Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
Mar 18
9:05a Java with Jim
Java with Jim

Monday, March 19
9:05a - 10:00a

Grab a cup of coffee and get filled in on the latest campus news and events. Come fill up on a warm cup of coffee and the latest news and events from Blackwell. This morning gathering is designed specifically for parents to hear directly from Mr. Eaton about what’s happening here at Elizabeth Blackwell. Mr. Eaton will also be available to field questions about our school, the district, and the state of education in Washington. It’s also a great time to meet other parents and hear from the PTSA.
6:00p International Night
International Night

Thursday, March 29
6:00p - 8:00p
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International Night

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.

Chess Tournament

Blackwell PTSA along with All About Chess is hosting a chess tournament on Sunday, March 25th.

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.

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

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. 

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 9th

Questions? Please email Ericka Nash at erickagnash@gmail.com

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.

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Important! Lake Washington Tandem Calendar
LWSD Calendar (filtered to Blackwell)

PTSA Board Nominations for 2018-2019

The nominating committee has worked diligently to select nominees for next years PTSA Board.  The following slate is presented to the general membership.  The PTSA Board election will take place at the next General Membership Meeting on April 19.  Nominations will be accepted on the floor at that meeting as well.

For the Office of 2018-2019:
Co-Presidents:  David Caufield & Kerri Miller
Co-Executive VP’s: Mara Gaukroger & Ericka Nash
Secretary: Kim Piper
Treasurer: OPEN
VP of Fundraising: Leanne Nanakul
Co-VP of Communications:  Estra Silver and OPEN
Co-VP of Membership: Mengyuan Du & Grace Le
VP of Community Liaison: Maggie Hunkins
VP of Curriculum: Julie Aquino
VP of Advocacy: Nicole Steinbok

Join our Teacher and Staff Luncheon’s Committee! 
Once a month we provide a themed lunch to our great Blackwell teachers and staff to show our appreciation for all they do. 
If you are interested in joining us and being part of this committee please contact us. Check out our sign-up genius for this month: Sensational Salad Bar on March 27th. Sign up HERE 
If you have any questions, please email Rebeca Otto (rebeotto@hitmail.com) and Jennifer Zeighami (jennifer.l.zeighami@gmail.com). Thank you!

LWSF 'Reach for Success' Grant Application
LWSF 'Reach for Success' grant application deadline extended to Monday, March 19th!
Are you a parent, PTSA member, community member, or school staff person involved with a great project that needs funding? Consider applying for a Reach for Success grant. These grants fund creative educational initiatives that enhance or expand Lake Washington School District's curriculum. With awards up to $3,000, proposed projects may benefit an individual classroom, a specific grade level, or an entire school.
For more information, a grant tutorial and the application, please visit:
For additional questions, please contact Jenna Kass (jenna@kass.net).

Pictures for Yearbook!

If you have been taking pictures of students and school/class events throughout 2017-2018 school year and would be useful for our yearbook, please email them to the yearbook team. Our yearbook is a compilation of portraits and photos captured by parents, teachers and school staff throughout the year, we need your help! 

If you have high quality photos and would like to contribute please email to Kim Zoglmann at Kimberzoglmann@gmail.com or Stella Adamski at stell.a@icloud.comPlease label email subject with ”Students' grade, teacher and/or event" Thank you!

Pre-order your yearbook now!

Don’t forget to pre-order your yearbook today? In addition to color photographs, this year we added personalized cover with Student’s portrait and name, Zoom Current events insert, autograph insert, and Yearbook stickys. Select all or pick and choose which additions you want.

Pre-order online only at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com. Yearbook ID Code: 5479418

Order now for $15.00 each and last day to pre-order is April 30th, 2018. After that, yearbooks will be available at school on a first come/first serve basis at the price of $20.00 each.

Need to check if you ordered a yearbook? Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com and click on the link to “Get details of your previous orders by email” to check your order status.

SBA Testing Dates

Parents, to aid in planning, please make note of the important test dates scheduled for May:

3rd Grade - May 1,2,8 and 15
4th Grade - May 7,9,10, 14 and 16
5th Grade - May 2, 7, 9, 10, 14 and 16

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