Knights in the Know
Mar. 6, 2020
Book Fair ~ March 23-27
Pre-K Academy at Blanton
Student Spotlight ~ Youth Art Month
Student Spotlight ~ OAKE Students
Have a wonderful Spring Break! We look forward to seeing your children back on March 17th.
Thank You, Watch DOGS!
The Blanton Elementary PTA is kicking off its annual flagship fundraising event, The 12th Annual Blanton Fun Run, to be held this year on March 27, 2020.
This fundraiser consists of an all-day event that promotes physical activity and encourages school spirit in children, family members, staff and faculty of Blanton. The children in grades Kindergarten through 5th will walk/run for 20 minutes to raise money via individual donors. We do flat dollar amount donations, we will not do per lap pledges. Donations can be made online or in the form of cash or check.
This year for online donations, we are trying something new! Online donations can easily be made by family and friends with our new pledge system, 99Pledges. Each student will have their own donation page where they can track donations and easily send their link to family & friends via email and other social media channels. For online donations visit:
Simply search by first name to find your student’s pledge page. You do not need to log in or change anything, simply make a donation for whatever you can and share your student’s link with friends and family.
Spirt signs and Shout-outs will also be available for purchase by parents and guests. All money from shout-outs and spirit sign purchases will count toward your student’s final donation amount. For Shout-outs, simply pledge $25.00 or more and enter your shout out in the comments section at Check Out. For individual donations $75.00 or more you may show your receipt in the front office to receive your blank spirit sign that you can then decorate for your student. Spirit signs to be displayed around the track on the day of the Fun Run. Spirit Signs are due back into the office by 3:30pm March, 26th.
On March 6th, a pledge envelope will be sent home with your student(s) to collect any cash and/or check donations. Cash and Check donations are due by Thursday, March 26th to count toward individual student awards. Online pledging will close at 11:59pm on March 26th.
If every student collected: $20, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $10,000
If every student collected: $25, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $12,500
If every student collected: $50, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $25,000
If every student collected: $25, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $50,000
Fun Run Class Run-Schedule
Come and cheer on your Blanton student in the rear of the school (park in the front)
1st grade 9:20-10:05
2nd grade 10:10-10:55
3rd grade 11:00-11:45
4th grade 11:50-12:35
5th grade 12:40-1:25
This is our primary fundraiser for the year, we do not sell candy, wrapping paper, etc. door to door. Please consider donating as money will directly benefit your student at Blanton Elementary!
THANK YOU for your support of Blanton Elementary and its PTA!
Mar. 9-13 ~ Spring Break
Mar. 16 ~ No School for Students
Mar. 18 ~ Report Cards available in HAC
Mar. 18-19 ~ Tennis in PE
Mar. 19 ~ PTA Meeting 6:00 in Cafeteria
Mar. 23-27 ~ Spring Book Fair
Mar. 26 ~ Fine Arts Night
Mar. 27 ~ Fun Run
Apr. 1 ~ Kinder Knights visit Music and Art 1:45
Apr. 7 ~ STAAR Testing for 4th grade Writing and 5th Grade Math ~ Building closed to visitors
Apr. 8 ~ STAAR Testing for 5th Grade Reading ~ Building closed to visitors
Apr. 10 ~ Possible Bad Weather Makeup Day or will be a student holiday
Apr. 15 ~ National Librarian's Day
Apr. 16 ~ Orchestra Field Trip and Competition to Pinstack Plano
Apr. 21 ~ EXPO Trashin' Fashion Show
Apr. 22 ~ 2nd Grade Field Trip to Clear Creek
Apr. 23 ~ District Kindergarten Parent Meeting 8:30 or 6:00
Apr. 24 ~ Bingo Night in Cafeteria 6:00
Apr. 30 ~ 5th grade EXPO Field Trip to Kidzania in Frisco
Apr. 30 ~ Choir Spring Concert in Cafeteria 6:00
May 1 ~ School Lunch Hero Day (cafeteria workers and monitors)
May 7 ~ 5th Grade District Track Meet 4:00
May 12 ~ Math STAAR for 3rd and 4th Grades ~ Building Closed to Visitors
May 13 ~ Reading STAAR for 3rd and 4th Grades ~ Building Closed to Visitors
May 13 ~ National School Nurse Day
May 14 ~ Science STAAR for 5th Grade ~ Building Closed to Visitors
May 15 ~ Career Day