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    Fifth Grade Sky Ranch Trip: April 26-28, 2017


    Attention all fifth grade students and parents!  The third installment payment for the Sky Ranch trip is due next Tuesday, January 17.  Parents, if you are volunteering to be a chaperone for the trip, please make sure you have filled out your volunteer background check with the district.  Extra student and chaperone forms can be found on the Dove PTA website.  Payments can also be made on the PTA site.

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    Second Grade PTA Spaghetti Dinner and Performance
    Join us for the 2nd grade Spaghetti Dinner and Performance followed by a general PTA Meeting. 
    Thursday, January 19th - Dinner at 6pm
    Second Grade Performace and PTA Meeting to follow
    $5 per person(cash/check) or $5.50 per person (debit/credit card)
    Includes Spaghetti Dinner, Salad, Dessert & Drink
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    Dove to Host 6th Annual World Friendship Day


    Dove Elementary will host its 6th annual World Friendship Day on Friday, February 10.  Parents and students are encouraged to sign up to showcase their country and heritage.  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.  Please view the letter and sign up form if you would like to participate!

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  • Encore Performance of Dove Dynamic Drummers and Choir Concert


    Mr. Strang's Dynamic Drummers and Choir group performed for the school on Monday, December 12.  Take a look at how hard work and practice pay off for these fourth and fifth graders!


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  • Dove Yearbooks on Sale

    TreeRing Yearbooks


    2016-2017 yearbooks are now on sale!  Orders can be placed online through the TreeRing website.  The school passcode is 101285613713880.  View the flyer for more information.

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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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  • School Colors - Royal Blue & White
  • Mascot - Dolphins
  • Enrollment - 490
  • Year Opened - 1972
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  • Dove Talent Show is January 26 and 27, 2017!


    Can you sing, dance, or play the guitar??  The talent show will be here before you know it!  What will your talent be?  Sign-up forms are due Friday, January 13.  Get busy brainstorming, and remember, your act must be under 3 minutes long.
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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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  • Kindergarten Registration
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  • Restorative Practices Survey
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