Blanche Sprentz Newsletter

October 24, 2022

Blake Brandes, Doctor of Hip Hop, Performed for BSE on 10/14/22!


Growth Mindset Assembly with Dr. Blake Brandes

Dr. Blake Brandes teaches students the power of "yet". He shares his amazing ability to beatbox, and he shares his journey as a contestant on America's Got Talent. Students learned to say the phrase, "not yet" when they are learning something new or struggling with a challenge.

Principal's Update


  • 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
  • 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
  • TK & K Families - Mark Your Calendars for All-Early Days: 10/31/22, 11/04/22
  • SAVE THE DATE: December 15, 2022 - Evening Starstruck Student Dance Performance

PTO Announcements

  • SPOOKY SPRENTZ is this Friday, October 28th! Join us from 5:00-7:00pm! Wear your family friendly costumes and join the fun at our carnival-style event! Meals will be available for free to students from 5-6pm. PTO will be selling $5 meal tickets after school in front of the office this Wednesday, October 26th. You can also purchase meal tickets for $5 online here:
  • This week is Red Ribbon Week- Each day this week students can dress up to show their School spirit and commit to being drug-free. Monday: Wear neon or sunglasses, Tuesday: Wear a hat, Wednesday: Wear sports clothes or active wear, Thursday: Backwards clothes day, Friday: Wear Red or you Blanche Sprentz Spirit wear!
  • DINE & DONATE- Wednesday November 9th CRUMBL Cookies. Don't forget to mention you're there for Blanche Sprentz or show your flyer!
  • Save the Date- Folsom Veteran's Day Parade Friday, November 11th- Interested in participating in the Folsom Vetran's Day Parade on behalf of Blanche Sprentz? More details will be coming out soon on how to be involved.
  • 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

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

SUPER Minimum Day Friday 11/4/22

ALL TK and Kinder on early schedule 8:00-11:21AM

Grades 1-5: 8:15-11:38AM

Lunch will be offered and students must eat their lunch at school before dismissal.

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

California Healthy Kids Survey

Opens to 5th Graders and Parents/Guardians on October 24th and runs through November 18th.

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!

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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.)

Thursday, November 17th is PIcture Make-Ups Day

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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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The Calming Corner ~ Social-Emotional and Community Supports

The Calming Corner Website

Scarlett Stoppa, Blanche Sprentz Elementary's Mental Health Specialist, put together a website for families, students, and staff. Resources include community provider lists for mental health, social services, and grief support. The Calming Corner also contains information on social-emotional learning strategies and supports for caregivers and students. If you need a community resource that you don't see listed, or if you have a question about a parenting or behavior management strategy, 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

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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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