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  • November 24, 2014
    • Staff Development/Flex Work Day
    November 25, 2014
    • Thanksgiving Break
    November 26, 2014
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    November 27, 2014
    • Thanksgiving Break
    November 28, 2014
    • Thanksgiving Break
  • December 03, 2014
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    • Young Rembrandts
    December 08, 2014
    • PTA Holiday Store
    December 09, 2014
    • PTA Holiday Store
    December 10, 2014
    • PTA Holiday Store

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Fun for the Family

Family Fun Night

PTA hosted our Family Fun Night for our first PTA meeting of the year. Families were invited to a delicious pizza dinner to start off the night in the cafeteria. Travel BINGO was a hit for many. Games and activities were set up around our school for all to enjoy. Some lucky students even won a Reading Nook for their summer reading challenge.

Skyward 101

Parents attended Skyward training during our PTA Family Fun Night. Help was available in accessing Skyward and with grading questions. Parents were also encouraged to check out some of our student practice sites:


Study Island

Think Through Math

Check with your classroom teacher for any questions you may have.

Skate Night

Dorsey families were invited to the annual Skate Night at Texas Skatium on Thursday, October 23rd. What a great night! It's not too late to join PTA and be a part of fun family activities.

Tipi Tellers

Our PTA and librarian, Mrs. Simpson, brought the Tipi Tellers out to visit the students at Dorsey. Parents and students learned about the history of the tipi and heard stories of legends and great adventure.

Veterans Day Program

Dorsey families were invited to our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 7th. We honored our veterans with music from our choir and a special assembly. State Representative, Cindy Burkett spoke at this year's assembly. Thank you Veterans for your service.

PTA Holiday Store

During the week of December 8-10th, the Dorsey PTA will be providing students with an opportunity to experience the holiday season in a fun and exciting way.  The Dorsey PTA will have holiday items available for students to purchase and give to their friends, family, and teachers.  PTA volunteers will be available during the store hours to assist the studetns in making gift selections.  Please see times below:


5th Grade:  8:15-9:05 am

3rd Grade: 9:10-10:00 am

2nd Grade 10:05-10:55 am

1st Grade: 12:10-1:00 pm

Kindergarten:  1:05-1:55 pm

4th Grade:  2:00-2:50 pm

After school hours

Tuesday 3:00-4:00 pm (parents must accompany students)

Fire Reel Film Festival

The 3rd annual Fire Reel Film Festival is now accepting student and class entries. The Fire Reel Film Festival challenges GISD students, classes and staff to create an original film about something important to you. The contest runs October 1 - December 31, 2014.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know you can help raise money and make a difference for your child's school simply by purchasing specially marked items? Box Tops for Education is a program where your can earn cash for your child's school by clipping and trimming Box Tops. Every time you purchase a Box Top for Education product, trim the Box Top on the dotted line and send it to school with you child.

Please turn in all box tops to Ms. Smith (Music) or Mrs. Geurian (PE)

The Nurse is In...

November Healthy Tips

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it's not controlled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems.

People who are at risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes:

  • Make healthy eating choices
  • Increase physical activity
  • lose weight

Medicines at school

All medication taken at school must be prescribed by a physician or dentist licensed to practice in the State of Texas. All medication must be in the original container and properly labeled with the student's name, name of medication, dosage and times to be taken. Loose medication in baggies will not be accepted. All medication must be accompanied by a signed parent request for medication administration.

For more health information see Garland ISD Health Services.

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