Dozier Family Update
Newsletter August 30
Message from the Principals
Greetings Dozier Families!
We hope all of our Dozier Ducks had a wonderful start to the 2021-2022 school year. We welcomed 667 ducks into our building and couldn't be more excited to see each and every one of them.
We want to thank our families for your support and patience during the first couple of days of drop-off and pick-up as we fine tuned our procedures to make things run more smoothly. We appreciate you!
With Duck Pride -
Mrs. Bradley, Principal
Ms. Ray, Assistant Principal
7:05 AM – Doors open. Students will go directly to their homeroom classroom or stop by the cafeteria for breakfast. Students eating breakfast will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria if they arrive prior to 7:20AM. After 7:20AM the students will pick up a “Breakfast in a Bag” from the cafeteria and take it to class.
7:30 AM – School starts. If a student enters the school building after 7:30 AM, they will be counted tardy.
2:15 PM – Due to end of the day procedures, please make every attempt to report ride changes before 2:15 PM. It is extremely difficult to ensure teachers receive messages after 2:15 PM. Additionally, if your child requires an early dismissal, please make every attempt to check them out before 2:15 PM.
2:40 - Dismissal
2:55 PM – If you arrive after 2:55 PM, you will be required to sign-out your child in the office. This does not apply to students staying after school for pre-arranged tutorials or practices.
PTA Spirit Night - Orange Leaf - Monday, August 30th - 5:00PM - 8:00PM
The Duck Run will be held Tuesday, August 31st. The run will be held outside in the field outside of the gym. Please send your student with a water bottle for this event.
Duck Run Schedule for Tuesday, August 31st
- 8:30 - 9:00 (3rd /1st)
- 9:10 - 9:40 (2nd / Kinder)
- 9: 50 - 10:20 (4th / 5th)
Please fill out the visitor Fast Pass form below if you plan to attend to watch your student participate in the Duck Run. This will assist us in being planned with your visitor badge for when you arrive to campus. You will need to show your ID to pick up your visitors badge from the front office.
If you plan to attend the Duck Run, please fill out this form. This will allow you to swing in the office and pick up your visitor badge. You will still need to show your ID.
Year At A Glance
8/20 - Boosterthon Kick Off
8/23 - 8/30 - Boosterthon Fundraiser
8/27 - PTA Smencil Sale
8/30 - PTA Spirit Night - Orange Leaf - 5:00PM - 8:00PM
8/31 - Boosterthon Event Day - DUCK RUN!! (Detailed Schedule Above)
9/3 - End of the 1st Three Weeks
9/3 - National College Colors Day
9/6 - Labor Day - No School
9/7 - No School for Students - Professional Learning Day for Staff
9/6 - 9/10 - Substitute Teacher Week - We appreciate all substitutes!
9/9 - Progress Reports Sent Home
9/10 - PTA Grandparent Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM (Dozier Elementary Library)
9/17 - PTA Smencil Sale
9/22 - Fall Individual Pictures
9/23 - Watch D.O.G.S. Kick Off Meeting - 5:30PM - 7:00PM
9/24 - Early Release Day - School Dismisses at 11:40AM
9/30 - Dozier Elementary Family Night - Title Parent Meeting, General PTA Meeting, and Family Picnic) In-N-Out Food Truck
10/2 - School Custodian Day
10/4 - 10/8 - Scholastic Bookfair
10/8 - Dad's Breakfast 6:45Am - 7:15AM
10/11 - No School
10/12 - No School for Students - Professional Learning for Staff
10/15 - End of the 1st Nine Weeks
10/18 - Whataburger PTA Spirit Night - 5:00PM - 8:00PM
10/18 - 2nd Nine Weeks Begins
10/20-10/29 - Storybook Pumpkin
10/21 - 1st Nine Weeks Report Cards posted to Family Access
10/22 - PTA Smencil Sale
10/22 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM
10/23 - CHILLS at CHISHOLM (Feeder Pattern Event) We will join with our High School to make Trunk or Treat a HUGE Success!
11/5 - Early Release for Students - 11:40AM
11/5 - End of the first 3 weeks grading period
11/10 - Holiday Pictures
11/11 - Progress Reports Posted to Family Access
11/12 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM
11/13 - Painting with a Duck - 1:00PM - 3:00PM (more details to come)
11/19 - PTA Smencil Sale
11/22 - 11/26 - Thanksgiving Break
12/3 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM
12/4 - Breakfast with Santa - 9:00AM - 11:00AM
12/6 - 12/10 - Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
12/9 - Progress Reports posted to Family Access
12/17 - Holiday Parties - 10:30AM
12/17 - Early Release - 11:40AM
12/20 - 12/28 - Winter Break
1/3 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development
1/4 - 3rd Nine Weeks Begins
1/7 - Dad's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM
1/10 - Reading Festival - TBD
1/13 - Watch D.O.G.S Relaunch Meeting - 5:30PM
1/14 - PTA Smencil Sale
2/4 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM
2/7 - 2/11 - School Counselor Week
2/11 - Early Release for Students - 11:40AM
2/11 - Valentine Party - 10:30AM
2/18 - PTA Smencil Sale
2/18 - PTA Dance - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
2/21 - No School - Student and Staff Holiday
2/22 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development Day
2/22 - School Bus Drive Day
2/24 - Spring Pictures
3/11 - Early Release - 11:40AM
3/7 - 3/10 - Scholastic Book Fair
3/14 - 3/18 Spring Break
3/25 - PTA Smencil Sale
4/1 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM
4/4/ - 4/8 - Assistant Principal Week
4/6 - Paraprofessional Day
4/6 - Kinder Celebration Pictures
4/7 - 5th Grade Celebration Pictures
4/8 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM
4/22 - PTA Smencil Sale
4/27 - School Secretary Day
5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/6 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM
5/6 - School Lunch Hero Day
5/11 - School Nurse Day
5/10 - 3rd - 5th Grade STAAR Math Test
5/11 - 3rd - 5th Grade STAAR Reading Test
5/12 - 5th Grade STAAR Science Test
5/13 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM
5/27 - End of the Year Celebration - 10:30AM
5/27 - Early Release - Last Day of School - 11:40AM
Volunteers - Background Checks
Volunteers are given an assignment or task dealing directly with children other than their own while on campus or school-sponsored trips. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application and have an annual criminal history check completed by the District on file.
Our students benefit from the many volunteer hours that our parents and community members invest in our schools. For the safety of our students, we require all volunteers to complete a volunteer application and we run a name-based, state-wide criminal history check on all applicants. The background check must be completed and approved before volunteering. Parent/guardian volunteers will be also be processed through the district’s Raptor visitor system, which scans your driver's license each time you come to campus. All volunteers are required to reapply each year.
Click here to fill out the volunteer background check. This form is required each year.
Dozier Elementary PTA
When you join PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches the learning environment. We believe in building partnerships between our families and our school. We believe TOGETHER we can help our children be successful. Each membership is only $7.00. During Meet the Teacher the PTA will be offering a T-Shirt/Membership combo for $15.00.
Who can join the Dozier Elementary PTA?
- Friends and Family
- Community Members
Dozier Elementary PTA Executive Board
President - Amanda Mitchell
First Vice President Membership - Paula Harwell
Second Vice President - Programs and Services - Kathy Shroeder
Secretary - Teresa Ochoa
Treasurer - Kelly Brewer
Click this link to access the curriculum parent letters for the 1st Nine Weeks.
Click here to access the meal prices, free & reduced meal application, and MySchoolBucks (online payment) information.
Checking Bus Routes and Pick Up Times:
2. Click on EMS Bus Transportation Portal to find your child's bus route.
3. Enter the student's user ID and password
4. Parents will be prompted to confirm an email address and create a security questions/answer.
5. Click - work with students
6. Click - view my students. Select student name.
You should be redirected to a screen with your student's bus route information.
Click this link to find out if your child is eligible to ride the bus and register for transportation services.
Grade Level Lunch Times
We are happy to welcome visitors back into the building for the 2021-2022 school year. Please remember that you must always show your Valid ID upon checking in with the office staff. Please check with your child's teacher for the exact lunch times. The times listed below are blocks and each teacher has a time within the block.
Kinder - 10:30 - 11:05
First Grade - 11:00 - 11:35
Second Grade - 12:00 - 12:35
Third Grade - 12:30 - 1:05
Fourth Grade - 11:30-12:05
Fifth Grade - 1:00 - 1:30
Warm Weather Recess Reminders
Safety & Security Protocols
1. Standard Response Protocol for K-12 Schools - This protocol is based on five actions: Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Hold.
2. Standard Reunification Method for K-12 Schools - This protocol outlines a reunification method for a school crisis or emergency. There are links below of each protocol.
All Dozier Elementary staff members were trained in both protocols during our in-service week. Students will be trained in the Standard Response Protocol throughout the school year.
If you would like more information about the I Love You Guys Foundation, please visit http://iloveuguys.org/index.html#home.