May 14, 2023


  • Dates and Times
  • The Douglas Fun Run was a great success!
  • Join us for the Douglas Art Show May 17th @6pm
  • "Anything but a backpack" Spirit Day
  • Grades K-2 Talent Show Permission Slips for Grade 3-6 Siblings
  • Grades K-2 Talent Show is May 24th @9:30am
  • Douglas Day is coming May 31st!
  • Order from WECO in June and Support the Douglas PTO
  • Douglas Friends @ Canobie Lake Park!


  • Douglas School Library Updates
  • If you are moving over the summer
  • Douglas STEAM Lab is Looking for Donations
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Updates from the Health Office
  • Boxborough Town Vote for School Committee


Dates and Times:

  • Now until May 18th: Art Show Volunteers Needed!

  • Tuesday May 16th: Voting for School Committee for Boxborough residents

  • Wednesday May 17th: Douglas Art Show @6pm
  • "Anything but a backpack" Spirit Day

  • Friday May 19th: Deadline for Permissions slips for Grade 3-6 siblings of K-2 Talent Show performers

  • Wednesday May 24th: Talent Show for Grades K-2

  • Friday May 26th: Memorial Day Celebration

  • Monday May 29th: No School Memorial Day

  • Wednesday May 31st: Douglas Day
  • General PTO Meeting @7pm via Zoom

  • Wednesday June 14th: Final All School Community Meeting

  • Thursday June 15th: 6th Grade Graduation

  • Friday June 16th: Last Day of School - Early Release

  • Friday June 23rd: Douglas Friends @ Canobie Lake Park

The Douglas Fun Run was a great success!

A big thank you to the Douglas Community for raising $19,295 during the Fun Run to support the Douglas PTO! We are so grateful for your support so we can bring experiences, events, enrichment and community to Douglas. Thank you especially to our event chairs - Sarah Cole Doddrell and Tracy Walton for running this event! Seeing the kids smile makes it all worth it! 

Finally, we are so thankful to the supportive businesses in Acton who sponsored our Douglas Fun Run t-shirts! With their generosity, we are able to provide t-shirts for all of our students!

  • The Lighter Home
  • The Silver Unicorn Bookstore
  • West Acton Villageworks
  • Heather Murphy Team Real Estate
  • Acton Coffee House
  • Jeanson Builders
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Five Star Sports Rehab & Physical Therapy

The donation link will be open until May 17th if you still want to contribute towards our goal: Fun Run Donation Page

Join us for The Douglas Art Show May 17th @ 6pm

Sign up to help prep for the Show!

The inaugural Douglas Art Show is happening this week! Families are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 17th from 6:00-7:30 pm for a celebration of the visual arts. There will be an exhibition of grades K-6 artwork on the first floor of the Boardwalk Campus. We’ll also have a scavenger hunt and a family art-making activity! We can't wait to celebrate the creativity of our artists at Douglas and hope to see you there!

If you would like to help, please use the link below to volunteer, or email directly with a time you can come in.

Click here to volunteer to support the Art SHOW

At this point, we especially need help taking down the show from 12:00-3:00 pm on 5/18. 

Thank you to everyone that has already volunteered their time to help make this happen! We look forward to seeing you all soon! Art Show Flyer

Questions? Contact Art Teacher, Lauren Donahue at

"Anything but a backpack" Spirit Day

this Wednesday May 17th

Join in this Spirit Day on May 17th by coming to school with “Anything but a Backpack”! Students may bring their belongings in something other than a backpack. For example, a briefcase, sack on a pole, shopping cart, golf bag, suitcase, picnic/laundry basket, etc. Be creative--have fun!

Grades K-2 Talent Show Permission Slips for Grade 3-6 Siblings are Due Friday, May 19th

The Talent Show for grades k-2 is scheduled on Wednesday, May 24 beginning at 9:30am. Grade k through 2 classrooms will be in attendance but the grade 3 through 6 classrooms will not. If you have a grade k-2 Talent Show performer and you wish for their grade 3-6 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 2:00pm on Friday, May 19th. Please note a separate permission slip must be completed for each K-2 sibling.

Questions? Contact Mary Georgilas at

Grades K-2 Talent Show is May 24th @ 9:30am

Join us on May 24th at 9:30am in the Cafeteria to celebrate the talented performers of Douglas in Grades K to 2! Families are welcome to come watch!

Douglas Day is coming May 31st!

Douglas Day is our Field Day on May 31st where the whole school comes to the Elm St fields to play games, activities, try dunking an adult in a dunk tank, run through a bouncy obstacle course and have popcorn! It’s a day many of our Douglas students look forward to all year but we can’t do it without volunteers to help run games and activities to make it a success!

Please consider helping (or volunteering to be dunked by your child’s class!). There are many opportunities to help: Please sign up HERE. You can sign up on your own, or grab a buddy to work with.

We thank you in advance for your time, and for helping make this year's Douglas Day a success!

Douglas Day 2023 sign up

Questions? Contact Emily Cunningham at

Order from WECO in June and support the Douglas PTO

Is your end-of-school-year schedule busy...or even chaotic? Let WECO chefs do all the hard work and freshly prepare dinners for you. 

From Sunday, June 4 - Friday, June 16, every WECO dinner you sign up for helps raise funds for the school. The menus will be released on Wednesdays, May 31 and June 7, for dinners the following week. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details and a link.

Douglas Friends @ Canobie Lake Park!

Come celebrate the beginning of summer at Canobie Lake Park with your Douglas School friends! On Friday, June 23, we will be able to take advantage of a group rate of $28 per person. Canobie Lake Park is an amusement park with plenty of rides for all ages, including a water park! The drive from Acton to Canobie Lake Park in Salem (NH) is about 45-minutes. This is a family event, NOT a drop off event. All kids must enter the park with an adult and be supervised by an adult at all times. Please place your ticket order by June 10th - No late orders will be accepted. Place your ticket order here!


  • Tickets are valid for this day only (Friday, June 23). Rain or Shine.
  • All tickets are at a discounted group rate of $28 (adults, kids & seniors). Children under 3 are free. You can only get the discount if you order in advance. Tickets at the door will be the regular price of $59. Tickets will be distributed prior to the event. In order to get tickets distributed prior to the event, the ticket order cut off is June 10th end of day. 
  • Park Hours on June 23 are 10:30am to 10pm. Come and go when you want. 
  • Food is available for purchase at the park.
  • To help plan your day, visit the website:

Confidential Financial Assistance can be requested through Lucia Sullivan, or Hilary Bonnell, No need to fill out this form - the office will notify me to purchase your tickets. 

Questions? Email Mary Georgilas at or text 978-264-2099


Douglas School Library Updates


The last day for students to check-out books will be Friday, May 26. All books are due back Friday, June 2. We welcome ANY volunteers now through the end of the year to put books in order on the shelves in preparation for inventory! You need not have volunteered before, just email me and I will direct you. 

Congratulations to Dia Prakash, sixth grade student and winner of the Massachusetts School Library Association Bookmark Contest. She will be attending the award ceremony and will receive her many prizes on May 15th!

To Volunteer in the Library email Sasha Opel Thank you!!

If you are moving over the summer

If you will be over moving over the summer, please let the Douglas Office know as soon as possible. You will need to sign a record release form so that we can send your child(ren)'s records to their new school. Please remember the Douglas School office is closed part of the summer and therefore we may not be able to send them on short notice.

Douglas STEAM Lab is Looking for Donations

Got used legos, matchbox cars, small animal figures, paper towel/TP rolls…? The Douglas STEAM Lab is looking for supplies! Send in via “backpack express” labeled “steam lab” and find more details here:

Click here to see how to donate and support the STEAM Lab!

Summer Camp Scholarships

The Doli Atamian Campership program provides scholarships to summer camp programs for children in Acton and Boxborough based on family income. The application process is simple, and each child may receive up to $300 towards a summer camp program or classes of the family's choice.

For more information about the Campership scholarship and an application form, go to or call 978-515-3227.

Updates from the Health Office

Attention Parents/Guardians of Sixth Graders: Click here to review the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization requirements for all students entering Grade 7 in the fall of 2023

Boxborough Town Vote for School Committee

TBoxborough Residents Vote for School Committee Members on this Tuesday May 16th.

Questions? Ideas?

Contact PTO Co-Chairs Kendra Wilson & Mary Georgilas at

Douglas Resources:

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