Knights in the Know

February 28, 2020

Kids Heart Challenge

There are just a few hours left for donations to be made to the Kids' Heart Challenge. Mrs. Dorrell and our students set a goal of raising $17,500 this year. So far this year, your generosity has put our total to $19,249.07. WOW!!! So much good will be done with this donation.

Our official slime day is March 20th!! We are looking forward to it!

Student Spotlight ~ OAKE Students

Six students selected to participate in the OAKE National Honor Choir were recognized by the school board on Tuesday February 25th. These students are traveling to Portland, OR March 4th - 7th to participate in rehearsals for the OAKE 2020 national children's chorus. The students have worked very hard on their music and we are proud of them representing Blanton, Lantana and Texas. Pictured - Megan Gorman, Madoline Haddon, Amelia Coker, Isabella Walker, Trevor Rennels, Olivia Johnston
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Blanton Honor Choir Sings in District Concert

Ten students from Blanton Elementary who were selected to participate in Denton ISD 5th grade Honor Choir performed their concert alongside schools from all over Denton ISD on Friday February 21st. Students in top row - pictured from left to right: Megan Gorman, Natalee Haverland, Olivia Johnston. 2nd Row - Amelia Coker, Matilyn Callender, Isabella Walker. 1st Row - Madoline Haddon, Trevor Rennels, Iris Hofmann, Kennedy May. We are very proud of our students who represent Blanton at Denton ISD's 5th Grade Honor choir.
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District Reflections Contest Awards

This year's Reflections Theme was "Look Within". This week Blanton's District winners were honored. Congratulations to Maddie Haddon, Megan Gorman, and Logan Smith. Two of our students have gone on to the state level of judging: Maddie Haddon and Carson Stone.
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February Staff Member of the Month ~ Mrs. Krutka

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Teacher Appreciation Week ~ March 2-6

Our Blanton staff look forward to serving your children each day. Our goal is to help all children make a year's growth academically, socially, and emotionally. Building relationships with students and families is so important for this goal to be achieved.

With this in mind, the Blanton PTA invites you and your students to honor our teachers and staff next week during Appreciation Week. This year's theme is "You're a Star". Each day, PTA has suggested a way that your children can show appreciation for their teachers. We are including that below for your reference.
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Thank You, Watch DOGS!

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The Blanton Elementary PTA is kicking off its annual flagship fundraising event, The 12th Annual Blanton Fun Run, to be held this year on March 27, 2020.

This fundraiser consists of an all-day event that promotes physical activity and encourages school spirit in children, family members, staff and faculty of Blanton. The children in grades Kindergarten through 5th will walk/run for 20 minutes to raise money via individual donors. We do flat dollar amount donations, we will not do per lap pledges. Donations can be made online or in the form of cash or check.

This year for online donations, we are trying something new! Online donations can easily be made by family and friends with our new pledge system, 99Pledges. Each student will have their own donation page where they can track donations and easily send their link to family & friends via email and other social media channels. For online donations visit:

Simply search by first name to find your student’s pledge page. You do not need to log in or change anything, simply make a donation for whatever you can and share your student’s link with friends and family.

Spirt signs and Shout-outs will also be available for purchase by parents and guests. All money from shout-outs and spirit sign purchases will count toward your student’s final donation amount. For Shout-outs, simply pledge $25.00 or more and enter your shout out in the comments section at Check Out. For individual donations $75.00 or more you may show your receipt in the front office to receive your blank spirit sign that you can then decorate for your student. Spirit signs to be displayed around the track on the day of the Fun Run. Spirit Signs are due back into the office by 3:30pm March, 26th.

On March 6th, a pledge envelope will be sent home with your student(s) to collect any cash and/or check donations. Cash and Check donations are due by Thursday, March 26th to count toward individual student awards. Online pledging will close at 11:59pm on March 26th.

If every student collected: $20, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $10,000

If every student collected: $25, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $12,500

If every student collected: $50, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $25,000

If every student collected: $25, Blanton PTA would raise approx.: $50,000

Fun Run Class Run-Schedule

Come and cheer on your Blanton student in the rear of the school (park in the front)

Kindergarten 8:30-9:15

1st grade 9:20-10:05

2nd grade 10:10-10:55

3rd grade 11:00-11:45

4th grade 11:50-12:35

5th grade 12:40-1:25

This is our primary fundraiser for the year, we do not sell candy, wrapping paper, etc. door to door. Please consider donating as money will directly benefit your student at Blanton Elementary!

THANK YOU for your support of Blanton Elementary and its PTA!

March Menu

Upcoming Events

Mar. 2-6 ~ Teacher Appreciation Week

Mar. 3 ~ EXPO STEM Night in Cafeteria

Mar. 4-5 ~ Tae Kwon Do in PE

Mar. 6 ~ End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 9-13 ~ Spring Break

Mar. 16 ~ No School for Students

Mar. 18 ~ Report Cards available in HAC

Mar. 23-27 ~ Spring Book Fair