February 11, 2024


  • The Douglas Library is Moving and We Need Your Help!
  • 2024 Akiko Sensei Festival of Cultures
  • We're Looking for Treat Bakers/Buyers - Please Sign Up by March 4
  • March Reading Challenge Decorating Meeting
  • Get Involved & Save the Date for all our Winter & Spring Douglas Events!
  • It's the Douglas Talent Show! Calling Grades 4-6: Time to Sign Up!
  • Save the Date for the Douglas Carnival: Friday March 22nd 6:30-8PM


  • Douglas Teacher Wish List on Amazon
  • Attn: 6th Grade! Calling for photos for the Yearbook!


Dates and Times:

  • Now through Thursday February 29th: Douglas Library Move - Volunteers needed!

  • Monday February 12th: A Day to Soar to New Heights: Spirit Day. Students should wear Blue & Gold or Douglas Gear.

  • Wednesday February 14th: Deadline: Last day to sign up for the Festival of Cultures

  • Thursday February 15th: March Reading Challenge Decorating Meeting

  • Friday February 16th: Spirit Day wear Flannel/Plaid

  • Monday February 19th - Friday February 23rd: No School February break

  • Thursday February 29th: Akiko Sensei Festival of Cultures 6-7:30pm

The Douglas Library is Moving &

We Need Your Help!


We are moving our library to the third floor! Last week was spent removing Gates books from the third floor and moving them downstairs, while Douglas books arrived upstairs. This week we will focus on sorting and shelving the books. 

We need help Feb 12th-16th - anytime during the day from 9:15-3:30pm.

If you are available, please email Priscilla Mazzeo, [email protected], with a day and time that is convenient for you. If you can spare extra time when you will already be at the school, please let Priscilla know.

2024 Akiko Sensei Festival of Cultures

Save the date: February 29th, 6-7:30pm **SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE** We have 7 Countries so far! We need 3 more to run the event! Click HERE to sign up by February 14! 

Join the 7 countries signed up so far to showcase your family’s culture! We have China; Ireland; Romania; Thailand and Turkey, Italy and Ghana. There will be performances on the main stage that include: Irish step and Thai dance!


In 1998, the Festival of Cultures was founded by Akiko Sensei, our late Douglas Japanese teacher, to celebrate the Japanese program along with our cultural diversity. 

Sign up to be an "Ambassador" for your country of choice and decorate your table to reflect your family’s heritage and traditions or to share the heritage and traditions of a country important to you or your child. "Ambassadors" set up their table to bring the country's culture to life. Play traditional music, share pictures, art forms, play games, share native food, display a flag, or whatever you feel you would like to share that best represents your country of choice for others to enjoy!


If you would like to perform a dance, play a musical instrument, or sing a song that represents your chosen country on the cafeteria stage, you can sign up to do this using the above form and you don’t need to be a country “Ambassador” to sign up to perform.


Save the date and come along to experience the wonderful cultural diversity of Douglas! 

Date: Thursday, February 29th

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Douglas School Cafeteria

Questions? Reach out to Alice Ferguson [email protected]

We're Looking for Treat Bakers/Buyers -

Please Sign Up by March 4


The Douglas PTO is looking for treat bakers or buyers for the upcoming Douglas Incoming Kindergarten Night on March 12. Let's give prospective parents/caregivers the Douglas warm welcome with a nice spread. Please sign-up by Monday, March 4.

Treat drop off is anytime the morning of Sunday, March 10 by 12pm at 69 River St. Acton on the front porch. TIA for your generosity! Questions: contact Kendra Wilson.

March Reading Challenge Decorating Meeting

We are having a meeting after school on Thurs, February 15th from 3:15pm to 5:00pm in the Multipurpose room for interested 5th and 6th Grade students and younger grades with parents/caregivers who would like to help to create the lobby display for the March Reading Challenge. We will be putting together the minute tracker and crafting decorations for the hallways. Please come if you are interested! Please pick up your 5th or 6th Grader at 5pm.

Get Involved & Save the Date for all our

Winter & Spring Douglas Events

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER! Check out our mid-year volunteer opportunities and get active and help to enrich our students’ learning experiences, support our dedicated staff and help plan community events for the rest of 2023!

Save these dates for 2024 Douglas Community Fun!

  • March 22: Douglas Spring Carnival @6:30pm (Bring quarters & a book donation per child!)
  • March 27: Douglas Talent Show Grades 4-6 @9:30am
  • May 4: WooSox Game @4:00pm (tix coming soon…we will sell out again!)
  • May 1: Fun Run @9:30am
  • May 15: Douglas Talent Show Grades K-3 @9:30am
  • May 22: Douglas Art Show
  • May 29: Douglas Day
  • June 21: Douglas Friends at Canobie Lake Park

It’s the Douglas Talent Show!

Calling Grades 4-6: Time to sign up!

Deadline is March 13th

It’s time to sign up for the Grades 4th through 6th Douglas Talent Show! This is a fun show where students get to showcase their talents on stage during the all-school community meeting on March 27 from 9:30am -10:30am. In the past we’ve had singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, gymnastics, acting, magic tricks, and more! Can be a solo act or done as a group with friends. If part of a group, only one form entry is required.

Here is the sign up link: https://forms.gle/g2j4tA5CsjX7R3NM6

Here are the rules for the show:

1. Talents must be school appropriate.  

2. Performances must be safe.

3. Performances need to be limited to 2 minutes.

4. Dances must be choreographed, not improvised.

5. Singing must be live; no lip-syncs, and singers must provide their own accompaniment music without the lyrics.

6. In some cases, Mr. Broggi may be able to accompany performances on the piano or guitar. Please ask as soon as possible but no later than March 13.

7. Sign-ups for the show are due by March 13. No late entries will be accepted. (The Talent Show for grades K-3 will be held in May and a separate sign up will be provided.) 

Save the date to come watch!

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Douglas School Cafeteria

Questions? Reach out to Mary Georgilas at [email protected].

Save the Date for the Douglas Carnival:

Friday March 22nd 6:30-8pm!


Join us at the Douglas Carnival on Friday, March 22 from 6:30-8pm!

Enjoy food trucks, carnival games, musical squares and a night out with friends at Douglas Elementary. 

Please consider volunteering to make this event a success. 

Douglas Spring Carnival: Friday, 3/22 signupgenius.com

Invite with more details to follow in the upcoming weeks.

Any questions contact Jen Fratkin [email protected] or Pam Reichert [email protected].



 Douglas Teacher Wish List on Amazon

Check out our Douglas Teachers wish list here.

The teachers have been dealing with a budget freeze, not allowing them to purchase any new items with school funds. Any choices from this list would be so appreciated!

We have an Amazon Wish List that includes various items our teachers have wished for. If you would like to help make some of the wishes come true and support our teachers and students, please pick an item or two from the list to donate. The items will be shipped directly to the coordinator, who will then organize, label, and deliver them safely to the school. The list will remain active throughout the school year and we will continue to add new items as more wishes come in. 

If you are a teacher at Douglas and would like to add items to the list please email Emmy Whitney at [email protected]. We hope to make your wishes come true! Thank you!

Attn 6th Grade! Calling for photos for the Yearbook!

Attention 6th Grade Parents Deadline is March 31!

Calling all 6th Grade Parents!! It is a beloved Douglas tradition to create a 6th Grade yearbook every year! To make this yearbook every bit as memorable as their years at Douglas, we would love school-related photos from Kindergarten to 6th grade of our children, and info for the “About Me” section by March 31st.

We welcome you to share pictures that cover all of the many events held at Douglas through the years: Halloween, Walk for Peace, Ice Cream Social, Old School Day, Douglas Day, Field Trips, Class Parties, Talent Shows, Culture Day etc. We can also use photos of town sports, town events, scouting events or photos from when they were on Zoom. Please avoid photos of birthday parties, siblings or non-Douglas friends. Not all photos will be used, but we will try our best to get everyone in at least once!

Photos can be emailed to us at [email protected] or uploaded directly at this link: 2024 6th Grade Yearbook Google Drive Photos

“About Me”: Your child will get their own personal section in the book! Please help us by having them fill out this “About Me” Google Form by March 31st.

The Douglas PTO graciously covers the cost of the book for all 6th Graders so your child will receive a yearbook at no cost to you. Our many thanks to the Douglas PTO!

If you have any questions or have trouble uploading/accessing the links, you can email us at [email protected].

Thank you,

The 6th Grade Douglas Yearbook Committee


Contact PTO Co-Chairs Mary Georgilas & Tracy Walton at [email protected]

Douglas Resources: https://linktr.ee/DouglasSchool 

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