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Dolbeare on the Move, May 1, 2015

posted May 4, 2015, 9:11 AM by Joel Villegas
May 1, 2015; Issue #33
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

5/4   Town Meeting - Vote on School Budget

5/4-5/5   PARCC (Math)

5/4-5/8   Teacher appreciation week

5/11-5/12  PARCC (ELA)

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

5/18   Kindergarten Screening  
To all our parents for ensuring students get a good night rest and eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school.  This makes all the difference in a child's readiness to learn!

Student Council

Student Council  We wrapped up Earth Day this week!  Thank you to all the students who wore GREEN to show their support for the environment. 

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

Monday May 11th
Monday May 18th
Monday June 1st
Monday June 8th

Dolbeare Travelers   
We moved to FRANCE for the month of May!  'Bonjour' was the word of the day.  

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,

Box Tops

Spring is here and so is our final Dolbeare School Boxtops Contest!  We will be holding weekly prize drawings on Mondays during morning announcements.  Each time a student brings in 25 or more Boxtops they will entered into a raffle.  The more Boxtops they bring in, the more times they will be entered.  Please send in all Boxtops and Labels for Education.  Remember to label them with your child's name to be eligible for the drawings.  This will be our last Boxtops contest for this school year so dig through those drawers and cupboards and find Boxtops.  The drawings will start Monday May 11 so start cutting and submitting them now! 

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.
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

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

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WEF S.T.A.R.S (School Teachers Are Really Special)  PROGRAM 

Sponsored by the



The Wakefield Educational Foundation invites you to participate in the S.T.A.R.S. program.  Through this program you can acknowledge those teachers and staff who have made a special contribution to your child’s education.  This is a great way to say “thank you” at the end of the school year.


S.T.A.R.S. (School Teachers Are Really Special) allows donors to contribute to the W.E.F. grant program while acknowledging a special teacher or staff person.  When you make a donation, the honoree will receive a personalized card acknowledging that a gift was made by you in their honor (the amount is not mentioned).  The card is printed on beautiful white linen stock embellished with silver foil.   At the same time you are putting much-needed funds directly into the Wakefield Educational Foundation which underwrites the cost of special programs, equipment or services to enhance the learning experience for students at all grade levels.  Since our inception in 1989, WEF has awarded over $205,000 in grants.


Simply fill out the attached form and return it with your check payable to W.E.F., at P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield, MA  01880 or place in an envelope addressed to WEF STARS and leave it at the front office at your school.  If you have any questions, please email us HERE



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