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Welcome to 4th grade. I am excited to be your teacher. I love teaching, and I am blessed to be at Decker Prairie doing what I love each day. We are going to have a great year of learning together. Here is a little bit about me:
 
I graduated from Texas A&M in 1987. This will be my seventeenth year in public education. It is my sixth year in Tomball ISD, and my fifth year at Decker Prairie.  
 
I am married and together we have five children. We have a 29 year old son who is married and lives in Houston, a 27 year old daughter who is married and lives in London with her husband and our granddaughter Audrey, a 23 year old daughter who lives in Fort Worth, a 19 year old son who is a sophomore at A&M, and a 17 year old daughter who is a senior at THS.
 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I believe it is important to have an open line of communication with all parents. I am looking forward to a another great year at DPES.

 

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Google Meet Parent Permission Form

Tomball ISD Parents and Guardians,

Tomball ISD is committed to the health and safety of all students and staff. Teachers are working diligently to create remote learning environments for continued student learning.

This remote instruction, through the district's secure G Suite for Education services, may include Online Video Conference between Teachers and Students during teacher scheduled office hours through the use of Google Meet.

Please take a few minutes to complete the Google Meet Parent permission form.

- Tomball ISD Communications

Online Learning for Your Child

I know many of you may of you are wanting to get your child ready for their online learning experience. Here are the steps to take to get them started:
  • Start at www.tomballisd.net and click on "Remote Learning Resources."
  • Next, click "Parent/ Student Remote Learning Academic Resources."
  • Select "Week 1," and start with logging your child onto Clever. There are directions on how to log on to Clever for the first time with the "Get Help with Clever" link. Clever will will your child's "portal" to take them to everything, including their teacher's Google Classroom. Once they are logged in Clever, there is no more need for usernames and passwords.
  • Finally, go to Google Classroom when in Clever and they will see their teacher's virtual classroom.
Hope this helps!

Classroom Spelling Bee

Our classroom spelling bee will be, Tuesday, November 19. It isn't too late. If your student wants to participate have them come talk to me. Classroom winner will advance to the campus round. 

November 4-8

This week:
Students will have a reading test over our drama unit on Tuesday, they will take the district's writing benchmark on Thursday and the unit 3 math test over multiplication and division on Friday. The multiplication and division problems will be word problems. Some will be multi-step problem solving. Practice with the problems that came home in the Wednesday folder last week. We will quiz on Wednesday and Thursday. These quizzes will come home before the test so that students can practice any skills they have not mastered before the test.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is Coming Soon!

October 23-31, 2019 is Red Ribbon Week

DPES Red Ribbon Week: 

October 23 -- 31, 2019

Theme: “Send a Message. Stay Drug-free.

Monday, Oct.28: 

We’re a Drug-free Team:

Wear your favorite Sports Team Attire


Tuesday, Oct. 29: 

Protect your BRAIN POWER: Wear a Crazy Hat!

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30: 

Keep your SUPER POWERS & Stay Drug-free:

Wear Superhero t-shirt!

 

Thursday, Oct. 31: 

Drug & Bully Free Adventures AWAIT:

Wear Your “Future Career” Attire! (No Halloween costumes please)