Blanchard Elementary

Home of the Blanchard Owls

Our Mission

Striving to Be the Best in Georgia

Blanchard faculty and staff have a strong commitment to the belief that all children can learn if given the proper tools and the opportunity. Focusing on school climate and academic rigor, we have implemented a variety of programs to assure that the diverse needs of our students are met. Wonderful parent participation in the education of their children is evident and visible on a daily basis. You are invited to browse our website and visit our school to gain more knowledge about what we have to offer.

Announcements

Congratulations to the Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Young Georgia Author winners! Their stories will advance to the state competition. We have 3 from our school!
1st Grade: Iris Zaw with “Bunny and Cat Go Out”
2nd Grade: Kylie Williamson with “Zoey and Timmy”
5th Grade: Skye Dawson with “Touchdown”

Congratulations! Skye Dawson’s story has won the state competition!
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Monday, May 21

See Coach McElwee to volunteer. Parents are welcome to attend. Classroom teachers will have the details for individual class schedules for the day.

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SLDS Parent and Student Portal
The Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) is designed to help districts, schools, and teachers make informed, data-driven decisions to improve student learning. SLDS is a free application that is accessed via a link in the district’s Student Information System (SIS). It provides districts, schools, and teachers, and families with access to historical data, including Assessments, Attendance, Enrollment, Courses, and Grades beginning with the 2006-2007 school year.
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Mondays = House Color Days wear House colors Fridays = School Spirit Day wear BLN shirts/ college attire
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2017-2018 School Improvement Plan Goals
1. Climate: By May 2018, five (5) out of ten (10) Tier 1 critical elements of PBIS will be fully developed
and implemented as measured by the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).
2. Academics: By May 2018, 90% of all teachers will embed the RACE strategy and advanced organizers
in their instruction.
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House Celebrations

House Celebrations will occur at the end of each 9 weeks and are for students whose House has earned the most points at that time and have an “S” in conduct for the grading period. Celebrations for the year are:
1st 9 weeks: ice-cream social
2nd 9 weeks: DJ in gym
3rd 9 weeks: board games and pizza
4th 9 weeks: Movie and Popcorn

The Talon

Blanchard Newsletter The Talon
Published Weekly on Sundays
Our most current news and happenings can be found each week in our new weekly newsletter, The Talon. A phone message with highlights will go out each Sunday evening to our Blanchard families. The newsletter will be available by email as a PDF attachment, on our Blanchard web site, and in the Blanchard app.
Please contact the school office to update your phone number and email address if needed.

Award Celebrations

Kindergarten: May 17 @ 8:30 AM
1st Grade: May 17 @ 9:30 AM
2nd Grade: May 18 @ 1:00 PM
3rd Grade: May 18 @ 8:30 AM
4th Grade: May 18 @ 9:30 AM
5th Grade: May 21 @ 6:00 PM, Morningside Baptist Church

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Our Houses Have Been Sorted! Check with the teacher if you are not sure which Owl House your student picked. It’s time to earn those tickets! Go OWLS!

We are “House Strong!”

Blanchard implements a House system in which every student and every employee is a part of an Owl House. Represented by owls from around the world, Owl Houses can earn points throughout the year. Representative owls are pictured in order above: Tasmanian Owls, Eurasian Eagle Owls, Spectacled Owls, and Great Grey Owls. At the end of each quarter, a mini-celebration is held for the House in the lead. At the end of the school year, the winning House participates in a large celebration. The annual competition further improves our school climate and culture. You can find the scores on our House bulletin board in the front hall and in the Blanchard app. Students can earn House points for the following things: – Meeting AR goals – Wearing house colors on Mondays – Wearing Spirit wear on Fridays – Being named Good Citizen – Caught doing something great – Competitions – No tardies – No absences – Parents participation – Classroom teachers also give them out for various reasons. Sorting ceremonies take place at the beginning of each school year.

House Champions by Year

2016-2017
Green House Great Gray Owls

2015-2016
Red House Spectacled Owls

2014-2015
Yellow House Tasmanian Owls
2013-2014
Blue House Eurasian Eagle Owls
2012-2013
Red House Spectacled Owls

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