Knights in the Know
September 6, 2019
Fall Book Fair
Our Book Fair will have extended hours on Thursday, September 12th. We will open at 7:00 so that our students can bring their grandparents to shop after the Grandparents' Breakfast. We will also open at 5:00 p.m. to allow families the chance to shop together prior to our "Day in the Life of a Knight" event which begins at 6:00 p.m.
If you are able to volunteer for our Book Fair, and have completed a Background Check for this school year, please sign up. We appreciate your help and energy!
A Day in the Life of a Knight
EXPO Parent Information Meeting
This meeting is for parents who are interested in learning more about the EXPO program and want more information. Topics to be discussed include: What is EXPO? What is there referral process? How do I properly complete the forms? And, many more!
The meeting will be held in the Blanton Library from 5:30-6:30 on September 24th.
We encourage you to visit Mrs. Turner's website for more information. Parent packets are also available on campus across from the library.
Grandparent's Day, Thursday September 12th
We can hardly wait to meet our students' grandparents at the breakfast on September 12th in their honor! Grandparents are special people in a child's life and have a significant impact on their well-being.
Students and their grandparents will have breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:00 a.m. When they are finished they are able to go look at books in the Book Fair which is also that week. Grandparents are welcome to walk their grandchildren to class on this day beginning at 7:30 to say their goodbyes.
RSVP for Breakfast with Grandparents is now open on the PTA website. The event will be on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 AM. Be sure to RSVP for any grandparents and students that will be attending so we will have enough food.
PTA Meeting and Watch DOGS Kickoff
Calling all dads! Come with your students to the Watch DOG Kickoff pizza party on Thursday Sep. 19 at 6:00 p.m.to hear about the Watch D.O.G.S. program and some improvements being made this year.
Most importantly, Watch DOGS registration this year will only be available to those with COMPLETED background checks prior to the Kickoff meeting, so please visit https://www.dentonisd.org/volunteer, to complete your background check today. Once completed (turnaround this week has been 1-2 days), please email the confirmation to email@example.com. Information on signing up for a Watch D.O.G.S. day will be released the week of the Kickoff meeting.
If you haven’t already… please join the PTA! The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help our school. By joining PTA you also get access to the PTA Facebook group where you get lots of great information and timely news about what’s happening at Blanton! The PTA Facebook page will be a closed group for current PTA members only beginning September 7.
Yearbooks are on sale now! This is the lowest price you’ll get all year so be sure to order before September 13th when the price will increase. We also have a new app to upload photos for the yearbook. Links for purchases and the app are both located on the PTA website. There is a flyer that should come home with your student today with more information. If you have any additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 9-13 ~ Fall Book Fair (open early and late on Sept. 12)
Sept. 9 ~ Parent Connection 8:00 a.m. ~ "Standards Based Grading"
Sept. 12 ~ Grandparents' Breakfast from PTA 7:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
Sept. 12 ~ "A Day in the Life of a Knight" in classrooms 6:00-7:10 p.m.
Sept. 15 ~ Deadline to order a Yearbook
Sept. 18 ~ "Dress Like a Pirate" Day
Sept. 18 ~ Pirate Musical
Sept. 19 ~ PTA Meeting and Watch DOG Pizza Night 6:00 p.m. in Cafeteria
Sept. 23 ~ Parent Connection 8:00 a.m. ~ "Student Led Conferences"
Sept. 24 ~ EXPO Information Meeting 5:30-6:30
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)