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Team Alexander: Together, We Shine!

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NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Monday, 10/11 & Tuesday, 10/12

NO HAY ESCUELA PARA ESTUDIANTES / lunes 11 de octubre y martes 12 de octubre

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Panthers of the Week / Panteras de la Semana

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Red Ribbon Week is coming! October 25 - 29!

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Mental Health Awareness

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Denton ISD is committed to providing developmentally appropriate education to students on important topics including bullying behaviors, relationship violence, and mental health and wellness. Additionally, mandates from the state of Texas require school districts to provide prevention and education concerning these topics.

  • Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention (September)

  • Bully and Cyberbully Prevention, Harassment, and Internet Safety (Oct)

  • Healthy Choices (Oct/Nov)

  • Healthy Relationships, Safe Touches, and Respecting Self/Others (Feb)

We understand that parents and guardians are the primary educators of their children. Our goal is to partner with parents/guardians in building essential life skills. Parents/Guardians are welcome to review the presentations planned for each of the topics above. If you would like to review these presentations, please email your child’s campus Professional School Counselor.

If your child is having suicidal thoughts and/or thoughts of hurting someone else please contact the North Texas crisis line at 214-828-1000, go to your nearest emergency room and/or call 911.


Please reach out to Mrs. Taylor or Mr. Guerin if you have any questions.

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Families,


We are excited to start Ballet Folklorico this year with our 4th and 5th grade students that were in the program the year covid cut our school short. We are only going to ask 20 students to start out. Please don’t be discouraged. If things go well, our plan is to invite more grade levels and students as the year goes on. Our main goal is to keep our children safe and have fun doing something they love. We will be reaching out to our students who are eligible through a flyer for a parent meeting. Thank you for your support and understanding.


Familias,


Estamos super emocionadas para empezar Ballet Folkorico este año con los niños de 4 y 5 grados que estaban ya en el programa el año que covid empezó. El idea es de empezar pequeno para que podemos agregar ninos en una manera segura. Vamos a mandar una hoja con los estudiantes de 4o y 5o. El follete va tener la informacion de junta de padres. Gracias por su apoyo y entendimiento.


Ballet Folklorico de Alexander


Lunch Visitor Schedule

We are excited to be welcoming visitors back to campus to join their Panthers for lunch! Please click the link above to view the visitor lunch schedule per grade and class.

Coming up at Alexander...

Upcoming Important Dates:

October

1: Custodian Appreciation Day

8: Hispanic Heritage Family Night

11: Parent Conference Day

12: Student Holiday - No School

13: Bully Prevention Day - wear BLUE!

15: Pink Out Day - Breast Cancer Awareness

25-29: Red Ribbon Week (details to come)

29: Book Character Dress up Day

Important Reminders...

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Panther Parent Academy / Panther Academia de Padres

Alexander Elementary is excited to announce our first ever Parent Academy. We are looking for a cohort of parents desiring to learn more about how to support their students academically as well as their social emotional learning and development. Sessions will be primarily offered in Spanish and will occur twice a month. More information will be shared during Parent Orientation meetings at the end of this month! Let us know what you would like to learn about by emailing lpradocarrillo@dentonisd.org. We looking forward to serving our Alexander families in this way! Welcome back to school everyone! It will be a great year!


La escuela primaria de Alexander se complace en anunciar nuestra primera Academia de Padres. Estamos buscando una cohorte de padres que deseen aprender más sobre cómo apoyar académicamente a sus estudiantes, así como su aprendizaje y desarrollo socioemocional. Las sesiones se ofrecerán principalmente en español y se realizarán dos veces al mes. ¡Se compartirá más información durante las reuniones de orientación para padres a fines de este mes! Háganos saber lo que le gustaría aprender enviando un correo electrónico a lpradocarrillo@dentonisd.org. ¡Esperamos poder servir a nuestras familias de Alexander de esta manera! ¡Bienvenidos al año escolar! ¡Será un gran año!

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Arrival & Dismissal *PLEASE READ*

ARRIVAL:

*Arrival for students is 7:15-7:40am, and the Tardy Bell rings at 7:40am.

*Please enter the car lane on Double Oak Street by turning RIGHT into the car lane. Left turns from Double Oak into the car lane will be redirected.

*Students will either eat breakfast in the cafeteria or wait in their grade level hallway with hall monitors until 7:30 am. Teachers will open classroom doors at 7:30 am.

*Thank you for dropping your students off in the car lane or walking them to the front door. We are excited to see our Panthers walking to class by themselves without the help of parents or families. Thank you for your support in this!

*When dropping off in the car lane, please ensure your child exits the vehicle on the side of the curb and does not walk across the car lane between cars. Safety is our utmost priority!


DISMISSAL:

*Thank you for your patience as we continue to practice our car lane dismissal routine! Please remember to have your car tag displayed at all times in order to quicken the process of calling numbers. We also ask that you stay in your car when in the car lane - your child will be brought to your car at the colored cones. This process will get quicker and easier as the days continue, we promise!

*Walkers will begin dismissal at 2:55pm in the area labeled "Walkers" nearest to Paisley St.

*Car riders, bus, and day care will be dismissed beginning at 3:00pm.

*Please enter the car lane on Double Oak Street by turning RIGHT into the car lane. Left turns from Double Oak into the car lane will be redirected.

*The left car lane will exit LEFT on Mack Drive. The right car lane will exit RIGHT on Mack Drive.

COVID Safety Measures

At Alexander, our priority is the safety of our students and staff. We will continue to work closely with the Denton County Health Department (DCHD) and follow their guidelines and recommendations. The following are safety measures Alexander Elementary will be taking:


  • Face masks are recommended.

  • Staff will help students practice how to walk in a line, or stand in line, socially distanced.

  • Hand-washing and hand sanitizing will take place several times each day, such as before/after recess, lunch, bathroom use, and more.

  • Students will wipe their learning areas during the day to keep their desk area clean.

  • Custodians will continue increased cleaning routines throughout the day & evenings to ensure proper disinfecting and sanitizing in all areas of the building.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will remain set up at all entrances.

  • Individual math kits are also being provided so manipulatives aren’t shared when possible.

  • General school supplies, such as crayons, notebooks, pencils, etc, will not be shared by students. Each student will keep their supplies in individual bins and/or cubbies.

  • If a student has a fever or suspected covid, flu, or strep symptoms, they will be brought to a room in isolation, supervised by a staff member, and the guardian contacted to come pick up the child. The classroom will also be disinfected.


For more information, please visit the Denton ISD Health Services page. For Denton County Health Department updates, click here.

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Communities in Schools

Interested in your student participating in Communities in Schools at Alexander (CIS)?

CIS is a free program that takes place during the school day to assist with things like:

  • College/career readiness
  • Academic support
  • Social service support (holiday assistance, snacks, utility assistance, clothes, etc)
  • Small group discussions about things like study skills, character building, self-esteem, goal setting, etc.
  • Mentoring program

Please use the link below to sign up your student(s) now!

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunitiesinSchoolsofNorthTexas#/registration2/3024435/login/prompt

Questions? Email (mchavez_cis@dentonisd.org) or call (940-369-3539)


Está interesado en que su estudiante participe en CIS en Alexander?

CIS es un programa gratuito que se lleva a cabo durante el día escolar para ayudar con cosas como:

  • Preparación universitaria/profesional
  • Soporte academico
  • Apoyo de servicios sociales (asistencia en vacaciones, bocadillos, asistencia con servicios públicos, ropa, etc.)
  • Discusiones en grupos pequeños sobre cosas como habilidades de estudio, desarrollo del carácter, autoestima, establecimiento de metas, etc.)
  • Programa de asesoría

Utilice el enlace a continuación para inscribir a su estudiante(s) ahora!

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CommunitiesinSchoolsofNorthTexas#/registration2/3024435/login/prompt

Preguntas? Correo electrónico (mchavez_cis@dentonisd.org) o llame (940-369-3539)

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Campus Reminders!

Panther Paw News YouTube Channel

Each Wednesday and Friday, we will share video announcements, our Panther Paw News, to help connect our learners at home to school!


Subscribe to our Panther Paw News channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRv6m_ksNErQGgMopc2FC6A

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