Virtual Open House and General PTA Meeting Are Wednesday

Douglas Elementary Virtual Open House and PTA General Meeting graphic

Mark your calendars!

The Douglas Virtual Open House is Weds., Sept. 15. There are two sessions: 5:30-6 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. Your teachers will provide their individual Google Meet codes, or you can keep an eye on this page on the school website as the teachers fill in their codes.

Following the Open House, the Douglas PTA General Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Principal Burns will provide an update at the PTA meeting. Join here: https://meet.google.com/cuu-dbxw-ppf

Slides and Recording of Principal Burns’ Back-to-School Chat

If you missed this session with Principal Burns on Monday, never fear! Here are the slides and recording  from the event.

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to the school’s main office (919-881-4894), your students’ teachers or Principal Burns. The PTA is also here to help: Contact us here.

It’s almost time to head back to school!

We can’t believe it either! As you enjoy the last days of summer break, please mark your calendars for some upcoming school events. And keep an eye on the Douglas website for event updates and other important information like supply lists

  • Sunday, Aug. 15 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 21 (3-5 p.m.): Kindergarten and 1st-grade playdates at Eastgate Park. The PTA will provide popsicles and sidewalk chalk. Details here: https://fb.me/e/2vW0tezkE
  • Monday, Aug. 16: Back to School Chat with Principal Burns, 10-11 a.m. Please submit questions ahead of time here. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend. Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/wmm-pcgv-jzx 
  • Thursday, Aug. 19: 1st-5th Grades Virtual Meet the Teacher, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Teachers will be in contact with all families by the end of the day on Wednesday, Aug. 18, with additional details. Sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend.  
  • Thursday, Aug. 26: Kindergarten Virtual Meet the Teacher, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Teachers will be in contact with all families by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 26, with additional details. Sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend.  

2 Students Win National Reflections Program Awards

Two Douglas Dragons won National Awards of Excellence for their artwork in the 2020-21 PTA Reflections program! Congratulations to Annabelle Pate and Jacob Cerveny!!

Both students created artwork that reflected the theme, “I Matter Because …” Annabelle placed in the photography category and Jacob in film production. Their artwork, along with that by other winners across the United States, will be featured in a traveling exhibition.

Check out Jacob’s award-winning video.

This is Annabelle’s award-winning photo project:

Thank you to all Douglas students for entering PTA’s Reflections contest. We hope to see more of your creative artwork in the Reflections program next school year!