Knights in the Know

October 25, 2019

Good Character Week

Next week is Good Character Week at Blanton. Each day events will be scheduled surrounding one important message about our character. Mrs. Gow has special activities planned for our students and staff to help us consider how choosing happiness helps us develop our character. To go with the theme of the day, we invite our students and staff to participate in special dress up days as well.

There is also a home challenge for each day of the week that will allow families to discuss what we have learned and add an extra bit of happiness at home. Look for information about those challenges.

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Blanton Teacher of the Month

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Socktober Update

With one week left in our SOCK-TOBER campaign, we have collected 625 pairs of socks! That is amazing! Keep sending them in! We collect until the 31st!

On Nov 1st-Nov 8th we begin our unwanted Halloween candy collection. We will take your unwanted candy (as long as it is individually wrapped) and donate it along with our socks. The shelter uses the candy to stuff holiday stockings for those children in the shelter during the holidays. Last year we collected over 500 lbs of candy!

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Dyslexia Event

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Strength Spotlight

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Coming Soon ~ Storybook Parade

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Thank You, Watch DOGS!

Reflections Entries Due to Oct. 31st

PTA is proud to launch our Reflections Program at Blanton for the 2019-2020 school year! With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.

This year, the theme will be “Look Within”, and all entries must be created specifically to support this theme. Students can enter any or all of the six art categories. Students may also submit multiple entries within a single arts category.

*To be eligible, one person from the student’s household must be a current member of the Blanton PTA. For a full eligibility description, information on rules, and student entry forms, please visit Entries may be submitted to Ms. Valenta no later than October 31st!

Additional questions may be sent to Nicole Marenic at

Students may explore their creativity through one or more of the following categories: Visual Arts, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, and Photography.

The deadline for local submission is October 31, 2019. Entries may be turned in to Ms. Valenta.

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UNITE is the Fall Fundraiser for the Blanton Elementary PTA. It’s a super fun event for the whole family, and by participating you help support all the great things the PTA does for Blanton students and staff.

Wristbands and tickets can be purchased through Nov. 1 at

Wristbands are $25 and get you UNLIMITED rides, UNLIMITED games, and 3 runs through the Ninja Warrior Course. We will have snacks for sale as well as food trucks to keep everyone fueled up! ALL PRE-SALE FUNDS STAY AT BLANTON, so PLEASE buy your tickets and wristbands by November 1st at

Any sales the day of the event are split between the 3 schools (Adkins, Blanton, & EP Rayzor). Wristband prices also go up to $35 the day of the event. Ticket and wristband order forms will be sent home today for those that prefer to pay by cash or check.

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Mother-Son Night is Nov. 15th

We are excited about our upcoming Mother-Son Night! This event is always a lot of fun and our PTA is including even more things for our teams to do that evening. Please mark your calendars and visit and purchase your tickets prior to Nov. 1st.
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Guyer High School's Trunk or Treat

The Guyer National Honor Society would like to invite our families to their first trunk-or-treat!

On October 29th, the GHS Honor Society will be having a trick-or-treat for cans event to help fill Denton’s Salvation Army food pantry for Thanksgiving. In conjunction with this, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, they will be hosting a trunk-or-treat for the GHS feeder middle and elementary schools! It will be in the C lot (back of the school).

There will be prizes for best costumes and face-painting! Canned donations from trunk-or-treaters will be welcomed but not required.

GHS Honor Society would appreciate an RSVP if you are attending.

RSVP GHS Trunk or Treat

Want to enter your own trunk?

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Menu Next Week

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 28-Nov. 1 ~ Good Character Week with themed dress up days all week.

Oct. 28-Nov. 1 ~ C'Motion in PE continues

Oct. 30 ~ 4th Grade field trip to Clear Creek

Oct. 31 ~ Reflections Contest entries due to Ms. Valenta

Nov. 2 ~ UNITE at Harpool field and behind Blanton 2-6 p.m.

Nov. 7 ~ EXPO Family Game Night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cafeteria

Nov. 11 ~ Veteran's Luncheon

Nov. 12 ~ Parent Communication: Intervention and Enrichment 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Nov. 14 ~ Camp Chaperone Meeting 6:00 in Mrs. Passon's room

Nov. 15 ~ Mother/Son Night

Nov. 20 ~ Makeup Pictures

Nov. 25-29 ~ Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2 ~ EXPO Data Date Night in Cafeteria 6:00

Dec. 5 ~ Nursing Home Tour for Choir

Dec. 6 ~ Holiday Tree Lighting in Denton; Choir and Ocarina groups perform

Dec. 9-13 ~ EXCITE in PE

Dec. 11-13 ~ 5th grade field trip to Camp Grady Spruce

Dec. 13 ~ 3rd grade field trip to TWU for the Nutcracker

Dec. 17 ~ Holiday parties for all grade levels

Dec. 17 ~ Winter Musical performance 6:00

Dec. 18 and 19 ~ Early Release at noon each day

Dec. 20-Jan. 6 ~ Winter Break for students

Jan. 7 ~ School resumes for second semester