Cowboy Connect September 2023

Soule Elementary

Important Dates for Parents and Students

First Full Week


Tuesday, 9/5- BACK TO SCHOOL SILLY STORE OPENS! Scroll down to see items! Order forms are due Thursday, 9/7!

Wednesday, 9/6- "HOLD" Drill within school

Friday, 9/8- Fire "EVACUATE" Drill

Second Full Week

Monday, 9/11- PICTURE DAY!

Wednesday, 9/13- "EVACUATE" Drill to the inside of the Methodist Church across the street

Thursday, 9/14- Regular Dismissal time and September Conferences from 3:30-6pm (only half the class will be seen in September, the other half will be in November: scroll down to see details)

Friday, 9/15- NO SCHOOL, September Conferences from 8-11:30am (only half the class will be seen in September, the other half will be in November: scroll down to see details)

Third Full Week

Thursday, 9/21- Come join Soule's PTO! First Meeting will be @ 5pm in the Wild West Lounge

Last Full Week

Wednesday, 9/27- Vision Screenings

Wednesday, 9/27- "SECURE" Drill within school

Information in Detail

International Dot Week

Parents, come visit our library during conferences to find your child's dot! Read the story below again with your child! Here is more information about International Dot Day:

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you – the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.

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Talking Points is up and working! We are now able to communicate with families directly via text message! This tool will allow all families to receive messages in their home language instantly. 🙌

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If you have not received a text message or message via the Talking Points FAMILIES app, please call us at 620-471-2116 so we can get you added.

Please know you may respond back in your own language and the system will translate for you.

Back to School Silly Store begins 9/5! Be on the lookout for a form sent home with your child. Order form ‪and money are due this Thursday 9/7!✏️

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Parent Teacher Conferences

You will receive a yellow paper note home this week letting you know if your student will be a part of the September conference OR a green note home if you will be later this semester in November. See below of the information that went out earlier this year.

Reminder: USD 443 has made adjustments to Parent Teacher Conferences to allow for more flexibility of meeting time. Conferences will be held in September and November during the first semester and in February and April during the second semester. Teachers will be meeting with each student's parent at least one of these times during each semester.

Types of Drills

Did you know?

After-School Program is Available at Soule. Register at Dodge City's YMCA. Scholarships are available.