Knights in the Know

January 24, 2020

Music Students of the Week

Mr. Miranda is proud to announce this week's Students of the Week. These students have accomplished a goal or shown to have mastered a concept.

5th Grade - Ryan Ogletree

Ryan is able to read lines on the Treble clef staff on the spaces independently without the teacher's help. He can also play the Green Belt music on his ocarina.

4th Grade - Jake Rosengren

Jake played the note High C' on his ocarina as part of his learning target. He is able to play the green belt: Hokey Pokey.

3rd Grade - Lauren Patel

Lauren can play the notes A, G and E on her ocarina. She played the 3rd grade green belt "Lucy Locket" by memory.

2nd Grade - Addie Shupper

Addie can play the notes High D' and F on her ocarina. She played the 2nd grade green belt "Apple Tree" by memory

1st Grade - Evan Lee & Charli Beanum

They danced to Bonjour Mes Amis (our greeting song) while singing, doing the motions and said "Thank you for being my partner." These students showed respect and kindness as they shook hands and returned to their spot.

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Blanton Community Service Opportunity

January 13th – 31st Blanton Elementary will be collecting Preschool/Infant Items to benefit DentonISD’s Fred Moore Day Nursery School/Fred More at Gonzales School for Young Children.

At this point in the school year these schools tend to run low on certain items needed for the infants and toddlers that they take care of each day.

We would like to help restock their nursery this year!!!

If you would like to donate, please send the following items with your child to school.

There will be boxes available in the front foyer for drop off.

Diapers- sizes 3-6


Fitted crib sheets

Formula (all kinds)

baby food ( single fruit and veggies)

disposable sippy cups


paint brushes with thick handles

teethers (cold to necklaces)

lotion (unscented)

q tips

cotton balls

Blankets for naptime

Thank you for helping our Blanton Knights learn to serve our community!

Community Night of STEAM

Blanton students and staff will be a part of the Community Night of STEAM on January 28 at the Greater Denton Arts Council. We love the STEAM activities we do and skills we build at Blanton and will have the opportunity to share this with our greater Denton ISD community on this night.

What are the goals?

  • To provide our students a platform to demonstrate their STEAM knowledge and guide others in completing activities and challenges.
  • To allow members from throughout our community to see the fun things that go along with STEAM learning.
  • To provide educators the chance to try out new resources, get inspired, and get connected.
  • To have fun!!!

We have several groups of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who will be leading activities that evening. There are groups from other Denton ISD schools and a TWU group as well! If your student is leading an activity that evening, we will be so excited to see you there! If your student is not leading, we want you and your students to come and join in on the STEAM fun, too! Please see the image below to get more information about this exciting event.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Krutka at

For information about an opportunity for donating to the STEAM resource giveaways for teachers:

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Counselor's Corner ~ Mrs. Gow

Blanton Career Day is coming May 15th!

We are excited to host a fantastic Career Day again this year at Blanton. Because so many of our parents and community members have been willing to volunteer their time each year, we continue to foster some meaningful community, business and family relationships as well as create fun and educational memories for our students. This day has become one of our favorites!

This year our Career Day will be held on Friday May 15th and we are hoping to add even more presenters to provide ample opportunities for student learning as they develop their career interests.

As we begin to create our schedules for this day, we would like to collect some information from those of you who are interested in participating.

If you are interested and are available on this day, please click here to provide us more information as soon as possible and no later than March 4th.

We are excited about getting our community involved with our school through our Career Day events.

Thank you so much for your support!

Stacey Gow M.Ed

EXPO Referrals for Spring

Denton ISD's program for Gifted and Talented students is called EXPO. Gifted and talented students are those who excel consistently or who show the potential to excel in general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude, and creative and productive thinking. These students require educational experiences beyond those normally provided by the regular school program. Students are identified through the use of multiple criteria specified by our district.

The spring semester referral deadline for EXPO is February 13th. Forms are available in the main hallway or on Mrs. Turner's website. We encourage you to contact Mrs. Turner if you have any questions.

Staff Strengths

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Thank You, Watch DOGS!

Keep Denton Beautiful Opportunity

DB's 32nd Annual Great American Cleanup is Saturday, March 21. Please make plans to join us for Denton's largest and longest-running citywide litter cleanup!

Cleanups will begin at 9 a.m. at locations around Denton (Mrs. Gray will let you know where to meet), followed by a volunteer appreciation party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center/Quakertown Park (321 E. McKinney St.).

The volunteer party will feature a free lunch. In addition to lunch, enjoy educational activities, music, kids' bounce houses, and more!

Last year, we had more than 2,400 volunteers register, and cleaned more than 3.5 TONS of trash and recycling from our city's streets, waterways, and public spaces! Help us clean up litter that has accumulated in our community during the winter months. Let's keep Denton clean and free of litter!

*ALL registered volunteers MUST have a completed volunteer release form in order to receive supplies and a t-shirt (first come, first served). Please note that EACH volunteer must complete the release.

Please fill out a Waiver and Return the Release form to Mrs. Gray by March 2nd.

Printable PDF versions are available on the GAC Volunteer Information webpage.

Please see Mrs. Gray (3rd grade) if you need more information.

PTA Meeting Change ~ Social and Emotional Learning

The next General PTA meeting will be Thursday, January 30th at 6PM. (This is a date change from previous communications.) We will have a couple of special presenters speaking about 2 related topics:

1) Social and Emotional Learning: Denton ISD’s Focus on Educating the Whole Child

2) Recognizing and Addressing Stress and Anxiety in Your Child

We look forward to seeing all of our Blanton parents there! (You do not need to be a PTA member to attend.)

Daddy-Daughter Dance

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Save the Date ~ Fun Run is March 27th

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January Menu

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 28 ~ Community Night of STEAM at Greater Denton Arts Council

Jan. 30 ~ PTA Meeting 6:00 in Cafeteria; Social Emotional Learning

Jan. 31 ~ Last day to register for the Daddy-Daughter Dance

Feb. 3-7 ~ Counselor Appreciation Week

Feb. 4 ~ 4th and 5th Parent Strength Training (part 1)

Feb. 6 ~ Jump Rope for Heart begins

Feb. 7 ~ Daddy-Daughter Dance

Feb. 10 ~ 5th Grade Transition Meetings at middle school

Feb. 11 ~ 4th and 5th Parent Strength Training (part 2)

Feb. 11 ~ Spring and Class Pictures

Feb. 13 ~ Deadline for spring EXPO referrals

Feb. 14 ~ Valentine Parties at 2:00 in classrooms

Feb. 17 ~ Student Holiday

Feb. 18 ~ 4th and 5th Parent Strength Training (part 3)

Feb. 21 ~ Honor Choir Performance; 6:15 p.m. at Ryan High School

Feb. 24-28 ~ Musician in Residence

Feb. 27 ~ Ocarina Karate Performances in Cafeteria

Mar. 2-6 ~ Teacher Appreciation Week

Mar. 3 ~ EXPO STEM Night in Cafeteria

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. 4-5 ~ Tae Kwon Do in PE