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Dolbeare on the Move, December 19, 2014

posted Dec 19, 2014, 5:08 PM by Joel Villegas
December 19, 2014; Issue #13
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare
12/24- 1/4 - Winter Break & Happy New Year!

1/5 - School resumes

1/19 - Martin Luther King Day

1/20-1/21 - 2nd Grade HTHT Dig-it (In school fieldtrip)
Important Parent Information


On Monday December 22nd between 7:00 and 7:30 pm the Wakefield Public Schools will be conducting a test of our Phone and E-mail Notification System.  If you do not receive a phone call or e-mail on Monday evening, please send an email to the Dolbeare School Secretary at Chris.Sacco@wpsk12.org or call the Dolbeare School Main Office. 

Monday evening we are also implementing the SMS Text Messaging feature of our notification system.  If you had previously provided your cell phone number you will also be receiving an SMS Text Message between 7:30 and 8:00.  If you wish to receive future SMS Test Message Notifications, you must Opt-In to this service.  To Opt-In, simply reply with "Y" or "YES" to the text message you received.  If you do not want to receive future SMS Text Messages from the Wakefield Public Schools, simply ignore the message.  If you did not receive the SMS Text Message, we do not have your cell phone in our Student Information Database - your cell number can be added by contacting your child's school secretary.


1.  Call the main office of the Dolbeare School or send an e-mail to the School Secretary with your cell phone number.

2.  Please allow us 48 hours to update the database and then send an SMS text message to 68453.  If your number is not in our database when you send the text message, you will not be "Opted-In".

Student Council News
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the toy drive for the Boston Children's Hospital!  
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.

To Nancy Stratton & Amy O'Neil for coordinating the wonderful Winter Festival.  Thank you to all of wrappers, shoppers and helpers that made this event so great!


Click to learn more about our new faculty and staff.   Please join us in welcoming Martha Evangelista (new paraprofessionals in our special education program). Her bio is forthcoming.
Dolbeare Travelers   
We are on our final days inEgypt.  Ask your child about the Egyptian video clip we watched during the last assembly!    

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
Reminder: The next competition window is between January 15th and February 15th!  

Students can go online to participate in Online Math League at any point over the vacation! Please click the link below for the instructions and how to get started today.  

To find out more click here: Online Math League Letter
Attention 3rd & 4th Grade Parents:  
Our PARCC dates are:

March 19th & 20th(Math)
March 23rd - 25th(ELA)

May 4th & 5th (Math)
May 11th & 12th(ELA) 
May 13 (make-ups)

Here are some links for online PARCC practice for 3rd and 4th graders to use to help get ready for the computer test in March.

PARCC Practice from TestNav

News from the Nurse

Reminder:  With the cold weather approaching, please remind all children to bring appropriate clothing for recess (coat, hat, etc).  As per Walkfield policy, we will go outside unless it is below 20 degrees (including windchill).  

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

Enclosed Flyers (click icon)
The newly launched Wakefield PPAL is for families who are experiencing the challenges of bringing up children with emotional and mental health challenges.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  The group meets on the First and Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Horizon House- 78 Water Street, Wakefield.