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 fallfestival@blaneypta.com.

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 volunteer@blaneypta.com. 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 info@blaneypta.com.

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:

http://blaneypta.com/paws/April 11 Paws.pdf

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March 2011 Paws

The March 2011 Paws can be viewed at:

http://blaneypta.com/paws/March 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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Spring Fundraiser Participant BMX Show & Limo Lunch

The dates for the BMX Show for students who sold at least 5 tubs of cookie dough and the Limo Lunch for the top 10 sellers have been set!

The BMX Bike Show will be Thursday, April 28th and the Top 10 Seller Limo Lunch will be Friday, April 29th.

Thank you to all who participated! We do not have a delivery date for the cookie dough yet, but we will let you know when the pick-up times will be once we have a scheduled delivery date.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Wildcat Archery Team!

BIG Congratulations to the Wildcat Archery Team, STATE ARCHERY CHAMPS!
Blaney showed well as a team and did great individually.
2nd Overall Boys – Hunter O’Quinn
3rd Overall Boys – Shawn Phillips
4th Overall Boys – Walker Branham
3rd Overall Girls – Deanna Asbill
4th Overall Girls – Katlynn Sammons
5th Overall Girls – Madelyn Jackson
Congratulations to ALL the Wildcat Archers! They showed GREAT team spirit And exceptional sportsmanship cheering for archers from other schools and other schools’ teams when they won.
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Help Blaney AND Help the Environment!

Blaney Elementary has Partnered With TerraCycle to help make our world a greener place to live!

TerraCycle provides free waste collection programs for hard to recycle materials which are then turned into affordable green products. And Blaney receives money for the materials turned in for recycling!

The items below can be dropped off at various collection containers around the school which we then send in to TerraCycle. When turning in your items for collection, please be sure they are free from food crumbs, liquid, etc.

Download and print this handy reminder (PDF file) to put on your fridge for reference!

Cookie Wrappers (any brand)

Candy Wrappers (any brand)

Drink Pouches (any brand)

Cheese Wrappers from any Kraft cheese, Polly-O String Cheese, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Velveeta, Athenos, Breakstone’s, or Knudsen Cheese.

Lunch Kits (top & tray)

Neosporin or First Aid Cream Tubes

Any Elmer’s Glue Bottles or Tubes

Lotion Tubes

Tissue Paper Packages

Tape Container Rolls

Coffee Bags

Cereal Bags (any brand)

Tortilla/Tostada Bags or Wrappers

Chip Bags (any brand/size)

Gum Packages

Writing Instruments (pens, highlighters, markers – except pencils)

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste Tubes or Boxes (any brand)

Butter/Spread Tubs (any brand/size)

Diaper Bags/Wrappers (any brand)

Home Storage Bowls, Lids or Bags

MP3 Players

Digital Cameras

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