Dean-Harper Bulldog News

October 12, 2015

Much of this week's newsletter is a continuation from last week. The end of the quarter is Thursday, October 15.


Conferences are quickly approaching. Thank you to those of you who have already scheduled your time. As you know, we are using an online program to schedule conferences this year called "Pick-A-Time." A letter on golden-colored paper came home a couple of weeks ago with instructions on how to go online to schedule your conference. In case this document has gone missing, here are the instructions.

  • Go to the link provided below and create an account using an email and password.
  • Fill out the required fields requested and click OK to register. The first/last name field should include your name, not your student's name
  • Enter your child's student ID lunch number, child's birthday using the format shown(xx/xx/xxx). (Do not include any leading zeros). Click ADD.

NOTE: If you have more than one child attending the same school, you can continue adding your children by filling out student ID, birthday, and clicking Add so that you can see available appointments for all your children at that school on the next screen.

  • Click on the day and time you would like to make your appointments

Legend will appear with your child's teacher. black squares display appointments you have made and white squares are unavailable appointments already booked or the teacher isn't available

To schedule your appointment, click the colored square for the teacher and time you would like. If you would like a reminder, complete the reminder information and click Create appointment. Repeat until all appointments have been scheduled the time slot will turn black to indicate your appointment with this teacher.

  • Click printable schedule to print your schedule. Use your browser's print command to print. Click the RETURN button on the screen not the keyboard when finished printing.

  • Click LOGOUT when complete

Scheduling will officially close on Friday, October 16.

We look forward to seeing you at conferences.

Third Graders to Help the Homeless

Genius Hour this month is an exercise in looking outside ourselves and helping others. The kids have decided that they want to support the "Socktober" drive that Kid President started. Your child has taken surveys to choose roles they would like to have during this project. They have also put their heads together to set a goal based on Prairie View's population, number of families, and how socks are packaged. We have brainstormed ideas about how long we should collect socks, if we should collect other items, and who we should get involved. In short, your kids are AWESOME!!! We will be sending out a special flyer with all the SOCKTOBER details later this week. Keep a look out and remember, "THE TIME TO BE AWESOME IS NOW!"

Targets for This Week


  • Goal setting and tracking
  • Subjects and predicates
  • Begin Mystery Unit
  • Supporting answers with details from text. (RASP)


  • Scientific Process
  • Continue Forces of Motion


  • Rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred
  • Find and explain patterns
  • Create and analyze bar graphs
  • Practice basic facts each evening

Leader in Me

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

means that it is better to listen first and talk second. By taking the time to listen to another person, you reach a higher level of communication

Demonstrate how saying the same phrase in a different tone of voice can give the phrase a completely different meaning. Try emphasizing different words in the phrase “I didn’t say you did it” and have your child tell you how the meaning changed.

-Leader in Me Parents Guide, Franklin Covey