Blanche Sprentz Newsletter

October 10, 2022

BSE Staff Photo - Fall 2022

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Principal's Update


  • Attendance Matters - Please allow plenty of time to arrive to school ON TIME
    8:00 AM - Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten
    8:15 AM - Grades 1-5
  • 2:45 PM Dismissal - M, T, W, F
  • 1:15 PM Dismissal on Thursdays
  • Please do not use the front loop for dropping off/picking up. This is a designated Bus and After School Care Loop only.
  • Every Friday is School Spirit Day - Wear BSE gear OR redTK & K Families - Mark Your Calendars for All-Early Days: 10/14/22, & 10/31/22
  • SAVE THE DATE: December 15, 2022 - Evening Starstruck Student Dance Performance

PTO Announcements

  • DINE & DONATE this Wednesday 10/12 at JIMBOYS- make sure to mention you're there for Blanche Sprentz or show your flyer. Take your food home or meet us at ED Mitchell Park (Right behind Blanche) to eat with your friends!
  • SPOOKY SPRENTZ is coming up on Friday, October 28th from 5:00-7:00pm! Wear your family friendly costumes and join the fun at our carnival-style event! Meals (pizza, fruit, and water) will be available for free to students. Adults and additional family members can purchase meal tickets for $5. Don't wait in line! Purchase meal tickets in advance here:
  • Upcoming DINE & DONATE- Wednesday November 9th CRUMBL Cookies. Don't forget to mention your there for Blanche Sprentz or show your flyer!
  • You can purchase Spirit Wear for your child (or yourself) here:
    Orders will be delivered to your child's class within 7 days.
  • Join us at our next meeting October 19th (the 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 7:00 in room 6 and on Zoom.
  • Las reuniones de PTO seran cada tercer Miercoles del mes. Interpretacion en Español disponsible, solo por peticion. Contacta a Veronica Pesavento (916)913-9300.
  • Join the PTO here:
  • Follow along with us online:
  • 1. Website:
    2. Facebook:
    3. Instagram:

Thank you for your support and partnership!

Jenna Schuette, Principal

A Focus on Learning

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BSE School Goals

Blanche Sprentz has three site goals for the 2022-2023 school year:

  1. Increase Student Math Proficiency by 5% on the Renaissance Diagnostic
  2. Increase Cultural Awareness Proficiency Among Students, Staff, and Families
  3. Increase Student Proficiency in Grit by Setting Long-term Goals in Academics & Activities

Families Support School Goals By:

  • Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts at home
  • Play games with cards, dice, counting
  • Practice measurement with kitchen tools, rulers, measuring tape
  • Share your family heritage and traditions with others
  • Support your student's family heritage projects at school
  • Follow our monthly Heritage Awareness activities and resources
  • Set and Track Reading and Step Count Goals with Students

Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers to help with the Mileage Club during recesses. Email Kandice White at to get started.

Everyone is Welcome at Blanche Sprentz Elementary!

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Can you help a 5th grader attend Sly Park Environmental Camp this year?

Each 5th grade student is invited to attend a 5-day field trip experience to Sly Park Environmental Camp. The cost for each student is $250 or $50/day. If you would be willing to sponsor a student's trip or sponsor a day, please call or email Mary Anne Reed at 916-294-9110 or
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Help Make Arrival/Dismissal Safe

2022 Fire Prevention Poster or Video Contest

Student Submissions DUE October 21, 2022

Students can submit a 1-3 minute video OR an 8.5 x 11 poster. Posters and videos should promote the Fire Prevention Week theme: Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.

Mark Your Calendar!

Blake Brandes Assembly Friday 10/14/22!

8:45 AM- TK through 1st Grades

9:30 AM - 2nd through 5th Grades

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Thursday, November 17th is PIcture Make-Ups Day

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The Calming Corner ~ Social-Emotional and Community Supports

FREE In-Home Behavior Support ~ Sign Up Right Away

The COVID-19 relief/trauma funding that UC Davis received to provide PC-CARE supports to parents of 2- to 10-year-olds with intense behavior needs ends on 12/31. October is our last chance to refer families (or have families self-refer). If your student is struggling to make pro-social behavioral choices at home or in school, please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for free, in-home, 1:1 intensive parenting and behavior modification support. You can contact the PC-CARE team directly at 916-346-2910 or via email: and they will connect you with services or you can contact your school office.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' Screen Time Guidelines

Internet and cell phone addiction in youth

Kelly Richardson, Marriage and Family Therapist, spoke on dangers our youth face with electronic media and how internet addiction affects our children.

To view the recorded presentation from May 2022 in its entirety, please click HERE

You can enable closed captioning in both English and Spanish

Links below were also provided at the May presentation, providing information and resources parents can use for keeping their children safe online.

Child readiness for cellphone chart

Guide to Snapchat 2021

How to Really Prevent Screen Addiction

Keeping Children Safe on the Internet - Services and Devices

Parents Guide to Snapchat QR codes for Internet Safety Links

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Attendance Matters!

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No Food Sharing School Policy

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Non-Edible Birthday Items Encouraged

Due to several students will severe allergies, as well as for equity, all food items, including birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream are not allowed to be shared with classes at school. IF you would like to celebrate your student's birthday at school, consider sending non-edible items such as pencils, erasers, etc., for teachers to send home with the class. PLEASE communicate with your student's teacher about plans to bring in non-edible items to recognize a birthday. Thank you for your cooperation and partnership.
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Parent Teacher Organization Display Board

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Our campus will be under construction from June 2022 through June 2023!

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