Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
Last chance to register for YMCA after school programs!
Registration for Session 5 of the YMCA after school and vendor enrichment program classes ends on  Monday, April 23.   Classes run April 30 – June 20.  Mondays: Scratch Coding: (3:30-4:30pm) Wednesdays: Small Hands on Art presents 'Grease’  (2:00-3:30pm) Thursdays: Art Expression by Branch Out (3:30-4:30pm) Registration Form >>>>  HERE Info with vendor links >>>>  HERE ... read full article
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Last chance to register for YMCA after school programs!Zarqa Javed4/22/20185/6/2018
Last chance to register for YMCA after school programs!
Registration for Session 5 of the YMCA after school and vendor enrichment program classes ends on  Monday, April 23.   Classes run April 30 – June 20.  Mondays: Scratch Coding: (3:30-4:30pm) Wednesdays: Small Hands on Art presents 'Grease’  (2:00-3:30pm) Thursdays: Art Expression by Branch Out (3:30-4:30pm) Registration Form >>>>  HERE Info with vendor links >>>>  HERE ... read full article
YMCA After School programsStella Adamski4/12/20184/21/2018
YMCA After School programs
Registration is now open for the YMCA and Vendor Enrichment programs. The final session for the school year runs April 30-June 20.  The following vendor programs will be offered: Mondays: Scratch Code – Grades 2-5: 3:30-4:30pm Wednesdays:  Small Hands on Art presents ‘Grease’! –  2:00-3:30pm Thursdays: Art Expression by Branch Out - 3:30-4:30p Click the link below for the updated flyer and registration process http://ykids.seattleymca.org/files/images/content/Blackwell%20Session%205%20Vendor%20Links.pdf ... read full article
Usborne Book Fair coming to Blackwell!Stella Adamski3/28/20183/29/2018
Usborne Book Fair coming to Blackwell!
Come visit Usborne book fair at the International Night Festival! ... read full article
Wear Blue for Kindness DayZarqa Javed2/28/20183/14/2018
Wear Blue for Kindness Day
Blackwell PTSA in partnership with the Blackwell Building Leadership Team (BLT) consisting of grade level and classified representatives has designated March 14, 2018, as “ Wear Blue for Kindness ” day.  The team of leaders at Blackwell discussed how to recognize March 14th in an age-appropriate way that would support children through their life-long journey of navigating their emotions, relationships, and in solidarity with bully prevention. We are encouraging members of our community to wear blue, perform random acts of kindness, look out for those who are lonely and reach out to make new friends. We have chosen blue as ... read full article
BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!Zarqa Javed2/19/20183/5/2018
The PTSA’s annual Family Bingo Night and Raffle is Thursday March 8 th . You will not want to miss this awesome event! There are over 450 bingo prizes to choose from. We have 20+ amazing Raffle baskets which have been generously donated by our Blackwell families. Here are just a few of the raffle themes you can look forward to: Lego, Summer Fun, Date Night, Baking Challenge, Polaroid camera and many more. Raffle tickets are just $1.00 each. This year PTSA will also have an exclusive basket for current PTSA members. The tickets for this basket will be free ... read full article
Bingo Night - Thursday March 8Zarqa Javed2/11/20182/18/2018
Bingo Night - Thursday March 8
Your HELP IS NEEDED!!! Our annual PTSA Bingo and Raffle Night will be happening on Thursday, March 8. This is an exciting family event that is one of the most popular evenings of the year! The evening’s proceeds will benefit valuable PTSA programs like Art Smart and Classroom grants. We can't pull off an event of this size without your help! Volunteers are needed throughout the night for various jobs. Please sign up  HERE  to help. Any questions, please contact  Brittin Dwyer  at britgwd@gmail.com Another way to help is to donate! BINGO Prize Donations Needed Please drop off any prize ... read full article
Blackwell Bobcats Win Big in 2018 ChessZarqa Javed1/28/20182/7/2018
Blackwell Bobcats Win Big in 2018 Chess
Blackwell Bobcats won 1st prize team trophy in the largest elementary chess tournament of 2018, held at Interlake High School on Martin Luther King Day with 320 participants.   Following are the individual accomplishments of the winning team. 3 points and above out of 5 points wins an individual trophy as well. 1. Arush - 4 points 2. Advaith - 5th grade - 4 points 3. Lucy - 4 points 4. Aditya - 3 points 5. Advaith - 2nd grade - 3 points 6. Charlie - 2.5 points 7. Honging - 1.5 points - He played in open session which ... read full article
PTSA General Membership MeetingStella Adamski1/8/20181/20/2018
PTSA General Membership Meeting
Please join us on Thursday January 18th at 9:00am for our PTSA General Membership meeting. We will be electing our nominating committee for next year’s PTSA board and discussing fundraising options for next year. We will discuss other topics such as after school enrichment activities and upcoming events. Your input is so important! Please contact Cherish Fitterer at  president@blackwellptsa.org  with any questions. ... read full article
Blackwell Family STEM NightStella Adamski1/5/20182/8/2018
Blackwell Family STEM Night
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 8th We’ve taken the best of the Science Fair and Math Nights and combined them into one fantastic event!!! STEM Night is an evening of hands on science, math, and engineering activities for students and families to complete together. The event includes a range of activities covering different topics and connections to various careers. Students are invited to participate by designing and completing their own Science Fair experiment to be showcased at the event. Registration forms and the information packets can be found on the PTSA website. Registration forms will be due January 19th, 2018. ... read full article
YMCA After School Program (Kids U)Zarqa Javed11/19/201712/3/2017
YMCA After School Program (Kids U)
Registration for Session 3 is open but  will close on November 20 .  Session 3 classes run November 27 - Feb. 14, 2018.  Sign-up today! The vendors for session 3 include: Code Club - Scratch and Beyond (Tuesdays) Aspiring Authors (Wednesdays) Crazy Chemworks Mad Science (Thursdays) Arts and Logic (Fridays) More Information and Links to Register >>>  HERE ... read full article
PTSA GMM 11/9: Voting on the Bond and Levies to Fund our SchoolsZarqa Javed11/5/201711/10/2017
PTSA GMM 11/9: Voting on the Bond and Levies to Fund our Schools
The Blackwell PTSA is holding a general membership meeting to vote on whether to endorse the  Lake Washington School District 2018 Bond and Levies.  We are very fortunate to have the LWSD superintendent,  Dr. Traci Pierce  present detailed information and answer questions about these important initiatives.  Principal Eaton will also be in attendance. This meeting is a great opportunity for our membership to use our collective voice in advocating for our children.  Even if you are not eligible to vote in the US, as a PTSA member, you are eligible to vote on whether to endorse these initiatives that will fund school building projects, facility and technology needs, and educational programs ... read full article
PTSA Movie Night and General Membership MtgStella Adamski10/29/201711/9/2017
PTSA Movie Night and General Membership Mtg
The Blackwell PTSA is excited to offer a fun movie night for PTSA members as a thank you for being a part of our wonderful community! When: Thursday, November 9 from 6:30pm - 8:15pm Movie: The Secret Life of Pets (PG) This event is free for all children of current PTSA members.  It's not too late to join >>> HERE   Students are welcome to come in their PJs, and to bring a blanket and their favorite stuffie.  We will provide water and popcorn.   This is not a drop off event - parents must stay on school grounds during ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairStella Adamski10/21/201710/24/2017
Scholastic Book Fair
Couldn’t make it to the Scholastic Book Fair? Still looking for that special book? Want to buy a book for your child's classroom? You can still order books through our Online Fair now through October 24!   Go to:  scholastic.com/fair   Proceeds from all online sales benefit our school. ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairStella Adamski10/8/201710/20/2017
Scholastic Book Fair
Howdy ya’ll! The Wild West Book Fair is here!   Come take a look and buy some books.  Add to the classroom libraries and fill up the donation barrel for this year's selected charities. Don't forget Family Night on Wednesday, October 18 5:30-8:00 pm where some of our own teachers will be reading to us.   Family Shopping Hours:       Monday, Oct 16 8:00 - 9:00 am and 12:00 - 4:00 pm Tuesday, Oct 17 8:00 - 9:30 am and 12:00 - 4:00 pm Wednesday, Oct 18 8:00 - 9:30 am Family Night 5:30 - 8:00 pm Thursday, Oct 19 8:00 - 9:30 ... read full article
Halloween Carnival: Friday, Oct. 27Zarqa Javed10/8/201710/27/2017
Halloween Carnival: Friday, Oct. 27
5:30 - 6:30pm:  Early entry for Kindergarten and 1st graders (older siblings may accompany them) 6:30 - 8:30pm: Everyone! All students must have a responsible adult with them. Join us for spooky carnival games with prizes & candy, a photo booth, arts & crafts, monster mash & more! Come see teachers and staff dressed up for Halloween! Halloween costumes are encouraged, of course! We ask that you leave at home: masks, guns and scary looking weapons. Buy your Fast Pass and Pizza Now! >>>  HERE Order online by Friday October 20 to avoid lines at the door! Only kids need to purchase admission. Adults are ... read full article
Child Grade and Teacher InfoZarqa Javed9/17/201710/1/2017
Child Grade and Teacher Info
Please make sure you've entered your child's grade and class info in your ACCOUNT  for this year. If you think you've already entered it, please enter again, as some stale data was wiped out and took some new data with it. We need this info for both the online and paper directory. If you no longer have a child at Blackwell, please follow the instructions  HERE  to delete your account. If you still want to stay in the loop, let us know at  communications@blackwellptsa.org . If we don't hear from you, all accounts that are not teacher/staff or associated with a ... read full article
Welcome Coffee for Kindergarten FamiliesStella Adamski9/10/20179/11/2017
Welcome Coffee for Kindergarten Families
Join us for coffee & pastries on Monday (9/11) at 9:am in front of the school. ... read full article
Help direct traffic during the busy drop off and pick up times for the first two weeks of school!Zarqa Javed9/4/20179/14/2017
Help direct traffic during the busy drop off and pick up times for the first two weeks of school!
Back to School Drop-Off / Pick-Up Needs You! We could sure use some adult help around the school on the first week of school. Especially the first day of school. There are always have new families and new students that need assistance; we always find a some students unsure of where to go. Pick up and drop off is always a little crazy until everyone learns how it works! Sign-up  HERE . New to the school and wondering how drop-off and pick-up work? Watch this great video produced by local school talent >>>  VIDEO ... read full article
New Family Welcome DinnerZarqa Javed8/20/20178/30/2017
New Family Welcome Dinner
Please join us for the New Family welcome dinner on Tuesday, August 29, 6:30 - 8 pm at Blackwell! This annual August event welcomes  all our new families to  Blackwell  and is a great way to be introduced to the  Blackwell  community. PTSA board members will be present to meet families and talk about  Blackwell  and the PTSA (like the benefits of being a member, volunteering, and the fun programs and events we offer). Dinner will consist of pizza, beverages, and dessert. ... read full article
Welcome Bobcats!Zarqa Javed8/20/20179/16/2017
Welcome Bobcats!
If you didn't have a chance to become a PTSA member at Back to Business Day, there's still time:  Join PTSA   Yearbooks are On Sale Now!  Order online:   Lifetouch   Yearbook ID Code:  5479418 ... read full article
Save These Dates for 2017-18 School YearZarqa Javed7/18/20178/14/2017
Save These Dates for 2017-18 School Year
    August 14 Blackwell Office Opens to the Public August 29 PTSA New Family Welcome Dinner 6:30pm August 31 Back to Business Day: 9 - 1:30 Meet and Greet: 2:00 - 3:00 PTSA Ice Cream Social: 3:00 - 4:00 Sept 5 Grades 1-5 First Day of School Sept 11 Kindergarten First Day of School ... read full article
Mariners TicketsStella Adamski4/12/20184/14/2018
Mariners Tickets
Tickets are coming home on Thursday with your student.  We had an overwhelming response for orders, over 620 tickets were ordered and distributed.  The tickets arrived on Monday, so thank you for your patience as we processed all orders.  We tried our best to accommodate every seating request. If any issues arise, please contact Emily at the Mariners at ewright@mariners.com .   If two or more families ordered tickets together, please expect that your entire order will be given to one of the families.  This was to ensure that the tickets were kept together. ... read full article
International NightStella Adamski3/13/20183/29/2018
International Night
Blackwell PTSA presents the 8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MARCH 29 at 6:30PM in the BLACKWELL GYM. Join us for a night of food, dance and celebrations from around the world! Want to participate and represent YOUR country? Email Melanie Vertrees at mvertrees@lwsd.org . ... read full article
Chess TournamentStella Adamski3/4/20183/18/2018
Chess Tournament
Blackwell PTSA along with All About Chess is hosting a chess tournament on Sunday, March 25 th . This tournament is open to all levels and is a state qualifying tournament.  Cost is $25 per player.  Tournament begins at 9am.  To register go to:  www.nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration/   Click HERE  for more info. ... read full article
Blackwell Talent ShowZarqa Javed2/19/20183/7/2018
Blackwell Talent Show
Get ready to shine, because it's time... for the Blackwell Talent Show!!  This exciting event will be held on  Thursday, April 19 6:30-8:00pm . All Blackwell Students are invited to be a part of this spectacular event.    If you are interested in performing, please carefully read the guidelines  HERE . You will find a link to the registration form  HERE  or paper copies will be available in the front office.     Registration forms are due March 7.   Contact  Brittin Dwyer  ( britgwd@gmail.com ) if you have questions. ... read full article
Fundraising CommitteeStella Adamski1/8/20181/20/2018
Fundraising Committee
We are looking for any members who are interested in being on a committee to decide our school fundraiser(s) for the next school year. If you are interested in participating on this committee, please contact Cherish Fitterer at  president@blackwellptsa.org  as soon as possible.  ... read full article
Math Challenge #6Stella Adamski11/30/201712/14/2017
Math Challenge #6
Our Math Challenge #6 will be available online at  www.mathinaction.org  this Friday, December 1, 2017. The solutions for Math Challenge #5 will be available online on that same date.   The due date for the Math Challenge #6 is December 7, 2017 by 3:30pm.   The solutions for Math Challenge #6 will be available on January 5, 2018.   Enjoy MC #6.   Click here (link to  www.mathinaction.org  website) for more information.   ... read full article
Health Room NeedsZarqa Javed11/27/201712/11/2017
Health Room Needs
Our health room is in desperate need of donated clothing for wet clothing.    We need size Small, 5, 6 sweat pants, leggings, pants with an elastic or draw string waist, and underwear.  Boy and girl styles.  Don't have to be new.  Just clean.  We have plenty of medium, large and extra-large sizes.  Just need the smaller sizes.   Please drop off to the health room in the office.  Thank you!!!!! ... read full article
Gingerbread House ContestZarqa Javed11/19/201712/11/2017
Gingerbread House Contest
Blackwell's annual  Gingerbread  House Contest will be held on Friday December 15!      You and your child do not need to be expert decorators or bakers to participate. Kits can be purchased at the store and are easy to complete. You just need candy, frosting, and a little bit of imagination.    Just bear in mind that your  gingerbread  creation must be at least 75%  gingerbread .     Every student will have a chance to admire the  gingerbread  houses and vote for their favorite. Awards will be given to the top 3 houses in each grade - and there ... read full article
Picture RetakesStella Adamski11/8/201711/17/2017
Picture Retakes
Need a picture redo? Picture retakes are November 17th.  Simply return your portrait package to school on retake day. If your student was absent on picture day you can still order portraits online. Be sure to pick up a retake form from the office. This will let your teacher and the photographer know that your student needs a photo taken. You can also place an order online. To order, go to www.mylifetouch.com . Use picture Day ID  LS117038Q1 . If you are a parent who volunteers - stop by on retake day between 9:00-10:30am, so an "official" volunteer badge can ... read full article
Veterans Day AssemblyStella Adamski10/24/201711/8/2017
Veterans Day Assembly
Our Veterans Day assembly this year is on Wednesday, Nov. 8 th at 9:15 . As part of the assembly, a slideshow featuring veterans in our community is highlighted. If you have a veterans in your family you would like to include in the slideshow, please complete the enclosed form  and return it to Mrs. Sabo, with an appropriate photo by Wednesday, November 1 st (firm deadline). We would like to extend an invitation to all the veterans in the community to attend and be honored at the assembly. We have special reserved seating for our veterans and their guests. ... read full article
Parent Ed NightStella Adamski10/17/201711/2/2017
Parent Ed Night
DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD: Elementary Focus Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. at Blackwell Elementary. In today’s digital world, our children are using devices that access the internet from a young age. Many parents skip the safety talk until cellphones come into play. Our younger kids, however, need some guidance. Elementary school parents are invited to join Sheri Gazitt of Teen Wise as she discusses how to create guidelines for your child to safely and responsibly use the internet. We’ll also talk about the safety net of monitoring devices. Click  here  for more info. ... read full article
Fun Run Pledge Stella Adamski10/11/201710/17/2017
Fun Run Pledge
Last day to send in your Fun Run pledge is Tuesday, October 17. Remember, Blackwell receives 100% of matching funds!! Blackwell PTSA is a 501 (3)c nonprofit charitable organization. Your Fun Run donations can be doubled if you work for corporations that offer a matching gift program. When your pledge is received, the fun run team enters it into their database and the person donating receives an email confirmation. The donor can then use this receipt to submit to their corporation and have a check sent to school. Learn more here .  ... read full article
Picture Day is Monday October 2Zarqa Javed9/17/20179/30/2017
Picture Day is Monday October 2
1-2-3 SMILE!!!   Look for information and order packets to come in student mail Friday, September 22. You can also place your order directly from the website. Log onto  www.mylifetouch.com . Use Picture Day ID:  LS117038Q0 .   Online you will find Blackwell picture day information, numerous background choices, multiple look packages and so much more! If you order online, you do not need to submit the paper order form.   *NEW THIS YEAR--NO LATE PAPER ORDER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED!*    If you plan to return the paper order form instead of placing an order online, please return both ... read full article
Art Docent Meeting - October 2Zarqa Javed9/10/20179/30/2017
Art Docent Meeting - October 2
Welcome to a new and exciting year of art at Blackwell Elementary! Please consider volunteering in your child's classroom as an art docent. No experience needed!  Our art program provides all the materials and training for you to be successful. Our children love the art experiences that Blackwell PTSA is able to provide, and we don't want any students to miss out. Whether you are an experienced artist, love crafting, or have never played with paints, glass, and clay, we need your help in the classroom.  If you are a new parent to Blackwell, or have not volunteered as an ... read full article
A Note from Mrs. VitellaroZarqa Javed7/27/20179/3/2017
A Note from Mrs. Vitellaro
Blackwell PTSA, I can't thank you enough for honoring me with the Educator of the Year award. It was such a pleasure to work with you, the families and staff at Blackwell for the past 4 years. I already miss everyone! Your support of the teachers and students is AMAZING and I wouldn't be able to do my best work without your support. Thank you for everything! Wishing you a wonderful 2017-2018 school year! Darcy Vitellaro ... read full article
Foreign Language ClassStella Adamski2/22/20183/1/2018
Foreign Language Class
Sign up for Spring Session of exciting Sponge Classes, Language Champs! We went on a learning spree and acquired essential language-learning strategies in our “ Let’s make soup!” and “Where's My House Key” units! Join us as we broaden our understanding of language and culture with a new unit theme “ Let’s take a trip to a Beach!”. Since the curriculum is theme based, Sponge accept new students as well as continuing students! At Sponge, we see language as a passport to global citizenship. Students learn to see the world through a different lens while acquiring language skills and the confidence ... read full article
Used Book FairZarqa Javed12/11/20171/26/2018
Used Book Fair
PTSA Used Book Fair: January 24 - 26   Out with the old and in with the USED! It’s time to go through your dusty bookshelf and pull out the ones your kids have outgrown. Each year we collect several thousand books, games, and puzzles. The two classrooms that collect the most books get first pick at the book fair. Load up your bags and boxes to  bring in your used books from January 16 - January 22 . Books will be sold for only 50 cents and each student is entitled to one free book.   Please remember that ... read full article
Sponge Foreign Language ClassesZarqa Javed11/5/201711/26/2017
Sponge Foreign Language Classes
We are continuing to offer Spanish and Mandarin classes before school.  Please visit  www.spongeschool.com  for more information and to register. The next session runs  Dec. 5 - Feb. 28 Spanish is held Tues/Thurs and Mandarin on Wednesdays, both from 7:50-8:50am More info >>>  HERE You may also contact Kerri Miller with any further questions ( kcpetro@hotmail.com ) ... read full article
Blackwell YearbookStella Adamski10/19/201710/28/2017
Blackwell Yearbook
Get your Yearbook now! Online ordering open for the 2017-18 Blackwell Bobcat Yearbook. There are so many great options to choose from including: personalized cover with Student’s portrait and name, Zoom Current events insert, autograph insert, and Yearbook stickies. Select all or pick and choose which additions you want to get a customized package.   ONLINE ORDERING: Pick up this great keepsake, by visiting  Lifetouch  using Yearbook ID Code: 5479417 . Please contact Kim Zoglmann  if you have any questions.  PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED! If you are interested in helping to take photos for the Yearbook this year, please contact  Stella Adamski . ... read full article
Math Challenge Tournament - Open for RegistrationZarqa Javed10/15/201711/18/2017
Math Challenge Tournament - Open for Registration
Have you always wanted to showcase your math skills and problem-solving abilities at a national wide math tournament? Well now is your chance!    Blackwell PTSA is hosting the Math Challenge Tournament on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 6:00pm in the Blackwell Gym.   This math tournament is open to Grade 2- 5 students.   All participants will receive a certificate. Students who are in the top 10% in their grade level and division will earn medals. Student who scores the highest overall in their grade level and division will earn a plaque. Top 25 students in each grade and division will be invited to attend Math Challenge Tournament Masters in February 2018.   When: Friday, December 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm ( **Please arrive at Blackwell Gym between 6:00pm-6:25pm. The test will begin at 6:30pm ) Where: Blackwell Gym Cost: $20.00 per ... read full article
Math Challenge #2Zarqa Javed10/6/201710/14/2017
Math Challenge #2
Our Math Challenge #2 will be available online at  www.mathinaction.org  this Friday, October 6, 2017. The solutions for Math Challenge 1 will be available online on that same date.   The Due date for the Math Challenge #2 is October 12, 2017 by 3:30pm.   The solutions for Math Challenge #2 will be available on October 20, 2017. Enjoy MC #2. ... read full article
ReflectionsStella Adamski9/24/201711/4/2017
Are you/your student thinking about entering Reflections?   It's as easy as 1..2..3   1. Think about the theme "Within Reach" and decide how to apply it to a piece of art, photography, music, film, dance or literature   2. Look up the rules for the category you chose and print off an entry form at:  here   or in the main office   3. Let your artistic juices flow and create your work!   Entries due in the Main Office by Nov. 6th ... read full article
Math Challenge Needs You!Zarqa Javed9/17/20179/30/2017
Math Challenge Needs You!
In order to continue the Math Challenge program at Blackwell, we need a parent volunteer to Chair the program. Please contact Kerri Miller if you're interested in taking on this fun and engaging role:  kcpetro@hotmail.com ... read full article
Math Challenge #14Stella Adamski4/12/20184/21/2018
Math Challenge #14
Our Math Challenge #14 will be available online at  www.mathinaction.org  this Friday, April 13, 2018. The due date for the Math Challenge #14 is April 19, 2018 by 3:30pm. The solutions for Math Challenge #14 will be available on April 27, 2018. Enjoy MC #14.   Click here (link to  www.mathinaction.org  website) for more information. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week: May 7 - 11Zarqa Javed4/8/20184/22/2018
Staff Appreciation Week: May 7 - 11
Teachers help our children bloom and grow. Our Staff appreciation week is coming up to shower them with your love and appreciation! Here are the daily themes if you choose to join in the fun! (participation is optional)   Monday, May 7 B lossom Bring in a flower for your teacher Tuesday, May 8   L etter Give handwritten thank you notes to your teachers Wednesday, May 9 O bey Obey class rules, help your teacher, pick up trash or anything else you can think of. Thursday, May 10 O ffice supplies Bring in classroom supplies Friday, May 11 M ... read full article
SBA Testing DatesZarqa Javed4/8/20184/22/2018
SBA Testing Dates
Our third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be spending some time in April preparing for the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment in May. Students will be learning about how this year's test will work by practicing the processes and computer tools needed for the test.  Look for more specifics from your child's teacher.  There is a publicly available practice test available from the State of Washington. You and your student are welcome to use  this link  to learn more about these assessments. Our scheduled SBA days are: 3rd Grade - May 1, 2, 8 and 15 4th Grade - May 7, 9, ... read full article
YMCA Enrichment Classes and Vendor SurveyStella Adamski3/18/20184/1/2018
YMCA Enrichment Classes and Vendor Survey
Parents, please complete the survey that is linked below.  This survey was created by the YMCA enrichment program to allow you to provide feedback about their programs and after school options.  Please complete so we can better serve you and your children’s needs next school year!  Link:  YMCA survey Any questions?  Please contact Kerri Miller: kcpetro@hotmail.com ... read full article
Blackwell Talent ShowStella Adamski3/13/20183/27/2018
Blackwell Talent Show
Get ready to shine, because it's time... for the Blackwell Talent Show!!  This exciting event will be held on Thursday, April 19 6:30-8:00pm . All Blackwell Students are invited to be a part of this spectacular event.  ... read full article
Blackwell Day at the Mariners!Zarqa Javed2/11/20183/31/2018
Blackwell Day at the Mariners!
Come watch our Blackwell Choir perform the National Anthem at the Mariners Game on Sunday, April 15th at 1:10pm! Mariners ticket orders are due Friday, March 16th.  Tickets are $13 each so bring your family and friends! Choir students do need to purchase a ticket for the game. Order forms went home on Friday, please return a check made out to Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA with your order form.  Order form can also be printed from  HERE We have reserved a few hundred seats so the families can all sit together.  Tickets will be sent home the week of April 9 ... read full article
YMCA After-care & Enrichment - REGISTER NOWZarqa Javed1/28/20182/12/2018
YMCA After-care & Enrichment - REGISTER NOW
Last chance to register online for Session 4 of the YMCA and vendor classes is Monday, Feb. 12.  Classes run Feb. 20 - April 27.  Spaces still available in ALL vendor classes. The following vendor classes will be offered: Wednesdays: Small Hands on Art (2:00-3:30pm) Wednesdays: Crazy Chemworks Mad Science (3:30-4:30pm) Thursdays: Art Expression by Branch Out with Art (3:30-4:30pm) Fridays: TechVenture: Create with Code (3:30-4:30pm)               Info and Register >>>   HERE Additional information can be found at the Blackwell PTSA website >>>  HERE   Questions? Please contact Kerri Miller ( kcpetro@hotmail.com ) ... read full article
Your PTSA Dollars at WorkZarqa Javed1/21/20181/27/2018
Your PTSA Dollars at Work
Note from Mr. Eaton:   Earlier this week the PTSA completed a competitive grant process to support Blackwell Elementary. Over the past month, our staff had the opportunity to submit grant requests for supplemental educational materials, opportunities, and events to support our students learning and help realize our vision of creating a community of limitless potential. This grant process was made possible with funds raised in our fall fun run fundraiser.  As a result, over $21,000 worth of items and opportunities were funded for Blackwell.  On behalf of the entire Blackwell staff, I would like to thank the generous support of our ... read full article
Ski Bus CancelledZarqa Javed10/1/201710/3/2017
Ski Bus Cancelled
Unfortunately due to the shortage of staff this season, Snow Sports will not be able to provide Blackwell with their Wednesday Snow Sports program.   SSCS does offer drive up lessons on Friday evenings and on Saturdays. If you participate in one of these programs you have until December 15 to purchase your seasons pass.   Information regarding these programs will be available in early October:  Snow Sports Consulting Service Website ... read full article
LAUNCH Program Needs YouZarqa Javed9/17/201710/7/2017
LAUNCH Program Needs You
Do you enjoy working with 5 and 6 year olds? Would you like an opportunity to help prepare children for a successful future and give quality service to your local school community, all while having great fun? Then the Launch Program is for you! You do not have to be a parent of a Kindergartner to help. Launch is a volunteer tutoring program designed to help Kindergartners become more comfortable with number and letter recognition, letter sounds and other pre-reading activities using specially designed games and activities. Each volunteer meets with a child for 15 minutes twice a week and ... read full article
Elementary Orchestra Info Night - Sept 13Zarqa Javed9/4/20179/16/2017
Elementary Orchestra Info Night - Sept 13
A note from Tyler Rath, the director of the Elementary Orchestras for the Plateau Region and Chelsee Moe:   We have an information and rental night on  Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm at Eastlake High School , where parents and students are invited to get information about our schedule and pick up instruments from several local vendors.  Additionally, our registrations for both Elementary Band and Orchestra are open, and we ask that parents please sign in their student! (Last year we had a few surprise students at the beginning of the school year.) ... read full article
Cub Scout Information NightZarqa Javed9/4/20179/16/2017
Cub Scout Information Night
Are you interested in Cub Scouts? All boys in 1st through 5th grade are welcome to come find out what Cub Scouts is all about on  Friday, September 15  from 6:30-7:30pm in the Commons. Parents and boys are both welcome to attend.   We would love to see some new faces and are happy to answer any questions.   Contact Erika Christensen  revitalized@hotmail.com  with any questions. ... read full article
Math Challenge #12Stella Adamski3/18/20184/1/2018
Math Challenge #12
Our Math Challenge #12 will be available online at  www.mathinaction.org  this Friday, March 16, 2018. The due date for the Math Challenge #12 is March 22, 2018 by 3:30pm. The solutions for Math Challenge #12 will be available on March 30, 2018. Enjoy MC #12. Click here (link to  www.mathinaction.org  website) for more information. ... read full article
Running ClubStella Adamski2/20/20183/9/2018
Running Club
The sun is coming back, it’s now time to unpack.  The shoes and the shorts, if running club is your after school sport. Many more laps to be run, we can’t wait to start back the fun. So dust off your gear, running club is almost here. Be ready to smile as we rack up all of those miles. Monday February 26 th is the first official day back to running club! We will run the remainder of the year Mondays and Thursdays after school just like we did in the fall before winter. As always, if you have any ... read full article
Math Club Stella Adamski1/16/20181/20/2018
Math Club
On November 14, 2017, 34 Blackwell students participated in the AMC 8 contest organized by the Mathematical Association of America.  The AMC 8 is an individual competition covering middle school mathematics up to 8 th grade.  This year over 102,000 students took the test worldwide. Thirteen Blackwell students scored in the top 25% of test takers in all grades: Hongning Wang, Christopher Dickman, Advaith Vankamamidi, Arthur Gong, Sneha Sharma, Nathan Gong, Brooke Lin, Karkit Chew, Guhan Kumar, Samantha Ryan, Ryan Chung, Vaishnavi Annamraju, and Angela Dong.  Hongning Wang and Christopher Dickman scored in the top 5% of students who took ... read full article
Join Running Club!Stella Adamski10/6/201710/14/2017
Join Running Club!
Join Mr. Brewer and your friends after school on Mondays and Thursdays for running club. Students run (or walk/jog) around the sand field & track their distance over the course of the year. All grade levels welcome!  Running Club Info Sign Up ... read full article
Blackwell Choir Begins!Zarqa Javed9/17/20179/29/2017
Blackwell Choir Begins!
Blackwell Choir The Blackwell Choir has begun and we had a great turn-out at our first rehearsal. But It’s not too late to join! If your 4 th or 5 th grader likes to sing and have fun, encourage them to attend the rehearsal on Thursday this week during their lunch recess. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Sabo at  asabo@lwsd.org . ... read full article
EHS Dance Team FALL DANCE CLINIC!Zarqa Javed9/10/201710/14/2017
Friday, October 20th is a LEAP Day! NO SCHOOL! You're in luck! The Eastlake Dance Team is running a one day Fall Dance Clinic from 9am to 1pm at Eastlake High School! Your child will learn dance techniques, a short dance routine, play games and eat a "light lunch" with the dance team dancers!  Grades K - 8th are welcome! The dancers will be broken into groups by grade, so if they have a buddy in the same grade, they will be together!  Click  HERE  for the registration form and further information. ... read full article
Sign up for Chess Club now!Zarqa Javed9/4/20179/18/2017
Sign up for Chess Club now!
We are happy to continue our successful Chess Club at Blackwell. Chess Club will meet 20 Monday mornings from 7:30 - 8:45am, October 2 to April 16. Open to all grades, K-5, and all levels of Chess experience, from beginner to advanced. More details, and registration information can be found  HERE . ... read full article
Language Classes at BlackwellZarqa Javed9/4/20179/18/2017
Language Classes at Blackwell
Registration for the Sponge language classes is now available!  Parents can sign up  HERE .   FLIER   Spanish will be Tues/Thurs from 7:50-8:50am Class begins Tuesday 9/19   Mandarin will be Wed/Fri from 7:50-8:50am Class begins Wednesday 9/27 ... read full article
Running Club & Brewer BasketballZarqa Javed8/31/20179/26/2017
Running Club & Brewer Basketball
Sign-ups are here for Running Club with Jon Brewer after school and Brewer Basketball before school! Running Club Running club starts Sept 25th Brewer Basketball Basketball club starts Sept 26th ... read full article
Ski Bus Winter 2018Stella Adamski10/29/201712/20/2017
Ski Bus Winter 2018
The Blackwell Ski Bus is running again this year. There is already 3" of snow at the top of Snoqualmie so hopefully it is going to be another great season.  This will be the seventh year SSCS have taught Blackwell families to ski and with over 30 years teaching experience we are delighted to partner with them again this year to provide Blackwell students with the opportunity to learn to ski. The Blackwell Ski bus program will run for six consecutive weeks starting Wednesday, January 10 to Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The program is open to students 1st grade to ... read full article