Knights in the Know

December 6, 2019

Blanton Choir Performances

This week the Blanton Squire Choir performed during their annual Nursing Home Tour. These special performances are appreciated by the residents of the nursing homes visited. Our students can see the joy they bring as they sing holiday songs. We appreciate the Squire Choir, Mr. Miranda and our chaperones for their efforts to make this traditional tour special for all.

Tonight is the Denton Tree Lighting. Our choir and ocarina groups will be performing in Denton. The Order of the Ocarina will be in the Courthouse on the Square at 6:30 and the Squire Choir will be in front of the Bayless Selby House at 7:00. We know both groups will provide great music for all to hear.

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Student Spotlight

Ethan Franke (4th Grade) and Claire Crull (5th Grade) were honored this week at the DISD Adopt-a-School Young Writers Ceremony in Denton. Both of these students received 1st place at the campus level for their respective grade levels.

Ethan and Claire also received district honors. Ethan's essay placed 4th overall and Claire's essay placed 2nd in their respective grade levels.

We are proud of their efforts as they wrote from the heart for the Kindness Rocks theme.

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Mission Moms

Blanton will continue to collect food items for Mission Moms. These food items will help to provide meals for 575 local, deserving families across the districts.

If you would like to help as we partner with Mission Moms this holiday season, please send any of the following items with your child, December 4th – 13th.

We will have labeled collection bins at the end of each grade level hallway.

Boxed Mashed Potatoes

Cornbread/Stuffing Mix

Canned Fruit

Boxed Desserts

Canned Corn

Canned Green Beans

Please contact Stacey Gow at if you have any questions.

'Tis the Season to be Reading!

We are so excited to have a bonus book fair this year! It will be open during special hours starting December 16 and it will be Buy One Get One FREE! This is a books only, not-for-profit fair. We hope it helps us all enjoy the wonderful gift of reading!

If you’re interested in the eWallet option for payment, please follow THIS LINK and set it up for your student.

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Watch DOGS This Week

Sadie's Sleigh Drop Off at Blanton

We are so excited to partner once again with the Sadie Keller Foundation during this special time of year. Sadie’s vision last year was to collect 10,000 toys for the brave cancer fighters in the hospital over the holidays. Last year, Sadie surpassed her goal by collecting more than 12,000 toys with the support of friends, family, our amazing community, and businesses around the area. With your help, Sadie hopes to collect even more toys this year. Sharing the magic of the holiday season positively impacts the lives of those affected by cancer and is a goal dear to Sadie’s heart.

Our school will support Sadie’s Sleigh by collecting new unwrapped toys now through December 13th. A collection box will be available at the front office and in some of our hallways.

Please help Sadie today by donating a new unwrapped toy!

Additionally, the Sadie Keller Foundation would like to invite you and your family to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th at the Harpool Middle School Cafeteria. Details will be posted soon on the Sadie Keller Foundation Facebook page and promoted throughout Lantana.

To learn more about Sadie and her foundation, please visit

Thank you for your support!

Staff Strengths Spotlight

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Upcoming Events

Dec. 6 ~ Holiday Tree Lighting in Denton; Choir and Ocarina groups perform

Dec. 9 ~ EXPO Data Date Night in Cafeteria 6:00

Dec. 9-13 ~ EXCITE in PE

Dec. 11-13 ~ 5th grade field trip to Camp Grady Spruce

Dec. 13 ~ 3rd grade field trip to TWU for the Nutcracker

Dec. 16-18 ~ BOGO Book Fair (not for profit)

Dec. 17 ~ Holiday parties for all grade levels

Dec. 17 ~ Winter Musical performance 6:00

Dec. 18 and 19 ~ Early Release at noon each day

Dec. 20-Jan. 6 ~ Winter Break for students

Jan. 7 ~ School resumes for second semester

Jan. 7 ~ Report Cards available in HAC for Quarter 2

Jan. 8 ~ Parent Communication Meeting

Jan. 13 ~ Donuts with Dad 7:00 in Cafeteria sponsored by PTA

Jan. 20 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Jan. 23 ~ PTA Meeting 6:00 in Cafeteria