Isbell Elementary

Loving Every Minute of Learning!

Dodson’s Dish 9-15-16

As a parent, I know sometimes you may feel that you’re asking your child the same question about school...”What did you learn?” We probably all get the same response...”I don’t remember.” I have listed a variety of questions or sentence starters for dinner time chatter. Don’t forget to share with your child about your day as well.

  • Tell me about the book your teacher read today.
  • What did you do during number talks?
  • What did you learn during grammar talks?
  • Were you able to complete a science experience today?
  • Teach me a new vocabulary word you learned this week.
  • List the words on your class word wall.
  • What games did you play during recess?
  • Tell me about your specials rotation today.
  • What was the most exciting event at school today?
  • What did your table group discuss during lunch?
  • Tell me your high and your low of today.


Every year our PTA host one fundraiser in order to help our campus raise money for our students. In the past the fundraiser has helped purchase technology, books (you can never have enough books), recess equipment, a new piano for the music room, Quervely (a technology music program), canopy for the playground, picnic tables, benches, just to name a few. This year PTA will host the Annual Fun Run on September 29th! Please come to the Fun Run Kick-Off, Monday at 8:30! It will be a hit and you will have the opportunity to see the kids get pumped up about being healthy. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Guest at


Thank you for sitting at the family tables during lunch. Our cafeteria tables allow for six people to sit comfortably. When one parent or more sits at the table, other students are bumped to a different table because they do not have their seat. Please use the reserved family tables that are located in the front of the cafeteria on the right side. Your child will meet you at the door and will escort you to the table. This time will be for the parent and just the child. All friends will remain at the table with their class. This will give you the opportunity for you and your child to catch up on the day.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Serita Dodson- Proud Principal

Upcoming Dates

September 9th- GMI

September 14th- 16th- 5th Grade at Pine Cove

September 19th- PTA Meeting at 8 am/Fun Run Kick-Off at 8:30 am Please join us in the cafeteria!

September 19th - 23rd- College Week

September 30th- Fun Run

Times for Fun Run

Kinder- Warm up 8:00 - 8:10/ Run 8:10 - 8:30

First Grade- Warm up 8:20 - 8:30/Run 8:30 - 9:00

Second Grade Warm up 8:50 - 9:00/Run 9:00 - 9:30

Third Grade Warm up 9:20 - 9:30/Run 9:30 - 10:00

Fourth Grade Warm up 9:50 - 10:00/Run 10:00 - 10:30

Fifth Grade Warm up 10:20 - 10:30/Run 10:30 - 11:00

October 3rd- Dr. Recess Program...Thank you, PTA!

October 7th- No School

October 10th- No School

October 17th - 21st- Book Fair in the library