Blanche Sprentz Newsletter

September 25, 2021

Principal's Update

Happy Fall, Blanche Sprentz Families:


Social Emotional Learning and Equity

"SEL can be a powerful lever for creating caring, just, inclusive, and healthy schools that support all young people in reaching their fullest potential."(CASEL.org) BSE teachers will be using digital Second Step Curriculum to teach students one lesson per week in:


  • Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting
  • Emotion Management
  • Empathy & Kindness
  • Problem-Solving



School Funding Form

We need ALL parents and guardians to complete the school funding form, so our school will continue to receive funds for important supplemental services and programs. To access the form, please log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to the Forms section. Please complete the form by Friday, October 15, 2021. More information is included below.


Expanded Learning Opportunity Begins for Early/Late Bears

On Monday, 9/20/21, Mrs. Poorvi Dave welcomed Early/Late Bears that showed interest in participating in extended school activities for the 45-minutes before/after their assigned early/late time. We have a few spots available for interested families. Please call the office at 916.294.9110.


Student Council Elections

For 3rd-5th grade students, Student Council Election Week is September 27-October 1. 4th/5th grade students interested in running for a cabinet position should see Mrs. Wallace or Ms. Di Nocco at lunch, or before/after school.


  • Campaign Posters will be displayed on the east wall of the library
  • Campaign Speeches will be pre-recorded videos viewed in classrooms on 10/1/21
  • Voting will be via Google Form on Friday, 10/1/21 before lunchtime
  • Results will be announced by Mrs. Schuette before end of day on 10/1/21



PTO Fundraisers


  • Rock-N-Fire Spirit Night, Wednesday, 9/29/21, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Order Online or Dine-in, and 20% of purchases will support Blanche Sprentz Elementary
  • 11th Annual Bear Run - Students will run in their weekly PE classes in mid October. Flyers went home in Wednesday folders this week



Thank you for your support and partnership!


Jenna Schuette, Principal

Second Step Curriculum: K-5

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We Need Your Help!

In the past, students needed to fill out a form in order to qualify for free or reduced cost meals. That has been replaced by the School Funding Form.

We need ALL parents and guardians to fill this form out, so your school will continue to receive these important supplemental services and programs. General funding takes care of the basics. Supplemental funding supports many additional services such as intervention teachers, mental health professionals, nurses, bilingual aids and parent coordinators just to name a few.

The School Funding Form ensures our school receives the greatest amount of funding available from the state and this funding is used to increase services for our school. Without everyone’s participation, we may not receive all of the funding we are entitled to from the state - meaning fewer services for our students.
● Our system is confidential, your information will stay secure.
● Your tax dollars pay for public education. By filling out this form, you can reclaim tax dollars for your school and District programs.
● No documents or proof of income needs to be submitted.
● There is no cost for filling out the School Funding Form


You may access the School Funding Form through the forms section of the PowerSchool Parent Portal.


DUE: Friday, Oct 15, 2021
If you need help filling out this form, please call us at (916) 294-9110.

Thank you for your partnership.

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PTO Fundraiser

Spirit Night is next Wednesday! Grab some lunch and/or dinner from Rock n Fire on September 29th from 11am-9pm. 20% of every purchase will be contributed to the school! They have yummy food and plenty of options. Whether you dine in or order online, be sure to mention "Blanche Sprentz PTO". Thank you for your support!

PTO Event

Gear up for our school's first major fundraiser of the year: Blanche Sprentz' 11th annual Bear Run! Students are encouraged to "BE SPORTY, RAISE $40" by collecting flat donations from family, friends, and local businesses. Our goal is to raise $18,000 this year. 100% of the donations will go directly to our school and will help fund field trips, additions to our STEAM lab, recess equipment, and stocking our new book vending machine!

More info should have gone home in your student's Wednesday folder!

Reporting Absences

We have a new feature on our website that allows you to report your student's attendance online! You can check it out here: https://forms.gle/wJWaDNTcNfE3QSuT6 Be sure to fill it out as thoroughly as possible or call the front office with any questions.


Please be sure to check out the symptom decision tree when your student isn't feeling well. This can be found on our website or by clicking here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Atq0uIld5uRIbe0Kd6aWELRFB_MpL6Pj/view?usp=sharing

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Thank you for sending your students with masks. It would be a great idea to send them with an extra one in their backpacks to keep everyone safe in case of an accident.