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Dolbeare on the Move, March 6, 2015

posted Mar 6, 2015, 7:03 PM by Joel Villegas
March 6, 2015; Issue #25
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

3/6 -  Movie Night - Dolbeare Gym 6 PM

3/10 -  School Budget - Galvin Café 7:30 PM

3/11 -  Half-day for Professional Development, dismissal at 11:55am

3/13 -  PTO Try Your Luck Adult Social

3/19 -  Half-Day for Parent Conferences (12:45-3:15pm)

3/20 -  Faculty vs 4th Grade Basketball

3/21 -  Parent University

3/24 -  Parent Conferences (5-7pm

3/24 -  PTO Meeting 9 AM

Pam Roberts and Kristin Dunlap (our PTO co-presidents) for ALL their hard work over the past few years.  We are so grateful for their leadership and contributions. 

Student Council
Student Council will reconvene this comingMonday, March 9th at 8AM.  All 4th graders participating in the council will meet in the library.   


We understand that the high snow banks make pickup at the Dolbeare extra difficult and thank everyone for their patience.  Kindergarten parents are kindly reminded to park on Lowell St and refrain from parking in the front loop (this is available for drop off in the morning).  All other parents are reminded to meet children on the blacktop or to drive through the back horseshoe.  Safety remains our top priority and we ask parents to take extra care on the sidewalks and when crossing with children in or around streets.   

We thank you for your support and cooperation.

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

Infusing Social Cognitive Skills throughout your Child's Day
Wed., Mar 11, 6:30-8:30 PMWakefield location TBD

$5 at the door. See more information


Executive Function in Students with Sarah Ward
Wed., Apr 8, 7-9 PM, Wakefield location TBD

$10 at the door. See more information


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

See more information

PARCC Testing Dates

Dolbeare's 2014-2015 PARCC dates are:  

PBA (ELA) - 3/23, 3/24 & 3/25
PBA (Math) – 3/30 & 3/31 

EOY (Math) - 5/4 & 5/5

EOY (ELA) - 5/11 & 5/12 

Thank you to everyone who attend our PARCC informational meeting in February.  If you missed the presentation, the presentation is available here.   

Dolbeare Travelers   
Next week we start learning about a new country.  Where will we go?  Ask your childon Monday!
Scholatic Book Wizard  
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

News from the Nurse

Reminder:  With the cold weather and snow seeming to never end, 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 on links)
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.   See you there!

Wakefield Girl Scout Troop 65161 invites you to:
At The Dockside Restaurant Wakefield
Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 1:00- 5:00 pm
•      Free Face Painting and Balloon Art Animals
•      50/50 Raffle
Donation drop off box available at The Dockside Restaurant from 3/22 - 3/29  
CAT Food, litter, blankets & towels are always in need.
All proceeds go to PAWS Wakefield to help care for our local, homeless animals.
Wakefield Youth Lacrosse:

There might be snow on the ground, but Lacrosse season is upon us. Please don't forget to register for another great season at http://wakefieldlacrosse.net/ 
Lacrosse Flyer

If you have any further questions, please email Matt Formicola at wakefield_lacross