Dragon Tales

Week of March 27, 2023

Dooley Family Updates

Hello, Dooley Families!

It was so very wonderful to see so many of you at our Citizenship Assemblies last week! We have amazing students and are thankful that you share each of them with us! Our Tournament of Books continues this week in March Madness style as well as Kindergarten enrollment for 23-24 school year! We are so very thankful, also, for our Dooley PTA and the wonderful ways they show us appreciation each month through planned Hospitality events!

We have our Spring Open House this Thursday, March 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Please scroll down to view Grade Level Newsletters to learn about Auction Experience dates/times, planned field trips, and other upcoming happenings!

Don't forget to access our Dragon Prints -- Dooley PTA's newsletter for information about our 22-23 Dooley Yearbooks on sale through April 2nd, information about being on the Dooley PTA Executive Board for 23-24, upcoming Spirit Nights as well as tuition-based after school programs, and more!

If you haven't already, please make sure to opt in to our District's Text Messaging feature by texting “Y” to 67587 so that you are able to receive information from our campus in another manner.

Lastly, do reach out to me and to Plano ISD's Let's Talk with any questions/concerns that you may have. Your input is valuable! We are Stronger Together and will move mountains when we collaborate to seek the best response to teaching and learning for all members of our school community.


Dr. Tran

Important School-Wide Events this Week

Monday, March 27th

  • Wear Dooley Spirit Wear or Dooley Blue
  • Tournament of Books Continues
  • Kindergarten Registration Continues
  • 23-24 StuCo Candidates Speeches Due
  • 1st- 5th Credit by Exam Application Due by May 26th
  • K - 2nd AMC Anywhere through March 31st

Tuesday, March 28th

  • Dress for Success Tuesday

Wednesday, March 29th

  • Walk to School Wednesday! Wear Warm-ups or Athletic Wear!
  • 5th Grade Walking Field Trip to PESH Theatre
  • Chick-Fil-A Lunch with Admin for Students @ 12 noon

Thursday, March 30th

  • Wear grade level colors (K-Purple; 1-Yellow; 2-Red; 3-Orange; 4-Green; 5-Blue)
  • Rescheduled Open House @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Dooley PTA Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. in Library

Friday, March 31st

  • Wear PESH Spirit Wear or College Spirit Wear
  • 5th Grade Auction Experience - Board Games & Pizza @ 11:50 a.m.
  • Special Education Parent Advocacy Group @ 1:00 p.m. in Library

Upcoming Happenings!

Plano Youth Leadership Application Info

Since 1995, Plano Youth Leadership has empowered more than 735 local young people with the tools and confidence they need to make well-informed life choices and to position themselves as leaders in their communities. PYL is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing leadership training to 10th grade students living in the city limits of Plano or are served by PISD. Thirty-six students are selected to participate in the year long program designed to broaden their leadership horizons. Sessions include fun, interactive monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics – from team building to volunteer opportunities to local government.
More info in link below to apply for the Plano Youth Leadership Program: https://www.planoyouthleadership.org/home

Info about events with Plano Public Library

Learn and have fun with Plano Public Library. Anyone can attend library programs – no library card required – and all events are free. Check our online calendar or brochure for the full schedule.

Here are some highlights:

· Planetary Defense Mission - Schimelpfenig, March 11 at 3pm, All Ages.

Hear about NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test which changed the course of an asteroid through kinetic impact. Presented by Les Murray, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

· Trains! Trains! Trains! - Haggard, March 11 and March 12. No tickets required.

Bring your favorite train lover to see the Narrow Gauge model train exhibit provided by Spring Creek Model Railroad Club.

· A Plan for My Money - Davis, March 21 at 6:30pm. All Ages.

Wonder how money works? Learn through fun activities about earning, spending and saving your money.

· STEAM Emporium - Haggard, April 7 at 3pm. All Ages.

Can you solve a problem with $5.00? Use play money to purchase materials and complete a STEAM challenge.

· Intro to 3D Printing - Parr, April 22 at 3:00pm. All Ages.

See a 3D Printing machine, and learn about the manufacturing process to make three dimensional objects.

With a library card, Tutor.com offers one-on-one, online tutoring in English and en Español. Available test prep assistance includes GED, ACT, PSAT, SAT, AP, and U.S. Citizenship Test. Pronunciator is a great resource for learning to speak, read and write any of 163 languages including ESL.


22-23 Yearbooks are on sale now until Sunday, April 2nd!

Get yours today at dooleypta.org
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Seeking Volunteers to serve on the Dooley PTA Executive Board for next year

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Save the Dates: Dooley PTA Spirit Nights!

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Chess Club Tuesdays and Art Class Thursdays...

Please see flyers below for tuition-based opportunities for your children sponsored by Dooley PTA.

You can sign up by visiting: https://murphylearningcenter544.teachworks.com/form/mlcform

Chess Club will be on Tuesdays at Dooley from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Art Club will be on Thursdays at Dooley from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Classes start in November.

For questions, please contact MentorstoSuccess@gmail.com .

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Scholar Dollar Store Donations!

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Dragon Prints: Dooley PTA Newsletter

Information regarding this updated PTA news such as PTA Membership, Volunteering, tuition-based after school programs, and spirit wear!

News from our Front Office

District News

Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP)

The Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) offers classes, services and resources to all parents and families of Plano ISD. Parents can access district-wide scheduled workshops and registration on the PEEP website and receive updates on the PEEP Facebook Page. Several classes are offered in hybrid settings. Parents can join in person at the Bird Welcome and Enrollment Center (1300 19th Street, Plano) or attend virtually through Zoom. For more information about PEEP services such as 1-on-1 parent partnering, GED/ESL classes, etc., please view this information in English and Spanish or contact Sharon Bradley.

Dooley Parent Handbook 2022-2023

Revised as of July 25, 2022.

Link to Dooley Calendar of Events for 2022-2023

Revised as of September 5, 2022.

Application to be a Dooley Volunteer

Applications take 5-10 business days to be processed.

Dooley's Breakfast & Lunch Menu

The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits. (Student breakfast is $1.75; student lunch is $2.85). Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram.

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Dooley School Supply List

Title I Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, and Notification of Qualification Letters

Please access below for English and Spanish versions of each Document.

Important Title I documents, like the Campus Improvement Plan, school parent engagement policy, school-parent compact, and notice of qualifications can found on the campus website, and hard copies are located in the school’s front office.

Los documentos importantes del Título I, como el Plan de mejora del campus, la política de participación de los padres de la escuela, el pacto entre la escuela y los padres y el aviso de calificaciones se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del campus, y las copias impresas se encuentran en la oficina principal de la escuela.

English Versions of Documents

Spanish Versions of Documents


To prevent COVID-positive individuals from entering our campuses, your student’s school will have the following COVID-19 symptom screening procedures in place:

  • All staff will be required to self-screen daily.
  • All visitors will be required to screen upon arrival.
  • Parents are requested to proactively identify when their student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed, in which case, parents will keep students home and report the information to the school nurse at hayley.truong@pisd.edu.

Return to School - Upon Completion of Required Quarantine Period

  • For a confirmed case (all three conditions must be met):
    • until the individual is fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication, AND
    • at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, AND
    • symptoms have improved.

  • for symptoms likely to be COVID-19:
  • until the individual is fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication, AND
    • at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, AND
    • symptoms have improved, OR
    • until the individual receives a negative PCR or antigen test, OR
    • until the individual receives a doctor’s note indicating an alternative diagnosis for the symptoms and releasing the individual to return to school/work.


Plano ISD will be taking the following steps across each of our campuses to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

  • Masks/face coverings:
    • All adults are encouraged to wear masks in the building, especially if not vaccinated.
    • All students are encouraged to wear masks in the building
  • Hand washing will be encouraged throughout the day and hand sanitizer will be available at building entrances and in classrooms.
  • Cleaning of high-touch areas and work surfaces will occur periodically throughout the day.


In the event of a COVID-positive case on campus, the campus will take the following steps:

  • All areas that were heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case will be closed off until disinfected.
  • The local health department will be notified.

We hope that this information provides you with a better understanding of our protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to askPISD@pisd.edu or visit our website. We look forward to supporting your student’s learning journey.

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Dooley Elementary School: Learning, Serving Growing

Mission Statement: We are dedicated to providing an excellent education for each student.