Owl Nation News

October 17, 2021

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Principal's Message

Good Evening Blanchard Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! We are excited to announced that we are hosting our first Trunk or Trunk on October 29th. The event will be held in our parking lot. Please read about this event in section below. Also, we have a few upcoming events and activities listed below. You will learn more about these events and activities from your child's homeroom teacher. We look forward to another outstanding week!

Warmest Regards,

Principal Dalton- Faulk

Trunk or Treat

Event: Trunk or Treat PTO Fundraiser

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Cost: Free to Blanchard Students (a wristband will be sent home with every student)

There is a $5 admission fee for siblings and other children who live in our community.

Information: The PTO will host a Trunk or Treat in our parking lot. We have enlisted 23 parents to decorate their car and to distribute candy.

Donations: We are asking each student to donate one bag of candy or a box of snack cakes for this event.

Car Decoration Contest: TBA

Food: TBA

Games: TBA

Jeremiah Ice: TBA

Music: TBA

Parking: TBA

Photo Booth: TBA

Owl of the Month Recognition

Please help us celebrate our positive role models and please encourage all of our students to strive for this recognition!!!

Our Owl of the Month honorees will receive the following:

  • A yard sign will be given to each child
  • Each student will receive an award certificate
  • Each student will be invited to eat a continental breakfast with their administrators
  • A group picture of our honorees will be displayed on a bulletin board near the office
  • An honorable mention slide show will be presented to all classes
  • A Blanchard Baseball Cap will be given to each honoree (students can wear the cap on Fridays throughout this school year)
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Schoolwide Weekly Data

I would like to thank our families for supporting our educational program by allowing our students to utilize Achieve 3000 (Reading), Lexia (Reading) and IXL (Math) at home! I am so proud of our school growth in Reading and Math based on our data from the computer applications below.

Achieve 3000 Data (3rd- 5th Grade Students)

Average Score on 1st Article: 70.3 %

Students who score 75% or higher on the 1st article: 91.6%

IXL Data (K-5)

Student Mastery of Math Skills (smart score of 100): 7,398

Student Proficiency of Math Skills (smart score of 80): 8,516

Lexia (K-2)

Student Progress: 45% (181) of our students are working on or above grade level material in the Lexia Program

School and Families Working Together: Blanchard PTO

Member dues and contributions to the PTO have helped to fund many family friendly activities each year, including some that are free. In the past we have hosted events such as Fall Festival, Santa Shop, The Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances, Staff Appreciation Week, Field Day as well as funded Teacher Grants. It costs only $5 per family to join PTO, but any additional donation is greatly appreciated.

Check out our PTO Square Site, where you can join PTO, purchase any of the below items and find a link to our Facebook page. Our Facebook page is used to share PTO and Blanchard events and updates.

Upcoming Dates and Events

October 25- 29: Red Ribbon Week Celebration

October 29: Costume Day ($2 Fundraiser for United Way)

October 29: Trunk or Treat in the Blanchard Parking Lot from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm.