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Join us this Friday for the “Welcome Back” Spaghetti Dinner & Games!

Join us this Friday for the “Welcome Back” Spaghetti Dinner & Games! Friday, September 19Blaine Cafeteria6-8pm Dinner + Drink: $8/person or $30/family (Spaghetti from Buca Di Beppo) Game Tickets: $1/ticket (Most games = 1 ticket, Face painting = 2 tickets, Dump the bucket on the teacher = 6 tickets) Cash and checks (made out to Catharine Blaine PTA) only, please Proceeds from […]

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A Note from the School Nurse – When to Stay Home

It is our goal for students to attend classes every day school is in session. However, there are times when students need to stay home for their own health and/or the health and safety of others. Below are some guidelines to help families decide when to keep students at home: Diagnosed Strep Throat or Bacterial Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Must stay home 24 […]

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Important Lunchroom Information from Ms. Toni

The deadline to return free and reduced cost lunch forms is approaching! The forms must be filled out every school year, even if your student qualified the year before. The last day to submit your forms is September 26. It is important that you get them in, or your student will not be able to receive a free or reduced-cost lunch. He […]

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Wear P.E. Shoes on P.E. Days!

For safety and performance reasons, it is very important to be sure your student is wearing athletic shoes on P.E. class days.  K-5 families, please look at the schedule included for your reference for Trimester #1.  Thank you,Ms. Pickens and Mr. Miller P.E. SHOES ON P.E DAYS!K-5 SCHEDULE 2014TRIMESTER #1 AMLANI MON, WED KIRST TUES, THURS LILY TUES, THURS UNSETH MON, WED […]

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Chess Club Coordinator Needed!

If you are looking for a fun way to help at the school, please consider volunteering as our chess club coordinator this year. We have a fantastic chess coach provided by the Chessmates organization so you don’t even need to be a chess player yourself.  A willingness to help out and about an hour per week is all you need to be […]

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Join Magnolia Girl Scouts

Do you have a 2nd-6th grade girl who is interested in joining Girl Scouts? Does she enjoy Camping, Outdoor Skills, First Aid, Community Service, Leadership, Nature or Cooking? Being part of the Girl Scouts teaches girls valuable life skills, from teamwork and leadership to outdoors. Our first meeting of the school year is on Wednesday, September 10, from 6:00-7:30 in the Catharine […]

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Welcome Back to School!

Hopefully all of you have had a smooth and enjoyable back-to-school! A few opening-week items to mention … Bike the Bluff will be held this Sunday. More information about this annual 5th-grade fundraiser can be found at www.BikeTheBluff.org. If you can volunteer some time to help, please visit this Sign Up Genius link. Back to School packets will be coming home in […]

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Sprocketts Recycled Bicycles and Serendipity Restaurant Present Bike the Bluff – The 23rd Annual Ride Around Magnolia

Magnolia’s annual Bike the Bluff fundraising ride is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 7, 2014. This popular neighborhood event includes a variety of routes for cyclists of all ages. The 5- or 7-mile course begins and ends on the Catharine Blaine K8 School playground, located immediately adjacent to the Pop Mounger Pool parking lot at 2535 32nd Ave W. All […]

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!! A Note from the PTA President

As we head into the holiday weekend, I hope you’re able to take a moment to relax and enjoy spending time with your kids.  When kids arrive to school on Wednesday, the teachers will be there to teach and the kids will be there to learn.  Let’s try not to stress about not having EVERYTHING on the supply list…it always works out.  Let’s […]

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Video of Ms. Laurel’s Makeover

Here is the video of KING5’s New Day broadcast, featuring the “New Laurel”!

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An Introduction from Our New Principal

I hadn’t seen her since 1996, an unassuming woman, standing and gazing out over the sea. From the moment I saw her hanging amongst other more famous works, I was attracted to her, to the painting, to the feeling I had standing there looking at her. She relaxed me. Made me think.  I wondered, what was she looking at?  Was there something […]

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An Informal Happy Hour at Serendipity Café to Meet the Old New Principal!

Want the chance to meet the “Old New Principal?” Swing by Serendipity Café this Friday afternoon. Heather Johnson will be there as an informal opportunity to get to meet Blaine families. Happy Hour runs from 4-8, but more formal times will be set as the week goes on.  

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“New Laurel” Getting “Deserving Teacher Makeover” Tomorrow on King5!

Hi Blaine pals! I found out Friday night, got official confirmation Saturday – and it’s been a whirlwind ever since! A friend secretly submitted me for KING5 New Day‘s annual “Deserving Teacher makeover” and – crazy! – they picked me! Today was hair, then facial, wardrobe consultation… Tomorrow – 11:00 on New Day Northwest, KING5 – they do (drumroll) “The Reveal”: I […]

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Crewcuts store offering to donate 15% of purchases to Blaine PTA

J.Crew has offered to donate 15% of sales to Catharine Blaine PTA at the University Place Crewcuts J.Crew store from Wednesday, August 27 to Wednesday, September 3. Find more details here! Thank you J.Crew for this fundraising opportunity.

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Sign Up Now for Bike the Bluff!

Register Now for the 23rd Annual Ride Around Magnolia – Bike the Bluff! Register now at BikeTheBluff.org. Bike the Bluff is not a race – you set your own pace! Walk or ride a 5- or 7-mile loop around Magnolia. All proceeds benefit the Catharine Blaine 5th grade class trip to Islandwood, an environmental science camp on Bainbridge Island. A special thanks […]

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Fall School Supplies – Last Day to Order Monday, August 11!

Once again the Blaine PTA and Innisbrook have teamed up to provide you the opportunity to purchase school supplies for September 2014. The prices are very competitive!  Personal items and non-competitively priced items have been left off the Innisbrook order pack lists.  A few dollars from each sale will benefit the PTA General Fund. Supply packs from Innisbrook WILL BE DELIVERED TO SCHOOL, TO YOUR CHILD’S CLASSROOM for the start of […]

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Principal Returning to Blaine – Welcome Back Heather Johnson (formerly Swanson)

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda announced Heather Johnson’s return to Blaine in this email on Monday, July 14. Dear Catharine Blaine K–8 Community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of a familiar face as your new principal. Ms. Heather Johnson (formerly Swanson) will return to serve as your new principal. Your current principal, Ms. Julie Cox, will be Principal at […]

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Bike the Bluff is coming!

The 23rd Annual Bike the Bluff will bring cyclists all around Magnolia on September 7, 2014. Find out more information about this fundraiser at www.BikeTheBluff.org.  

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Connect Your Fred Meyers Reward Account to Benefit Blaine PTA!

The Catharine Blaine ID Number for Receiving Fred Meyer Rewards is 85351 Here’s how it works: Link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit at: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Whenever you use your Rewards card when shopping at Freddy’s, you’ll be helping the nonprofit linked to your Rewards Card to earn a donation from Fred Meyer. At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will […]

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Superintendent José Banda a finalist for Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District

Dear Seattle Public Schools staff, families and community, We just learned that Superintendent José Banda is a finalist for Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District (see his attached letter). We certainly understand why they would seek him out to lead their district. Mr. Banda stepped into his role in Seattle at a very difficult time. He pulled us together, he […]

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