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Dolbeare on the Move, November 21, 2014

posted Nov 21, 2014, 5:02 PM by Joel Villegas
November 21, 2014; Issue #10
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
340 LOWELL ST, WAKEFIELD, MA 01880
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare
UPCOMING EVENTS
11/25 - Thanksgiving Break Dismissal at 11:55am.  NOTE: Lunch will NOT be served on this day.

11/26 - Happy Thanksgiving!

12/4 - Parent Conferences - Dismissal at 11:55am

12/6 - Breakfast with Santa at Dolbeare

12/6 - Wakefield Holiday Stroll, Festival of Trees & Hat Parade

12/15-12/16 - Winter Festival at Dolbeare

 
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.
Dolbeare Notices
Dolbeare Notices will blast updates about school events and important information. To subscribe, visit our school website.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU:
Vanezza Nazario for running another great Holiday Shopping Craft Fair!

Kate Goldlust and Amy Nelson for their dedication to the Scholastic book fair which allows us to have a buy one get one free event in the Spring.  Another $500 coming to the Dolbeare Library!

Stacy McCarthy & Kara Brown for starting up the Wakefield Spirit Wear Program at Dolbeare.  The table was packed!

Deb Butler for creating and distributing the Dolbeare Directory.  Looks great!
 
Holiday Shop 2014  
      
For various reasons some families find themselves in a position of wondering how they will provide holiday gifts for their children. To help, Wakefield runs a Holiday Shop for three days at the Civic Center in Wakefield.
The only requirement for using the holiday shop is that you are a Wakefield resident and that you shop only for your own children.  A picture IDand current proof of residency in your name such as an electric bill, cell bill, mortgage, etc. is required.

Your presence is kept confidential. Other than a limited number of workers, the only other people in the Holiday Shop are parents and guardians that find themselves in circumstances similar to yours. 

The holiday shop will be open Monday December 1Tuesday December 2, andWednesday December 3 from 10-3PM.   The shop will also be open one evening, Monday December 1 from 6:00-7:00PM
 
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 Holiday Giving 2014

Every year the Wakefield runs a Holiday Shop in an effort to provide Wakefield families with gifts for their children for the holidays. The shop tries to supply an assortment of gifts suitable for babies through teenagers. Any individual or business that wishes to provide anonymous support to Wakefield residents may donate gifts to the shop. If you are able to provide any new toys, art supplies, clothing, or teenage type cosmetics your help will be greatly appreciated.
Items for middle and high school children are always in short supply. New clothing in assorted sizes is always a help. If you are looking for suggestions, places like Old Navy always have great deals after Thanksgiving.
Unwrapped items may be brought to the nurses’ offices at any of the Wakefield Public Schools, or dropped off on Sunday afternoonNovember 30 from 12-3 at the Civic Center. 

We thank-you in advance for any help you can provide.

Book Donation


If you would like to donate a book to the Dolbeare Media Center in your child's name, the process is easy and online. Simply click the link below, choose a book from one of the thousands available and it will be sent directly to the media center.

The book will be barcoded, checked out to your child and delivered to their classroom. Please 
emailme the details so I know that the book is a donation and not a regular book order. 

Scholastic Online Book Club
 
PARCC Updates
Attention 3rd & 4th Grade Parents:  
Our tentative 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
FACULTY & STAFF SPOTLIGHT

    

Click to learn more about our new faculty and staff.   
 

News from the Nurse

 
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

Student Council

We are so excited to have Student Council up and running! 

We had a great “Spirit” Team meeting last Friday, where everyone on the Student Council came together to make a poster and cards for Veterans’ Day (see pictures to the right).  Our poster is actually going to be hung at Salem State!

We also had a group of kids make posters to hang up to promote the upcoming Holiday Stroll.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars to walk with us at3:00 on December 6th.

The PTO Board team is a huge help with all of our recent events including the Holiday Shop and PTO meetings.  Keep your eye out for their fine work when you drop off or pick up your students. 

The tech team will be meeting with Mr. Cook next Wednesdaythe 19th during recess to begin their work around creating presentations and helping with our technology. 

The Newsletter team has already met once with Mr. Cook to begin to craft their upcoming news stories.  We can’t wait to read what they have to share!  We are so excited by the addition of a “Plant Squad” this year and if you have a moment, please check out their beautifully planted green potted plants right outside the front door (see picture on the right).  What a way to bring a little live greenery to our school as the seasons change outside. 

Finally, our School Service team is up for anything that we may ask them to do.  They are our “Go Team” for recycling and any special projects or needs that come up.  

I want to thank our amazing Student Council parent volunteers who are enthusiastic and creative with their ideas.  Thank you!

District News

Enclosed Flyers (click icon)
Holiday Shop Giving

Every year the Wakefield runs a Holiday Shop in an effort to provide Wakefield families with gifts for their children for the holidays. The shop tries to supply an assortment of gifts suitable for babies through teenagers. Any individual or business that wishes to provide anonymous support to Wakefield residents may donate gifts to the shop. If you are able to provide any new toys, art supplies, clothing, or teenage type cosmetics your help will be greatly appreciated.
Items for middle and high school children are always in short supply. New clothing in assorted sizes is always a help. If you are looking for suggestions, places like Old Navy always have great deals after Thanksgiving.
Unwrapped items may be brought to the nurses’ offices at any of the Wakefield Public Schools, or dropped off on Sunday afternoonNovember 30 from 12-3 at the Civic Center. 
We thank-you in advance for any help you can provide.

 
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.  Please share with your community.
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