Good afternoon. I just wanted to make you all aware that I will not be in class next week. My daughter is getting married...in Cancun!!!!! Rest assured that I have planned for this and have retained a very experienced substitute teacher. Many of you may know her, Anne Sundquist. She is a former teacher and administrator. She is also a member of the Magnolia City Council. I feel very comfortable leaving the students with her. I have let the students know, so they should not be surprised or worried about where I am. I have never left my class for a week, but this occasion definitely warrants it. Have a wonder Thanksgiving Break. Thank you so much for understanding.
The Tomball STAGE will be presenting The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe beginning next week. We hope you can enjoy this production with your child so they can experience this wonderful tale about good overcoming evil.
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Red Ribbon WEEK: Oct. 23 -- Oct. 31, 2017
Monday, Oct. 23rd
Wear Red: I Believe in Me… Happy, Healthy and Drug Free!
Tuesday, Oct. 24th
Dress Like a Movie Star: Reach for the STARS, NOT DRUGS!
Wednesday, Oct. 25th
Wear Mismatched Clothes: Don’t Let Drugs Mix You UP!
Thursday, Oct. 26th
Wear Camo: Be all that you can be…DRUG FREE!
Friday, Oct. 27th
Wear your favorite boots: Give DRUGS the BOOT!
Monday, Oct. 30th
Sign the DRUG FREE Pledge: We Pledge to Be Happy, Healthy and Drug FREE
Tuesday, Oct. 31st
We are UNITED AGAINST DRUGS and Bullying:
The United Free-style Stunt TEAM Visits Decker Prairie!
Our UIL Coaching Sessions have been meeting now for a few weeks. Coaches are share hints, tips, strategies and test taking skills with the students to prepare them for our District UIL Academic Tournament on Saturday, January 13. (Some students are preparing at home and will meet with their event coach to take the pre-test or try out later in the season. Your coaches will get with you on the time and day.)
Remember, coaches will be selecting three students and two alternates to represent DPES at the tournament out of those they are working with. Coaches will communicate with you on the date, time and method of that selection.
We truly appreciate you getting your student up to school to school by 7:45 am. Some of you have encountered drop-off problems due to other parents parking in the drop-off circle to watch their child walk up to the school. We want to encourage parents to drive on out of the circle after dropping off so those parents behind can also drop their student off in time. ~Thank you!
Not sure what/when/where or who your child’s coaching session is? Click on this link to view the schedule. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Igsp32hVtbT6WuPi7hUFmK_S9el0DTfaH3CGkd2BvBs/edit#gid=0
We would appreciate you either contacting your student’s coach or Mrs. French if you student is unable to make their coaching session.
You can also sign up for the REMIND texts for UIL by texting @@dpesu to 81010. This is where I will notify you of any changes to a coaching session and update you on the tournament details. The UIL page on Mrs. French’s Edlio website is also updated frequently.
Lastly, we are working on a t-shirt design for this year’s commemorative shirt. Details on how these can be order will come in a future email.
I found this great site that has MANY practice questions for STAAR. It is even split up into categories. If you let your child practice on this site, be careful because the answers are at the beginning. Make them tell you how they got an answer every once in a while, to be sure they are actually working them out. Thank you so much for helping to prepare your child for the test!
DPES will celebrate Read Across America, a nation-wide motivational reading program that inspires children to read every day. The annual celebration begins on February 27th.
To celebrate Read Across America, several fun and educational activities are planned for the week.
Students are also invited to dress up each day based on a different Dr. Seuss Book:
Dress up as your favorite character from a book
(You must bring the book with you to school)
*DPES Family Literacy Night?"
*Please remember all outfits for the week must
follow school dress code*
YAY!!! Chick-fil-a of Tomball, Kroger of Tomball, HEB of Tomball, and DPES have partnered to offer a FREE dinner to the first 300 people to attend the DPES family literacy night!! Dinner provided will be a Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich, bag of chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water.
Decker Prairie Family Literacy Night:
Where Reading Gives You SUPER Powers!
Family Literacy Night is coming on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:30!!
Come join us as we celebrate reading and writing with fun games and activities for all of your family members!
Students can become a super hero, create a comic, take part in a book walk, design a book mark and much, much more!!
There will be awesome door prizes such as Rodeo tickets, Bikes, Tickets to the Zoo and Children's Museum and Toys R’ Us gift cards!
Chick-fil-a of Tomball, Kroger of Tomball, HEB of Tomball, and DPES have partnered to offer a FREE dinner to the first 300 people to attend the DPES family literacy night!!
Dinner provided will be a Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich, bag of chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water.
¡Noche de Lectura Familiar en Decker Prairie!
Donde el leer te dá super poderes
¡La noche de lectura familiar será el jueves, 2 de marzo de 6:00 -7:30p.m!
Únase a nosotros mientras celebramos la lectura y la escritura con divertidos juegos y actividades para todos los miembros de su familia.
Los estudiantes pueden convertirse en súper héroes, crear una tira cómica, participar en una caminata de libros, diseñar un marcador de libros
y muchas, muchas cosas más.
¡Habrá increíbles premios como boletos al Rodeo, bicicletas, boletos para el zoológico y para el Museo de los Niños y tarjetas de regalo de Toys R’ US!
Las tiendas Chick-fil-a, Kroger y HEB de Tomball, se han asociado con DPES para ofrecer una cena gratis a las primeras 300 personas que asistan a la Noche de Lectura Familiar DPES.
La cena será un sándwich de pollo de Chick-fil-a, una bolsa de papitas, una galleta y una botella de agua.