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3 December ~ Pennies for Patients ~ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dowell has partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to promote “Pennies for Patients”.
On Wednesday 3 December,donations will be collected during your students' third period class in a ONE-DAY COIN DRIVE to support the funding of breakthrough therapies to save the lives of blood cancer patients. The top fundraising class will win a pasta party from Olive Garden!!
On Pajama Day Drive (3 December), students can pre-pay $1.00 to wear pajamas and all of the proceeds will too go towards the Pennies for Patients campaign. Wristbands for the Pajama Day event will be sold during all grade lunches on 1st & 2nd December. Students wearing pajamas on December 3rd must have on the blue wristband.
MacTown Miracles ~ by 4 December
For several years, the high schools of MISD have all worked together in an event called MacTown Miracles. They work together to feed over 750 families every year for Christmas. In order to make this happen, Our campus has been asked to collect boxes of stuffing and boxes of mashed potatoes. All donations are due on December 4th. Please consider being part of this special event. Donations can be dropped off at the Dowell front office.
Google Apps for Education
McKinney ISD is partnering with Google to become a Google district. Our teachers will start using Google apps and collaboration tools to enhance our student learning experience. Additional Information.
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Box Tops for Education
Welcome to another great year at Dowell Middle School! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Our school receives two checks from the Box Tops for Education™ program each school year based on the box tops we submit. Please turn in your Box Tops before October 17 you can help boost the amount of the first check we receive in December.
Are you a Box Tops member? If not, sign up at www.BTFE.com to stay updated on our school’s earnings and find a full list of over 250 participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes and can learn about extra ways for our school to earn more cash.
Hurry, clip your Box Tops and turn them in to the office before the deadline on October 17th. Thanks for your help!
Our goal at Dowell Middle School is to maximize learning time. One of the ways we do this is by establishing a standard of students' arrival in the classroom. When a student arrives late to class, we call this "tardy”.
This year we are using a new communication tool, which will email a parent each time the student is tardy to a class. The tardy count resets each quarter.
· First Unexcused Tardy is a warning
· Second Unexcused Tardy is a 30 minute after-school detention
· Third Unexcused Tardy is a hour after-school detention
· Fourth Unexcused Tardy is a two hour after-school detention
· Five or more Unexcused Tardies per quarter, are a three hour after-school detention each occurrence
* All detentions are served on Thursday afternoons
8th Grade Parents