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Into the Woods, Jr

Catharine Blaine K-8 Presents “Into the Woods, JR“ Friday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm Saturday, June 3 @ 7:00 pm Sunday, June 4 @ 2:00 pm Directed by Blaine’s own Garrett J. Lander and to be performed by Blaine M.S. students, Into the Woods JR is the first Act of the Broadway play by the same name. “Be careful what you wish for as Stephen

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Spring Fling is May 19 – Buy Tickets, Photos and Flower Headbands Now

You and your family are cordially invited to the 2017 Spring Fling Family Dance, hosted by the Catharine Blaine 4th Graders! May 19, 2017 in the Blaine Cafeteria, 6:30 to 9 PM. Music and dancing * Delicious baked goods and beverages * Family portrait photography sessions * Games and prizes, including a chance to win a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge

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Auction/Gala Tickets – Purchase by Wed. May 3rd

Dear Blaine Parents, Gala will be this Friday night and we can hardly wait! Please get your tickets for the Gala by next Wednesday, May 3rd. Here is the link to buy tickets. We will be posting the full catalog of live items soon. But until then…start recruiting your friends to chip in together for this AMAZING live auction item Three nights

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Fiesta! Catharine Blaine’s Annual Gala & Auction – Buy Tickets Now!

Get ready for Fiesta!, the 2017 Blaine Gala, our biggest event and party of the year! Enjoy delicious cocktails and appetizers, reconnect with your Blaine community, and support of our school and our kids.    Where: 415 Westlake    When: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7 pm    Who: Catharine Blaine Parents and Community Members  Why: To raise funds to support the valuable programming our PTA does

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Meet with Representative Noel Frame Monday, Apr 3rd @ 1:00 pm in Olympia (carpools being arranged)

Meet with Representative Noel Frame (CANCELED) Monday, Apr 3rd @ 1:00 pm in Olympia (carpools being arranged)   Now that the House and Senate have both released their proposed budgets, negotiations about education funding have begun in earnest. There is a clear divide between the two chambers about how much funding is necessary to fully fund McCleary and how those funds should be

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Magnolia Elementary – Community Meeting Tonight March 13 @ 6:30 re: Attendance Boundaries for Magnolia and Queen Anne Schools

Magnolia Elementary School to Open Fall 2018 Community Meeting @ Blaine Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Boundaries for Magnolia Elementary are being established; will affect surrounding schools. Magnolia Elementary School (2418 28th Ave. W.) is scheduled to open as an attendance area elementary school in Fall 2018 to help relieve capacity challenges and accommodate future growth in Queen Anne and

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Family Fitness and Literacy Night Thursday, March 9th @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A FREE family night full of heart healthy fun and literacy activities! Wander through our “campground” while snacking on a s’more, listen to books by the campfire from your favorite teachers/staff, make a bookmark, get your very own Seattle Public Library card, and bring a book from home for the book exchange and/or school supplies for the Sister Schools program (details on

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Scholastic Book Fair March 9th – 10th

Don’t miss the Scholastic Book Fair, March 6-10! The fair will be open to browse and purchase items before and after school, and during lunchtime.  We still need volunteers. Here is a link to the sign-up. There will be extended hours Thursday, March 9 from 6 – 8 pm, the same night as the Fitness and Literacy Night. Fitness, reading related activities,

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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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3rd Annual Cultural Night – Thurs Feb 9th @ 6 – 8 pm

NEW THIS YEAR!!!! “The Great Suitcase Challenge” While on your travel adventures around the world, look for the little brown suitcases at certain country tables and figure out which fun fact (in your passport) goes with which country. Answer correctly and you will receive a stamped paper suitcase. Write your first and last name on the back and enter the GREAT SUITCASE

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HIGH SCHOOL AND ED FUNDING PANEL DISCUSSION – Thursday 2/2/2017

SPS Ed Panel Feb 2 2017 HIGH SCHOOL AND ED FUNDING PANEL DISCUSSION – Thursday 2/2/2017 Sponsored by the Ballard High School PTSA Want to know more about Ed Funding, the SPS District budget  shortfall and the McCleary decision? Curious about the new 24-credit graduation requirements, the longer day, Lincoln HS/boundaries and Career & Technical Education requirements? Have other questions? Attend our

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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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Winter 2017 Enrichment Classes Begin Next Week Jan 9

Hello Catharine Blaine Families! Winter 2017 Enrichment 2017 Classes begin next week, Jan 9 Winter 2017 Enrichment Schedule (updated as of 1/10/17) Flyers with class info and registration forms are located on the Enrichment bulletin board located outside the Main Office. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. If the class doesn’t meet minimum enrollment it will be canceled. Unless otherwise

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Holiday Helping Hands

Holiday Helping Hands is up!  Please stop by the display in the front foyer near the office and grab a gift tag. Purchase the gift listed and turn it back in to the office on/before December 12th. Thank you for all of your help! Catharine Blaine PTA Outreach

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Middle School Ski Club Sign-up Now

Blaine Middle School Ski Club Deadlines Coming UP! Please send your enrollment form to Cascade Ski School by 11/18. All other paperwork should be turned into the office by 11/21. Paperwork can be found here. Questions please email Jen Young.

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Bell Times Panel Tuesday Nov 15 @ 4:30 pm

BIG NEWS! Bell Times Panel at Blaine Please join us! On Tuesday, November 15 Catharine Blaine PTA will be hosting a Bell Times Panel discussion. This is an amazing opportunity for our community to connect with the District and School Board. And, it so easy and convenient! The Panel will be held in the Catharine Blaine Cafeteria at 4:30 pm. Babysitting will

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Giving Campaign Extended to Monday Nov. 14th

Thank you to all of the Blaine families who have participated so far in the Invest in Your Child Giving Campaign. As of EOD Wednesday, we have received 289 orange cards with a school participation total of 37.2%. And orange cards were everywhere today in classrooms and the PTA mailbox! We want to make sure that we are giving families every opportunity to

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2016 Fall Giving Campaign

Today, we launch the kickoff of our school’s annual giving campaign which will run from October 31-November 10, 2016 When you give to Catharine Blaine’s Invest in Your Child Giving Campaign, you donate to programs and resources that help fuel student imagination and growth.   Without PTA fundraising, Blaine would lose some of our most vital and engaging programs such as: MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND * EXPANDED K-8

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Box Tops Due Friday Oct 28th

It’s Box Tops Time again! Due Oct 28th Bring your Box Tops to school by this Friday. Catharine Blaine collects Box Tops for Education to earn money for our school. All you have to do is cut the Box Tops logos from participating brands, save them up throughout the year, and send them into your child’s class. This is easy, free money

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Stay Connected: Join the 2016-17 Catharine Blaine K-8 Directory

The Directory is a great way for both parents and students to stay connected: get homework your child missed, make that party or holiday card list, or just touch base with another parent. How do I get listed in the directory? This year, the data collection for the directory is paperless. Using our simple and secure online form, you can be in

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