DCES Panther News

October 8, 2019

Dear Panther Families,

Thank you for attending our Breakfast & Balloons event. Even though we had some soggy weather, we had a great turnout.

Grading Changes: We are just 6 weeks away from Parent-Teacher Conferences. I wanted to take a moment to share with you some changes to the grading process that came into effect just a few weeks ago. Students will now be receiving grades on standards and expectations for the end of the grade level. In the past, students have received a "point in time" grade, assessing them on present information. The shift is now to focus on meeting end-of-year grade level standards, rather than those covered during a single marking period. This was a very recent change from the district. It has been clearly communicated to our staff. Please be aware of this change when discussing progress at Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Campus Updates: During Fall Break, our front parking lot will now have designated visitor and staff parking signs. Please park accordingly.

Did you know we are on social media? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: dcespanthers.

Have a wonderful Fall Break!


Jessica Chavez


PTA Corner

Greetings Dennis Chavez Families,

October is such a fun busy month at our school. We just enjoyed some yummy food at Breakfast and Balloons.

Jog-a-thon is just around the corner, October 18th, if you have not registered your child yet please take time now by following the below link.


With the money we raised last year we were able to give $15,000 to the school to buy Chromebooks to replace out of date computers. The school still needs many more Chromebooks and we hope with the money we raise this year we can buy more and also help purchase more activities for our STEAM room.

If you would like to volunteer to help with Jog-a-thon look for the signup genius link on our PTA website. www.dennischavezpta.org

What's happening this month:

    • October 8th-Panda Express Spirit DAY-11am-9pm

    • October 10/11th-Fall Break-NO SCHOOL

    • October 18th-Jog-a-thon

    • October 28-Nov.1- SPIRIT WEEK

    • November 1st- Jog-a-thon Assembly

    • October 29th-Picture Retakes

Many thanks!

Jill Leckbee,

PTA President

Important Dates

10/8- Panda Express Spirit Day- 11am-9pm

10/10-10/11- Fall Break- No School

10/18- Jog-A-Thon

10/28-11/1- Spirit Week

10/29- Picture Retake Day

11/1- Jog-A-Thon Assemblies

11/5- Election Day- No School

11/6- PTA Mtg- 8:00am

11/8- End of 1st Trimester

11/11- Veterans Day- No School

11/25-11/26- Parent Teacher Conferences- No School for Students

11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Break- No School

12/23-1/3- Winter Break

1/6- Teacher Inservice- No School

1/7- 1st Day Back to School

Volunteer Process

We love parent volunteers!! Please make sure you have a current background check.

Please click here for more information or to renew your background check!

Background checks only last for 2 years.

When you receive the email confirming you have passed the background check, please forward the confirmation email to our Secretary, Miranda at miranda.saiz@aps.edu.

La Cueva Cheer Camp

La Cueva Career Fair

Dear Community Professionals,

It's that time of year again! La Cueva High School will be hosting our annual Career Fair on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. We believe that having students explore careers while in high school is a critical component of being College and Career Ready upon graduation. This event allows us to help students explore careers during the school day and start networking with professionals in the community. In order to hold this event we need professionals like you.

The Career Day is held in conjunction with our PSAT testing and will run from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. We ask that professionals arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. We will split students into four groups and have them rotate through four presentations, one of which will be the Career Fair. Each group will have approximately 45 minutes in the Career Fair. The Career Fair will be attended by all freshmen, seniors, and the majority of our juniors, which is approximately 1100 students.

Each student will be given a handout listing all of the career professionals in attendance and a map of where they will be stationed. Students will be asked to visit with at least three professionals to gather information on future careers. Students may ask about education requirements, typical compensation, work schedule and related careers. We will provide tables and signs identifying you, your title and the organization for which you work. We highly encourage you to bring signs, displays, props, handouts and/or giveaways to engage the students, but it is not required.

If you are available to participate, please go to https://forms.gle/kQ3saudgNgFZTsYdA