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March 13, 2015, Dolbeare on the Move

posted Mar 14, 2015, 10:06 AM by Joel Villegas
March 13, 2015; Issue #26
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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
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

3/24 - 3/26  PARCC ELA Testing


 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU:

Julie Brown and Jen DeCourcy for running a great movie night!  The gym was packed with kids and a great time was had by all.

 
Student Council
We had a great kick off to the second half of the year for student council this week.  Below is our schedule for the rest of the year:

Monday March 16th
Monday April 6th
Monday April 13th
Monday April 27th
Monday May 11th
Monday May 18th
Monday June 1st
Monday June 8th

News from the Nurse

 

We continue to closely monitor strep throat infections surfacing in our school.   Thank you to parents/guardians who have been very cooperative about having their child tested when symptoms surface and communicating with us when the test comes back positive.  While last week I reported it was primarily K and grade one, this week we have had cases across all grades. 

While our school is cleaned daily by our custodial staff, this weekend we will have an additional clean to ensure we are doing everything possible to support our students.  All door handles, desks, and railings will be thoroughly disinfected as part of this clean.  

Please continue to monitor your child's health. Symptoms of strep do not always include sore throat or a fever. Sometimes the primary complaint in children is a headache and stomachache but a strep test is positive. 

If your child complains of a headache and stomachache for over 24 hours, you may want to call yourpediatrician.  If your child is running a temp- even a low grade one- and has one or more symptom of headache, sore throat or stomachache, this is even a higher indicator of potential for strep. 

Please remember if your child has strep, he/she needs to be on an antibiotic and fever - free for 24 hours  before returning to school. 

State recommendations include that, when possible,antibiotics are given at home three times a day (before school, after school and bedtime). If that is not possible and your child will require medication during the school day, please remember:

  1. Medication must be transported to and from school by an adult and given to an adult. It cannot come in with a child. 
  2. It must come in a prescription -labeled bottle with a note from the parent/guardian for administration.
  3. It is recommended enough antibiotic be sent in to cover the time frame it will be given in school. For example , if it is a liquid, request a separate bottle for school administration. 
  4. Except for Epi-pens, medication may not be dispensed during Wakefield Academy. 

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Siebeking 781-246-6479

Reminder

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. 

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   
We are learning about Scotland this month.   At the assembly next week, children will be hearing some Scottish music and learning about Scottish dances. 
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.
FACULTY & STAFF SPOTLIGHT

    

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

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)
 
Reminder
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!
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