BLAINE IN THE NEWS
PTO Today - September 2013: PTO Today Recognizes Blaine’s Noche Hispana Event for its collaboration among Parents, Teachers, Staff and Administration. Read the full story here. Read the press release here.
Lake View Patch - April 5, 2013: The Patch shines sunlight on The Blaine Organic Garden, and head gardener Nancy Z. explains the benefits of this space. Read the story here.
PTO Today - January 2013: Blaine PTA featured in a story about how Facebook plays a key role in communications. Read the story here.
Lake View Patch - December 2, 2012 - Blaine Collects More than 2400 Books for CPS Schools. Read the story here.
Lake View Patch - November 29, 2012 -- Blaine Students Snag 1850 lbs of Food for Charity. Read the story here.
WBEZ October 1, 2012 -- It's been almost two weeks since teachers ended their seven-day strike. On the first week back after the strike at Blaine Elementary School in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood there’s lots of enthusiasm but also, relief. Hear the story here.
PTO TODAY August 2012 -- Everyone loves a homemade treat during the holidays, especially hardworking teachers. The James G. Blaine Elementary PTA in Chicago secretly gathered volunteers to surprise staff members with Operation Cookie. More than 50 bakers contributed treats, which were prettily packaged with a note reading “One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank-you and to wish you the very best for the new year” and signed “Blaine Parents.” See the story here.
NATIONAL PTA April 2012 -- When families are engaged, students succeed. That’s why National PTA recognized Blaine PTA with the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award. The awards recognize local PTAs that have effectively implemented National PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Read the press release here.
PTO TODAY April 2012 -- One of our very own Blaine PTA members was recently recognized in PTO Today Magazine for various programs she helped launch at the school, and how she accomplished them. Click here to read the article!
FAMILY FUN MAGAZINE October 2011 -- Congratulations to the Bend it Like Blaine organizers for capturing the attention of Disney FamilyFun Magazine! FamilyFun has a full-page article on “Bend it Like Blaine” in the October 2011 issue, in the “Really Fun Fundraisers” section. Here’s the clip: “The Parents’ Soccer Tournament” (pdf).
October 2010 Blaine Elementary is ranked 16th in Top Elementary Schools by Chicago Magazine
September 10, 2010 Blaine Elementary receives A+ on Ron Huberman's report of CPS schools
November 2, 2009 ABC News features Blaine in their segment called "Making the Grade"