Information for Parents and Students Updated Each Friday
Smoke Signals January 18, 2019
We Want You! 2 B a P2P Investor!
Doerre Welcomes Mr Alex Alvarenga, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Important Information: Student Arrival Time
Students are not allowed in the building before 8 AM unless they have a pass for a specific teacher, date and time.
If a student arrives at school before 8 AM they will need to wait in front until the building is open.
We wish we could allow all students in upon their arrival, but there have been some issues with students roaming the building before 8 AM. It is not safe to allow this to continue and we need your help with this matter.
Morning Care at Doerre
Doerre is partnering with a local day care program to assess the need of offering morning care for students at Doerre. The doors at Doerre open at 8 AM each morning. There are many students that get dropped off at 7 and have to wait outside until 8 AM. There are many instances where students gain access to the building before 8 AM without our knowledge. This is not a desired or safe situation. Please complete the following survey so that we may assess the need of a morning program for our students. The approximate fees for morning services would be $40 a week ($25 a week for students designated as free and reduced lunch.)
KLEIN HIGH SCHOOL BEARKADETTES:
Information for Course Selection 2019-2020
January 24th: 5th Grade Visit to Doerre
5th graders from all four of our feeder schools will be visiting Doerre during the day.
There will be:
• a brief presentation introducing the students to Doerre personnel
• an elective showcase
• clubs and organization “booths”
• a tour of the school
Course Selection Nights @ DOerre
This year’s Spring Open House will take place on two different nights at Doerre.
January 24th, Thursday, will be “5th Grade Course Selection Night”
This night will be specifically directed toward current 5th grade students that will be attending Doerre next year.
Parents will meet in the café and counselors will lead a brief presentation on “How To Select Courses”
January 29, Tuesday, will be “Doerre Course Selection Night”
This night will be geared toward current Doerre students, primarily 6th and 7th graders. (8th grade students have their own nights at the High School they are zoned to attend, although they are still welcome this evening if they need assistance.)
Parents will meet in the caféteria and counselors will lead a brief presentation on “How To Select Courses”
Information displays up about each club and organization.
The Doerre Warrior Spring Parent Meeting is Tuesday, Jan 29. Mark your calendars!
There will be individualized meetings based upon grade level highlighting the courses available to your students in the upcoming year. We will go over the process of course selection as it is changing this year to online only.
Clubs and organizations will also be represented this evening.
February 20th - Spring STEAM Night at Doerre.
Each Spring the National Honor Society at Klein High School comes to Doerre and exhibits the things done in high school science. This is an interactive experience that is student lead. Each grade level and subject area will showcase a student lead experience that represents a concept or standard that was studied this year.
SOCIETY OF SERVICE
Humanities Community Night
The Advanced Academics Department is excited to be hosting our first ever Humanities Community Night on January 30 at the KMPC from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. We would like to invite all the students and families who are participating in the 6th grade ELA/Humanities class, as well as the multi-age classrooms at Roth. This will be a night to build community, celebrate student achievement, and showcase the learning that has taken place so far this year! Invitations will be sent home with current Humanities students, please RSVP. Because we are providing dinner, it is important to get an accurate count of attendees.
Here is the tentative schedule of events on that night:
5:30 - 6:00 - Dinner
6:00 - 6:10 - Welcome
6:10 - 6:30 - Giresh Venkat (creator, CEO Thrively), kids show your Interest Inventory
6:40 - 7:20 – Student project presentations in the ballroom
7:20- 7:30 - Farewells
Thank you for your continued support for this amazing program for gifted learners! We look forward to seeing you on this special night!
MEMORY BOOKS: •Order your memory book now online at YBPay.lifetouch.com. The ID Code is 6612419. The cost is $30. After April 5th the price goes up to $35. Sales are online only!
8TH GRADE “BRAG ADS:” A ¼ Page Ad costs $50.00; a ½ Page Ad costs $75.00 and a whole Page Ad costs $150.00. These ads are for 8th graders only! Please contact: DoerreBragAds@gmail.com for further information. The deadline for these ads is January 30, 2019. Sales are online only. If you purchase an 8th Grade Ad, you must ALSO purchase a Memory Book.
Memory Book email to parents
Dear 8th grade parents/guardians:
Memory Books are on sale now! The memory book is a favorite Doerre tradition, with student portraits and photos recording highlights of the year.
To support the school, recognize your special student, and provide a memory for years to come – post a Recognition Ad in the 2018-2019 Doerre Memory Book (yearbook)! These ads are for 8th grade students and families only. Surprise your student with a special photo and personal message from you.
Purchase your ad through School Cash Online by January 30th, then submit hi-resolution photos and text to email@example.com by February 5. Our graphic artist will design a unique ad for your student that will impress! (Details in attached file).
Order your memory book online at YBPay.lifetouch.com. The ID Code is 6612419. The cost is $30. After April 5th, the price goes up to $35. Sales are online only!
8th grade ad and memory book sales proceeds support Doerre Intermediate School.
Thank you!Doerre Memory Book Team
KLEIN CAIN CHEERLEADING/MASCOT INFORMATION
Are you interested in being a Klein Cain Cheerleader or Mascot? There will be a mandatory parent/guardian and candidate tryout meeting on Thursday, January 31st and Monday, February 4th. The meetings will be at 6:30pm in the Klein Cain LGI. Attendance at one meeting is required to tryout. Tryouts will be March 4th – 7th. Go to CainCheer.com for more details.
KLEIN CAIN HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION
Spring Pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 7th, 2019.
Notes from the Crossing Guards to Cut Down on Traffic
2. Please do NOT pick up students in the middle of the road. They are running across traffic. This is dangerous and is holding up other cars.
3. When pulling onto or out of Warrior Way, do not block the crosswalk.
4. Please be present when driving around children. Watch for students at crosswalks, drive through crosswalks cautiously, knowing that students aren't paying attention.
5. Please follow the speed limits. School zones are 20 MPH max.....
6. Please tell your child that all students need to completely get off of their bikes and scooters when walking through a crosswalk.
Basic Doerre Information
Food and Drinks
We understand that there are exceptions and that there may be someone with a medical condition that needs quick access to a snack or a drink, this is not the issue.
Water bottles are okay, everyone needs an occasional drink....as long as they have a screw on top and are securely stored inside of backpacks. This water may not be taken out in classrooms if a teacher does not allow it or in hallways. The water may also not be out around any Chromebooks due to insurance purposes.
Thank you so much for your help in this!
CONGRATULATIONS! Sunrise Rooster
Jennifer R. 2018-19
Finalist for Best of Show
Gold Medal Winner