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    Greetings, Blanton’s BEST Families,


    It is with bittersweet emotions that I share with you all that I will soon be leaving my position and retiring from education at the end of this school year.  Reflecting on my 37 year career, in which I have been privileged to journey with students, their families and a multitude of outstanding colleagues as a classroom teacher in Grades K-8 for

    25 years, as a district Literacy Staff Developer and finally as an Administrator for 11 years, I am filled with immense gratitude for the lives I have touched and those that have left an indelible mark on my heart in my journey across three states, and in both the public and parochial settings.  I am especially thrilled to see that at least twelve of my former students are now serving as teachers, and with many positively impacting lives in several Pinellas County Schools. For the teacher in me, there is no greater gift!


    Arriving to Blanton Elementary soon after this wonderful school celebrated its’ Golden 50thAnniversary, I quickly became immersed in its rich history, meeting so many families who have been part of this school community for multiple generations. The past 6 years have been especially sweet as I proudly served as the Principal here at Blanton Elementary, having had the opportunity to watch my first class of Kindergarteners grow through the years into this year’s 2018-2019 graduating class of Fifth graders.  Like a hidden diamond in the middle of the county, Blanton is far more than “the little blue school on 54th Ave.”  It is a gorgeous, well-maintained 10-acre campus, staffed by the very BEST! This school embodies a sense of home and warm hospitality for many, employing some of the district’s finest and most dedicated individuals, who generously give of their time and their hard-earned dollars, to support and encourage our scholars’ personal, academic and behavioral growth and success.  To that end, it has been a delight seeing the number of our volunteers increase and our partnerships strengthened with families, area businesses, and altruistic organizations, as we became one of the Pinellas County School District’s growing number of AVID certified Elementary Schools and the recipient of several grants.  As such, we continue to be amazed with our scholars’ success as they embrace life’s journey from “Crayons to College and Career” as AVID Learners.

    I personally want to thank each and every one of you for entrusting your child / children to us, as well as express my sincere gratitude for your on going support, genuine care and partnership with me as we worked together to make Blanton Elementary School every child’s safe place to learn, grow and discover their own potential.  I respect the challenges you face daily as your child’s first teacher and primary advocate in an ever-changing world!  I too wish each of you the very BEST as you continue to support your child and the great things happening here, as we maintain momentum and continue to seek to make a difference…one child at a time!  I know that you will warmly welcome my colleague and Blanton’s newly appointed Principal, Mrs. Lisa Roth, as you have welcomed me for many years now.  She understands well our vision & mission, and brings with her great knowledge and years of experience to further enhance the journey first begun when Blanton ES opened its’ doors to students 56 years ago. Blanton Elementary truly is the home of the very BEST, and the BEST begins with YOU!  Best wishes to you and yours as the journey continues… with new leadership at the helm.



    With Gratitude, Respect & Much Love,

    Cheryl Ann Maggio

    Cheryl Ann Maggio, Proud Principal

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  • Schloars that earned 100% on ST Math will receive FREE KONA ICE on Friday May 24th.


    The truck will be available after school for purchases.


    Kona Shaved Ice Truck is coming to Blanton soon!

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  • Last Friday of Each Month: Students wear jeans and parents each lunch with child

    The last Friday of each month will have the following events taking place:

    1) Dolphin Denim Day: Students with PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the month without any tardy or early release days may wear jeans with a uniform shirt or a Spirit Shirt. Use the Focus App on Clever to check attendance and more.

    2) Family Lunch Day: Families may enjoy lunch with their child in our newly updated courtyard or cafeteria stage. 

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Welcome to Blanton Elementary School - Home of the Dolphins!

  • Backpacks 4 Kids Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings!

    See below for more information.


    Summer Food Service Program 

    No cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer. 

    See below for more information.


     Summer Break Spot Flyer


     Pinellas County McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

    For more information:

    • Visit and select the McKay Scholarship option
    • Call the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice hotline at 1-800-447-1636
    • Call the Pinellas County McKay representative at (727) 771-2136


    Blanton Elementary Address

    6400 54th Avenue North

    Saint Petersburg, Florida



    School Hours 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM

    Office Hours 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM

    Gates Open/Breakfast Begins 8:15 AM


    Telephone Numbers

    Blanton Front Office        727-547-7820

    Blanton FAX Number       727-545-6562

    Blanton Cafeteria            727-545-6448

    R'Club                            727-541-3738

     ALPHA Office                   727-547-7508  

     AVID Logo--Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage  

     School Vision / Mission

    Aligned to the PCS District Vision of 100% Student Success, Blanton’s vision is to provide a learning environment that will enable each child to reach his or her fullest potential. 

    Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning and to provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge, skills and develop character for success in our changing world.

    Blanton’s belief is that all students can learn, achieve learning gains, make good choices, and act responsibly.