Coming This Week: September 29, 2014

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Coming This Week: October 13, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #3

I will be prepared and in class on time.


Tuesday, October 15, 2014:

  • Picture Day!
  • 1:40pm dismissal for Soccer Players

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014:

  • Home and School Meeting at 6:30pm at the Foodery.
  • Ghost Grams go on sale!

Friday, October 17th, 2014:

  • Fun Friday
  • High School Fair 3:00pm-7:00pm

date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artMark Your Calendars:

  • October 20th: Relocation Drill
  • Week of October 20th: Interim Reports
  • October 31st: Halloween Parade (K-5) and Fall Dance (6-8)

Coming This Week: October 6, 2014

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Coming This Week: October 6, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #2

I will follow directions the first time given.


Monday, October 6th, 2014:

  • Cherrydale Kick-Off Assembly for students at 2:30pm.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014:

  • 12:10 Dismissal

Thursday, October 9th, 2014:


date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artMark Your Calendars:

  • October 13th: No School (Columbus Day)
  • October 15th: Picture Day
  • October 15th: H & S Meeting 6:30pm @ The Foodery
  • October 17th: Fun Friday/Bake Sale
  • October 20th:  Relocation Drill
  • October 31st: Halloween Parade/Dance

October HSA Newsletter is here!!

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The new October Newsletter is available for your viewing pleasure!  This month’s issue features a spotlight on the Volleyball team as well as on our Kindergarten classroom.

There is also some really valuable information in our new “Nurse’s Corner” from Ms. Nicols about how to prevent the Enterovirus.

The newsletter also features amazing photographic highlights from last week’s Ice Cream Social courtesy of Alyssa Maloof Photography.  Congratulations to room 206 (Mrs. Jarrett in 3rd Grade) who won pizza for their Halloween Party by raising the most money and creating the “Tallest Cone” of scoops.

Click the link to download a copy! October 2014 Newsletter

Coming This Week: September 29, 2014

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Coming This Week: Sept. 22, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #1

I will follow school procedures at all times.


Thursday, October 2nd, 2014:

  • 1st Annual Ice Cream Social at 5:30pm and 6:30pm in the Dobson Lunchroom
    • We ask that only those that sent in an RSVP attend this event.  Due to the INCREDIBLE response we have received and the high number of those attending, we are looking for more volunteers to help make sure the night runs smoothly! If you are available to lend a hand (Teacher or Dobson Family Member), please let us know at dobsonhspresident@gmail.com.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014:

  • Fun Friday (20 tickets to attend, 10 additional tickets to dress down)
  • October Home and School Newsletter will be posted online and emailed to all Home and School Members!  If you would still like to join, click here!
  • Don’t forget to return/pay for your KidsStuff coupon books!  We will be returning our unsold books to the company on Monday.

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  • October 6th: Cherrydale Kickoff for Students
  • October 8th: 12:10pm Dismissal for Students
  • October 9th: Community Design Collaborative Meeting
  • October 13th: No School (Columbus Day)
  • October 15th: Picture Day
  • DATE TBD due to scheduling conflict.: Relocation Drill

Coming This Week: September 22, 2014

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Coming This Week: Sept. 22, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Training/ Review of Procedures and Expectations


Tuesday, September 23, 2014:

  • First Home and School Meeting, 3:30pm in the Auditorium.
    • Don’t worry if you have not joined yet! Visit the Join Home and School page or join when you come to the meeting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014:

Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, 2014:

  • No School: Rosh Hashanah

date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_artMark Your Calendars:

  • October 1st: October Home and School Newsletter will be posted online
  • October 2nd: 1st Annual Ice Cream Social
  • October 3rd: Fun Friday ( 20 tickets to attend, 10 additional tickets to dress down)
  • October 8th: 12:10pm Dismissal for Students
  • October 9th: Community Design Collaborative Meeting

Community Design Collaborative at Dobson

Hello Manayunk/Roxborough Community Neighbors, Friends, and Professionals,
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I am reaching out to you because you represent a vital part of the Manayunk/Roxborough community. I am a teacher at James Dobson School (School District of Philadelphia) where we have been very busy trying to secure the necessary resources to maintain our vibrant learning opportunities during this troublesome time for public education. To this end, I am elated to announce that our K-8 school has been awarded a service grant from the Community Design Collaborative to develop a master plan for our outdoor area! Our options are plentiful, but we would like to incorporate outdoor classroom space with urban watershed features as a fundamental aspect of this plan.

While the Collaborative will be providing the design experts, we need your help to guide the design! Dobson School is in the process of identifying and selecting volunteers for a community task force interested in revitalizing our outdoor space. This task force will be comprised of neighbors, parents, business owners, civic leaders, teachers and other school/community professionals. Members of the task force will meet with the Collaborative twice to discuss the design; once in October and again the first week of December. We really value your input on the design, as we see this project as something that will not only enhance the current science curriculum, but also as a community beautification effort.

If you are interested in joining the Dobson School community task force, please let me know, no later than Monday, September 15.

It is important to note that this project will be completed in conjunction with Destination Schuylkill River, and there will be two teaching fellows from Dobson attending monthly curriculum development days at Fairmont Water Works to align the science curriculum standards to the design and usage of the enhanced outdoor space.

Best Regards,


Allison McConnell
Teacher
James Dobson School
Outdoor Master Plan Coordinator

amcconnell@philasd.org