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Lice Alert!!! Please Check Your Child

There have been some reports of students with head lice. Here are some tips to help us achieve a lice-free school: Prevention: When working or playing near others, avoid touching heads. This is easier if long hair is tied back or away from the face. Encourage children to avoid sharing things that have been near another child’s head, including hairbrushes, hats, towels

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Save the Date – Spring Fling Dance

Hey Kids! Grab your favorite grown up and get ready for this year’s Spring Fling family dance — Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm in the Blaine Cafeteria. This year’s dance, sponsored by the class of 2020 (a.k.a. Fourth Grade) will be a wonderland of beautiful pink cherry blossoms and sugary-sweet treats. Please note that this event is an evening of fun

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Tiger Trail Club – Staying Healthy One Step at a Time!

  What is it?  The Tiger Trail Club is a NEW club we are starting during LUNCH RECESS.  Students can run, skip, walk, leap or hop their laps on the “tiger tracks” at the playground. Why participate?  First off- it is going to be fun!  Tiger Trail Club is also a great for students to learn that exercise is enjoyable and that

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Gala Committee Needs Help!

Calling All Blaine Parents! The Gala Committee needs you! We are working hard to make the Masquerade Gala a huge success, but we need your help. The Gala is one of the biggest fundraising efforts of the year. In past years, Blaine PTA fundraising efforts have paid for many of the things that state cutbacks have eliminated — literacy and math specialists, enhanced music programs classroom

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Variety Show Friday Night at 6:30

The VARIETY SHOW will be held Friday, March 11 at 6:30 in the cafeteria. COME HUNGRY: THERE WILL BE PIZZA, HOT DOGS AND LOTS OF SWEET TREATS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SUGGESTED DONATION: $5/PERSON OR $20 PER FAMILY All proceeds go towards Islandwood 5th grade camp Show will run approximately 2 hours with a brief intermission Small bills are appreciated / Cash or check only Concessions will

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Blaine PTA Endorses the Operations and BTA IV Capital Levy

Operations and BTA IV Capital and Resolution WHEREAS Washington State is not meeting its paramount duty of funding K-12 education; WHEREAS the Operations Levy provides a quarter of the funds needed to operate the Seattle Public Schools, including critical teaching and instructional programs; WHEREAS the BTA IV Capital levy would provide much needed funding to expand school capacity and support classroom technology,

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Blaine Basketball Schedules

Blaine Basketball has traditionally been one of the strongest teams in the city! Come on out and support the Tigers! 2016 Blaine Girls Basketball Schedule Location 6-Feb Varsity 2:30 vs Orca Denny JV 2:30 vs Whitman 2 Whitman MS 20-Feb Varsity 1:00 vs Hazelwolf Nathan Hale JV 2:30 vs Eckstein2 Jane Addams 27-Feb Varsity BYE JV 11:30 vs Denny 2 Madison MS

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Pennies for Patients Campaign Running Through Feb 12

Catharine Blaine will be joining other schools across the United States in a program that will be instrumental in raising funds for lifesaving cancer research. We will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.  This program will run from Monday, February 1st – 12th Each student has received a box for collecting spare change.  That spare

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Blaine Students Performing Feb 2 at Northwest Regional Orchestra Concert in Ballard

On Feb. 2, about twenty of Blaine elementary violin and cello students will perform two selections in a festival orchestra in a concert with orchestras from Ballard High, Whitman Middle School, and McClure. We’ve been holding extra orchestra rehearsals on Wednesday mornings before school, and it’s been a lot of fun!   Northwest Regional Orchestra Concert Whitman Middle School Auditorium Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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PTA to Vote on Standing Rules at General Meeting, Tuesday, January 26

We will be voting on the Catharine Blaine PTA Standing Rules at the next general meeting on Tuesday, January 26th.  These are the rules that our membership abides by. There have been no changes made to the 2015 rules from those used in 2014.  If you would like to review the rules prior to the general meeting they are available HERE.

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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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