• Dolphin Mail

    January 14, 2022

    Monday, 1/17 is a school holiday.

    1/17/22 School Holiday

     

    Letter to 5th Grade Parents

    Dear Deerwood Families of Students in Fifth Grade,

     

    In 2022-2023, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) will undergo a redesign, which will include adding writing to reading assessments, capping the number of multiple-choice questions, and adding new item types (e.g., drag and drop, short and extended typed responses, etc.).


    On February 16, your child will be participating in an online stand-alone field test, which will not impact grade promotion. Humble ISD will not receive any field-test data or students’ scores from this administration. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will use this data to make adjustments to next year’s STAAR assessment.


    In addition to the February stand-alone field test, Humble ISD will assess STAAR between May 10-20, 2022.


    In the coming weeks/months, you will receive more information regarding specific test dates.


     

     

    Thank you,

    Macaire McDonough-Davies

    Principal

    Deerwood Elementary School

    281-641-2202

    At Deerwood: All Belong. All Learn. All Lead.

     

     

     

     

    DONUTS WITH MS. DAVIES

    Thank you for joining us at today's Donuts with Ms. Davies and a special thanks to Dr. Roger Brown for attending and sharing information about exciting projects being considered for a Bond Election. Please view the attached slide deck for more information.

    Counselor's Corner

    DWE Counselor Quarterly News

    Personalized counseling services continue this nine weeks as our young learners identify their strengths, explore their personal interests, and set achievable goals. We will learn and practice goal directed behaviors to become more effective communicators, leaders, and collaborators.

     

    First Grade PBL

    Deerwood's very excited first grader students have launched their Project Based Learning unit! They love animals and wanted to figure out how they could help homeless animals in our area. They have decided to collect food for a local animal shelter. First grade students will collect dog food on Monday, 1/10. Please support them and their project by brining cans or bags of dog food to the front lobby on Monday.
     
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    ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

    In response to concerns about traffic on Forest Garden Drive, we are meeting with district safety personnel to review our arrival and dismissal procedures. We will communicate any recommendations and changes.

     

    BRIDGEFEST

    Lake Houston Family YMCA Bridge Fest Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, February 26th. Deerwood will once again have a team and families can sign up to participate under our campus name. Register with Coupon Code HISD to receive $10 off your total registration in January. The top two elementary schools and the top two secondary schools with the highest number of people who register to participate in a race will receive a portion of the funds raised for new PE supplies.

     

    Participation in Bridge Fest supports Y programs that positively impact the Lake Houston community. Proceeds benefit the YMCA annual campaign, which helps everyone, regardless of age, ability, income or background, have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

     

     

    Register here!

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    JOIN OUR PTA

    We are grateful for our PTA and their tremendous support throughout the year. Please consider joining!

    https://www.deerwoodpta.com/

     
     
     

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    December 3 2021

    SAVE THE DATES

    12/9 2nd Grade Holiday Performance

    12/16 Reindeer Games during Specials and Classroom Parties

    12/17 Polar Express Day, School-wide Sing Along and Early Release

    12/20-1/3 Winter Holidays

     
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    Emergency Preparedness Drill

    Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

     

     

    Thank you for choosing Deerwood Elementary to provide educational services to your child. We are proud to be able to serve you and your student(s) and we will continually strive to provide a safe learning environment for them. The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority here at DWE. In order to maintain a safe environment in which our students can develop and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans throughout the school year to help our staff and students know what to do in an emergency.

     

     

    In the coming days we will conduct a school-wide Lockdown DRILL. Our lockdown procedures were developed with the assistance of Humble ISD police, local police, and fire officials as recommended by the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

     

    We feel that open and clear communications with parents and students are important to enhance our safety efforts and wanted you to know about the upcoming lockdown DRILL. If you have any questions regarding any of our safety drills or other safety concerns, please contact the school office. The telephone number is 281-641-2200.

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Kara Peck

    DWE Assistant Principal

     

    Jingle Shop

    We are excited that our holiday Jingle Shop has returned to Deerwood this year! All students should have received a shopping envelope this week. Students can only shop if they bring their envelope or a list of who they are buying for with their money.

    Please note that Jingle Shop can ONLY take cash. This is a GREAT experience for our students to get to shop for their family and friends without their parents!! Sales associates are provided for all students.

     

    Jingle Shop Schedule

     

    Tuesday December 7 PreK, 2nd, 4th, & 5th

     

    8:15 – 8:40 Pre K

    8:40 – 9:05 PreK

    9:10 – 9:35 2nd Macaulay

    9:35 – 10:00 2nd Blackshear

    10:00 – 10:25 2nd Salazar

    10:25 – 10:55 5th Perkin

    10:55 – 11:20 5th Robinson

    11:20 - 11:45 5th Sanchez

    11:45 - 12:10 5th Martin

    12:10 - 12:30 5th Smith

    Lunch

    1:10 – 1:35 2nd Ramirez

    1:35 – 1:55 2nd Keeton

    1:55 – 2:20 2nd Graves

    2:20 – 2:55 4th Gould



    Wednesday, December 8th- K , 3rd,& 4th

     

    8:15 – 8:40 K Pierce

    8:40 – 9:05 K Kammerdiener

    9:10 – 9:35 K Cantu

    9:35 – 10:00 3rd Chase

    10:00 – 10:25 4th Adkins

    10:25 – 10:50 4th Pelak

    10:50 – 11:15 4th Villerreal

    11:15 – 11:40 3rd Blasdel

    11:50 – 12:15 K van der Walt

    12:20 - 1:10 Lunch

    1:10 - 1:35 4th Ward

    1:35 – 2:00 3rd Curtis

    2:00 – 2:25 3rd McDermitt

    2:25 – 2:50 3rd Rosser

     

    Thursday, December 9th - Kinder & 1st

    7:30 - 8:00 Early shoppers

    8:00 – 8:10 Set up

    8:15 – 8:40 1st grade Phelps

    8:40 - 9:05 1st Thomas

    9:05 - 9:30 1st Porter

    9:35 – 10:00 1st Arnaud

    10:00 - 11:10 Last minute shoppers

    11:15 - 11:40 K Janik

     

    Donuts with Ms. Davies December 10th 8:30 am.

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    Car Rider Signs

    Please be sure that you have a car rider sign in your window at dismissal. Students may not be released to cars without this sign. Extra signs are available in the lobby. Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to keep all students safe.

     

    Lost and Found

    There are many, many lost and found items that have not been claimed. Please be sure to check this area when you are on campus before the holiday break. All items left in lost and found will be donated at the end of the semester, December 18th.
     

    From our PTA

     

     

     

    Let's celebrate the season by bringing a little holiday cheer to the BEST teachers around!

     

    Back by Popular Demand....TEACHER RAFFLE BASKETS! This event was SO much fun last year. Teachers had the chance to earn raffle tickets during the month of December for the chance to win one of 20 raffle baskets. This is a great way to gift your teachers during the holiday season. If you would like to donate, please purchase from the Amazon wishlist or sign up genius below. Make sure when you are shipping the amazon wish list items that they are being sent to the DWE Raffle Basket address and your name is included. If you have a local business and want to create or donate an item or items, contact me for directions(Emily Mills 281-300-5593). We had several businesses donate amazing gifts last year.

    All items are due no later than Monday, December 13. If you make a donation, your name will be listed as a contributor.

     

    Thank you for everything you do for our amazing DWE teachers.

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AADAC2AAA8-dweteacher

     

     

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2C3DXRRR5C1R0?ref_=wl_share

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    November 19, 2021

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    SAVE THE DATES

    11/22 Last day to purchase yearbooks at $25

    11/23 YEARBOOK PRICE INCREASES TO $35

    11/29 No School for Elementary Students

    12/9 2nd Grade Holiday Performance

    12/16 Reindeer Games during Specials and Classroom Parties

    12/17 Polar Express Day, School-wide Sing Along and Early Release

    12/20-1/3 Winter Holidays

     

    POG Store Volunteers

    Our Deerwood students are proudly showing their Portrait of a Graduate skills and are being recognized daily with POGS! We have weekly POG drawings, POG rewards and now the grand opening of our POG Store! We are looking for volunteers to help our kindergarten and 1st grade students shop on Wednesday mornings. We are thankful to have parents who volunteer in so many ways!

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FA4AD2FA2F94-pogstore

     
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    Lunch Visitors

    We are happy to have lunch visitors returning to campus beginning Tuesday, November 30. Please bring identification and check in prior to your child's lunchtime.
     

    PTA News

    Yearbooks...Yearbook Price Increase on Nov. 23rd! Buy it now for $25! The yearbook price will increase to $35 on November 23rd. We will NOT have extra yearbooks! The only way to ensure your student receives a yearbook is to ORDER ONE NOW! Dedication spots are also available for purchase. You may purchase a dedication spot now and complete it later. Can't remember if you've already purchased a yearbook? Head to balfour.com to check.

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    Deerwood Elementary Wall of Honor-Thank You Veterans!

    Wall of Honor

    Here are some reminders for tonight and tomorrow as we wrap up this very busy week at Deerwood!  

    Our 3rd grade students will proudly perform their Veterans Day program tonight at 6:30. The Deerwood students, staff and some very special visitors enjoyed this morning's performance-the show is wonderful!

    Papa John's Spirit Night is Tonight! Use PJFUNDSCHOOL code when ordering.

    Friday's food drive item of the day is peanut butter. This is a great need at the Society of St. Stephens. Thank you for your donations.

    Join us for Donuts with Ms. Davies tomorrow, 11/12/2021 at 8:30 a.m. Ms. Davies will discuss a variety of topics and answer parent questions. 

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    November 5, 2021

    SAVE THE DATES

    11/2-12 Food Drive

    11/5-11 Book Fair

    11/11 Veterans Day Program

    11/16 Turkey Trot

    11/22-26 Thanksgiving Holidays

    11/29 No School for Elementary Students

     

    Veterans Day-November 11th

    Deerwood is preparing for our annual Veterans Day Program on November 11th. Students are encouraged to invite family and community members who have served in the US armed Forces to join us on November 11th for breakfast at 7:30 and to attend the Veterans Day program at 8:30 am.

    Additionally, all students and staff members are asked to complete and submit the Deerwood Veterans Wall of Honor form which will be displayed in November in our front hallway.

     
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    Food Drive

    Our food drive benefitting the Society of St. Stephens began this week. We are very proud of the generosity of Deerwood families. Donations will be accepted through November 12th.
     
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    Book Fair

    Our DWE Fall Book Fair opened today! We will have an after school shopping event on Tuesday, November 9th from 3:40-5:00. Students will have the opportunity to browse book shelves and select items for purchase while helping earn funds for new library books and activities.

    ** We only accept credit cards, debit cards or eWallets for payment. No cash or checks will be accepted. eWallets are a great option for students as it's a contactless form of payment. Please note that any balance on eWallet will remain in your Scholastic account.

     
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    Turkey Trot

    Parents and family members are invited to join our Turkey Trot on Tuesday, November 16th during specials. Runners, walkers and watchers are all welcome!
     
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    Thank you for supporting Deerwood's Food Drive supporting the Society of St. Stephen's food pantry. Wednesday's requested item is spaghetti. food pantry. Wednesday's requested item is spaghetti.

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  • Dolphin Mail

    October 15, 2021

    Deerwood Dolphin Dash GLOW Run

    We wrapped up our fundraiser this week with the exciting news that we surpassed our goal! Of course, this meant that Mrs. Davies got SLIMED on Monday in front of the whole school!

    We are already looking forward to next year's event!

     
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    Counselor Corner

    DWE Counselor Quarterly News

    Personalized counseling services continue this nine weeks as our young learners identify their strengths, explore their personal interests, and set achievable goals. We will learn and practice self-management skills to become more effective communicators, leaders, and collaborators.

     
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    PTA News

    Silent Auction

    Our PTA Silent Auction kicked off at 9am this morning! There are over 120 items including; Rockets tickets, a Nintendo Switch, signed jerseys, Panera bagels for a year, plus all of the Teacher & School Experiences are back! Don't miss it! The auction ends at 7pm on Monday! Check it out here: https://deerwoodelementarypta.betterworld.org/auctions/deerwood-pta-silent-auction

     

    Red Ribbon Week

    Deerwood will recognize Red Ribbon Week October 25-29 with the following theme days!

     

    Monday: Proud to be drug-free! Wear red to help kick off Red Ribbon Week.

    Tuesday: Peace out to drugs! Wear peace signs and/or tie-dye.

    Wednesday: Team up against drugs! Wear your favorite sports/team shirt or jersey.

    Thursday: It's the 50th day of school & Our school is too cool for drugs! Dress as in the '50s

    Friday: Good characters say NO to drugs! Dress as your favorite storybook character.

     

    Yearbook Cover Contest

    All students are invited to participate in our yearbook cover contest. Please only use 8.5 x 11 white paper and make your design in bright colors. Entries MUST include Deerwood Elementary 2021-2022. Name, grade and teacher should be written on the back of the design. Entries are due to the DWE lobby by Friday, October 29th. Please email hpearce@mac.com if you have any questions.

     

    DWE Storybook Character Parade

    The Deerwood Elementary Storybook Character Parade is back! This favored event will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, starting at 8:30. For this event, students can dress up as their favorite story book character as they parade around the school. Families are invited and encouraged to watch, take pictures, and cheer from the front of the school. The front drive will be blocked off from traffic after morning arrival.

     

    Students may choose any character from an appropriate, elementary school book that they love reading. The costumes should not be scary. Costumes may not have a mask, weapon, or contain blood. Costumes must meet school dress code guidelines.

     

    You do NOT have to buy anything new for this event. Instead, be creative – make paper ears, a hat, or wear the clothes the character would wear. Students should come to school dressed as the storybook character and should be able to go to the restroom independently while in character.

     

    Students should either carry the book or make a large name tag stating the title of the book

    and the character they are portraying. Students who do not wish to wear a costume may make signs or props to carry during the parade representing a favorite book character.

     

    Thank you for joining us as we continue this tradition with our Deerwood students! We can’t wait to see all of your storybook characters parade around the track!

  • Dolphin Mail

    October 1, 2021

    No School October 4-8

    Deerwood Dolphin Dash GLOW Run

    It’s been a FLIPTASTIC week at Deerwood and today, our AMAZING Dolphin Dash Glow Run exceeded everyone’s expectations!

     

    Incredibly, our Deerwood students and families raised just under $30,000....AND our donation site, mybooster.com will remain open until 10/8! This could be a record breaking year for Deerwood!

     

     

    And the news gets better. Since we met and surpassed our goal, our top 5 fundraisers will get to SLIME Mrs. Davies on Monday, October 11th at 2:30 p.m.

     

     

    Thank you all for your support and participation.

     

    Thank you for your support!

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    September 23, 2021

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Deerwood Dash Fun Run Fundraiser-REGISTER TODAY at MyBooster.com!

     

    Gold, Fight, Win-WEAR GOLD TOMORROW!

    Deerwood Dash Fun Run

    Deerwood Families.

    Our Dolphin Dash Fun Run Fundraiser kicked off today, and we are thrilled

    about this year’s program!

    This year, our entire school is raising funds for New Technology. Our goal is to

    raise $25,000, and we’re inviting YOU to help!

    Here’s how you can support our school…

     

    1. Register your student(s) on MyBooster.com if you haven’t already.

    2. Share their pledge page online with as many people as possible.

    3. Donate if you are able.

     

    Be sure to ask your child about the Sports City Worldwide Character Lesson

    of the Day! It’s a fitness theme all about inspiring students to be active and

    activate their character. Students will travel the world learning how to live and

    play with more character from REAL kid-athletes.

     

    Thank you for supporting our school!

    We can’t wait for our Dolphin Dash Fun

    Run happening on Fri, 10/1!

     

    Thank you for your support!

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    Gold, Fight, Win

    All Deerwood staff and students are invited to Go Gold, tomorrow, September 24th in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
     
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    September 17, 2021

    No Elementary School on Monday, 9/20

    Monday is an elementary school Student Holiday/Staff Workday. Classes for elementary students will resume on Tuesday.

     

    Watch D.O.G.S Tuesday, 9/21

    All Deerwood dads, grandads, uncles, step-dads, and adult brothers are invited to join us Tuesday, Sept 21st from 5:30-6:30 pm in the cafeteria for our free "Dads & Kids" Pizza Night sponsored by DWE's PTA!

     

    At 6:00 we'll share a presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) Program. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program used by schools across America that invites fathers and father-figures to positively impact students through committed involvement at school. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at our school to be a positive male role model for our students.

     

    Please RSVP below to our free “Dads & Kids” Pizza Night and/or request additional information about WATCH D.O.G.S.

     

    Booster Fundraiser Kick Off 9/23 Event 10/1

    Our Booster Fun Run Fundraiser, The Deerwood Dolphin Dash, is BACK! Our kick off is this week and the students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

     

     

    Donating is now officially open on mybooster.com, and you can support our school in 3 steps:

     

    1. REGISTER your student(s) on mybooster.com today. It takes 30 seconds!

    2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on mybooster.com (Facebook, Text Message or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from mybooster.com.

    3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.

     

     

    Key dates to remember:

    ⭐️ Donating Opens - TODAY!

    Register on MYBOOSTER.COM, Share, & Give!

    ⭐️ Event Kick Off - 9/23

    ⭐️ Event Day - 10/1

     

    Thank you for your support!

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    Gold, Fight, Win

    All Deerwood staff and students are invited to Go Gold on September 24th in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
     
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    Future Mustang Night

    KHS Principal, Dr. Nasra, is looking forward to seeing all of our Deerwood families at Future Mustangs Night at the KHS football game on September 25th. Come out to celebrate our current and future students, and to watch our athletes compete on the football field. Tickets can be purchased online at https://gofan.co/app/school/TX17761
     

    ATTENDANCE REMINDER

    Thank you for keeping your child home when he or she is not feeling well. Absences due to illness, suspecting an illness, or self-quarantining are excused with a parent email or phone call.

     

    Yearbooks

    The 2021-2022 DWE yearbook is on sale now! Purchase now for $25 before the price increases to $35 during Thanksgiving Break! Ads are available for additional purchase. To order visit www.balfour.com and search for Deerwood Elementary, Humble, TX.

     
     
     

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    Important Dates to Remember

    September 6th-Labor Day Holiday

    September 10th-Popsicles on the Playground 5:30 pm

    Traffic Pattern Map...Some families have asked for clarification about the traffic pattern during arrival and dismissal. All cars exiting the front circle drive MUST turn left and all cars exiting the cafeteria parking lot MUST turn right. Please see map below. Thank you for your cooperation.Traffic Map

     

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    Dolphin Mail

    Thank you for your cooperation during our Severe Weather Dismissals this week. We are looking forward to sunnier days next week!

    We understand that there is a lot of school traffic at arrival and dismissal. While we are always looking at ways to make the lines go faster, student safety remains our priority. Thank you for following the designated traffic pattern at arrive and dismissal.  Please be sure to allow parents who live off of Spring Cove and Highland Laurels to merge into the front car rider line at their Forest Garden intersection. We also thank you for kindly not blocking residents’ driveways by the school.

    Our Deerwood car riders have shown great responsibility this week by having their backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles ready and exiting their cars quickly and safely each morning. This is a great POG example, Dolphins!

    Counselor Corner

    View the DWE Counselor Quarterly Newsletter to learn more about the many ways that personalized counseling services with Ms. Mays are supporting the personal, social, and emotional needs of your child.  This includes guidance lessons for all students, small group and individual counseling services for students needing support, individual planning through 1:1 individual meetings, home-school connections for your family, and partnerships with the broader community.

    PTA

    Did You Know?? You can view the PTA calendar of upcoming events, volunteer, check out the directory and teacher favorites, and shop the Spirit Store all in one place! 

    http://deerwoodpta.com

    Save the Date

    September 10-Popsicles on the Playground 5:30-7:30 p.m.