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News and Events

K-8 Blaine Spirit Week, March 30th - April 3rd
 
SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 30th - APRIL 3rd
Monday:          Pajama Day
Tuesday:         Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday:    Sports Day
Thursday:        Formal Day
Friday:            Matching Day


Make sure to show your Blaine Spirit!
March 30th - April 3rd, K-5 Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser

P.E. classes in grades K‐5
will have the opportunity to participate in The American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans? The American Heart Association funds research in heart disease and stroke. Participation in the fundraising is entirely optional, but we will be jumping and learning new rope tricks in all P.E. classes the week of March 30 ‐ April 3.

An informational letter regarding the fundraising went out to K‐5 students this week. Students can fundraise by settng up a web page (we have a school team link), and/or by a traditional paper and pen sponsor form. Students must return the permission slip ONLY if they wish to participate in the fundraising.

All donations will be due Friday, April 3.
Jumprope for Heart

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!

K-8 Career Week, June 1st - 4th - Presenters Needed!



Sign up to be a Career Week presenter! Career Week will be held June 1-4.

Calling all business people, lawyers, musicians, farmers, engineers, homemakers, police officers, plumbers, architects, accountants, writers, real estate agents, chefs, shop owners, craftspeople, military personnel, electricians, scientists, artists, firefighters, healthcare workers, designers, actors, welders, salespeople, coders … and everyone in between!

Catharine Blaine will host its Second Annual Career Week from June 1 to 4, 2015, for all grade levels!

Kids in grades 2-8 will have the opportunity to select areas that interest them, and hear from people who have reached these goals. K-1 kids will visit with six presenters in classroom rotations.

It’s never too early to help them think about what they need to succeed!

Remember that person that inspired you when you were growing up? Now it’s your turn!

Come talk to our kids and share why you love what you do! Time slots for grades 2-8 are two hours long. Presenters will have 25 minutes for their presentations and Q&A. K-1 sessions are one hour each – presentations are 15 minutes, including Q&A, with 5 minute breaks between each.

Volunteer to present just one morning, or all four, between June 1-4. Grandparents, family members and community leaders are welcome.

  • Grades K-1: June 2-3, 10:40 to 11:40 am (must be available for entire time block)
  • Grades 2-4: June 3-4, 9:40 to 11:40 am (must be available for entire time block)
  • Grades 5-8: June 1-2, 9:40 to 11:40 am (must be available for entire time block)

We will provide age-specific talking points, tips and strategies, and will help you prepare to show the kids why you are proud of your work.

Please request a time slot by Friday, April 10.

SPS Presents Two Levies in 2016, Learn More in Community Meetings

In less than a year, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two essential levies for our students and schools. We know from experience that Seattle voter support is vital to our kids' successful education and greatly appreciated!

 

Seattle Public Schools is hosting five community meetings to share information about the Operations Levy and Buildings, Technology, Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy, which will be presented to Seattle voters in February 2016.

 

March 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Nathan Hale High School Lunchroom, 

March 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Fairmount Park Elementary School Lunchroom
April 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Meany Middle School Stage Room

The  Operations Levy  renews every three years, represents nearly 25 percent of the District's annual general fund budget and supports basic educational programs not fully funded by the state.

The  BTA IV Capital Levy  renews every six years and funds hundreds of small renovations and major maintenance projects, as well as technology, academic and athletic initiatives at our school buildings.
 

At the meetings, staff members will present information, hear public comments and answer questions. Parents and community members can also email capitallevy2016@seattleschools.org with question about the Capital Levy and budget@seattleschools.org for questions about the Operations Levy. 

FROM THE OFFICE

If you need to have your child released from school early, please note that your student(s) will be called from class upon your arrival in the office.

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Lacrosse balls are not permited on campus during the school day. (7 windows have been broken this year already); Lacrosse Sticks are allowed but not lacrosse balls. 

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If your student(s) will miss additional school days around Spring Break, please complete the pre‐planned absence form and submit to Elaine in the office. Forms are available in the school foyer.

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Please do not park in designated bus, fire, handicap, or VIP parking spots.

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The office is in need of non‐perishable snack items. Your continued generosity is appreciated.

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Lost And Found Items to be Bagged and Donated on April 8th.
Spring Break, April 13-17th, 2015

Tuesday, April 28th, PTA General Meeting at 6:30pm, Library

We hope you can join us Tuesday, April 28th for the next PTA General Meetng.

**Please note that the scheduled Parent Ed Night on April 8th has been cancelled and has been incorporated into the general meetng.

Principal Johnson will be on hand to explain and answer questons about school funding. We will also be votng on the 2015-2016 PTA Budget as well as votng in the new board.

*Babysitng provided by Catharine Blaine middle school students (poty trained & older, please)
PTA SPRING GALA - FRIDAY, MAY 1st, 7:00pm
 
Sign Up Now for the 5115 Red Carpet Event and Auction
Friday, May 1st from 7:00pm

This great event will be held at the Axis Pioneer Square. The $75 ticket price includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.  Click HERE to purchase your tickets NOW!

HELP NEEDED w/ the Auction Gala Dessert Buffet

Calling all BAKERS!! We need volunteers to make desserts for the Auction on May 1, 2015. Please contact Shannon Schreiber at shannonschreiber@comcast.net to contribute a dessert to this festive event!!
Friday, May 8th, K-8 Spring Fling Dance, 6:30pm
 
K-8 SPRING FLING DANCE, ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Father/Daughter Dance has been a fundraiser for each year's 5th grade class to attend Islandwood Camp - an amazing outdoor education experience for our children. The camp costs just over $300 per student, so our students and their families hold fundraisers for the twelve months prior to offset the costs.

This year's 4th grade fundraising team is putting a new spin on the Father/Daughter dance. In an effort to make sure that Catharine Blaine families of all types feel welcome, we are planning a Spring Fling - instead of the traditional Father/ Daughter dance. Many of the dance details will be the same, but come prepared for a few new ideas. If the Father/Daughter dance fits your family and you want to keep that tradition going, please feel free to send Dads and Daughters!! But, if a Son or Daughter wants to bring a Mom or other special adult in their life, they are welcome to!

Tickets will be $20 per family in advance or $30 per family at the door (up to capacity) and there will be ticket sales inside the dance for all sorts of fun treats/desserts, photos, games, and prize drawings.

Please save Friday, May 8th from 6:30-9pm for this year's 4th grade fundraising dance (to benefit next year's 5th grade camp). ALL are welcome and it's going to be quite a night! Thanks in advance for your support!
Thursday, May 14th, Kindergarten Open House, 6:30pm
 

Please join us for the Blaine Kindergarten Open House! 

This event is intended for newly enrolled kindergarten families.  As a new family to Catharine Blaine, we know that you may have lots of questions.  This evening will give you an opportunity to meet our kindergarten team and administrators as well as have your questions answered.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

6:30pm – 8:00pm in the school library

Please RSVP to the main office, 206-252-1920, and let us know whether or not you will need babysitting (potty trained and older, please).

Wed, May 20th, Blaine K-8 Family Science Night

May 20th: Science Night Volunteers Needed

Calling all parents who LOVE science OR who have a passion for serving at our all‐school events! Science Night is coming in May, and we are looking for volunteers to serve in various ways.

If you are interested in being a judge for the middle school science and engineering fair OR if you have an elementary school student and would like to help oversee the project for your child's grade level, please email featatblaine@seattleschools.org.

We are working on the exact timing of each event and will be able to give you greater detail soon but each shift will be approximately 60 minutes. Thanks in advance for your willingness to help. Science Night is an all‐school event, with projects for students in every grade level, and it takes many wonderful volunteers to run it smoothly.
CATHARINE BLAINE ASB ‐ TIGER WEAR ‐ NEW SIZES AVAILABLE! SHOW YOUR TIGER PRIDE!


The blue Blaine Tiger hoodies are now available in YOUTH SIZES.
Stop bythe office to get yours!
T‐Shirts $10; Blue Hoodies $25; Grey Hoodies $30; Sweatpants $25
Cash or checks made payable to "Catharine Blaine ASB"
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

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