The Hornet's Nest

For Dodd City Elementary Parents

Seen and Heard

A sweet group of 2nd graders came to my office Friday afternoon to celebrate increases in reading and math. They were EXCITED to say the least! I asked them to come closer to my desk so I could video them telling about their accomplishments...and just the greatest scene unfolded. These kiddos gathered close, and put their arms around one another's shoulders. I loved this spontaneous expression of camaraderie, support for one another, and fellowship. Wow, I hope their lives are full of similar scenes as they grow up and move on from this place.


It's the Dodd City Way!

Little Dribblers - 5th grade parents

As of Friday, we needed to fill one more spot for this coming Saturday. Please look at the newsletter (on the Elementary webpage) for the latest updates.

Donuts with Dads

When: This Friday...we will begin serving at 7:30 when the elementary building opens.

Where: Elementary Gather Room


We will have an assortment of yummy donuts, juice and water available, along with a selfie station! If you take a selfie, please share it with me: jcollida@doddcityisd.com.


Based on the response so far, this event looks to be epic!

What is the THING next the GAGA pit...you know...the THING with the big rocks???

This is the #1 question of the day!


This is a new outdoor learning space! When complete, teachers will be able to move their classes outside for a whole new perspective on learning. We think our school is limitless in its mission to provide the best instruction for your children, and we like to push the boundaries on what some may think a "traditional" public school should look like. This space will take us one step further and enhance our efforts to provide the best educational environment in Texas.


Let us know what you think!

Incentive for Positive Behavior choices

Through the end of the week, students are working to have their handprints added to a Positive Behavior Wall of Fame! Last week was a great start!

Have you seen...

...the new water fountain on the playground? LOVE!

Day Care reminders

*Please be mindful that all Day Care students must be picked up no later than 5:45. A $1.00 late fee, per child, per minute is incurred for any student picked up after 5:45.


*Mrs. Atchley does a great job of keeping track of Day Care accounts. Please see her should you have questions about late fees or balances. Students with excessive outstanding balances may not be allowed to stay after school.

PreKindergarten Reminder

All PreK students receive breakfast and lunch this year FREE OF CHARGE!

Dismissal Procedures

Calendar of Events...Check early and often for updates!

*Jan. 18 Donuts with Dads

*Jan. 12, 19, 26 Little Dribbler BB Tournaments held at Dodd City

*Jan. 19 5th grade hosts Little Dribblers/Sky Ranch fundraiser

*Jan. 21 Staff Day/Student Holiday MLK Day

*Jan. 24 Basketball pictures

*Jan. 25 Homecoming

*Jan. 30 picture retakes

*Feb. 5 Progress Reports go home

*Feb. 14 Valentine Parties

*Feb. 18 Inservice Day - Student Holiday

*March 1 Read Across America Day

*March 7 Points Parties

*March 8 Hornet Pride Rally and Early Release

*March 11-15 Spring Break

*March 19 Report Cards go home

*March 21 Spring Pictures, class group pictures, softball, baseball, track, golf pictures

*March 23 Spring Fling and 5K Color Run

*April 9 5&8 math, 4&7 writing STAAR, Eng. I EOC

*April 10 5&8 reading

*April 11 Eng II EOC

*April 15-18 Sky Ranch

*April 16 Progress Reports go home

*April 19 Good Friday - Student and Staff Holiday

*April 22 Bad Weather Day

*May 6 Biology EOC

*May 7 Algebra I EOC

*May 8 US History EOC

*May 13 STAAR Math (5th and 8th retest)

*May 14 STAAR Reading (5th and 8th retest)

*May 15 STAAR Science

*May 16 STAAR Social Studies

*May 21 Field Day

*May 22 EOY Points Parties - Water Balloon Fight!

*May 23 Kinder graduation and Hornet Pride Rally