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    Please join 5th grade as they host a garage sale this Saturday, October 29, from 8am until 12pm.  The sale will be held at the front of the school.  In addition to the great finds, there will also be a cake walk for you to participate in!  The proceeds of the sale will go towards helping children in Haiti who were victims of Hurricane Matthew.  Items that don't sell will be packed up and donated to the children.  We hope to see you there!




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  • Red Ribbon Week


    DES is celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 24-28, 2016.  We encourage all students and teachers to participate in each day's events.  Please see the schedule below for each day's themes.


    • Monday: Don't be caught sleeping, say NO to drugs!  Wear your pajamas to school.
    • Tuesday: Spirit Day!  Wear your Dove shirt and/or all blue and get your YOLO Spirit Stick!
    • Wednesday: Hugs, Not Drugs!  Bring a small stuffed animal to school (it must fit in your backpack and have your name written on it).
    • Thursday: Turn Your Back on Drugs!  It's backwards day.  Wear your clothing backwards.
    • Friday: YOLO - it's crazy hair day!  Style your crazy hair or wear a hat today.


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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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  • 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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