Dragon Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

October 11, 2019

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October 1 - Dec 1 - GT Nomination Window Opens


14 - No School

15-18 - Fall Bookfair

17 - Late Night Bookfair 4:00-7:00

15 - PTO Executive Board Meeting (CANCELED)

15 - Late Night Conferences

17 - 4th Grade goes to the Pavilion

17 - Game Club starts at 7:15

17 - PTO meeting 2:00 (CANCELED)

18 - TWHS Homecoming

21-25 - RED RIBBON WEEK

21 - Rockwall of Character here for Gr 5 and 6

22 - Late Night Conferences

23 - PTO executive meeting 9:30

24 - PTO meeting 2:00

24 - Late Night Conferences

25 - Spotlight Ceremony

29 - 4th Grade Writing Benchmark

30 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Minute Maid Park

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Monday, October 14th is a school Holiday! Please be safe. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 15th.

Nominations for Gifted & Talented Testing

Nominations will open October 1st for the Conroe ISD Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are accepted at this time. Nominations can be made by parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at your fall conference. Nominations will be accepted through December 18th. You may request a nomination form from the front office. You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Every Minute Counts @ Deretchin


We know from research that students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This is also true for chronic tardiness. Every minute a student is not on time, they are losing critical information and learning opportunities.

Our 5th grade “Pillar Challenge” committee met to discuss what responsibility means in school. They decided being at school on time and ready to learn is one the first positive habits of Responsibility.

Beginning next week, Oct. 15 through the end of 2nd quarter we will challenge all grade levels to being on time. The grade level with the least amount of tardies for the week will receive a “shout out” on DNN, and will be able to ring our Deretchin bell!

Thank you for supporting this important habit of Responsibility!

Red Ribbon Week - October 21-25

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Our Red Ribbon Week Theme this year is "“Send a message…stay drug free”


We have many great activities happening for RR week this year! There will also be daily spirit days, DNN announcements, and daily yellow ticket drawings on DNN for special prizes!


Monday: “RED-y to Live a Drug-Free Life” – everyone wear RED to kick off a great week! Students will receive their 2019 Red Ribbon. “Rock Solid Character” program here for 5th and 6th graders. Every Minute Counts Challenge begins today! Let’s get to school on time this week!

Tuesday: “Texas Tuesday” – Texans make good choices! Wear your western gear or Texas shirts!

Wednesday: “We Are Ready to put a CAP on drugs!” – wear a hat or cap! Hats must be school appropriate.

Thursday: “Our Future is bright!” Wear your favorite high school or college shirt! 8:30 – Officer Davis here for 1st and 2nd grade.

Friday: “I am Responsible for Me” – wear GREEN to celebrate our Spotlight on Responsibility. Students will also participate in our “Pledge to a Drug-Free Life” on DNN.


***Bonus Speaker! On November 8th, the NED Show will present “The Mindset Mission” to grades K-4!

From Counselor Stiles- Parents please mark your calendar (Nov. 12 or Nov. 13th) for this insightful and AWESOME resource to better equip you for drug awareness with your children.

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"11 Social Media Red Flags"

Parent Book Study - "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families"


We had a great first session of our book study. We want to encourage you to join for either of our last 2 sessions! This book is for all of us who are commited to creating a strong family culture in the world we face today. The book presents the same 7 principles he introduced in his previous book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and applies them to families today. These principles are applicable for families in any stage of life! We hope you will join us! Books can be purchased in hardback or paperback copies on Amazon.


We will meet on the following dates:


Session 2: November 6- 9:30am / Habit #2-5

Session 3: January 16 - 9:30am / Habit #6-7


We hope to see you there!

Fridays ROCK!

Our Kindness Rocks project will begin on Friday, Oct. 25th! Each Friday, our student council will be set up in the commons at 7:30am - 7:45am. Students can purchase and decorate a rock to "plant" in our rock garden. All money earned from sales of rocks goes to our Deretchin Scholarship Fund.


P.S.....our rock garden will be moving to a new home soon! Stay tuned!

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The November 5th Bond Referendum contains a second proposition, Proposition B, which includes the installation of artificial turf on the fields used by Oak Ridge, TW College Park, Conroe, Caney Creek and The Woodlands High School. This will allow the 15,000+ students to use the fields for their activities on a more consistent basis. To view more information about Proposition B and learn more about the November 2019 Bond Election, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or visit our Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.

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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-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksC8TIJCwjc&feature=youtu.be

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.