June 16, 2017                            www.blainepta.com                                             Vol. 2016-17, Issue 37
Upcoming Dates 
June 19
Magnolia Elementary School Boundary Update Meeting @ 6:30 - 8 pm - Blaine Cafeteria
June 21
8th Grade Promotion @ 5:30 pm
June 22
Awards Assembly @ 10 am
June 26
Last day of School - 1 hr early release
Sept 16
Bike the Bluff - 5th Grade IslandWood Fundraiser 10 am to 2 pm (tickets on sale soon)
In this Issue

  • New Bell Times to be Implemented Fall 2017-18
  • Lost and Found - Items left after last day of school to be donated
  • Popcorn Fridays
  • Save the Date - Bike the Bluff September 16
  • Tiger Trail Club - Volunteers Needed
  • Student Not Returning in the fall. Please contact SPS Enrollment
  • Magnolia Elementary School Boundary Update Meeting, June 19 @ 6:30 - 8pm - Blaine Cafeteria
  • From the Nurse - Reminder to pick up any medications from the nurse's office
  • Summer Building Upgrades/Changes
  • Job Board - for parents to post for babysitting requests, etc.
  • Attendance Reminders.

  • Magnolia Karate Academy - Summer Camp
  • Magnolia Soccer Club Fall 2017 Registration Now Open
  • Interbay Eagles - Fall Football & Cheer Registration
  • Magnolia Summerfest - Volunteers needed to put on this event
  • Ballard Girls/Boys Basketball - Summer Camps
  • Ballard HS Youth Football Camp
Bell Times for 2017-18

At a special meeting on Wednesday, June 14th, the City Council voted to allocate funds from the Seattle's Department of Transportation to facilitate moving Seattle Public Schools to a two tier bell schedule for the 2017-18 academic year.   
Previously, the district and the teacher's union also negotiated an additional 20 minutes of instructional time each day as well as a 75 minute early release each Wednesday to support teacher collaboration and instructional planning.  
Next year, Catharine Blaine's school day will start at 8:55 am and end at 3:25 pm on M, T, Th, F, and will start at 8:55 am and end at 2:10 pm every Wed. 
Ms. Lily Celebration !!
Please join us after school Tuesday, June 20th for a gathering on the playground to thank and honor Ms. Lily. After 10 years at Catharine Blaine, Ms. Lily will be moving to be closer to her daughter and 3 Grandkids. She will be missed by all her students, staff and community.
Blaine's Got Talent

Blaine sure does have talent. There were over 60 acts between two fabulous shows.
Thank you to all the magnificent and brave performers! Wow. You amazed us. Thank you to all the family's who made it possible and to ... (Drum Roll) Mr. Stowell, Ms. Willett, Ms. Jones for leading the way & to the behind the scenes crew Katie Harnish, Sharon Paul, James Wagar, Avery Wagar, Matt Wesson & Lisa Willis.
Special thanks to the Middle School MC masters James Schmidt, Miia Shuchman & Mia Jones. The amazing concessions team of volunteers led by Libet Wallblom & Dawn Livingston did an incredible job raising funds for next year's 5th Grade Islandwood adventure.
Until Next Year ... Thank you all!
Lost and Found - Please claim ASAP
Items left after last day of school to be donated.

Fundraiser for next year's Islandwood Adventure.
Hallway across from Lost and Found
$1.00/bag (suggested donation)
Save the Date - Bike the Bluff
  Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 10am  - 2pm.
An annual family friendly fundraising event to send our 5th grade students to an environmental science camp. Sponsorship opportunities, event details and registration coming soon!

Wednesdays (last chance June 21st)
Lunch Recess K-5th
This is the last Wednesday of Tiger Trail Club coming up next week. Students will get a chance to run or walk the "Tiger Trail"- the Tiger paw prints that encircle the Blaine playground every Wednesday moving forward at lunch recess. If your student(s) wish to participate, please make sure they are wearing sneakers- it makes it much easier on their feet!
Students can earn "feet" at milestones such as 1 mile, 5 miles, 10 miles and so on. All students that ran last year have their laps and mileage carried forward.
Volunteers are appreciated (sign up here). Tiger Trail Club is every Wednesday (12:05pm-1pm) through the end of the year so lots of opportunities to help! And of course- if you aren't able to commit for the whole hour- we really need help during the K-1 recess (12:05-12:30pm).
Thanks, and Go Tigers!  Becky Shields
Will your  K-7th Graders be returning to Blaine next Fall?

Please let SPS Enrollment know whether your K-7th graders plans on returning to Blaine next Fall. It is important to keep close tabs on our enrollment so that we can properly plan for next year's teacher/class assignments.
In order to unenroll from SPS, please complete the "Not Attending" form online. If you cannot complete on-line please submit a written request to the office and the office can unenroll your student(s).
Magnolia Elementary School to Open Fall 2018
Community Meeting @ Blaine
Monday, June 19 @ 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Boundaries for new school being established; will affect surrounding schools.
Magnolia Elementary School (2418 28th Ave. W.) is scheduled to open as an attendance area elementary school in Fall 2018 to help relieve capacity challenges and accommodate future growth in Queen Anne and Magnolia.
An attendance area will have to be established for Magnolia Elementary School to assign students to the new school. This means that the existing boundaries for Catherine Blaine, Coe and Lawton will likely be changed.
Please join SPS Enrollment Planning and the principals of Catherine Blaine, Coe, and Lawton at the upcoming community meeting to learn more about boundary changes and share feedback with district staff. Interpreters will be available.
Building Upgrades/Changes Over the Summer

Dear Catharine Blaine families and students,
Good news! This summer a construction team will install new fire sprinklers and replace the water mains.
This project is being paid for through the Buildings, Technology and Academics III (BTA III) Capital Levy. Seattle voters approved this levy in 2010. BTA III pays for many needed renovations and major maintenance projects in school buildings throughout the district. It also provides funds for improvements to technology and academic support infrastructure.
Information about this summer's BTA projects will be posted soon on the BTA website: http://bta.seattleschools.org. If you have questions about the work at our school, please use the "Contact Us" link on the website or call project manager Scott Hogman, 206-252-0709.
As you may know, Seattle Public Schools is experiencing strong growth in student enrollment. In addition, state-mandated class size reduction for grades 1-3 has created a need for more elementary school classrooms. As a result, one portable will be added to our school this summer and ready for our use in the fall.
Heather Johnson
From the Nurse

Please come by the nurse's office to collect any medications stored during the school year.

JOB BOARD for Parents to Post & Students to find work.

Parents looking for extra help can now post their needs on the Student Job Board. Yard work, pet sitting, before/after school child help, babysitting, etc. If you have a need, a student will be looking for ways to help you and earn some extra money.
The Job Board is located across from the office.
If you want to post a job, please use the provided 5x7 index card to write your FULL NAME, job description and contact information and post to the wall.

Magnolia Karate Academy
Summer Camp

Registration is open for Magnolia Karate Academy Summer Camp (ages 6-11).
No Martial Arts experience necessary! A desire for FUN is required!

Magnolia Soccer Club Fall 2017 Registraton Now Open

May 15 to July 4th*
Go to www.magnoliasoccer.org and click on the Registration tab.
For U10-U18 (ASSOCIATION) the cost is $150.
For U6-U9 (MOD) the cost is $125.
*Late fee of $35 for registrations after July 4th.  
Please consider volunteering to Coach or Co-Coach with another parent and register at this time, too.  **Our program does not succeed without volunteers!**
Registration Questions: assistant.registrar.2@sysa.org
General Questions: info@magnoliasoccer.com
Registration is now OPEN for the INTERBAY EAGLES -Youth Football League
We are a non-profit organization and franchise member of the Northwest Junior Football League, NYFL.
The NYFL is the premier youth tackle football league in Western Washington and has over 75 youth teams participating.
For 2017, the Seattle Interbay Eagles will field: 6 youth football teams, ages 8-14 (teams will be limited to 22 players), a flag football team for 6&7 year olds, and 2 Pep Squads, ages 8-13.

Click on the  link to register for Football and Cheer.
Discover Music in Discovery Park
August 20th, 1:00- 3:00 PM
Outdoor Music and Dance Concert at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park
Organized by Discover Music in the Park
Your Magnolia Summerfest is coming August 4-6th.
It's become a tradition. You meet in the village with family & friends to grab some coffee and great seats for the parade. Or you meet up in the beer garden to toast summer, and whatever else. Your kids are bouncing away in the bounce houses, while you browse the craft booths.
This is your event. A group of volunteers have been meeting over the past few months to get things organized, but we can't do this without your help. Can you spare two hours?
Here are some of our needs:
  • Set-up/tear-down: 8-10 people, 2 hrs., Friday am & Sunday pm
  • Beer & Wine Garden: many folks, 2.5 hr. shifts, Friday-Sunday
  • Parade: 10-12 people, 2-4 hr. shifts, Saturday 8am
  • Roamers/Clean-up: 2 hr. shifts, Saturday & Sunday
Grab a friend or two, or make it a family activity, and see if you can find an hour or two to help out. Plus, kids earn bonus community service hours.
For more information about our volunteer needs, go to our magnoliasummerfest.org/volunteer
Questions? Please email Jason (jason@magnoliachamber.org) or Doug (chair.magnoliasummerfest@gmail.com), and we can help.
It's your Magnolia Summerfest. We can't do it without you. Thanks!
Jason Thibeaux, Executive Director Magnolia Chamber
Doug Kaimakis, Chair, Summerfest
Ballard Girls Basketball Summer Camp July 10-14
Registration is now open for the Ballard Girls Basketball Summer Camp: July 10-14 from 9am-3pm!
For girls 3rd through 9th grade (beginner to advanced), this camp is a fun way to improve your ball handling, shooting, passing and defense. Lots of games and inspiration provided!
Questions? Please send email to Sara Wetstone at wetstonesara@yahoo.com

Ballard Boys Basketball Summer Camp July 17-21
Registration is now open for the Ballard Girls Basketball Summer Camp: July 17-21 from 9am-3pm!
For boys entering grades 3rd through 8th grade), this camp is designed to provide individual skill instruction and team concepts in a fun and safe learning environment. Camp with be enthusiastically directed by Ballard High School coaching staff and players.
Cost: $190 (t-shirt, camp photo & certificate); Early bird $160 register before May 1st.
Register at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2902344 (not available on mobile devices)
Questions? Please email Mike Broom mrbroom@seattleschools.org
UW Summer Youth Program

This summer we are offering a variety of STEM-focused courses (Green Energy, Engineering Design, Robotics, Microbiology, 3D Printing, Coding in Java, Web Design) as well as a variety of arts and humanities classes, creative writing classes, fashion, mosaic arts and more. 
For dates, times, locations and other logistics please visit our website at: http://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/
Please note that limited financial aid is available while funds last.
2550 34th Avenue West Seattle, Washington 98199 Office: 252-1920 Attendance: 252-1924 or  email
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