Blanche Dodd Bobcat News

November 2022

A Message from Mrs. Bolz

Thanksgiving is nearing, and it's a perfect opportunity to talk about the things for which we are thankful. I'm grateful for so many things in my life. I'm thankful for my health, my family, for pumpkin spice anything, and I'm grateful to have a career that I love! In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Take time this month to sit with your children and make a list of the things you are most thankful for. The list doesn't have to be long, although, once you begin talking about it, your list may be longer than you expect.

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

Homecoming Spirit Week and Red Ribbon Week 2022

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Upcoming November Events

Oct 31 Book Character Parade

Oct 31-Nov 4 Book Fair

Nov 1 Family Science Night 6:00-7:00

Nov 2 Picture retakes

Nov 4 4th & 5th grade students walk to KHS for pep rally 9:40-10:30

Nov 4 House meeting - character trait responsibility 2:15-3:15

Nov 7 3rd grade guidance with Mrs. Roesler

Nov 8 2nd grade guidance with Mrs. Roesler

Nov 9 5th grade guidance with Mrs. Roesler

Nov 10 4th grade guidance with Mrs. Roesler

Nov 11 Veteran's Day program at Bobcat Stadium

Nov 11 Early release 11:55

Nov 15 2nd grade performance and PTO meeting 6:00

Nov 18 Professor Brainius Assembly 9:15-10:15

Nov 18 Turkey Trot 1:15-2:30

Respect: Being considerate and honoring the feelings, opinions, and property of others.

The second pillar of character that students learn about is respect. 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 respectful. Praise them when you notice them using the character trait. See if they can identify when they see you modeling the character trait.

We celebrated these very respectful students (pictured below) at our morning assembly on Friday (10/28).

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All Dodd students will attend the Veterans' Day of Remembrance Program on Friday, November 11th. Students and staff will walk to Bobcat Stadium and sit in the stands for the event. We will honor the men and women who have served our country as well as the fallen heroes who have given their lives for our freedom. The presentation will consist of a guest speaker and performances by select student groups and organizations. Dodd 5th grade students will sing a patriotic song as their contribution to the program.

There will be reserved seating on the field for any veteran that can attend. We want to honor your service, and hope you can join us! *Assistance will be provided at the stadium to those who need it.

Please send warm clothes for your child as we will be sitting outside for approximately 1.5 hours.


Dodd Elementary will have their annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 18th to continue the implementation of our health curriculum CATCH.

We are inviting all parents and community members to TROT on over to Dodd and walk/jog our course with your child to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The start line will begin in the parking lot on the west side of Dodd. Sign in outside the west doors by the parking lot if you are planning to run the course. Please park in the visitor’s parking lot (gravel lot) across from Dodd. The finish line will be the same as in years past (the back gate to our playground area).

If you have any questions, please call or email Daniel Gale, 940-482-2603 ext4036.


The Christmas Angel Tree program is an opportunity for the Dodd community to receive help or give help! If you are in need of assistance or would like to provide for the needs of others, read the information below.
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Blanche Dodd Elementary "Six Houses, One Family"

It is our mission to educate each child through the use of quality instruction and positive relationships. We will strive to motivate each student to discover their unlimited potential and have a positive impact on their community.

Tricia Bolz, Principal

Lisa Mayfield, Asst. Principal

Amy Roesler, Counselor