Blanche Sprentz Newsletter
September 26, 2022
- Attendance Matters - Please allow plenty of time to arrive to school ON TIME
8:00 AM - Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten
8:15 AM - Grades 1-5
- 2:45 PM Dismissal - M, T, W, F
- 1:15 PM Dismissal on Thursdays
- Please do not use the front loop for dropping off/picking up. This is a designated Bus and After School Care Loop only.
- Every Friday is School Spirit Day - Wear BSE gear OR red
- TK & K Families - Mark Your Calendars for 3 All-Early Days: 9/30/22, 10/14/22, & 10/31/22
- SAVE THE DATE: December 15, 2022 - Evening Starstruck Student Dance Performance
- Bear Run this Friday, September 30th 8am-12pm- Don't forget to turn in permission slips!
Our largest fundraiser of the year is just 5 days away! All donations (cash, checks, and online) are due this Wednesday September 28th. There are a lot of classes SO close to earning a popsicle party- you can do it! To make a donation online or to see how close your class is to earning a popsicle party (classes who earn $1000 total), click here: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/BSEBearRun/
We still need cleared volunteers on the day of the run! If you are available, please Email Jen McKinney at email@example.com.
- BEAR RUN SPIRIT WEEK this week! MON: PAJAMA DAY
TUES: SILLY SOCK DAY
WED: SPORTS DAY
THURS: CRAZY HAIR DAY
FRI: BEAR RUN DAY!!! Bear Run shirts will be given to teachers and distributed to the students on the day of the run. Make sure to wear comfy shoes.
- DINE & DONATE this Tuesday 9/27 at NUYO- make sure to mention you're there for Blanche Sprentz or show your flyer.
- Mark your calendars for Spooky Sprentz- Friday, October 28th 5:00-7:00pm!
- You can purchase Spirit Wear for your child (or yourself) here: https://blanchesprentzpto.square.site/
Orders will be delivered to your child's class within 7 days.
- Join us at our next meeting October 19th (the 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 7:00 in room 6 and on Zoom.
- Las reuniones de PTO seran cada tercer Miercoles del mes. Interpretacion en Español disponsible, solo por peticion. Contacta a Veronica Pesavento (916)913-9300.
- Join the PTO here: https://www.fcusd.org/Page/45808
- Follow along with us online:
- 1. Website: fcusd.org/BlancheSprentzPTO
2. Facebook: facebook.com/BlancheSprentzPTO
3. Instagram: instagram.com/BlancheSprentzPTO
Thank you for your support and partnership!
Jenna Schuette, Principal
Buster the Bear Came to Visit on Friday, September 23, 2022
A Focus on Learning
BSE School Goals
- Increase Student Math Proficiency by 5% on the Renaissance Diagnostic
- Increase Cultural Awareness Proficiency Among Students, Staff, and Families
- Increase Student Proficiency in Grit by Setting Long-term Goals in Academics & Activities
Families Support School Goals By:
- Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts at home
- Play games with cards, dice, counting
- Practice measurement with kitchen tools, rulers, measuring tape
- Share your family heritage and traditions with others
- Support your student's family heritage projects at school
- Follow our monthly Heritage Awareness activities and resources
- Set and Track Reading and Step Count Goals with Students
Everyone is Welcome at Blanche Sprentz Elementary!
Friday, 9/23/22, a police dog joined our lower blacktop unexpectedly.
Can you help a 5th grader attend Sly Park Environmental Camp this year?
Help Make Arrival/Dismissal Safe
2022 Fire Prevention Poster or Video Contest
Student Submissions DUE October 21, 2022
Mark Your Calendar!
Friday, October 7th is Picture Day
Mrs. Peterson's TK class came to sing to Mrs. Amazing (Mrs. Reed) for her birthday.
The Calming Corner ~ Social-Emotional and Community Supports
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is a time to raise awareness, shift public perception, and share vital information on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, text or call 9-8-8 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). For Spanish, dial 1-888-628-9454. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
Talking to children about someone who died by suicide can feel like an overwhelming undertaking. These guidelines offer suggestions based on the age of the child.
Scarlett Stoppa, LCSW, is the Mental Health Specialist on staff at Blanche Sprentz. If you have mental health concerns regarding your student, she can help connect you to therapeutic resources. Call 916-294-9110 x 640329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Alternatively, FCUSD Students and families can find community mental support through CareSolace.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Screen Time Guidelines
Internet and cell phone addiction in youth
Kelly Richardson, Marriage and Family Therapist, spoke on dangers our youth face with electronic media and how internet addiction affects our children.
To view the recorded presentation from May 2022 in its entirety, please click HERE
You can enable closed captioning in both English and Spanish
Links below were also provided at the May presentation, providing information and resources parents can use for keeping their children safe online.
Child readiness for cellphone chart
How to Really Prevent Screen Addiction
Keeping Children Safe on the Internet - Services and Devices
Parents Guide to Snapchat QR codes for Internet Safety Links