Dozier Family Update

September 16

Dozier Mission

We commit to inspire a love of learning by providing a nurturing environment that builds positive relationships and meets students' individual needs.

Message from the Principals

Greetings Dozier Families!


We hope all of our Ducks have had a wonderful week!


Did you know EMS ISD has a free online tutoring program for students?

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD has partnered with Tutor.com in an effort to provide more support to students and families. This service is meant to provide after-hours, supplemental support for students and should not replace teacher instruction. Students needing academic support should always reach out to their teachers first, then are encouraged to use Tutor.com services as additional assistance when needed. Tutor.com is available to all grade levels, subject areas, and academic levels, and tutors are available for English and Spanish instruction. The service will be available seven days a week from 8 am - 11 pm. Tutoring hours will be capped at 90 minutes per student per week, with hours resetting every Friday. If a student needs more support, he/she should contact their teacher and discuss additional options.


What to do if your student needs to miss school:

Please email your child's teacher to let them know why he/she is absent and request school work for the days absent. Your child's teacher will forward the email to our registrar so the absence can be noted. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please call or email our nurse, Brandye Adams at badams@ems-isd.net or 817-847-6340 for instructions about quarantine and return to school protocol.




With Duck Pride -

Mrs. Bradley, Principal

rbradley@ems-isd.net

Ms. Ray, Assistant Principal

kray01@ems-isd.net

Upcoming Events

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Dear Parents,

Fall Individual Pictures will be taken at Dozier Elementary on Wednesday, September 22nd. These pictures will be taken on a proof basis; therefore, there is no money needed on picture day.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

ALL ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED ONLINE AT www.cjpphoto.com.

DO NOT SEND PICTURE MONEY/ORDERS TO THE SCHOOL.


A Proof Flyer will be sent home approximately two weeks following picture day with your child’s Fall yearbook image as well as ordering instructions. Prints can be ordered by visiting our website and selecting your school’s gallery page at www.cjpphoto.com. You will use the online access code provided on your child’s proof flyer to access the gallery. Prints will be delivered to the school free of charge.


Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your child.

CJP Photography

940-464-7730

cjpphotography@live.com

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Year At A Glance

Please note all dates are subject to change and additional dates will be added. The schedule of events will be updated as necessary. Please check all dates each month. We will advertise the events via social media and through Remind101.



September

9/17 - PTA Smencil Sale

9/22 - Fall Individual Pictures

9/23 - Watch D.O.G.S. Kick Off Meeting - 5:30PM - 7:00PM

9/24 - Early Release Day - School Dismisses at 11:40AM

9/30 - Dozier Elementary Family Night - Title Parent Meeting, General PTA Meeting, and Family Picnic) In-N-Out Food Truck


October

10/2 - School Custodian Day

10/4 - 10/8 - Scholastic Book Fair

10/8 - Dad's Breakfast 6:45Am - 7:15AM

10/8 - Elementary Night at CTHS Football Game - Come show your support of our Chisholm Trail RANGERS!

10/11 - No School

10/12 - No School for Students - Professional Learning for Staff

10/15 - PTA Movie Night - Cafeteria Doors Open 5:45PM

10/15 - End of the 1st Nine Weeks

10/18 - Whataburger PTA Spirit Night - 5:00PM - 8:00PM

10/18 - 2nd Nine Weeks Begins

10/20-10/29 - Storybook Pumpkin

10/21 - 1st Nine Weeks Report Cards posted to Family Access

10/22 - PTA Smencil Sale

10/23 - CHILLS at CHISHOLM (Feeder Pattern Event) We will join with our High School to make Trunk or Treat a HUGE Success!

10/25 - 10/29 - Red Ribbon Week and Food Drive for Community Link of Saginaw


November

11/5 - Early Release for Students - 11:40AM

11/5 - End of the first 3 weeks grading period

11/9 - Chick Fil A Spirit Night - 5:00PM - 8:00PM

11/9 - General PTA Meeting 5:30PM

11/9 - 3rd Grade Veterans Day Musical - 6:00PM

11/10 - Holiday Pictures

11/11 - Progress Reports Posted to Family Access

11/12 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM

11/13 - Painting with a Duck - 1:00PM - 3:00PM (more details to come)

11/19 - PTA Smencil Sale

11/22 - 11/26 - Thanksgiving Break


December

12/3 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM

12/4 - Breakfast with Santa - 9:00AM - 11:00AM

12/6 - 12/10 - Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

12/9 - Progress Reports posted to Family Access

12/17 - Holiday Parties - 10:30AM

12/17 - Early Release - 11:40AM

12/20 - 12/28 - Winter Break


January

1/3 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development

1/4 - 3rd Nine Weeks Begins

1/7 - Dad's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM

1/10 - Reading Festival - TBD

1/13 - Watch D.O.G.S Relaunch Meeting - 5:30PM

1/14 - PTA Smencil Sale


February

2/4 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM

2/7 - 2/11 - School Counselor Week

2/11 - Early Release for Students - 11:40AM

2/11 - Valentine Party - 10:30AM

2/18 - PTA Smencil Sale

2/18 - PTA Dance - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

2/21 - No School - Student and Staff Holiday

2/22 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development Day

2/22 - School Bus Drive Day

2/24 - Spring Pictures


March

3/11 - Early Release - 11:40AM

3/7 - 3/10 - Scholastic Book Fair

3/14 - 3/18 Spring Break

3/25 - PTA Smencil Sale


April

4/1 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM

4/4/ - 4/8 - Assistant Principal Week

4/6 - Paraprofessional Day

4/6 - Kinder Celebration Pictures

4/7 - 5th Grade Celebration Pictures

4/8 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM

4/22 - PTA Smencil Sale

4/27 - School Secretary Day


May

5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/6 - Mom's Breakfast - 6:45AM - 7:15AM

5/6 - School Lunch Hero Day

5/11 - School Nurse Day

5/10 - 3rd - 5th Grade STAAR Math Test

5/11 - 3rd - 5th Grade STAAR Reading Test

5/12 - 5th Grade STAAR Science Test

5/13 - PTA Movie Night - 5:45PM

5/27 - End of the Year Celebration - 10:30AM

5/27 - Early Release - Last Day of School - 11:40AM

Need Dozier Spirit Wear?

The Dozier Elementary PTA has created a spirit store where you can order spirit wear items throughout the year. Check them out by clicking the link below.
PTA Spirit Store

Click here to shop all things Dozier.

Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest - Grades 3 - 5

The theme for the D.A.C. Poster Contest is, “THE DANGERS AND/OR CONSEQUENCES FROM

THE USE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO.” WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GRADES 3-

6, ALL THREE DANGER COMPONENTS (DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO) MUST BE

DEPICTED ON EACH POSTER SUBMITTED. GRADES 3, 4, 5 AND 6 NEED ONLY ONE OF

THE DANGERS.



The posters will be judged on the quality of the work, clarity of the message, originality, and correct spelling in each division.



Please see the attachment for entry form and additional information.


For questions please contact Mrs. Villarreal at evillarreal@ems-isd.net.

CTHS Football - Elementary School Night - Friday, October 8th

We would love to have Dozier represented at the Elementary School Night on October 8th at the CTHS Football game. Students who wish to participate are invited to participate in a pre-game parade. After the parade, the students will be invited to line up with the CTHS Charmers and Cheerleaders to form the line the players run through once they exit the inflatable helmet. After the run through the students will return to their seats where they will meet up with their parents or guardian for the evening.


All elementary students, wearing a Dozier shirt will get into the game for free! Parents and guardians will be required to pay to enter the football game.

Reading Blackout is Back!

Reading Blackout is an optional reading incentive program designed to motivate and reward students for reading a variety of books.


Students will receive their first card (red) on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Students will then read books that fit in the categories printed in each square. Once a book is read entirely, the student will write the title of the book in the square. When every square has been filled, an adult will need to sign and date the card. The card should then be returned to Mrs. Beaver in the library. Students have, on average, about 4 weeks to complete each card.


There are 6 cards total, and each card earns a prize and brag tag. If your student completes all 6 cards, with each card being turned in on time, he/she will earn an invitation to the Purple People Party in May. So far our ducks have been rollerskating, swimming at the YMCA, and to watch a movie. Who knows what this year will bring!!


Everything you need to know about Reading Blackout is on the back of each Reading Blackout card. If, after you've read the Reading Blackout Information, you still have questions, please feel free to contact me. The best way to do this is through email, as I am with students most of the day. My email is hbeaver@ems-isd.net.


Reading Blackout Due Dates

Red Thursday, September 30, 2021

Orange Thursday, October 28, 2021

Yellow Thursday, December 2, 2021

Green Thursday, January 6, 2022

Blue Thursday, February 3, 2022

Purple Thursday, March 3, 2022

Volunteers - Background Checks

Volunteers are given an assignment or task dealing directly with children other than their own while on campus or school-sponsored trips. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application and have an annual criminal history check completed by the District on file.


Our students benefit from the many volunteer hours that our parents and community members invest in our schools. For the safety of our students, we require all volunteers to complete a volunteer application and we run a name-based, state-wide criminal history check on all applicants. The background check must be completed and approved before volunteering. Parent/guardian volunteers will be also be processed through the district’s Raptor visitor system, which scans your driver's license each time you come to campus. All volunteers are required to reapply each year.

Volunteer Background Check Form

Click here to fill out the volunteer background check. This form is required each year.

Dozier Elementary PTA

When you join PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches the learning environment. We believe in building partnerships between our families and our school. We believe TOGETHER we can help our children be successful. Each membership is only $7.00. During Meet the Teacher the PTA will be offering a T-Shirt/Membership combo for $15.00.


Who can join the Dozier Elementary PTA?


  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Teachers/Staff
  • Friends and Family
  • Community Members


Dozier Elementary PTA Executive Board


President - Amanda Mitchell

First Vice President Membership - Paula Harwell

Second Vice President - Programs and Services - Kathy Shroeder

Secretary - Teresa Ochoa

Treasurer - Kelly Brewer

Join PTA

Click here to join the Dozier Elementary PTA.

Curriculum Parent Letters

Click this link to access the curriculum parent letters for the 1st Nine Weeks.

Child Nutrition

Click here to access the meal prices, free & reduced meal application, and MySchoolBucks (online payment) information.

Grade Level Lunch Times

We are happy to welcome visitors back into the building for the 2021-2022 school year. Please remember that you must always show your Valid ID upon checking in with the office staff. Please check with your child's teacher for the exact lunch times. The times listed below are blocks and each teacher has a time within the block.


Kinder - 10:30 - 11:05
First Grade - 11:00 - 11:35
Second Grade - 12:00 - 12:35

Third Grade - 12:30 - 1:05

Fourth Grade - 11:30-12:05
Fifth Grade - 1:00 - 1:30

Warm Weather Recess Reminders

As a LiiNK campus, we use a heat index chart which combines temperature and humidity to determine safe weather for outdoor play. Please see the chart below.
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Safety & Security Protocols

EMS ISD has adopted safety and security protocols from the I Love You Guys Foundation.


1. Standard Response Protocol for K-12 Schools - This protocol is based on five actions: Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Hold.


2. Standard Reunification Method for K-12 Schools - This protocol outlines a reunification method for a school crisis or emergency. There are links below of each protocol.


All Dozier Elementary staff members were trained in both protocols during our in-service week. Students will be trained in the Standard Response Protocol throughout the school year.


If you would like more information about the I Love You Guys Foundation, please visit http://iloveuguys.org/index.html#home.

Standard Response Protocol

click here to learn more about the Standard Response Protocol

Standard Reunification Method

Click here to learn more about the Standard Reunification Method