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Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, December 8th from 8:00-3:30 in the office.

To enter Kindergarten in the fall a child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016.

To enter Transitional Kindergarten a child must turn five between September 2-December 2, 2016.

Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area.

Proof of residence is required as well as a birth certificate and written immunization record.

Please contact the office at 891-3110 with any questions.




Dear Neal Dow Students, Families and Friends:

I have had a number of questions/concerns/misunderstanding about why the police officer was on campus yesterday. Upon reflection I realized I haven’t adequately explained his presence.

The  Chief of Police has asked his officers and the schools to “Adopt a Cop”.  Neal Dow's  police officer’s name is Officer Capucion. It is much like when police officers were handing their baseball card-like cards with their information years ago. I feel it is attempt to connect students with police officers and reassuring them the police are out there to protect and serve. I think, as one parent emailed me, “her son felt very intimidated and threatened by the presence of this officer during lunch.”  is a  reaction that is all too common and another reason why I believe it is a positive move to show children that the police aren''t just around when there is a problem.

Officer Capucion happens to be our own Yvette Capucion's husband. I feel very fortunate to have been connected with a man that knows so much about Neal Dow.
Please share this with  your children. I have asked the teachers to share this with them.

February is Mom’s Restaurant Fundraiser month for Neal Dow. Every person, Dragon or not, that orders their delicious “3+2+2” (3 egg, 2 strips of bacon & 2 slices of brioche French toast) for only $8.69, Mom’s donates $2.

You can support Neal Dow and have a great meal. It is located at 209 Salem Street

Thank you all for your continued support for the finest school in Chico,

Mr. D. Murgia

California Distinguished Shool


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The Neal Dow Chess Team is up and running for the 2014-15 tournament season. Neal Dow Elementary currently has a chess team with 29 players who are representing all 7 grades of our school. We are one of approximately 12 north valley teams with almost 150 student competitors from schools as far north as Corning and as far south as Yuba City.  The Neal Dow team meets on Wednesdays after school until 3:20 to prepare for our monthly chess tournaments. If your child is interested in joining the team they need to contact Mr. Obe in room 4. The only requirement is that the student is able to play a chess game unassisted. There is also a small membership fee of $35. Scholarship opportunities are available for families with such a need.


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