Friday, November 9, 2018

November 9th, 2018

We just finished up another fun week at the elementary school.  Conferences will take place next Thursday from 5:00-7:30 and on Friday from 12:30-3:00.  These are a great opportunity for our teachers to collaborate with our families.  If you haven't already signed up for a time, please contact the classroom teacher.  We hope to have a great turnout. 

Next week we have our Book Fair in the library.  This is not only a chance to pick up some great books at a cheap price, but it is also a wonderful fundraiser for our library.  We hope everyone takes the time to do a little shopping this week!  A huge thank you to Mrs. Hasemann for all of her hard work getting it ready. 

We also have a group of 5th graders that organized a food drive for us.  We have had an amazing response already but have another week to send in donations.  I am so excited that this was led by our students from contacting the food pantry to writing the note to send home.  We have amazing students here in Douglas!  Donations are due on November 16th and the class with the most donations will earn an extra recess. 

Finally, Veteran's Day is such a special day.  Our students all had the opportunity to recognize a veteran for our Wall of Honor.  We had so many participate that they wouldn't all fit in the space we had.  Thank you to everyone who helped recognize those that have served our country! 


Have a wonderful holiday weekend.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Upcoming Events:
11/12 Veteran's Day (Observed)...No School!
11/13-11/16 Book Fair
11/13 PTO Meeting in the Library at 7:00
11/15 Half Day...Dismissal at 11:45, Conferences from 5:00-7:30
11/16 Half Day...Dismissal at 11:45, Conferences from 12:30-3:00
11/21 Half Day...Dismissal at 11:45
11/22-11/23 Thanksgiving Break...No School!

Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

We are finishing up another great week at Douglas Elementary!  I wanted to say thank you to our wonderful PTO.  Last Friday they put on a great community event with our Trunk or Treat and then on Wednesday they provided a delicious lunch for our staff.  The they also worked to purchase a new laminator for our teachers to use.  I am blown away by the support that our community shows our school! 

For Veteran's Day, we are creating a Wall of Honor.  A note should be coming home today and we would encourage everyone to participate by honoring a veteran.  If you need extra copies, we have more in the office.  We also had some 5th grade students organize a food drive.  Please send in non-perishable items over the next two weeks as a way for our school to give back to the community. 

From time to time students miss school because of a vacation and parents request the work ahead of time.  Unfortunately, when school is missed, simply completing the work does not replace the learning that would have happened during the day.  We ask that as much as possible, vacations be scheduled during regular school breaks.  Also, due to the flexible nature of school, we will not be able to provide a packet prior to a student leaving on a vacation.  Any work that will need to be made up will be sent home when the student returns to school. 

Upcoming Events:
11/4 Daylight Savings Ends...Set clocks back 1 hour
11/7 School Committee Meeting at 7:00 at the High School
11/12 Veteran's Day (Observed)...No School!
11/13-11/16 Book Fair
11/13 PTO Meeting in the Library at 7:00
11/15 Half Day...Dismissal at 11:45, Conferences from 5:00-7:30
11/16 Half Day...Dismissal at 11:45, Conferences from 12:30-3:00

As always, please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.  Below are some pictures of all the fun happenings this past week. 
-Mr. Bell

 

 



 


Friday, October 26, 2018

October 26th, 2018

The fall weather this past week was beautiful and the students have really enjoyed being outside at recess.  I went on a walk on the trails around our school with Mrs. Chauvin's class and Mr. Smith during their PE time and was blown away but the fall colors.  Douglas is lucky to have such beautiful school grounds!  Make sure to come out to Trunk or Treat tonight.  I hope to see you all there!

 



Upcoming Events:
10/26 - PTO Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8:00
10/28 - NEW DATE DUE TO WEATHER - Halloween Happenings at Douglas Orchard from 1:00-6:30 (See Flyer Below)
10/31 Halloween
11/4 Daylight Savings Ends...Set clocks back 1 hour
11/7 School Committee Meeting at 7:00 at the High School

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19th, 2018

We are about two months into the school year and so far it has been a whole lot of fun.  I have truly enjoyed getting to know our school community.  We have amazing students and supportive families.  Douglas is a great place to be!  

Next Friday, October 26th, PTO will having our annual Trunk or Treat night from 6:30-8:00 in the parking lot.  I can't wait to come out with my family for a night of fun.  We hope to see you all there!  We're still in need of more treats so send some in if you haven't already.  

I hope that each child is having a great year.  If you ever have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call, email, or stop by the school.  

Upcoming Events:
10/25 - Picture Retakes
10/26 - School Store during Lunch
10/26 - Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8:00 in the parking lot
10/31 - Halloween
11/7 - School Committee Meeting at 7:00 at the High School
11/13 - PTO Meeting at 7:00 at the Elementary School

Friday, September 14, 2018

September 14th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our open house this past Tuesday.  I was wonderful seeing our families at school.  I hope that you were able to visit with our staff and gain some insight into what your children are doing each day.

I wanted to share a few reminders about our start and end times for the school day.  In the mornings, school starts at 8:15 and any students not in their rooms by 8:20 are counted tardy.  We open the doors at 8:10.  Please do not drop your students off before 8:10 since we do not have supervision available.  Also, please do not have your child exit your vehicle prior to the building opening unless you are getting out and waiting with them.  The school day ends at 2:45.  Thank you for your help in making sure that everyone is safe during arrival and dismissal. 

This upcoming Friday, September 21st is our PTO Ice Cream Social from 6:00-8:00.  Come for a fun family evening!  Please see the flyer below for more information.

The year is off to a great start!  Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.
-Mr. Bell


Friday, September 7, 2018

It has been a hot start to the year but it looks like the weather will finally be cooling down.  We want to make sure everyone knows about our Open House at the Elementary School.  It is this upcoming Tuesday from 6:00-7:30.  Please see the flyer below for more details.  
Also on this night, we will be having a special presentation from Officer Brett and Mr. Aronian for parents on how to keep your children safe in the world of social media.  This will occur in the library from 5:30-6:00.  We hope to see you there!  

Upcoming Events:
9/11 Half Day: Dismissal at 11:45, Open House from 6:00-7:309/13 Picture Day9/21 PTO Ice Cream Social from 6:00-8:00 in the Elementary School Cafeteria...See attached flyer!


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

August 30th, 2018

It has been a wonderful first week of school!  I have spent a lot of time in classrooms getting to know the students and learning how things work in Douglas.  It is going to take me some time but my goal is to learn the name of every student.  I truly am looking forward to a great year.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.

If you haven't returned the information from the first day of school packet, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Upcoming Events:
8/31 No School
9/3 No School: Labor Day
9/4 PTO Meeting at 7:00 in the Elementary School Library
9/11 Half Day: Dismissal at 11:45, Back to School Night from 6:00-7:30
9/13 Picture Day
9/21 PTO Ice Cream Social from 6:00-8:00 in the Elementary School Cafeteria