Hiram Dodd Elementary School

Hiram Dodd Elementary School


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Miss Perrett's student's Dylan & Nidal made our day easier your AWESOME ❣❣😷 Thank you 🥰😷St Luke's Hospital
Miss Perrett's 4th grade student's Dylan & Nidal made our day❣❣ Thank you for the AWESOME letters 😷💙 St Lukes
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Hi is there anyway to not get phone calls throughout the day re: parent education. I work m-f 8-5 and check my phone for emergencies only throughout the day in case daughter is sick or hurt. And am noticing an increase in calls before 3 which gets me worried only to find out it’s not an emergency!

Hiram Dodd Elementary School is one of fifteen elementary schools in the Allentown School District located in Allentown, PA.

Operating as usual

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing and fun winter break. We can’t wait to see you this morning on Zoom at 8:45 AM. Grab and Go Meals will be available for pick-up tomorrow from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. All children 18 and under will receive two days worth of meals (breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday).

Our monthly live Q&A session with the special education department returns tomorrow! RSVP here for the link & more info: https://bit.ly/2L6RTmw

Grab & Go Meal Distribution resumes Monday, January 4! Make sure to wear a mask & practice social distancing when coming to buildings or bus stops.


Allentown School District

#TBT - Last year, Superintendent Parker was joined by three very special guests to read a bedtime story to our students across the city. Relive the moment here, and have a safe & happy holiday break ASD!

A special LIVE bedtime story with Superintendent Parker, joined by special guests Principals Mayfield, Makhoul and Rosado!


Allentown elementary school keeps tradition of helping families in need going amid pandemic

We absolutely L❤️VE our Dodd community: families, teachers and staff, community partners, and most importantly our KIDS. When we all align to support our students, amazing things happen.
Thank you to our Sign Up Genius sponsors, Friends of Brookside Country Club, First Presbyterian Church, Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, The Slovak Society and Keller Williams of Allentown. Have a wonderful break and we will see you in 2021 ❤️🐾💙


wfmz.com Even through the pain there is joy in giving, joy in making sure more than 100 families in need will be able to celebrate Christmas.

It’s pajama day for everyone!! Stay comfy today on the winter solstice 🌙

We are organizing and preparing for next week’s pickup! 98 students will be getting presents to join Santa’s presents under the tree and 75 families will get a large bag of groceries. This is all thanks to our amazing community members who sponsored a Dodd student from our sign up genius earlier this month along with some long time and some new community partnerships.

In addition to holiday gifts provided by community members through the Sign Up Genius, Friends of Brookside Country Club provided over $2000 in gift cards and mounds of candy canes for the school to give out to families identified by the school who may need some extra holiday help. First Presbyterian Church knit hats for all 1st graders to ensure the holiday is warm and snuggly, The Slovak Society donated $2000 for winter holiday food bags, and Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church and Keller Williams of Allentown have supplemented food for families throughout the fall and winter holidays.

As always, the school has plenty of winter gear and jackets at door 4! As donations have come in, the school has been contacting families to come to the school to pick up bags and boxes. In total, 145 families will receive some sort of holiday cheer from the school this year. Kudos to our community. You are making a difference ❤️🐾💙

Isn’t this just the cutest?! 🎶❤️🐾💙🎶

3 more days until Winter Break!! The Dodd staff is getting ready, are you? 💙🐾❤️ Don’t forget to stay in your jammies on Monday...It’s PAJAMA DAY!!

To the tune of Frosty the Snowman ☃️ 🎶

"4th grade made snowmen, to review their number form,

they are big and tall, and round not small,

but the numbers are best of all!"

Room 122 Number Form Snowmen

Look who showed up in Kindergarten today!!! Santa is making rounds to some Dodd classrooms and some classrooms at SMMS! If he doesn’t make it to your classroom, don’t worry, Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Perkins told him that ALL Dodd Bulldogs are on the NICE LIST ♥️🐾💙@asdsmms @allentownschools

We always have so much FUN! Don’t forget! Holiday or winter themed dress up tomorrow (Friday!) and pajama day on Monday!

Juan. Grade 4. SNOWWWWWW!!!!! Share your Flex Day Recess pictures below in the comments once you finish your Lexia and Dreambox!! ☃️ ❄️


Snow Flex Day

Mr. Kleinschuster is so 🎼 🎵 BLUE without YOUUUU 🎶 Looking for something fun to do while you are warming up inside after playing in the cold snow? (BEST RECESS EVER!)Visit the specialist website for a fun scavenger hunt.  It’s in your clever portal or  https://sites.google.com/allentownsd.org/doddspecialty/home



Don’t want to play outside today after Morning Meeting, Lexia and Dreambox?! Maybe you can try with Mrs. Martinez/Mrs. Searock’s class did to celebrate the snow! “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but our work is so delightful. Since there's no place to go, LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW! We created snow people with a short biography and reviewed proper nouns.”

Due to the snow storm, ASD has officially called a Virtual Flex day for tomorrow, December 17th. This means the day will start off with a live Zoom session for morning meeting followed by Lexia and Dreambox. These two tasks will be completed on your own time and on a schedule that works for YOU ❄️💙 while still allowing time for playing in the snow ⛄️ .

Teachers have all posted plans for tomorrow and may continue to coordinate with parents to meet with individual students or a group of students for 1:1 and/or small group instruction. They will also communicate any catch up work you can complete during this flexible day. Additionally, the specialist website is featuring an optional scavenger hunt!

If you need help or assistance throughout the day, please send your child’s teacher a message through DOJO. Have a great night and be sure to spend some time playing in the snow tomorrow! Stay safe, Bulldogs 💙 🐾 ❤️

Attention Families: Thursday, December 17 will be a Virtual Flex Day for students & staff.
Virtual Flex Days count as normal days on the instructional calendar. When ASD students are participating in ASD Virtual Campus Flex Days during inclement weather, student attendance will be accounted for during the school day. School staff will communicate more information to students and families. Buildings will be closed and ASD staff will be working remotely. Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/3agCavU

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown knits hats for our first graders every year. This year is no different, but it LOOKS different (see our throwback picture!). Come visit Ms. Budwash today before 12 o’clock to check out some library books, get a knit hat, and grab a candy cane. DON’T FORGET: 5 MEALS TODAY!!! Woot!!!

Tomorrow, Wednesday 12/16/20 is a FIVE MEAL pick up day! We start at 8 am but will most likely have shortened service hours due to the snow storm 🌨 COME EARLY in the morning/day to ensure you get food for the rest of the week/weekend!

Important Update!

This has been posted on Dojo as well ❄️ 🥗 🥪

Join us for some fun Winter Holiday dress up days❄️

🍎 Don’t forget - Grab & Go meal pickup & Bus Delivery continues next week on Monday/Wednesday & Friday. Masks are required when coming to pick up meals at buildings or bus stops. Remember to practice social distancing.

More info: https://bit.ly/2Ky1y5e

Food service at Dodd is BACK! Two meals today! Food service occurs 8-3 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Extended meal hours are available at South Mountain middle school until 6 PM.

Reminder! 🚌 NEW Bus delivery continue today at the below locations! If you live in the southeast, southwest and northeast parts of the city, ASD is now delivering meals to select locations! The Southeast Route will have new times today - 10AM-11:30 AM at William Penn Building at 12:05 PM to 1:35 PM at the Morning Call Building.
A complete list of stops & times are available on our website: https://bit.ly/2Ky1y5e

TWO MEALS today! No food service tomorrow! Dodd food service will be shut down for the rest of this week. All other Allentown schools are available for pick up.

The Dodd Character Trait of the Month for December is Kindness. Check out this kindness calendar. Number 13 might be harder now, but you can smize with a mask on 😷 (smile with your eyes!)

FYI: Dodd food service remains closed today. SMMS IS OPEN!

NOTE: Dodd food service is shut down today. SMMS is open!
📣 Reminder! New meal pickup schedule starts December 1! This week, meal pickup will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday! Pickup times are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all schools. Additionally, pickup at Central, SMMS, Sheridan and Ramos is open to 5 p.m. Bus Delivery also begins Dec 2! Remember to wear a mask when you come to pickup food!
Find menus and other information here: https://bit.ly/3cN7EbV

Welcome back, Bulldogs! We hope you enjoyed the break because we sure did!! Up and at ‘em this morning! Class starts at 8:45.

In celebration of #GivingTuesday today, donations to every @DonorsChoose project are doubled today only! Join us in showing thanks to the ASD teachers going above & beyond this school year, and your gift will go twice as far: Thank you for your support of our incredible students & staff!

NEW SCHEDULE! Starting December 1, we are making some changes to our meal pickup schedule and expanding to all day pickup windows! ASD will also launch 3 food delivery bus routes on Wednesday December 2! Buses will stop at each location for approx. 1 hour on the south east, south west and north east parts of the city. Remember to wear a mask when you come to pickup food! 😷
Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Ky1y5e

This is not the year we all imagined and the holidays may look different, too. I am so THANKFUL for, and proud of, every student, teacher, and family member. During this 2020 Thanksgiving, I wish you three T’s: time with family, turkey, and toilet paper 🤣 In all seriousness, enjoy this time off...you deserve it!!
-Principal Griffin


Allentown PA Parks and Recreation

The Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation is embarking on a virtual programming series entitled “Recreation at Home” focusing on children of all ages and abilities and families. Recreation staff will share activity sheets, resources, and videos on a variety of recreational topics including physical and mental fitness, sports specific skills & drills, DIY recreation activities, literacy and much more. Check out their new YouTube channel here:



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