Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA

How the PTSA Helps the Students of Blackwell

Here is a detailed list of the Blackwell Elementary PTSA donations: 

Area of Focus


2015-16 Budget

Health and Safety

Health room, emergency preparedness, safety patrol, and vision and hearing screening are all examples of how the PTSA supports student health and safety at Blackwell.


School Arts Programs

Parent-run, PTSA-funded Art programs, including Art Smart and Reflections,  enrich students' knowledge and appreciation of art, artists, technique and media. Without the PTSA these well-loved programs would not be possible.



The PTSA enriches students with math challenges, math night, science fair and provides support for special needs programs.


After School Activities

Many of the after school activities are sponsored by the PTSA.  Examples include:

  • Foreign Language Classes
  • Blackwell Chess Club
  • School Plays - Small Hands on Art
  • Running Club
  • Brewer Basketball
  • Ski Bus



School Grants

PTSA School Grants go to support a variety of programs and services that touch the educational experiences we can offer to our students.  Here’s a list of potential uses of these funds for this year:

  • Off-site field trips cost
  • In-house field trips, guest speakers, special events
  • Purchase Scholastic reading books
  • Off-set costs for Wood and Paper Workshop
  • Classroom supplies: headphones, special handwriting pencils, dry erase boards and markers for students, & art supplies
  • Classroom sets of thesaurus and dictionaries
  • Board games                            
  • Bookshelves
  • Salmon tank maintenance supplies
  • Social studies supplemental materials and books
  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Assemblies
  • Jump ropes, lacrosse balls & flex balls
  • Substitutes for teachers to attend conferences/conduct planning days
  • Specialized classroom rugs
  • Character building books for counselor
  • School Psychology tools app, autism curriculum package
  • Motivator devices to help students stay on task
  • Weighted lap pads
  • Stress balls, thera-band balls, chewy pencil toppers, pinch grip pencil toppers, foot fidget bands
  • Various teacher instructional books




School Outreach

The PTSA supports the school via various outreach programs. Examples include:

  • Sharing is Caring
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Apparel Coordinator
  • Advocacy
  • Student Directory



Family Events

The PTSA also works to foster community including hosting family events.  Examples include.


  • Ice Cream Social
  • Talent Show
  • Bingo Family Night
  • Dads & Donuts
  • Halloween Carnival
  • International Celebration
  • Gingerbread House Contest
  • New Family Dinner
  • Walk to School Month