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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dobson School Blog is Moving

Thank you to for the overwhelming support that the Dobson Community has given to this blog!! It has been truly unbelievable.  In the last 3 years, we have reached over 35,000 hits from countries all over the world.

This chapter of the blog is ending, but the story is not over!!  Come join us on our new Home and School Website for all the up to date happenings at James Dobson School.


To become a member of the Dobson Home and School Association... click here!

The Faculty, Staff and Home and School are looking forward to another fantastic year.  
See you all in the morning.

Monday, August 18, 2014

6th-8th Grade Supply Lists


2014-2015 Cycle for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades



Kimberly Fullam: 6th grade homeroom; 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science and social studies 

Laura Claxon: 7th grade homeroom; 6th, 7th, and 8th grade literacy/language arts

Allison McConnell: 8th grade homeroom; 6th, 7th, and 8th grade mathematics

The following is a list of materials that your child will need for class. We recommend that you review this list with your child at the beginning of each month to see if any school supplies need to be refilled.

In order to get everyone organized, each student will be given folders and notebooks for all major subjects. When these are consumed, students must replace the notebooks and folders. Keeping organized, up-to-date notebooks in all subject areas is extremely important. In most subject areas, notebooks will be collected, reviewed, and graded at least once during each unit of study.



SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  • homework assignment book.
  • pencils
  • pens/erasable pens - black or blue ink only
  • highlighters (at least 2 colors)
  • crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • clear ruler (in. and cm.)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 inch white loose leaf-paper for all assignments that are handed in
  • graph paper (1/4 in.)
  • bookbag
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 ream of copy paper
  • dictionary and thesaurus for home use
  • calculator for home use
Thank you for your consideration. We are looking forward to a successful and rewarding school year!

Kimberly Fullam, Laura Claxon, Allison McConnell

5th Grade Supply List

Fifth Grade Supply List



Room 204
Supplies:
  • 4 notebooks
  • 2 folders
  • sharpened pencils
  • large glue stick
  • enclosed pencil sharpener
  • box of crayons / colored pencils / markers
  • 2 book covers
  • bookbag
  • ruler (in. and cm.)
  • box of tissues
  • roll of paper towels
  • homework assignment book
  • highlighters

2nd Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List


Room 107
Supplies:
  • 3 marble composition books
  • 2 packs of 3x5 cards
  • 1 box of crayons (16 or 24 count only)
  • 3 sharpened pencils
  • 3 glue sticks
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 1 zip pencil case
  • 2 folders with bottom pockets
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 large Ziploc bag
  • 1 container disinfecting wipes
  • 1 roll of paper towels 
  • 1 clipboard
  • $5 for the scholastic News Magazine (Please put the money in an envelope with your child's name on it)
  • 1 pack of addition and subtraction flashcards (0-20 or 0-18)

2014-2015 Third Grade Supply List


Third Grade Supply List


Room 206

  • 1 lg. zippered pencil case (no plastic boxes)
  • 4 tennis balls with slits(cover the ends of their chairs)
  • 10 sharpened #2 pencils
  • 1 pink eraser
  • 5 vinyl pocket folders (Read, Math, Science, Social Studies, homework)
  • 1 Oxford tri-fold pocket folder w/3 pockets-found either at Staples or Office Max
  • 5 Mead composition books (non spiral, non perforated) 
  • 1 hard cover one-half inch 3 ring binder (inside pockets and clear outside pockets only) for data collection
  • 5 dividers for the binder
  • 1 Mead Spiral notebook (70 pages, wide ruled, non perforated)Writing journal
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 1 standard/metric ruler (unadorned, cm,in) preferably wooden
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 large Elmer's glue stick
  • 2 large box of tissues
  • 1 Clorox wipes
  • 1 hand sanitizer
  • 2 roll of paper towels
  • 1 red ballpoint pen
  • 1 highlighter
  • 2 black expo markers with washcloth to use as an eraser
  • Lunch Box (labeled with student's name and room number if you are planning on packing lunch)
  • 1 pack of writing wide ruled paper
  • 1 pack of paper for the copier machine
  • USB memory stick with students name on it

Sunday, August 17, 2014

First Grade Supply List

First grade Supply List

Room 108

School Supply List
  • $6.00 for Scholastic News Subscription and Science Spin magazine (in on envelope with
  • your child's name)
  • Large zippered pencil case (no plastic boxes, please; they don't fit in our desks)
  • 1 Box of crayons (15 or 24 preferred)
  • Pencils (Please send 4 sharpened pencils to school each day)
  • 1 Large pink eraser
  • 5 Folders with bottom pockets (Writing, Homework, Classwork, Tests, Guided Reading)
  • 4 Composition Books (Journal, Language Arts, Social Studies/Moth, and Science)
  • Scissors
  • 1 standard / metric ruler (12 inches/30 cm)
  • 1 Large glue stick
  • Dry Erase markers, with small cloth or old sock to use on eraser
  • 2 Boxes of tissues
  • Small pencil sharpener to keep at home (sharpened pencils will be part of homework)
*Wish List items* These items ore not required but are always helpful!
  • Ream of copy paper
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
Please label all school supplies and book with your child's name! Many children bring the same items and it is really helpful to be able to identify whose items are whose.
Thank you!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014-2015 4th Grade Supply List


FOURTH GRADE SUPPLY LIST 
2014 -2015 SCHOOL YEAR



ROOM 208: Ms. Linder

Personal Supplies – Whenever possible please label these supplies with your child’s name.
  1. Seven sturdy folders with pockets (No binders, please!)
  2. Two marble composition books
  3. One pencil case (No boxes, please)
  4. One pencil sharpener that holds the shavings 
  5. Twenty-four sharpened pencils (No mechanical pencils, please!)
  6. One pair of school scissors
  7. One glue stick
  8. Four LOW ODOR dry erase markers
  9. One box of crayons (No more than 24, please!)
  10. Three book socks or covers (Please do not purchase covers that stick to the cover of a book.) 

Classroom Supplies:

  1. Twenty-four sharpened pencils 
  2. One pencil sharpener that holds the shavings 
  3. One package of lined paper 
  4. Two containers of Lysol wipes (Any brand is fine.)
  5. Three boxes of tissues 
  6. Two bottles of hand sanitizer 
  7. One roll of paper towels

Monday, August 11, 2014

Kindergarten Supply List

James Dobson Room 101 
Kindergarten Supply List 2014-2015




Room 101 Deborah Roman


Please do not label:
1 blue folder (2 pocket)
4 ct Dry Erase Marker pack
old white sock (we use as erasers)
3 pack of glue sticks
5” blunt scissors
Crayola 8ct Jumbo crayons
box of tissues


Pick one from each line for classroom pantry:
1 pack of white printer paper OR 1 pad of construction paper
one container of Lysol wipes OR Baby wipes
one small box of gallon size baggies OR sandwich size baggies  ** with ziplock close


Please label:
old shirt for art/painting
plastic bag of extra clothing for emergencies: socks, underwear, pants, shirt
backpack labeled with child’s name

Enjoy the rest of your days before the World of Kindergarten begins! J


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ending On A High Note

June came to end with a quick blast of heat, some bitter-sweet goodbyes and lots and lots of big smiles.

Last week, our Kindergarteners participated in their Move-Up promotion ceremony as they became 1st graders, singing songs and winning lots of awards, our Kindergarteners displayed just how much they have grown over this school year.  Thanks to Mrs. D and Mrs. Roman for putting everything together. We also want to wish Mrs. D the best as she moves on to her new school, Henry!  We will definitely miss you.

www.schooltube.com/video/251eb86ac8bf4af8967cWe also said good bye and good luck to our 8th grade students.  Our Guest Speaker, Chancellor Fedullo spoke at our 8th Grade Graduation ceremony.  He reminded our students to always reach for their dreams, but to always work hard and to have a back up plan (just in case).  Each of these 8th grade students have left a profound #legacy at Dobson, and we can't wait to see and hear about all of their amazing accomplishments in High School and beyond. 
Click here, to watch some highlights from our graduation ceremony, 8th Grade Luncheon and their trip to NYC!  Thank you to the 8th graders who shared photos with us.

Finally, we want to say good bye and best wishes to some fabulous Dobson Teachers that are leaving us this year.  Mrs. D. (DiMartino), Ms. Boyle, Ms. J (Johnson), and Ms. D. (Drelick).  We will miss each of you and hope that you continue to inspire, motivate and instill a love of learning in every student you work with, because that is the legacy each of you will leave at Dobson.




 

We wish everyone in the Dobson Community a happy, healthy, relaxing, fun and SAFE summer!!  See you in September!

__________________________________

8th Grade Award Recipients

Welcome Speaker
Christopher I-D.

Valedictorian
Veronica S.

Farewell Speaker
Tiffani L.

Drama and Performing Arts Awards

The following students have successfully participated in the performing arts programs this year.

Band
Kennedy B.
Christopher I-D.
Kevin S.
Selena V.
Gabby W.

Dance Team
Sydni E.
Alexis F.
Tionne N.
Kevin S.
Gabby W.

Choir and Drama
Jasmere C.
Sydni E.
Alexis F.
Tionne N.
Jacqueline R.
Veronica S.
Zachary W.
Seth W.
Gabby W.

The Service to Music Certificate
Alexis F.

Excellence in Drama and the Performing Arts
Sydni E.
Tionne N.
Seth W.

Graphic Arts Awards

Graphic Arts Award
Christopher I-D.

Excellence in Art Award
Veronica Stone

Geek Squad Members
Brendon M.
Christopher I-D.
Hayley H.

Service in Graphic Arts Certificate
Kennedy B.
Gabby W.

Athletic Awards
*Denotes that the student has participated in 6th-8th Grade

Volleyball
*Tiffani L.
*Gabby W.
*Selena V.
*Mercedes B.
Alexis F.
Veronica S.

Soccer
*Kevin L.
*Seth W.
Johnathon S.
Jason D.
Michael C.
Carl H.

Girls Basketball
Selena V.
Alexis F.
Gabby W.

Boys Basketball
*Kevin L.
Seth W.
Jason D.
Johnathon S.
Dasean P.
Kevin S.

Softball
*Gabby W.
Jacqueline R.

Baseball
*Seth W.
*Kevin L.
Michael C.
Johnathon S.
Dasean P.
Kevin S.

2014 Certificate of Achievement Awards

Citizenship
Mercedes B.
Tiffani L.
Tahirah P.
Veronica S.
Marlyce T.

Greatest Growth in Citizenship and Conduct
Zachary W.

Outward Bound Team
Alexis F.
Johnathon S.
Kevin S.
Seth W.

2014 Honor Roll Awards

A-B Honor Roll
Mercedes B.
Kennedy B.
Sydni E.
Hayley H.
Jessica L.
Tionne N.
Jacqueline R.
Johnathon S.
Kevin S.
Gillian S.
Jihad U.
Selena V.
Seth W.
Gabby W.

A Honor Roll
Tonice A.
Christopher I-D.
Tiffani L.
Veronica S.

Reading Awards

Highest Academic Average
Veronica S.
Tiffani L.
Kyree M.

Greatest Improvement
Jason D.

Writing Awards

Recognition of Excellence
Christopher I-D.
Veronica S.
Kyree M.

Greatest Improvement
Sydni E.
Tionne N.
Jacqueline R.

Mathematics Awards

Highest Academic Average
Christopher I-D.
Veronica S.

Greatest Improvement
Jason D.
Selena V.

21st Ward Junior Baseball Awards
Kevin L.
Gabby W.

 The Dobson Class of 1997 Recognition Awards
Johnathon S.
Marlyce T.

The Unsung Hero Award
Mercedes B.

The Peer-to-Peer Award
Tiffani L.

Safety Patrol
Tonice A.
Kennedy B.
Christopher I-D.
Carl H.
Tiffani L.
Seth W.
Gabby W.

Safety of the Year Award
Seth W.

The Frank Sullivan Human Relations Award
Jacqueline R.

Principal’s Schoolmen’s Club Awards
Kyree M.
Kevin S.

Principal’s Leadership Award
Sydni E.

Extraordinary Perfect Attendance
Seth W.

The Harry C. Clark Award for Academic Excellence
Veronica S.
Christopher I-D.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kicking June Off WIth A Bang!


The bright lights of Broadway were shining bright on Tuesday, as our wonderfully talented Dobson students sang and danced their way through 100 years of Broadway History. From George M. Cohan to songs from Grease and Frozen, our students enchanted both their peers and their parents!  For those of you who were not able to see this performance in person... we hope to dazzle your ears with a recording of our afternoon performance!
Click here to watch Part 1 of our performance! Click here to watch Part 2!
Click here to watch Part 3!





Then on Wednesday, 19 of our students traveled to our School District Building to attend an end of the year ceremony for their work with the Philly Ad Club this year.  We have been fortunate enough to welcome five advertising and marketing professionals into our school once a month.  This year, our culminating project was the creation of a commercial/public service announcement that not only featured our school, but a positive message for our students and the community.  Working with Mr. Scott, Mr. Mike, Ms. Denise, Ms. Lauren and Mr. Mike, our students worked hard to write the script, determining their target audience, rehearsals, and finally filming with a professional crew form PHL17.  We can't wait to share it with you!  Click here to watch our James Dobson School Public Service Announcement. 



 This year, our 7th grade students have worked with Ms. Turner and Healthy NewsWorks to create our school newspaper the"Fit Fin".  Check out some of our 7th graders that have been featured in a Healthy NewsWorks' video for this year.  Click here to watch!

Finally, no one can rain on our Dobson Olympic Parade!!  Our students competed with grace and speed on Friday afternoon, while enjoying an absolutely beautiful afternoon outside.  Both the Red and the Blue teams showed their amazing athletic talent and good sportsmanship as they took turns leading the competition. Pictures will be posted this week! If you attended, please share your photos with us on Instagram @dobsonschool645.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Olympics Rescheduled!!!


 

Due to inclement weather today.... the Dobson Olympics will take place tomorrow, Friday, June 6th at 12:45. 


Parents, we can't wait to have you come and support our students. Don't forget to bring a chair!

Let the games begin!



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Outward Bound 2014

http://www.schooltube.com/video/10a11b7779c1424283de/

Congratulations to this year's Outward Bound team! During the week of May 19-23, eleven 7th and 8th Graders completed a 5-day backpacking, camping and rock climbing peer leadership course. Throughout the expedition, students engaged in outdoor education from sunrise until after sunset along the Appalachian Trail. Despite the rain and various other challenges, students had the experience of their lives!

Ms. McConnell is extremely proud of these individuals for their determination, willingness to overcome obstacles, and their newly attained leadership skills. This year's Outward Bound team consisted of Alexis F., Johnathon S., Kevin S., Seth W., Emma B., Emily C., Janaya F., Jenna G., Oumie S., Jacob S., and Emma S..

 Please click on the here to see a slideshow of this year's Outward Bound expedition.

Monday, May 19, 2014

1st Place Reading Olympians!



James Dobson School competed in the School District Reading Olympics Competition today.  We took  home FIRST PLACE!! Congratulations to all of our students who participated.  Our team showed excellent work ethic.  Their collaboration efforts were simply phenomenal.  We had such great support from the parents as well.  Thanks for supporting this endeavor.  I can't wait to do it again next year.

Congratulations again!
Ms. Heyward

Check out Photos from our competition on our Instagram page!

Monday, May 5, 2014


Artwork from grades K-2 will be on display at this time.  All student work is for sale and the proceeds benefit the Graphic Arts program.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dobson Celebrates Poetry Month

In celebration of Poetry Month, our students have been sharing their poetry on the morning announcements and in their classrooms.  Teachers have also been getting in on the fun, sharing their favorite poems on the announcements too!

Below is a fantastic poem, written by one of our students in room 202.  We couldn't let April end without sharing his wonderful and heartfelt work!


I Am From...
By: Daiqan R.
 
I am creative and quiet.
I wonder if I will be a cop.
I hear birds laughing at me.
I see a zombie chasing me.
I want my own bed.
I am creative and quiet.
 
I pretend to fly high in the sky.
I feel happy about getting a house.
I touch a hurting heart.
I worry about my grandmom passing.
I cry when my family hurts.
I am creative and quiet.
 
I understand that life can be good.
I say God is good.
I dream about toys in a big house.
I try to come to school.
I am creative and quiet.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

COMING THIS WEEK: April 14, 2014

COMING THIS WEEK: April 14, 2014

S.W.E.B.S. FOCUS: 

 Rule #2- I will follow directions the first time given.



Monday, April 14th and Friday, April 18th


  • School's are closed for our abbreviated Spring Break! Enjoy the sun!! 

Wednesday, April 16th:


  •    Dine to Donate for Outward Bound at Applebee’s (11:00 am to Midnight) in the Andorra Shopping Center!


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Mark Your Calendar

  • There will be an early dismissal (12:10 pm) on Tuesday, April 22 for professional development.

    There will be a Home and School Meeting on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:15 pm in the library.  The topic for our meeting is the upcoming H&S Elections.
  • BUGZ Spring Concert is on May 6th at 6:30pm in the auditorium! The date has been changed from May 7th due to an unforeseen conflict with a district wide event.
    • Tickets are now on sale.  Contact Ms. Tierney at ltierney@philasd.org for details or with any questions!


  • Broadway Beat T-Shirt and Hoodie Order forms are due to Ms. Plumley by April 23rd! Add to your Dobson Uniform supply while supporting you classmates and the Performing Arts Program!  You don't want to miss out on these awesome apparel items.