We are so proud of Mrs. Julie Ortego, our Dolby Assistant Principal, for being named the Louisiana Association of Principal's Assistant Principal of the Year. Mrs. Ortego is a 20-year veteran of Calcasieu Parish schools and an outstanding administrator. She will represent Louisiana in the National Association of Elementary School Principals' Outstanding Assistant Principal Award Program in 2016. Congratulations to Julie Ortego and the entire Dolby Elementary family.
Tuesday, Sept. 22nd from 5:30-7:00PM is our first PTO Open House of the year. Students will be able to wear WIGS during Open House since they will be discussing their Wildly Important Goals with their parents! Please note: this is NOT the time for individual conferencing with your child’s teachers. We will have our calendars available and are more than happy to schedule individual conferences at a later time so that we may discuss any issues or concerns you have regarding your child in private. Thank you for helping us to respect the privacy of our students.
**Please click on "Read Full Story" for quick access to School Supply Lists.** Dolby Elementary will have new student registration on July 30th - August 5th, from 8:00-12:00. Documents required to register are a permit from the Office of Child Welfare and Attendance, child’s birth certificate, social security card, and shot record. Assessment fees are $15 for Kindergarten - 5th grade students and $10 for PreK students. School supply lists are available online at www.cpsb.org/dolby. Kindergarten testing is required and tests will be administered July 30-31. Families can sign up to join PTO, register for Extended Daycare, order yearbooks and spirit shirts, and purchase chair backs. Contact the school office at 217-4730 for information.
Dolby Elementary is the first Lighthouse School in Lake Charles, and in Calcasieu Parish! The Leader in Me Lighthouse School title is awarded by Franklin Covey to honor the attainment of a well-rounded leadership model. Lighthouse Schools serve as models of leadership and mentors to other schools. It is sort of like getting your black belt. Throughout our journey into the Leader In Me process, Lighthouse Status has been our End in Mind. We are so proud of our students, faculty, and parents for the hard work and dedication they have shown in achieving this goal. We are creating LEADERS every day! Our journey doesn't end here! There are only 139 Lighthouse Schools in the world. Now that we are one, we will continue to grow through the Leader In Me program and shine as a model LIM School. For more information, check out the Leader in Me website at: http://www.theleaderinme.org/
Desmond is a well-rounded student who not only maintains excellent grades, but is also well-loved by his peers. He is responsible and uses the 7 Habits in his daily life as well as at school in order to achieve his goals. Congratulations Desmond! We are so proud of you!
Congratulations to these students for qualifying as Student of the Year nominees! We are so proud of them! Bryson H., Seth S., James S., Adam R., Kennedy M., Madie C., Brit G., Derrick W., Kaeleb R., Bryanna W., Jenny V., Abby S,, Malayah D., Declan H., Andrew S., Khalil J., Shannon J., Amy-Joy J., & Desmond G.
Mrs. Palombo has been teaching for 7 years and has been at Dolby for 3 years. She currently teaches 3rd grade. She is passionate about teaching, children, and life. She is always positive, and she is loved and respected not only by her students and parents, but also by her coworkers and everyone who comes in contact with her. We are so blessed to have her at Dolby!
Introducing the 2014-1015 Student Lighthouse Team! 5th Grade: President Ayanna J., Vice President Katelyn B., Reporter Cydney L., Secretary Abby S., Class Reps Desmond G. & Jenny V. / 4th Grade Class Reps: Elly H., Emery W., Noah B., Libby P., & Gracee M. / 3rd Grade Class Reps: Zane Z., Madelyn N., & Halle O.
Planting gardens improves kids’ attitudes toward fruits and vegetables Dolby Elementary of Lake Charles, La., is planting an American Heart Association Teaching Garden sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, as part of an education initiative to help build healthy bodies and minds.
A Leader in Me School.... Today's changing world has a whole new set of rules. The Leader in Me gives children the tools to develop essential life skills and characteristics they will need for success in the 21st century. The Leader in Me process also helps to create a common language within a school, built on proven principle-based leadership skills found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Habit 1: Be Proactive® • You're in Charge Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® • Have a Plan Habit 3: Put First Things First® • Work First, Then Play Habit 4: Think Win-Win® • Everyone Can Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® • Listen Before You Talk Habit 6: Synergize® • Together Is Better Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw® • Balance Feels Best