April & May News

April News

2nd-6th  No School Spring Break

11th  STEM Lab

12th  Chick Fil A am carpool

19th  Spring Pictures (Class Picture)

25th  STEM lab

27th  Field Day, Progress Reports go home

May News

4th  Aquarium Field Trip

9th  School Wide STEM Day

22nd  Early Release

23rd  Early Release, Last Day of School


Book Fair Egg-cellent Egg-stravaganza!!

Monday, March 26-Wednesday, March 28                  
Blackwell Front Lobby by the stairs
Purchase eggs for $1 each. Inside some of the eggs will be Golden Tickets!! If a child finds a Golden Ticket, they will return Thursday, March 29 and get a free egg. Inside 3 of those eggs will be a Gold, Silver or Bronze ticket. If a child finds one of those tickets in their egg, they will win a big prize!!



Book Fair is Here!

The Book Fair starts tomorrow, Monday March 26th and runs through Thursday evening. There was no preview this time for the students. (I also have a wish list ) There are different options that you have to view the book fair.

1. Come any morning with your student 7:20-7:50 or during their lunch time 11:21-11:51 and shop with them.
2. Stop by the Book Fair Monday thru Thursday from 7:20-2:20 and purchase books.
3. Set up and eWallet account for your student and let them shop on their own during the day.
4. Send money with your student and they will be sent down during the day.

Also, don’t forget that Thursday night is STEAM Night from 5-7pm.  The Book Fair will be open as well!

To set up and eWallet account:
With eWallet, you link a credit or debit card to a secure Scholastic eWallet account. When you come (or email us) to purchase, you let us know you have an account and we look you up and charge your account. You can put any amount on your account $10 and up. If you put more on your account than you use, the remaining amount will be put back on your card when the book fair closes on Friday.

Click here to set up an account for you and your child(ren). Scroll down to the green section http://www.scholastic.com/bf/blackwellelementaryschool3


Penny Wars Has Begun!!

When:  Tuesday February 27th- Monday March 5th

Where:  Front lobby at Blackwell Elementary School each morning

What:  Pennies should go in your grade level bucket, all other money can be used to sabotage other grade levels (silver coins, bills)

Why:  Support Team Blackwell and the American Cancer Society as we raise money for further research, support, and care for those dealing with this illness.

The winning grade level will earn a popsicle party!

March is right around the corner!

Here are the upcoming events for March:

March 8th–PTA General Meeting and Talent Show

March 11–Daylight Savings Time Begins Turn clocks ahead one hour!

March 13–Cremafina Spirit Night, Little Red Hen/Nature in a Nutshell In School Field Trip

March 14–End of 3rd 9 weeks

March 15–Chick Fil A biscuits in am carpool

March 16–Fella Friday and Spring Dance

March 21–Report Cards go home

March 22–Career Day at Blackwell

March 22 & 23–Spring Book Fair Preview

March 23–Dads and Granddads in lunchroom

March 26-30–Spring Book Fair

March 28–Snow Cone Day

March 29–Blackwell STEM/STEAM Night & Night of the Arts, Book Fair Open, WellStar GermQuest In School Field Trip

February Fun!


February is here!

The Groundhog saw his shadow!  That means six more weeks of winter!


February 5th-9th–Glow Valentine Sales 7:20-7:50am

February 5th-14th–Lifeline Animal Shelter Drive

February 9th–Progress Reports go home

February 12th–In School Field Trip WellStar Poison Patrol comes to the individual classrooms

February 13th–Cremafina Spirit Night

February 14th–Valentine’s Day, STEM lab day

February 15th–Chick-Fil-A biscuits in am carpool line

February 16th–Moms and Grandmas in lunchroom

February 19th-23rd–NO SCHOOL

February 19th–President’s Day

February 20th–Sparkles Spirit Day

February 27th–Six Flags Reading Log due

February 28th–Performing Arts assembly on Sound, Snow Cone Day $1

Happy New Year!

January is here!  Lots of things happening at Blackwell in January!  Read the information below and watch for more info to come as it is available.

January 4th — Break is over!  See you all today for the first day back!  Stay warm!

January 5th — Report cards go home

January 12 — Fell Friday and Sky Zone Night

January 15 — NO SCHOOL  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16 — Cremafina Spirit Night

January 18 — Chick Fil A carpool line/Stevi B’s Night

January 19 — 100th Day of school

— PTA Movie Night (rescheduled from December)

January 24 — Smoothie Day

January 29 — Blackwell Elementary School 90th Birthday Celebration 2-4 pm

Doughnuts and Donations This Saturday!


to benefit Jenny Lane 

WHERE:  Blackwell Elementary School cafeteria

WHEN: This Saturday, December 16th, 8:00am-10:00am

WHY:  Jenny Lane, sister of Blackwell’s Teacher of the Year, 3rd grade teacher Liz Chandler, was injured in a horrible accident this past weekend.  While out walking in the snow with her husband and son, a tree branch fell on her, hitting her in the head and severing her spinal column, which has caused permanent paralysis. Jenny has a long road to recovery, and she and her family need any and all help from Blackwell and its surrounding communities.

Individual donuts and donuts by the dozen will be available for a minimum donation.  Additional donations are also welcome.  Please consider stopping by the school, enjoying a donut (or two), and making a donation.

SANTA will be here for pictures, too!

If you are unable to stop by the school on Saturday but would still like to make a donation, please go to: gofundme.com/loveforjenlane.


December crept up on us!

Can you believe it is December already!?!  Wow!  Winter Break is just around the corner.  So far this month we have had some fun.

We had Jump Rope for Heart on Friday December 1st as a grade level in the gym during our specials time.  If you are collecting money, you have til Friday December 15th to turn it in!

We also started studying about Sound in Science class.  Our STEM lab class this week had us investigation and listening to different sounds and trying to make some also!

There will be  school wide STEM day on Tuesday December 12th.  We will be doing our STEM activity from 8:30-10:30; designing, creating, evaluating and testing during that time frame.  Thank you to all who sent in supplies for us to use that day!

Upcoming Events:

December 13th — Smoothies for sale $3

December 14th — Chick Fil A am carpool

December 15th —  Holiday Parties

****10:00am  G. Griffith

****12:00pm  Brafford, P. Griffith, Morley

December 18th —  Holiday Parties

****10:00am  Dennis

****12:00pm  Bradford

December 19th, 20th — Early Release 12:20pm

December 21st – January 3rd — Winter Break