Blanche Dodd Bobcat News

September 2022

A Message from Mrs. Bolz

Cooler weather is just around the corner and football season is in full swing. That means it must be SEPTEMBER! We just completed our first three week grading period, and individual progress reports will come home on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. Please review your child's grades, and if you have questions or concerns, reach out to their teachers to discuss. We want to partner with you to ensure your child's academic, emotional, and behavioral success. We're off to a great start, and anticipate nothing but great things from our students and staff this year!

Tricia Bolz


Dodd House Sorting August 26th

Parent Info Night and Hot Dog Supper September 1st

Upcoming Events

Sept 20 School pictures (individual)

Sept 26 GT parent meeting @ admin building 6:00

Sept 27 Watch DOGS kick off @ EEC 6:00-7:00

Sept 30 7:30 a.m. House assembly & character awards

Sept 30 Athletes for Literacy - KHS football players visit Dodd

Oct 3 Fire Safety Week

Oct 3 Parent/Teacher GT nominations

Oct 3 Custodian Appreciation Day

Oct 3 Progress reports home

Oct 6 End of first grading period

Oct 6 House meeting 2:15-3:00 (Respect)

Oct 7-10 Student holiday (NO SCHOOL)

Oct 12 KISD Board Meeting 6:30

Oct 12 3rd grade field trip to the Myerson

Oct 13 Report cards go home

Oct 14 First quarter house leader celebration

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Krum ISD Gifted and Talented Nomination Parent Information Meeting

Where: Krum ISD Administration Building

1200 Bobcat Blvd

Krum, TX 76249

Date: Monday, September 26, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Dónde: Edificio de administración de Krum sala del consejo escolar

1200 Bobcat Blvd.

Krum, TX 76249

Fecha: lunes, septiembre 26, 20222

Hora: 6:00 pm

Water bottles are expected to arrive by September 26th and will be delivered to your child.

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Family Pizza Night and Watch DOGS kick off

Family Pizza Night!

Tuesday, September 27th


Krum EEC Cafeteria

Bring the family for FREE pizza and drinks and learn how you can get involved with your child’s education. We will have our PTO here to speak, hear from the Education Foundation, and will learn all about our Watch D.O.G.S.® program. Come and learn about all the ways that you can be involved and help! The Watch D.O.G.S.® program is for EEC, Dyer, and Dodd schools. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program across America which helps students be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least part of one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model for our students.

We hope to see you there!

A Message from Mrs. Mayfield

Our school year is off to a great start! We can’t get over how much the kids have grown over the summer. With growth comes outgrowing clothing! Our NEHS students gave a ‘fashion show’ demonstrating what is school appropriate and what is not. Here is a review of what was covered with the students:

  • Hair color - Student hair must be a natural color. Temporary (spray-on) coloring can be used for house days only and must be easily washed out.

  • Shorts - Shorts must be fingertip length with relaxed shoulders.

  • Shirts - Shirt straps must be three-fingers width. Mid-drifts / Crop tops are not allowed.

  • Leggings - Leggings may be worn with a shirt that is long enough to cover the buttocks.

  • No muscle shirts or shirts with oversized arm holes.

  • Jeans with holes - The holes must be fingertip length or below OR something worn underneath to cover the holes.

Thank you so much for helping maintain a positive learning environment and preventing distractions.

Lisa Mayfield

Assistant Principal

The Counselor’s Corner

Hello Dodd Bobcats!

Group Counseling

Whether you need to talk one-on-one, or you would like to participate in group counseling, I am here for you. Group Counseling begins this month and includes a divorce group, grief group, anxiety group, and friendship group. Parents/Guardians- if you did not turn in a consent form and would like your student to participate, please email me to request a form.


For the month of September, I will be making my way to classrooms and giving character lessons on Trustworthiness. They will learn that being trustworthy means doing the right thing when no one is looking, telling the truth, and following directions. We will also discuss how to identify and cope with feelings! Students will be given a feelings thermometer that helps them look at ways to identify emotions and appropriate strategies to cope with those emotions.

Gifted/Talented Program Information

Are you interested in learning more information about the GT program?

Krum Independent School District offers specific programs for students who have special needs and abilities. Criteria, both qualitative and quantitative measures, are used to assess students who perform at remarkably high levels of accomplishment relative to age peers. The program serves approximately 3-5% of the student population.

Placement in the program is based upon the unique needs of nominated students who are identified through the use of multiple criteria. Data collected and reviewed may include, but is not limited to, the following: intelligence tests, achievement tests, creativity evaluations, and parent and teacher surveys. Parents will be notified of evaluation results and placement options. If you are interested in nominating your child, More information will be coming soon during our GT Parent Meeting set for Monday, September 26th at 6 pm. Here are some characteristics that are common but not universal of a GT individual:

  • Shows superior abilities to reason, generalize or problem solve.

  • Shows persistent intellectual curiosity.

  • Has a wide range of interests; develops one or more interests to considerable depth.

  • Produces superior written work or has a large vocabulary.

  • Reads avidly.

  • Learns quickly and retains what is learned.

  • Grasps mathematical or scientific concepts readily.

  • Shows creative ability or imaginative expression in the arts.

  • Sustains concentration for lengthy periods on topics or activities of interest.

  • Sets high standards for self.

  • Shows initiative, originality, or flexibility in thinking; considers problems from a number of viewpoints.

  • Observes keenly and is responsive to new ideas.

  • Shows social poise or an ability to communicate with adults in a mature way.

  • Enjoys intellectual challenge; shows an alert and subtle sense of humor.

We are off to a great school year, and I am so excited to be your Blanche Dodd Elementary School Counselor! Don’t forget that parents and students can visit my school website, complete a request form, and we can set up a time to meet if ever the need arises.

Mrs. Roesler



Cafeteria Account Balances

Beginning this school year, cafeteria meals are no longer free. Free meals was a service through the state as we made it through the pandemic. Student account balances are important. Your child will be allowed to charge up to 4 days of meals both breakfast and lunch which would equal $28.00. If your child's account reaches $28.00 worth of charges,

they will be provided an alternative meal. The alternate meal is a PBJ sandwich (which is crustless with sun butter instead of peanut butter) and a choice of fruit and milk.

Negative balance notes will be sent home with students on Fridays. Phone call reminders will be made on Fridays with a reminder call on Sunday to add sufficient funds to your child's account by sending a check made payable to KRUM ISD with your child's name in the memo line. You can also make payments online by visiting Detailed instructions on how to use this service can be found on the Krum ISD website by visiting

Blanche Dodd Elementary

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.

Tricia Bolz, Principal

Lisa Mayfield, Asst. Principal

Amy Roesler, Counselor