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Dolbeare on the Move, April 10, 2015

posted Apr 22, 2015, 4:55 AM by Joel Villegas
April 10, 2015; Issue #32
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

4/20-4/24  School Vacation

5/4   Town Meeting - Vote on School Budget

5/4-5/5   PARCC (Math)

5/11-5/12  PARCC (ELA)

5/18   PTO Meeting -Monday May 18 at 7:30 PM 

5/18   PTO Kindergarten Screening  

To Kate Goldlust and Amy Nelson for hosting a very successful Scholastic Book Fair!  The students had so much fun picking out their favorite books. 
Student Council

Student Council met this past Monday to put the finalizing touches on their Paper Drive.  3rd and 4th grade brought their bags in today and our school did a great job!  Go Dolbeare!!!  The newsletter students are busy working away on the next edition which you will be seeing soon.  We wrap up Earth Day and Recycling Celebration Month nextWednesday, April 29th.  All students are encouraged to wear GREEN to show their support of the environment and a group of Student Council kids will be working with the 1st grade on a special Earth Day/Recycling project.

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

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.

Dolbeare's International Expo

We are busy preparing for our upcoming Passport Program celebration.  On Friday, June 5th, all Dolbeare students will visit our International Expo where they will have an opportunity to participate in cultural and linguistic activities around the 10 countries we traveled to this year.  At each station, students will receive a stamp in their passport. Would you like to assist with decorating our international expo or running a country booth?  All volunteers are welcome at this half day celebration.  If you are interested, contact Emily Fitzgerald at fitzgeraldemilyf@gmail.com.

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

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 to 8:30PM at the Horizon House- 78 Water Street, Wakefield.    
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