Dragon Nation Newsletter

Oct 2019

We need you!

Parents, please consider signing up on-line to volunteer on campus. We welcome your support in our classrooms, with tasks around campus, with supporting student activities and more! If you can't come up during the day, consider volunteering at after school activities or reach out to you teacher for possible take home tasks that might need to be done.

We also invite you to share ideas with how to support our goal of making Dessau Elementary a campus of excellence. Many of you signed our parent wall and and shared your personal commitments. That was a great way to start our year together. Now we move even further down the road.

If you need help registering on-line, have some ideas you want to share or just want to volunteer please reach out to us. You are welcome to contact the following people to get started:

Carolyn Parker, Principal carolyn.parker@pfisd.net

Yolanda Henry, Counselor yolanda.henry@pfisd.net

Nereida Franco, Teacher (Speaks Spanish) nereida.franco@pfisd.net

You can email or call the main number 512-594-4600 and ask for one of us!

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Sign up for text messages!

See the code below to sign up for text messages from the school. You can also access more information by visiting our school website and by following us on Facebook! We love to post pictures of things happening on campus on our Facebook page. Stay connected!
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Red Ribbon Week: Oct 21 - Oct 25

Students are invited to dress up on the following days!

Mon, Oct. 21st: Wear red to kick off (Red Ribbon Week)

Tues, Oct. 22nd: Wear dress-code appropriate Pajamas (Dreaming of a drug free life!)

Wed, Oct. 23rd: Wear your favorite sports team shirt / jersey (Team up against drugs!)

Thurs, Oct. 24th: Crazy Hair and crazy sock day (From head to toe we are drug free)

Fri, Oct. 25th: Crazy Hat Day (Tip your hat to a drug free world!)

Parents come visit the Library on Mondays!

Monday's from 3:15 - 3:45 parents can visit the library and check out books with their students. We also have some new family games that allow you to practice academic skills at home. Be the first to check these out!

Ms. Walker, our librarian, is waiting to meet you! If you are interested in volunteering in the library ask Ms. Walker for details!

Here are some ways to participate:

  • Help with setting up for the book fair on the morning of Friday, Nov 1st from 8:00 - 11:00ish. Two parents would be perfect!
  • Help with running literacy night stations and the book fair on Nov 7 between 5:00 and 6:15pm.

Let her know if you are interested!

From our music teacher, Ms. Wyly


2nd and 3rd Grade students are hard at work preparing for our Veterans Musical the evening of Nov. 7, and as a special assembly on the morning of Veterans Day. The evening musical on the 7th will begin at 6:30pm (at the conclusion of Literacy Night).

4th and 5th grade students are preparing to begin learning all about recorders, and the last order forms were collected this week. Be on the lookout for PFISD District Honor Choir information to come home within the next two weeks.

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Join Now!

We will be sending out another opportunity to sign up to join our PTO. We need a PTO President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator and an Event Coordinator. The President, Treasurer and Secretary are the most critical at the point so we can transfer our accounts and funds to be used this year. Once the board is in place, monthly PTO meetings will be scheduled. Please consider supporting our new PK - 5th grade campus in creating our first ever PTO! We want to work with you! See Ms. Parker is you have any questions.

Calendar of events

Oct 14: No School

Oct 21-25: Red Ribbon Week (See details above)

Oct 25:

Dragon Rally (Times are pending)

Parents will be contacted if your student is receiving an award

Oct 31:

8:00 Book Character Parade

Parents welcome to watch in the front foyer /outside area

Nov 4 - 8:
Book Fair

Students will visit during the day

Nov 7:

Thanksgiving Dinner for lunch! Aramark should be sending out info soon for parents.

Literacy Night

Family activities from 5:00 - 6:15

Family book fair night: Library open from 5:00 - 7:30

2nd / 3rd grade musical: 6:30 - 7:00

Nov 18:

CAAC 3:15 - 5:00

Parents invited to sit in. Looking for 2 parents who want to officially join the committee. See Ms. Parker for information.

Nov 25 - 29

Thanksgiving Break

No School

Dec 11

3rd grade field trip: The Nutcracker

Dec 19

4th & 5th grade Musical

Dec 20

Early out at 12:00 Noon! Please be on time to pick up students :)

Dec 23 - Jan 6

No School / Winter Break

Jan 7

Students return to school

Jan 20

No School!

Hope you liked our Oct 2019 newsletter