STEM Night/Art Show

Hello Blackwell Families! Our Art Show is in conjunction with STEAM Night. The Show will be open for sales on March 29th from 5:00p-7:00p. If you do not think you will be able to attend the show but you still want to purchase your child’s artwork, please submit the required information below.You can pre-order the artwork until March 29th.  Once we have received payment, the artwork will be available for pick up on March 30th.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ORDER YOUR CHILD”S ART WORK AFTER MARCH 29th! If you have any questions please email [email protected] Thank you!


Hello Blackwell Families! You may have heard about the art show that is in combination with our STEAM Night, scheduled for March 29th. Over the past couple of years, I have linked a video to each student’s artwork. The video is a short presentation of your child’s artist statement that gives you a little insight into either the process they went through to make the picture or what the picture is supposed to be about (or possibly even both)! This entire process does require the use of an application called Aurasma. I would like to offer to link videos to your child’s artwork again this year. However,  I am only doing so by request! Please submit the necessary information via the link below. It is okay to complete just 1 form for multiple children at Blackwell. If you do not want the video process for your child’s artwork, you do not have to respond at all! If you have any questions, you may certainly direct them to [email protected]. Thank you!


And also, we have had some people begin to sign up to help with the hollander paper-making machine. However, there are still many days left that we need help. It is the type of activity that the help is necessary. Without the help, we simply will not be able to do the activity. If you have been thinking about signing up, but just haven’t done it yet, please go ahead and get your name on the list 🙂


In art class, we have a big paper-making unit coming up in March. In order to pull it off, Ms. McKeehan will need some volunteers in the class. We have the hollander machine coming to visit our art classroom. It repurposes cloth material into paper pulp. If you would like to see it in action you can check out the video link below.


You have been invited by melissa mckeehan to sign up for “Hollander
Paper-making Volunteer Sign-Up”. Please click on the button below to
view the online sign up sheet. Thanks in advance for any and all of your help with this!

To sign up, go to:
Hollander Paper-making Volunteer Sign-Up :

Blackwell Open House

Blackwell Turns 90!

If you are a current or former student, parent, teacher or community member, you’re invited to our 90th Birthday Celebration! We will be having an Open House on Sunday, January 28th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Feel free to stop by anytime during those hours for some cake and punch!  You can even tour some classrooms to perhaps see how times have changed.  To celebrate, you may wish to purchase a T-shirt commemorating our 90 years.  Please see the attached order form and return to the school no later than January 17th.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Thanksgiving Feast

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3rd Grade Parents:

Blackwell’s Thanksgiving Feast will be on Wednesday, November 15th at the following times.  We hope you can join us for this annual Blackwell tradition!


STEM Supplies Needed

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Our STEM Lab is up and running and the students are very excited!  For our next project, students will need any of the following: :

  • empty cereal boxes
  • toilet paper tubes
  • paper towel tubes


3rd Grade Teachers

3rd Grade Class T-Shirts

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Attached please find an order form to order your child a class t-shirt.  Each t-shirt will be $5 and every class will have their own color.  Please submit your order and payment by Friday, October 6th. If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher.  Go Bulldogs!

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(**See attached order form for actual design**)

Conferences – Save the Week!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held the week of October 16-20.  Students will be released at 12:30 each day that week.  After Fall Break, your child’s teacher will be sending home information as you will be scheduling your child’s conference online through Sign-Up Genius.


Third Grade Book Lists

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Is your child having difficulty finding books that he/she likes reading?  The 3rd grade teachers have your answer!  Attached are two lists of several different types of books for both girls and boys! Check it out!  Many books list the Lexile l to help make sure your child is reading at their appropriate text level.  Your child’s teacher has that Lexile level, so please don’t hesitate to ask!

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