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Blaine Kicks Off 4th Annual “Invest In Your Child” Giving Campaign

We hope to raise the majority of the PTA budget through this direct giving campaign! You’ll receive more information soon in your mailbox. WHY A GIVING CAMPAIGN? 100% of funds raised go directly to Catharine Blaine Everyone can participate-any amount is helpful! Contributions are 100% tax deductible Double your donation with company matching HOW IT WORKS: Every student receives an orange pledge […]

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Sister Schools Supply Drive — Bring Items to Donate by November 9

Blaine is really fortunate this year to participate in Sister Schools, an organization supporting education in Uganda. Terry McGill, the director, presented the details of the supply drive to Catharine Blaine students on Tues. Oct. 20. In Uganda, primary education through seventh grade is free and open to all. However, only about half of all children finish primary school. This is primarily […]

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ASB Requesting Veterans Photos for Assembly Slideshow

Our Catharine Blaine Middle School ASB students are planning a special Veteran’s Day assembly to be held on Tuesday, November 10. The students are putting together a short slide show highlighting military veterans from our Catharine Blaine community. If you have a family member who has served in any branch of the military, we would love to honor them on this special day. […]

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Concerned about Capacity? SIGN THE PETITION

Think Catharine Blaine needs more room to grow? SIGN THE PETITION TO INCREASE CAPACITY TODAY On November 4th the Seattle School Board will vote on the BTA IV Capital Levy proposal. This levy funds small renovations and major maintenance projects, as well as technology, academic and athletic initiatives at Seattle Public Schools. The current proposal includes $20 million for the Magnolia Elementary […]

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Late Start Times Featured on KING5 News

Parent opposition to the school district’s plan to start school later next year was featured on KING5 News.

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This Week’s Blaine Highlights – October 11, 2015

Sunday, October 11 Start Your Book Fair Shopping Early Our in-school Book Fair begins on October 19th, but you can begin shopping for books at the Online Book Fair beginning today. Visit the Book Fair Homepage and click on the Shop Now button. Online shopping is available until October 31st. Tuesday, October 13 “Tiger Tuesday” Spirit Day Show your Blaine school spirit […]

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Course Available for Parents to Learn to Navigate the School System

The Department of School Family Partnerships is teaching a 10 week course for parents on how to navigate the school system and effectively advocate for their child. Classes began this week but families can enroll until Thursday October 8. Please see the attached flyer for details.

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This Week’s Blaine Highlights

All enrichment classes start this week! Tuesday, October 6 “Tiger Tuesday” Spirit Day All students, staff, and parents are encouraged to show your Blaine school spirit by wearing Blaine gear or our school colors, blue, white, and orange, on Tuesdays during the school year. If you would like to purchase Blaine gear, please see Carolyn Dunn in the office. Proceeds from the […]

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Stay Connected! Join the 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 the directory […]

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FALL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**

Saturday Oct. 17th 9 am to 3 pm We have a district supported grounds clean-up and we need your help! The district will supply a yard waste dumpster and mulch. We need to supply the hands. We will be working around the front entrance of the school. There will be ample opportunities for weeding, pruning and mulching. In conjunction with the clean-up, […]

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This Week’s Blaine Highlights

Tuesday, September 29 “Tiger Tuesday” Spirit Day All students, staff, and parents are encouraged to show your Blaine school spirit by wearing Blaine gear or our school colors, blue, white, and orange, on Tuesdays during the school year. If you would like to purchase Blaine gear, please see Carolyn Dunn in the office. Proceeds from the purchase of Blaine gear benefits ASB. […]

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Make-Up Days Being Finalized

REVISED 2015-16 school calendar from SPS: The following makeup days for a revised school calendar have now been finalized with our SEA partners, pending approval by the Board of Directors on October 7. They are: Friday, October 9 Friday, January 29 Wednesday, February 17, Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19. This is a shortened mid-winter break. Friday, June 24

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PTA General Meeting to Feature New Family Reception, Q&A on Tuesday, Sept 29

New Families:  Please join members of the PTA and Principal Heather Johnson for an informal new family reception and Q&A at 6pm, September 29 in the Blaine library before the PTA General Meeting (6:30-8:00pm).  If you have specific questions that you would like covered please feel free to e-mail Sharon our PTA Outreach coordinator at:  outreach@blainepta.com.  You are also welcome to come with […]

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Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner

Come out for Blaine’s annual Spaghetti Dinner! It will be in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, September 25, 2015. Games & Fun 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bake Sale 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner:  $6/per person or $24/family (4+ family members) Game Tickets:  50¢ each Cash or check only, please. Dinner/games proceeds benefit 8th-grade trip; bake sale benefits 5th-grade Islandwood camp.

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Some Back to School Updates

Welcome Back to School! School is starting TOMORROW, Thursday, September 17! No “slow start” for Kindergarteners; all students should report to school. Bell times reminder K-5 students: Second bell/Line Up Time 9:30am, In Seat Time 9:35am, Dismissal 3:55pm Middle School students: First bell 9:25am, Second bell/In Seat Time 9:30am, Dismissal 4:00pm Incoming Kindergarten and New Families, please join us in the library […]

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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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Strike Day 3: Discovery Park Clean-Up

About 80 teachers, parents and kids spent a beautiful morning in Discovery Park, hiking down to the beach, and picking up trash along with way. But two shadows hung over the sunny morning. The reality of the teachers’ strike entering its third day; and some discussions with the kids along the way about the events of September 11. Instead of picketing on the […]

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Teachers Setting Up Service Projects, Not Picketing on 9/11

In remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11, the SEA will be engaged in a variety of service projects throughout the city instead of picketing. The staff of Catharine Blaine will be engaged in a trail and beach clean up of Discovery Park, and they would like to invite students and parents to join. Staff members will be meeting at the lower parking […]

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Photos of Teachers’ Union Protest

Dozens of teachers, staff members parents and students are protesting in front of Catharine Blaine. With protest and pro-union music playing, signs being made, and a lot of red clothes (“Red for Ed”), the striking teachers have been receiving a lot of support from honking cars. The PTA has not taken a stance on the strike – it is simply reporting what […]

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Letter from Blaine Teachers and Staff Regarding Strike

Dear Blaine Families, If you haven’t heard, the Seattle Education Association (SEA) representing our teachers and staff has been bargaining for a new contract all summer long. SEA has presented multiple thoughtful and researched-based proposals that are intended to improve student learning and engagement which will in turn help close the achievement gap. In July, the state legislature released $40 million to […]

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