Dealey Dragon Update

November 3, 2019

Dear Excellent Dragon Families,

I am so grateful that you continue to show up and help whenever you are needed.


I appreciate your pitching in to help our own Dealey family in need suffering a tragic and unexpected loss. Please continue to share this link so we can continue to help. https://www.gofundme.com/f/dealey-parent-fatally-shot?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet


This week is the first week in the 3rd six weeks. Reports cards will go home on November 12th.


Have a great week!

Ms. Wing

Faculty Spotlight - Ms. Garrett

This week's faculty spotlight goes out to Mrs. Garrett, who is our beloved Teacher of the Year from 2005 and 2006. Mrs. Garrett has been at Dealey since the school opened in 1984, and has been in the Montessori program since 1980. She has been surrounded by teachers her whole life; her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles have been teachers. She started to work here as the piano teacher and later became the theatre teacher. As the years have gone by, she has noticed that the students have taken theatre more seriously.While she isn’t working she likes to read and be around family, especially her grandchildren. She told us that she misses the past English teachers, Ms. DeOre and Ms. Codwell.


We appreciate the time and hard work she continues to pour into our school and the impact Mrs. Garrett has had on our global society. We want to thank Mrs. Garrett for all the time and dedication she has put into making Dealey a better place.


Written by: Daisy Alvarez, Daniel Aguirre, Owen Tankersley, and Matilda Posewitz


Edited by: Matilda Posewitz and Fola White

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Recruitment Information

Magnet applications opened on November 2. We have seats for PreK, 1st and 7th grade. Please share the attached flyers if you know students/families that might be interested in Dealey. English Version and Spanish Version Please encourage interested families to come to our Open House for Prospective Students on November 7th 6:00-7:30.

Upcoming Dates

November 7th

Open House for Prospective Students 6-7:30

November 13th

NTFB Food Drive Ends

November 15th

Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15 am

November 15th

Deadline for Reflections Submissions https://www.dealeypta.org/reflections

November 19

SBDM @ 5:00

PTA @ 6:00

#GBDdragonlife on Twitter @BWingDisd and on Instagram @gbdealeydragons

In an effort to further our social media presence for celebration, communication and recruitment, we have developed a hashtag #GBDdragonlife to use when you are posting announcements, events, photos on social media. Also, Ms. Rainey and her newspaper staff are administering an Instagram page. If you use Twitter and Instagram, when appropriate, please be sure to tag @dallasschools (Dallas ISD’s Twitter handle) @DISDmagnets(Magnet Twitter) @amshq (AMS’s Twitter) @edwinflorestroy (our trustee).

Shout Outs!


  • Ms. Chandler, Ms. Lavat, Ms. Thompson, Ms. Cho and Ms. Spitzer for helping to promote Dealey to prospective families at the Discover Dallas event.
  • Ms. Malooly for Tweeting out authentic and engaging science so that our community can see the amazing things happening at Dealey.
  • Ms. Rainey and the newspaper staff for keeping the Instagram content relevant and current.
  • Ms. Medrano for the Application Info on our Website- it looks great!
  • Ms. Rifat and the chess team- . Miles Yarbourgh won 3rd place in k-3 division and Daniel Dwyer tied for first in the 6-12 division. All the other teams had 8 plus players (the top 4 players’ scores are added) but we still managed to come in 4th place in the k-3 and 6-12 team.
  • Ms. Villegas for getting all of our Magnet Application paperwork in order- way ahead of time!
  • Mr. Richardson and Ms. Harrell for extra clean up after the 4-6 Lock in.
  • Ms. Knoll for helping with the 4-6 Lock In. It was epic!
  • Ms. Russell and her students for their hard work preparing for the Orchestra concert
  • Ms. Rainey for stepping in as Assistant Coach to the debate team and co-leading the team with Ms. Smith to many accolades
  • PreK-3 Teams for their pre work in preparing for meeting with the Stone teachers.
  • Ms. Rifat and Ms. Singer for their diligence and hard work testing students for GT
  • Ms. Smith for her Adulation Corner and encouraging students to write positive notes with kind words to their peers
  • Mr. Grimes and Ms. Smith for starting the basketball season with tryouts
  • Ms. Matere, Ms. Testut and Ms. Winners for supporting the Nkana family - home visit, collecting donations, home repairs etc
  • Ms. Ward, Ms. Wood, and Ms. Cho for planning field trips this week.
  • Ms. Malooly, Ward, and Davila for incorporating hands-on guided inquiry in their lessons this week.