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  • 2014 Red Ribbon Week

    Accordining to the National Survey of Drug Use Health Summary of National Findings, approximately nine percent of U.S. youth ages 12 to 17, use illicit drugs. The same survey shows substance abuse could be prevented through early interventions, including parental involvement.

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  • October 23-31, 2014

    Join us, as we support the 29th Annual Red Ribbon Week and promote this years' theme, "Love Yourself, Be Drug Free"

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Thanks to all who attended Dunbar's Parent Teacher Conference Night. We had a great turnout! Your support is appreciated.

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  • 2014-15 Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year

    Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Coach Karen Warren, and our Teacher Assistant of the Year, Apollonia McFadden.

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  • 2013-14 Area FST/FSA of the Year

    Congratulations goes to our own Ms. Mary Jackson for receiving this award.

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  • Jaguar Journal

    Click on the Jaguar to access the current issue of the Jaguar Journal in English or Spanish.

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  • Texas Education Agency Rating

    Paul Laurence Dunbar "Met Standard" and received "Distinction" designation for student progress according to the 2014 TEA Accountability Ratings.

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  • College Banner Program

    Paul L. Dunbar has been selected as a recipient of the Extra Yard for Teacher's College Banner Program. Sponsored by the College Football Playoff Foundation and Commit! Partnership, the initiative helps elementary schools create a college-going culture on their campus by supplying college banners. Dunbar hopes to inspire our scholars to "love learning" and help them dream of pursuing their passions. A SPECIAL THANKS to Principal Waters for his vision and submission of our application.

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  • Dunbar Participates in the "Lift Off to Literacy" Kick-Off Event

    Click on the poster to access the article "60 for 60 Reading Challenge to Lift Off" to discover Dunbar's participation.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Celebrations Planned

    The Multicultural Committee has planned two Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations. The first one will be held October 16th for 3rd & 5th grade scholars and the second event will take place October 17th for PK-2 scholars. The time for both events is 2:00 p.m. Mark your calendar and plan to attend...don't miss the "Roll Call of Nations" involving all Dunbar scholars.

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    Paul Laurence Dunbar IMAGINE 2020 School
    Our New School Motto:
    "Preparing Scholars and Producing Leaders"
    School Hours:    7:55 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
    2nd Six Weeks Begins:  October 6, 2014
    2nd Six Weeks Ends:     November 7, 2014
     PARENTMEETING    Don't Miss The Event!  Paul L. Dunbar's Monthly Parent Meeting will be held October 23, 2014 from 2:00 - 2:55 p.m. in the Counselor's Office, Room 118.  This month's topic is "Planting the Seed For College", facilitated by Chanika Turner, Education Director.  If you have questions, contact Ms. Tyler or Ms. Pipkins, 972-794-6600.

    Dunbar's 1st Muffins with Moms will take place Friday, October 24, from 7:15-7:45 a.m., in Room 117.  Grandmoms, Great-Grandmoms, Godmoms, and Aunts are invited to come and have breakfast with their scholar.  We're looking forward to seeing you!
    The Paul Laurence Dunbar Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Committee will holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place at the Paul Laurence Dunbar campus in the Library/Media Center, 2nd floor.  Please be present...we will be reviewing our SBDM By-Laws.


    Do you have a 3 or 4-year old child?  Do you want your child to be suceessful in school?  Are you willing to spend 15 minutes every day with your child?  If you answered "YES",  then HIPPY is for you!  HIPPY is a FREE Dallas ISD program that will provide you with:  *An instructor that will show you how to work with your child; *Children's books, crayons, scissors, and shapes; *Weekly lesson packets to help you teach your child; *Meetings once a month at Dunbar Learning Center for ideas on parenting as well as various workshops; *Special events and educational field trips
     For more information on the HIPPY Program, visit

    PTA hands Fall Carnival PTA hands
    The PTA needs volunteers for their upcoming Fall Carnival, October 31, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Please click the link below to complete the online Volunteer Application form.  After you have completed the form, please contact Ms. Lyons @ Dunbar (972-794-6600) for further instructions.

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    Do you have a favorite storybook character?  On October 31st, Dunbar will join this Districtwide event and dress up in their favorite storybook character outfits. 

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  • Districtwide Letter to Parents Concerning Returning Students:
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  • Spanish Interpreter Hotline
    Spanish and Vietnamese Translators are available to assist with questions about Ebola. For assistance:

    • In Spanish - (972) 925-5880
    • In Vietnamese - (972) 925-5889
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  • District launches Health Updates website

    The health and safety of our students is always our top priority at Dallas ISD. When issues of concern are brought to our attention, we feel it is important to share them with you so that appropriate steps can be taken.

    Dallas ISD has launched a special health updates page on its website,, to keep you well informed about the case of Ebola in our community, and how it may impact you and your student.

    To get the latest information, visit our health updates webpage

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  • Take the Public School Choice Survey Public School Choice Survey
    Dallas ISD is seeking your input to tell us what kinds of schools should be added for our students. Take our community survey.

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  • School Way - Dallas ISD's Mobile App Get connected! Stay Connected

    Download your Dallas ISD app today through SchoolWay and have instant access through your Apple or Android device to news, cafeteria menus, important dates, messages and the Parent Portal.

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  • Dallas ISD Parent Portal Parent Portal
    If you are already a registered user, your current username and password will continue to give you access to the Parent Portal.
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