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

Mondays = House Color Days wear House colors Fridays = School Spirit Day wear BLN shirts/ college attire
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Cafeteria volunteers needed to open milks and ketchup packages & assist with silverware and napkins—Call us: 706-748-2461
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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: CSU-led activity
The House with the most points for the year will be rewarded with a celebration as well. Teachers are still planning this event. It will be announced soon.
To kick-off our House custom, we have scheduled a Pep-rally on Thursday, September 14th in the bus loop: 3-5 grade @12:30-1:15 PM & K-2 @1:15-2 PM.
Coming in October: Awesome Owl yard signs and baseball caps rewarded monthly for good citizenship.

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.

PTO News

Welcome to Blanchard Elementary School! Our PTO supports many learning activities at our school to include classroom grants, field trips, book fairs, and more. In addition, the PTO hosts several social events to bring families together. Membership is $5, with special back to school bundles available that include Blanchard spirit wear and yearbooks. We need you–please consider joining today.

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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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