Knights in the Know
December 19, 2019
Mrs. Orozco, SPED Teacher of the Fall Semester
We Wish Mrs. Courtney Branch All the Best
We welcome Ms. Jensen Durham to our Blanton family beginning in January. She has just graduated from UNT and is eager to begin her teaching career at Blanton. She did her field work in 3rd grade with much of the same programs we use here. We appreciate Mrs. Branch and Ms. Jensen working together this week with the students to help with the transition.
Community Night of STEAM
Blanton students and staff will be a part of the Community Night of STEAM on January 28 at the Greater Denton Arts Council. We love the STEAM activities we do and skills we build at Blanton and will have the opportunity to share this with our greater Denton ISD community on this night.
What are the goals?
- To provide our students a platform to demonstrate their STEAM knowledge and guide others in completing activities and challenges.
- To allow members from throughout our community to see the fun things that go along with STEAM learning.
- To provide educators the chance to try out new resources, get inspired, and get connected.
- To have fun!!!
We have several groups of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who will be leading activities that evening. There are groups from other Denton ISD schools and a TWU group as well! If your student is leading an activity that evening, we will be so excited to see you there! If your student is not leading, we want you and your students to come and join in on the STEAM fun, too! Please see the image below to get more information about this exciting event.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Krutka at email@example.com.
For information about an opportunity for donating to the STEAM resource giveaways for teachers: bit.ly/STEAMnightINFO
This quarter in Guidance lessons we have been discussing the topic of Self-Management and Self-Control.
We learned that it is very important to have self-control in order to be successful. However, we are not born with self-control. It is something that we must constantly practice to develop. This time of year self-control can be more difficult with the increased excitement and busyness that comes along with the Holidays. What a great time to work on it!!!
I wanted to share with you a video from Kreative Leadership that gives some ideas of ways to help kids practice self-control by playing certain games and having fun. Enjoy!
Dec. 20-Jan. 6 ~ Winter Break for students
Jan. 7 ~ School resumes for second semester
Jan. 7 ~ Report Cards available in HAC for Quarter 2
Jan. 13 ~ Donuts with Dad 7:00 in Cafeteria sponsored by PTA
Jan. 20 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 23 ~ PTA Meeting 6:00 in Cafeteria
Jan. 28 ~ Community Night of STEAM at Greater Denton Arts Council
Feb. 3-7 ~ Counselor Appreciation Week
Feb. 7 ~ Daddy Daughter Date Night
Feb. 14 ~ Valentine Parties
Feb. 17 ~ Student Holiday
Feb. 21 ~ Honor Choir Performance