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Dolbeare on the Move - October 3, 2016

posted Oct 8, 2016, 9:57 AM by Joel Villegas

Dolbeare on the Move, October 3, 2016
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Autumn Greetings

Dear Dolbeare Families,

We concluded our first month of September with a musical celebration from Johnny the K (see pictures below)!  This annual PTO sponsored tradition brings to life our Pillars of Character, a framework for teaching important personal qualities including: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.  We focus on these important character traits throughout the year at our monthly assemblies.   

This week we are looking forward to participating in the autumn national Walk to School Day. On Wednesday, October 5th, Dolbeare students are welcome to join children around the nation as they walk to school promoting fitness and a healthy life-style.  All walkers are invited to sign-in upon arrival at school and the class with the most walkers will receive the "golden shoe" award.  Watch for "Duncan the Dolbeare Dragon" (our school mascot) who is participating in this special event and will be greeting walkers as they arrive.  

Our school based crisis response team continues to meet to prepare for the reunification drill scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  As I shared at Open House, we are the first elementary school in Wakefield to practice parent pick-up from a different location; this practice is essential so that we are prepared if we are ever forced to relocate due to an emergency.  This is an important step as we continue to prioritize safety in our schools. The Wakefield police, fire fighters, and emergency response team are partnering with us and will be on location during this drill.  A letter with the full details will be forthcoming.

Enjoy the first week of October!

Warm regards,
Maureen Hughes

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Save the Dates
10/2-4 Rosh Hashanah
10/5 Walk/Bike to School Day
10/10 Columbus Day - No School
10/11-10/12 Yom Kippur
10/12 Student Council, 8am
10/12 Patriots' Spirit Day
10/17 School Picture Day
10/18 Reunification Drill
10/18 7:30pm PTO Meeting Harrington's
10/19 Half Day, 11:55am Dismissal
10/19 CaliforniaPizzaKitchenFundraiser

10/20 Bruins Spirit Day
10//28 Dolbeare PTO Halloween Party

October 2016 Calendar

October 2016 Menu

2016-2017 Dolbeare Year Overview


School Updates
Click on any of the links below to view updates from our specialists.  
Music News
Art News
Check out Ms. Drago's Facebook Page here!
Learning Commons News
A Learning Commons website is being developed and will be launched soon! We will share student work, advice for parents on digital citizenship, plus much more. 
Check out Mr. Gosselin's website here.
PE News



2016 Walk/Bike to School - October 5th

                                     
 
Walk/Bike to School Day is a national event that happens at thousands of schools in October every year. Students, parents, school personnel and other community members walk or bike to school on the day of the event.
 
Dolbeare School will host our Walk/Bike to School Day event on the morning of October 5th starting at 7:45am and we welcome you to attend.
 
Students can sign in at the front entrance or the Kindergarten entrance. All students participating will receive a small prize for their efforts. Students riding the bus or being dropped off will have an opportunity to walk around the school to participate. Please make sure that Bus and Drop off students arrive in time to walk for 10-15 minutes before school starts.
 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at:  mark.whitman@wpsk12.org
COMING SOON: an exciting opportunity for our tech-saavy 3rd and 4th graders who are interested in becoming leaders in our school! Mr. Gosselin will be sharing information in classes and with families over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
WPS Updates   
                               
Have you liked the Wakefield Public Schools on Facebook? Stay up to date with all things WPS by liking our page. Visit us here!

PTO News

                                               
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm upstairs at Harrington's in Wakefield. We hope you can join us.
  
Thank you to all who donated treats to support our teachers! The Back to School teachers' room restocking is complete and our amazing teachers are thrilled.
 
                                       
             

                                                                 
Special Sparks! thanks to Katie Pritchard for an awesome Sparks science day for the students. 

                  Sparks! Science Museum!

                               

Our Sparks! Science Museum was a great success!  Students were tremendously enthusiastic as they explored 10 different stations.  They ranged from the physics of paper airplane design to utilizing our senses as scientific tools to testing the adaptations of polar animals.  This was a huge volunteer effort and we are so thankful for all the parent support!  We'd also like to thank Dr. Hughes and all the staff for embracing this program.  It's very generous of them to offer so much space and time to Sparks!.  The days at Dolbeare are busy and we feel lucky to have such an accommodating staff!  In the spirit of this election season, each student was asked to cast a ballot for his/her favorite station. The results are in and the winner is.... 
                                        Paper Airplanes with 120 votes!
                                    
                      Runners up were Extreme Weather and Force and Motion!

To all my amazing Sparks! Volunteers,
THANK YOU! 

 

Katie Pritchard
Sparks! Coordinator
kkutny@aol.com



                          Dolbeare Welcomes Johnny the K! 
Your PTO contributions help us provide wonderful enrichment programs such as Johnny the K. Contributions are welcome anytime. We thank you for your support!


                           

                              

                           
              Dolbeare Teachers are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!             

                                             
Please help our "practically perfect" Dolbeare teachers stay warm and dry in the winter months. We are in need of several large golf umbrellas to protect our teachers from the elements as they safely guide our children outdoors at arrival and dismissal. Please email us if you would like to donate an umbrella Dolbeareschoolpto@gmail.com
 
                   
                                       
Coming Soon : Original Works Art www.originalworks.com

 Original Works Art

                                      HALLOWEEN PARTY
 
                            

Admission Link Party 1 (grades K and 1)

Admission Link party 2 (grades 2, 3 and 4)

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP for PARTY 1 (grades K and 1) 

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP for PARTY 2 (grades 2, 3 and 4) 


                                                  
 
                                   

Fall Boxtops Contest Begins!
 
The cold weather is here.  It is a great time to stay inside and clean out those cabinets and drawers. A great time to dig out all those Boxtops you have been cutting and saving all summer. Or if not (gasp!!), a great time to start a new habit!
 
The Boxtops for Education program is an easy, free way to earn money for our school. First, find Boxtops on hundreds of every day products including Yoplait, General Mills, Ziploc, and Hefty. Next, clip the small coupon from the package and save in a Ziploc baggie or envelope. Finally, send them in to school in your child's red folder.
 
Our fall incentive contest begins this week and will run until the end of October. Send in your Boxtops in a baggie or envelop labeled with your child's name. Weekly prizes will be awarded to the students that bring in the most Boxtops.
 
Each Boxtop is worth 10 cents and they add up. Let's try to beat last years $2000 total!  For more information about the Boxtops program and a full list of participating products visit boxtops4education.com.             
/BoxTops16.pdf                         
                  California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser October 19!
                                                                                                   
Please support the Dolbeare School by bringing the flyer below to California Pizza Kitchen at Market Street anytime on October 19. Dolbeare will receive 20% of the purchase, including dine-in, take-out, catering and beverages.
                             


CPKFlyer
 
                                              
                                                     Holiday_Shopping
                                                  
The Dolbeare Holiday Shopping and Craft Fair will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6 to 9pm at the Dolbeare School. Please click on the link above for more details.

Seeking Holiday Shop Gift Basket Coordinators
New this year we are asking each grade level to make a basket for the raffle at the Holiday Shop. We are looking for one volunteer each for kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades. This volunteer would come up with an idea or theme for the basket and then create a basket to display at at the Dolbeare Holiday Fair on11/18/16 by collecting donated items from parents and the community. If  you can volunteer to coordinate this effort for  your grade please email dolbeareschoolpto@gmail.com with your name, email and which grade you can help with.  Thank you!
 

                                
From the SEPAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Council


Save the Dates!
October 24Sarah Ward on Homework Strategies
November 9Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age followed by expert panel of GMS Principal & School Psychologists, Parents & Teens 
November 15Basic Rights in Special Education
 

                                               District Backpack
                                                 
This year, many forms and flyers will be collected in a section of the district website called the "District Backpack". To visit, click the link above. We recommend that you bookmark the link in your browser for easy access.

Dolbeare on the Move - September 26, 2016

posted Oct 8, 2016, 9:56 AM by Joel Villegas

Dolbeare on the Move, September 26, 2016
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Autumn Greetings

Dear Dolbeare Families,

We appreciated welcoming so many parents to our Back to School night last week.  We hope you left with an increased understanding regarding the learning opportunities planned for your children.  We are fortunate to partner with such a supportive group of parents!  Communication is one of the important ingredients to ensure a successful school year for each child. Please continue to reach out to us to share any questions or concerns throughout the year.

Looking ahead to this week, children will benefit from a stimulating science exploratory event.  On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, PTO member Kate Pritchard will lead our first SPARKS Museum.  Each grade level will visit the “museum” for a one hour science exploration.  The gym will be transformed into a hands-on wonder where children visit various booths to engage in standard based learning activities. Science concepts and probes elicit comparing, contrasting, measuring and questioning.  Be sure to ask your children about this special event.

Remember that Wednesday, September 28th is an early dismissal day.  Children are dismissed at 11:55am after lunch is served.  Please mark your calendars.  Educators will participate in district training regarding meeting the special needs of children such as English Language Learners.   

With the onset of fall, we observe changes all around us. None are greater than the growth that occurs as wide-eyed children enthusiastically explore their world.  Ask your children about their curiosities as they observe the changes showcased by a new season.  

Happy autumn,

Maureen Hughes

Save the Dates

9/28 Half Day, 11:55am Dismissal 
10/2-4 Rosh Hashanah
10/10 Columbus Day - No School
10/11-10/12 Yom Kippur
10/19 Half Day, 11:55am Dismissal

September Lunch Menu
2016-2017 Dolbeare Year Overview
Follow news on our Twitter account @DolbeareSchool
 


School Updates
Click on any of the links below to view updates from our specialists.  
Music News
Art News
Check out Ms. Drago's Facebook Page here!
Learning Commons News
The Dolbeare Learning Commons is looking for a small, digital clock.
If you are willing to donate, please let Ms. Duggan or Mr. Gosselin know!
Check out Mr. Gosselin's website here.
PE News

2016 Walk/Bike to School - October 5th
 
Walk/Bike to School Day is a national event that happens at thousands of schools in October every year. Students, parents, school personnel and other community members walk or bike to school on the day of the event.
 
Dolbeare School will host our Walk/Bike to School Day event on the morning of October 5th starting at 7:45am and we welcome you to attend.
 
Students can sign in at the front entrance or the Kindergarten entrance. All students participating will receive a small prize for their efforts. Students riding the bus or being dropped off will have an opportunity to walk around the school to participate. Please make sure that Bus and Drop off students arrive in time to walk for 10-15 minutes before school starts.
 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at:  mark.whitman@wpsk12.org
 
WPS Updates

Dr. Smith will host an open PTO meeting for all interested parents onWednesday, September 28 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in The Savings Bank Theatre at WMHS.  During this meeting, she will present the WPS Core Values, Vision, and Instructional Strategy.
Congratulations to Henry Brown and William Herzog for winning the raffle prize drawings from the WPS Summer Reading & Math Programs. Both students will be recognized by School Committee on Tuesday night.  

PTO News

 

                          


                                               
Thank you to all who joined us for the first meeting of the year. We had a huge crowd and great spirit as we open the 2016-2017 school year! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm upstairs at Harrington's in Wakefield. We hope you can join us.
  
                Thank you to all who donated treats to support our teachers!
                                          

                             
 
The Parent-Teacher Organization would like to welcome all of the Dolbeare families back to school! Below are a few helpful links for the start of the school year. 
Haven't updated your info for the student directory yet? Use the link below. 
Directory Link
Please use the link below to check out the volunteer opportunities and sign up online. You will be contacted by the event coordinator when your event is coming up.
Volunteer Link
The PTO cannot provide all of the amazing field trips, in-school programs, parties/events, Dolbeare School t-shirts, new books for the library and so much more without your help. If you would like to contribute the suggested $30 family contribution online, please use the link below. You can also use the envelope that was sent home in the first day packets.
PayPal Link
Click here to view easy ways to save and raise money for Dolbeare!
                                                     WaystoSaveFlyer.pdf
 
                                    

                  Sparks! Science Museum!

We are gearing up for our Sparks! event this fall and are seeking parent volunteers. Sparks! is our parent-led science initiative, aimed at supplementing our students scientific experience with exciting hands-on activities.  This Sparks! program will have a new format - The Sparks! Science Museum!  We'll be transforming the gym into a scientific exploration zone full of stations designed to inspire investigation, stoke curiosity and encourage active scientific inquiry. We will need many volunteers to run  the stations. No science background needed. Everything will be provided for you! The students will travel with their grade for 30 minutes exploring the exhibits.  Feel free to sign up for 1 session or the entire day.  We will have at least 10 stations and could easily use more than one parent at each one so sign up and bring a friend! This is guaranteed to be a great opportunity to share in some learning with your child! All volunteers need a CORI on file in the office.

Sign Up Here!

Please contact me with any questions/concerns!
Katie Pritchard
Sparks! Coordinator
kkutny@aol.com

    
                                                
                                                     Holiday_Shopping
                                                  

The Dolbeare Holiday Shopping and Craft Fair will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6 to 9pm at the Dolbeare School. Please click on the link above for more details.
 

                                               District Backpack
                                                 
This year, many forms and flyers will be collected in a section of the district website called the "District Backpack". To visit, click the link above. We recommend that you bookmark the link in your browser for easy access. This week, please see new flyers in the district backpack about signing up for try skating and hockey for free and Girl Scouts
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Dolbeare on the Move - September 19, 2016

posted Oct 8, 2016, 9:56 AM by Joel Villegas

Dolbeare on the Move - September 19, 2016
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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Dear Families, 

We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to our annual Back to School Night this Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm.  The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 5:30-6:30pm Vendor Fair (gym) Featuring district and community resources.
  • 6:00-6:30pm Grades K & 1 Classroom Visits
  • 6:30-7:00pm Principal Remarks (cafeteria)
  • 7:00-7:30pm Grades 2 - 4 Classroom Visits 
This year, Wakefield Public Schools will roll out a revised standards-based elementary report card based on the Massachusetts State Standard Frameworks for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.  The revised report card showcases power standards (or the building block standards) that are tightly aligned in grades K-4.  The identified standards are important skills/concepts that continue to build throughout your child’s education.  The revisions were led by a report card committee, that made recommendations to school-based leadership teams and school councils (to include parent feedback).  The team continued to revise the report card as they received feedback from the various stakeholders.

 The following changes have been incorporated in the manner in which student progress is reported to families.

  • Families receive information regarding their child’s progress every 45 days, either through a conference or a report card.
  • Report cards are distributed twice a year.  The rationale for this shift is that most of the standards on the report card are considered “power standards” that often take most of the school year to master.  By issuing January reports, information provided to families is more informative regarding progress toward end of year standards.
  • Parent Conferences are scheduled in November and March.  This schedule ensures communication from teachers regarding student progress every 45 days throughout the school year. 
  • Academic Performance Skill Indicators will change from: (4 – exemplary, 3-proficient, 2, needs improvement, 1 – not meeting standard) to the following in hopes of providing families with more helpful information in determining the child’s progress toward standards: (M- Reached mastery level, P-Progressing towards mastery level, B-Beginning to progress toward standard, NY- Not yet, / Standard not assessed at this time)
  • Standard Based/Report cards are paperless; paper copies are provided upon request.   

To learn more, you are invited to join us on Thursday, October 27th from 6:30-7:30pm at Woodville Elementary School.  This informational session will assist you in understanding your child's progress toward meeting the standards.   

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,
Maureen Hughes

Save the Dates

9/22 Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30pm
Dolbeare_Back to School Movie Night Child Care
9/28 Half Day, 11:55am Dismissal 
10/2-4 Rosh Hashanah
10/5 Walk to School Day
10/10 Columbus Day- No School
10/11-10/12 Yom Kippur
10/19 Half Day, 11:55am Dismissal

September Lunch Menu
2016-2017 Dolbeare Year Overview
Follow news on our Twitter account @DolbeareSchool

School Updates

Click on any of the links below to view updates from our specialists.  

Music News

Art News
Check out Ms. Drago's Facebook Page here!

Learning Commons News
The Dolbeare Learning Commons is looking for a small, digital clock. If you are willing to donate, please let Ms. Duggan or Mr. Gosselin know!

Check out Mr. Gosselin's website here.

PE News
 


Student Council


Greetings families!  We are looking for several parent volunteers to help facilitate groups in Student Council this year. Students are writing essays that describe the Pillars of Character and submitting ideas they have to improve the school and community.  Would you be the right person to help students make their ideas come to life? We could use your help.  Please email Jay Wallace at jason.wallace@wpsk12.org to volunteer. Thank you.

                                                
Have you liked the Wakefield Public Schools on Facebook yet? Stay up to date with district news, Snow Day challenges and student/faculty work!
Click here to visit WPS on Facebook

                          PTO News

                       


                                          
Thank you to all who joined us for the first meeting of the year. We had a huge crowd and great spirit as we open the 2016-2017 school year! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm upstairs at Harrington's in Wakefield. We hope you can join us.
  
                                  Let's Support Our Fabulous Teachers
   
 
                                   

The Dolbeare School has amazing teachers who work really hard to teach our children. As parents, we are always asking the teachers how we can help them.

The PTO has found a great way for us to help...we would like toTREAT our Dolbeare teachers! Let's spoil them by stocking their teacher's lounge.  Click below for a list of items you can sign up to donate if you would like to contribute to restocking the teacher's room. 

  A table will be set up at Back to School Night September 22nd, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, for you to leave your contributions.  Please email dolbeareschoolpto@gmail.com with any questions.  Thank you for helping us show the Dolbeare Teachers how much we appreciate them!!

SIGN UP HERE
 
                             
 
The Parent-Teacher Organization would like to welcome all of the Dolbeare families back to school! Below are a few helpful links for the start of the school year. 
Haven't updated your info for the student directory yet? Use the link below. 
Directory Link
Please use the link below to check out the volunteer opportunities and sign up online. You will be contacted by the event coordinator when your event is coming up.
Volunteer Link
The PTO cannot provide all of the amazing field trips, in-school programs, parties/events, Dolbeare School t-shirts, new books for the library and so much more without your help. If you would like to contribute the suggested $30 family contribution online, please use the link below. You can also use the envelope that was sent home in the first day packets.
PayPal Link
Click here to view easy ways to save and raise money for Dolbeare!
                                                     WaystoSaveFlyer.pdf
 
                                    

                  Sparks! Science Museum!

We are gearing up for our Sparks! event this fall and are seeking parent volunteers. Sparks! is our parent-led science initiative, aimed at supplementing our students scientific experience with exciting hands-on activities.  This Sparks! program will have a new format - The Sparks! Science Museum!  We'll be transforming the gym into a scientific exploration zone full of stations designed to inspire investigation, stoke curiosity and encourage active scientific inquiry. We will need many volunteers to run  the stations. No science background needed. Everything will be provided for you! The students will travel with their grade for 30 minutes exploring the exhibits.  Feel free to sign up for 1 session or the entire day.  We will have at least 10 stations and could easily use more than one parent at each one so sign up and bring a friend! This is guaranteed to be a great opportunity to share in some learning with your child! All volunteers need a CORI on file in the office.

Sign Up Here!

Please contact me with any questions/concerns!
Katie Pritchard
Sparks! Coordinator
kkutny@aol.com

    
                                                
                                                     HolidayShopping

The Dolbeare Holiday Shopping and Craft Fair will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6 to 9pm at the Dolbeare School. Please click on the link above for more details.
From Wakefield Academy:
                                                      

Wakefield Academy will be offering a Dolbeare Back to School Movie NIght at the Galvin Middle School as an option for child care for children ages 4-13. Please click on the link below for details.
                                    Dolbeare Back to School Movie Night
                                               District Backpack
                                                 
This year, many forms and flyers will be collected in a section of the district website called the "District Backpack". To visit, click the link above. We recommend that you bookmark the link in your browser for easy access.
 From the Community:

                                                  
Interested in joining the Cub Scouts? Please click on the link below for more information:
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              WEF Calendars ~ Available for Purchase in Dolbeare School Office
 

Many of you have asked how you can obtain the WEF School-Year Calendars. The calendars are available for purchase in the Dolbeare office for $20.00 each.  They are also available at Honey Dew Donuts, Hart's Hardware, Wakefield Cooperative Bank, or any other school office in Wakefield.   If you wish to purchase one, you can stop by any time to buy one with cash or check. You can also go to the WEF website at WakefieldEducationalFoundation.org to order one by credit card. Once you have done this, you may bring your receipt by the office to pick up your calendar.  

These colorful and informative calendars are a great reference throughout the school year since they list all the early-release days, vacations, parent-teacher conference days as well as other useful information.  

Have a nice day.

Chris Sacco

Dolbeare Secretary
 


                                   

Our first Fall session of BOKS (Building Our Kids Success) is almost underway! The early morning program will run for five Tuesday and Thursday mornings from September 27 to November 3. The program brings children together before school to teach new skills, play fun games and learn a bit about nutrition too!  We are looking for parents who can help Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 7:45 to 8:30am. All you need is to complete a CORI form and be ready to have some fun. The number of parent volunteers we have directly impacts the number of kids that can participate, so please consider us!
 
We can be reached at DolbeareBoks@gmail.com. Thank you!

April Lunch Menu

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Dolbeare on the Move, May 29, 2015

posted Jun 25, 2015, 5:34 AM by Joel Villegas

May 29, 2015; Issue #38
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
340 LOWELL ST, WAKEFIELD, MA 01880
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
6/22  New Beginnings Day, K-3, 10:05am

6/23   Moving On Ceremony 4th grade 

6/24  Half Day

6/25  Last Day of School - Half Day
 

Dolbeare on the Move

 This is our last edition of Dolbeare on the Move for the 2014-2015 school year.  We hope you enjoyed our newsletter!

Dolbeare Travelers   
We are finishing our studies on Japan this month.  Ask your child what they thought of the International Expo!
You can use this great website from Scholastic to get a basic idea of what reading level books are. Help guide your children to those "just right" books by seeing what the general grade level the text is written on.

Scholastic Book Clubs


The Scholastic Online Book Club is a great way to to buy great, low cost books for your family while giving bonus points to your teacher and the media center. The more you order, the more you give to the school. The books come to the Media Center and get distributed to your child's classroom. Orders are placed twice a month, once around the first and again around the 15th.

Scholastic Online Book Club
 

District News

Summer school and Wakefield Academy will be held at Dolbeare over the summer, under the direction of Sue Ward and Beverly Elcewicz.  

WEF S.T.A.R.S (School Teachers Are Really Special)  PROGRAM 

Sponsored by the

WAKEFIELD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

The Wakefield Educational Foundation invites you to participate in the S.T.A.R.S. program.  Through this program you can acknowledge those teachers and staff who have made a special contribution to your child’s education.  This is a great way to say “thank you” at the end of the school year.

 

S.T.A.R.S. (School Teachers Are Really Special) allows donors to contribute to the W.E.F. grant program while acknowledging a special teacher or staff person.  When you make a donation, the honoree will receive a personalized card acknowledging that a gift was made by you in their honor (the amount is not mentioned).  The card is printed on beautiful white linen stock embellished with silver foil.   At the same time you are putting much-needed funds directly into the Wakefield Educational Foundation which underwrites the cost of special programs, equipment or services to enhance the learning experience for students at all grade levels.  Since our inception in 1989, WEF has awarded over $205,000 in grants.

 

Simply fill out the attached form and return it with your check payable to W.E.F., at P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield, MA  01880 or place in an envelope addressed to WEF STARS and leave it at the front office at your school.  If you have any questions, please email us HERE
 

 

 

End of Year Memories

Dear Dolbeare Families,

We have so much to celebrate as the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close this coming week!  From implementing a new writing program, to piloting our language lab and the creation of Duncan Fireball the Dragon, I hope all the children leave with fond memories from the school year.  We have tried to capture many of the memories in our first annual Dolbeare Writing Magazine (see below).

It is also a time of farewells as we bid goodbye to some favorite faces.  First, long time teacher Mrs. Hall, who has more than 30 years in education, will be retiring from the classroom.  We are grateful for all she has given to Wakefield students and our school.  She will be dearly missed and her legacy will live on in the countless lives she has touched throughout her teaching.   Second, I want to send a huge thank you out to our outgoing PTO presidents, Pam Roberts and Kristin Dunlap.  These two ladies along with their steering committee - Pam Kent, Jen DeCourcy and Debi Rogers - have gone above and beyond to support our students and our staff.  I am grateful to them all for their partnership.

As we wrap up the year, we have final celebrations and new beginnings.  First, placement letters will be sent electronically from the district office to all parents/guardians of current K-3 students on the evening of Sunday, June 21st in preparation for our 'New Beginnings Day' on Monday, June 22nd.  On Monday morning, from 10:05-10:50am, children in these grades will visit their next year's classroom to meet their new teacher and fellow classmates.  This 45-minute visit is intended to eliminate summer worries over the fall transition.  Students in fourth grade will be involved in a dress rehearsal with Mr. Zini, and any children leaving our school next year will participate in a special project with Mrs. Ripley and Mr. Cook during this event.  On Tuesday, the spotlight will shift to our 4th graders for our annual Moving On ceremony.  This is bittersweet moment as we bid them farewell and highlight the remarkable accomplishments of this wonderful group of students.   

Thank you all for your ongoing support this year. Both personally and professionally, it was a busy year and I continue to be appreciative of your generosity and the bright spirit of our students.  Seeing our students' smiles each and every day and learning from them is truly the best part of my job!  I will look forward to seeing all of you again in September. 

Sincerely, 
Dr. Hughes

Dolbeare Writing Magazine
 
We are pleased to present our first annual Dolbeare Writing Magazine.  Take a look at the incredible writing our students have been doing and some favorite memories from this year. We hope you enjoy our digital magazine!  (All names have been removed for student privacy)
Dolbeare News -  June Edition


 
Thank you to the fantastic 4th graders who were involved in this year's Dolbeare Newscast.  Click on the link to watch the final edition of the Dolbeare News.
   Literacy Showcase
 
All of our students have worked hard this year and have blossomed into wonderful readers and writers.  Over the summer, please encourage your child(ren) to read and write as much as possible.  I hope you will take advantage of the books and programming offered through the Beebe Library this summer.  The staff there is a wonderful resource and can help direct students to some outstanding books.  Enjoy a wonderful summer!
 
PARCC Surveys
The Wakefield School District wants your feedback on PARCC. In order to make the best and most informed decisions moving forward, we need the community's input. Thank you.
Cooks Corner 

Summer App Showcase

 

Each week, this section will feature a different app or program that can really help your child keep up their school skills over the summer break. 


This Weeks App:



Our Story
 
Our Story is a wonderful reading app for kids and families. Families can gather around the iPad and create stories using family photos. Imagine a talking photo album where parents and kids can narrate the story and the sit back and read their creations.
Media Center

Last Push For Books

 

 This week, the remaining overdue book notices went home to families. Please remember to bring in any books as soon as possible. The Media Center is slowly transforming as the migration to the new system comes closer. In order to have the best possible inventory match, I need all the schools books back and on the shelves. 

Remember: If you know the book has been lost or damaged, please write a check for replacement to the Dolbeare PTO and place it in their mailbox. 
 Art Studio News
I want to say thank you to the students and parents for making my first year in Wakefield so welcoming. I truly hope you have enjoyed the creative treasures that have come home throughout the year. I look forward to seeing all my friends again next year! Have a great summer and keep creating!
Musical Notes (Mr. Zini) 

Thank you! 

Thank you to all of the parents and students for another wonderful year! After three years in Wakefield, there is still so much more to be done in the K-4 Music Education program! I look forward to teaching ALL students next year; three cheers for music education for all Kindergarten students!!! We look forward to adding new programs and elements to elementary music next year, across all four elementary schools. Thank you for your continued support! Students at Dolbeare continue to develop and grow their abilities in music and I look forward to another great year next year! 
 

2015 Summer Music Camp (K-4) 

Dolbeare 4th Grade Newsletter

posted Jun 25, 2015, 5:27 AM by Joel Villegas

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Dolbeare 4th Grade Newsletter

News for Students, By Students

June 2015 Edition

 

Earth Day Statistics

by Ben Stratton

At Dolbeare

By: Luca Simion

 

1. What new things are happened at Field Day?

A majority of field day was new! We had 10 stations that students rotated through and it was a blast! The baton relay, Soccerball Relay, Poker Run, Hula Hoop Relay, and Yoga were just a few of the new stations!

 

2. What event there would be the most fun for kids?

I believe that the station that was the most fun was the Sponge Relay! It gave student the opportunity to get wet on a hot day!

 

3. Could it help with our gym skills?

A majority of the stations we things that we practiced throughout the year in physical education. Anytime you have a chance to be active it will always help improve your skills when it comes to participating in PE

 

4. What is your personal favorite activity for Field Day?

I can’t said just one activity but, my favorite part was watching EVERYONE from students to staff to parents having a BLAST!!!

 

5. What happens if  it starts to rain during Field Day?

Well if it started to rain before the day starts we had a rain date set for monday. if it rained when we were in the middle of it we would try to get as much in as we could and then call it off if need be.

 

6. Is there going to be different things for grades Kindergarten?

There was only one station that was different! Instead of volleyball the kindergarten children got to use the jump ropes and hula hoops to works on skills for jumping and landing.

 

Hi Luca,

Hope these answers helped! What is this for?  

 

Have a great day!

 

Ms. Hickey

 
 
A Visit to the Galvin

by Ben Stratton

The 4th graders went to the Galvin June 2nd and got to visualise what their future school would look like.  First, they got a glimpse at the cafeteria where they have snacks, hot lunch, cold lunch, and dessert.  Second, they saw the auditorium that's where you go to take your strings or band classes.  Third they saw the third grade hallway at the end closest to the door we came in is the room where you will take chorus class in and the rest of the hallway is all the fifth grade classrooms.  Last, we saw near the bathrooms are high-tech-motion-sensored-muti-water-bottle-fitting-plastic-water-bottle

-saving water fountains. in my opinion the new school is great.

 

Summer Reading Suggestions
 

by Sophia Faro

 



Summer is coming up and I did a survey with Dolbeare students. The Dolbeare students suggested 8 books. Here is the suggested list.

 

Because of Mr.Terupt by Rob Buyea

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

Out of my mind by Sharon Draper

The Crayon Box that Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer

Magic Tree house by Mary Pope Osborne

Ivy and Bean Annie Barrows

Pete the cat by Eric Litwin

 

 

Sorry Taz!
An Interview with Mrs. Cosentino
By Leith Jones

 



 


 

How do you feel about the leaving of Taz?

“Very sad about it”

 

How long has Taz been here?

16 years

 

How old is the current Taz?

2 years                                                    

 

What type of hamster is Taz?

He's a teddy bear hamster

 

How have the children liked Taz?

"They love him”

 

What is Taz’s favorite food?

“Fruit loops”

 

How many hamsters have you had in school, what names?

Roughly eight all named Taz

 

What is your favorite Humphrey book?
Friendship according to Humphrey

“It teaches the children responsibility

Encourages them to read the humphrey books. Brings the class together, like a mascot.”  

 

Dolbeare on the Move, May 29, 2015

posted Jun 15, 2015, 7:49 AM by Joel Villegas

May 29, 2015; Issue #38
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
340 LOWELL ST, WAKEFIELD, MA 01880
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 6/15  End of the year PTO Celebration at Harrington's 

6/18   Kindergarten Literacy Celebrations

6/23   Moving On Ceremony 4th grade 

6/24  Half Day

6/25  Last Day of School - Half Day
 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU:

 The volunteers for Family Picnic and Field Day!  Special thanks to Jen DeCoucy & Kara Brown for coordinating Family Picnic and Kate Caplin for coordinating Field Day withKaren Hickey.  What a great time!

Attention 4th grade families

  Mark your calendar! Our Annual Fourth Grade Moving on Ceremony is scheduled for June 23rd at 1:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you at the celebration!

Dolbeare Travelers   
We are learning about Japan this month.  Ask your child how we are greeting each other in the hallways.  
Parents are kindly reminded that our doors open at8:20am.  For safety, please do not drop students off at Dolbeare prior to this time.  Instruction begins at 8:40am so students are welcome to arrive closer to8:40am.  
You can use this great website from Scholastic to get a basic idea of what reading level books are. Help guide your children to those "just right" books by seeing what the general grade level the text is written on.

Scholastic Book Clubs


The Scholastic Online Book Club is a great way to to buy great, low cost books for your family while giving bonus points to your teacher and the media center. The more you order, the more you give to the school. The books come to the Media Center and get distributed to your child's classroom. Orders are placed twice a month, once around the first and again around the 15th.

Scholastic Online Book Club
 

District News

A Farewell Message from Ann Maninno

Wakefield Families,
 
Over the past 2 ½ year I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with so many wonderful Wakefield families as both the Early Childhood Coordinator and a Special Education Coordinator. During that time I have seen the dedication, love, and commitment that all of you have to your children, their education, and the schools of Wakefield. It has truly been inspiring. I have loved learning about your children, celebrating their successes, and helping to foster their educations.
I wish you and your children all of the best in the future as I leave the district and pursue new opportunities. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your families.
Sincerely,
 
Ann Mannino, MA
Special Education Coordinator


The Wakefield Public Schools Technology Department is hosting our 2nd annual technology fair at Wakefield High School, on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6-8pm.

 

The purpose of the event is to introduce Wakefield families to various vendors so you will be able to make educated purchasing decisions around technology, both for BYOD and for your own personal use at home. 

 

We'll be showcasing the Acer Chromebooks that we're using at the Galvin MIddle School.  Apple, Microsoft, and Dell will also be in attendance with their various device options and service offerings for families looking to purchase a BYOD device for students attending Wakefield Memorial High School.  The Worth Ave Group will provide information on purchasing personal device insurance.  You'll be able to try out protective sleeves and cases for various devices.  You can talk to an information security analyst about online privacy and safety.

 

This year, we're also excited to have learning opportunities for the community presented by Wakefield High School teachers and students providing an overview on Google Apps for Education and Social Media as well as high school students to answer questions about their BYOD experience.

 

We hope you'll be able to join us for this event!

Enclosed Flyers (click on links)
 

Wakefield Academy

 
For extended day care, please complete the Registration Form and appropriate Calendar Form(s)
 
Head count is needed for staffing and to inform teachers of where to direct children.  

> 2014/2015 Reg. Form
Before School Calendar
After School Calendar

WEF S.T.A.R.S (School Teachers Are Really Special)  PROGRAM 

Sponsored by the

WAKEFIELD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

The Wakefield Educational Foundation invites you to participate in the S.T.A.R.S. program.  Through this program you can acknowledge those teachers and staff who have made a special contribution to your child’s education.  This is a great way to say “thank you” at the end of the school year.

 

S.T.A.R.S. (School Teachers Are Really Special) allows donors to contribute to the W.E.F. grant program while acknowledging a special teacher or staff person.  When you make a donation, the honoree will receive a personalized card acknowledging that a gift was made by you in their honor (the amount is not mentioned).  The card is printed on beautiful white linen stock embellished with silver foil.   At the same time you are putting much-needed funds directly into the Wakefield Educational Foundation which underwrites the cost of special programs, equipment or services to enhance the learning experience for students at all grade levels.  Since our inception in 1989, WEF has awarded over $205,000 in grants.

 

Simply fill out the attached form and return it with your check payable to W.E.F., at P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield, MA  01880 or place in an envelope addressed to WEF STARS and leave it at the front office at your school.  If you have any questions, please email us HERE
 

 

 

Dolbeare 4th Grade Newsletter, May 2015

posted Jun 8, 2015, 10:47 AM by Joel Villegas

Dolbeare Elementary, Wakefield MA 01880
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Dolbeare 4th Grade Newsletter

News for Students, By Students

May 2015 Edition

 

Earth Day Statistics

by Ben Stratton


The Tree-Mendous Paper Drive

 

By Ben Stratton


How many total bags were returned?

301

 

Did Dolbeare reach their goal?

Yes. of 300 bags

 

Did the paper retriever get full?

Half way both times

 

How many years have we been doing the program?
3 years

 

How many volunteers were there?
For the K-2 bag return 8 adult volunteers and 20 student volunteers

 

What days did the paper drive occur?

4/10 and 4/17


What was the weather like?

Cold first day rained second day

 

What happens to the paper in the paper retriever?

It gets recycled to become newsprint so thats why you can put in cardboard or paperboard.

 
 
New England Revolution Game

by Ben Stratton

I went to a New England Revs game and at the beginning they missed two shots and then Juan Agudelo scored a goal.  The crowd went crazy we were winning 1-0.  Then after he scored again!  He was on a roll.  Half time approached and after  Scott Caldwell leading us to our victory of 3-0!

 


 

 

Fun Things To Do In Wakefield
By Domenic DeAngelis


 

Have you come to wakefield and you don’t know what to do.?Here are some things to do. If you like to walk than you can walk lake Quannapowitt.
If you like old historical places then you can go see the Hartshorne house.
If you need a school than Dolbeare school is the place to go. When you come to Wakefield remember to do these fun things.

 

 

REMEMBER

                                                           By: Leith Jones

 

Memorial Day is coming up for all of America’s veterans to be remembered. Also to remember those who died for our country.  If you didn’t know this but The West Side Social Club has a as I call it a “tree” service. Why I call it that is because they have a tree for each veteran. In fact my uncle (Daniel M. Jones) has a tree. He was a Electrician on a boat in the Persian Gulf. Original (2100 × 1397)

 
The Halloween Prank



by Owen Riddell


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Dragon Names

                  By: Luca

 

 

1.  What is the most voted names?

    

We almost a tie with only 2 votes separating “Duncan” and “fireball.”

 

2. Who’s the winner?

   

We decided to combine the names so the dragon is “Duncan Fireball the Dragon”

 

3. Why did you do the mascot name and or the mascot?

 

Having a school mascot is a nice way to build community.  I hope that the dragon will make appearances at many events throughout the year.


4. Do other schools have mascots and if they do what are their names?  

 

Yes, at least three other schools in our district have mascots.  We would need to call over to those schools to find out the mascot’s names.


5. What is your personal favorite mascot name?

 

I quite like Duncan Fireball! :)

 

  Mr. Kontos Interview

 

     by: Domenic DeAngelis


1. What college do you go to?
He goes to Salem state for his undergrad and masters.

                          

2.What did you learn from Mrs Uva?
He learned to be a great teacher.

 


3.What made come to the dolbeare?
He liked the new job a bigger school and the great.

 

4.What is the funniest thing you have you’ve seen in school?
He said watching one of the fourth graders Fall In the potato sack races.

 

5.What grade do you want to teach?
He wants to teach 5 or 6 grade social studies.

 

6. Why do you want to be a teacher?
He wants to be a teacher because their are a lot of teachers in his family and he loves kids.

 

Interview with Mrs.Funk

the Crossing Guard

By Bryan Fabbri

 

 

Bryan:  How long have you been doing this job?

Mrs.Funk:  I have been doing this for twenty one years. I started on May 15th 1994.

 

Bryan:  How many hours a week do you work?

Mrs.Funk:  I work eight hours per week.

 

Bryan:  What is your favorite part of this job?

Mrs.Funk:  My favorite part of the job is talking to and crossing all of the children!

 

Bryan: What is your least favorite part of this job?

Mrs.Funk:  My least favorite part of this job is when people don’t pay attention to the stop sign and the traffic lights.

 

Bryan:  How many more years do you plan on being a crossing guard?

Mrs.Funk:  I plan on doing this job for at least another ten years.

 

Bryan:  If you could use a couple of words to describe your job what would they be?

Mrs.Funk:  I would use the words SAFETY and FUN!

 

Bryan:  What is your favorite color and number?

Mrs.Funk:  My favorite color is yellow and my favorite number is five.

 

Dolbeare on the Move, May 29, 2015

posted Jun 1, 2015, 6:03 PM by Joel Villegas

May 29, 2015; Issue #38
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
340 LOWELL ST, WAKEFIELD, MA 01880
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
6/5   Dolbeare's International Expo

6/8   Family Picnic

6/10  Half Day
 
6/12  Field Day 

6/15  End of the year PTO Celebration at Harrington's 

6/23   Moving On Ceremony 4th grade 

6/24  Half Day

6/25  Last Day of School - Half Day
 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU:

 Emily Fitzgerald for coordinating the Language Lab volunteers and all the parents who helped out.   

Patrice Guanci and all the volunteers who came on Wednesday to organize the delicious staff luncheon. 

Attention 4th grade families

  Mark your calendar! Our Annual Fourth Grade Moving on Ceremony is scheduled for June 23rd at 1:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you at the celebration!

Student Council

As a reminder, we only have 2 more Student Council meetings this year:   

Monday June 1st
Monday June 8th

Dolbeare Travelers   
We continue to celebrate FRANCE this month!  Ask your child what they have learned about this country so far in Language lab and during our morning meeting.   

Dolbeare's International Expo

Our International Expo is scheduled for June 5th.  All volunteers are welcome at this half day celebration.  If you are interested, contact Emily Fitzgerald at fitzgeraldemilyf@gmail.com.

Parents are kindly reminded that our doors open at8:20am.  For safety, please do not drop students off at Dolbeare prior to this time.  Instruction begins at 8:40am so students are welcome to arrive closer to8:40am.  
You can use this great website from Scholastic to get a basic idea of what reading level books are. Help guide your children to those "just right" books by seeing what the general grade level the text is written on.
Early Dismissal Procedures

All parents/guardians who pickup a child early from school will be asked to show ID.  While Mrs. Sacco and the office staff know many parents, we ask for everyone’s cooperation with this practice for consistency.  We understand that checking IDs does add a minute to the dismissal process and we thank you in advance for your ongoing partnership as we take proactive steps to continue to ensure all children’s safety.

Scholastic Book Clubs


The Scholastic Online Book Club is a great way to to buy great, low cost books for your family while giving bonus points to your teacher and the media center. The more you order, the more you give to the school. The books come to the Media Center and get distributed to your child's classroom. Orders are placed twice a month, once around the first and again around the 15th.

Scholastic Online Book Club
 

Wakefield Academy

 
For extended day care, please complete the Registration Form and appropriate Calendar Form(s)
 
Head count is needed for staffing and to inform teachers of where to direct children.  

> 2014/2015 Reg. Form
Before School Calendar
After School Calendar

District News

MCSP - Come Join us for the first community mental health and wellness forum! 

Where: Galvin Middle School- Library
525 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 

When: May 20, 2015from 7:00-9:00pm
See More Information

WEF S.T.A.R.S (School Teachers Are Really Special)  PROGRAM 

Sponsored by the

WAKEFIELD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

The Wakefield Educational Foundation invites you to participate in the S.T.A.R.S. program.  Through this program you can acknowledge those teachers and staff who have made a special contribution to your child’s education.  This is a great way to say “thank you” at the end of the school year.

 

S.T.A.R.S. (School Teachers Are Really Special) allows donors to contribute to the W.E.F. grant program while acknowledging a special teacher or staff person.  When you make a donation, the honoree will receive a personalized card acknowledging that a gift was made by you in their honor (the amount is not mentioned).  The card is printed on beautiful white linen stock embellished with silver foil.   At the same time you are putting much-needed funds directly into the Wakefield Educational Foundation which underwrites the cost of special programs, equipment or services to enhance the learning experience for students at all grade levels.  Since our inception in 1989, WEF has awarded over $205,000 in grants.

 

Simply fill out the attached form and return it with your check payable to W.E.F., at P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield, MA  01880 or place in an envelope addressed to WEF STARS and leave it at the front office at your school.  If you have any questions, please email us HERE
 

Dolbeare on the Move, May 22, 2015

posted May 27, 2015, 5:47 AM by Joel Villegas

May 22, 2015; Issue #37
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
340 LOWELL ST, WAKEFIELD, MA 01880
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
5/29   3rd Grade Trip to the Aquarium

6/5   Dolbeare's International Expo

6/8   Family Picnic
 

6/12  Field Day 

6/15  End of the year PTO Celebration at Harrington's 

6/23   Moving On Ceremony 4th grade 
 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU:
 

Pam Kent for creating our new online PTO volunteer form.

Attention 4th grade families

  Mark your calendar! Our Annual Fourth Grade Moving on Ceremony is scheduled for June 23rd at 1:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you at the celebration!

Student Council

As a reminder, we only have 2 more Student Council meetings this year:   

Monday June 1st
Monday June 8th

Dolbeare Travelers   
We continue to celebrate FRANCE this month!  Ask your child what they have learned about this country so far in Language lab and during our morning meeting.   

Dolbeare's International Expo

Our International Expo is scheduled for June 5th.  All volunteers are welcome at this half day celebration.  If you are interested, contact Emily Fitzgerald at fitzgeraldemilyf@gmail.com.

Parents are kindly reminded that our doors open at8:20am.  For safety, please do not drop students off at Dolbeare prior to this time.  Instruction begins at 8:40am so students are welcome to arrive closer to8:40am.  
You can use this great website from Scholastic to get a basic idea of what reading level books are. Help guide your children to those "just right" books by seeing what the general grade level the text is written on.
Early Dismissal Procedures

All parents/guardians who pickup a child early from school will be asked to show ID.  While Mrs. Sacco and the office staff know many parents, we ask for everyone’s cooperation with this practice for consistency.  We understand that checking IDs does add a minute to the dismissal process and we thank you in advance for your ongoing partnership as we take proactive steps to continue to ensure all children’s safety.

Scholastic Book Clubs


The Scholastic Online Book Club is a great way to to buy great, low cost books for your family while giving bonus points to your teacher and the media center. The more you order, the more you give to the school. The books come to the Media Center and get distributed to your child's classroom. Orders are placed twice a month, once around the first and again around the 15th.

Scholastic Online Book Club
 

Wakefield Academy

 
For extended day care, please complete the Registration Form and appropriate Calendar Form(s)
 
Head count is needed for staffing and to inform teachers of where to direct children.  

> 2014/2015 Reg. Form
Before School Calendar
After School Calendar

District News

MCSP - Come Join us for the first community mental health and wellness forum! 

Where: Galvin Middle School- Library
525 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 

When: May 20, 2015from 7:00-9:00pm
See More Information

WEF S.T.A.R.S (School Teachers Are Really Special)  PROGRAM 

Sponsored by the

WAKEFIELD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

The Wakefield Educational Foundation invites you to participate in the S.T.A.R.S. program.  Through this program you can acknowledge those teachers and staff who have made a special contribution to your child’s education.  This is a great way to say “thank you” at the end of the school year.

 

S.T.A.R.S. (School Teachers Are Really Special) allows donors to contribute to the W.E.F. grant program while acknowledging a special teacher or staff person.  When you make a donation, the honoree will receive a personalized card acknowledging that a gift was made by you in their honor (the amount is not mentioned).  The card is printed on beautiful white linen stock embellished with silver foil.   At the same time you are putting much-needed funds directly into the Wakefield Educational Foundation which underwrites the cost of special programs, equipment or services to enhance the learning experience for students at all grade levels.  Since our inception in 1989, WEF has awarded over $205,000 in grants.

 

Simply fill out the attached form and return it with your check payable to W.E.F., at P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield, MA  01880 or place in an envelope addressed to WEF STARS and leave it at the front office at your school.  If you have any questions, please email us HERE
 

 

 

Enclosed Flyers (click on links)
 
Spring Sunshine!

Dear Dolbeare Families,

I was overjoyed on Monday evening when I arrived at the PTO meeting and walked into a surprise baby shower for ME! I want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness.  It really was a wonderful treat - complete with decorations, delicious cake and over the top presents!  Each child had written a page in a book where they provided parenting advice as well as a suggested baby name.  The advice was very insightful and as most of you know, we did not find out our baby's gender and thus we are still deciding on both boy and girl names.  My husband and I read every single page and were so moved by the students' thoughtfulness.  This is truly a priceless treasure that I will keep forever.  Beyond that, I couldn't believe your generosity in purchasing a stroller and a beautiful basket of baby products.  I am honored to work in a community that is so giving.  Thank you again for these gifts, and the gift of your friendship.

Next week, I will provide updates regarding our placement process, which is wrapping up and the end of year activities.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Sincerely, 
Dr. Hughes

Animated Book Reports

Third Graders in Mrs. Hammond's class started making book reports of one of the class read alouds they heard over the course of the year. Using PowToon, they began to make an animated book report using a given template. They will be able to add music, voice and animations to show their opinion of the stories.
 
      
  
   
Language Lab at Home

With the language lab wrapping up next Thursday, it doesn't mean that learning another language has to stop. Until the end of the year, students will have access to Muzzy Language from home. Follow the instructions below.
 
      

 
  1. Visit the Dolbeare Media Center WebsiteHERE 
  2. Click on eLearning Courses
  3. Click on Muzzy Language
  4. Login (username: dolbeare and password:muzzy@dolbeare)
  5. Then choose Access the Program 
   

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