Principal and Parent Partnership
Dos Rios Elementary Rocket Review - December_January
I am excited to reach out to you in a new an interactive way to communicate the great things that have occurred and keep you informed as to what's coming up. In this newsletter, there are web links and videos for you to click on.
As the holiday break is approaching and our 1st semester is coming to a close, we are confident that with increased focus on academics, increasing our teachers' professional development, continued and growing parent support, and developing a school-wide system that increases time-in-class, better behavior and positive relationships, we will see significant academic growth and see our students reach new heights.
I have been in education for 20(some) years. I want you to know, that the students at Dos Rios Elementary are collectively some of the best students I've had the privilege of working for. Although we may have our challenges here and there, I have never seen a school with so much potential. I am dedicated to you, your children and this community to give you my best. When things are going well, I will work to make it better. When it's better, I'll take a breathe and keeping going until it's the best. I know change can be difficult and may come with bumps in the road. Please know, if WE (you and me) choose to see those bumps in the roads as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks, we can become one of the best schools in the West Valley!!! Once we're there... together we'll keep going until we're the best state-wide.
I hope you all have a wonderful Winter Break.
Mrs. Annamarie Dowling-Garrott
District Consultant on Campus - Mr. B
Union Elementary School District is excited to bring on a consultant for both Hurley Ranch and Dos Rios. As the district transitions to PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports), Dudley W. Butts (Mr. B) will be splitting his time between both schools supporting administratively to establish continuity with new procedures and assisting with supporting students.
Mr. B brings a lifetime of experience to the Union Elementary School District. Upon his discharge from the U.S. Army in in 1972 he has served the educational community the past 45 years as a classroom teacher and school and district administrator.
Since his formal retirement as a superintendent, Mr. B has been active as a consultant and volunteer with various schools around Arizona as well as community educational organizations and agencies in South Africa and on Swaziland, Africa.
When you see the distinguished gentleman around campus, please welcome him to UESD and Dos Rios and know that he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has a wonderful demeanor with the students.
Winter Door Decorating Contest - Judging Day
Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 7:30am-3:15pm
2150 South 87th Avenue
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Looking for activities for you and your child during the holidays...
- December 18th: PTA Meeting 5:00
- December 18th: Girls & Boys Basketball Game - AWAY @ Hamilton
- December 19th: Grades 6-8 Winter Dance (referral free)
- December 20th: Girls & Boys Basketball Game - HOME
- December 22nd: 12:00 EARLY RELEASE
- December 23rd - January 7th: WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
- January 8th: Classes RESUME
- January 10th: 12:00 EARLY RELEASE
- January 10th: Rising Rockets Club Induction/Introduction Meeting
- January 12th: Quarter 2 Awards Assemblies
- January 15th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
- January 24th: 12:00 EARLY RELEASE
- January 26th: Dollar Dress Down Day
- January 30th: PTA Meeting 5:00