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  • October 27, 2014
    • Red Ribbon Week

      Exercise good choices.  Stay drug free.  Wear your favorite sweat suit.  

    October 28, 2014
    • Red Ribbon Week

      Let's stomp out and sock-it-to drugs!  Wear carzy socks and shoes.

    • Vision and Hearing Screenings K, 1, 3, 5
    October 29, 2014
    • Early Release/Staff Development
    • Parent Conference Night
    • Drama Kids 3:15 PM
    • Young Rembrandts 3:15 PM
    October 30, 2014
    • 5th Grade Camp Meeting 6:45 PM

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Red Ribbon Week

Dorsey will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 27th - October 31st. The purpose of the week is to show your commitment towards helping to make our nation drug free. Along with wearing red ribbons, we will have a theme for each day. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Monday, October 27thExercise good choices. Stay Drug Free!
Wear your favorite sweat/jogging suit
Tuesday, October 28thLet's Stomp out and Sock-it-to drugs.
Wear crazy socks and shoes.
Wednesday, October 29thLove yourself! Live Drug Free!
Join all of GISD in wearing red.
Thursday, October 30thHats off to a drug free you and me!
Wear a hat/cap.
Friday, October 31st "Orange" you glad you can be drug free!
Wear orange (Fall/Halloween) shirt.  

Discovery Education Techbook Experience

October 27 or 28  

Elementary parents and students are invited to try the new science resources coming to the classroom this year...Learn more

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!

S'more Fun!

First grade students won the PTA membership contest and were rewarded with a Hot Chocolate/S'more Party.  Way to go first grade!

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 adventure.  Check out the fun we had!

Save the Date...

Save these dates for exciting activities and events in November.

Veteran's Day Program

Dorsey families are invited to attend our Veteran's Day Program on Friday, November 7th.  We will honor our veterans with music from our choir and a special assembly.  Mark your calendars and don't miss this special event.    

Bring Your Grandparents to School

We love our grandparents at Dorsey! Bring your grandparents to school with you on Monday, November 17th from 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m.  We can't wait to meet them and share what we are doing in our classes.

Kn-2nd Grade Reading Night

Tuesday, November 18th will be our Reading Night. Students and families can visit reading centers throughout our school. You can choose activities from AR testing to making a book with your teacher.  Don't miss this fun night.

Turkey Trot

Friday, November 21st ... Put on your running shoes!  Families are invited to participate in the Dorsey Turkey Trot.  We will have a course set up around our school.  Races begin at 9:00 a.m. Watch for more information.

Kindergarten Feast

Kindergarten looks forward to this day each year.  The kindergarten family shares a Thanksgiving feast together on Friday, November 21st, after the Turkey Trot.    

Book Fair 

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair, November 17th - 21st. An amazing selection of books are headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. On-line resources available.

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. 

The Nurse is In...

Meet our very own nurse, Nurse Donna. Nurse Donna went to Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. She has been a nurse for 20 years.  The last 8 years she has been our school nurse.  Her jobs include taking care of all our students and teachers, health screenings, educating parents and students about health issues, creating health and disease reports, and encouraging all of us to make healthy choices.  Whew!  She is a busy one.

October Healthy Tips

Staying healthy at school

  • Decrease sugar intake and eat more fruit and vegetables; and don't skip meals, especially breakfast!
  • Exercise at least 4 times per week
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Respect your parents when they are guiding you to make healthy choices.

Flu Prevention

Keep your student and family healthy this flu season with these helpful flu prevention tips

For more health information see Garland ISD Health Services.

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