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Dolbeare on the Move, May 22, 2015

posted May 27, 2015, 5:47 AM by Joel Villegas
May 22, 2015; Issue #37
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare

5/29   3rd Grade Trip to the Aquarium

6/5   Dolbeare's International Expo

6/8   Family Picnic

6/12  Field Day 

6/15  End of the year PTO Celebration at Harrington's 

6/23   Moving On Ceremony 4th grade 

Pam Kent for creating our new online PTO volunteer form.

Attention 4th grade families

  Mark your calendar! Our Annual Fourth Grade Moving on Ceremony is scheduled for June 23rd at 1:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you at the celebration!

Student Council

As a reminder, we only have 2 more Student Council meetings this year:   

Monday June 1st
Monday June 8th

Dolbeare Travelers   
We continue to celebrate FRANCE this month!  Ask your child what they have learned about this country so far in Language lab and during our morning meeting.   

Dolbeare's International Expo

Our International Expo is scheduled for June 5th.  All volunteers are welcome at this half day celebration.  If you are interested, contact Emily Fitzgerald at fitzgeraldemilyf@gmail.com.

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.  
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

MCSP - Come Join us for the first community mental health and wellness forum! 

Where: Galvin Middle School- Library
525 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 

When: May 20, 2015from 7:00-9:00pm
See More Information

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



Enclosed Flyers (click on links)
Spring Sunshine!

Dear Dolbeare Families,

I was overjoyed on Monday evening when I arrived at the PTO meeting and walked into a surprise baby shower for ME! I want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness.  It really was a wonderful treat - complete with decorations, delicious cake and over the top presents!  Each child had written a page in a book where they provided parenting advice as well as a suggested baby name.  The advice was very insightful and as most of you know, we did not find out our baby's gender and thus we are still deciding on both boy and girl names.  My husband and I read every single page and were so moved by the students' thoughtfulness.  This is truly a priceless treasure that I will keep forever.  Beyond that, I couldn't believe your generosity in purchasing a stroller and a beautiful basket of baby products.  I am honored to work in a community that is so giving.  Thank you again for these gifts, and the gift of your friendship.

Next week, I will provide updates regarding our placement process, which is wrapping up and the end of year activities.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Dr. Hughes

Animated Book Reports

Third Graders in Mrs. Hammond's class started making book reports of one of the class read alouds they heard over the course of the year. Using PowToon, they began to make an animated book report using a given template. They will be able to add music, voice and animations to show their opinion of the stories.
Language Lab at Home

With the language lab wrapping up next Thursday, it doesn't mean that learning another language has to stop. Until the end of the year, students will have access to Muzzy Language from home. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Visit the Dolbeare Media Center WebsiteHERE 
  2. Click on eLearning Courses
  3. Click on Muzzy Language
  4. Login (username: dolbeare and password:muzzy@dolbeare)
  5. Then choose Access the Program