Knights in the Know
September 13, 2019
Public School Foundation Grant Winners
We had 5 staff members receiving Prize Patrol visits today:
- Mrs. Michelle Elizalde ~ $300 for Versa-Teaching from CoServ Grant to Teachers 2011/12
- Mrs. Thea Turner ~ $989.98 for "Did you Say Robots? That's Our Cue!" from CoServ Grant to Teachers 2006 and CoServ Foundation Grant 2019
- Mrs. Becky Jones ~ $1000 for "Boogie into Writing with Boogie Boards" from Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2017 and 2019
- Mrs. Bonnie Bynum ~ $1000 for a scholarship to "Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Conference" from Gregory Family Scholarship
- Mrs. Megan Chaffin ~ $215 for "Reading A to Z: Inspiring Lifelong Readers to Be" from Denton Chamber of Commerce New Hire Grant
We are grateful for these grants and proud of our teachers for submitting them. Please congratulate them when you see them.
Blanton Knights Serve Others
One of our goals at Blanton is to teach our students ways they can “choose happiness”.
One way to do that is to serve and give generously to others in need.
Here are several upcoming opportunities that Blanton has planned to serve our community and beyond this school year. Be sure to keep an eye out for more information about each of these events.
October: Socktober benefitting The Salvation Army of Denton.
November: Halloween Candy Donation benefitting The Salvation Army of Denton.
Mission Moms Thanksgiving Food Drive benefitting DentonISD families
December: Sadie’s Sleigh benefitting Sadie Keller Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Mission Moms Christmas Food Drive benefitting DentonISD families
January: Preschool/Infant Items benefitting DentonISD’s Fred Moore HS/Gonzales School for Young Children
February: Jump Rope For Heart/Kids Heart Challenge benefitting American Heart Association
March: Fun Run PTA Fundraiser
For more information about the health benefits of volunteering and ways to get your family more involved in community service visit this site:
Guyer High School Pals
The Guyer High School PALs (Peer Assistant Leadership) program is up and running for the 2019-2020 school year and we, again, have a FANTASTIC group at Blanton!
The PALs are junior and senior students at Guyer High School who positively represent their school and strive to be a positive influence in the lives of others. They have demonstrated the potential to be great listeners, and are trustworthy, empathetic, caring, and responsible.
The program is based on the belief that students can make a significant change in the lives of others by helping other students to have a more optimistic outlook and therefore make a definite impact on our district and community. PAL students will provide both individual and group support to help others make informed and responsible decisions, improve behavior and school attendance, and most importantly provide a listening ear.
The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities. We think it is important to recognize and celebrate the importance of the arts in our students' lives”
On September 13th we celebrated International Dot Day inspired by the book “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds. Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. In art students will discuss their different strengths and how they will
leave their “Dot” or their positive mark on the world. Dot Day was celebrated all week
throughout the school.
Parent Connection - Student-Led Conferences
Our next Parent Connection meeting will be on Monday, September 23rd from 8:00-8:45am in the cafeteria. We will cover student-led conferences and what you can expect to see from your student.
Click HERE to RSVP
Lantana Cub Scout Pack 802 Bear Den 1
Thank you to our students of the Lantana Cub Scout Pack 802 Bear Den 1 (Third Grade) for helping maintain the area around the school and the outdoor learning center!
Our first Knight's Night will be at Panda Express. Please note that for this event, you will either need to show them the digital flyer (below) or a paper flyer. Panda Express is generously donating 20% of all sales from people who show the flyer to our school. Please share the flyer with friends, neighbors, and family members who are might be able to participate at the Flower Mound Panda Express.
Please Join Blanton in this years Stream Clean!
You can make a difference in our community by volunteering for Stream Clean, an annual event that improves the appearance of our city and impacts our quality of life by targeting specific waterways in and around Denton. When litter makes its way into our storm drains and drainage ditches, it doesn't stop there - it ends up in our lakes, streams, and rivers.
Please view the link below and print out a waiver for you and your child. Please return these to Mrs. Gray NO LATER THAN September 18th. Parents MUST be present during the entire activity and must have a waiver to participate. Mrs. Gray will pick up shirts and pass them out prior to October 5th.
There are lots of ways to make a difference in the Denton area. Here are some options for community service and volunteering options.
No Parking at Madison and Juniper Entrances
Visit blantonpta.org often to get all the latest information on what’s going on with Blanton PTA!
1) Yearbooks are on sale now! This is the lowest price you’ll get all year so be sure to order today, September 13th, before the price increases. We also have a new app to upload photos for the yearbook. Links for purchases and the app are both located on the PTA website. If you have any additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) PTA Meeting and Watch DOGS Kickoff
Calling all dads! Come with your students to the Watch DOG Kickoff pizza party on Thursday Sep. 19 at 6PM to hear about the Watch D.O.G.S. program and some improvements being made this year. You can also enjoy a fun pizza dinner with your kiddos! Please note, Watch DOGS registration this year will only be available to those with COMPLETED background checks. Please visit https://www.dentonisd.org/volunteer, to complete your background check today! Once completed (turnaround this week has been 1-2 days), please email the confirmation to email@example.com. Information on signing up for a Watch D.O.G.S. day will be discussed during the Kickoff meeting.
3) If you haven’t done it already… Join the PTA! The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help our school. By joining PTA you also get access to the PTA Facebook group where you get lots of great information and timely news about what’s happening at Blanton! We also have an online student directory coming soon for PTA members! More details soon.
Please Support Blanton Elementary (see flyer below)
Sept. 15 ~ Deadline to order a Yearbook
Sept. 18 ~ "Dress Like a Pirate" Day
Sept. 18 ~ Pirate Musical
Sept. 19 ~ PTA Meeting and Watch DOG Pizza Night 6:00 p.m. in Cafeteria
Sept. 23 ~ Parent Connection 8:00 a.m. ~ "Student Led Conferences"
Sept. 24 ~ EXPO Information Meeting 5:30-6:30
Oct. 7 ~ Wear "Blue" for World Bullying Prevention Day
Oct. 9 ~ Fall Pictures
Oct. 11 ~ Student Led Conferences
Oct. 11 ~ Report Cards available in Home Access Center
Oct. 14 ~ No School for students (PLC Day for teachers)