Knights in the Know

October 18, 2019

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Parent Connection: Relationship Skills

A person’s skill at promoting and maintaining positive connections with others is critical, especially at this time in your child's development. Relationships are the most important aspect of our lives and influence everything we do day-to-day. Learning the skills necessary to have healthy relationships is important not only for the individual, but also for the classroom, school, and community.


Please join us as Mrs. Gow leads us in a discussion about working with children on relationship skills. If you are able to attend, we would appreciate an RSVP to help us prepare.

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We Need Volunteers

The Blanton PTA is a group of amazing parents and teachers who work together to make our fantastic school even better. There are many volunteer opportunities availbable at this time including Workroom and U-NITE. Please take a moment to check out this link to see how you can serve our school.


SignUp.com | The Easiest Way to Bring People Together

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UNITE - Saturday, November 2nd

UNITE is the Fall Fundraiser for the Blanton Elementary PTA. It’s a super fun event for the whole family, and by participating you help support all the great things the PTA does for Blanton students and staff.

Wristbands and tickets can be purchased through Nov. 1 at blantonpta.org.


Wristbands are $25 and get you UNLIMITED rides, UNLIMITED games, and 3 runs through the Ninja Warrior Course. We will have snacks for sale as well as food trucks to keep everyone fueled up! ALL PRE-SALE FUNDS STAY AT BLANTON, so PLEASE buy your tickets and wristbands by November 1st at blantonpta.org.


Any sales the day of the event are split between the 3 schools (Adkins, Blanton, & EP Rayzor). Wristband prices also go up to $35 the day of the event. Ticket and wristband order forms will be sent home today for those that prefer to pay by cash or check.


Last chance to purchase UNITE T-shirts!
Buy online through midnight, Friday, October 18th at blantonpta.org.


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Mother/Son Laser Tag! - November 15th

It is time for the Blanton Elementary Mother/Son GLOW IN THE DARK laser tag event! The event will be November 15th from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Tickets will be on sale October 18 - November 2 at blantonpta.org.

MATCHING T-SHIRTS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET COST! They will be delivered to you with your laser tag ticket the week of the event.

**This event is for BLANTON STUDENTS ONLY.**
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Community Night of S.T.E.A.M.

We are excitedly planning a STEAM community event that will be led by students. Blanton students in grades 2-5 can play a special part in this event by being in the Friday specials club, STEAM Club, with Ms. Valenta and Ms. Krutka. More information will come about this fun community event, but we are thrilled to start preparing with our students!


If your student is interested in joining the Friday club, please complete the permission form we handed out on Friday, October 18. We will choose clubs on Friday, October 25 and this form must be turned in by then. You can also access it here:


2nd Grade Permission Form


3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Permission Form


*Unfortunately, if your student is in the upcoming musical, this will not be an option as their Friday club.

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Watch DOG ~ Mr. Russell

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Watch DOG ~ Mr. Franke

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Socktober Continues

Thank you for your generous donation so far of 426 pair of socks! Many people benefit from your donations. Our next Crazy Sock Day will be on Monday, Oct. 21st!
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Reflections ~ Look Within

We are proud to launch our Reflections Program at Blanton for the 2019-2020 school year! With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.


This year, the theme will be “Look Within”, and all entries must be created specifically to support this theme. Students can enter any or all of the six art categories. Students may also submit multiple entries within a single arts category.


*To be eligible, one person from the student’s household must be a current member of the Blanton PTA. For a full eligibility description, information on rules, and student entry forms, please visit txpta.org. Entries may be submitted to Ms. Valenta no later than October 31st! Additional questions may be sent to Nicole Marenic at artseducation@blantonpta.org.

Students may explore their creativity through one or more of the following categories: Visual Arts, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, and Photography. The deadline for local submission is October 31, 2019. Entries may be turned in to Ms. Valenta.

C'Motion Family Night

The whole family is invited to experience C'Motion!

What is C'Motion you ask??

It's fitness cleverly disguised as fun!

C'Motion Family Night

Thursday, October 24 - Blanton Cafeteria & Gym

PTA Meeting at 6:00 PM - C'Motion sessions at 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15.

There are only 48 spots for each session so be sure to sign up HERE today!

Your kids will be doing it in PE so come see what all the excitement is about.

C'Motion combines the latest dance steps, hottest music, and freshest gaming technology to motivate students and families to get healthy by getting active.

It's a totally interactive spin on fitness!

Refreshments will be served after each session.

You'll also get to browse some great info on Healthy Living for the family.


The whole family is invited to experience C'Motion!!

October Menu

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 21 ~ Knights' Night at Chipotle

Oct. 21-Nov. 1 ~ C'Motion in PE

Oct. 22 ~ Parent Connection: Relationship Skills at 8:00a.m.

Oct. 24 ~ PTA Meeting in Cafeteria 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 24 ~ C'Motion for families in the gym at 6:00

Oct. 30 ~ 4th Grade field trip to Clear Creek

Oct. 31 ~ Reflections Contest entries due to Ms. Valenta

Nov. 2 ~ UNITE at Harpool field and behind Blanton 2-6 p.m.

Nov. 7 ~ EXPO Family Game Night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cafeteria

Nov. 12 ~ Parent Communication: Intervention and Enrichment 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Nov. 15 ~ Mother/Son Night

Nov. 20 ~ Makeup Pictures

Nov. 25-29 ~ Thanksgiving Break