Deretchin Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

Week of May 11th-15th Online Education Newsletter

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Fun Fact....

This year, Deretchin will be adding 5 Pre-K classes and 3 PPCD classes to our campus. This will bring several new students and families to our campus. With this, we will be hiring a few additional paraprofessionals on our campus to help work with our students with special needs, help in the prek classrooms, help in PE, and an additional person to help with multiple office type tasks. If you're interested, please submit a resume to Dr. Reeves. We love having our Deretchin parents join our team. You can email your resume to Thanks!
May 10, 2020

Plans for Picking up Personal Items from School....

Personal items can be picked up at the times listed below. You will need to display the sign below with your child's name on it to pickup their supplies. Please be sure that you print clearly so that we can read the sign. When you arrive to the school, you will pull into the carline off of Terromont Drive. A staff member will walkie to the teachers and staff inside the building to gather your items. Please pull up to the cone that you're told and open your trunk or the back of your car. A staff member will come out to your car and place the items in the back of your car for you. There's no reason for you to have to get out of your car. If you have any questions ahead of May 18th, please email Thanks.
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Have Items to Bring Back to Deretchin?

If you have items to bring back to Deretchin, such as library books, teacher classroom books, etc., please plan to bring these items back when you pickup your child's personal items. You will need to place the items in a ziploc bag with your child's name and homeroom teacher on the front of the bag. Please seal the bag and have that item in the back of your car. When the teacher is placing your child's items in the back of your car, please let them know you've got an item to drop off as well. You can also indicate you have a Drop-off item in the back of your car, by drawing a star in the top right corner of your sign. These items will then be stored in tubs for several days prior to returning to the teachers in order to assure we are not passing germs back and forth between the school and the community. If your item is too big for a ziploc bag, please bring the item anyway with your child's name and homeroom teacher placed on the item and we will have a special bin for those items. Thank you so much for getting these items back to the school.
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Have Medication to Pickup?

Mr. Bruner will be emailing you directly on how to pickup your child's medication. We will be doing this the week of May 18th.

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Mark your calendars -- We will be doing a drive thru graduation on May 28th. Time TBA for our Kindergarten students. More information will be coming soon!

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Sixth Grade Clapout will still be held May 28th. Time TBD. Please watch the Deretchin Digest for more information!

Parent Access Center....

If you have not signed up for a Parent Access Center account, please do so by going to the Conroe ISD website. Click on the parent/student tab and then click on Parent Access Center. This will walk you through how to sign up for an account. All report cards will be sent at the end of the school year through Parent Access Center, so we want to ensure you have an account established prior to the end of the year.

Please register any new children to our school ASAP! This will help us ensure we are able to hire the best teachers possible to our campus. Registrations is for NEW Dragons -- This includes new Kindergarten students or any new neighbors that you have.

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Please click on your child's grade level below and it will take you to this week's lesson plans.

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Moving over the Summer?

If you are not returning to Deretchin/McCullough for the 2020-2021 school year please email Cory Ognisty (Registrar) at In the email include your child/s Student Id number(not their name) and where your child will be attending. This can be what country, state or name of the school. Current 6th graders not attending McCullough next year, please let me know, so I can withhold records sent to McCullough, otherwise this will delay records requests for your new school.

Video Conferencing Expectations

1. This is a classroom environment -- Please have kids sit up in an open space when on a call. Therefore, students should not be lying on their bed or in an enclosed space.

2. Conferences will be in small groups or whole class with the teacher. There will be no one on one conferences.

3. Dress code expectations are: Please dress appropriately for a classroom environment. Shirts with sleeves should be worn. No tank tops, No swimsuits, No tube tops, etc.

5. If there is inappropriate behavior from a child, the parent will be contacted.

6. All calls will be recorded.

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Pillar of the Month - CITIZENSHIP

Habit of the Week


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Anish Tripathi, a 4th grader, took on the Citizenship Challenge last week! In the picture above, he is showing how to be a good friend AND citizen. Anish has found a great way to stay in touch with his friends. He is using FaceTime to do a Lego Challenge! What a great example of our Habit of the Week - "Be a Good Friend"!! Thanks, Anish!
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How Can We Be a Good Friend During Virtual Learning?

Being a good friend stays the same no matter where you are! We can't be with our classmates or even our neighbors right now, but we can stay connected and practice our healthy friend skills at the same time. Here are some ideas for you to try!

  • Smile and say "Hi"! How? By calling, Face Time, or social media! The great news is that we DO have a lot of ways to keep in touch. You could make a sign or create a sidewalk chalk message and take a picture to send to a friend Choose a friend you haven't talked to and find a way to connect this week!
  • Listen - A good friend listens first. When we interrupt and talk about ourselves, we are telling that friend that you are more important than they are.
  • Remember the "Golden Rule"! Treat others the way you want to be treated!


Send me a picture of something you are doing to be a good friend while we aren't face to face!

"Friendship Soup" video

What makes a "good" friend? Our friends from The NED Show teach us what ingredients you need.

From Nurse Bruner

We have recently had some really nice weather, but we all know the heat is coming. While everyone is at home I am sure we are spending more time outdoors and I have attached some resources to help protect you and your family from the heat and sun. I hope that during this time everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Have a great day.

Protect Your Family from Skin Cancer - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM SKIN CANCER. Ultraviolet (UV) rays—from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds—are known to cause skin cancer. Damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over time, so sun protection should start at an early age. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF FROM SKIN CANCER STAY SUN SAFE OUTDOORS
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