The Bledsoe Beat
Growing students socially, emotionally, and academically.
Showing Grace at Bledsoe Elementary
In this week's class meetings, our students focused on Self Expression. Students discussed how words are powerful. They dove deeper to understand that verbal and non-verbal expression can communicate how they feel about a certain statement, idea, or situation among peers. Students gained the appreciated of using self expression as a tool to help others understand what they are going through and how others can help when needed.
How to Practice Showing GRACE in and outside of school:
1. Let it Go - When someone does something you don't like/agree with
2. Forgiveness - Not a merit based system; two wrongs don't make a right
3. Kindness - Look for opportunities to show random acts of kindness
4. Respect - Practicing good manners and strong listening skills
5. Acceptance - embracing others' differences and staying open-minded
If You Only Had 10 Words To Say All Day, What Would They Be and Who Would You Say Them To?
A New TOOL in 3G Learning
At Bledsoe, we believe that children behave correctly in situations when they have the tools to do so. In class meetings, we are addressing many of the tools students need in order to regulate their behavior. Consequences for behavior result in stopping the behavior temporarily, but if no coaching on the right way to behave occurs, it will not make permanent changes. Self- reflection involves the recognition and regulation of behavior by taking time to think about it. When students develop awareness and understanding of how their behavior affects others, think of other ways to handle a situation and create a plan, they grow 3G Strong!
When you see a 3G Strong Reflection from Specials, please read it with your child. Talk to them about the behavior. Then, ask them how others might feel about that choice. Finally, talk to them about other things they can do next time. They’re learning behavior every day. Let’s teach them the tools they need to be 3G Strong!
2017-2018 Yearbook Sale
Please visit the link below to place yearbook orders for your child/ren. The yearbook will be $18 until January and then the price will increase to $20.
District Wide Angel Tree Project
It is almost that time of year when the spirit of the holidays fill us with joy! We want to spread that feeling to families in Frisco who need help insuring the holidays are memorable and filled with wonder for their children. Bledsoe and other Frisco ISD schools will be participating in the Angel Tree project. Our students will be participating in a service project to sponsor an “Angel” during this holiday season. “Angels” are less fortunate children in this community. These families and children will have a joyful and memorable holiday season with your help and generosity. Your child's teacher has emailed about this project and room parents have begun coordinating the collection of gifts for each class' angel gifts. As always, donations of gifts are completely optional.
Winter Spirit Wear online store is now open!! Hoodies and long sleeve shirts now available!
Our Winter Spirit Wear store is now open online at https://bledsoe2017.itemorder.com/
The online store will only be open until next Sunday, November 12th. We will not have any physical inventory of the Winter spirit wear. These Winter items will be delivered to school and sent home with your child the first week of December in plenty of time for the cold weather and holiday gifts. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us celebrate Multiculturalism in FISD at the Frisco Community parade on Saturday, November 11th 10:00 am.
We are looking for participants from Bledsoe to come dressed in their traditional clothing to ride on a float or walk and hand out candy.
For more information please contact Sonia Lopes at email@example.com.
Arts in Education
We are so proud of our Bledsoe students for contributing 35 entries for the 2017 Reflections Program, "Within Reach." Thank you for your hard work and for sharing your creativity.
Bledsoe's Art teacher Emily Harris has been working with each Bledsoe student to create art for Square One. these art packets have gone home and parents can now place orders through November 15th.
We will be having our first Clean It and Green It on Wednesday, November 15th immediately after school. We will meet in front of the school to clean up our school grounds.
The city of Frisco provides the bags, sticks to pick up the trash and gloves.
Our next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30pm.
Kinder performance will begin immediately following the PTA meeting.
November 11th - Frisco Community Parade
November 14th - PTA Meeting and Kindergarten Performance @ 6:30 p.m.
November 15th to 17th - Sky Ranch for 5th Graders & 4th Grade Field Trip
November 17th - Sip N Snips
November 20th to 24th - THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 28 to 30th - 1st Grade Field Trip
November 30th - PTA assemblies during the school day with Dennis Lee (award winning ventriloquist)