December HSA Newsletter is here!!

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The new December Newsletter is available for your viewing pleasure!  This month’s issue features a spotlight on the 8th Grade Science as well as the Student Council and Safety Installation and TOYS!

There is also some really valuable information in our new “Nurse’s Corner” from Ms. Nicols about Asthma.

Click the link to download a copy! December Newsletter

November HSA Newsletter is here!!

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The new November Newsletter is available for your viewing pleasure!  This month’s issue features a spotlight on the Robotics Team!

There is also some really valuable information in our new “Nurse’s Corner” from Ms. Nicols about the Ebola Virus.

The newsletter also features amazing photographic highlights from our Halloween Celebrations as well as some interesting information about Family Dinners and how they can help our children succeed academically and socially!

Click the link to download a copy! November 2014 Newsletter

Fang-tastic Halloween Celebration

Friday, October 31st was f29un of sweet treats, a wide array of costumes and lots of fun for Dobson’s Students.

Lower School’s Parade of Costumes showcased goblins and ghouls, a dead prom queen, a multitude of Elsa’s, professional sports players and even MC Hammer!! HAMMER-TIME!  Our staff even got in on the action, re-creating the cast of the Care Bears and a breakfast classic Bacon and Eggs with their fabulous chef!

Upper School rocked the afternoon away at the Student Council Fall dance.  To raise some additional funds for the 8th Grade Trip, a Halloween Photo booth was set up for the students to strike a pose with their friends and teachers.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered your time to make this day a Fang-tastic success!

Check out the action below:

Coming This Week: October 27, 2014

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Coming This Week: October 25, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #5

 I will show respect with a positive attitude, kind words and careful use of school property.


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Friday, October 31st, 2014:

  • Halloween Celebrations:
    • 12:30pm-1:00pm – Lower School students prepare for the Parade of Costumes
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm- Lower School Parade of Costumes hosted by the Home and School Association
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm- Lower School Classroom Celebrations
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm- Upper School Fall Dance hosted by the Student Council

Reminders:

  • 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 .

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  • October 31st: Halloween Parade/Dance
  • November 3rd-4th: Staff Only
  • November 4th: Election Day!
  • November 11th: Veterans Day (No School)
  • November 17th: 3rd-5th Grade Trip to the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • November 19th: 12:10pm Dismissal
  • November 27th-28th: Thanksgiving Break

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

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