Dragon Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

NOVEMBER 18, 2019

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

Kindness Rocks Sale 7:30-7:55am

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!!

CISD Children in Santa's Dream Toy Drive!

The CISD Police Department would like to invite you to help us make a child’s dream come true. Beginning the week of November 11th, 2019 the CISD Police Department will start collecting “NEW” unwrapped gifts for boys and girls of all ages. Please drop off any donations in our front office. There will be a bin especially for this purpose.

All gift donations should be made by Friday, December 6, 2019 to ensure the gifts will be wrapped in time for Santa to deliver.

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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