Weekend Update

Hello Douglas families! A few weekend notes:

Everyone should have received a survey from their teacher about their family’s needs, please be sure to respond to this ASAP. This is VERY important for planning purposes.

Todos deberían haber recibido una encuesta de su maestro sobre las necesidades de su familia, asegúrese de responder lo antes posible. Esto es MUY importante para fines de planificación.

WCPSS is actively working to get devices into kids hands for remote learning. If you are in need of a device, please make sure you reach out to your child’s teacher. Additionally, we are trying to crowdsource some more devices to help supplement students at Douglas. If you have an old laptop, Chromebook or tablet device you are able to donate please reach out. We do have someone available to wipe data off of these if you’re unsure about doing it yourself.

We are also still accepting donations to provide families with food. Feel free to message us if you are able to provide, or if you are in need of food. Additionally you can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find additional food resources.

También seguimos aceptando donaciones para proporcionar comida a las familias. No dude en enviarnos un mensaje si puede proporcionar o si necesita alimentos. En necesidad si la comida? El servicio también está disponible en español enviando mensajes de texto a COMIDA al 877-877.

Thanks as always for supporting our Dragons, we are so proud of the work our community has done to help one another!

How to login to your student’s WCPSS Account…

There have been a lot of questions about HOW to access student accounts. Please see the guide below for details. Note, if you are unsure of your student’s username and password and they cant remember – typically it is their student id/lunch number OR first initial last name, OR first initial, middle initial, last name. If these dont work, please reach out to your teacher.

On the Douglas Homepage:

Under user type – select “Student”

Your student’s ID and Password will be the same.

Tah Dah! You’re in the Wake Portal. Note content varies based on grade level, so don’t fret if your student’s doesn’t contain the same items as below.

It’s Almost Time for the Fun Run!

Mindspark Mystery Lab Wild West logo

Our main fundraiser this year is the Douglas Dragons Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally on Wednesday, March 4. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Fun Run, which takes place on Friday, March 13.

Our goal is to raise $22,000 for technology, a gaga pit and artists in residence, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable and more fun.

Students will also experience a fun character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST, which combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. All families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Fun Run on March 13. Stay tuned to the Dragoneer e-newsletter and Douglas PTA Facebook page for more details.

Thanks so much for your support!

We Are Douglas: Get to Know Mrs. Sherrill

young man and woman standing together with a football field in the background
Amelia Sherrill (who you might know as Ms. Sheaffer, before she got married in October) is a kindergarten teacher at Douglas.

How long have you been at Douglas Elementary?

This is my sixth year, seventh if you count my student teaching! This is my fourth year in Kindergarten, and I’ve taught three years in 1st Grade.

What’s a typical day like?

I like to start our morning off by greeting the students at the door. We start our day with greeting each other on the carpet and sharing, and from there it is a busy, fun, packed day. I like to end our day with discussing what our favorite part of the day was.

What do you like best about your job?

I love seeing how much growth my kindergarteners have made in one year! It’s amazing how much they learn and change. I also work with some pretty amazing people and they make my job fun as much as the students do.

What’s most challenging?

Every day has its own different challenges, but having students, coworkers and a community that care helps overcome those challenges.

What is one fun fact about you that people might not know?

I’ve lived in four states! Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina (in that order).

If you’re a member of the Douglas Elementary School staff and would like to share your story as part of our “We Are Douglas” series, please email us!

Help the Douglas Library Grow!

Books

Thank you to all of the Douglas friends and family members who contributed used and new books for our library! We are thrilled to see children checking out books at a higher rate than ever and to see everyone so excited about our new titles.

Please consider checking out our Amazon Wish List or donating great-condition graphic novels and chapter books to our library.

Keep those books coming! Thank you!