Friday, March 02, 2018

  Hello
Dowell Families
   
It was so great to see some sunshine a little bit this week.  

We have had a great week at Dowell.  It is hard to believe that next week is the last week of the 3rd 9 weeks.  Please help us by making sure that your child has gotten all of their work turned into their teachers.  We have had a lot of sickness this nine weeks and we want to enter our 4th 9 weeks strong.  

Thank you so much for partnering with us.  I hope you are able to enjoy something outdoors this weekend with family and friends
 
Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
McKinney MISD 
2018-2019 School Calendar

Click Here to view and print the 2018-2019 McKinney ISD school calendar.


Dowell MS Proud to Partner 
w/The American Heart for Hoops for Heart!

Students are receiving heart healthy messages and have service learning opportunities to raise money for The American Heart Association. All money raised will go towards life-saving research in the areas of heart disease and stroke, education, and advocacy.
 
To sign up online  Click Here .
 
We will celebrate the closing of this event by hosting an I LOVE MY HEART Open Gym and Amazing Race Quest on Friday, March 9th during 6th & 7th periods. All students who donate $5 during lunches will be excused from missing their 6th and 7th period classes to attend. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association and their fight against heart disease-the number one leading cause of death in our country.
 
HERE'S HOW STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE!
 
DONATE ONLINE/FUNDRAISING
Click Here or search "AHA MIDDLE SCHOOL" in the app store to sign up for our school's online fundraising page. Students can donate as well as email, post to social media and send text messages asking for donations. All donations will be accepted through March 9th. We need online donations to reach our goal!
 
ATTEND THE EVENT
Students can donate $5 during lunches for the Love My Heart Event through March 6th.
 
We are excited to partner with the American Heart Association for this fun event! We encourage you to talk with students about how heart disease affects your family and we hope you will support our students as they help others and raise awareness for heart disease and stroke.
BriteBytes Survey

We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students' school and home technology use for learning. 

We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students' lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. 

Click Here to take the survey. 
Survey is available February 19th - March 9th. 

Thank you for your help!

Parents & Students are welcome to attend any meeting regardless of which school you are zoned for.
Student Possession 
of Medication

McKinney ISD has a no tolerance policy for students in possession of medication of any kind, including herbal supplements, vitamins, and all over the counter medications including cough drops/lozenges. 

All medications must be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to drop off or take home their medication(s) from the school clinic. 

All medications are to be stored in the nurse's office with the exception of prescribed medications for the treatment of asthma, Anaphylaxis and diabetes.  Please see the campus nurse if your child has one of these conditions.
Dowell Middle School
Academic Booster Club Fundraiser

The DMS Academic Booster Club is sponsoring a SNAP Fundraiser in support of both the DMS Robotics and STEAM Clubs.  The STEAM Club promotes learning through competition at Technology Student Association events and Team America Rocketry Challenges. 

Please take the time to view our fundraiser page. Your support will help us offer a higher quality STEM experience for all of our students. You will be pleased to know that your donation is Tax Deductible and  you will receive a receipt for your gift. We hope that you will take the time to help us spread the word by sharing our links with friends through Email, Text, Facebook and Twitter! Thanks for your support.

Click Here for Steam Club.

Click Here for Robotics Club.
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
February  Lunch Menu

Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
March 6th
Boyd Tennis
@ Boyd 4:00 pm

Girls Tennis
@ Boyd 4:00 pm

March 7th
Track
Ron Poe Stadium
4:30 pm

March 8th
PTO Meeting
@ DMS  9:00 am

March 9th
End of 3rd 9 Weeks
Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700