Mark your calendars!

The Bluffsview PTA has a busy year planned! Note the following dates for the 2018-19 school year.

AUGUST

  • August 2: Kindergarten Popsicle Meet & Greet 6-7 p.m.
  • August 10: Class lists posted, Supply Kit pick up
  • August 13: Back-to-School Meet & Greet, Supply drop off 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • August 23: Curriculum Night 6:15-7 p.m. OR 7:15-8 p.m.
  • August 27 : School Pictures

SEPTEMBER

  • September 7 : Mumkins Kick Off
  • September 14: Zoo Visit
  • September 18: PTA meeting in Library 7 p.m.

OCTOBER

  • October PTA Reflections Kickoff
  • October 4: Mumkin Pickup
  • October 16: School Photo Retakes
  • October 18: Family Fun Night 6-8:00 p.m.
  • October TBD: Fall Class Parties

NOVEMBER

  • November 13: PTA meeting in Library 7 p.m.
  • November 20: Turkey Trot
  • November 30: Parents Night Out 6-10 p.m.

JANUARY

  • January TBD: Read In
  • January 15: PTA meeting in Library 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY

  • February TBD: Winter Class Parties

MARCH

  • March 1: Dudes ‘N Donuts 7:15-8 a.m.
  • March 19 : PTA meeting in Library 7 p.m.

APRIL

  • April TBD:  Spring Carnival/Raffle 12-3 p.m.

MAY

  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • May TBD: Science Night
  • May 3: Dames ‘N Donut 7:15-8 a.m.
  • May 15: PTA meeting in Library 7 p.m.
  • May TBD: Field Day
  • May TBD: End of Year Class Parties

Kindergarten Popsicle Meet & Greet

When: Thursday, August 2

Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Bluffsview Playground

Bring your new Bluffsview Bear for a popsicle & to meet the other 2018-2019 Kindergartners! You’ll also have a chance to meet the other Kindergarten parents. Your PTA Welcome Committee Representatives will be present to answer any last minute questions you might have before school starts!

Community Kids Field Day

Looking for something for the kids to do tomorrow? You may be interested in the Community Kids Field Day at the WKHS football stadium tomorrow.

International Baccalaureate students at WKHS invite all kids ages 4 – 4th grade to attend our 2nd Community Kids Field Day from 10:00 – 1:00 on Thursday, May 24 in the Worthington Kilbourne football stadium.

Kids can celebrate the first day of summer by playing organized games with their friends for a great cause – all proceeds go to PackH2O, which provides backpacks to filter and carry water in developing countries.

Kids will be organized by age for a fun morning of games and pizza lunch. Please see the attached flier for more information and to register: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/4801

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Last minute Field Day reminders

A few reminders of items to pack for today’s “IN TENTS” Field Day:

  • TENNIS SHOES (No tennis shoes = NO PLAY!)\
  • TIE DYE SHIRT from art. Be sure clothes can get wet and possibly dirty.
  • PACKED LUNCH W/DRINK The cafeteria will NOT be open.
  • SWIM SUIT under clothes (optional but highly recommended)
  • SUNSCREEN! (please apply before school)
  • WATER BOTTLE (MANDATORY) marked with name
  • TOWEL (optional but recommended) marked with name
  • SPARE CLOTHES & footwear (a plastic bag to put in) for after school. (Highly recommended)

It’s time to order school supply kits

We are working with SchoolKidz again this year to provide school supply kits filled with the supplies requested by our teachers for each grade level and EPP.  In addition, we are offering the opportunity to purchase backpacks, lunch boxes and other accessories.

Ways to Order:

  • Orders can be placed online at www.shopttkits.com using account number 30600.  The online ordering deadline is June 1st.

  • Complete order form and return to school with a check made out to Bluffsview PTA.  If purchasing more than one kit and/or supplies, the check can be made out for the total amount. Order forms are due in the office by May 18.

Supply Kit Pick-Up Day will be August 10, the same day class lists will be posted.  Times have not yet been determined for pickup.  Watch for summer emails!  Plan Books will be available for purchase too.  All students in Grades 2- 6 will need a plan book.  They are $7.00 each.

EPP Math:  Graph paper, ear buds or headphones and calculators are available for purchase on the Bulk Order Form.  Purchasing a calculator for EPP is optional.  Geometry templates will be available for purchase on August 10th as well.  They are $8.00 each.

Please Note:  Teachers are requesting that each student have earbuds or headphones.  In Kindergarten, headphones are preferred.  They may be purchased at a store of your choosing or they are available for purchase on the Bulk Order Form.

If you have any questions please contact Jamie DeCarlo at mjeadecarlo@gmail.com.

Who needs a Parents’ Night Out?

Overdue for a date night?

Miss restaurants with no kid menus?

Have 334 errands to run?

Support our Destination Imagination team and enjoy a few hours off in the process! Drop off your kids at Bluffsview for a Play Date, and then head out for a Parents’ Night Out this Friday, May 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is just $10 per child.

Proceeds will benefit the 3rd grade boys Destination Imagination (“DI”) team. They are the only Worthington Schools team to advance to the Global Finals, and they are among the youngest to compete in the May 23-27 tournament in Knoxville, TN.

If you are interested, fill out this form. Space is limited, so RSVP by Thursday, May 10.

STEAM Night is tomorrow

STEAM Night (formerly known as Science Night) is tomorrow, May 8, from 6:00 until 8:00.

To kick things off, we will have the Paddy Wagon and Explorer’s Club food trucks at 5:30 and the Graeter’s Ice Cream truck. If the weather cooperates, OSU’s Drone club will be flying some of their drones. Principal Fox and some of your favorite teachers will be racing life-sized hovercrafts built by Michael Seed. Kathyayani Mahadevan has graciously agreed to bring some of STEM-U’s robots and activities, which are always a hit. Worthington’s own WorBots (who won a competition in Cleveland last weekend) will be demonstrating how their robot works. And, of course, we will have hand’s on experiments and activities.

There are still a few volunteer slots open. Please consider signing up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4cacab29a1fa7-steam

STEAM Night scheduled for May 8

Please join us for STEAM Night on May 8 from 6:00 until 8:00.

To kick things off, we will have the Paddy Wagon and Explorer’s Club food trucks at 5:30 and the Graeter’s Ice Cream truck. If the weather cooperates, OSU’s Drone club will be flying some of their drones. Rockets will be flying. Principal Fox and some of your favorite teachers will be racing life-sized hovercrafts built by Michael Seed. Kathyayani Mahadevan has graciously agreed to bring some of STEM-U’s robots and activities, which are always a hit. Worthington’s own WorBots (who won a competition in Cleveland last weekend) will be demonstrating how their robot works. And, of course, we will have hands on experiments and activities.

To make all this happen, we need volunteers. Please consider signing up. There are two shifts 6:00-7:00 and 7:00-8:00.