GoodSearch and GoodShop

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!Want an easy way to help raise money for Blaney Elementary PTA? Just start using Yahoo! powered as your search engine and they’ll donate about a penny to us every time you do a search!

In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall,, where you can shop at more than 2,600 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to us. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause! You can still use your online coupon codes!

You can also enroll in the GoodDining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation for your charity or school.

The web site is and our Charity ID is 887037.

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September 2012 PTA Paws

The September 2012 edition of the Blaney PTA Paws can be read at this link.

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2011-2012 Community Contributions

Blaney Elementary PTA would like to thank the following people and businesses for their contributions and support this year. Without their support we would not have been able to provide such a high level of support to the students and staff at Blaney Elementary.

  • China Wok
  • San Jose
  • Elgin Barber Shop
  • Ross Street Barber Shop
  • Smokehouse Restaurant
  • Subway
  • Elgin BP
  • Brown’s Oil & Lube
  • May Plant Credit Union
  • Champ’s Hair Cuttery
  • Kangaroo
  • Old South Restaurant
  • Tangles Hair Design
  • Blaney Wings
  • Elgin Party Shop
  • Elgin Post Office
  • Elgin Quick Lube
  • Country Charm Yogurt Shop
  • Elgin IGA
  • Elgin Food Lion
  • Paul Towns
  • Stover BETA Club
  • Mr. Heyward, Stover Chorus
  • Sherry L. Keeffe
  • Susan E. Harkey
  • Teddy Mountain
  • Nestle Tollhouse Cafe
  • Game Stop
  • My Gym
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Blue Fin Restaurant
  • Five Guys Burgers
  • Soho Signs
  • Portrait Innovations
  • Big Thursday
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Safe Federal Credit Union
  • Sandhills Pediatrics
  • Camden Jewelers
  • Camden Bowl
  • Ginza Hibachi
  • K-Mart of Camden
  • Wal-Mart of Camden
  • Lowe’s of Camden
  • Hallmark of Camden
  • Spitzer’s Florist
  • Lugoff Tire
  • Shoney’s of Lugoff
  • Ace Hardware of Lugoff
  • Hall’s Restaurant and Catering
  • Major Washbaun, Lugoff Elgin ROTC
  • Mr. Ondere, Lugoff Elgin BETA Club
  • Lori Freeman, Our Barn
  • Sherri Brosius
  • Scott Lewis
  • Bloomsbury Inn of Camden
  • Robert Adams, FBI Construction
  • Ryan’s
  • Golden Corral
  • Family Video
  • Newman’s Furniture
  • Dollar Store
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2011-2012 Thank You

Blaney Elementary School PTA has had a wonderful fundraising year. Fundraising events sponsored by the PTA this year were our Spring Fundraiser, Fall Fundraiser, 3 Ci Ci’s Pizza Nights, Fall Festival, Santa Shop, and 2 Book Fairs.

Thanks to the money raised from these fundraisers, the PTA was able to completely or partially fund the following things for Blaney Elementary School:

  • Accelerated Reader Tests
  • A/B Honor Roll Ice Cream Socials
  • A Honor Roll Breakfasts
  • Meals for Family Fun Nights
  • Ink Cartridges for Teachers
  • Meals for Lunch Buddies Program
  • Field Day
  • Weekly Readers
  • Science Magazines
  • Science Lab Items
  • BETA Club Induction Ceremony
  • Drum Set
  • Starfall Reading Curriculum
  • Weekly Social Studies Newspapers
  • Classroom Items
  • Books for Classrooms

The PTA would like to thank the parents, teachers, and administration at Blaney for their support. Without your support the PTA would not be able to provide these items to Blaney Elementary School.

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Announcing 2012-2013 Board Members

The election for the Blaney PTA Board for the 2012-2013 school year was held during the Family Fun Night activities on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The votes were counted today and here are the new board members:

  • President – Sherra Scott
  • Vice President – Allison Burnham
  • Secretary – Tabitha Kernan
  • Treasurer – Lisa Hinson
  • Members at Large:
    • Sonia Rowe
    • Linda Carr
    • Scott Lewis
    • Paula Boney
    • Marty Manning
    • Valeria Hyman
    • TJ Jay
    • Tuesday Wilson

Committee Chairs will be named during the first meeting of the 2012-2013 board.

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Accepting Donations for 2011 Fall Festival

The Blaney PTA is in the planning stages of their Fall Festival. It will be in November this year (instead of the usual October – like our Facebook page for more details forthcoming). The Silent Auction will be back & we are accepting donations of goods, services, gift certificates/gift cards, etc. If you would like to donate to the Fall Festival, send an email to

Assistance in spreading the word is appreciated. 🙂

The Blaney Elementary PTA is a 501(c)3 organization & will be happy to provide anyone donating goods or services with a donation letter.

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Back to School 2011

We hope everyone got to school alright today. I’m sure there were some misty eyes in the kindergarten and 5th grade hallways – mostly from the parents. Babies on their first day of elementary school and babies on their last first day of elementary school. <sniff, sniff>

We know you are about to be bombarded with information from the school administration and teachers, but we wanted to make sure you know what’s going on with YOUR PTA also.

First, if you haven’t joined the Blaney PTA yet, you can join at this link. The more participation we have in the PTA the better it can be!

Second, in the spirit of getting involved, our PTA Board Meetings are open for anyone to attend. In general, our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month that is a school day and usually held after the car-rider line is clear at 3:15. (Next month’s meeting will be the 2nd Tuesday since it otherwise would be so close to this month’s meeting.)

Dates for our Board Meetings are currently set for:

  • August 23 (This is also a general membership meeting to approve the budget & take care of beginning of the year issues)
  • September 13
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 10 (due to Spring Break)
  • May 1

More items to note:

  • The PTA Paws is usually sent once per month. Be on the lookout for it in your child’s Thursday folder. The first edition should go out in September.
  • We are always in need of volunteers. If you have the flexibility of volunteering (particularly during school hours, but we do have other volunteer opportunities), please contact our volunteer coordinators, Jerry & Jennifer Enevoldsen at Over the next week or two they will be going through the volunteer forms that have already been completed to contact those who have expressed an interest in volunteering.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to attend our meetings or contact any of the board members. We are in the process this week of getting our new board members set up with their Blaney PTA email addresses, but you can always call the school and leave a message or email

It’s going to be a great year at Blaney Elementary!

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April 2011 Paws

The April 2011 Paws can be viewed at: 11 Paws.pdf

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March 2011 Paws

The March 2011 Paws can be viewed at: 11 Paws.pdf

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Cookie Dough Pick-Up Times

The Cookie Dough delivery is here! Cookie dough orders must be picked up by an adult – it will not be sent home with students. Scheduled pickup times are:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2011 – school dismissal until 7 PM
  • Friday, April 15, 2011 – school dismissal until 4 PM
  • Monday, April 18, 2011 – school dismissal until 6 PM

Remember, the cookie dough can be at room temperature for 21 days, refrigerated for 6 months and frozen for 1 year.

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