August 22, 2018


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Dear Deep Wood Families,

It is with extreme excitement that I welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! For those of you who are new to Deep Wood, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place. Our teachers and staff are caring, innovative, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven group of educators who love your children, care deeply to meet their needs, and strive to have them reach their highest potential.

This year we will continue our work in creating an environment that is inviting and inclusive for all students, parents, families and community members. Our teachers understand the importance of teaching the whole child and believe it is crucially important to work together to support student academic and social/emotional achievement. We will also continue to focus on creating powerful readers and writers. Our teachers participated in a four day Summer Writing Institute that was led and taught by staff developers from the Teachers College at Columbia University. They are eager to get started sharing what they learned with your children. We truly believe that when our students work together collaboratively, communicate through the written word, lead with integrity, have empathy, and develop a heart to serve others - they will be set apart from their peers and reach high levels of success!

We are thrilled to have students back in the classrooms and hallways filling them with enthusiasm and joy for learning. It was getting pretty lonely up here without them! I love this school deeply and am committed to the Deep Wood community. I firmly believe that all students can reach success. I look forward to partnering with you and your family this year. I am only a phone call or email away if you ever need anything!


Reba Mussey


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Summer Reading: I hope you read lots of great stories over the summer. Mrs. Barr would like to remind everyone that this Friday, Aug. 24, your Beach Blanket BINGO sheets are due.

Next week, we’ll celebrate your reading with prizes like:

-Pencils and bookmarks

-Extra checkout coupons

-Lunch in the library


-STREAM party invitations

Find all the details (or refresh your memory and reprint your BINGO sheet) on the library's website:


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Music News:

♪ A Note From Mrs. Choate ♪

Welcome back Deep Wood Dinos! If you like to sing, please think about signing up for our after-school choir for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders - The Tyrannochorus Rex. We practice on Mondays from 2:55 until 4:00 p.m. starting on Monday, September 10th and ending with our concert on Tuesday, November 13th. You can get more information and sign up with the link below. The deadline to register for the choir is Thursday, September 6th. If you have any questions or need help filling out the form, please contact Mrs. Choate at lorinda_choate@roundrockisd.org or 512-464-4421.

Here is the link to sign up:

Tyrannochorus Rex Choir Registration

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Upcoming Events at Deep Wood:


30th: DWE Back to School Information Night 6pm-7pm



20th: Brown Bag Lunch w/Principal and PTA President @ 11:30-1:00

27th: Watch DOGS Kickoff 6:00-7:00pm

28th: Dino Pride @ 8:00am