Blanche Dodd Bobcat News
A Message from Mrs. Bolz
October has arrived, and with it, cooler temperatures (finally!) This is also the month for Parent/Teacher Conferences which are held at the end of the first grading period to discuss your child's progress so far in their academic endeavors as well as their social/emotional learning. Conferences will be held October 7th-October 28th. Our goal is to have 100% of conferences face to face to discuss the wonderful things happening with your child's learning. Be on the look out for scheduling information from your child's teacher.
Cookies and Conversations with Grandparents - September
Athletes for Literacy - September
Oct 3 Parent/Teacher GT nominations open
Oct 3 Custodian Appreciation Day
Oct 3 Progress reports home
Oct 6 End of first grading period
Oct 6 House meeting 2:15-3:00 (Respect)
Oct 7 Parent/Teacher Conferences begin
Oct 7-10 Student holiday (NO SCHOOL)
Oct 12 KISD Board Meeting 6:30
Oct 12 3rd grade field trip to the Myerson
Oct 13 Report cards go home
Oct 14 First quarter house champion celebration
Oct 17-24 Krum Homecoming Week and dress up days
Oct 24 Parent/Teacher GT nominations due
Oct 24-28 Red Ribbon Week
Oct 27 Cool Cats Piano Club Concert/Demonstration @ Dodd Gym 5:00
Oct 28 Morning assembly w/character awards (respect)
Oct 28 Book Character Parade
Oct 31-Nov 4 Book Fair
trust·wor·thy: able to be relied on as honest or truthful.
The first pillar of character that students learn about is trustworthiness. They first learn about the character trait through activities in their house meetings. Then, each class participates in a guidance lesson with Mrs. Roesler, school counselor, where the character trait is explored a little deeper. Finally, a student is selected from each classroom to receive an award during a house assembly for demonstrating the current character trait.
Ask your child what it means to be trustworthy. Praise them when you notice them using the character trait. See if they can identify when they see you modeling the character trait.
"No virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness."
--Harry Emerson Fosdick--
Successful Safety Drills
Last Thursday, we held a fire drill followed by a lockdown drill. The students did a FANTASTIC job!!
During our fire drill, the students exited our building and stood quietly while waiting for further instruction. Because they did such a great job, our fire drill only took 5 minutes from the time the alarm sounded to the time they were allowed to re-enter the classrooms!
They also did a great job during the lockdown drill. The students moved into their safe locations within their rooms and waited silently until being released by administrators.
We are very proud of the way they practiced these drills and how well they followed directions.
The Counselor’s Corner
Hello Dodd Bobcats!
For the month of October, I will be visiting classrooms and giving character lessons on Respect. Students will learn that being respectful means following the Golden Rule, being accepting of differences, courteous to others, dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements, and being considerate of others’ feelings. We will also discuss Red-Ribbon Week (October 24-28) and that we can show ourselves respect as well by being drug free! The theme this year is, “Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free!” October is also Bulliness Awareness Month. Students will unite against bullying by wearing the color orange on October 19 for Unity Day!
Gifted/Talented Program Information
Nomination packets are due to the front office by Monday, Oct 17, 2022.
I am so excited to be your Blanche Dodd Elementary School Counselor! Don’t forget that parents and students can visit my school website, complete a request form, and we can set up a time to meet if ever the need arises.
Blanche Dodd Elementary "Six Houses, One Family"
Tricia Bolz, Principal
Lisa Mayfield, Asst. Principal
Amy Roesler, Counselor