posted Oct 8, 2016, 9:57 AM by Joel Villegas
|Dolbeare on the Move, October 3, 2016|
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!
Click on any of the links below to view updates from our specialists.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.|
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.
| 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.
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 email@example.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 24: Sarah Ward on Homework Strategies
November 9: Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age followed by expert panel of GMS Principal & School Psychologists, Parents & Teens
November 15: Basic Rights in Special Education
|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.|