Help Out at the Book Fair!

It’s almost Book Fair time!! We need a lot of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. There are a wide variety of time slots and jobs — from helping students choose their books to running the cash register —and we promise it’ll be a lot of fun too!

Please sign up here if you’re able to lend a hand.

Thank you!!

Campus Clean-Up

gardening tools in soil

Many hands make light work — and our awesome campus needs some work!

Please join your Douglas community on Nov. 1 and/or Nov. 2 for some TLC and a little bit of fun along the way.

Sign up here to help spiff up the school, inside and out!

This event is for students, parents, Douglas graduates, neighbors — all are welcome. The school will be unlocked, so we’ll have access to bathrooms and water fountains.

Thank you!

Mark Your Calendars!

From Spirit Nights to Dragonfire, there are a lot of events happening this fall at Douglas! We’ll update our Events page as more activities are added. You can also keep an eye on the calendar in the sidebar (to the right) and check out the school website calendar for these and other school events.

  • 9/16-20: Dragonfire annual passive fundraiser
  • 9/19: General PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the gym
  • 9/19: School-wide Open House, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • 9/20: Kona Ice for sale on campus to celebrate Dragonfire!
  • 10/10: Spirit Night at United Skates of America, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • 10/28: Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats, 5-8 p.m.
  • 11/1: Kickball tournament after school (details TBD)
  • 11/18: Spirit Night at Milton’s, 5-10 p.m.

Supporting Student Success

teacher and two elementary school students

As part of the PTA’s plan to increase family engagement this year, we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program.  After receiving parent survey responses this fall, we have been provided with a “roadmap to excellence” to help us improve in areas where we are potentially falling short. With that in mind, we will be sharing a short item with you throughout the next few months that we hope you will find useful.  

This month’s topic is Supporting Student Success.

Empowering families to support their own and other children’s success in school is powerful. It is important for parents to be prepared to monitor their children’s progress and guide them as they advance through elementary, middle and high school graduation; postsecondary education; and into a career.

The National PTA has published grade-specific guides that parents can review to see what their students will be learning at each grade level. These provide “clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.”

They are all available in English and Spanish at this link:  https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/Parents-Guides-to-Student-Success

We hope you’ll be able to check them out and learn a little more about what your children are learning at Douglas!