Kindergarten Information Night via Zoom this Tuesday
Log in to A-B's Kindergarten Information night at 7pm this Tuesday January 18th where the District will provide an overview of the Kindergarten experience, the open enrollment process for our elementary schools, and review the different steps that are part of the registration process. This event will be recorded and will be posted on this website shortly after it takes place. Kindergarten Information Night Zoom Link
March Reading Challenge Meeting this Thursday at 9am
The March Reading Challenge committee has chosen a SECRET theme for this year’s challenge and it’s great!
Our next meeting is this Thursday, January 20th, 9-10am on Zoom:
Douglas Summer Camp Online Auction Starts January 23rd: Register to BID!
Sunday, January 23rd marks the beginning of the Douglas Online Summer Camp Auction Week! What does that mean? It means we'll be having an online auction that will allow you to bid on incredible summer camps and proceeds will help fund spring events for our community. Click the Link to view the catalog before bidding opens and register early to bid on these awesome local, day camps! Bidding opens on Sunday, January 23rd and continues through Saturday, January 29th.
These are a few of the camps that have donated to our auction:
- Camp Nashoba
- Marcus Lewis Day Camp
- Gymnastics Academy of Boston
- MetroRock Littleton
- AB Community Ed
- Camp Thoreau
Questions? Send us a note at email@example.com
Let’s showcase our community at the Festival of Cultures
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the annual festival of cultures celebration in the spring! The options are endless on how to showcase the many cultures and their traditions! Historically, the event included “Ambassadors” for different countries, performances of different cultural art forms and sometimes food tasting to reflect tastes of the countries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to volunteer! These events cannot happen without your support.
PTO General Meeting--Wednesday, January 26th
Save the date! Mark your calendars now for the next PTO meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, January 26th @ 7pm. Join us to hear what's new and upcoming at Douglas.
Do you have a student preK-3rd grade? Have you downloaded “Abound?” We will have special guest Founder and CEO Joan Kelley presenting at our January General PTO Meeting. Please join us on zoom! Link will be available soon.
- "Joan Kelley will present a session for parents and caregivers that explains the key role families play in a child’s reading development. She will also describe how and why her team designed the Abound app, which has been provided by ABRSD to each family, preK-gr3, to make this role easier for busy parents and caregivers.
Notes Regarding Physical Education
Boot season is here and we need to remember to pack our sneakers for Physical Education classes.
Please refer to the following link with reminders and a class schedule from Mrs. Ammendolia, our Physical Education teacher. Thanks!
MCAS Dates for 2022
Dates for MCAS testing have been published. These dates are for grade 3 through 6 students and are subject to change.
Monday, April 4 & Tuesday, April 5
Makeups on Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8
Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3
Makeups on Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6
STE (grade 5 only)
Monday, May 9 & Tuesday, May 10
Makeups on Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13
Calling 6th Grade Families!
The yearbook committee needs your help to commemorate this time in their lives and remember all their friends as they head off to RJ Grey.
It's traditional at Douglas to do a 6th Grade yearbook! The PTO graciously covers the cost of the book for all 6th Graders. We are working with Coffee Pond to get the group photos and school photos of everyone but need your help to get school related candid photos from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and info so your child can have an "About Me" section.
ACTION ITEM: Please access our Google Drive to find individual folders of each grade and upload your memories with friends into their respective folders. We'd like to keep it as close to school related activities as possible, so no birthday parties. Photos at school are best but we can also use town sports, town events, scouting events, Douglas Day events or even photos from when we were on Zoom. Not all photos will be used but we will try our best to get everyone in at least once! To upload photos please click the link below:
Please use this folder to upload only and note that some parents do not want their child's photo shared online. Please add photos by March 31st.
ACTION ITEM: Here's the fun part! Your child will get their own personal section in the book! Please help us by emailing the following information to email@example.com:
1. Child's Name
2. A Casual Headshot - Can be what they want to show their personality!
2. A Baby Photo
3. Please have them respond to the following questions:
Favorite memory of elementary school:
Let us know if you have any questions or have trouble uploading/accessing the link. We are happy to help walk you though it or can work around an alternative way to receive photos.
The 6th Grade Douglas Yearbook Committee
Your Everyday Shopping Can Help Douglas!
Sign up for Amazon Smile and designate CT Douglas School PTO as your charity. Invite family and friends to do the same! When you use smile.amazon.com for all your Amazon orders Douglas automatically earns a percentage of all qualifying sales.
- Make sure your Amazon App is set to include your phone purchases in your Smile donations! Open the App and find 'Settings' in the main menu (☰). Tap on 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
Sign up for the Staples Classroom Rewards Program
Download the app on a mobile device at app.staplesconnect.com OR
Sign up via the website at staples.com/classroom rewards
Sign up by Jan. 29th and $10 rewards will automatically be added to your account. Staples purchases earn 5% in rewards.
Rewards can then be “given” to teachers to spend at Staples
We Appreciate Your Efforts to Help Support Douglas!
The Eagle Rewards Team
Douglas Amazon Wish List
Douglas parents have put together an updated 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. There are wishes small and large, and you can also purchase gift cards in any amount that will be put toward purchasing additional items. For questions, please contact Emmy Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-633-1862. Thank you!