Knights in the Know
August 30, 2019
A Day in the Life of a Blanton Knight
Dismissal for Walkers
We would like to remind parents who are parking at the entrance of Madison and Jupiter, that those areas are a no parking zone. We encourage parents who are driving to meet their walkers, that you do so at the park where there is more parking. Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors to those who live in the Madison and Jupiter neighborhoods.
EXPO Information Meeting - Tuesday, September 24th
This meeting is for parents who are interested in learning more about the EXPO program and want more information. Topics to be discussed include: What is EXPO? What is there referral process? How do I properly complete the forms? And, many more!
The meeting will be held in the Blanton Library from 5:30-6:30.
We encourage you to visit Mrs. Turner's website for more information. Parent packets are also available on campus across from the library.
The application can be found at www.dentonisd.org/volunteer.
Counselor's Corner ~ "Be the Nice Kid" Shirts
We are excited to once again promote kindness throughout our school and community with our “Be the Nice Kid” t-shirts!
T-shirts can be ordered online starting today, August 29th through September 26th. These special shirts are offered in child and adult sizes so go ahead and order one for the whole family! We hope to see our hallways and community filled with this message of kindness.
T-shirts will be delivered to Blanton and sent home with your student in early October.
Please click the link to place your order. https://beta.inksoft.com/blanton_elementary/shop/home
Have a great day!
Blanton School Counselor
Fall Book Fair
Cool down with the Arctic Adventure Book Fair! There’s SNOW much to read!
Our fall book fair is September 9-13. Monday will be a preview day and then each class has a scheduled time to purchase later in the week. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 10, we will open at 7:15 and close at 2:50. Thursday we will be open for two special events, during Grandparents Breakfast and from 5-6 pm, which is just before “A Day in the Life of a Knight”. Friday we will close at 10:00 am.
eWallet: Another option for payment at the fair. Set up an account and you don’t have to send cash or check!
Volunteer Sign-Up: We could not do the book fair without our AMAZING volunteers. THANK YOU so much for supporting Blanton’s book fair!
Class Schedule: Preview Day on Monday and purchase time later in week
Book Flier: a preview of books that will be at the book fair
Book fair webpage: This page has a link to our online fair, which will open on September 1. Books purchased there will ship to your house and still benefit Blanton!
Grandparent's Day - Thursday, September 12th
Students and their grandparents will have breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:00 a.m. When they are finished they are able to go look at books in the Book Fair which is also that week. Grandparents are welcome to walk their grandchildren to class on this day beginning at 7:30 to say their goodbyes.
RSVP for Breakfast with Grandparents is now open on the PTA website. The event will be on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 AM. Be sure to RSVP for any grandparents and students that will be attending so we will have enough food.
Lunch with your Child
We recognize the value of parent input and open dialogue with our student's parents. Our focus in each of our Parent Connection meetings is to better communicate our vision and action of supporting and growing your child while they are with us as a Blanton Knight. We invite you to be a part of our conversation and build our bridge of communication from school to home.
Please visit our Parent Connection site to learn about the topics and dates for our first semester. We are hopeful that as many as possible will attend.
Today (Friday, Aug. 30) is the last day to purchase Spirit Wear online! T-shirts and hats for parents and students are on sale at blantonpta.org. We have some fun Spirit Wear contests starting in October so stock up today if you need more Blanton gear! Orders will be delivered in mid-September.
Visit blantonpta.org often to get all the latest information on what’s going on with Blanton PTA!
Blanton Yearbook News
We would like to invite all parents to download our new App: ReplayIt
Through this app parents will be able to download photos directly to our yearbook site and specific events, purchase a yearbook, and submit their Yearbook Shout-out.
September 15th is the deadline to order a yearbook at our lowest offered price of $25. These can be ordered by going to www.jostens.com and entering our schools information or ordering directly from our new App. Flyers will be sent home Friday, August 30th."
Sept. 2 ~ Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 9-13 ~ Fall Book Fair (open early and late on Sept. 12)
Sept. 9 ~ Parent Connection 8:00 a.m. ~ "Standards Based Grading"
Sept. 12 ~ Grandparents' Breakfast from PTA 7:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
Sept. 12 ~ "A Day in the Life of a Knight" in classrooms 6:00-7:10 p.m.
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)