Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA
May 20
9:05a Java with Jim
Java with Jim

Monday, May 21
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.
Spirit Day!
Spirit Day!

Friday, May 25

Wear your favorite team gear!
Jun 1
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 28
6:30p Screenagers Screening
Screenagers Screening

Tuesday, May 29
6:30p - 8:00p
Blackwell Elementary
9:00a PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 31
9:00a - 10:00a

We need your vote!

5:00p McTeacher Night
McTeacher Night

Thursday, May 31
5:00p - 8:00p

Go to Sammamish McDonald's and have Blackwell teachers take your order and serve cookies! A fun night for all.
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PTSA General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our PTSA General Membership meeting on May 31st from 9-9:40 a.m. in the library. We will be voting on our standing rules and the PTSA budget for next year at this important meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! Contact president@blackwellptsa.org with any questions.

Blackwell Golden Acorn, Bronze Bobcat and Outstanding Educator Awards
Blackwell Elementary PTSA annually recognizes outstanding volunteer and educational service by awarding the Bronze Bobcat, Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards.
All recipients promote the mission of the PTSA: To enhance the educational experience of children and their families by working in partnership with teachers, educational staff, and local community. The PTSA gives each child a legislative voice while providing safe, fun and educationally enriched activities, supported by its own fundraising. A committee of past recipients will make the final selection, and will present the awards at the End of the Year Assembly.  Please help us select deserving volunteers and educators from our community this year. There are three types of recognition awards:
The Golden Acorn Award is a special award presented to a volunteer in recognition of exemplary dedication and service to children and youth within our PTSA, school and community. A $70 contribution in the name of the recipient(s) is given by Blackwell PTSA to the WA State PTA Scholarship Program for grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education.

The Outstanding Educator Award was created to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal expectations of their jobs, to make the learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging.

The Bronze Bobcat Award is in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to Blackwell Elementary and its students.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the Golden Acorn Committee Chair: roohi_h@hotmail.com

Forms are available in the office and HERE

Return Nomination Forms to the office or to Roohi Wani by Monday, May 21st. Thank you!! 

Blackwell PTSA Math Challenge Program 2017-2018

We have completed our last Math Challenge of this school year. THANK YOU so much for participating and sharing your passions about math!

Here are the 40 students who have completed and met 12 or more grade level qualifying Math Challenge entries, they will be honored at the end-of-year school assembly ceremony in June 2018.
-Vivaan Bhattacharya, Meher Manchanda, Julian Bajpai, Ishaan Saboo, Archishman Bhattacharjee, Sanvi Garg, Eshan Kadri
1st Grade
-Achintya Mishra, Anvita Gudavalli, Sreeshan Sathyamurthy, Axel Melchor, Adya Kidambi
2nd Grade
-Rachel Franz, Khushal Jain, Ching-Hang Kwok, Marco Laverde
Quest 2/3
-Felix Li, Arthur Gong, Max Xie, Isabel Kaempfer, Dheesha Sriram, Vinuk Ranasinghe, Sam Ezhilarasan, Rishikesh Alladi
3rd Grade
-Lily Johnson, Siyona Sharma, Sprihi Sharma
Quest 4/5
-Zach Lew, Mina Dilillo-Suzuki, Brooke Lin, Taras Bharadwaj, Varnika Bhargava, Joyce Huang, April Shi, Luke Simon, Nathan Gong, Christopher Dickman
5th Grade
-Ching-Yeung Kwok, Patrick Irimescu, Connor Solkar
It’s been a great 2017-2018. Looking forward to your participation again next year.         
Click here (link to www.mathinaction.org website) for more information.
Math Challenge Chair
Clio Wu

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

Lost and Found

All items in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity at the end of the day Friday, May 25th. Please make sure you take a look before it disappears!

Running Club

Running Club is coming to an end. Ms. Hofmann and Mr. Brewer have been so happy with how the year has gone (even in the sudden downpour rain days). We wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of you for your support in helping your child attend the club and helping the club continue to happen.

The last day of Running Club will be Thursday May 31st.

We will have a special running club day with a fun course to run through and have special treats at the end.

We will have coolers of Gatorade and water and we will be passing out Otter Pops or a similar popsicle.

*If your child can not have an Otter Pop please let us know and we can work together on getting an alternative snack for them.

The last day will run in the same time as normal running clubs so plan to pick your child up at the normal time.

Once again thank you so much for your support! We have had a great time this year with the runners!

Parent Ed Opportunity

Please join us at Blackwell, Tuesday May 29th at 6:30pm to view the amazing documentary, Screenagers.  This event is hosted by the Sammamish Elementary School Counselors and paid for the LWSD/PTSA Council.

Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance.

After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.

Parents of Fifth Graders: Welcome to Inglewood!

The Inglewood PTSA welcomes all of our incoming 6th grade families!  The PTSA is a bit different at the middle school level, simply because we don't have events such as carnivals, book fairs, or Bingo.  Middle School PTSA membership is still extremely important, and the PTSA is just as committed to students and families through classroom grants to enrich the learning experience, outreach programs, and regular communication about school and local opportunities.  

Speaking of communication, we invite you to start receiving our weekly electronic newsletter, the Knightly News.  Visit our websitewww.inglewoodptsa.org and click "Sign up for the PTSA Newsletter."  The Knightly News and website are where you will find all of our latest updates.  

Inglewood will be hosting its annual IMS Showcase on Tuesday, June 5th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  This event includes a 5K run/walk (participation is optional), food trucks, carnival games, music performances by the IMS band and orchestra, and rocket launches by the 7th grade science classes.  More information will be included in the Knightly News and IMS PTSA website in May, as well as sent through your school communication links. 

We look forward to meeting all of you at the IMS Showcase or August Prep Days.  If you have any questions, please contact IMS PTSA Co-Presidents Leta Hamilton and Michele Simmons. (president@inglewoodptsa.org

KITE STEM Challenge News
We're delighted to find out this week our school won a prize from the KITE STEM Challenge, the just-completed STEM competition which every student in the district was invited to compete in. Blackwell won the Participation Prize prize, which has a cash award of $500, to be used for STEM programs at Blackwell Elementary.
Congratulations! 104 students from Blackwell participated in the Challenge, racking up a total of 64,175 points in the last three weeks of competition. What an effort! 

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