The Bledsoe Beat

Growing students socially, emotionally, and academically.

Bledsoe Teacher Highlight of the Week

Teacher Highlight of the Week - Mrs. Brandt

Jennifer Brandt is the music teacher at Bledsoe Elementary. This is Mrs. Brandt’s 17 year teaching music and second year at Bledsoe. Her passion for music is evident in all that she does. In fact, Mrs. Brandt has a long history of musical successes. She plays two instruments, the trombone and clarinet, and attended the University of Montana on a music scholarship. She earned her B.A. in Music Education and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.

Teacher Highlight of the Week - Mrs. Lagrone

Melanie Lagrone is a 5th grade teacher at Bledsoe Elementary. She is beginning her 7th year in FISD as she is so happy to be teaching reading and social studies to 5th grade students at Bledsoe. Mrs. Lagrone received her degree from Texas A&M University and she also grew up in Bryan/College Station, TX. Mrs. Lagrone’s husband is also a teacher/coach in FISD at Reedy HS. They have a son in 7th grade at Pearson and another son in 4th grade at Bledsoe. The Lagrone family enjoys watching and playing lots of sports together; going to the lake; and spending time with their family and friend.

Mrs. Lagrone was greatly influenced by her AP Biology teacher, Mrs. Richards. She had high expectations, but she also gave us the tools to reach them. Even though the class was challenging she made it fun. In Mrs. Richards’ class, students could always go to her for help for anything, not just biology.

College Week is Next Week

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Counselor's Service Dog at Bledsoe

We're so excited to share something new with you that will be happening on our campus this year. Over the summer, Mrs. Watson and her dog Kari (pronounced Car-ee) became a Certified Therapy Team! Not only did Mrs. Watson take a Handler Course, but Kari had to pass an evaluation as well. With that said, Kari will periodically be visiting our campus and meeting with students. Please know that safety is Mrs. Watson's number one priority; for students, Kari, and Mrs. Watson. If Kari is visiting with a student, Mrs. Watson will be with her and she will be leashed at all times.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Watson. If you would like to read more about the benefits of animal/human interaction please visit the following website:

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Carpool Safety Tip

When picking up and dropping off your child, safety is our TOP priority. We know how precious your cargo is and want to ensure both students and staff are protected.

If your child rides in a car or booster seat, we recommend that it is placed on the passenger side of the vehicle. This ensures they exit nearest to the sidewalk avoiding moving vehicles and traffic in the outside lane/s.

Thank you for your support in keeping Bledsoe students safe during arrival and dismissal!

A Message From Nurse Ellis

Hello Bledsoe Parents,

My name is Mrs. Ellis. I am the Nurse this year at Bledsoe. I am starting my first year with Frisco ISD and my third year as a school nurse. Other than school nursing, I have a background in Med Surg/Oncology and pediatric clinic. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at Arlington. My husband and I live here in Frisco. We have one black lab named Abby. I look forward to taking care of your kids throughout this school year. I know it will be a great year! I have attached some Frisco ISD guidelines regarding your child’s health. My door is always open if you have any questions. Thank you!

Tara Ellis BSN, RN

Bledsoe Elementary Nurse

Phone (469)-633-3608

Fax: 469-633-3618


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IN PTA News: Spirit Wear, Membership and More!

Join us for our first PTA meeting of the year this Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm. We will be hosting our annual Health Fair and have Steel City popsicles (limited quantities) compliments of Bledsoe PTA. Be sure to check our Bledsoe PTA FB page for up to date vendor information about our Health Fair.


Be a Team Player and Join the PTA! Our PTA Membership Drive is in full swing as many of our Bledsoe families have already joined the PTA this year! A contest is being held between the grade levels for the highest percentage of memberships received by September 20th. This year, we will award THREE grade levels! The winners between Kinder and 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 4th and 5th will be receiving a popcorn party! Don't forget to send in your form, or join online at Thanks for your support!

5th Grade Party Money

5th Grade celebrates the end of the year with a party off campus at Main Event. Although the PTA covers the cost of the Winter and Valentine’s Party, there is a $25.00 party fee for the end of the year party. This $25.00 covers unlimited bowling, laser tag, ropes course, two slices of pizza, a soft drink and a $10 game card. Payment for the End of Year Party can be made online on the Bledsoe PTA website under the Store tab or at the link ­­­­ Make sure you type in your student’s name and there is a drop down box to select your homeroom teacher.

Payment is due by September 29th.


Mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser which will be held on Friday, September 29th on the Pearson track. Our Fun Run kick off will be at GMB on Friday, September 22nd. To join the Fun Run committee, volunteer, sponsor or donate please contact Jill Goldberg at All sponsorships are due by September 1st.

ABC’s of the Birds and Bees

Does the thought of having THE TALK with your child make your heart pound? Then come have fun while you learn easy, creative ways to talk about this sensitive subject with toddlers to teens from Lori Kuykendall, Executive Director of Aim for Success, Inc.

It’s a fact - children are learning about sex at an extremely early age. The internet, television, movies, and your child’s peers will lead the way in defining your child’s values unless you become proactive and start educating your child about the Birds and the Bees. In this one-hour, motivating presentation, Lori will help you open the doors of communication as you learn to share age appropriate information.

You are encouraged to attend this parent’s only program

Location: Bledsoe Elementary- Library

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Come find out

· What talk every parent needs to have with their preschoolers.

· How to open the doors of communication and answer those

dreaded questions with ease.

Aim for Success, Inc. is America’s largest provider of live health educational programs in the state. Their programs have educated and motivated more than 2.5 million students, parents and educators since 1993.

WatchDOGS sign ups are now available and the direct signup link is If you have any questions please contact James Grisham at


Tuesday, Sept.12 at 6:30 pm - PTA Meeting- Health Fair and Membership

Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20- Your Pie Spirit Nights

Friday, September 22- Sip N Snips

Thursday, September 28- ABC's of the Birds and the Bees- Bledsoe Library (Parents only program)

Friday, September 29-Bledsoe's Annual Fundraiser- Blast-a-Thon Fun Run on Pearson track

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Important Dates

September 12th - PTA Meeting & Health Fair

September 26th - K- 2nd Curriculum Night 5:30 - 6:30

September 26th - 3rd - 5th Curriculum NIght 6:30 - 7:30

October 4th - Walk to School Day and Name &Need

October 6th - Staff PD Day

October 9th - No School (Columbus Day)

October 10th - PTA Meeting

October 11th - CIT Meeting