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April 10, 2015 Dolbeare on the Move

posted Apr 13, 2015, 9:45 AM by Joel.Villegas@wpsk12.org
April 10, 2015; Issue #32
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare


4/10  Paper Drive K, 1st & 2nd Grade

4/10  Metco International Night

4/14-4/16  Scholastic Book Fair

4/15  PTO Meeting 7;30 PM Dolbeare Library

4/17  Paper Drive 3rd & 4th Grade

4/20-4/24  School Vacation

5/4   Town Budget Meeting

To Nancy Stratton and Ann Herzog for running the Dolbeare TREE-mendous Paper Recycling Drive!  Thanks for helping Dolbeare go green!

To all the parents who volunteered during our first week of Language Lab!  Thank you for helping make our launch so successful!
Student Council

Student Council will be busy at work this month as we celebrate Earth Day and giving back to the Planet!  The Recycling committee is working on the Paper Drive over the next two weeks in hopes that we can gather over 300 tree tags.  If we are able to do this we will be helping to fund the planting of new trees in the US.National Forest.  Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade should bring their bags back bythis Friday, April 10th.  3rd and 4th Grade will get their bags next week and they should be back byFriday, April 17th.  TheSign Boards committee is working hard to keep our boards updated with the latest information.  OurNewsletter committee is interviewing teachers, keeping up on the latest events and focusing some of their work on the environment.  Look for the newest edition soon.  Finally, Student Council will be sponsoring a spirit day on Wednesday, April 29th in which all of the students are encouraged to wear great to support the environment.
Should great be some type of spirit wear (Wakefield, Red sox etc…)

As a reminder, here is our schedule for the rest of the year:

Monday April 13th
Monday April 27th
Monday May 11th
Monday May 18th
Monday June 1st
Monday June 8th

Dolbeare Travelers   
We are learning about Spain this month.   Ask your child how to say 'Spain" in Spanish.

Wakefield Celebrates International Day!  

Children across our community dressed in traditional clothing from their home country/heritage country today to join in the celebration.  (Pictured below Pragathi Ram, a 2nd grader at Dolbeare).


Reminder - 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.  

News from the Nurse


4th Grade Parents/Guardians

Please remember that per Massachusetts law children are required to have an updated physical during their fourth grade year.  It is easiest if documentation is sent in to me and is on record before your child starts school at the Galvin.  Please send in documentation of a physical done after May 1, 2014. This means any physical done late spring last year or over the summer is acceptable.  If you wish to have your MD office fax the documentation the Dolbeare fax is 781-246-6372.  

If your child has not had a physical in that time frame and/or does not have one scheduled, please make an appointment as summer appointments fill up quickly.  Documentation needs to be on record before the first day of fifth grade. 

If your child does not have a primary care provider, please contact me and we can make arrangements for him/her to be seen by Dr Kidd the WPS school MD. 

Any questions, please feel free to contact me at 781-245-6479 orsusan.siebeking@wpsk12.org,

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.


Click to learn more about our new faculty and staff.    
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
Online Math League
Students can go online to participate in Online Math League at any point! Please click the link below for the instructions and how to get started practicing today.  

To find out more click here: Online Math League Letter

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

International Night
Please join us on April 10thfrom 6-8:30 pm at the Galvinfor an evening of cultural experiences.  The Wakefield Public Schools and the METCO Program will be celebrating 45 years of partnership.  We are inviting our community to join us in this important milestone- there will be music, dancing, and food!  

Parent Programs from SEPAC
Everyone is welcome to attend SEPAC events. 

Wakefield SEPAC May Social
Wed., May 13, 7-9 PM, The Dockside Restaurant, Wakefield

See more information

Wakefield PPAL is for families who are experiencing the challenges of bringing up children with emotional and mental health challenges.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30PM to8:30PM at the Horizon House- 78 Water Street, Wakefield.    
Enclosed Flyers (click on links)