Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
Apr 23
9:00a Java with Jim @ 9:05am
Java with Jim @ 9:05am

Monday, April 24
9:00a - 8:00p
9:00a PTSA General Membership Mtg
PTSA General Membership Mtg

Thursday, April 27
9:00a - 10:00a
Blackwell Library
May 1
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Blackwell Science Fair Thanks
A HUGE thank you for another amazing Blackwell Science Fair.  To all the students who brought in amazing science fair projects and investigation - well done!  Thank you to our demonstrators:  Evergreen Robotics Club, Microsoft HoloLens, Eastlake Science Honor Society Club, Oxbow Farms, and Lake Washington Technical Institute.  We couldn't have pulled it all together without the wonderful support of families and the Blackwell teachers and the wonderful parent volunteers we had that evening - thank you to those who helped set up, clean up, and write the compliments.

Math Club Update

Fifteen students from Blackwell participated in the Seattle regional round of the Math Is Cool 4th grade tournament on Friday April 21. This is an approximately 5 hour contest with written and oral rounds where students compete for prizes at the individual and school levels. Blackwell participated in Division i, which is the highest of the four divisions in the contest (and the Seattle region is the most competitive in the state).

Hongning Wang placed third in the individual contest, with a score of 96 points (out of a maximum of 98). At the school level Blackwell placed second with a total score of 190 points (out of a maximum of 208), one point behind the first place team. Our 4th graders will now go on to the statewide Math Is Cool Masters round on May 20, where they will join our 5th grade team who qualified through their regional contest about a month ago.

Congratulations to all the participants: Hongning Wang, Arthur Gong, Guhan Kumar, Sneha Sharma, Nathan Gong, Christopher Dickman, Samantha Ryan, Sophia Huang, Joyce Huang, Angela Dong, Tavas Bharadwaj, Anuj Krovvidi, Thiago Sardenberg, Audrey Yang and Calvin D'Souza.

Join us to celebrate the stars of Blackwell Elementary!
Staff Appreciation Week: May 8- May 12
Fans of your teachers and staff at Blackwell Elementary? Here is a special occasion to show them your love and appreciation!
Monday May 8 – Cheer your teachers as they walk the red carpet! Bring them a flower or plant for their stellar performance.
Tuesday May 9 – Deliver a fan mail! Give a handwritten note to your current teacher, past teacher or any staff member and say why you are a fan. You can do more than one.
Wednesday May 10 -  Shower your teachers with attention! Help them out during the class, be attentive, obey the class rules, pick up trash or anything else you can think of.
Thursday May 11  - Channel your inner movie star! Come dressed in your teacher’s favorite color.
Friday May 12 – It’s a wrap! Bring your teacher a special treat, snack or classroom supply.

Blackwell PTSA Board Slate for 2017 - 2018
Blackwell PTSA nominating committee has been hard at work filling positions for next year's board!
Presidents - Cherish Fitterer and Floret Richarson
Executive Vice Presidents - Kristen Schwager and Mara Gaukroger
Secretary - Laurie Jensen
TreasurerHouda Benhabib
VP of Fundraising (Ways and Means)Roohi Wani
VPs of Communication - Zarqa Javed and Stella Adamski
VPs of Membership - Julie Aquino and Patty Daly
VP of CurriculumKerri Miller
VP of Community LiaisonMay Hegazi
VP of Advocacy - Elaine Cox
- Black text indicates second-year at this position 
- Blue text indicates that person has been a board member but they are new to this position 
- Red text indicates this person is new to the board
The board will be voted on at our next General Membership Meeting, Thursday April 27.

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