Dealey Dragon Update
February 4, 2019
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Dealey will commemorate Black History Month with a school wide trivia contest celebrating contributions of African Americans. Check out the board outside the cafeteria to expand or test your knowledge. Big thanks to Ms. Gilbert and Ms. Winners for organizing this school wide activity.
Our School Profiles were posted last week. This is will be the last time that we will have separate profiles for MS and ES. Moving forward PreK-8 will be under one organization number (134) for TEA. Please see the profiles below:
Elementary School (org 134)
Middle School (org 75)
This week we will kick off the APEX fund raiser. The event was moved to February to avoid conflicts with Field Day and to celebrate February as Heart Healthy Month. Huge thank you for PTA in supporting this event!
Feb 4-12 Spring Book Fair
February 4 CILT @ 7:15 in the Library
February 4 Staff Meeting 4-5 in the Library
Feb 4 MS Fun Run Kick Off @ 12:45- 1:15 in Auditorium.
Feb 5 ES Fun Run Kick Off @ 2:30-3:30 in the Gym
February 15 Staff Development
February 22 Last day of 4th 6 Weeks
We appreciate Ms. Winners!
Lillard, The Science Behind the Genius
Ms. Parrish, Ms. Henderson, Ms. Chandler and I attended Dr. Lillard's presentation at SMU. Here is an article that summarizes her latest research supporting Montessori education for 3-6 year olds as an equalizer for income disparity. Here is a summary of her findings. https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-montessori-education-erases-income-achievement-gap
Dr. Lillard @ SMU
Thank you to the staff and parents that attended this event!
Chalk painted rocks to decorate the PreK/ K Garden
8th graders focusing on ALTRUISM
Students work on the D Major Scale
1-3 students enjoying a graphic novel and comfy chair in the library.
1-3 Students create poetry.
1st Grade Math
Algebraic thinking by solving for the unknown practicing visualization, manipulatives, drawings, and writing number sentences.
3rd Grade GT are researching STEM education and careers in STEM
We are so excited to have so many applicants! Great job to the recruitment team and great job Villegas and the TA's and staff that support processing and testing!
1st Grade Math
All staff that supported the crazy day of magnet entrance assessments on Saturday!
The PreK/K team for their exemplary collaboration in organizing and preparing for magnet entrance assessments. They prepared paperwork, communicated (in Spanish and English) with families, and worked several LONG days this week (and they will again next week!).
The 4-6 teachers for their thoughtful preparation as we meet individually to discuss in class supports and enrichment for their students.
Ms. Thorpe for her support as the DI coordinator. We have four teams that participated on February 2.
The MS team for their collaboration as they plan community service for our next Global Friday.
Ms. Villegas and Ms. Winners for their collaboration and team work for Applications and Magnet Assessments.