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Upcoming Important Dates:

November:

15: 3rd & 4th Gr STAAR Interims (RLA)

16: Student Early Release @12:00PM

17: EXPO Field Trip

17: National Parent Involvement Day

17: Fall Picture Retake

18: 3rd & 4th Gr STAAR Interims (Math)

21-25: School Holiday- Thanksgiving Break


December:

1: Gr 5 STAAR Interims (RLA)

2: Gr 5 STAAR Interims (Math)

2: Perot Family Science Night

6: 1st Gr Elm Fork Education Center at UNT Field Trip

8: House Pep Rally Day

9: 2nd Gr Ft. Worth Museum Field Trip

10: Alexander Staff & Families Winter Party @12:00-2:00PM

13: Holiday Concert

13: Student Early Release @12:00PM

14: Student Early Release @12:00PM

15: Christmas Sing-Along

15: Holiday Cheermeister Gear

15: Student Early Release @12:00PM

16: House Parties

16: Polar Express Day

16: Student Early Release @12:00PM

19-30: School Holiday- Winter Break

Parent Reminders

Tardies begin at 7:41AM

Parents,


We have around 20-30 students arriving late most days. We begin learning at 7:40AM and we need our students in class every minute to reach their highest potential.


Phone calls and intervention plans will begin to be implemented this week for families frequently arriving late. Thank you for your support and partnership in helping our students being ready to learn each day!

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Absence Notes

Every student absence needs a note from parent/medical personnel and those notes are submitted to https://forms.dentonisd.org/Forms/absence-note. This link can be found on our Alexander Elementary website


Did you know that from August 11- September 6, Alexander Elementary lost approximately $30,000 school funding due to unverified absences?


It is Texas Law that students attend school every day and documentation is required when students do not attend school.


Contact our Attendance Clerk, Arlene Gibson agibson3@dentonisd.org, 940-369-3510 with any questions about attendance and absence notes.

Dismissal Reminders

We wanted to remind you of our dismissal procedures in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We know that the car rider line can be frustrating and requires patience on everyone's part. Since we are a neighborhood school and do not have bus routes, our options for dismissal are limited to walkers, car riders, ACE or ESD. We work diligently to get students out safely and as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience and understanding with this.


Reminders:

  • There is NO left turn into the car lane off of Double Oak. Please enter the car lane on Double Oak Street by turning RIGHT into the car lane. Left turns from Double Oak into the car lane will be redirected to around the building to join the line properly.
  • The car lane turns into two lanes AFTER you enter the car line. After you pass orange cones, two lanes may begin forming.
  • Please have your car tag displayed for both walkers and car riders at all times. This is to ensure students are getting home with the correct caregiver and is a safety measure our campus takes seriously.
  • We also ask that you stay in your car when in the car lane - your child will be brought to your car at the colored cones.


Please see the attached map for a photo of the line direction. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate dismissal in the safest and most efficient way possible.

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Early Release Day

Just a reminder, we will have Early-Dismissal at 12:00 PM this Wednesday on November 16.


This will be the first of several half days you see reflected in our Denton ISD Calendar for the 2022-23 school year. Please take a moment to view the message from our Superintendent, Dr. Jaime Wilson as he shares more information about the addition of half days to our district calendar.


https://youtu.be/epOx1VoBuOk


Also, the Denton Record Chronicle wrote an article providing more information about how our staff uses this invaluable time to prepare for student learning.


Early Release Days 2022-2023

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 13
  • December 14
  • December 15
  • December 16
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 10
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • May 23
  • May 24
  • May 25
  • May 26


Please contact the front office for additional questions or concerns. Thank you!

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Panther Paw News YouTube Channel

Each Wednesday and Friday, we will share video announcements, our Panther Paw News, to help connect our learners at home to school!


Subscribe to our Panther Paw News channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRv6m_ksNErQGgMopc2FC6A

Panther Paw News - 9/6/22

Counselor Corner

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Meet our Alexander Administration

Hello! From your Principal, Ms. Lindsay Henderson

Ms. Henderson is excited to be back for her fourth year as Principal at Alexander Elementary. It's going to be a great year of engaging our families as our students soar within and outside the classroom!


Need to reach Ms. Henderson?


Email- lhenderson@dentonisd.org

Phone- 940-369-3501

Mrs. Emily Pearson, Assistant Principal is ready for a GREAT year!

Mrs. Pearson is looking forward to her second year at Alexander as Assistant Principal. She will be out on maternity leave for the start of the year, and returning on September 27.


Email- epearson@dentonisd.org

Phone- 940-369-3502

Meet our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Irasema Ramirez

We are thrilled to introduce Irasema Ramirez, our new Assistant Principal! Mrs. Ramirez is split between Alexander Elementary and Bell Elementary.


Irasema's schedule:

  • Mondays- rotate between Alexander and Bell
  • Tuesdays- Alexander
  • Wednesdays- Alexander
  • Thursdays- Bell
  • Fridays- Bell


Welcome to the Panther Family, Mrs. Ramirez!


Email- iramirez3@dentonisd.org

Phone- 940-369-3510.

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