Dearing Elementary School


  • February newsletter

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 2/2/2017

    Building stamina in reading and writing, Go Red for Women’s Health and more:

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  • School calendar input requested

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 1/23/2017

    Hi Dearing Families, 

    We have had staff members across the district, heavily involved in working on the calendar for next year. We would love your input before moving forward.  Attached you will see a proposed draft.  Below there is a link that you can click on to give your feedback. Let your voice be heard. We appreciate your feedback!

    Proposed calendar

    Quick reminder:

    This Thursday is our Academic night, formerly known as Science Night. There will be a heavy science influence with many fun science activities and projects displayed. We will also have some literacy activities, math activities, Barnes and Noble and Mathnasium on campus. The grade level with the most participation will  earn extra recess time and the class with the most participation will earn a visit from Mad Science, so come on out and have some fun!

    Thanks so much!

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary Principal

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  • For DRES 5th grade parents

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 1/20/2017

    Below you will see a message from the band director at Kelly Lane. If your child will be attending Kelly Lane is interested in band, please sign up below.

    Good Afternoon!   

    I just wanted to give you all a head’s up that our annual “Meet the Instruments Day” is coming soon!

    Students interested in band (or that just want to see what it’s all about) are welcome to attend!  

    For students who will be attending Kelly Lane MS:

    Meet the Instruments Day

    Saturday, Jan. 28 (@KLMS)

    Sign up for an appointment at:

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  • Happy New Year

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 1/9/2017

    Happy New Year!!! It has been a great transition back to school. The kids are engaged and learning.

    I wanted to keep you up to date on some of the events coming up.

    This is report card week. Keep your eye out for that. 

    Other things going on:

    1/10: Tuesday – Attendance Bingo for students with perfect attendance

    1/16: MLK Day – No School

    1/20: Movin’ With Mom at 7 a.m.

    1/26: Academic Night – Come have some Science Fun with a little Literacy and Math. Science fair projects will be available for viewing.

    2/1: Early release at noon

    Have a wonderful week! 

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary Principal

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  • Principal's Blog: Nov. 30

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 12/2/2016

    Pfestival of Lights and Christmas Parade, Bike Bonanza and more:

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  • Principal's Blog: Nov. 6

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 11/8/2016

    Veterans Day show, picture retakes and more in the latest Principal’s Blog:

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  • Principal's Blog: Nov. 2

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 11/3/2016

    Fall Festival, GT Nomination Window, Veterans Day event and more:

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  • Fall Festival

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 10/24/2016

    Greetings Dearing Families! What a great night we had last night! I want to thank you for coming out to the Fall Festival. It was amazing! We really appreciate your donations, participation and volunteer time. We all came together to make a great memory for our students.

    Next week, there are a couple of happenings that I wanted to bring to your attention:

    Early release on Wednesday

    ·      Parent conferences – If you do not have a parent conference scheduled with your child’s teacher, please reach out and schedule.

    ·      Parent Resource Fair – Wednesday from 1-3  (It’s going to be great!)

    ·      Report cards

    ·      Fitness Friday for Dads (Uncles, brothers, grandpas, too)

    ·      Red Ribbon Week – Fun dress up days all week (see schedule here)

    Thanks so much for partnering with us in your child’s education!

    Christy Chandler

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  • Oct. 1 update

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 10/6/2016 4:00:00 AM

    Parent Resource Fair, Fall Festival, hearing and vision screenings and more:

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  • October events

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 10/6/2016

    Happy October Dearing Families!

    The start of the school year is behind us and we are truly in the swing of things! Students are doing great and learning is happening.  

    Parent/teacher conferences will occur later this month and your child’s teacher will be able to give you specific information about how your child is doing. If you are a second- to fifth-grade parent, you will want to get a Focus account, so that you can view your child’s grades at any time. If you are needing assistance with this, please see Maribelle in the front office.

    As a district, we are required to have an attendance verification and in PISD, we do this at third, sixth and ninth grades. If your child is a third-grader and you have not provided proof of residency to Maribelle, please do so prior to Oct. 15.

    For the next two weeks, we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This week students will attend an assembly that will share information about the Hispanic culture as well entertainment from mariachis. Be sure to ask your child about it on Friday.

    We are also really emphasizing college as a choice after high school for our students. We are incorporating several things across the campus to introduce this to our students, one of which is College Wednesdays. We encourage children to join in the fun by wearing a college shirt on Wednesdays. Students will be introduced to a variety of occupations throughout the year, the many colleges that are available and how a college education can drastically impact financial outcomes for individuals.  We want our students to know that college can be an opportunity for all and preparing for college begins now. 

    More fun: Our first Fall Festival of the school year is this month! Our PTO has been planning for months and are still needing help. We will have a PTO meeting this Thursday at 6:30. Come join us and get involved.  

    Your child’s teacher may also be asking for you to get involved. I know they have solicited donations for their silent auction baskets, but are also looking for volunteers to run the games at the festival. Shifts are usually around 30 minutes, so there will still be plenty of time to have fun with your child.

    Last, but not least, our first Movin’ with Mom Friday, was amazing. We had a great turn out. Thanks, moms!

    We look forward to Fitness Friday with Dads that will be coming up later in the month.

    Thanks for partnering with us to make this a great year for your child!

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary Principal

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