photographers Needed

Are you interested in creating memories that will last forever? If yes, come join the yearbook photography team. We are still looking for parents/volunteers that will take part in documenting our school/class events for the yearbook. Our next big event is Blackwell PTSA Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct 27t 5:30-8:30pm. 

If you are interest to join please contact Stella Adamski for more info. 


Parent Ed Night

DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD: Elementary Focus

Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. at Blackwell Elementary.

In today’s digital world, our children are using devices that access the internet from a young age. Many parents skip the safety talk until cellphones come into play. Our younger kids, however, need some guidance. Elementary school parents are invited to join Sheri Gazitt of Teen Wise as she discusses how to create guidelines for your child to safely and responsibly use the internet. We’ll also talk about the safety net of monitoring devices.

Click here for more info.


WSPTA Legislative Assembly, October 20 - 21
PTSA members are invited to the 39th annual Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly taking place October 20-21, 2017 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma.
 
At WSPTA Legislative Assembly, you will discover the power PTA has to advocate for every child - the whole child - regardless of race, creed, gender, or zip code. You will learn about advocacy at all levels, network with other PTA members, and add your PTA's voice to our platform for the coming year.
 
Your voice is essential to the success of WSPTA's member-driven platform - make sure to join us so you can be heard! This is a great way for PTA members who are not eligible to vote in statewide elections to have your voice heard on priorities for education policy.

More information >>> HERE 
Register >>> HERE (You will need your PTSA membership number.)
 
Feel free to contact  Elaine Cox, Advocacy Chair, with any questions: laineypc@outlook.com
 
Your Vote Matters in the PTSA!
 

Please take a few minutes to tell us your opinion of the advocacy issues the state PTA will be working on in the next legislative cycle.  Your responses will assist your voting delegate who attends Legislative Assembly in Tacoma, October 20-21, 2017. 

Thank you for advocating for children. Together we speak with a powerful voice!

You can access the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W6M5LKZ


LWSD Candidate Forum
You Hold the Power to Impact Education in Washington
 
CANDIDATE FORUM for the 45th Legislative District and LWSD School Board
 
Whether you're a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Senators and School Board Members make regarding education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us. Don't miss this important evening!

·       Where: Redmond HS Performing Arts Center (17272 NE 104th St.; Redmond, WA 98052)
·       When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017; 7-8:30pm

Co-Sponsored by Lake Washington PTSA Council and Redmond High School PTSA
 
Any questions? Please contact: Melissa Stone, VP of Advocacy, LWPTSA Council (advocacy@lwptsa.net)

New and Used School Supply Drive
 
Blackwell has partnered with a local program called Sister Schools (a charity that donates new and used school supplies to orphanages in Uganda, Africa.) If you have extra school supplies, backpacks, crayons, glue, books, notebooks etc. please hang on to them until Nov. 13th when we have our kick-off assembly. There will be a donation box by the front office. Please do not bring in donations until before Nov. 13th, the supply drive will run from Nov. 13th-22nd. 
 
If you have any questions please contact the PTSA Sharing Is Caring Chair: Maggie Hunkins

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