Dragon Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

NOVEMBER 11, 2019

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November 11


Staff Development Day with Phil Warrick (For Teachers)

November 12

9:30 - PTO exec board meeting

Hidden in Plain Sight 6:00 @ Conroe High School

November 13

Hidden in Plain Sight 6:30 @ Oak Ridge High School

November 14

2:00 - Nov/Dec PTO meeting

Club pictures

6th grade group picture

November 15

Turkey Trot during FA/PE - Parents can run with their children

Rock Solid Character / Rock Wall for Gr 5/6

November 18

NEW DATE Retakes and class group pictures

Gr. 4 Math Benchmark

Gr. 6 Reading Benchmark

November 19

5th Gr. Reading Benchmark

November 20

Author's celebration during D3

3rd Grade Reading BM

November 21

8:30 - 4th grade program

5:30 - 4th Grade program

November 22

2:00 - Spotlight

November 25 - 29



Author, Nathan Hale, will be visiting Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 at Deretchin on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales is an Eisner-nominated, #1 New York Times bestselling series that is thrilling, daring, and stories from American history, in Graphic novel form. He also created the sci-fi horror comics ONE TRICK PONY and APOCALYPSE TACO. His presentations will cover writing, drawing, storytelling, and social studies.

If you would like to purchase a book to be autographed, please fill out the following form and send payment.
Please write your child’s first and last name in ALL books to be autographed. Send cash or check (made payable to Deretchin Elementary) to the Library.

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Kindness Rocks on Fridays!

Help us grow our Kindness Rocks Garden! Each Friday morning from 7:30 - 7:50am, our Kindness Rocks committee will have tables set up for students to purchase and paint a rock.

Students may purchase a rock for $2.00. Students will have the ability to come back the next week to pick up their rock and decide if they will keep it, give it away, or plant it in our garden.

All proceeds will go to our Deretchin Scholarhsip Fund. Many thanks to our sponsor A&A Stone and Masonry on FM 1488!!

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Voting is November 5th. For more information about the upcoming Bond Election and to view voting polling locations and times, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or www.elections.mctx.org.

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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-


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.

CISD Parent Presentations

Wednesday, Dec. 11th-

Dr. Collier - "Marijuana, Vaping & E-Cigs" - Parent Presentation

6pm - Grand Oaks High School

Tuesday, Nov. 12th -

Student Assistance Services, the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth and Conroe ISD present: "Hidden in Plain Sight"

6:00pm - Oak Ridge High School - Parent Presentation

A Message from Officer Mason

Hello Deretchin Dragons,

Officer Mason is excited to be serving Deretchin for the rest of this school year. As he has observed the property a few things have caught his attention that he would like to share with you. Please talk with your students about parking their bikes as close to the bike racks and school property as possible. Many are leaving them very close to the street and this concerns him for the bike's safety throughout the day. Also, please ensure that you do not park in the fire zone even just to quickly walk your student to the front office. Thank you. Officer Mason looks forward to getting to know the Deretchin family.

Hoop Helpers

Here’s your chance to be part of the


Attention all 5th and 6th graders, the TWHS boys’ varsity basketball team is looking for volunteers to help keep the floor clean during all home varsity basketball games. This is a fun opportunity to see our Highlanders up close and in action, plus you receive a free t-shirt, tickets for concessions, and free admission for you and a parent. Be sure to sign up soon because spots are limited and on a first-come first-served basis.

You must sign up no later than November 6, and there will be a mandatory HOOP HELPER training on November 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the main TWHS gym. During training, you will also have some time to watch the varsity team practice and hear from Head Basketball Coach, Dale Reed.

Once training is complete, a sign-up genius will be sent out and you can pick which games you want to work. Games typically take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday nights, but they will occasionally play on other days and times.

Thanks, from the TWHS Rebounders Club! We’re looking forward to another great year with our HOOP HELPERS!

For more information or to sign up, please email Kellie Burgess at kelliej99@yahoo.com.