Dealey Dragon Update

December 2017

Message from the Principal

Hello Dealey Parents,


I can't believe we are almost finished with the first semester. Our Winter Break will be here before we know it.


The next couple of weeks will be extremely busy here at Dealey as we prepare for the end of the semester. We have many after school programs and events. Please see the calendar below and do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about event times, dates, or details.


We will end the semester by taking our district ACP exams. I have include our tentative testing schedule as well. These exams will give us data to use as we plan for the second semester and work to cover all of the skills needed for students to be prepared for the next grade level. We will keep you posted about our overall school results.


Finally, I am pleased to announce that we have filled our orchestra vacancy! Mrs. Kiira Russell has joined our staff as the orchestra teacher here at Dealey. She holds a degree in Music Education from Oberlin Conservatory and has been teaching music in many different capacities for the past 10 years. We are thrilled to have her working with our students.


Thanks again for all of your support this first semester!


Sincerely,


Beverly Lusk

Principal

Welcome, Kiira Russell! Dealey's New Orchestra Teacher!

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Mark Your Calendar - December

2 - Debate Fall City Championship

2 - Elementary UIL Competition @ Molina HS

2 - TMSCA @ Cross Timbers MS in Grapevine

2 - Robotics Competition - Kileen, TX

4 - 8 - Dealey Science Fair

5 - Choir Performance @ 6:30 p.m.

7 - Gingerbread House Workshop in Art Room 3:45 - 5 p.m.

7 - Dealey Open House ( New Applicants) 6 - 7 p.m.

9 - MS UIL Competition - Lang MS

9 - Robotics Competition - Greenville, TX

11 - Orchestra and Drama Performance 6:30 p.m.

12 - PTA Board Meeting @ 6 p.m.

13 - Gift Box Collections Due to Student Council (Grimes)

13 - Dealey Staff Holiday Party

14 - Dealey Giving Tree Purchases Due

14 - Texas Discovery Gardens @ 9:15 a.m. (1-3)

14 - Gift Making Workshop in Art Room 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

14 - Piano Recital 5:30 p.m.

15 - Kinder GT Nominations Due

15 - Jean Spirit Day

18 - 21 - ACP Testing (See Full Schedule Below)

22 - Winter Break Begins ( 12/22 - 1/8/17)


January:

8 - Student Holiday/Staff Development


Classes Resume on Tuesday, January 9th

ACP Testing Schedule

Just as last year, our students will end the semester by taking the district ACPs. Please check out the tentative schedule below to see when your child will be taking his/her assessments.



Monday, Dec. 18th:

K-6th grade - Reading

Middle School - 1st and 2nd Period Exams


Tuesday, Dec. 19th:

K-6th grade - Math

Middle School - 3rd and 4th Period Exams


Wednesday, Dec. 20th:

4th grade - Language Arts

5th and 6th grade - Science

Middle School - 5th and 6th Period Exams


Thursday, December 21st:

6th grade - Social Studies

Middle School - 7th Period Exam

Early Release Schedule - Dec. 19th - 21st

Tuesday, Dec. 19th

6th - 8th grade - Early Release - 12:35 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 20th

6th - 8th grade - Early Release 12:35 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 21st

6th - 8th - Early Release 12:35 p.m.


Elementary grades (PK-5) will not be released early on the 21st.

Global Friday - November 10th, 2017

Dealey International Academy

Last month, our International Academy students participated in their first Global Friday event where they culminated their learning about Japan, China, North Korea and South Korea in a day filled with presentations, performances, food tasting, and more!


Along with the many guests who presented information about the cultures and traditions of these countries, teachers AND students led break-out sessions where they were able to engage one another in a hands-on way.


Check out some of the pics below.

Performances

Tae Kwon Do, Table Etiquette, and Games

Propaganda, Writing, and Art

Food Tasting and Using Chopsticks

Kabuki Theatre

Politics, Economics, and More!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-7hIjPXTBE