Blanche Sprentz Newsletter

September 12, 2022

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 and 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 red
  • TK & K Families - Mark Your Calendars for 3 All-Early Days: 9/30/22, 10/14/22, & 10/31/22

PTO Announcements

  • FINAL Popsicle Sale this Friday after School
    Stop by to purchase a popsicle ($1 each) after school this Friday, as we celebrate the final week of summer! TK & Kinder sales will be by the office (for both early and late release). 1-5th sales will be by the back gate. Cash & credit card accepted.
  • Bear Run Friday, September 30th 8am-12pm.
    Our largest fundraiser of the year is underway! Register your kids for online donations here: Click the red "add participant" button to add your child. Donations can also be made by check made payable to "Blanche Sprentz PTO." More information was sent home in red folders last week.
    Email Jen McKinney for more information or to volunteer to help at
  • Mark your calendars for Spooky Sprentz- Friday, October 28th 5:00-7:00pm!
  • 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 September 21st (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
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3rd Grade Teacher, Mrs. Johnson, Shows School Spirit!

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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!

Friday, October 7th is Picture Day

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The Calming Corner ~ Social-Emotional and Community Supports

Mental Health Guidance

Anxiety is anticipation of danger or misfortune, coupled with feelings of stress, worry, and sometimes even physical aches and pains. If you or your child struggle with anxious feelings or worry, turn your attention to your breathing. We often breathe quickly, shallowly, or hold our breath when we are anxious. Here are several different strategies to retrain your breathing in order to lower the stress hormones pumping through your body:

Physiological Sigh (Huberman Lab)

Slow Exhale

Box Breathing


Controlled Breathing


Parenting Supports

Strengthening Families is a 10-week program in which the whole family has an opportunity to learn and practice skills that strengthen bonds, set boundaries, and increase emotional well-being. The program starts September 15th from 5:45-8pm at Cordova Church of Christ in Rancho Cordova. More info in English and Spanish.

For practical guidance on effective communication with your child, how to balance homework and home life, and ideas for how to praise your child, visit our Student Wellness Team's "Caregiver Support 2022" pamphlet in English and Spanish.

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

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.

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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