Knights in the Know

Mar. 6, 2020

Book Fair ~ March 23-27

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Pre-K Academy at Blanton

There are a few slots still available for the Pre-K Academy that will be held at Blanton for the 2020-21 school year. If you are interested, please use this link to express your interest.

Pre-K Academy at Blanton Parent Interest

Student Spotlight ~ Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month. Our celebrations began with honoring some Blanton students at the district art show at the Greater Denton Art's Council this week. Students whose art is displayed are: Evan Restivo, Nora Colleran, Addison Underwood, Jaxx Gates, Kennedy Vite, Allegra Scheuing, Taylor Schmidt, and Amelia Coker. Congratulations to these students!

Student Spotlight ~ OAKE Students

Six students selected to participate in the OAKE National Honor Choir were recognized by the school board on Tuesday February 25th. These students are traveling to Portland, OR March 4th - 7th to participate in rehearsals for the OAKE 2020 national children's chorus. The students have worked very hard on their music and we are proud of them representing Blanton, Lantana and Texas. Pictured - Megan Gorman, Madoline Haddon, Amelia Coker, Isabella Walker, Trevor Rennels, Olivia Johnston
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Staff Strengths

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Thank You!!!

Thank you for an incredible week honoring our staff members for the work they do each and every day. The hallways are decorated beautifully and make us all smile big as we pass the displays. We are appreciative of the gifts, smiles, notes, food, and words of affirmation.

Have a wonderful Spring Break! We look forward to seeing your children back on March 17th.

Thank You, Watch DOGS!

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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)

Kindergarten 8:30-9:15

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!

March Menu

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Upcoming Events

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