• Happy News Year

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 1/9/2018

    Happy New Year DRES families!!


    It has been a wonderful morning, with all of the children returning.  There were lots of smiles and a few yawns.  None the less, we are so glad to have our little friends back and are ready for a great second semester.  We welcomed thirteen new families to Dearing, this morning, which was very exciting.  It was heart-warming to watch how our existing students greeted our newbies and immediately reached out to welcome them.  You all have some very kind-hearted kiddos!


    There are just a couple of things that I wanted to share with you, so you can get on your calendar now. 

    ·       We are in full swing of our science fair season.  All classrooms will be creating a science fair project and our older students will be creating individual projects.  Teachers are working closely with the kiddos on these projects, but there will likely be some homework as part of the project, as well.  Fourth and fifth graders will have science fair packets they can share with you, but if you need more information, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Completed projects will be on display the evening of January 25.

    ·       Speaking of January 25, that entire week will be Book Fair.  Additionally, on the 25th, we will celebrate literacy by dressing up as our favorite book characters.  We invite your child to dress up as his favorite book character, as well.  That evening, in addition to science fair projects, we will have our annual academic night and parent resource fair, from 6:00-7:30.  There will be activities in math, science and reading for you and your child.  You can visit the parent resource fair for ideas on how to support your young learner.

    ·       Last, but not least, this is the time of year that we begin coordinating and planning with the middle schools for our 5th graders.  The 5th grade parent night is scheduled at all middle schools for Monday, January 29th.  More information to come on this.

    Be sure to watch for the newsletter that come out on Wednesday.  You will find additional information there, as well as specific dates that are coming up.

    Have a wonderful day!


    Christy Chandler

    Dearing Elementary Principal

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  • Dearing Elementary

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 12/4/2017
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  • Dearing News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 10/17/2017

    Happy Fall DRES Families!  I hope you are enjoying this glorious day. 


    We are gearing up for the Fall Festival and look forward to spending a fun evening with you and your child.  I have attached information for you just in case it hasn’t made it home.  We are still needing parent volunteers, so if you are available, let your child’s teacher know or me and we will get you set up.  There will be games, jump houses, trunk-or-treat, music, food, haunted houses, silent-auction, Kendra Scott and other vendors, as well.


    Before Fall Fest arrives, we have a couple of other things for you to mark on your calendar:

    ·      This Friday is Fitness Friday with Dads from 7-7:30am.  Come on out!

    ·      Next Wednesday is early release.  Teachers will be holding parent conferences that afternoon.  If you don’t have one scheduled, reach out to your child’s teacher.  They have much to share.

    ·      If you have questions about the GT nomination process, our GT specialist will be available on conference day, October 25, from 1-4pm.

    ·      As a general reminder…homework lab is open daily from 7:10-7:40, so if your child needs a little homework help, send him/her to the first grade hallway.  Staff members will be there waiting to assist.

    ·      School wide pumpkin character contest is going on.  Help your child decorate a pumpkin as his/her favorite book character.

    ·      Chef contest, hosted by Aramark, also in progress.  Help your child create an original recipe.  Click to view flyer.

    Hawk Cheerleader Camp is Saturday, Oct. 28. Sign up with this form.

    ·      Last, but not least, please be sure that you are helping us keep our students safe in the parking lot.  The afternoons are very smooth, but we are still working on the mornings. We all need to be courteous drivers, waiting our turn for drop-off.  Additionally, drop-off should only take place in the lane, next to the building.  The outside lane is for exiting. This is a very important part of keeping our students safe.


    Thanks so much for all you do, but most of all, thanks for sharing your child with us! 


    Christy Chandler

    Dearing Elementary Principal

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  • October Newsletter

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 10/2/2017
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  • Back to School

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 8/27/2017
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  • STAAR Testing

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 3/27/2017

    Just a reminder about our first round of STAAR testing: Fourth- and fifth-graders will be engaged in the highly rigorous STAAR assessment tomorrow and Wednesday. In order to create a controlled testing environment, we will have a closed campus on those days. A closed campus simply means that we will not have parent and/or other outside visitors on campus during testing hours. 

    Testing begins at 8 a.m. and will go through the lunch hour. If testing students are absent, we could potentially have make-up testing later in the week, so if you’d like to make arrangements to have lunch with your child, please wait until next week, to be safe.

    If you are the parent of a fourth- or fifth-grade student, please be sure that he/she gets a good night’s rest. We will have a warm breakfast ready in the morning if your child chooses to join us for breakfast. Additionally, if your child would like to bring a water bottle and healthy snack, we do encourage that.

    Thank you for supporting our students! 

    On another note, please see flyer attached. If your child is interested in joining the Pflugerville swim team, registration is happening now.

    Thanks so much!

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary Principal

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  • Happy Spring

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 3/22/2017 5:00:00 AM

    Happy Spring, Dearing Families! It is so good to be back at school and back into a routine after a nice break.

    We are headed into our busiest season of the year. I wanted to give you a couple of dates for big events, so that you can mark your calendar now.

    First of all, next week will begin our assessment season. On those days, we will be a closed campus, so please make note.

    Closed Campus to Visitors on STAAR Testing Dates

    As in previous years, please mark your calendars and be aware that we will be a closed campus to all visitors and volunteers, including during lunch for parents, due to the administration of state testing on the following dates: 

    • Tuesday, March 28 (Grade 4 Writing and Grade 5 Math)
    • Wednesday, March 29 (Grade 5 Reading)
    • Monday, May 8 (Grade 3 and 4 Math)
    • Tuesday, May 9 (Grade 3 and 4 Reading)
    • Wednesday, May 10 (Grade 5 Science)

    Other Special Days:

    • March 28 – Report Cards
    • April 6 – PTO Meeting
    • April 7 – Movie Night
    • April 14 – No School
    • May 4 – Kinder Registration, 2nd and 3rd Musical, Fine Arts Night
    • May 19 – Field Day

    Enjoy this beautiful day!

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary Principal

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  • March Newsletter

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 3/1/2017

    Happy March! Spring is right around the corner. It is hard to believe that we only have one more week before spring break.

    Attached you will find our March newsletter with upcoming dates.

    Texas Students Rank High in Comparison of Top Performing Nations 

    Texas students beat Finland, England, Germany, France, and most other countries around the world when translating their scores on NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) to results on TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), the same benchmark so often used by critics and reformers to demonstrate how far behind American students are from the rest of the world. Texas students rank 8th in the world in math and 11th in science. The National Center for Education Statistics linked the scale of NAEP to the scale of TIMSS so that states can reasonably compare the performance of their students with those in other countries.

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary

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  • February newsletter

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 2/2/2017
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  • School calendar input requested

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 1/23/2017

    Hi Dearing Families, 

    We have had staff members across the district, heavily involved in working on the calendar for next year. We would love your input before moving forward.  Attached you will see a proposed draft.  Below there is a link that you can click on to give your feedback. Let your voice be heard. We appreciate your feedback!

    Proposed calendar

    Quick reminder:

    This Thursday is our Academic night, formerly known as Science Night. There will be a heavy science influence with many fun science activities and projects displayed. We will also have some literacy activities, math activities, Barnes and Noble and Mathnasium on campus. The grade level with the most participation will  earn extra recess time and the class with the most participation will earn a visit from Mad Science, so come on out and have some fun!

    Thanks so much!

    Christy Chandler
    Dearing Elementary Principal

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