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News and Events

Friday, May 29th - Blaine Move-A-Thon


On May 29th, Blaine is holding its annual Move-A-Thon. Kids will move around the track to show support for our school and raise awareness for a healthy lifestyle.

Please take a moment to help your student figure out how many laps they think they will complete (the track is 1/8th of a mile long). Then brainstorm a list of potential sponsors with your child. Students can get flat dollar donations or per lap donations. 

We encourage all students to get as many sponsors as they can before the Move-A-Thon on May 29th. Besides having fun with friends on Move-A-Thon day, students can also win prizes for most laps and most pledge money for individuals and classrooms. 

And remember - we are able to accept donations online at our Blaine PTA website! By clicking on the "Sponsor a Student" button, friends and family will be able to sponsor your student. Click here for a sample letter that can be personalized for your students and emailed out to family and friends! If you have questions, reach out to Jessica Fletcher at fletcher310@yahoo.com or Becky Shields at shieldsbecky@gmail.com.

Friday, May 29th & Saturday, May 30th - 8th Grade Play, Little Mermaid
PERFORMANCE 8TH GRADE PLAY

THE LITTLE MERMAID JR

May 29th @6:30pm
May 30th @3:00pm

On the Catharine Blaine Stage. Family and Community Friends welcome to attend!

$5/Individual, $20/Family **

** Suggested Donation
ASB - Menchies Mondays Fundraiser

MENCHIE’S MONDAY IS BACK!
Be sure to stop by after school on Mondays for a sweet treat. Only $3. Proceeds to benefit Catharine Blaine ASB.
June - 8th Grade Graduation Events
CONGRATULATIONS BLAINE CLASS OF 2015

It’s time to celebrate your accomplishment of moving on to High School next year!
Save the Dates
Thursday June 4: Honor Roll Breakfast - Invitations coming soon.
Thursday, June 11: Evening Promotion Ceremony for 8th grade students and their families with a cake reception to follow in the courtyard.
Friday, June 12, 6-10pm: A party for 8th grade students only! Both events take place in the Blaine Cafeteria
Tuesday, June 2nd - Ms. Scurlock's Retirement Party

Yes, it's true! Marianne Scurlock is retiring!
Please join us in celebrating Marianne and her 22 years at Catharine Blaine!
Tuesday, June 2nd
from 4:00 - 6:00pm
Catharine Blaine Auditorium


All current and former students, families and community members are welcome to attend. Please call 206-252-1920 with any questions.
Wed, June 3rd - Art Walk - Volunteers Needed NOW!
PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW through JUNE 4th!

Preparations for Blaine's Annual Evening of the Arts & Artwalk have begun, with student artwork going up in the cafeteria in time for our Spring Fling (thanks to Cheryl Clemens and her team!)

Your gift of just an hour or two of time and energy is greatly appreciated, and will help so much!  With 700 young artists creating visual artworks all the time, live musical performances by our elementary students, school bands, and GLEE, plus photos and videos of theatre and dance lessons and other creayive activities, there will be plenty to do. We know this is a busy time of year ‐ the gift of even ONE HOUR of your time will help so very very much!

WHAT WE NEED:

Parent Coordinator(s): Gather parent volunteers! Work with the Blaine Arts staff, parent volunteers, ASB and helpful students to keep preparations on track with our 5 week schedule.

Room Parents: One room parent from each classroom to collect artworks and see that they are ready and displayed.

Programs: Managing the creation and printing of the evening's musical program and ArtWalk guide.

PR: Writing and distributing a press release to area news organizations and publications.

Poster Distribution: Gettng our student‐made posters out into local neighborhoods;

Daytime and After‐School Support: Prepping artworks for display, creating signs, puttng up displays, copying videos of our student plays (for sales to benefit Blaine Arts) and more.

For now, please contact Ms. Laurel: lawhite@seattle schools.org with your offers of help and support, and be sure to include which volunteer positions you'd prefer.  Thank You So Very Much! More news to come! Cheers to all from Ms. Laurel.

Thursday June, 4th Popsicles on the Playground - Incoming Kinders

COME ENJOY POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND!

June 4th from 4:15 to 5:15 @ Catharine Blaine playground (on the east side of the school). This is a wonderful way to meet the Catharine Blaine Kindergarten teachers and the Kindergarten Ambassador Team. In addition to the popsicles for the kids there will be information sheets for parents. Questions, contact your Kindergarten Ambassadors, Cressy Slote, Jessica Smits, Jodi Wade, and Catherine Fleming at blainekinders@gmail.com
Friday, June 5th, Blaine Carnival, 5:30pm

Cotton candy! Face‐painting! Giant hamster balls! It can only mean one thing—the Blaine Carnival! This year’s event will be held on Friday, June 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 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. Proceeds this year will help fund the 8th‐Grade Marine Biology Trip in September.
Bring in your Box Tops and Labels for Education in May!

Ms. Robin asks that you please bring in ALL your Box Tops & Labels for Education ASAP. Please bring by the office. She would like to submit the box tops in May so we can submit them before the end of the school year. The funds go to new sports equipment on the playground. Starting saving in May and thru the summer and submit them in September.
Swim Lessons Begin May 11th - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Graders
Swimming lessons begin on Monday, May 11th at Pop Mounger Pool and run through June 11th.  Click HERE to view and print a complete schedule for 2nd-4th grade Blaine students, the cost and the items needed each day to participate in lessons.  Contact your child's teacher or staff in the Main Office with any questions.
May Character Trait - Self Esteem
In May K-8 teachers and students will discuss the character trait self esteem.  Feeling pride in who you are, recognizing and accepting both your strengths and your weaknesses, and the things about yourself that you can not change.  The book this month is Hans Christian Andersen's heart-warming tale of the "Ugly Duckling."

For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale's timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird -- marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons -- is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.

K-8 Smarter Balanced, MAP & MSP Test Dates
 

Catharine Blaine K-8 Spring Testing Schedule 2015

Smarter Balanced, MAP, and MSP Assessments

 

Teacher (K-5)

Grade Level (6-8)

Smarter Balanced

 Math 

Smarter Balanced

 ELA

MAP

Math  

MAP

ELA

MSP

Science

Farrah

x

x

5/11

5/12

x

Kirst

x

x

5/11

5/12

x

Lily

x

x

5/11

5/12

x

Unseth

x

x

5/13

5/14

x

Anderson

x

x

5/13

5/14

x

Chan

x

x

5/13

5/14

x

Christiansen

x

x

5/18

5/21

x

Johansen

x

x

5/18

5/21

x

Cristobal

x

x

5/18

5/21

x

Delanda

x

x

5/26

5/27

x

Kang-Crosby

x

x

5/26

5/27

x

Megard

x

x

5/26

5/27

x

Keller

4/9, 4/10

3/30, 3/31, 4/1

6/1

6/2

x

Lindmark

4/9, 4/10

3/30, 3/31, 4/1

6/1

6/2

x

Rotz

4/9, 4/10

3/30, 3/31, 4/1

6/1

6/2

x

Hancock

4/2, 4/3

4/6, 4/7, 4/8

5/28

5/29

x

Merker

4/2, 4/3

4/6, 4/7, 4/8

5/28

5/29

x

Jenkins

4/30, 5/1

4/20, 4/21, 4/22

6/3

6/4

5/12

*Paper

Montgomery

4/30, 5/1

4/20, 4/21, 4/22

6/3

6/4

5/12

*Paper

Scurlock

4/30, 5/1

4/20, 4/21, 4/22

6/3

6/4

5/12

*Paper

6th Graders

4/23, 4/24

4/27, 4/28, 4/29

6/10

6/10

x

7th Graders

5/7, 5/8

5/18, 5/19, 5/20

6/9

6/9

x

8th Graders

5/21, 5/22

5/4, 5/5, 5/6

6/8

6/8

5/12

 *Paper

Spring MS Soccer, Volleyball and Track Schedules
 
Blaine spring Middle School sports have begun! Click HERE to see the schedules for Boy's Soccer, Girl's Volleyball and Boy's and Girl's Track. All games/meets are held on Saturdays. Locations are included on the schedule.  Come out and cheer on your classmates. GO TIGERS!

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