The Prairie Pulse

DPES Family Newsletter - January 2021

Please be sure to revisit for updates throughout the month!

Tomball ISD - Where we focus on the Social-Emotional well-being of our staff, students, and families, High-Quality Instruction, and Collaboration to ensure learning for all of our Tomball ISD students.

TVS Families or Families who MISSED Picture Day - Please contact PTO for an opportunity to be in the yearbook: Email - Jamie Hamilton <>

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Valentine’s Day Exchange

This year we will do our annual Valentine exchange on Feb 12th.

In order to “QUARANTINE” our valentines and keep safety at the forefront, we are asking that if you choose to participate, your child will need to bring their Valentines addressed to “my friend”, from “(insert your child’s name)” by Feb 5th.

Any valentines received after Feb - will go home once they meet quarantine requirements

By receiving valentines 1 week prior to exchange, we are following the same protocol as our library before these items exchange hands.

Students will also be provided a white paper bag to decorate at school.

We will of course have students masked and sanitized before exchanging cards.

Students will also be given a treat (snack and drink) from our PTO. (Also received well in advance.)

Next Progress Report - Available Jan 27th (see directions below on how to access)

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Start the Spring Semester off Right!

Here are a few reminders...

We have a "no drop-off/delivery" policy, we are reminding everyone to check backpacks before you leave.

Suggestion - Create a checklist near your exit door for the following:

1. Water Bottle (labeled)

2. Mask

3. Jacket, Scarf, Hat, Gloves

4. Backpack

5. Lunch

6. Notes for School

LABEL all of your student's items with their name. (first and last and preferable teacher/grade)


The district continues to provide tremendous resources available to students, teachers, and parents. Please be sure to check out the link by clicking on the button above.

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Start 2021 off the right way! Be at school EVERY day!


CONTACT INFORMATION: Please keep all information updated.

  • Are your phone numbers current?
  • Is your email accurate?
  • Do you have emergency persons listed?
  • Is your address correct?

Any of the bullets above can be corrected and/or updated by contacting the registrar’s office. Changing your address requires a current Proof of Residency to be on file per District policy. Current Proof of Residency can be one of the following: A current lease in your name is required if reside at a rental property. A current utility bill, property tax statement, or closing documents are required if you own the property in which you reside. If you are living with a family member or friend you are required to complete a District Affidavit. Please call the Registrar’s office at 281-357-3134 ext.3009 for further details on an Affidavit or questions regarding any of the above.

F2F students - Please be sure to return notes to excuse absences with 3 days of return.

TVS students - Please be sure to email our registrar your absence excuse within 3 days of return.

REPORT CARDS & Progress Reports

You should now be able to access your student's progress report and report cards via Home Access Center.

We just wanted to remind parents that this year, Tomball ISD is going paperless for all Progress Reports and Report Cards. You can find progress reports and report card grades in the Home Access Center program. Please go into your child’s HAC program and you will view the report card grades from there. The following are directions on how to use the HAC program:

1. Go to

2. Click on the grades tab in the middle of the page.

3. Click on the progress report or report card tab on the left side of the page.

If you are unable to access or need help with your login, please contact our registrar at 281-357-3134 ext 3009

Thank you, Doris Torres, Registrar

DPES Reading Room

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Update from "Nurse Lance"

Students must screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms before entering a school bus or school. Please refer to the following Daily Health Screening for Students document.

Daily Health Screening for Students_English.pdf

Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions - Nurse Lance

Update on Face Mask Coverings

Counselor's Corner

There are many ways parents can strengthen their child's emotional development at home. Here are a few ways to nurture the social-emotional development of your child.

  • Be a good listener
  • Model the behavior you seek
  • Nurture your child's self-esteem
  • Respect differences
  • Take advantage of support services

Extending this kind of learning at home increases the range of real-world experiences to learn and practice social-emotional skills.

Gifted and Talented

Tomball ISD Gifted and Talented Newsletter:

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email -

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Spirit Nights

Every Wednesday- Lindo Acapulco (Don't forget to mention Decker Prairie when you check out! )

JAN 14th - Papa John's Pizza


JAN 18th - Student Holiday

FEB 5th - Valentine Cards DUE

FEB 12th - Valentine Exchange

FEB 15th - Student Holiday

Lost and Found - "Find it Friday" - Check out the inventory pictures via our Facebook page

  • Don't forget to have your student check our "Find it Friday" tables each Friday.
  • Also, unclaimed items will be posted (pictures) to our DPES Facebook page for parents to double-check.
  • It is important that you label everything that goes to school. Any items with names will be returned to owners.

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