Hiram Dodd Elementary School is one of fifteen elementary schools in the Allentown School District located in Allentown, PA.
Operating as usual
It may have snowed (again) but materials for all students K-5 and food (FIVE MEALS!!) will be ready for pickup at door 4 starting at 10 am today.
Parent-teacher conferences will proceed as normally scheduled this morning starting at 8 am.
Semester B Materials are ready for ALL GRADES K-5!! Come see us at Door 4 7:30-4 pm tomorrow (Thursday 2/11/21). It is also a FIVE MEAL DAY!! Woohoo!!! (Food service is 8-3:00).
These materials and supplies are necessary for your child to complete the second semester work successfully. If you have issues with transportation to the school to get materials, please contact your child’s teacher so we can determine arrangements.
Materials pick-up for grades 2, 4 and 5 is available starting Tuesday 2/9/21. Dates for K, 1, and 3 coming soon!
A HUGE thank you to your amazing facilities staff for working through the weekend to clear ASD's buildings. Because of their hard work, Grab & Go Meal pickup will resume Monday at ALL SCHOOLS and bus stops! Get to your nearest school (safely!) to pick up a healthy breakfast & lunch tomorrow between 8 AM - 3 PM (or 5 PM) at select schools. 🍎
More info & bus delivery times: https://bit.ly/3cN7EbV
Allentown School District expands STEM partnership with Da Vinci Science Center - thanks WFMZ for sharing the news! https://bit.ly/3olsN1a
wfmz.com The STEM partnership between the district and the Da Vinci Science Center will now include PPL Electric Utilities and the Smithsonian Science Education Center.
January Assemblies are posted (google drive links)! Head on over to our Class Dojo school feed. Have fun watching and don't laugh too much at Mrs. Perkins getting snow dumped ❄️
(Parents, you need to log in as your student to view them as they are protected [email protected])
💻 Friday, February 5 will be a regular remote instruction day for students & staff.
🍏 Grab & Go Meal Pickup will resume on Friday, but only between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM. Meals will be served at all regular school sites EXCEPT Washington, Harrison Morton and Sheridan. All other buildings will be open.
🚌 There will be no bus delivery service on Friday.
😷 Please remember to wear a mask & practice social distancing when picking up meals.
Virtual instruction continues as normal on Friday 2/5/21. The building will be open 8-3:30 for academic, office, or technology support. Be careful driving or walking!
Food Service: Grab and Go Meals will be served from 10-3. See you at Door 4!
[02/04/21] 💻 Thursday, February 4 will be a regular remote instruction day for students & staff. Buildings will be closed and ASD staff will be working remotely. Thank you to our amazing facilities staff who has worked so hard over the last few days to clear snow from our buildings!
Some more Dodd Snow Bunnies, I mean Bulldogs, from yesterday! If you meet with your teacher for today’s expectations and complete Dreambox and Lexia minutes/units....then there will be plenty of time to play today, too! Have a productive and fun flex day 💙🐾❤️
“School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.”
Thank you to Mrs. Wight and Mrs. Larson for everything you continue to do for the Dodd Community. You are the best and we are all so lucky to have you!
Attention Dodd Families: Wednesday 2/3 will be a Virtual Flex Day for students & staff.
Virtual Flex Days are FLEXIBLE instructional days for students and staff. Student attendance will be taken during morning meeting. Lexia and Dreambox minutes are required in addition to what your child’s teacher may assign.
Some teachers may hold small group instruction and/or send messages for missing work that your child can make up.
Specialists will have activities posted that students can complete.
All teachers will be available by email or dojo 8-3:30.
Your child’s teacher will communicate more information to students at morning meeting and to parents over Dojo tomorrow morning.
Buildings will be closed and all ASD staff will be working remotely. No Grab & Go Meals will be served.
Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/3agCavU
Happy Groundhog’s Day! Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction after he saw his shadow: 6 more weeks of winter! Check out these Bulldogs enjoying snow day 2!
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: February 2, 2021
All schools will be closed Tuesday, February 2. No remote learning. All activities are cancelled. The Administration Building & offices will open virtually at 10 AM.
Todas las escuelas estarán cerradas el martes 2 de febrero. No habrá aprendizaje en línea. Todas las actividades están canceladas. El edificio de administración y las oficinas se abrirán virtualmente a las 10 de la mañana.
No school Tuesday, February 2nd! Offices will be open (virtually only!) starting at 10 am should you need anything. All buildings will be closed for snow clean up ❄️ Stay safe and have fun, Bulldogs!
❄️WINTER WEATHER UPDATE❄️
All schools and the administration building will be closed Monday, February 1. No remote learning. All activities are cancelled. No Grab & Go meals will be served.
Todas las escuelas y el edificio de administración estarán cerradas lunes 1 de febrero. No habrá aprendizaje en línea. Todas las actividades están canceladas. No se servirá las comidas ‘Grab y Go’.
NO SCHOOL Monday, February 1st. We will start a snow day thread on dojo to spread some snowy cheer or feel free to post below ❤️❄️🐾💙 Enjoy the day off, Bulldogs!!!
February after school tutoring and academic programming at Dodd is now open for sign-ups! Parents and families, please check class dojo for the link and contact your child’s teacher for specific recommended sessions. Space is limited! (Priority will go to students who are recommended by his/her classroom teacher)
Allentown School District & Da Vinci Science center partner to bring STEM to life! The unique collaboration will provide all ASD fourth & fifth grade students & their teachers with books and hands-on science education materials to complement their virtual classrooms:
allentownsd.ss14.sharpschool.com About Da Vinci Science Center The Da Vinci Science Center is a national award-winning science center that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. Da Vinci Science Center experiences make science fun and approachable, helping to connect people of all ages and backgrounds with the...
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✍️ Fill out this survey for every child in your home using their unique 6-digit student ID.
👩🏫 The results of this survey will inform ASD of the preferred learning model, remote or in-person for Q4.
💻 If this form is not filled out, your child may remain a full-time virtual student for the remainder of the year.
➡️ The survey is also available in Spanish on the ASD & school websites. ⠀https://bit.ly/2XKPilq
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WINTER WEATHER UPDATE:Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 will be a regular remote learning day.
In addition, please note the following:
🏤 Offices will open at 10:00am.
📝 PSAT is canceled & WIDA testing is postponed.
🚌 All transportation is canceled.
REMINDER: No school Monday 1/25 - staff professional development day. Grab & Go Meal pickup will resume Wednesday 1/27.
😷 You must wear a mask & practice social distancing when coming to pick up meals at schools or bus stops!
🚌 The Southside bus will stop at Alton Park on Wednesday and Steven's Park on Friday.
More info: https://bit.ly/2QPtrWg
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Parents, we need you to fill out this survey for every child in your home using their unique 6-digit student ID. The results of this survey will inform ASD of the preferred learning model, remote or in-person beyond the end of the third quarter for each child. If this form is not filled out, your child may remain a full-time virtual student for the remainder of the year. The survey is also available in Spanish on the ASD & school websites. ⠀https://bit.ly/2XKPilq
FAMILY REMINDER - Q4 PLANNING SURVEY DEADLINE FRIDAY!
Please fill out this form for every child using their 6-digit student ID. The results of this survey will inform ASD of the preferred learning model, remote or in-person beyond the end of the third quarter for each child. ASD will continue to offer a full-time virtual model for all families who wish to continue with Virtual Campus. If this form is not filled out, your child may remain a full-time virtual student for the remainder of the year. The survey is also available in Spanish on the ASD & school websites.
Parent Support Session TODAY from 4:30-5:30 with Spanish interpretation. There will be access to a classroom teacher for support in programming, and time to speak directly with Principal Griffin to receive support, advice, and solutions!
Click here to attend 4:30-5:30
Meeting ID: 779 931 9340
This year, for the first time ever a special live broadcast will be made for students and families called "Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans." While there may be discussion about Inauguration Day in your child's classroom and learning about our new President, as educators, we focus on teaching facts about the democratic process and do not share or discuss political views with students.
ASD families - the Q4 Planning Survey is available in English & Spanish on the ASD website. Click here to fill out today for every child in your household!
We are excited to offer extended day learning and activities for our students and families. Read below and see attached for more information on our current offerings. Check your email and dojo for more information or sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aafa62cabfb6-dodd1
There will be parent sessions with administration and teachers to support YOU with whatever you need: parent portal, zoom functions, understanding academic platforms, how to get counseling services for your child, or how to help your child learn a specific skill or strategy. You do NOT need to sign up to attend. These will be open sessions and there will be an interpreter.
In addition to after school tutoring and parent support sessions, Dodd is once again offering the time and space for students to participate in Good News Club. Please see the message below from Linda Hammer and Teresa Pickar, Good News Club teachers.
"Zoom Club sessions on Wednesdays from 4:01pm to 4:40 pm for 5 weeks starting January 13 through February 10th. Linda and Teresa will teach a Bible lesson, sing songs, learn a memory verse, and play a memory verse game. If this is something your child would be interested in, please let me know by responding to this email or text me at phone below [email protected] or 610-223-8995. Please provide your email address and child's name. It would be such a pleasure to see your children virtually again!"
Keep your eyes out for our February Calendar of events, coming soon!
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose words and actions continue to inspire our next generation of leaders.
In honor of MLKJR Day, buildings will not serve meals on Monday 1/18. Meal pickup and bus service resumes Wednesday 1/20. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when coming to pickup meals!
Families - yesterday ASD announced an extension of remote learning through the end of Q3. As ASD finalizes plans beyond Q3, we are asking families to complete our Q4 planning survey. Deadline 1/22! https://bit.ly/2XKPilq
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Grab & Go Meal Pick Up Reminder & Schedule Change!
🍎 Friday 1/15 will be a 5 day meal bag! No meals will be served Monday 1/18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
🚌 There will be NO bus delivery at Alton Park. The Southside bus will instead stop at Steven's Park on Friday from 12:30 - 2:00 PM.
😷 You must wear a mask and practice social distancing when coming to pick up meals at schools or bus stops!
Start 2021 off by signing up for text alerts from ASD! How can you sign up? Make sure your school has a current cell number on file in Sapphire. Then text “Y” to 67587 from any wireless device on which you’d like to receive text updates!
ASD will begin to administer in-person WIDA assessments to students on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The district is required by the federal government to administer these tests in person. If your child needs to be tested, the ESOL Department will contact you to schedule a date/time. Please note all CDC & Department of Health Guidelines will be followed when students are on campus. For more detailed information click here: https://bit.ly/2LBcwrg
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