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PTA Reflections Contest
Students are invited to participate in the PTA Reflections Contest. The contest gives students a chance to express themselves in a variety of artistic categories. This year's theme is "The World Would Be A Better Place if...". Please see the Texas PTA website for rules and guidelines. All entries are dues by Friday, October 24th.
PTA and our librarian, Mrs. Simpson, brought the Tipi Tellers out to visit the students at Dorsey. Students learned about the history of the tipi and heard stories of legends and adventure. Check out the fun we had!
PTA Fall Membership Drive
Join PTA in October! It’s just $7.50 for the whole family for the whole year! You will get into all PTA
events at no charge and the grade level who gets the most memberships by Oct.10th wins a Dorsey Polar Express Party. So hop aboard and support Dorsey PTA.
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 27th||Exercise good choices. Stay Drug Free! |
Wear your favorite sweat/jogging suit
|Tuesday, October 28th||Let's Stomp out and Sock-it-to drugs. |
Wear crazy socks and shoes.
|Wednesday, October 29th||Love yourself! Live Drug Free! |
Join all of GISD in wearing red.
|Thursday, October 30th||Hats 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.
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.
Information Regarding Ebola
Garland ISD is aware of the reported case of Ebola in Dallas and is actively working with the Garland Health Department, Dallas County Health Department, and Texas Department of State Health Services. No Garland ISD student or staff member is being monitored for possible exposure to the virus.
School nurses have been educated on the signs and symptoms of Ebola virus, and procedures are in place to isolate any situation that may occur.
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.
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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