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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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Picture Day Change – 4th and 5th Grade Photos on Friday

Photo Day Schedules – Revised Due to increased enrollment at Blaine, photo day for the 4th and 5th Grades has been moved to Friday.  Also, Yuen Lui Photography does not need any parent volunteers for photo day. Please note the following photo day schedule below: Thursday, 9/29 – K thru 3rd  Friday, 9/30 – 4th thru 8th Prepay Online by Credit Card […]

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Fall 2016 Enrichment

Hello Catharine Blaine Families! In this week’s newest Tiger Tracks (and on the Blaine PTA website) you will find detailed info about the classes being offered for enrichment and how to register for them. Please sign up right away if there is a class you are interested in because classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment . Classes that still have room […]

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Spaghetti Dinner Friday, Sept 23rd

FRIDAY, SEPT 23 @ 6:00 – CATHARINE BLAINE CAFETERIA DINNER 6:00PM – 8:00PM (or until food runs out) (Spaghetti by Buca Di Beppo). GAMES AND BAKE SALE UNTIL 8:30PM Dinner + Drink: $10/person or $30/family “Welcome Back” Special $50 includes full family meal, drinks and 25 game tickets (that’s 5 bonus tickets!) Game Tickets: $1/ticket … (Most games = 1 ticket / […]

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Back-to-School Event “Ready, Set, SCHOOL” to be Held 2-4 pm on Tuesday, September 6

This year, Ready, Set, SCHOOL will be on Tuesday, September 6 from 2-4 pm. In addition to class list postings, there will be representatives from the PTA, Before and After School Enrichment Programs, ASB, Bike the Bluff and many other Blaine activities. The teachers will be in their classrooms and both our seasoned principal and new vice principal will be there to […]

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Sign Up Now for Bike the Bluff!

Sign Up Now to participate in the 25th Annual Bike the Bluff! This year’s event will be held Sunday, September 18, from 10am to 2pm. Meet and finish at Catharine Blaine Playground, Behind Pop Mounger Pool on 32nd Ave W. Bike the Bluff is not a race — you set your own pace! Walk or ride a 5- or 7-mile loop around […]

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Supply Lists 2016-17

In the past, the Catharine Blaine PTA has used Innisbrook as an option for purchasing schools supplies. Innisbrook no longer offers that service. Here are the supply lists for 2016-2017 so you are prepared for Back-to-School shopping: Kindergarten 1st-5th Grades Middle School

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Catharine Blaine PTA Website Survey

Hello Catharine Blaine Community – The PTA Communications Chair would like to get your input regarding the PTA website. We would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete our survey to help improve our website. Please complete this survey by Monday, Aug 15th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G97THZV If you are interested in participating in a website development committee or have […]

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School Times in 2016-17 to be 9:35 to 4:05 – Blaine Remains Tier 3

Catharine Blaine received this letter from Seattle Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Operations Pegi McEvoy. The school start times for 2016-2017 will be 9:35 am to 4:05 pm for all grade levels. May 31, 2016 Dear Catharine Blaine Families and School Communities: With the adoption of new bell times for the 2016-2017 school year, the Superintendent was authorized to make bell time adjustments during […]

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MOVE-A-THON PLEDGES DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 3

It’s Not Too Late to Register on PledgeStar! PledgeStar is our awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it very simple for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. There is still time to set it up for your family and request pledges. PledgeStar will remain up and running through our […]

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Call for Carnival Ambassadors!

Hello parents, Get ready for the 2016 Blaine Carnival! Your Blaine Carnival team is looking for YOU! Needed: One parent from each grade to be a “Carnival Ambassador”.  How cool does that sound! No clown suit required! And you’ll even receive a “special” lanyard! This “CARNIVAL AMBASSADOR” – wearing their very cool lanyard – will be responsible for selecting the ride/game that their […]

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