Bulldog Bulletin

Mar. 27-31

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Mar. 20- Recycling Drive Begins

Mar. 23- Dine to Donate- Chick-fil-A

Mar. 30- Dine to Donate- Chuy's

Apr. 4- Hey Dude! Nice Shoes Program (A ProKindness/Anti-Bullying Program)

Apr. 5 - Kindergarten Round Up (for incoming kindergartners)

Apr. 13- Kindergarten Graduation Photos

Apr. 14- Spring Fling (6-8PM)

Stephens Spotlight

This week's spotlight is Christi Spindle. Christi is one of our PreK teachers at Stephens. You might have seen her out at arrival in the morning with one of her therapy dogs. Honeybelle and Prancer frequently make visits to Ms. Spindle's classroom where it's not uncommon to see staff members stopping by for their own pet therapy session!

She pours into her students something fierce and is ALWAYS willing to step in and help anywhere she is needed. She has a gift of making students feel loved while holding them to high expectations. She truly wants all kids to reach their highest potential.

If you have or have had a student in Ms. Spindle's class, take a moment to drop her a note to let her know how much you appreciate her! (cspindle@dentonisd.org).

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Kindergarten Round-Up

If you have a child who will be starting kindergarten next year, we would love to see you at our Kindergarten Round Up on April 5.

Take a scavenger hunt around the school, enjoy a free hotdog meal outside on the playground, and check out the Boys & Girls Club activity bus. We will also be offering free immunizations as well as free dental exams that come with a fluoride varnishing to protect those precious teeth!

All families will receive a backpack with school supplies* and will be entered into a raffle for giftcards and books.

If you know someone who has a child starting next year or are part of social media groups in the area, please spread the word!!

*while supplies last

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Calling All Student Artists

Hello Parents

We are hosting an art project on our campus. We are asking for students to draw a food super hero or a positive affirmation. These will be displayed in our cafeteria line for years to come.

If your student would like to participate please let us know if they would need supplies. This is a at home project. When students are done. They can bring the art work to Mrs. McNeill, our cafeteria manager, to be displayed.

Please contact amcneill@dentonisd.org with any questions!

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Library Lowdown

This month students are learning about digital citizenship in the library. This week's focus is digital footprint & identity. Check out these tips to help your child create the kind of footprint they can be proud of.

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PTA News

Dine to Donate - Chuy's

Join us at Chuy's in Denton on Thursday, March 30th ALL DAY. Don't forget to mention Stephens Elementary when you order! For online ordering, use the promo code STEPHENS at checkout.

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes Pro-Kindness/Anti-Bullying Program

On April 4, 2023, Carolyn Brown from Hey Dude, Nice Shoes will be presenting her Pro-Kindness/Anti-Bullying program to our Stephens students. That evening there will also be a parent presentation at 6pm. The presentation will be approximately 70 minutes. Dinner and childcare will be provided at NO COST to our families. Please just let us know you are coming so we have enough food and childcare workers by going to https://forms.gle/LgLaoEQF4nLLngk18.

Spirit Wear, Yearbooks and PTA Memberships
Check out our PTA store site at https://olive-stephens-elementary-pta-store.cheddarup.com/ for all things Stephens! We have t-shirts and sweatshirts available. You can pre-order your yearbook and even join the PTA! Yearbook orders due by April 14th!

Follow Stephens PTA on Facebook for the latest updates and reminders (facebook.com/OliveStephensPTA)!

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Denton Dash 5K

The race for the MOST PARTICIPANTS in the upcoming Denton Dash is off to a quick start and we officially have our first leader....Nette Shultz Elementary! The campus with the most registered runners at the conclusion of the race on Saturday, April 15th will walk away with the highly coveted trophy! Will Bettye Myers keep the trophy from last year? Will Adkins steal it back? Will the OG of the trophy, EP Rayzor, make a comeback? Will one of our high schools with all their track & CC athletes snag it?

What: Denton Dash 5k for Public Schools

When: Saturday, April 15th

Where: South Lakes Park; 556 Hobson Lane, Denton 76205

Link: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Denton/DentonDashforPublicSchools

Cost: $5 discount for groups of 5+ before March 30th

  • $30 until March 30th (shirt guaranteed)
  • $35 March 31st - April 14th (shirt size not guaranteed)
  • $40 Walk up registration

As always, thank you for your support!

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Denton ISD Student Transfer Application Open March 20

Our student transfer application will open on Monday, March 20 and will close on Friday, April 14. The transfer window will briefly re-open during the week of registration/schedule pick-up for anyone who missed the initial transfer window.

A transfer application should only be completed by a parent (district employees included) who wants their student to attend a school that is DIFFERENT than the school zoned for their current address.

For more information, please visit the Denton ISD student transfers site.

PreK Registration

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Summer Opportunity- Drama Kids

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Summer Opportunity- Camp Invention

Camp Invention is returning to Denton ISD this summer for children entering 1st through 6th grade! This inspiring, weeklong summer experience provides opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Taking on a variety of exhilarating activities each day, children have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges.

Program dates are June 5-9, 2023 from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Alexander Elementary School in Denton ISD.

This year's program, Wonder, is an action-packed and confidence-boosting program where young innovators will:

  • Design and build their own mini skate park, customize their mini skateboard, and practice persistence as they take on ramps, bowls, rails and more
  • Transform a robot into a one-of-a-kind stuffie while exploring genetics, finding inspiration in nature and taking pride in their individuality
  • Take on the role of event planner as they design a grand celebration, invent a Party Assistant, and create a light-up party hat and bubble art banner
  • Launch their own pop-up business while building entrepreneurship skills, making smart financial choices, using green energy and attracting customers

Registration is currently $25 off with code 'SUM25' until March 30. Register before 3/30 to lock-in the discount!

Register Here: https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=38953

Hope to see your kiddos at camp this year! For questions regarding camp, please reach out to Emily Pearson at epearson@dentonisd.org.

Clothes Closet


We are in need of girls and boys clothing (shirts, pants, underwear) sizes 4-8 for our clothes closet. We would love to have any of your gently used clothing if you are cleaning out your closets!

Home Access Center Help

If you need help getting into the Home Access Center to view your child's grades and attendance, please click here for step-by-step instructions.

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering this year, please make sure you have completed your background check.

2022-2023 Parent Handbook

You can access our Stephens Elementary Parent Handbook on our website under Campus Information.

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Stephens Elementary

  • Opened in 2008, our school is named after Olive Stephens, who served the town of Shady Shores as mayor for nearly four decades. We believe that ensuring high levels of success for all students requires a collaborative effort between staff, parents, students, and community members. We are thankful for the continued support of all of our stakeholders as we "build a community of learners for life!"