Dealey Dragon Update

September 25, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Excellent Dealey Families,

Dr. Montessori believed that establishing enduring peace is the work of education. I continue to ask that we partner to promote peace at Dealey. My favorite mantra (learned from our Primary students) is "Peace begins with me". Our children are watching us and listening to us, so we need to model peace. We may not always agree, but we must always be peaceful. I encourage you and your children to take some time this week to think about how peace can begin with YOU.

Have a fantastic week!

Dragons breathe fire!

Much love,

Ms. Wing

Important Carpool Update

You may have heard that our PTA has purchased the construction of new awnings to cover our arrival and dismissal areas --thank you PTA! Construction will begin on Monday (9/27), and this means there will be a few changes to carpool. Please spread the word and share in your weekend communication to your class. (Link to a google doc here)

  • The car line by the tennis courts will not be used for pickups. That portion of the line will only be used for cars to exit. Cars waiting for pickup should not pass the main crosswalk (grey area in visual).

  • All students will wait and enter their cars in the first portion of the carpool line (as shown below).

  • Only the right lane will be utilized for students entering cars. The left lane will be for passing.

  • Please pull as far forward in the carpool lane so as not to leave space between you and the car In front of you. Students will proceed forward to meet you.

  • Walkers will still meet their families at the Northaven trail. Do NOT utilize the Lavendale crosswalk for student pickup. This is for the safety of students, given busses line up there.

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Updates and Information

9 weeks ends in 2 weeks

Please check in with your student and Powerschool to check grades and look for missing assignments. Please reach out to your teacher if you have questions or need help.

COVID Updates

We have had 4 cases of COVID at Dealey since school started. Here is the district's COVID 19 Handbook if you need information about protocols.


Please see list of updates from SBDM SBDM Principal’s Report

Office of Community Engagement

Please complete this survey to give feedback to the district about community engagement.

Family and Community Engagement Survey for the District

Instructional Expectations for quarantined students

The district has published expectations for providing instruction for students in quarantine. Please review this document.

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

The district is offering programming for Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Please see this document for more information.

Need Help?

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Important Dates

All Staff Dates (Dealey Dragons) are here

All Community Dates (George Bannerman Dealey) are here

Sept 30 Deadline for GT nominations

Oct 1 National Custodial Worker's Day

Oct 7 Last day of grading period

Oct 8 Fair Day

Oct 15 Staff Development Day

Oct 18 Parent Conferences

Oct 18 GT testing begins

Oct 21 PSAT for 8th graders

Oc 22 Picture Day Individual/ Group

Shout Outs!

If you would like to send some love to a staff member, please complete this form.

Ms. Chandler, Ms. Durkin, Ms. Testut, Ms. Winners and Ms. Emery for taking time to help plan and meet for our Austin ISD visit. Our visitors were blown away by you knowledge, commitment passion for what we do.

Ms. Lavat, Ms. Parrish, Ms. Daroche, Ms. Davila, and Ms. Smith for welcoming our Austin ISD visitors into your classrooms. Your classrooms helped our visitors see the magic of Dealey in action.

Ms. Simmons for greeting our littles every day and making them feel loved and seen.

Mr. Mazur for the amazing artwork decorating our hallways. The assignments are relevant, thoughtful and inspiring for our students.

Ms. Matere and Dr. Schmidt for stepping in with GEMUN

Ms. Bandeali, Ms. Davila, Ms. Daroche, Ms. Newman and Ms. Condormango for their work with our chickens and outdoor learning spaces.

Everyone that contributed to Dealey PTA for North Texas Giving Day- over $20,000 raised!

Ms. Martinez for our dyslexia and reading PD on Tuesday

Ms. Knoll for reworking carpool. Logistical Superhero!

STUCO for helping us celebrate Kindness Week

From our Community

Leah Chandler -As she navigates a new position, Mrs Chandler always makes her students (and former students) feel as if they’re the priority. She wears many hats; all with grace, compassion, and love. We are all better on campus because of Mrs. Chandler. Emily Kaczmarczyk

Eryn Davila- My third grader comes home twice a week full of enthusiasm from Science class. Mrs. Davila is imparting a love of learning, and more importantly challenging students to think critically. We often wish science could be everyday!Emily Kaczmarczyk

All Staff-We are grateful to ALL staff for pushing through a stressful time, on top of everything that you're all already managing! Thank you! :)Eason Family

Nurse DunlaWe appreciate your guidance and quick help with the "close contact" process! :)Eason Family

Beth Wing has led with grace and integrity, ensuring we putting kids first. Dimple Sureka

Mr. Kaufmann is my "Super Builder Hero!" I needed a blind for my door glass window and did not know what to do! I told Mr. Kaufmann and without blinking, he came and took measurements of the window. The next day he came to work with a blind and installed it for me. Thank you, Mr. Kaufmann, for going above the call of duty!! I am very grateful for your kindness!Ms. Winners

Coach Connaughton is always a burst of energy and a bright light for me when I need it! Her energy is very contagious!! Thank you for being you and helping me in my times of need!Ms. Winners

Ms. Cole is a very positive person who always makes time for myself and others, even when she really does not have time. I appreciate her work ethic and fabulous character costumes :-)! Ms. Winners

Ms.Thomas is always willing to step up and help with students in and out of the classroom. She is kind and thoughtful and willing to take on any challenge. Our team, hall, school and classroom wouldn't be the same without her. Ms. Durkin

Ms. Chavez and Ms. Wekewa Thank you for helping me with my ongoing technological difficulties. I appreciate you both so much! Nurse Dunlap

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to each other!