Blanche Sprentz Newsletter

August 15, 2022

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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
  • Back To School Night, Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • 5:30-6:15 PM - Grades 4, 5
  • 6:30-7:15 PM - Grades 1, 2, 3
  • Parent Representatives Needed:
  • Site Council - Meets 5 times/year from 4:00-5:00 PM - Please call/email Principal Schuette:
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - First Meeting
  • ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) - Meets 5 times/year from 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - First Meeting - Please call or email Principal Schuette at
  • Every Friday is School Spirit Day - Wear BSE gear OR red

PTO Announcements

  • First PTO Meeting of the year is Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00pm in the library and on Zoom. Dads, moms, grandparents, guardians- all encouraged to attend. Come hear what PTO is and how you can participate (a little or a lot)!
    Zoom Meeting ID: 818 1410 6351
    Password: bearsrock
  • Back To School Picnic will be held on campus Friday, August 26 from 5:30-7:30pm. All students and their families are encouraged to attend! Invite a classmate and their family to come with you. Information, including how you can volunteer and sign up for the watermelon eating contest, can be found here:
  • Spirit Wear will be for sale during Open House (behind the office) and is also available online:
  • This year's PTO board is Ashley Ho, Kara Lundquist, Christina Cogil, Jen McKinney and Christie Shea. They would love to have you join the PTO! Fill out this form to join:
  • Thank you to our PTO members for AMAZING first week signage and meals for staff!
  • Follow along with us online:
    1. Website:
    2. Facebook:
    3. Instagram:

Thank you for your support and partnership!

Jenna Schuette, Principal

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The Calming Corner ~ Social-Emotional and Community Supports

Mental Health Resources

Connecting with mental health services can be an incredible challenge. FCUSD has partnered with Care Solace to assist with this process. If you are insured, uninsured, or have Kaiser Medi-Cal, call 888-515-0595 or visit their website. They will do the tedious work of finding available providers for you. If you or your child are covered under Medi-Cal, Sacramento County's Mental Health Access Team are ready to help. Call 916-875-1055 or 888-881-4881. For more information, visit their website. For social, emotional, and behavioral issues that are negatively impacting your child's access to their education, talk first with their teacher. We want your child to succeed at Blanche Sprentz!

Parenting Supports

Strengthening Families is a 10-week program in which the whole family has an opportunity to learn and practice skills that strengthen bonds, set boundaries, and increase emotional well-being. The program starts September 15th from 5:45-8pm at Cordova Church of Christ in Rancho Cordova. More info in English and Spanish.

For practical guidance on effective communication with your child, how to balance homework and home life, and ideas for how to praise your child, visit our Student Wellness Team's "Caregiver Support 2022" pamphlet in English and Spanish.

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BTSN: Parent/Guardian Event ONLY - No students, please.

5:30-6:15 PM - Grades 4, 5

6:30-7:15 PM - Grades 1, 2, 3

Meet Our Music Teachers: Mr. Gravin, Substitute Teacher, & Mr. Huizar

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Attendance Matters!

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PTO Meeting

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Back To School Picnic - Friday, August 26, 2022

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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.

A Focus on Learning

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' Screen Time Guidelines

AquaSmart Live Water Safety Video

This company puts on entertaining puppet shows that the students love. Please feel free to watch with your students anytime. It runs about 30 minutes.

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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