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Important Dates Feb. 18th-Feb. 27th

Upcoming Events-Sign Language Interpreters must be requested five days before an event by contacting Jennifer Vera at Jennifervera@nullsd54.org

  • February 18th– No School President’s Day
  • Feb. 22nd– Author Visit for 4th/5th/6th AM
  • Feb. 22nd – Bobcat Buddies 1:30-2pm
  • February 23rd– Geneva Food Bank Event from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Feb. 25th– Cultural Arts Assembly in the AM
  • Feb. 27th– PTA hosted FMSC event from 6-7:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • We have two upcoming volunteer activities for our Blackwell families in February!
  • Geneva Food Banks Need Us on Saturday, February 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Please email Tracy Fowler at tracyfowler@nullsd54.org if your family can attend.   Food Bank
  • Let’s Turn Hunger Into Hope with Our Own Two Hands at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, February 27th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Please reach out to Kimberly Haywood at khywd5@nullcomcast.net with any questions.  FMSC

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

 

  • Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.
  • These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Noche de Ingeniería en Familia (Noche de STEM) – 19 de febrero 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Utilizando materiales cotidianos, los miembros de su familia podrán convertirse en ingenieros que desarrollen soluciones para diversos retos, construyan torres y diseñen un robot artístico. Únanse a nosotros para descubrir cómo a través de STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas) todas estas cosas pueden ser posibles. Espacios limitados a 50 familias.
  • Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, ubicado en el 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. ​​​​​​​

Student Led Conferences- Feb. 14th and 15th

 

  • We are looking forward to seeing everyone at conferences on February 14th and 15th.
  • Our building will be closed from 11:45-12:30pm and again from 4:30-5:15pm.
  • Please call our main office at 847-357-5555 with any questions.

PTA Updates

 

  • Please join us at our next PTA meeting on Wednesday Feb. 13th at 6:30pm in the teacher’s lounge.
  • We are currently looking into re-scheduling the Ice Cream day that was missed last week due to school being closed.
  • SAVE THE DATE!!!  Blackwell’s Fun Fair will be on Friday April 12th.  More details to come in the next few weeks.

Art Show at Conferences

 

  • You’re Invited! The students have come together to create Artwork for the spectacular Art Show celebration. Every student has their own masterpiece framed & on display. You don’t want to miss this event!
  • Gifts for the Family You can proudly display your child’s framed original Art in your home or office. You may also order a COLOR REPRODUCTION at the Art Show. A framed reproduction of your child’s Art is an amazing, personalized gift for grandparents, friends or other family members.

PTA Sponsored Book Fair Feb.14-15

 

  • The Blackwell PTA will be hosting a book fair in the gym on Thursday, February 14th from 1:00pm – 8:00pm.  And again on Friday, February 15th from 8:00am to 10:00am.  The fair coincides with February Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Flyers will be going home with students in a few weeks.
  • Can’t make it to the fair?  Please visit our online fair at:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/elizabethblackwellschool1
  • The online fair is from 2/9-2/22.  FREE delivery for all online orders directly to the school.  Books will be sent home with your student.  Volunteer Form
  • Can you volunteer some time to work at the book fair???  Attached is a volunteer form with shifts we need to fill.  Please return the form in an envelope marked “Book Fair” if you are able to help or email Kathy Tabor at akatabor1@nullgmail.com.

Yearbook Orders

 

Blackwell Yearbooks for the 2018-2019 Season are available for purchase online.

The base cost of the yearbook is $20. Online orders allow for customization of two pages with personal photos and memories specific to your child and provides the option to upgrade to a hardcover for additional cost of $6.00.

  • To Purchase & Customize Your Yearbook: Go to http://www.TreeRing.com/validate
  • Enter our school’s passcode:  1014797631033545
  • Returning families may already have account information established and can login as a “returning customer” and update their child’s information for the current school year and proceed with ordering without needing the school passcode.

We will provide opportunities to place orders via cash or check periodically throughout the year, however only online ordering allows for customization or upgrade options.

If you have any questions about Yearbook ordering or customization, please contact our Parent volunteer, Tara Gayton at tnjgayton@nullgmail.com

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

 

  • Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.
  • These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Noche de Ingeniería en Familia (Noche de STEM) – 19 de febrero 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Utilizando materiales cotidianos, los miembros de su familia podrán convertirse en ingenieros que desarrollen soluciones para diversos retos, construyan torres y diseñen un robot artístico. Únanse a nosotros para descubrir cómo a través de STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas) todas estas cosas pueden ser posibles. Espacios limitados a 50 familias.
  • Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, ubicado en el 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org.

Upcoming Events Jan. 30- Feb. 15

 

  • January 30th– Half Day for students (11:40 dismissal)
  • January 30th– Open Enrollment Fair at District Office at 6pm
  • February 4th– Whole School Assembly at 9:00 a.m.
  • February 6th– Kindergarten Registration from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM
  • February 14th and 15th– Student-led Conferences and Book Fair