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Volunteer At Catharine Blaine K8 School

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-1:00 p.m. to help train for the week! Questions, contact Ben Eckhart at

For class parties and events , 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

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 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 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 ( 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

Volunteer for Playground Supervision – Contact Elaine ( 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" ( to find out how you can help.