Dragon Tales

Week of December 5th

Dooley Family Updates

Hello, Dooley Families!

We are so very thankful for our Dooley PTA when they served us with a Fruit and Vegetable Bar on the last day of November! It was quickly devoured and enjoyed by each of us! Thank you so very much!

We begin middle of the year MAP testing this week for all grades. It is imperative that students get enough rest each night. We will be sharing the results in January when we complete all of the other middle of the year diagnostics, too!

Scroll down to access Dooley's Calendar of Events to learn that our Giving Tree continues through December 9th and that our Honor Choir Winter Concert this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Gym. You may also access updated grade level newsletters, too! You can also view our Breakfast/Lunch Menu for Fall Semester, and learn how to access the federal meal application for free/reduced lunch, as breakfast and lunch is no longer free for all students this year. Please be sure to deposit money online via SchoolCafe to your child's account if you are waiting to be approved for the federal free/reduced meal program.

Don't forget to access our Dragon Prints -- Dooley PTA's newsletter for information about PTA happenings as well as tuition-based after school programs, and more!

If you haven't already, please make sure to opt in to our District's Text Messaging feature by texting “Y” to 67587 so that you are able to receive information from our campus in another manner.

Lastly, do reach out to me and to Plano ISD's Let's Talk with any questions/concerns that you may have. Your input is valuable! We are Stronger Together and will move mountains when we collaborate to seek the best response to teaching and learning for all members of our school community.


Dr. Tran

Important School-Wide Events this Week

Monday, December 5th

  • Wear Dooley Blue or Dooley Spirit Wear!
  • 1st - 5th Credit by Exam Application Due December 16th
  • All Grades - MOY Reading MAP

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Dress for Success Tuesday
  • Dooley PTA to Provide "Room Service" Holiday Treat for Teachers
  • MOY MAP resumes
  • Dooley Honor Choir Winter Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7th

  • Walk to School Wednesday! Wear Warm-ups/Athletic Wear!
  • PESH Athletes support 4th Grade

Thursday, December 8th

  • Wear grade level colors (K-Purple; 1-Yellow; 2-Red; 3-Orange; 4-Green; 5-Blue)
  • MOY MAP resumes

Friday, December 9th

  • Wear PESH Spirit Wear or College Spirit Wear
  • MOY MAP resumes
  • Holiday Store Set Up
  • Scholar Dollar Store Open
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Upcoming Happenings!

Giving Tree: November 17 - December 9

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Save the Date: Dooley's Science & Engineering Fair

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Chess Club Tuesdays and Art Class Thursdays...

Please see flyers below for tuition-based opportunities for your children sponsored by Dooley PTA.

You can sign up by visiting: https://murphylearningcenter544.teachworks.com/form/mlcform

Chess Club will be on Tuesdays at Dooley from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Art Club will be on Thursdays at Dooley from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Classes start in November.

For questions, please contact MentorstoSuccess@gmail.com .

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Scholar Dollar Store Donations!

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Dragon Prints: Dooley PTA Newsletter

Information regarding this updated PTA news such as PTA Membership, Volunteering, tuition-based after school programs, and spirit wear!

News from our Front Office

District News

Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP)

The Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) offers classes, services and resources to all parents and families of Plano ISD. Parents can access district-wide scheduled workshops and registration on the PEEP website and receive updates on the PEEP Facebook Page. Several classes are offered in hybrid settings. Parents can join in person at the Bird Welcome and Enrollment Center (1300 19th Street, Plano) or attend virtually through Zoom. For more information about PEEP services such as 1-on-1 parent partnering, GED/ESL classes, etc., please view this information in English and Spanish or contact Sharon Bradley.

Dooley Parent Handbook 2022-2023

Revised as of July 25, 2022.

Link to Dooley Calendar of Events for 2022-2023

Revised as of September 5, 2022.

Application to be a Dooley Volunteer

Applications take 5-10 business days to be processed.

Dooley's Breakfast & Lunch Menu

The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits. (Student breakfast is $1.75; student lunch is $2.85). Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram.

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Dooley School Supply List

Title I Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, and Notification of Qualification Letters

Please access below for English and Spanish versions of each Document.

Important Title I documents, like the Campus Improvement Plan, school parent engagement policy, school-parent compact, and notice of qualifications can found on the campus website, and hard copies are located in the school’s front office.

Los documentos importantes del Título I, como el Plan de mejora del campus, la política de participación de los padres de la escuela, el pacto entre la escuela y los padres y el aviso de calificaciones se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del campus, y las copias impresas se encuentran en la oficina principal de la escuela.

English Versions of Documents

Spanish Versions of Documents


To prevent COVID-positive individuals from entering our campuses, your student’s school will have the following COVID-19 symptom screening procedures in place:

  • All staff will be required to self-screen daily.
  • All visitors will be required to screen upon arrival.
  • Parents are requested to proactively identify when their student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed, in which case, parents will keep students home and report the information to the school nurse at hayley.truong@pisd.edu.

Return to School - Upon Completion of Required Quarantine Period

  • For a confirmed case (all three conditions must be met):
    • until the individual is fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication, AND
    • at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, AND
    • symptoms have improved.

  • for symptoms likely to be COVID-19:
  • until the individual is fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication, AND
    • at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, AND
    • symptoms have improved, OR
    • until the individual receives a negative PCR or antigen test, OR
    • until the individual receives a doctor’s note indicating an alternative diagnosis for the symptoms and releasing the individual to return to school/work.


Plano ISD will be taking the following steps across each of our campuses to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

  • Masks/face coverings:
    • All adults are encouraged to wear masks in the building, especially if not vaccinated.
    • All students are encouraged to wear masks in the building
  • Hand washing will be encouraged throughout the day and hand sanitizer will be available at building entrances and in classrooms.
  • Cleaning of high-touch areas and work surfaces will occur periodically throughout the day.


In the event of a COVID-positive case on campus, the campus will take the following steps:

  • All areas that were heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case will be closed off until disinfected.
  • The local health department will be notified.

We hope that this information provides you with a better understanding of our protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to askPISD@pisd.edu or visit our website. We look forward to supporting your student’s learning journey.

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