Knights in the Know

September 6, 2019

Fall Book Fair

Blanton's Fall Book Fair is next week and we are excited for our students to have the opportunity to preview the titles which are available. Flyers have been sent home so parents and students can discuss which of those titles they may want to add to their own libraries. Your classroom teachers have sent home times that your child's class will visit the Book Fair next week. You are welcome to join your child at that time.


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!

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A Day in the Life of a Knight

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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.

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Strengths Spotlight

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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 watchdogs@blantonpta.org. Information on signing up for a Watch D.O.G.S. day will be released the week of the Kickoff meeting.

PTA News

We are so grateful to have our fabulous PTA at Blanton. Working together allows us all to do what is best for students day in and day out. The PTA provides support to staff and students through volunteer work on campus as well as at home. PTA provides Teacher Grants for special projects in the classroom. Additionally, there are many family events organized for our parents and students. We encourage you to visit blantonpta.org often to get the latest information about what is going on with Blanton PTA!


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

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 yearbook@blantonpta.org.

September Menu

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Upcoming Events

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)