Blanche Dodd Bobcat News

November 2018

Blanche Dodd Intermediate Mission Statement

It is our mission to educate each child through the use of quality instruction and positive relationships. We will strive to motivate each student to discover their unlimited potential and have a positive impact on their community.

Message from our Principal

Greetings Bobcat Families!

October was packed with fun and learning. Our 5th grade students enjoyed a field trip to the Lewisville Lake Outdoor Learning Center where they spent the day observing and learning about native animals in their habits and about the ecosystem that exists there. We received a very nice email from the director of the center saying how impressed she was with our students and their behavior. Way to show off our Dodd Expectations, Bobcats!

The KHS Volleyball team greeted our students on October 18th during our morning assembly. They discussed responsibility and dedication and demonstrated a few of the drills they do each day to refine their skills. The Dodd students love seeing these student athletes!

Red Ribbon Week was a lot of fun and a wonderful week of encouragement. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. From dress up days to a Minute to Win it competition between the Krum PD and the Krum FD, the week was a fun way to celebrate being drug free.

Wishing you a Noteworthy November!

Mrs. Tricia Bolz


Blanche Dodd Intermediate

October ES3 Recipient

Ms. DeDe Campbell, 5th grade teacher

Ms. Campbell is a true team player! She never thinks twice about helping out colleagues in a time of need.

October ES3 Recipient

Ms. Julie Harrison, Secretary

Ms. Harrison has a smile on her face, and she is there to help with anything you need.

October Student ES3 Recipients

Mia Andrus

Mia is a positive student and is always wanting to learn. She is a very hard worker.

October Student ES3 Recipient

Henry Day

Henry has been working extremely hard this year on his school work and his behavior. We're very proud of him for making A's and B’s on his progress report and for getting zero conduct marks.

Character Award Recipients

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KHS Volleyball Players greet Dodd students

Red Ribbon Week

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Family Literacy Night - Tuesday, 11/6, 6:30-7:30

A fun evening for ALL!!

  • Book Walk (win FREE books)
  • Read 20 (with Mrs. Reynolds)
  • Local Author Talk (with Mr. & Mrs. Bolz)
  • Pumpkin Story Book Character judging
  • On-line reading tutorials/games (in the computer lab)
  • Book Fair (in the library)
  • Pop Corn for SALE

Storybook Character Pumpkin Contest Judging during Literacy Night

Our students are encouraged to participate in our annual Storybook Character Pumpkin Contest. Pumpkins can be brought to school on November 5th and 6th. They will be judged during Literacy Night on November 6th.

Counselor's Corner

We are beginning an extra incentive push to build stronger READERS across our campus.

Each month teachers will be selecting students who are showing an amazing effort to improve

their independent reading levels. Students who receive the "Radical Reader" Award, will have

their name announced on morning announcements, get their picture taken,

and get a chance to select a "free" book to take home!

Please be watching for a new informative newsletter coming soon

that will be packed with helpful information that you can do at home. We are calling it - READ20

Research shows that reading 20 minutes per day will help your child build better self-confidence

and equip them for greater overall success. Please encourage your child to READ 20 minutes at least 5 out 7

days a week for optimal growth.

We invite you to come and hear more about today's reading RIGOR in school at our upcoming

Dodd Literacy Night on November 6th, 6:30-7:30. Please drop by the Guidance Room for more information.

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Community Volunteers Making a Difference at Dodd -Appleseed Readers

The Appleseed Readers Club is off to a great start this year! Community members from First United Methodist Church coordinate with our own Mrs. Juarez to come together each year as Mentors of select students. Brenda Carrell, Beverly Barber, Vicky Whitmer, Jane Moynagh, Becky Kennedy, Charlotte Guest, Violet Williamson, Bonny Coffen, Tim Jones, Jamie Whitmer, and Jane Daughetee meet weekly after school with their students to read, write, and build positive relationships.

They have met four times and accomplished getting to know each other, had two reading sessions, and participated in a special time with UNT JETS and TAMS students.

A big thank you to Jane Daughetee the creator and lead volunteer for Appleseed Readers! Our students receive such an amazing benefit from this collaborative effort.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Please use the button below to sign-up for a day(s) to volunteer as a Watch DOG at Blanche Dodd Intermediate. Don't forget to do your background check for this school year as well. You can fill one out online off of the Krum ISD website. This background check will need to be processed before we can set you up a schedule to volunteer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anyon Coon (Watch DOGs coordinator) at

We look forward to having you as a Watch DOG on our campus!

Nov 5-9 Book Fair

Nov 6 Literacy Night 6:30-7:30

Nov 9 Veteran’s Day Program

Nov 12-16 Food Drive (House competition)

Nov 13 PTO meeting 6:00 @ EEC

Nov 14 KISD School Board meeting 6:30 @ KISD Administration Building

Nov 16 Turkey Trot

Nov 19-23 Fall Break

Nov 26-Dec14 Pet Supply Drive by NEHS

Nov 30 Krum Education Foundation Gala

Nov 30 Progress Reports

Dec 3 -7 Santa Store

Dec 5 Picture retakes

Dec 10 Dodd Choir Concert @ PAC

Dec 11 PTO meeting 6:00 @ Dyer

Dec 12 KISD School Board meeting 6:30 @ KISD Administration Building

Dec 12 End of 9 Week Assessments Reading & Science

Dec 13 End of 9 Week Assessments Math & Social Studies

Dec 14 End of 9 Week Assessments Spanish Reading (Dual Language Classes)

Dec 20 1st Semester Awards

Dec 20 Class Parties 2:30-3:15

Dec 21 Grinch Day - Wear your best Grinch costume/clothes or other Dr. Seuss Character

Dec 21 Early dismissal 11:55

Krum Youth Basketball Registration for Boys and Girls

Krum Youth Basketball Program 2nd – 6th Grade Boys and Girls

Information and Registration available online at

Registration now open and ends 11/5/18

Bobcat Expectations

Pride - in our community, our school, and ourselves

Attitude - positive, respectful

Wise Choices - whenever someone is watching and when no one is watching

Safety - healthy, safe choices