Coming This Week: April 6, 2015

Coming This Week: April 6th, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #3

I will be prepared and in class on time.

Leader In Me Focus of the Week:  

Habit 2- Begin The End In Mind… Have a Plan & Habit 3- Put First Things First…Work First, Then Play

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Monday, April 6th:29d1fe21-9651-40dd-9fdd-4ff0f32fbce4

Wednesday, April 8th:

  • 12:10 Dismissal for Students

Wednesday, April 10th:

  • Fun Friday and Bake Sale

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Have you purchased your Night Out for Dobson (April 18th) tickets yet??  Buy a pod; send a teacher.

It is a great end of the year gift…a little early!!


Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artApril 13th- PSSA Testing Begins
    • Please make every effort to be in school on time, get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast!! 
    • April 18th- Night Out for Dobson
  • April 24th- Fun Friday
  • April 29-May 1st- Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • May 6th- 12:10pm Dismissal for Students
  • May 19th- Staff Only Professional Development
  • May 25th- Closed for Memorial Day

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-The Leader In Me Parent Corner-

fore-peopleAs we continue through our Leader In Me Journey, The Lighthouse Team will be using this section to provide some information specifically for parents about The Leader In me. Student work, book recommendations to read with your children that focus on habits, classroom displays, videos and much more will be used to help showcase the fabulous progress that our students (as well as faculty and staff) have made since our kick off in January!

Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind

Slide2“Begin With the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before you get started. Reading a recipe before cooking or looking at a map before leaving on a trip is beginning with the end in mind.  For young children, a good example is that of a jigsaw puzzle.  Before doing a puzzle, they look at the cover of the box.  They start with the end in mind.” Courtesy of the Leader In Me Parent Guide

Book Recommendations:

  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
  • Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams
  • Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus? By Jean Fritz
  • Lucy Mastermind by Alan Feldman
  • Eddie, Incorporated by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Bobby Baseball by Robert Kimmel Smith
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements



The PSSA test begins next week… Check out all of the helpful tips that our Buzy Bee has left for us to make sure that we are prepared to  ROCK THE TEST!

Testing Tips for At Home, At School and During The Test:

RockthePSSAPSSA Testing Tips for Parents:

To help your child prepare adequately for the PSSA tests, you can do several things to encourage your child to do his/her best.

At Home:

  • Eat a balanced and healthy breakfast!
  • Get a good night’s sleep!

At School:

  • Follow the 7 habits of Happy Kids and Teens!
    • Be Proactive
    • Begin with the End in Mind
    • Put First Things First
    • Think Win-Win
    • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
    • Synergize
    • Sharpen the Saw
  • Arrive to school on time each day, ready to work and ready to stay all day!
  • Read carefully & take your time!
  • Stay calm, cool and collected! Don’t forget to Sharpen the Saw!

During the Test:

  • Come up with the answer in your head before  looking at the possible answers, this way, the choices given on the test won’t throw you off or trick you.
  • Read the question before you look at the answers.
  • Eliminate answers you know aren’t right!
  • Take your Time!
  • Read all the choices before choosing your answer.