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Dorothy Dodds Elementary

Phone: 218-284-1300
Fax: 218-284-1333

Attendance Office: 218-284-1301
Counseling Office: 218-284-1312
Health Office: 218-284-1310
Media Center: 218-284-1334

School Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Robin Grooters, Supervisor
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Family involvement is a critical link to student achievement, to achieving a high quality education and to a safe, disciplined learning environment. Your participation in your child's education is important to us.

Parents and guardians have opportunities to become involved both at home and at school. Here are just a few ways you can partner with your schools to benefit your child.

Parent Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC): PTAC groups meet monthly to discuss pertinent school issues, coordinate school activities such as book fairs, family nights and others, and raise funds that help provide equipment, student rewards, counseling materials and more. Read more.

Committees: District and program committees make important recommendations to the district departments and/or the School Board. Parents have an important role on these committees. Some of these committees are the Instruction and Curriculum Advisory Committee, Citizen Finance Advisory Committee, Community Education Advisory Council and Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Committee.

When the need arises, special committees or task forces are formed. Parent and community involvement in the educational process is encouraged because this helps ensure the district is providing quality education to its learners. Contact your school principal or the Superintendent's Office for more information.

Other Volunteer Opportunities: Each school needs parents to help give our students additional learning opportunities. Volunteer opportunities, which vary by school, include tutoring, reading to children, helping with learning stations or school plays, or serving as academic team coaches (e.g., Destination Imagination), room parents, track meet helpers, school event chaperones or field trip chaperones.

Parent Teacher Advisory Council

The Parent Teacher Advisory Council at Dorothy Dodds Elementary School gives parents and guardians the opportunity to be involved in their children's education. PTAC works to enhance the education process and provide a better learning environment by bringing parents together with staff for the benefit of the children.

PTAC serves to increase communication between parents and the school, support parent involvement, increase awareness of the school by parents and the community, aid in securing funds for equipment and activities that support education and the school environment, and assist at school functions.

PTAC membership includes parents and guardians, staff representatives, School Board representatives and the principal. Any parent or guardian of a Dorothy Dodds Elementary School student is welcome to become a member and attend the PTAC meetings. Parents are encouraged to call the main office for more information.