We have so many wonderful things going on inside the walls of James Dobson School. This blog will be a link between administrators, teachers, and parents to pass along information about programs, make announcements, and showcase the accomplishments of our awesome Dobson students!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Congratulations to seventh graders, Emma S. and Emma B.
who came in 2nd place at the Tech Fair yesterday! Your hard work has
really paid off. The Graphic Design category was very competitive this
year. Despite the fact that we were edged out for the win by Penn
Alexander, we are proud to say that we have made major strides since
last year's honorable mention! Can't wait to see what they come up with for next year!
SDP Tech Fair 2nd Place Winners:
Check out their 2nd Place winning project below!
Graphic Design is the process and art of combining text and graphics
to communicate an effective message through the design of logos,
graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of
visual communication. Put your imagination and design skills to the
test to establish your own restaurant complete with its own brand!
Your challenge is to create a fictitious restaurant and develop its
unique identity through graphic design. Projects submitted in the
Graphic Design category require the following:
Restaurant Logo: The logo will be the main identifying
factor for your restaurant and will affect how the rest of your
marketing materials will look and feel. It should be something that
represents your restaurant concept and can be adapted to multiple types
of media. To clearly distinguish your logo, it should be displayed
separately on a stand-alone print copy.
Restaurant Menu: A restaurant menu design is a
reflection of the restaurant itself. Restaurant menu descriptions,
layouts and colors, and font choice whether formal, casual or playful,
should match your restaurant concept, location or theme. Menu items
should be realistic and templates should not be used.
Other Marketing Materials: Your project must also
include at least one other branded item that would be used in your
restaurant such as business cards, letterhead, coupons, promotional
displays, signs, aprons, etc.
Dressin' Up Menu
Dressin' Up Business Card
the project’s objectives, vision and/or overall purpose.Why did you choose your topic? What kind of
effect do you want to have on your audience?
restaurant, Dressin’ Up, is aimed to not only be a salad bar, but to include
greens and veggies and so forth. We choose this topic for a few reasons. Our
first reason was because it is kind of rare to hear of a restaurant that
features fashion related food items, let alone a salad bar. It is our hope that
this trendy theme would draw the attention of younger kids and teenagers as
well as to encourage healthy eating.We,
ourselves, have never said “Mommy I want to go to the salad bar down the
street!” But now, with our restaurant, we hope to change this type of thinking
and continue to encourage our generation and the next not all take-out or
fast-food type of meals need to be un-healthy in order to be good.
Salad is healthy, pizza is not.
Salad is nutritious, cheese steaks are not. See? We aim to bring a new spark of
life to the human eye. For our audience, we want to encourage them to eat
healthy but also have fun doing it.
Why did we choose this topic?
Because one day, we learned in health that more and more each day, more
citizens are becoming obese. Each day people are eating pizza, doughnuts,
potato chips, etc. but with this unique idea of a salad bar and beyond, how can
people still get unhealthily fat? We see our restaurant as a new era of eating
happy and healthy.
Rule #1- I will follow school procedures at all times.
Friday, April 11th
Fun Friday: 30 Tickets to attend, 10 additional tickets to dress down.
What is National Poetry Month? National Poetry Month is a
month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of
American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals
and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex
poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic
range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability
of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating
poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is
practiced and appreciated.
Who started it? The Academy of American Poets
has led this initiative from its inception in 1996 and along the way has
enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational
leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets, and arts organizations to help.
When is National Poetry Month? April. Every year since 1996.
Why was April chosen for National Poetry Month?
In coordination with poets, booksellers, librarians, and teachers, the
Academy chose a month when poetry could be celebrated with the highest
level of participation. Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black
History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March), and on the
advice of teachers and librarians, April seemed the best time within the
year to turn attention toward the art of poetry—in an ultimate effort
to encourage poetry readership year-round.
What are the goals of National Poetry Month? The goals of National Poetry Month are to:
Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry
Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways
Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum
Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books
Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry