McClatchey Messenger For Staff

August 28, 2020

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5 more days to go...

I have received many compliments bragging about the DME staff. Many have noted kindness, patience, and dedication! I think this speaks volumes about each of you.

The ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum) defines teaching the whole child as an effort to transition from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of all children. A whole child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.

I believe we strive to do this at DME. We develop strong relationship with our students, we care about their health and safety, and we support their learning by focusing on designing lessons that encourage them to communicate, collaborate, think critically, and be creative.

Yes, school is going to continue to look different, but our goal to educate the whole child remains the same.


Do your tutor kids? Policy Change

A teacher may offer paid tutoring services outside of school to students who attend the school the teacher is assigned to IF they are not in the grade taught by the teacher.

For clarification, a 3rd grade teacher at Miller may tutor 2nd grade and/or 4th grade students at Miller. The teacher may NOT tutor any 3rd grade Miller students for compensation. The teacher is allowed to tutor 3rd grade students who attend other MISD elementary schools.

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We will hang posters in our building about see it. hear it. stop it.

Each student will also receive a magnet to take home.

Videos Coming Soon...

The district has put a few videos together for teachers to share with students the week of September 8.

F2F Guidelines

We will have new guidance for when staff members or students become ill before we go F2F.

DME Meetings

August 31-Meeting with The Nurse-3pm

September 1- Meeting with Stacy and La-shea-Duty Schedules, Social Distancing, & Lunch-3pm

Transition Week

All virtual learners will be asynchronous during our September 8 transition week.

Bringing Supplies to DME

Please let your families know that they may bring supplies during transition week. The students may need 2-3 days to get all the items here. I will include this in the family newsletter as well.

Recess Equipment

Do you need a basket for your classroom recess equipment?

If so, please let Coach Rudy know ASAP.

Lunchbox Baskets

We will not be able to combine lunch boxes into one basket/bucket due to COVID.
Please wish Keri Pace well as she begins a new journey. Her last day with us will be September 4.

We will miss Keri's assistance in all things DME!

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From The Counselor-This will be included in the family newsletter.

Hello McClatchey families! My name is Nikki Moon and I am the school counselor. Students will have access to counseling support or consultation with their counselor during virtual learning. To schedule a time with your counselor, you can sign up by clicking on the following link: School Counseling Referral This will allow your counselor to schedule a time to meet with you. Meetings are pre-scheduled time slots to ensure that students can be met with. Meetings will not extend past 30 minutes in order to respect other scheduled times. You may also email me at if you need help. Another option is to scan the QR code below that will take you to the school counseling referral link. Thank you so much and we are here to help support our families!

Virtual Learning Absence

If you need to take a day off during the virtual learning time, please let me know.

You will still enter the absence, if you are unable to work from home.

We are not getting subs during this time.


Make sure you join our PTO website! Spirit gear forms, membership forms, and sponsorship forms will all be located on the website this year.

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Dolores W. McClatchey PTO

Sunshine Committee

We have a committee called McClatchey Sunshine. This is put together by the staff, for the staff. Chaynie Borum and I are the new reps for our club. Each year, around the end of August, we will collect an OPTIONAL fee from each staff member that wants to join our committee. The goal of our group is to help when a staff member is in need, or has an unexpected life event that takes place. Also, weddings and baby showers, too! Dues are as follows:

  • $25 collected from full time staff members
  • $15 collected from part time staff members

Remember, this is an optional donation to our fund. We used the fund already this year for a death in a family, and a car accident. The deadline to join is Friday, September 4th. You can pay in the form of cash or check. Checks will need to be made out to McClatchey Sunshine.

McClatchey Hub

We are in the process of updating our McClatchey Hub.

Please click below to find things of interest!