Welcome Blythwood families to a new school year! This time of year is always so exciting and in particular this year there is great anticipation, as we will be closing one decade and starting a new one full of possibilities at Blythwood Junior.
Blythwood Junior is a very special school with a history of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and community involvement. We have wonderful combination of efforts from the principal, staff and parent volunteers which together, create a strong community to support our childrens’ educational experience. We are so fortunate to be a part of this enriched learning environment and look forward to working with the Blythwood community to make an impact for our children.
The Blythwood Parent School Council’s (PSC) purpose is to support and enrich the academic, athletic, arts and social activities of the school. We strive to create an atmosphere of inclusion for everyone and act in the interests of the Blythwood children representing the parent community at large. Parent participation is fundamental to Blythwood’s tradition of excellence. We promote school spirit; foster programs that focus on the well-being of students and increase our children’s awareness of their role in the greater community. Parental support is critical to the success of our programs and creating new opportunities for our children. We strongly encourage all Blythwood parents to get involved in the school in some capacity whether it is attending the PSA/C meeting to vote on a proposed budget, or volunteer for events such as our Fun Fair, Talent Show, or pizza lunch. Your help is always needed and there are countless ways to make a difference.
The Parent School Association (PSA) is our charitable organization. Registered for tax purposes, its fundraising efforts have provided the school with curriculum support (e.g., chess programs, literacy and numeracy materials) and tools (e.g., computers, sports and playground equipment) that help to make Blythwood such a wonderful place to learn. Our largest fundraising event is our bi-annual Gala. The proceeds raised from the Gala makes one of the largest impacts on the school and our children. The funding raised from the previous Gala in 2018 funded our incredible Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics lab which has provided our children with an enriched educational experience in STEM and will continue to do so in the years to come. We hope to see all of you at our next Gala this May 2020 to raise more critical funding for the school and the programs.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about our activities, or if you would like to become involved. We also encourage you to visit our PSC/A website frequently for the most up to date information regarding the many activities and programs that are running at our school. Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list.
We wish everyone a successful and fun year ahead at Blythwood.
Andrea Reid Kristy Luciani
Co-Chair, PSC/A Co-Chair, PSC/A