School Involvement

Blaine PTA


Our Mission is to support our School, Students and Community. Visit www.blainepta.com to learn more...

 Meeting Dates: Next Meeting, Tuesday, January 27th, 6:30pm Cafeteria (childcare provided).

Meetings typically begin at 6:30pm in the Library unless otherwise indicated.  All families are welcome, you do not have to be a paid member to attend.  Free onsite childcare will be available from the Blaine Middle School students.  Membership Form

F.E.A.T. (Family Engagement Action Team)


A district-mandated committee of volunteer parents, teacher and staff at Catharine Blaine who will work together to engage our families as we support the academics at Blaine through various projects during the year.  Contact parent co-chairs Wendy Hoff or Don Schindler at featatblaine@seattleschools.org.
 
Meeting Dates: Wednesday, January 21st, Parent Education Night, 6:30pm (childcare provided!)

Want to volunteer? Join us at a meeting or contact FEAT volunteer coordinator, Libet Wallblom, libet@hotmail.com.  Join the FEAT Fusion Page to be notified of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)


If you are a Blaine dad, father figure, uncle, grandpa, etc., please consider volunteering one day at Blaine between now and June helping out our kids and teachers.  You will need to complete the volunteer screening form and provide a copy of your driver’s license in advance of your service day.
 
Read more about Watch D.O.G.S. at www.fathers.com.  Watch this VIDEO link from KCPQ about Watch D.O.G.S. at a Port Orchard, WA elementary school! 

Now is a great time to check out the Sign Up Genius and grab a date.  When you sign up let us know your child's name(s) and their teacher's name.  Class time with your child is priority, but not guaranteed.  Contact chairperson and Blaine dad Ben Eckhart at benjamin_eckhart@yahoo.com to receive more information and a link to the Sign up Genius. 

Blaine Green Team - Volunteer to help recycle and keep Blaine Green


Our goal is to significantly reduce the amount of landfill waste generated at Blaine. Thanks to years of work on the part of past Blaine parent Karen Kubota and our current Middle School Science teacher Randy Self we have a strong program. Joining the team this fall is parent, Ben Eckhart. Due to our diligence in conserving energy, water and waste, a Shared Savings award of $1600 has been awarded to Blaine. This will enable the Green Team to purchase enhancements for our programs.

Lunch time recycling program!  Students volunteer to help other students dispose of waste into the proper receptacles; landfill, compost and recyclables.  Interested in helping train and/or oversee the student lunch time volunteers? Pick a Monday, noon-1:00pm to help train for the week!  Questions, contact Ben Eckhart at benjamin_eckhart@yahoo.com.

For class parties and events, remember to follow these guidelines, grab a green compost slim jim on wheels from the copy room (there are 3, 2 on dollies) on left as you enter, then empty after in compost dumpster. Everything you need is there. Extra bags and keys for disposal included.  Any questions? Contact parent coordinator Ben Eckhart at benjamin_eckhart@yahoo.com.

Cafeteria - Volunteer to help serve K-5 hot lunch


The Blaine cafeteria manager, Toni Perez O'Brien, would like to welcome parents to help her service hot lunch to the K-5 students any day of the week all through the school year.  The time commitment is from 11:45am - 12:30pm.  Grab an apron, wash your hands and start serving up healthy food alongside Toni.  Volunteers earn a free lunch!  Helping out is easy and fun, sign for a day on this handy.  Please email Toni at or call and leave a message at 206-252-1963.

Help Out Around Blaine - Volunteer in the Office, Playground Supervision, Library


Volunteer in the Office - Additional hands are sometimes needed and ALWAYS appreciated!  Try it out or be a regular helper.  Contact Elaine Merz in the Blaine office at ermerz@seattleschools.org

Volunteer for Playground Supervision
- Contact Elaine, ermerz@seattleschools.org to be added to a "call me" list for days we need support supervising recess.  Help with one session of recess or all three.  The kids LOVE to see you out there! 

Volunteer in the Library
- Librarian/Teacher, Barb Barden always welcomes help in the library; checking books in/out, reshelving books (a constant need), etc.  Contact "Ms. B" at bjbarden@seattleschools.org to find out how you can help.
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