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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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Letter from Principal Heather Johnson

Years ago I came across an ad for Gatorade: “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.” Fortunately as a long-time athlete and runner I typically opt for the latter option, and we are definitely wiping the sweat off our face.  Part of the work of the summer […]

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Ready, Set, SCHOOL!

It’s almost here! Summer is winding down and the Catharine Blaine 2015-16 school year is right around the corner. While you have been busy finding just the right backpack, lunch sack and thumbtacks, the Blaine PTA has been hard at work organizing a NEW event to welcome everyone back: Ready, Set, SCHOOL!  Tuesday, September 8 2:00 – 4:00 pm Catharine Blaine K-8 […]

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Help us spruce up the playground before school starts!

Hello Catharine Blaine Parents, Guardians, Students, Friends, Neighbors and Community! We have had a few very exciting developments over the summer and a group of Blaine parents have organized a Playground Painting Party that will take place on both Sept. 1st and Sept. 2nd from 5:00-8:00 PM. Our administration, Principal Heather Johnson and Vice Principal Holly Mosimann, have approved the project and […]

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Letter from Principal Johnson to Kindergarten Parents

The first day of school has always been magical for me both as a student and as a Principal. There is something special about watching this building come to life as we build up to that new beginning.  Particularly special is the first day of kindergarten, the start of a new journey for our little ones. It is with great joy that […]

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Supply Lists for Back to School Shopping

Here are the supply lists for each grade level. Click on the link and it will download the file. Please note – the Excel files use tabs, so you’ll need to select the tab specific to your grade level. Supply List – Kindergarten Supply Lists – Grades 1-5 Supply Lists – Middle School You can also still purchase your back to school […]

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Order you school supplies for next year the easy way and skip the lines!

Follow the link below and get most of your school supply shopping done. We have almost the whole required list from your teacher on line except items such as wipes and copy paper. The kit will be delivered to school for the first day and you can pick them up on your way in–easy as can be!! http://www.ordermypack.com School ID number # […]

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More Than $15,700 Earned in Move-A-Thon!

MOVE-A-THON RAISED MORE THAN $15,700 FOR CATHARINE BLAINE! The Move-a-thon drive has finished and we want to thank everyone who participated! Together we raised more than $15,700 in net donations.  With matching donations still coming in we are hopeful to top the $16,000 mark. Our top pledge earners were:  3rd Place: Landon Eintracht/Rotz ($25 Bartells) 2nd Place: Ani Janssen/Montgomery ($50 Serendipity) and  1st […]

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Come to the Carnival Tonight!

The Blaine Carnival is TONIGHT!  Friday, June 5, 5:30-8:30pm, Playground Cotton candy! Face-painting! Giant hamster balls! All your favorite rides, food, and games will be back on the playground for a fun-filled evening. Bring your friends and family–the whole community is invited. Donate a cake to the Carnival, please! We are looking for more cakes and cupcakes for the Cake Walk. Homemade […]

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Congratulations to Blaine’s Winners of the Middle School Science & Engineering Fair

Blaine students had another great showing at the annual Seattle Public Schools Middle School Science & Engineering Fair, held last night at the Museum of Flight.  There were over 200 finalists from 14 middle schools, who’d already won honors at their individual school fairs.  Winning at the district fair were Natalie Porter (Best Data Analysis, 6th Grade Science) and Athena Pierce (Judges’ Special Recognition Award, 6th […]

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Photos from Mayor Ed Murray’s Career Week Visit

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Kicking Off Career Week

Career Week will have a special speaker to kick off its second year. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will come to talk with 5-8 graders from 9:45 to 10:05, and 2-4 graders from 10:10 to 10:30 on Thursday, May 28 in the cafeteria. We are pleased to have representation from the city of Seattle, with Mayor Murray talking on Thursday, and Deputy Mayor Hyeok […]

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Go Under the Sea on Friday and Saturday for the 8th Graders Production of The Little Mermaid

Friday, May 29th & Saturday, May 30th – 8th Grade Play, Little Mermaid PERFORMANCE 8TH GRADE PLAY THE LITTLE MERMAID JR May 29th @6:30pmMay 30th @3:00pm On the Catharine Blaine Stage. Family and Community Friends welcome to attend! $5/Individual, $20/Family ** ** Suggested Donation

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Blaine 4th Grader Francis Vann Featured on KING5!

** UPDATE ** See the KING5 report above! Well done, Francis! =================== TONIGHT at 5:00 on KING 5!!  Catharine Blaine 4th grade student, Francis Vann, is being highlighted for her persuasive essay on having the traditional Father – Daughter dance changed to the all-inclusive Spring Fling Family Dance. Congratulations, Francis!  We are all proud of you! Francis Vann’s Essay is here.

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Register for Sign-Up Parties and Teacher Experiences Here!

It’s easier than ever to register for Sign-Up Parties and Teacher Experiences! Pick and pay for your selections online now!

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Thank You to Spring Grounds Clean-up Crew

A giant THANK YOU to our small, but mighty Spring Grounds Clean-up Crew.  On 5/9, we pruned, raked & hauled out 30+ bags of yard waste from the courtyard!  There’s still some work to be done, but we think you’ll agree it looks pretty AMAZING!  Thank you to Heather Evans, Nash, Miles & Chris Baldwin, Jeff Anderson, Nancy Gilbert, Anna Aziz, Jillian […]

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Spring Fling Dance SOLD OUT!

This event generated an enormous amount of advance sales so we will have a VERY FULL house. Earlier today, we thought we would have room for a few more dancing toes, but that was prior to getting the total headcount from our advance sales peeps. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment for those of you who waited to buy your ticket […]

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