Knights in the Know

November 15, 2019

Student Spotlight ~ OAKE Children's Choir

We have 6 Blanton students who have been accepted into the OAKE Children's Choir at The Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Conference in Portland, Oregon in March. To be considered for this choir, students must first be a member of the Blanton Choir and the DISD Honor Choir. These students have worked with Mr. Miranda for several months, auditioned for the choir and will now prepare to join this choir next spring.

In an interview these students shared their thoughts about being selected for this prestigious choir. The felt like the audition process was challenging. The music for "America the Beautiful" had difficult parts to learn and then waiting for the results was a lengthy process. They are looking forward to spending time with their families in a place that most have never been, singing songs they have never heard of before, and meeting new friends. They are nervous about singing on a big stage, but are confident that singing with so many other voices will be a wonderful experience.

We are excited for them. Please join us in congratulating: Trevor Rennels, Amelia Coker, Megan Gorman, Maddie Haddon, Isabella Walker, and Olivia Johnston! Congratulations also to Mr. Miranda who has helped these students on this journey. He will continue to work them, and a student from Sam Houston Elementary, as he prepares them to learn the music and represent Denton ISD.

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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!

Knights' Night at Jason's Deli

Our next Knights' Night is at Jason's Deli in Flower Mound on Nov. 20th from 5:00-10:00 p.m. We will need at least 20 people to commit to going before the even can take place. Please use this link to sign up! Thank you so much for helping us with this special fundraiser.

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Staff Strengths Spotlight

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Knights' Night

Our next Knight’s Night is Wednesday, November 20th from 5-10 at Jason’s Deli in Flower Mound. We need to have at least 20 people commit to going before the event will take place, so please take a moment and sign up. All our families have to do is tell them at check out that they are there for Blanton Elementary.

Jason's Deli Knights' Night Sign Up

November Menu

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 15 ~ Mother/Son Night

Nov. 20 ~ Makeup Pictures

Nov. 20 ~ Knights' Night at Jason's Deli in Flower Mound 5-10 p.m.

Nov. 25-29 ~ Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2 ~ EXPO Data Date Night in Cafeteria 6:00

Dec. 5 ~ Nursing Home Tour for Choir

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

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