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Dolbeare on the Move, September 2014

posted Sep 15, 2014, 9:38 AM by Joel Villegas
September 12, 2014; Issue #1
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Dolbeare on the Move
Dolbeare Elementary School
 (781) 246-6480 - http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/dolbeare
9/16 - Back to School Night, 5-6pm (K-2); 6:30-7:30pm (3-4)

9/24 - PD Day, Dismissal @ 11:55am (lunch will be served on half days this year)

9/30 - PTO meeting 7 PM new families, 7:30 all

Dolbeare Notices
Dolbeare Notices will blast updates about school events and important information. To subscribe, visit our school website.
On the first day of school, your child should have brought home a number of forms that should be completed and returned to the school.  Please contact your child's teacher if you did not receive this back to school packet.
To all the volunteers who have already helped out at Lunch time.

Kim Albushies
Julie Brown
Kerianne Cassesso
Carolyn Cataldo
Jen DeCourcy
Kristin Dunlap
Marjorie Holleran
Janice Jones
Laura Kaddaras
Maureen McCarthy
Amy McConnell
Toni McGee
Amy O'Neil
Tricia O'Neil
Eileen O'Rourke
Cheryl Reeves
Fon Teh-Chan
Sharon Wyatt
Jean Yentile
and Debi Rogers as scheduling coordinator
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Student Council and Lisa Callahan, Dolbeare parent, who spearheaded a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The total amount raised was recently recognized by Make-A-Wish Foundation as $528.88.  Great job!


Click to learn more about our new faculty and staff.
Congratulations to Dolbeare student Sam Carpenter. Sam read the most books in the entire district over the summer!

Student Drop-off

Please drop off students between 8:20-8:40am. Adults will be visible at the doors during this time to let students in the building.  We kindly ask parents to refrain from dropping off students before 8:20am. 

Six-Day Schedule

Wakefield Public Schools operate on a six-day rotation of special classes, such as library, technology, physical education and art. To ensure your child is appropriately prepared each day, please be familiar with this rotation. (Your child’s teacher will inform you how their classroom's “specials” map to this six-day cycle.)

You can find the six-day rotation superscripted next to each date within this revised School Year Calendar Flier (the yellow version your child brought home on the first day of school is now outdated). You can also purchase a Wakefield Educational Foundation calendar which more clearly highlights this and other school-related information. Every dollar earned from WEF calendar sales funds grants to the Wakefield Public Schools System!
                       A Friendly Reminder:  We kindly ask neighbors and parents not to walk dogs on school property.   Thank you for respecting this request.   
Enclosed Flyers (click icon):
  • Girl Scouts
  • International Walk to School Day 

School Supplies

If you do not have this information in your email, you can find it here:

Kindergarten Supplies
Grade 1 Supplies
Grade 2 Supplies
Grade 3 Supplies
Grade 4 Supplies

These supplies were intended to be brought in on the first day of school.
Welcome Back!
Dear Dolbeare Families,               
Welcome back to school!  I hope our first edition of this year's Dolbeare on the Move finds you settling back into school.  It was wonderful to see all the children return last week - our hallways are once again filled with joy and happiness. Thank you for sharing your children with us!  
                                           Sincerely, Dr. Hughes
Back to School Night at Dolbeare is Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (K-2 from 5:00-6:00pm; 3-4 grade from 6:30-7:30pm).  Support staff will be available from 5:45-6:45pm.   Extra parking is available around the corner at the United Methodist Church (273 Vernon Street).  See you Tuesday!
Dolbeare Travelers  
We are learning about The United States during the month of September.  Click here to see some of our interesting facts!

Learning Spotlight
Mrs. Hickey, one of our new P.E. teachers, uses an engaging teaching strategy to help students stretch.  "Get Ready....Do....Done...."   
Joley Olsen, from Mrs. Livesey's class was one of the many students who enjoyed stretching!
Cooks Corner
 Book Adventures
Book Adventures is a wonderful reading incentive program we will be using this year to promote independent reading. Earn points and prizes for books read and quizzes taken. A flier should have gone with with the login information. 

Art Studio News
Hello from the art studio! I am so excited to be at Dolbeare this year and meeting lots of new faces. Currently, all classes are reading the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot is starting us on the many art adventures we will travel on throughout the year.
book cover of the story the dot, consisting of an illustration of a girl painting a giant orange dot, with the text the dot wirtten in the middle.  author name peter h reynolds is written along the outside lower right edge of the dot.

PTO News
Welcome Back!
We have an exciting year in store for your children!
Back to School Night on 9/16
Representatives from the PTO and community will be at Back to School night to answer questions and to sign up new volunteers.  Stop by and see us!
1st PTO Meeting at Dolbeare on 9/30
New families informal meet and greet @ 7:00pm
PTO Meeting @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Meetings & Events.
September is Membership Month
Our goal for the 2014-2015 School year is to support 100% of the Enrichment programs including the New Author Fest Program and field trip transportation cost.Membership form.

A $30 suggested donation supports such great programs as: AuthorFest, Enrichment programs like: Tanglewood Marionettes, Mass Audubon Society, Aquarium Outreach, Weather or Not and Dig it programs, Learning about Disabilities (LAD) program, Field Trip costs for class trips to various Massachusetts landmarks such as the Museum of Science, Lowell Mills and Plimouth Plantation and much more.
Student Directory 
Please send in your Directory Authorization form to be included in this year's directory.

 We need Directory Advertisements!
  • Individuals and Businesses Welcome!
  • Advertisement prices are as follows:
  • Business card size - $30
  • Half page (5 inches x 4 inches) $50
  • Full Page (5 inches x 8 inches) - $100
Please email DolbeareSchoolPTO@gmail.com for more information!
Volunteer Opportunities

Dolbeare PTO is all about building community.  We have many opportunities for you to be a part of your child's experience at Dolbeare.  Please take a look at our volunteer sheetand contact us if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

See you at Back to School Night!.
-Dolbeare PTO Steering Committee

PTO Steering Committee
Pam Roberts, Co-President, grace.psr@gmail.com
Kristin Dunlap, Co-President, kdunlap@cohesion.biz
Pam Kent, Treasurer, pamkent@rcn.com
Jen DeCourcy, Secretary, jendecourcy1@yahoo.com
Debi Rogers, Communications,iloveaparty@verizon.net


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. Payment was due the first day of school, September 4th.

2014/2015 Reg. Form
Before School Calendar
After School Calendar
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