Dealey Dragon Update
November 28th, 2021
I hope you had a nice week full of doing what you love with the people that you love. We have three weeks until the end of the semester and Winter Break. We can do it!
On December 2nd, we will have a Virtual Open House for Prospective Families. If you know of anyone interested in joining our community, please share the following information.
Join the Dragon Community! Please see our flyer and join us for Virtual Open House: Dealey Montessori and International Academy Prospective Student Virtual Open House: December 2 @ 6
Meeting ID: 311 906 4489
Thank you for your help in getting the word out about our amazing school!
Have a great week!
Dragons breathe fire!
Nov 19, 2021
State Mandated Screenings - It is my goal to get started with this year’s hearing &
vision, and Acanthosis (risk assessment for developing Type 2 Diabetes) screenings
after Thanksgiving break. This will include students new to the district, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and
7th graders. Health appraisals and spinal screenings won’t be until the spring, however,
if you have a 5th or 7th grade girl or 8th grade boy who has had a spinal screening this
year at their pediatrician’s office, I welcome you to send me those results. If your child
fails a hearing or vision screening they will be rescreened in 2-3 weeks. If they fail
again, a referral will be sent home and your child will need to see a provider. You will
need to return the referral back to me after your child has been seen.
Immunization Compliance - I’m still waiting on updated immunization records from
some of you. You have had 14 weeks to get it together and I would really like to stop
hounding you about it. Again, if you need resources I have a list of free immunization
clinics around the metroplex.
Ps & Qs - Thanksgiving is the perfect time to
remind your children that grace and courtesy are not limited to the classroom and
should extend to the nurse’s office. “Please” and “thank you” goes a long way.
I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Break!
Updates and Information
Crossing Guard Update: We would like to welcome Ms. Dilma, our newest Dealey Dragon! She will serve as a crossing guard for our campus at the corner of Lavendale and Edgemere both morning and afternoon. Please take some time to welcome her to our community. With this change, we will now be allowing 4-8th grade students to cross at that crosswalk during dismissal. Students should only cross once they see their parents. At this time, we continue to ask parents not to cross onto campus but wait on the sidewalks across the street. PK-3rd grade walkers will continue to meet their families by the Northaven Trail. Multi-age level families will meet where the youngest age sibling is supposed to go.
If you know of prospective families, please share this information.
Please see list of updates from SBDM SBDM Principal’s Report
All Community Dates (George Bannerman Dealey) are here
Dec 2 Virtual Open House for Prospective Families 6:00 pm via Zoom
Dec 1,2 UIL Theater performance (for families of students in the performance only)
Dec 3 Picture Retakes
Dec 3 Spelling Bee @ 1:30
Dec 10 Coffee with the Principal 8:15
Dec 17 ACP tests begin
Dec 15-17 Early Release 6th-8th grade
Dec 13-17 ACPs
Dec 18-Jan 4 Winter Break
Jan 5-14 ACP Makeups
If you would like to send some love to a staff member, please complete this form.
Ms. Meinhardt and Sunshine for organizing the Pre-Thanksgiving Nacho Bar
Ms. Brashear, Ms. Gurtowski, Ms. Colon and Ms. Simmons for helping with set up and clean up
Ms. Johnson, Ms. Knoll, Ms. Davila for volunteering to get pies in the face
Ms. Redel and Ms. Davila for amazing MS dance planning and execution.
All the brave volunteers that helped with the MS dance- the kids had so much fun!
PTA Hospitality for gifting all of our staff pies for Thanksgiving
Dr. Schmidt for grace and understanding
The Upper Elementary Team for fantastic collaboration
Primary team for the sweetest Thanksgiving celebration
Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Soto for so much help on Friday evening
Mr. Hoskins for great work with the newspaper
Ms. Smith and the debate team for great success at the first meet
Ms. Chandler for helping out wherever and whenever
Logan Roberts, Lillian Webb, and Andrea Allen for putting together the perfect Sunday afternoon for our Dealey families- exactly what we needed!
From the Community
Ms. Davila is a phenomenal science teacher. My son loves sharing what he learns in Ms. Davila's science class. She has sparked such an excitement for science in him!! Her class is fun and engaging! So grateful that she is able to teach 3rd graders this year. Thank you Ms. Davila!!April Ogboenyiya
Ms. Testut was so helpful and communicative when my son was quarantined last week Bridgett Neely
Ms. Akinyemi for being so sweet and helpful when my daughter was out sick this week. And, for being a wonderful teacher - seeing huge growth in the last couple of months in writing and math skills!Bridgett Neely
Kristin Olivero is awesome and helpful! Definitely understands SPED's needs and always there to support! She listens and is responsive and it is obvious that she genuinely cares about the students. Mary Coles and Tom Dwyer
Dr. Schmidt & Ms. Russell prepared the students very well for the musical. It was a great learning experience for everyone although it was canceled.Ying Li
Ms. Davila & Dr. Schmidt prepared for Camp Grady Spruce, even though it had to be canceled.Ying Li
Ms. Wing addresses every concern we ever have.Ying Li
Ms. Medrano was always our first point of contact for almost everything.Ying Li
Ms. Dunlap helps the whole school stay healthy.Ying Li
PTA volunteers help with eblast, all sorts of events, and countless activities behind the scenes.Ying Li