Principal Sheridan Newsletter 5/12/24

Good morning Doss Families and Happy Mother’s Day!

Last week we honored and acknowledged our amazing staff, and now I want to express gratitude to you, the families of our students. Your support, thoughtfulness, and dedication to your children are what contribute to making Doss an exceptional place. Thank you! 

Way to go Doss! The Can Food Drive brought in a total of 5,143 cans over 4 days. The grade level winners are listed here. Each class has earned a popsicle party. 

PK – Knudsen

K- Lagarde

1st – Orsak

2nd – Johnson

3rd – Devlin

4th – Baker

5th – Cardwell

This week we have Student Talent Shows, May 14 & 15, and Sports-A-Rama, May 16 & 17. Sports-A-Rama needs volunteers. Please sign up to support students in the activities. Below are the volunteer opportunities. You don’t have to sign up for just your class, you can volunteer in another grade level as well. 




2nd Grade:

3rd Grade:

4th Grade:

5th Grade:

May is Bike Month and the city of Austin is hosting a Family Safe Bike Ride this Saturday, May 18th. Details can be found HERE.

I’d like to highlight the Doss Library Newsletter. In it you will find the Summer Reading Challenge. The purpose of the summer reading challenge is to keep our students reading over the break. Practicing reading is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it enhances literacy skills, improving vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar. Secondly, it stimulates the brain, fostering critical thinking, analytical skills, and creativity. Additionally, reading broadens perspectives by exposing individuals to diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences. Moreover, it cultivates empathy and emotional intelligence by allowing readers to empathize with characters and understand different viewpoints. Finally, regular reading promotes lifelong learning and personal growth. 

This summer is the 10th anniversary of Buford the Book Bus, a program of AISD Libraries dedicated to keeping students reading all summer by providing them with free new books. Buford’s Summer 2024 Schedule. ALL students are welcome to come and get books from Buford. Books for all ages from babies to teens are available. 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow, and thrive—even when school is out. Through federally funded Texas Department of Agriculture meal programs, AISD provides free breakfast and lunch for students at many schools throughout the summer.

Who qualifies for free summer meals:

  • Students participating in on-site summer programs at eligible schools.
  • Any child in the community younger than 19.
  • Enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old.

How to find free meals this summer:

Families may use the following tools to find a meal site anywhere in Texas:

  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator.
  • Visit for an interactive site locator map.
  • Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304.
  • Families may also find district meals sites on the AISD website.

How it works: Children in the community enjoy free meals regardless of household income and without any registration or identification. To receive a free, healthy meal, children may simply visit the cafeteria at any participating site during designated service times. Children do not have to be enrolled in AISD to receive free summer meals. 

Good to know: All AISD meal sites are closed July 1-5. Meal sites and times are subject to change. 

As we plan for the 24-25 school year, don’t forget to order your sprout school supplies box today. Click HERE to order your school supplies box. The deadline to order a sprout school supplies box is July 10. If you prefer to buy everything on your own, HERE is the list. 

Have a great week – 

Principal Sheridan