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    International Baccalaureate Showcase

    World School

    Join us on Thursday, March 2nd to learn more about what makes Dove Elementary unique.
    You will have the opportunity to see and hear from our students about their learning experiences during our first year as an IB Candidate School.


    Each session will begin in the cafeteria and be followed by a campus guided learning tour.

    • Session 1 (current Dove students): 8:00-8:45
    • Session 2 (current Dove students): 8:30-9:15
    • Session 3 (open to future Dove students and community): 9:15-10:00


    If you have a current Dove student and plan to attend, please return the information form which was sent home with your student by Monday, February 27th. If you are future Dove students or community members, please RSVP using this form.

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  • Books The Book Fair is Coming!


    The book fair will be in the library next week!  The students will have a preview day on Friday, February 24.  Please see their wish lists either on paper or on their iPads.  Students can bring money starting Monday, February 27 and make purchases from the fair.  The fair will be open Monday, February 27 through Thursday, March 2 from 8:00am until 3:30pm, and Friday, March 3 from 8:00am until 12:00pm.  Thursday night is Family Night at the Book Fair.  Parents and students are welcome to come shop that evening from 5:00pm untli 7:00pm.

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    The 6th Annual World Friendship Day was a Success!


    We had a great day at World Friendship Day on Friday.  Students were able to rotate through different stations and experience the different cultures represented at Dove.  Parents and volunteers brought pictures, clothes, toys, and food for the students to touch and sample.  Take a look at some of the pictures from the day.


    World Friendship Day is made possible through the combined efforts of our Multicultural Language and Art Expressions teacher, Mrs. Joyce Mery, members of the Dove Culture Club, the PTA representative from the Diversity Advisory Council, and our Dove parents.

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  • Dove Elementary Approved Candidacy for International Baccalaureate

    IB Dove Elementary School (DES) has been approved as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

    “We are honored to be granted status as an IB Candidate School,” said Cindy Galloway, DES principal. “Our teachers have already begun designing experiences that allow the students to explore learning while making an impact on the world around us.”

    This past year, DES has been working towards becoming a candidate for IB, which encourages both personal and academic achievement by challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Now that DES has been approved for candidacy, the campus will embark on a two-year process to fulfill the requirements for authorization as an IB Primary Years Programme.

    Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

    “Our new approach to classroom instruction enables Dove Elementary to develop strong academic and social characteristics while encouraging students to think independently and drive their own learning,” Galloway said. “Through inquiry-based learning, our students will be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world and emerge as leaders.”

    According to IB, the Primary Years Programme prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. This focus aligns with the elements of LEAD 2021 and the GCISD Portrait of a Graduate.

    To read about a project completed by fifth-graders during the 2015-2016 school year benefiting LIMBS International, click here. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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Welcome to Dove Elementary School! The mission of Dove Elementary School is to create a positive and supportive environment in collaboration with all members of the school community.
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  • Parents as a reminder, if your student has any medication in the nurses office it needs to be picked up on or before June 4th. Any medication left after June 4th will be discarded.
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