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Info on Bell Times, Survey, from Heather Johnson

Dear Family Members: As you may be aware, the School Board adopted new bell times for the 2016-17 school year.  Along with the adoption of new bell, the Superintendent has been authorized to make bell time adjustments for those schools remaining in 3rd Tier start/end times that may have a preference for an earlier tier.  Although it is anticipated that only a […]

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Seahawk Player, Blitz to visit Blaine on “Play60 Tuesday”!

We are excited to announce that Play60 Tuesday, along with a Seahawks player and Blitz the mascot, will be visiting Catharine Blaine on Tuesday, December 15! Your student should have brought home, earlier in the week, information regarding the upcoming visit from Play60 Tuesday and the Seattle Seahawks. 50 students will be drawn at random on Monday afternoon, December 14. In order […]

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This Week’s Highlights

Monday, December 7 Vision/Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed Blaine School Nurse Merilee Corbit needs some volunteers to help with the vision and hearing screening on Monday, December 7. There are both morning and afternoon slots. Volunteers don’t need to help with the actual screenings; the job entails helping kids get to and from class to the screening and getting them in the right […]

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2016 Blaine Ski/Board Club General Overview

The Blaine Ski/Snowboard Club will run five weeks beginning January 15th and going through February 12th.  The students participating in the program will arrive on those Fridays to school with their gear and take it to the gym where it will be stored in the extra space in the girl’s locker room.  The students will be dismissed from class at 3:30, will […]

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Save the Date: Cultural Night “Table Host” Orientation – December 3rd

Here’s your chance to show off your incredible country . . . HOST A TABLE AT CULTURAL NIGHT! Share your traditions, stories, life experiences, food, music and more at Catharine Blaine’s 2nd Annual Cultural Night – Thursday, January 21st. It’s a wonderful event celebrating different cultures represented by our Blaine community. . Join the Cultural Night Committee Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30- 7:30pm, for our Table Host Orientation (with FREE […]

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Giving Campaign Extended to Friday 11/13!

Thank you to all of the Blaine families who have participated so far in the Invest in Your Child Giving Campaign.  As of EOD Monday we have received 249 orange cards with a school participation total of 34%.  And orange cards were everywhere today in classrooms and the PTA mailbox!   We will share our participation total for Tuesday later on today […]

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Middle School Conferences on Sat 11/21, Mon 11/23, Tues 11/24

We are looking forward to our middle school parent-teacher-student conferences. They take place on Saturday 11/21, Monday 11/23, and Tuesday 11/24.  The Saturday conferences will be by teacher and administration invitation only. All other conferences are open to middle school families on a first come first served basis during the allotted time. Middle School Conferences: Conferences are arena style on Monday (11.23) […]

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This Week’s Blaine Highlights – November 8, 2015

Monday, November 9 Dine Out for Blaine @ The 5 Spot, 8am-10pm, 1502 Queen Anne Ave N The 5 Spot will be donating 25% of ALL food sales on Monday to support the Instrumental Music Program at Blaine. Principal Heather Johnson will be at the 5 Spot at NOON …so come by, eat, support our school, and get a chance to talk […]

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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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