Owl Nation News

January 30, 2022

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Principal's Message

Greetings Blanchard Families,

Thank you for supporting our Kindness Week Activities and every event that we sponsor at our school!!! In addition, I would like to acknowledge our Reading Bowl Team and sponsors for doing an outstanding job at the district Reading Bowl Competition. Please see the list of dates below for upcoming events and information. As always, we look forward to serving you this week.

Warmest Regards,

Principal Dalton-Faulk

Owl of the Month Recognition

Please help us celebrate our positive role models and please encourage all of our students to strive for this recognition!!!

Our Owl of the Month honorees will receive the following:

  • A yard sign will be given to each child
  • Each student will receive an award certificate
  • Each student will be invited to eat a continental breakfast with their administrators
  • A group picture of our honorees will be displayed on a bulletin board near the office
  • An honorable mention slide show will be presented to all classes
  • A Blanchard Baseball Cap will be given to each honoree (students can wear the cap on Mondays throughout this school year)
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Schoolwide Weekly Data

I would like to thank our families for supporting our educational program by allowing our students to utilize Achieve 3000 (Reading), Lexia (Reading) and IXL (Math) at home! I am so proud of our school growth in Reading and Math based on our data from the computer applications below.

Achieve 3000 Data (3rd- 5th Grade Students)

Average Score on 1st Article: 75.6%

Students who score 75% or higher on the 1st article: 97.8%

IXL Data (K-5)

Student Mastery of Math Skills (smart score of 100): 16,222

Student Proficiency of Math Skills (smart score of 80): 18,622

Lexia (K-2)Student Progress: 64% (260) of our students are working on or above grade level material in the Lexia Program

School and Families Working Together: Blanchard PTO

Member dues and contributions to the PTO have helped to fund many family friendly activities each year, including some that are free. In the past we have hosted events such as Fall Festival, Santa Shop, The Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances, Staff Appreciation Week, Field Day as well as funded Teacher Grants. It costs only $5 per family to join PTO, but any additional donation is greatly appreciated.

Check out our PTO Square Site, where you can join PTO, purchase any of the below items and find a link to our Facebook page. Our Facebook page is used to share PTO and Blanchard events and updates.

Upcoming Dates and Events

February 7: Progress Reports

February 7-11: National School Counselor's Week

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 18: MCSD Staff Development Day: No School for Students

February 21: President's Day: No School

February 28- March 4: Read Across America Week