Knights in the Know

November 22, 2019

A Time for Thanksgiving

This is truly a special time of year, one in which families and friends gather around with the purpose of enjoying one another's company. This holiday is one in which precious memories will be made as families cook together, play games, and spend valuable time as a family. Your children are excited to see their grandparents, cousins, and family friends. They share their excitement about going to visit family or having that special family to come visit them. Memories.

As we plan for time with our own families, we can't help but reflect on all that we are thankful for here at Blanton. We know that student learning is why we are here, but your children mean so much more to us. The relationships our staff members have built with your children make the learning fun and even more meaningful. We are grateful for these relationships as we have the opportunity to watch your children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We are also appreciative of all of you, our Blanton families. Your generosity and supportive spirit truly make a difference in the work that all educators do. We value our relationships with all of you as our students would not be as successful without it. We are also grateful for our Blanton staff who invest their hearts into working with children. Their energy and commitment to the work they do is truly a great blessing.

Yes, it is indeed a time for thanksgiving.

'Tis the Season to be Reading!

We are so excited to have a bonus book fair this year! It will be open during special hours starting December 16 and it will be Buy One Get One FREE! This is a books only, not-for-profit fair. We hope it helps us all enjoy the wonderful gift of reading!

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Student Spotlight

Paloma Livas (4th Grade) and Allegra Scheuing (5th Grade) were honored this week at the DISD Adopt-a-School Arts Ceremony in Denton. Both of these students received 1st place at the campus level for their respective grade levels. We are proud of their efforts as they illustrated their view of the Kindness Rocks theme.
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Watch DOGS This Week

Sadie's Sleigh Drop Off at Blanton

We are so excited to partner once again with the Sadie Keller Foundation during this special time of year. Sadie’s vision last year was to collect 10,000 toys for the brave cancer fighters in the hospital over the holidays. Last year, Sadie surpassed her goal by collecting more than 12,000 toys with the support of friends, family, our amazing community, and businesses around the area. With your help, Sadie hopes to collect even more toys this year. Sharing the magic of the holiday season positively impacts the lives of those affected by cancer and is a goal dear to Sadie’s heart.

Our school will support Sadie’s Sleigh by collecting new unwrapped toys now through December 2nd. A collection box will be available at the front office and in some of our hallways.

Please help Sadie today by donating a new unwrapped toy!

Additionally, the Sadie Keller Foundation would like to invite you and your family to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th at the Harpool Middle School Cafeteria. Details will be posted soon on the Sadie Keller Foundation Facebook page and promoted throughout Lantana.

To learn more about Sadie and her foundation, please visit

Thank you for your support!

Staff Strengths Spotlight

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U-NITE Survey

Each year the three elementary schools in Lantana get together to organize a large community carnival for all our schools and our Lantana neighbors. Because we partner together, this event is bigger and better than it could be if we were to have individual carnivals at each school.

That said, we want to know what YOU THINK about UNITE. Do you love it? Hate it? Want to see it stay forever? Ready for something different?

Please take a minute to take this quick survey REGARDLESS of whether you attended or not.
We want to hear from ALL BLANTON FAMILIES!

CLICK HERE to take survey

Last but certainly not least - UNITE would not be what it is without our amazing sponsors. Please support them as they supported us!

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 25-29 ~ Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 5 ~ Nursing Home Tour for Choir

Dec. 6 ~ Holiday Tree Lighting in Denton; Choir and Ocarina groups perform

Dec. 9 ~ EXPO Data Date Night in Cafeteria 6:00

Dec. 9-13 ~ EXCITE in PE

Dec. 11-13 ~ 5th grade field trip to Camp Grady Spruce

Dec. 13 ~ 3rd grade field trip to TWU for the Nutcracker

Dec. 16-18 ~ BOGO Book Fair (not for profit)

Dec. 17 ~ Holiday parties for all grade levels

Dec. 17 ~ Winter Musical performance 6:00

Dec. 18 and 19 ~ Early Release at noon each day

Dec. 20-Jan. 6 ~ Winter Break for students

Jan. 7 ~ School resumes for second semester