Deer Prints A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR DEER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Welcome Back! Dear Deer Park Family,
Welcome to Deer Park Elementary School! DPES is a community school dedicated to providing an excellent education for our children. As a faculty and staff, we are excited to have the privilege of education YOUR child this school year. Every school year, as soon as the teachers have finished their summer trainings, we get the poster supplies out, ready to cheer and celebrate the return of our Deer Park students. It is a fun tradition and one of the most exciting days of our school year!! Deer Park is a school with a distinctive difference. The academic experience for DPES students is more than can be captured on standardized tests. While our public recognition often acclaims our success on standardized tests, those of us who exist in and create this learning community know what really brings life to Deer Park. The convergence of talented and dedicated faculty, enthusiastic and caring staff, supportive board office of educational specialists, and encouraging and involved parents have created and sustained a unique community of learners, a place where excellence is expected and attained. We are proud of what has been accomplished and are excited about another year of learning and fun!
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education or school activities. We are looking forward to another great year! Sincerely, Ms. Cindy Galloway, Principal Mr. Chad Alward, Assistant Principal
Principal: Ms. Cindy Galloway
Family Resource Coordinator: Mrs. Denise Preece
Assistant Principal: Mr. Chad Alward
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Misty Boarman
Staff Developer: Mrs. Robin Nalley
Secretary & Attendance Clerk: Mrs. Amy Sawyer
Counselor: Mrs. Leisha Robbins
Deer Park Elementary School
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. ROBBINS
Counselor’s Corner Wednesday, 8/31/11, we hosted an assembly entitled Stronger than a Bully. The program featured two acronyms designed to push important points aimed at helping students avoid becoming the victim of a bully. The first of these is S.M.I.L.E. These represent the actions for the person being bullied.
AUGUST WORD OF THE MONTH:
Stay cool, Make eye contact (take a positive posture), Identify the attack (verbal, physical, extorting, cyber, etc), Lead positive conversation, Erase the attack.
The second acronym explains the actions a bystander should take. H.E.R.O.
Help out (get involved), Empathize (identify with the victim), Respond with proper action and report the incident, Open communication (talk about it with the victim). This would be a great time to review these tips with your child. We want to make Deer Park a special place where everyone feels welcome and respected.
SEPTEMBER WORD OF THE MONTH:
Media Center News Join us for our first “AR Family Read Night” on Monday, September 12th 5:30-7:00 in Computer Lab 102. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.
“As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.” ~Erma Bombeck
AFFORDABLE ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR YOUR CHILD The safety and well-being of your child is always a primary concern of the DCPS district. We know many families in our community are facing difficult situations, and we want to be sure parents and guardians of our students are aware of an accident insurance option that is available to families who do not currently have medical insurance for their children, or who wish to supplement their existing plans with affordable additional coverage. The Voluntary Student Accide