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Events for RSVP

End of Year Luau Parties Thursday, May 31
May 31 End of Year Parties Pre-registration

Celebration of Learning on Friday, June 1 at 8am in the cafeteria.

June 1 Celebration of Learning Pre-registration

5th Grade graduation ceremony Friday, June 1 at 1:30pm in the cafeteria.

5th Grade Graduation Pre-Registration

A Note from Guidance and Counseling

Bledsoe Families,

We are writing to inform you about the Netflix series titled, 13 Reasons Why, and its possible impact on our students. 13 Reasons Why Season 1 came out on Netflix in March 2017. Season 2 is set to release on Friday, May 18th.

The show is based on a novel and the story of 17-year-old girl who takes her own life. The topics covered in this book and series include: sexual assault, abuse, revenge, depression, suicide, and school violence.

Although we do not know the details of Season 2, we anticipate that the content may be disturbing to some students, especially those with mental health issues. If you do allow your child to watch this series, we recommend you watch it with them and discuss it afterwards. If your child has warning signs of depression or suicide, please reach out to your school counselor, physician, or mental health provider. There are additional resources below if you would like to learn more about the show.

Guidance and Counseling

Additional Information:

Netflix Warning for ‘13 Reasons Why Season 2

13 Reasons: Season 2 Trailer

Consideration of the National Association of School Counselors

Common Sense Media: Parent Guide to 13 Reasons Why

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Talking Points for Parents

PTA News

Even though the end of the school year is fast approaching, the PTA still has two fun events planned before the school year ends! Field Day for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade will be held on May 23rdand Field Day for Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade is on May 24th. Bledsoe's End of Year Luau Party for Kindergarten through 4th Graders will be on May 31st. 5th Grade has a fun off-site party planned for May 30th. Parents are welcome to attend these events.

The Snowball Express snow cone truck will be providing snow cones for all students at the End of Year Parties. Snow cones can be purchased for parents and younger siblings for $1 each. Please bring dollar bills if you plan to purchase one. Fifth Graders will receive a snow cone this year too!

For these events to be successful, we rely on volunteers to help. Below are Sign Up Genius Links for Field Day and the End of Year parties. Please consider volunteering. A background check through FISD must be complete in order to volunteer.

End Of Year Party Times are as follows:

2nd Grade 10:00-10:40 Party, 10:40-11:00 Snow cones

4th Grade: 10:40-11:20 Party, 11:20-11:40 Snow cones

1st Grade: 12:20-1:00 Party, 1:00-1:20 Snow cones

Kinder: 1:00-1:40 Party, 1:40-2:00 Snow cones

3rd Grade: 1:40-2:20 Party, 2:20-2:40 Snow cones

5th Grade Snow Cones at 12:15.

Sign Up Genius for Field Day

Sign Up Genius Link for End of Year Parties

Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Bledsoe PTA

Upcoming PTA dates:

May 15th - Last PTA meeting

May 23rd and 24th- Field Days

May 31st- End of Year Class parties

Collecting Library Books for the End of the Year

The end of the year is fast approaching. Although students will continue to visit the library for enrichment and makerspace activities, the library will be collecting library books soon.

K-2 Grades: The last day to check out books is Friday, May 4th. All books are due Friday, May 11th.

3-5 Grades: The last day to check out books is Friday, May 4th. All books are due Friday, May 18th.

Important Dates

May 14th through May 16th - No Visitors or Deliveries for STAAR

May 14th - 3rd and 4th STAAR Math

May 15th - 3rd and 4th STAAR Reading

May 16th - 5th STAAR Science

May 23rd - Field Day for 3, 4, & 5

May 24th - Field Day for K, 1, & 2

May 31st - End of Year Parties

June 1st - Celebration of Learning & Last Day of School