Blanche Dodd Bobcat News

September 2018

Blanche Dodd Intermediate Mission Statement

It is our mission to educate each child through the use of quality instruction and positive relationships. We will strive to motivate each student to discover their unlimited potential and have a positive impact on their community.

Message from our Principal

Greetings Bobcat Families!

We've had a great start to the 2018-2019 school year! What a delight it was to see and meet so many Dodd families at our annual Meet the Teacher Night in August. It was equally impressive to have so many parents join us for our annual Parent Orientation Evenings!

We are super excited to initiate the House System this year. Our school has been divided into six houses that consist of staff members and students from both fourth and fifth grade. Together, each house competes for points based on good citizenship, grades, attendance, and other competitions as announced. Check out the section in this newsletter for more House details.

The Blanche Dodd Bobcat News will be published monthly on our school website and emailed to all parents via the email address we have on file. In addition, it will be uploaded to our social media sites. I hope you find it to be a useful tool in knowing what's happening in your child's school.

Communication between the school and home is highly important to each of us. Please take a look at this month's newsletter article for ways to be connected.

Wishing you a successful September!

Mrs. Tricia Bolz


Blanche Dodd Intermediate

Welcome to our House

Our House System is off to a great start! In an effort to connect students and staff across grade levels, each person has been sorted into one of six houses. We are now six houses under Dodd! Points are earned for citizenship, grades, attendance, and competitions between houses. Each week points are calculated and announced on Friday. The house that is in the lead claims the Spirit Stick for the week. In addition, Mrs. Bolz, prinicipal and Mrs. Reynolds, counselor, wear the winning house color for the following week.

Check out our House web page for more information.

Parent Orientation Information

Did you miss the Parent Orientation meetings? Would you like the information that was shared? Click here for more information.

Blanche Dodd Intermediate School Parent Drop Off & Pick Up Safety Procedures

In an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of all students, we ask that persons who drive children to and/or from school adhere to the following procedures:

Enter the drop off/pick up lane via Bobcat Drive. Do not drive through or park in the bus route area (in front of the school) during the hours of 7:15-8:15 AM and 2:30-3:45 PM. School dismissal time is 3:20 PM. Students should be picked up no later than 3:40PM. After 3:40 you must come into the office and sign your child out.

Do not attempt to pass other cars in line – students may be getting in or out of the vehicle in front of you. The crosswalk should stay clear of vehicles at all times. Please do not stop on the crosswalk.

Cell phone usage is not allowed in school zones. All students walking across the parking lot during pick up and drop off times must use the crosswalk and be escorted by an adult. Thank you for doing your part to help us keep your children safe!

Blanche Dodd Intermediate Staff

Box Tops for Education

Please save your Box Tops for Education labels for our school. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, and those can add up in a hurry!

Please place the Box Tops in a plastic baag with your childs first and last name on it along with his/her teacher's name. They will be collected and counted by the campus coordinator.

Remember to check and carefully clip these valuable labels with the expiration dates in full view. For more information, visit

Bobcat Expectations - It's what makes our students successful Bobcats!

Pride - in our community, our school, and ourselves

Attitude - positive, respectful

Wise Choices - whenever someone is watching and when no one is watching

Safety - healthy, safe choices

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