Friday, February 09, 2018

  Hello
Dowell Families
   
I cannot believe how fast this nine weeks is going.  Students and teachers are working hard and we are seeing lots of growth from our students.  

We will have an opportunity for you to come and see the great things going on at our annual Open House which will be on Thursday, February 22nd from 5:00-6:30 pm.  During Open House night we will also be hosting registration meetings for next school year.  Current 6th and 7th grade parent meetings will be from 5:45-6:15 pm in the cafeteria.  The presentation will be posted on our website next Friday for all parents to see if you are unable to attend the meeting.  We will send home course request sheets with our current 6th and 7th grade students on Tuesday, February 20th.  All course requests need to be returned by Monday, February 26th to their math teacher.  We hope to see everyone that night.
 
Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
Valentine's Day

Please do not schedule deliveries to students on Valentine's Day.  We are not able to deliver them to students in the classroom as they are a distraction to the learning  environment.  

Thank you so much for your help with this!
LOST & FOUND

All items not claimed from the Lost & Found tables located outside the front office will be donated after school Friday, February 16th! 
Winter Ilness

We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home.  When a child comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come in contact with.
 
Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing.
 
If your child is out sick remember to always send in a note from the Dr or a parent note.
 
MISD Health policies are in place to help insure a healthy school where students can learn and grow.  

Please take a moment to review the exclusions by clicking the following link MISD Exclusions.
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.
GT Parent Orientation 
Secondary Schools

Please Click Here to view the GT Parent Orientation Presentation.
Student ViewPoint Survey

Click Here  for the survey.
 
Ends February 14th!
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
February  Lunch Menu

Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
February 10th
BBall Tournament
"B" & "C" Girls & Boys

-7th Grade Boys "B"
@ Dowell 10:00 am

-7th Grade Boys "C"
@ Dowell 8:00 am

-8th Grade Boys "B"
@ Johnson 8:00 am
 
-8th Grade Boys "C"
@ Johnson 8:00 am

-Girls 7th Grade "B"
@ Evans 11:00 am

-Girls 7th Grade "C"
@ Evans 10:00 am

-Girls 8th Grade "B" 
@ Faubion 11:00 am

-Girls 8th Grade "C"
@ Faubion 11:00 am

Youth & Government
West Dallas Invitational 
Coppell West MS

February 16th
Youth & Government
Showcase @ DMS
6:30-8:00 pm

February 17th
BBall Tournament
"A" Team Girls & Boys

-7th Grade Boys "A"
@ Johnson MS

-8th Grade Boys "A"
@ Cockrill MS

-Girls 7th Grade "A"
@ Faubion 11:00 am

-Girls 8th Grade "A"
@ Evans 8:00 am
Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700