March 12, 2023


  • Dates and Times
  • The March Reading Challenge: The SUPER Power of Reading!
  • Grades 3-6 Talent Show! Sign Up by March 15th!
  • Grade 3-6 Talent Show Permission Slips for Grade K-2 Siblings are Due Friday March 24th
  • Support the Douglas PTO on "West Acton Wednesday"
  • RSVP and Volunteers Needed for the Douglas Spring Carnival on March 24
  • April 29th @4:05pm - Douglas WooSox Game!
  • Join the Douglas PTO Board for the 2023-2024 school year!


  • MCAS Dates for 2023
  • Save these Dates for Spring Fun!
  • The Douglas Post Office is BACK!
  • Douglas Teacher Wish List on Amazon


Dates and Times:

  • Sunday March 12th: Daylight Savings Time Begins--turn clocks ahead one hour

  • Wednesday March 15th: Last chance to sign up for the Grades 3-6 Talent show
  • West Acton Wednesday

  • Friday March 24th: Douglas Spring Carnival (6:30-8:30pm)

  • Wednesday March 29th: Grades 3-6 Talent Show @ 9:30am

  • Monday/Tuesday, April 3rd & 4th: MCAS ELA testing Grades 3-6

  • Friday April 7th: No School Good Friday

  • Monday April 17th to Friday April 21st: No School Spring Recess

  • Saturday April 29th: Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Watch the WooSox Alongside your Douglas Friends!

The March Reading Challenge:

The SUPER Power of Reading!

Use this form to record your child(ren)'s reading minutes for March 1st through March 12th. The online form is due by 9am, Monday, March 13, and all paper logs are also due Monday morning. Happy Reading!

Our Douglas students are competing to be a SUPER Reader with their photo in a Super Hero cutout displayed in the lobby! The school’s total minutes will be counted to reach our school wide goal! Our goal is to use minutes read to give Doug the Eagle the power to save the principals from the evil villain (Sasha Opel) and get them the books they need to succeed!

Read Across America! Room Parents are looking for community volunteers (parent/caregiver/sibling, extended family, friend, etc.) to visit their student’s classroom and read a book to the class related to our theme The SUPER Power of Reading! People could read books about super people, super heroes, super structures, anything! Contact your room parent to sign up - volunteers must have a CORI on file with the school office. Volunteering at Douglas_CORI Process

Grades 3-6 Talent Show! Sign up by March 15th!


Here is the sign up link:

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 well in advance.

7. Sign-ups for the show are due by March 15. No late entries will be accepted. 

Save the date to come watch!

Date: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Douglas School Cafeteria

Questions? Reach out to Mary Georgilas at

Grade 3-6 Talent Show Permission Slips for

Grade K-2 Siblings are Due Friday March 24th

The Talent Show for grades 3-6 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 beginning at 9:30am. Grade 3 through 6 classrooms will be in attendance but the grade K through 2 classrooms will not. If you have a grade 3-6 Talent Show performer and you wish for their K-2 sibling to attend, we will need you to provide permission for them to be taken out of class as they will be missing lessons. Please complete the attached permission slip (Sibling Permission Slip) and return to the school office no later than Friday, March 24th. Please note a separate permission slip must be completed for each K-2 sibling.

Support the Douglas PTO on "West Acton Wednesday"

This Wednesday, March 15th, support the Douglas PTO on “West Acton Wednesday” by visiting Acton New London Style Pizza (all day), West Side Creamery (all day) and Silver Unicorn Bookstore (3-6pm).

Stop by, say hi, and support local small businesses. Mention "DOUGLAS" and a portion of sales will go right back to our school. The Silver Unicorn Bookstore will have special guest readers from Douglas School from 3:45-4:30 pm. Students who get read to can use those minutes for the March Reading Challenge!

RSVP and Volunteers Needed for the

Douglas Spring Carnival on March 24 @6:30-8:30pm

The Douglas Spring Carnival, previously known as the Ice Cream Social, will be on Friday, March 24 from 6:30-8:30pm. We will have various food trucks in the bus loop for purchase. The cafeteria will be open with space for eating.

Musical Squares is on! If you want to participate, you must bring a sweet treat (store-bought baked good) and lots of quarters too! To play Musical Squares, follow these simple steps:

1) Drop off your store-bought sweet treat to the treat table

2) Pay your quarter to play each round

3) Stand on a square with a number

4) When the music starts, move in a circle to the next squares

5) When the music stops, a number will be called

6) If you are standing on the number called - you win!

7) Winners can pick up their prize at the treat table

We will also have some quiet activities and a chance to win small prizes with carnival games and bingo. 

We still need lots of volunteers (parents, family members, older siblings) to take a shift and run games and activities. SIGN UP TODAY:

Please RSVP by March 20: 

Questions? Reach out to Claire @ or

Jen @

April 29th @4:05pm - Douglas WooSox Game!


More tickets were added this week but after these sell, that’s it for the Douglas sections - Click here to get yours! 

Get outside at Polar Park for a community building event on Saturday, April 29th @4:05pm to watch the WooSox take on the Scranton WB RailRiders.

For $25, you get a First Base Field Box ticket near the WooSox dugout, $2 of ballpark credit that can be used on concessions or merchandise and sit with your Douglas Community. The Douglas School will also be featured on the video board during the game. Stay postgame for the Sunset Catch on the Field where all are welcome onto the field after the game to play catch - don’t forget your gloves!

Note: To redeem your $2 of ballpark credit you may scan the barcode of your ticket when checking out at concessions or in the team store. This will apply the $2 of credit!

Questions? Email Kendra Wilson

Join the Douglas PTO Board

for the 2023-2024 school year!

We have several PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Board openings for next school year. Support our students, teachers and staff by getting active and volunteering as a PTO Board Member to make our Douglas School thrive. 

Open roles include: 

Treasurer, Inclusion Coordinator, Community Building Coordinator and PTO Website Webmaster (remote opportunity).

CLICK HERE to sign up, ask a question, or learn more.

Douglas PTO Purpose: Enhance the educational experience for students and families by providing programs and funds to support the entire Douglas community.


MCAS Dates for 2023

Dates for MCAS testing have been published. These dates are for grade 3 through 6 students and are subject to change. Please mark your calendars.

  • English Language Arts: Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4
  • Math: Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2
  • STE (Grade 5 Only): Monday, May 8 & Tuesday, May 9

Save these Dates for Spring Fun!

  • May 3: Fun Run @9:30am
  • May 17: Inaugural Douglas Art Show @6pm
  • May 24: Douglas Talent Show Grades K-2 @9:30am
  • May 31: Douglas Day @9:30am

The Douglas Post Office is BACK!

We’re excited to bring back the beloved Douglas Post Office with the 6th graders running it :) Mail can be sent both within the school and through USPS! If you (or your kids) want to send mail within the school, there is a mailbox up on the third floor of the school that you (or they) can drop mail in. It's the big blue mailbox from the old building and it's at the top of the main staircase by the elevators. Just make sure it has the name of the person who should receive the mail (student or teacher) and also the room number.

If you (or friends, grandparents, etc.) want to send mail through USPS, just include the student's name and room number (or teacher name) and the Douglas mailing address:

Douglas School

Attn: - Room <click here for room#’s>

73 Spruce Street

Acton, MA 01720

Douglas Teacher Wish List on Amazon


Check out our Wish Upon a Star wish list here. Looking for ways to support our teachers this year? We 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. For questions, please contact Emmy Whitney at or 617-633-1862. Thank you!

Questions? Ideas?

Contact PTO Co-Chairs Kendra Wilson & Mary Georgilas at

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