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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dobson's First Ever Art Show!

Dobson Family and Friends:  Please come out on June 15th to view the artwork of our dedicated Dobson Students.  They have worked really hard in Graphic Arts Class this year, and this is a celebration of their accomplishments!  The show is on Wednesday, June 15th from 3:10-5:30, on the first floor of James Dobson School.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let the Games Begin!!

Our Host Ms D!
Last week, Dobson School held its annual Olympic competition.  Each class divided into Red and Blue Teams competed in a wide variety of competitions, from the banana race, shoe relay, water balloon toss, and culminated in an 8th Grade tug of war! The staff even got in on the action, competing in two events of their own!  Hosted by our resident MC Ms. D and coordinated by Ms. Foulk, all participants had a wonderful day of friendly competition.

The competition was kicked off with the presentation of the countries flags.  Just as the International Olympic Competition is kicked off by a presentation of the countries, culminating in the host country USA!  After reading the Olympic creed,                                                                 "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." 

the competition began! 
Kindergarten Kicks off the Competition with the Noodle Relay!
Kindergarten Kicks off the Competition with the Noodle Relay!

1st Grade Hat Relay!

8th Grade Basketball Toss Relay

3rd Grade Baton Relay

6th Grade Baton Relay
5th Grade Tire Race

6th Grade checking their line up with Ms. Foulk
2nd Grader waiting for the pass off!

4th Grade watching the action!

7th Grade Balloon Relay

8th Grade Basketball Toss

8th Grade Basketball Toss

Teachers competed in a water balloon toss, and a basketball relay!
8th Grade Blue Team gets ready for their TUG-OF-WAR competition against the defending champs the Red Team!

8th Grade Red Team gets ready to defend their title as Olympic Champions in the TUG-OF-WAR competition

 In the end... Blue came out victorious! 

The 2011 Dobson Olympic Competitions came to a close with a dance party, and a water ice break sponsored by the James Dobson Home and School Association.

Week of June 6-10

Hi Dobson Family,

This week is jam-packed full of fun and wonderful things here at James Dobson School!  On Tuesday, June 7th,there will be an author’s tea at 9am in our library for our 1st and 8th grade students that participated in the buddy book project.  Also on Tuesday, after school from 3:30-6:30pm, our teachers will be serving water ice at Rita’s in the Ivy Ridge shopping plaza as a fundraiser for Dobson.  Come out and enjoy a water ice in support of Dobson! 

On Wednesday afternoon, June 8th, the members of the Principal’s Perfect Attendance Association will be taking their annual walk to Chloe’s water ice as their reward for perfect attendance during PSSA season. 

On Thursday, June 9th , from 11:15am-2:30pm, our graduating 8th graders will be celebrated with a luncheon at Keenan’s Valley View Inn.

On Friday,  June 10th, from 11am-2pm, the entire school will be participating in Dobson Day, a carnival that is held in the schoolyard, and sponsored by Dobson’s fabulous Home and School. Students are eligible to fully participate in Dobson Day if they earn 20 SWEBS tickets with good behavior.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy Dobson Day with us.

I can hardly wait for the following weeks of June. Stay tuned; there’s more fun ahead,  as we go along swimmingly through the final month of school.

Go Dobson Dolphins!

Patty Cruice,