Knights in the Know

October 4, 2019

Student-Led Conferences

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.
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Results of Walk/Ride Bike to School Day

We are impressed with the number of walkers and bikers we had this week for the National Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day. Not only were students walking or riding their bikes, but many parents were as well! Thank you for participating.

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

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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 Entries may be submitted to Ms. Valenta no later than October 31st! Additional questions may be sent to Nicole Marenic at

Thank You, Watch DOGS!

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October Menu

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Upcoming Events

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