Dragon Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

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17 - Parent Information Night Gr K-3

18 - Read For a Better Life

19 - Parent Information Night Gr 4-6

20 - Last Day of Check Writing Campaign

20 - Football Readers on campus from TWHS to read to Kinder - second grade classrooms

24 - PTO executive board meeting 9:30

26 - Fall Pictures

26 - PTO meeting 2:00

27 - Spotlight Ceremony at 2:00

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VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS

Please visit the following website to register to vote.


https://elections.mctx.org/vapp.asp?curlang=English


If you're not sure if you are currently registered, you can also visit the site and verify your enrollment prior to October 7th.


https://elections.mctx.org/vrlookup.asp?curlang=English

Facts About The Bond....

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Did you know that the November 2019 Bond includes five new campuses? Learn more at www.conroeisd.net/bond.

Annonymous Alerts

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Our campus will be utilizing the Anonymous Alerts app designed to allow students, or anyone, inform our campus administration of any safety concern during the 2019-2020 school year. This app will allow any completely anonymous upstander and an administrator to engage in completely anonymous two-way confidential ongoing communication regarding an issue. The app can be downloaded either at the Google Play store for Android or Apple store for iOS.

Note the important following information to use when utilizing the app:

· Login/Password– conroeisd

For a complete overview of Anonymous Alerts and how it works, please view the following video on YouTube-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksC8TIJCwjc&feature=youtu.be

Please be aware 1-888-KIDCHAT will still be available. Anonymous Alerts is preferable as the app allows two-way anonymous exchange of tip information.

Lastly, we will reiterate to students constantly the importance and availability to come directly to an administrator with any concerns. Your assistance in reiterating this is much appreciated.

We are asking that ALL parents attend our Parent Information Night this school year! As our curriculum is changing and our systems reflect ways that we can communicate with you throughout the school year, we want you to know that this night will be DIFFERENT than it has been in the past. Teachers will be sharing important information on how you can best support your child throughout Deretchin Elementary. Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!! You won't want to miss your child's night!

Parent Information Night Dates

Kindergarten to Third Grade - September 17, 2019 5:30-7:00


Fourth Grade to Sixth - September 19, 2019 5:30-7:00

Deretchin Parent Book Study

“The 7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective Families” Parent Book Study

This year, our parent book study is from the NY Times bestseller, Stephen R. Covey, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families”. This book is for all of us who are commited to creating a strong family culture in the world we face today. The book presents the same 7 principles he introduced in his previous book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and applies them to families today. These principles are applicable for families in any stage of life! We hope you will join us! Books can be purchased in hardback or paperback copies on Amazon.


We will meet on the following dates:

Session 1: October 1 - 9:30am

Session 2: November 6- 9:30am

Session 3: January 16 - 9:30am

Counseling News

This is going to be a great year of character building and growth for our Dragons! Last year's 6th Grade Student Council decided to write a "Pledge of Character" as their legacy gift to the school. Each morning during DNN, all students and teachers recite this pledge along with our pledges to the flags. It is a great way to set a positive tone and remind us that our character and habits make a difference in everything we do!

Ask your student if they can recite it at home!

Deretchin Pledge of Character

Today I will respect myself and others by replacing words that hurt, with words that build others up.

I will work hard, and play fair.

I will act with integrity by doing the right thing.

I will use my resources when I face problems.

The choice is mine, and I CHOOSE CHARACTER!

Written by 6th Grade Student Council 18-19

Board Games Needed

We are collecting new or gently used board games for the counseling center. Specifically looking for simple games that all students can play (i.e. Chutes and Ladders, Sorry, Trouble, Chinese checkers, etc). Thank you in advance!