Deretchin Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

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Week of May 26th-28th Online Education Newsletter

A Word from Dr. Reeves....

May 25, 2020

A Word From Mr. Joel L. Deretchin....

Joel Deretchin

End of Year Slideshow

End Of Year -- Welcome Summer Parades!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

8:30 - 2nd

10:00 - 1st

12:00 - 3rd

1:30 - 4th

3:00 - 5th

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Sixth Grade Clapout will still be held May 28th. Time - 10:30.

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May 26-29th 8-10 am Front Door Drop off- ring the doorbell and state you're dropping off.

If you have items to bring back to Deretchin, such as library books, teacher classroom books, etc. You will need to place the items in a ziploc bag with your child's name and homeroom teacher on the front of the bag. These items will then be stored in tubs for several days prior to returning to the teachers in order to assure we are not passing germs back and forth between the school and the community. If your item is too big for a ziploc bag, please bring the item anyway with your child's name and homeroom teacher placed on the item and we will have a special bin for those items. Thank you so much for getting these items back to the school.

Fun Fact....

This year, Deretchin will be adding 5 Pre-K classes and 3 PPCD classes to our campus. This will bring several new students and families to our campus. With this, we will be hiring a few additional paraprofessionals on our campus to help work with our students with special needs, help in the prek classrooms, help in PE, and an additional person to help with multiple office type tasks. If you're interested, please submit a resume to Dr. Reeves. We love having our Deretchin parents join our team. You can email your resume to Thanks!

Please register any new children to our school ASAP! This will help us ensure we are able to hire the best teachers possible to our campus. Registrations is for NEW Dragons -- This includes new Kindergarten students or any new neighbors that you have.

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Click Here for All Student's Art Projects

We have so many gifted children on our campus. The art work below was produced this year and will be submitted to an art campus to represent Deretchin. Beautiful work, Dragons!

Spotlight on Citizenship

Congratulations to these Dragons!

Please click on your child's grade level below and it will take you to this week's lesson plans. All lessons this week are optional and do not need to be turned into your child's teacher!

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Moving over the Summer?

If you are not returning to Deretchin/McCullough for the 2020-2021 school year please email Cory Ognisty (Registrar) at In the email include your child/s Student Id number(not their name) and where your child will be attending. This can be what country, state or name of the school. Current 6th graders not attending McCullough next year, please let me know, so I can withhold records sent to McCullough, otherwise this will delay records requests for your new school.

Video Conferencing Expectations

1. This is a classroom environment -- Please have kids sit up in an open space when on a call. Therefore, students should not be lying on their bed or in an enclosed space.

2. Conferences will be in small groups or whole class with the teacher. There will be no one on one conferences.

3. Dress code expectations are: Please dress appropriately for a classroom environment. Shirts with sleeves should be worn. No tank tops, No swimsuits, No tube tops, etc.

5. If there is inappropriate behavior from a child, the parent will be contacted.

6. All calls will be recorded.

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Pillar of the Month - CITIZENSHIP

Habit of the Week

You ALWAYS have the choice to use your words to tear down or build up....your words are powerful!!

Scholarship Winners 19-20

Jessica Ross and Spencer Johnson

From Nurse Bruner

We have recently had some really nice weather, but we all know the heat is coming. While everyone is at home I am sure we are spending more time outdoors and I have attached some resources to help protect you and your family from the heat and sun. I hope that during this time everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Have a great day.

Protect Your Family from Skin Cancer - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM SKIN CANCER. Ultraviolet (UV) rays—from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds—are known to cause skin cancer. Damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over time, so sun protection should start at an early age. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF FROM SKIN CANCER STAY SUN SAFE OUTDOORS
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Please visit the link below for additional book resources.