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PTA Meeting Feb. 28th 6:30pm – SCREENAGERS (the Movie)

The Catharine Blaine PTA is pleased to announce a private screening of the movie SCREENAGERS. The award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate […]

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Budget Shortfall – Levy Cliff and McCleary Update

Olympia Update:  McCleary and Levy Cliffs The legislative session opened on Monday, January 9th and one of the hot topics of conversation continues to be how the state can fully fund education to comply with the McCleary decision.  (Don’t know about the McCleary Decision?  The Seattle Times gives the history here: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/how-we-got-here-key-events-of-mccleary-school-funding-decision/) Over the past two biennial budgets, the legislature has restored an […]

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A Note from PTA President

Hello there, Blaine community! My name is Jenna Sylvester and I am serving as the Catharine Blaine K-8 PTA president for 2015-16. Usually, this note would be a cheerful message to say “welcome back” and encouraging new and old families to engage with the PTA. I, and I’m sure almost everyone receiving this letter, wish that were the case. Instead, we are […]

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