Blanche Sprentz Newsletter

November 10, 2022

BSE TK-5th Grade Parent Survey Link - Due by November 18, 2022

Ms. Pacman & Ghosts Attend the Costume Parade on 10/31/22

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Principal's Update


California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for Parents/Guardians - Click HERE

Parent/Guardian Event: Folsom Library Programs Presentation - 4 PM on 11/15/22

  • Click HERE to join the virtual meeting
  • 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
  • 1:15 PM Dismissal on Thursdays
  • TK & K Families - Mark Your Calendars for All-Early Days: 11/18/22 & 12/16/22
  • Minimum Days for Grades 1-5: 11/14/22-11/18/22, 12/16/22
  • 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
  • SAVE THE DATE: December 15, 2022 - Evening Starstruck Student Dance Performance

PTO Announcements

  • KCRA Kids Can Food Drive- ends today! Thanks to all who contributed to our canned food drive! The winner of the ice cream party will be announced Monday.
  • TOMORROW 11/11-Folsom Veteran's Day Parade- Meet up with fellow Blanche families at 7:30am in the Target parking lot, Spot 37, to walk, ride, or scoot in the Folsom Veteran's Day Parade. We'll be servings coffee and will have decorations available for bikes and scooters. Don't forget to wear your Spirit Wear!
  • The BOOK FAIR is coming up December 5th-December 10th- This is a great opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for children, cousins, family, and friends! Proceeds from our book fairs go right back to Blanche. Volunteer sign-ups went out in last week's Red Bear folders and we still need help. Return the yellow paper to your teacher asap if you are available!
  • New RECESS EQUIPMENT- New basketballs and soccer balls were delivered last week to be used at recess. These funds were available because of the money raised during the Bear Run!
  • 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 November 16th (the 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 7:00 in the Library and on Zoom. * Please note the room change from Room 6 to the Library.
  • 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

No School Friday, November 11th!

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Amazing PTO Event: Spooky Sprentz, 10/28/22


Spooky Sprentz was an incredible event because of all of the planning, preparation, and contributions from our AMAZING PTO and our FAMILIES.

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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COURAGEOUS is November's Character Trait

Courageous people are:

  • not afraid to believe the unimaginable. ...
  • not afraid to be patient. ...
  • not afraid to say no. ...
  • not afraid to take an unpopular stand. ...
  • not afraid to ask for help. ...
  • not afraid to show genuine emotion.

Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers to help with the Mileage Club in the mornings from 8AM to 8:12AM. Email Kandice White at to get started.

Mentors Needed!

Blanche Sprentz has partnered with Folsom's Hope who sends mentors to come have lunch with select students once a week.

The only requirement is for mentors to have a heart for kids! Once cleared through the District, adult mentors are paired with a student referred to the program, and they have lunch once a week. This is on Wednesdays during their lunch hour, and build relationships over the course of the school year. The time commitment is less than an hour a week, but mentors do need to be committed to being there each week, as consistency is essential.

Volunteers do need to be cleared through FCUSD as category 2 volunteers, and then there are some additional requirements for mentors because of the intimate nature of mentoring: Folsom's Hope application, online training, and mandated reporter training. Salwa Kasabian, Executive Director from Folsom's Hope will walk volunteers through all of this. If anyone is interested, they need simply to contact Salwa so she can assist them in the clearance process. She's also happy to chat with anyone with questions or wanting to know more.

Salwa Kasabian

Executive Director, Folsom's Hope

(916) 259-7261

Everyone is Welcome at Blanche Sprentz Elementary!

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Can you help a 5th grader attend Sly Park Environmental Camp this year?

Each 5th grade student is invited to attend a 5-day field trip experience to Sly Park Environmental Camp. The cost for each student is $250 or $50/day. If you would be willing to sponsor a student's trip or sponsor a day, please call or email Mary Anne Reed at 916-294-9110 or
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Help Make Arrival/Dismissal Safe

Mark Your Calendar!

Parent Conferences November 14-18

Minimum Days all week!


Monday (11/14)- Thursday (11/17)= Regular AM/PM Schedule

Friday (11/18)= ALL Early 8:00-11:21AM


Monday (11/14), Tuesday (11/15), Wednesday (11/16), and Friday (11/18)= 8:15 AM-1:21 PM

Thursday (11/17)= 8:15 AM-1:15 AM

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Thursday, November 17th is PIcture Make-Ups Day

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Thanksgiving Break

No school November 21st-25th

Book Fair coming soon!

Monday-Friday, December 5th-9th, 8AM-3PM


Saturday, December 10th , 8AM-12 noon

Theme: Cocoa – Coffee – Characters (no Santa Breakfast due to no Multi.)

Click the link to browse and purchase:

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The Calming Corner ~ Social-Emotional and Community Supports

Help for the Holidays

Folsom Cordova Unified School District has gathered information on local community supports and donations to help students and their families during the holidays, as well as volunteer opportunities for families who would like to make donations or be of service.

Community Thanksgiving Meal

Sunday 11/24

Community Center in Folsom

Thanksgiving Groceries

Monday 11/25

Twin Lakes Food Bank

For more information, click here. If you need a community resource that you don't see listed, reach out to Ms. Scarlett at or extension 640329.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' Screen Time Guidelines

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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.
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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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