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I pledge today to do my best in reading, math, and all the rest.

I promise to obey the rules, in my class and in our school.

I'll respect myself and others too. I'll expect the best in all I do,

1 am here to learn all I can, to try my best and be all I am.


to the
2023 - 2024
School Year!

Message From Our Principal

Dear Van E. Blanton Community,


I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to every one of you as we embark on another exciting school year at Van E. Blanton Elementary School. Whether you are a returning student, a new student, a dedicated member of our staff, or a supportive parent, I am honored to serve as your lead administrator.


As the academic year begins, I want to express my commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment. Our shared goal is to provide each student with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.


At Van E. Blanton, we believe in the power of collaboration and community. Together, we can create an atmosphere that encourages curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. I encourage students to embrace challenges, ask questions, and take advantage of the numerous resources and extracurricular activities available to them.


To our esteemed staff, your dedication and passion for education are the cornerstones of our school's success. I look forward to working closely with each of you to continue providing a high-quality education that prepares our students for a bright future.


Parents, your support is invaluable. As partners in your child's education, we appreciate your involvement and encourage open communication. Please feel free to reach out to me or our staff with any questions or concerns you may have at 305-696-9241 throughout the school year.


I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and the achievements we will celebrate together. Let us make this school year a memorable and enriching experience for all.


Thank you for entrusting Van E. Blanton with the education of your child. I am honored to be part of such a vibrant and caring school community.


Wishing everyone a successful and fulfilling academic year!


Warm regards,


Dr. Fabrice Laguerre

Lead Administrator

Van E. Blanton




End Of Grading Period Dates

First Grading Period

October 26th, 2023

Second Grading Period

January 18th, 2024

Third Grading Period

April 9th, 2024

Fourth Grading Period

June 6th, 2024

Interim Progress Report Schedule

September 22, 2023

December 1, 2023

February 23, 2024

May 17, 2024

Report Cards Available

November 7, 2023

January 30, 2024

April 24, 2024

June 18, 2024




Our School Hours:

PreK, K, 1st

8:20 am - 1:50 pm

2nd - 5th

8:35 am - 3:05 pm


Wednesdays, All Grades

8:35 am - 1:50 pm

After School Care:

FCAA Star Program

PreK - 5th Grades

Dismissal to 6 pm

Monday - Friday

For Information, call:

786-719-0585 or 786-747-9364



Did You Know...

Mr. Van E. Blanton served in several educational positions including,

Dade County School Board Trustee, School Board Member, and

as Chairman of the School Board for several years.

V.E.B. Beautification Video with "Concerned African Women"

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