Coming This Week: February 9, 2015

 

 

Coming This Week: February 9, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Dobson’s Mission & Vision

Mission:To empower James Dobson School students to be responsible, cooperative and respectful.
Vision: We ‘make it happen in Manayunk” by living, loving, learning and leaving a legacy.

Leader In Me Focus of the Week:  

Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw… Balance is Best.


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Our 6th Grade posing by their Leader In Me display… showing off their Leader In Me T-Shirts!!


Monday, February 9th: 

  • Leader In Me Monday
  • Pirates-the Musical Auditions

Tuesday, February 10th:

  • Away Basketball Game
    • Pirates-the Musical Auditions

Wednesday, February 11th-13th:

  • Half Days for Students- 12:10pm dismissal
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

 


Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artFebruary 16th: No School (President’s Day)
  • February 18th: 12:10pm Dismissal for Students
  • February 20th: Fun Friday

 

Follow Dobson on Instagram: @Dobsonschool645 


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As the countdown to the PSSA begins, help your student “Buzy Bees” prepare for the test with some simple tips!  The Buzy Bee will be adding some helpful information to the Coming This Week Post to help us all be ready 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!
  • READ EVERY NIGHT!

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!

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!

Coming This Week: February 2, 2015

 

Coming This Week: February 2, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #5- I will show respect with a positive attitude, kind words and careful use of school property.

Leader In Me Focus of the Week:  

Habit 1- Be Proactive… I choose my actions, attitudes and moods

  Habit 5- Think Win-Win…Everyone can win! &

Habit 6- Synergize… Together is better!


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Our 6th Grade posing by their Leader In Me display… showing off their Leader In Me T-Shirts!!


Monday, February 2nd: 
Grades for the 2nd Quarter close today!

  • Leader In Me Monday
  • Benchmarks Begin
  • Philly Ad Teen group will meet at 10:15am

Tuesday, February 3rd:

  • Benchmarks

Wednesday, February 4th:

  • Benchmarks

Tuesday, February 5th:

  • Benchmarks

Friday, February 6th:

  • Benchmarks
  • Student of the Month at 2:30pm

Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artFebruary 11th-13th: Report Card Conferences
  • February 16th: No School (President’s Day)
  • February 18th: 12:10pm Dismissal for Students
  • February 20th: Fun Friday

 

Follow Dobson on Instagram: @Dobsonschool645 


-PSSA BUZY BEE-RTGkjp8TL

As the countdown to the PSSA begins, help your student “Buzy Bees” prepare for the test with some simple tips!  The Buzy Bee will be adding some helpful information to the Coming This Week Post to help us all be ready 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!

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.

Coming This Week: January 25th, 2015

Coming This Week: January 25th, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #4- I will solve my problems peacefully.

Leader In Me Focus of the Week:  

Habit 4– Think Win-Win…Everyone can win!,  Habit 5– Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood…Listen Then Talk!, Habit 6– Synergize…Together is Better!


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  • Leader In Me Monday:
    • Top 2 classes (1 in Upper School and 1 in Lower School) with the highest percentage of staff and students wearing their Leadership shirts will win a prize!

Tuesday, January 27th:

  • Upper School Parent Meeting at 7pm
  • Basketball Game

Thursday, January 29th:

  • Basketball Game

Friday, January 30th:

  • Fun Friday- 30 tickets to attend, 10 additional tickets to dress down
  • Bake Sale for Rooms 104 & 103

Mark your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artFebruary 2nd: Gradebook Closes for 2nd Marking Period
  • February 11th-13th: Report Card Conferences
  • February 16th: No School (President’s Day)
  • February 18th: 12:10pm Dismissal for Students

 

 


-PSSA BUZY BEE-RTGkjp8TL

As the countdown to the PSSA begins, help your student “Buzy Bees” prepare for the test with some simple tips!  The Buzy Bee will be adding some helpful information to the Coming This Week Post to help us all be ready 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:

  • Get a good night’s sleep!

At School:

  • Arrive to school on time each day, ready to work and ready to stay all day!

During the Test:

  • Read the question before you look at the answers.

 

 

Follow Dobson on Instagram: @Dobsonschool645 

Coming This Week: January 19th, 2015

Coming This Week: January 19th, 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 With the End In Mind… Have a Plan &  Habit 3- Put 1st Things 1st…Work then Play!


Monday, January 19th:

  • No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 21st:

  • 10:15- PSSA Prep Season Kick-Off Assembly
  • 12:10 Dismissal for students

Thursday, January 22nd:

  • Basketball Game

Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artJanuary 27th and 29th: Basketball game
  • January 30th: Fun Friday and Bake Sale for rooms 104 and 103
  • February 2nd: Gradebook Closes for 2nd Marking Period
  • February 11th-13th: Report Card Conferences
  • February 16th: No School (President’s Day)
  • February 18th: 12:10pm Dismissal for Students

 

Follow Dobson on Instagram: @Dobsonschool645 

Coming This Week: December 22, 2014

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Coming This Week: December 22, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #3

I will be prepared and in class on time


Monday, December 22nd, 2014:

  • Winter Solstice Celebrations

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014:

  • 1st Annual Tacky Holiday Sweater Dollar Dress Down & Tacky Sweater Staff Competition

Wishing all of the Dobson Families and Community a wonderful season and a safe and healthy New Year!  See you in 2015… School will resume on January 5th!


Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artMonday, January 5th: Classes Resume
  • Wednesday, January 14th:
    • 5:30pm Fundraising Committee Meeting
    • 6:30pm HSA General Membership Meeting
    • Friday, January 16th: Fun Friday and Room 108 Bake Sale
    • Monday, January 19th: Schools Closed
    • Wednesday, January 21st: 12:10pm Dismissal
    • Friday, January 30th: Fun Friday & Room 104 and 103 Bake Sale

Coming This Week: December 14, 2014

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Coming This Week: December 14, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #2

I will follow directions the first time given.


Tuesday, December 16th, 2014:

  • Community Design Collaborative Meeting #2
    • 6:00-8:00pm in the Library!  All are welcome to come and see what the team has drawn up for us.

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  • Toys Dress Rehearsal for Students
  • TOYS: Winter Concert at 6:30pm!
    • All student participants must arrive at 6:00pm to collect their materials and prepare for the performance!
    • Winter Concert Tickets are on sale through pre-orders through Wednesday, December 17th.  Click the link to download a copy of the ticket order form. TOYS Ticket Order Form.

Friday, December 19th, 2014:

  • Fun Friday
    • 30 Tickets to attend, an additional 10 to Dress Down

 


Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artDecember 18th: Winter Concert- TOYS!
  • December 22nd: Winter Solstice
  • December 24th- January 4th: Winter Break

Coming This Week: November 23, 2014

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Coming This Week: November 23, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #4

I will solve my problems peacefully.


img21Thursday & Friday, November 27th and 18th, 2014:

  • Schools Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday and Break

 

 

Reminders:

  • Slide1Winter Concert Tickets are now on sale! Click the link to download a copy of the ticket order form. TOYS Ticket Order Form.  A limited number of reserved seats are still available for purchase.  Get your tickets soon if you would like to take advantage of these RESERVED seats.

 


Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artTBD: Cherrydale Delivery.  As soon as we hear back from the company, we will let you know.
  • November 27th-28th: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1st: December Newsletter will be available for download.
  • December 3rd-5th: 12:10 Dismissals for Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • December 4th: Evening Conferences
    • Scholastic Book Fair
  • December 10th: 12:10 Dismissal
  • December 18th: Winter Concert- TOYS!
  • December 22nd: Winter Solstice
  • December 24th- January 4th: Winter Break

Coming This Week: November 17th, 2014

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Coming This Week: November 17th, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #3

I will be prepared and in class on time.


Monday, November 17th, 2014:

  • Philadelphia Orchestra Trip- Grades 3-5
  • Last day of the 1st Marking Period

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014:

  • 12:10 Dismissal for Students
  • 6:30 Home and School Meeting in the Lunch room.
    • Memberships for the 2014-2015 school year will close after this meeting.  If you haven’t joined Home and School yet, we would LOVE to have you be apart of the great things going on at Dobson!!!

Friday, November 21st, 2014:

  • Fun Friday
    • 30 Tickets to attend, an additional 10 to Dress Down

Reminders:

  • Slide1Winter Concert Tickets are now on sale! Click the link to download a copy of the ticket order form. TOYS Ticket Order Form.  For those who have already received tickets, new tickets will be re-issued due to a typo on the originals.

 


Mark Your Calendars:

  • date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artTBD: Cherrydale Delivery
  • November 27th-28th: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1st: December Newsletter will be available for download.
  • December 3rd-5th: 12:10 Dismissals for Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • December 4th: Evening Conferences
    • Scholastic Book Fair
  • December 10th: 12:10 Dismissal
  • December 18th: Winter Concert- TOYS!
  • December 22nd: Winter Solstice
  • December 24th- January 4th: Winter Break
  • TBD: Holiday Shop

Coming This Week: November 10th, 2014

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Coming This Week: November 10, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #2

I will follow directions the first time given.


BENCHMARK TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK

Monday, November 10th, 2014:

  • Philly Ad Group will meet in the Library 10:15am

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014:

  • No School- Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 13th, 2014:

  • Walnut Street Theater: Nick Nutrition Performances
    • K-2 at 9:30am
    • 3-5 at 12:30pm

Friday, November 14th, 2014:

  • Student Council and Safety Officer Induction 9:30am, Reception and Student Leadership Seminar to follow.
  • Student of the Month Assembly 2:30pm

Reminders:

  • TOYS tickets go on sale this week! (November 12th) Click the link –>TOYS Ticket Order Form to download a copy!
  • Don’t forget to return your Home and School Meeting Pizza Order Form!  We will be meeting (11/19) will be held at 6:30pm.  Pizza will be ordered according to pre-orders.  Order forms were sent home last week and can be downloaded here           –> Home & School Meeting- Pizza Order

date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artMark Your Calendars:

  • November 11th: Veterans Day (No School)
  • November 12th: Winter Concert tickets go on sale. TOYS Ticket Order Form
  • November 14th: Student of the Month
  • November 17th: 3rd-5th Grade Trip to the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • November 19th: 12:10pm Dismissal
  • November 19th: Home and School Meeting 6:30pm
  • November 27th-28th: Thanksgiving Break

Coming This Week: November 3rd, 2014

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Coming This Week: November 3rd, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #1

I will follow school procedures at all times.


Monday, November 3rd & Tuesday November 4th, 2014:

  • No School (Staff Only)
  • Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday!

Friday, November 7th, 2014:

  • FUN FRIDAY- updated!

Reminders:

  • November H & S Newsletter will be posted and sent out tomorrow! Be on the look out for our Halloween Feature and Spotlight on our Robotics Team!
  • Students in K-2, please remember to bring in your Winter Concert Performance slips.  If you have questions, please email Ms. Tierney at ltierney@philasd.org .

date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artMark Your Calendars:

  • November 11th: Veterans Day (No School)
  • November 12th: Winter Concert tickets go on sale.
  • November 14th: Student of the Month- updated
  • November 17th: 3rd-5th Grade Trip to the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • November 19th: 12:10pm Dismissal
  • November 27th-28th: Thanksgiving Break