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News and Events

Nov 24th & 25th, Middle School Conference UPDATE

Middle School conferences for students in grades 6-8 will be held on Monday November 24th and Tuesday November 25th.  Your Middle School student is expected to attend.

We consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to offer conference time to Middle School families as this is not typical for other Middle Schools and a perk to being in the K-8!

In order to accommodate our ever growing population conferences are held arena style.  All conferences are first come, first served and you can expect approximately 5 minutes with each teacher. You are welcome to meet with as many or as few teachers as you would like. Please remember that the Middle School team works hard to support your student in Middle School and are in close communication with many of you along the way. 

For students we have unique concerns for, we will be personally scheduling conferences on Saturday, November 22nd. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, Heather Johnson at heswanson@seattleschools.org.

6th Grade  Science Hallway
Monday November 24th
9:00-12:00 Last Name A-M
1:00-4:00 Last Name N-Z
Tuesday November 25th 
9:00-12:00 Last name N-Z
1:00-4:00 Last name A-M

7th Grade  Library
Monday November 24th
9:00-12:00
Tuesday November 25th 
1:00-4:00

8th Grade  Library
Monday November 24th
1:00-4:00
Tuesday November 25th 
9:00-12:00
Sat, Nov 29th, Kid's Marathon Participant Info
 
Dear Kids Marathon Participants,

This is a reminder that the Seattle Kids Marathon is Saturday, November 29th at Memorial Stadium. We have an unprecedented number of students (over 65!) participating this year. I am so proud!

Please plan to arrive between 9:00 – 9:15 AM at the north bleachers entrance. Look for the big orange and blue signs that say, “Blaine Tigers,” and we will connect and sit together in the stands prior to staging at the start line. I will have your student’s bib number and safety pins. The organizers move the runners to the start line by approximately 9:30, so it is important to be on time. Expect a huge crowd, rain or shine!

One parent or adult is welcome to run with each student. There will be duplicate bibs printed for each registered child. You may also sit in the bleachers or stand on the field and watch your student cross the finish line. The kids are then ushered into the exhibition hall for post-event activities, snacks and distribution of the T-shirts and prizes.

If you have any questions, please call me at 206-252-1934, or you can e-mail me at kepickens@seattleschools.org. Thank you for your participation in this very fun and rewarding event!  Trina Pickens, P.E. Specialist

Lost and Found - Overflowing!

The Lost and Found is bursting at the seams!  Please come by in December to reclaim clothing, winter coats, lunch boxes, etc before Friday, December 19th!  The ASB Lost and Found team sorts through all the items every Wednesday and returns any items that are clearly marked with names. Any Lost and Found Items remaining after Friday, Dec 19th will be donated to charity!
November Character Trait - Gratitude

In November K-8 teachers and students will discuss the character trait gratitude. Being thankful for someone or something and showing appreciation for what we have and receive. The book to be shared and discussed is "Andy and The Lion" by author James Daugherty.


Andy was not afraid to meet a real lion...but he never suspected that a lion could be afraid of him, or that one might actually need his help.
In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.
"Around the World at Catharine Blaine"- A Cultural Night Celebration, Dec 4th, 6:00pm
 
On Thursday, December 4th at 6pm Catharine Blaine will host its first CULTURAL NIGHT. It will be a fun gathering of the various cultures and ethnicities represented by our community! We invite you to share your family’s ethnic traditions, foods, and music. We celebrate the diversity that is reflected in our family stories, traditions and life experiences. Would you share a piece of your story with the Blaine community at Cultural Night?

Your Cultural Night Committee is hard at work planning out travel maps and activities your students will enjoy as they learn about various countries around the world and cultures we represent. There will be music, food, pictures, maps and fun activities to explore as we discover who we are and where we are from. 

There are several ways you can be involved!

Sign-up to share a favorite family food. We will bring all our specials foods together to experience a ‘Bite of Blaine’ and taste the wide variety of foods that our families love. Bring a dish that can be served in small portions so a lot of people can sample it. (Serving size: at least one-two dozen) Please email featatblaine@seattleschools.org to let us know what dish your family would like to bring.

Contact Coby Cagle (cobycagle @ gmail.com) if you are interested in sharing a song, dance, story, or poem from your family’s ethnic or cultural tradition. The performance should prominently feature a Blaine student. Pieces will be performed on a side stage during the festivities and should be no longer than 4 minutes long.
Recess Volunteers Needed - on an Ongoing Basis
 
Oh yeah ... you know you would rock that orange vest.

The office really needs coverage from 11:45 – 1:15 DAILY.  Please contact the office and let them know which days you can schedule to volunteer. 252-1920. Thank you!
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