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Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Hi! My name is Dorothy "Chris" Lane and this will be my 33rd year to share my love of learning with kids. I am delighted that I get to spend this year at Decker Prairie with my friends and your children!

I was born and raised in Georgia where I graduated from Georgia College with a BS in Early Childhood Education. I have been blessed to teach Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades during my teaching career. This year I am excited to be back teaching with the wonderful third grade team!  I am also super excited to be team teaching with Mrs. Nicole Cook-Lidey!  We are looking forward to an exciting year!

My husband, Bruce, and I have been married for 33 years and we have one son, Christian. We had a busy and exciting summer which included a wedding and us gaining a new daughter, Katelynn!

I believe that positive parent/teacher communication is essential to the success of your child! The best way to contact me is to email me at or you may call the school and leave me a message.

I am looking forward to this year as we each learn and grow and become the people that we are meant to be! 

Mrs. Lane

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What's Happening!

This week in Math we will be learning to "round" and in Science we are exploring and discovering "Matter".
"Meet the Teacher" is Thursday, September 28 at 6:00.  I hope to see everyone there!

DPES Needs Volunteers

DPES is looking for volunteers for our Parents as Coaches program!  Parents as Coaches are weekly parent volunteers that work with small groups of students in a Kindergarten or First Grade classroom for thirty minute increments.  A language arts or math activity/game will be provided for the parent to play with the students.   We believe that our community and parents play a significant role in our students’ success.  All volunteers will need to submit and pass the district background check on the TISD webpage.  If you are interested in volunteering for the Parents as Coaches program, please contact Mrs. Hudson at  or complete the application form at


DPES está buscando voluntarios para nuestro programa “Padres como mentores”. Los padres como mentores son padres voluntarios que trabajan semanalmente por treinta minutos con grupos pequeños de estudiantes de una clase. Una actividad o juego de artes del lenguaje o matemáticas será proporcionado para que los padres trabajen con los estudiantes. Creemos que nuestra comunidad y los padres juegan un papel importante en el éxito de nuestros estudiantes. Todos los voluntarios tendrán que presentar y pasar la verificación de antecedentes penales del distrito en la página de internet de Tomball ISD. Si usted está interesado en ser voluntario para el programa “Padres como mentores”, por favor póngase en contacto con Mrs. Hudson en el correo electrónico, llene la forma o el formulario de solicitud en

I am so excited to be back at school! Thank you to everyone for your kind words, cards, and prayers!  I am getting stronger everyday and looking forward to a super year! Please email me if you have any questions or concerns at 
Hope to see you soon!
Mrs. Lane