Knights in the Know
October 4, 2019
Our students are making great progress this first quarter of school. As we confer with them about their strengths and their next steps, we are impressed. Through the conferring process with peers and teachers, our students are learning to take more ownership of their learning and track their journey.
Next Friday, Blanton will host Student-Led Conferences throughout the day. Our students are winding up this first quarter and are excited to share their learning with you on October 11th. We look forward to seeing you and your child throughout the day. As a reminder, students are not in school for the whole day, just the time they come for the student-led conference.
Results of Walk/Ride Bike to School Day
We had a total of 236 students who walked or biked to school which is 49% of our enrollment. Grade level winners were:
Kindergarten ~ Mrs. Woodfin's Class
1st Grade ~ Mrs. Argo's Class
2nd Grade ~ Mrs. Alexander's Class
3rd Grade ~ Mrs. Gray's Class
4th Grade ~ Mrs. Galvin's Class
5th Grade ~ Mrs. Johnston's Class
Reflections Contest 2019-2020
We are proud to launch our Reflections Program at Blanton for the 2019-2020 school year! With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
This year, the theme will be “Look Within”, and all entries must be created specifically to support this theme. Students can enter any or all of the six art categories. Students may also submit multiple entries within a single arts category.
*To be eligible, one person from the student’s household must be a current member of the Blanton PTA. For a full eligibility description, information on rules, and student entry forms, please visit txpta.org. Entries may be submitted to Ms. Valenta no later than October 31st! Additional questions may be sent to Nicole Marenic at email@example.com.
Thank You, Watch DOGS!
Oct. 7 ~ Wear "Blue" for World Bullying Prevention Day
Oct. 9 ~ Fall Pictures
Oct. 11 ~ Student Led Conferences
Oct. 11 ~ Report Cards available in Home Access Center
Oct. 14 ~ No School for students (PLC Day for teachers)
Oct. 17 ~ 4th Grade field trip to Austin
Oct. 21 ~ Knights' Night at Chipotle
Oct. 21-Nov. 1 ~ C'Motion in PE
Oct. 24 ~ PTA Meeting in Cafeteria 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 ~ C'Motion for families in the gym at 6:00
Oct. 30 ~ 4th Grade field trip to Clear Creek
Oct. 31 ~ Reflections Contest entries due to Ms. Valenta
Nov. 2 ~ UNITE at Harpool field and behind Blanton 2-6 p.m.
Nov. 7 ~ EXPO Family Game Night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cafeteria
Nov. 12 ~ Parent Communication: Intervention and Enrichment 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Nov. 15 ~ Mother/Son Night
Nov. 20 ~ Makeup Pictures
Nov. 25-29 ~ Thanksgiving Break