CONGRATULATIONS MRS. HILL - 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher

We, the Board Members of the Oklahoma Council for Social Studies, congratulate you for being selected the Oklahoma Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2014.


Thanksgiving Luncheon for 5th Grade(Attachment)

Each year we host a holiday lunch with our parents for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  We want to invite our 5th grade parents to join their children on November 20th during their lunch time.  We will have extra seating available for the parents so they can join us for lunch.  Our 6th grade parents are invited to have lunch with their children on December 18th.  See the attached flyer for additional information and to reserve your spot for the 5th grade Thanksgiving Luncheon.  We will send one out in December for 6th grade parents to reserve their spot for the Christmas Luncheon. 

Veteran's Day Assembly

DCIS will honor our veterans and current military men and women on November 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the PAAC.    We want to extend an invitation to any veteran, current military member, and their family to attend our special assembly.   If you have a friend or family member that is currently serving in the defense of our country or is a veteran of our military, please let us know so we can honor them that day and have a special seat prepared for them.  Call our office or send an email to Mrs. Leslee Howze at lesleehowze@dcsok.org

Library News
Next week, I'm launching my new reading challenge called Tween Lit Hits! I have several lists for kids to choose from (variety of levels and interests) and once they read 5 books from 1 list, they get to choose a reading bracelet from my jar--we'll see who can collect the most. I have reading logs that will be kept in the library and verified by me. 
I hope to accomplish 3 objectives:
   1. Give kids ideas for good pieces of literature.
   2. Encourage them to stop abandoning books.
   3. Raise the literary level of their book choices

First Quarter GRADES
DCIS will not send out report cards so please make sure you are checking PowerSchool for your child's grades.

Scoring rubrics for 2014-2015 writing assessments now posted
FYI:  I'm just passing this information along.  The 5th grade students will take the writing test in February.  If you are curious about this test and would like to help your child prepare feel free to visit the sites below.

Scoring rubrics for 2014-2015 fifth- and eighth-grade writing assessments are now posted at http://ok.gov/‌sde/documents/2013-09-05/blue-prints-plds-item-specs. Again, this year fifth- and eighth-grade students will be writing to a passage-based prompt. Exemplar papers for all three modes—persuasive, expository, and narrative—are located at http://ok.gov/sde/‌documents/2013-09-05/‌‌‌blue-prints-plds-item-specs. The statewide writing test dates are February 24-26, 2015.



Yearbook (

Our DCIS Yearbook is now on sale for the lowest price of the year.  Go online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or call 1-866-282-1516 to place your order.

Cost =  $32.00 - 

DCIS New York City Trip-6th Graders ONLY
6th grade parents and students are invited to join us on our annual trip to NYC.  This trip will take place on June 3rd - 5th.  Contact Bonnie Gull at bonniegull@dcsok.org if you have any questions.

Home Football Games:
*Students will be turned away at the ticket booth if they are not with their parents.  Please do not send footballs or any other balls to the game.  Students need to SIT with the adults that they come with to the game.



Long Distance Phone Numbers
Please give us a local phone number as a contact number for your child.  The cost of long distance calls weighs heavily on our budget.  This would help us immensely.
PowerSchool - checking for grades
Please help us help your children by checking their grades on a weekly basis. If you need help accessing PowerSchool please call or stop by the office.
Attendance is very important to the academic success of your children.  Please help us with this by having your students here and on time.  If your student is absent please call the attendance line @ 715-9851 and leave us a detailed message.
Lunch Accounts
The PowerSchool lunch account balance is not correct.  Also, our Nutrakids email is not working properly yet since our email switch.  Please check with your students to see if they owe money or contact our cafeteria manager Kim Hay at kimhay@dcsok.org if you have any questions.
PTO met on Wednesday Sept. 3rd.  All PTO meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:45 PM in the media center. Please mark your calendar with these dates so you can be involved.
Teacher Email:
If you are trying to reach a teacher or other staff member through email you may do so by typing (firstnamelastname@dcsok.org) or go through the DCIS Website.
Cell Phone Policy
1st Offense:  Phone taken to office, parent notified, student may pick up at end of day
2nd Offense:  Phone taken to office, parent notified, parent must pick up
3rd Offense:  Phone taken to office, parent notified, parent must  pick up and phone may not be brought back to school

Office Phone
Please know that our office staff will answer every phone call that they can, but at the end of day between 2:15 - 2:45 our office becomes very busy with dismissal, parent check out, end of day medical procedures etc......If you try to reach us during this time your call may go to voice mail.  We do our best to take care of all needs so please be patient with us if you cannot get through to us especially during 2:15 - 2:45PM.

Spirit Wear Order Form


DCIS Student Handbook
Teachers have been going over the handbook with the students in class this week.   Read it at your leisure but there is a page at the very back of it that needs your signature as well as your child’s and should be returned to the homeroom teacher as soon as possible.  Especially pay close attention to our  Late Work  policy.  Keeping up with school work is so important to a student’s learning but late work can be detrimental  to their grade.  Please stress the importance of keeping up with coursework and turning all work in on time.  


DCIS students:  We are having a battle between the homerooms in 5th and 6th grade.  The 5th grade homeroom and the 6th grade homeroom with the most boxtops turned in will win a Cupcake party! ******Lots of back to school stuff has bonus box tops!! 

 Also, For every 25 box tops you send in, you will be  entered in a BEDLAM BOXTOP drawing to win a FREE T-shirt!  We will draw one OU winner and one OSU winner!!!  Turn in any and all boxtops you have in a bag or envelope to the DCIS office with the following information:




Pick one:  OU or OSU 




**Contact the office if you need your child's PowerSchool code. 

***Click the link below for the parent user guide to Powerschool


 Like us on Facebook at

  Our school is open to students at 7:15.  Please do not drop them off earlier as we do not have staff available to supervise them until that time. 

  • When dropping students off please note we have two lines.  When you come to the front of the building you will see a crosswalk by the gym and one at the front of the building.  If your car is stopped between these two lines, that is our unloading zone.  Please unload when you are between these lines.  Waiting until you get directly in front of the building entrance delays those behind you.  The sooner we can get the students out of the cars and safely on the sidewalk, the quicker we can get you back on the road. 
  • If you are not going through the line, then you MUST walk your child to the door.  We do not allow students to cross the parking lot alone.  Please use the crosswalks to come to the building.  We want everyone to be safe.  
  • There is a space between the two car lines and that is for my staff and me to direct students from the cars and for the students to safely pass to the sidewalk.   DO NOT drive in this lane.   
  • When exiting our parking lot, we ask that you only turn right during the times posted.  This helps us to keep the lines moving.  Remember you will encounter high school traffic beginning around 7:30.  
  • If you are picking your child up, please remind them to watch for you.  They sometimes get busy visiting and don’t notice that you are in the pickup space.  We will continue to try and help the students to watch, but your help is needed as well.  
  • Above all, please watch for students and parents in the parking lot.  Keep your speed low and be patient as we assist everyone through the line and parking lot.

      If you are coming into our building during the day, please remember to go to the office first and check in.  You will need a pass in order to walk through our halls.  If you forget, don’t be offended or surprised if our staff asks you to go to the office and get a pass.   Also if you are coming to have lunch with your child, you must also check in the office first.   Please remember you can only bring lunch for your own child.  We have several students with food allergies, so we cannot share food or provide food for other children.  In the event of a birthday, you can ask students to join you, but they must have their own food.


Deer Creek Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability or veteran status in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated groups in accordance with all State and Federal Laws.


The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


NAME or TITLE:                               Lenis DeRieux

ADDRESS:                                         20701 N. MacArthur, Edmond, OK 73012

TELEPHONE NUMBER:                  405-348-6100 Ext. 1138