Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

It has been a very busy, exciting, and productive week here at the Elementary School! Students have been working on some great projects. We also gathered for our monthly Community Meeting. Our students have also enjoyed the fall book fair! Don't forget about out PTO outing tomorrow!  

Have a great weekend,
Sam Cederbaum

Third Graders Hard at Work
Third grade students have been working hard across the curriculum. In math they have created Amazing Array Cityscapes to show off their knowledge of multiplication. Mrs. Jost's students have created quilt squares to represent what they are thankful for. Mrs. Hippert's class have been hard at work on their Crazy Caricatures! Keep up the great work boys and girls!

Mrs. Tedisky's Thanksgiving Fun
Second graders in Mrs. Tedisky's class along with some great volunteers, had fun creating Thanksgiving treats and crafts this afternoon.

Community Meeting
We gathered as a learning community for our November Community Meeting on Thursday afternoon. We discussed our November character trait of responsibility and I expressed to the students how proud I was of their responsible behavior shown over the course of this month. We also discussed our upcoming trait for December: generosity! We also awarded our Box Top trophy to Mrs. Woupio's class. Finally, our Hard Workers of the month were celebrated!

Patriots Spirit Day
We all dressed up in our Patriots gear today to root on the 

Lost and Found
As you are visiting the Elementary School for Parent/Teacher Conferences please stop at the main lobby to check out our Lost and Found table. There are many articles of clothing that have lost their owners.

Check out a NEW Blog
Our talented specialists want to share all of the great things happening in their classrooms too! They have created a DES Specialists Blog for you to enjoy! You can find their blog at

Recess Reminder
With winter weather finally upon us, please note that proper attire for recess is required daily. All students must wear a jacket out to recess. Also, students wearing shorts will not be allowed outside.

Meadow Farms
There are still several Meadow Farms Fundraisers in the Elementary School lobby. If you have not picked up your order yet, please do so prior to Thanksgiving.

PTO Uno's and Barnes & Noble Family Fun Day
The PTO is hosting its annual event at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in Millbury tomorrow. There will be events every hour at Barnes & Noble beginning at 9:00am. Don't forget to enjoy lunch or dinner at Uno's! The PTO will earn up to 20% of your purchase! Click here to see a listing of events and to print a copy of the Uno's coupon! I hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events
Saturday, November 22 - Uno's and Barnes & Noble Day Out - 9am to 7pm
Monday, November 24 - Half Day Dismissal at 11:45
Monday, November 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 25 - Half Day Dismissal at 11:45
Tuesday, November 25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 26 - Half Day Dismissal at 11:45
Thursday, November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 28 - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 14, 2014

Time is flying by and we are busier than ever at Douglas Elementary School! Over the last few weeks we have had our pancake breakfast, game day, and celebrated Veterans Day! We also have some great upcoming events and important dates!  

Have a great week,
Sam Cederbaum

PTO Pancake Breakfast & Game Day
A great time was had by all at the first annual Pancake Breakfast! We had a great turnout, fantastic volunteers, and even some special guests! A huge thank you to the parents and cafeteria staff who did all the cooking and serving (and cleaning)! Everything was delicious! A big thanks to Mrs. Bronzo and Mrs. Tedisky for volunteering to be Game Gurus and show students and families how to play all the fabulous games in the library! Our next Superintendent, Mr. Yvon, even made a special appearance and had the chance to meet many of our students and parents!

Veterans Day
Second grade students took time to learn about Veterans Day this week. They created soldiers to accompany their Veterans Day poetry. They put on display in the halls for all to see!

USHERing in the Importance of Reading
Fifth grade students all tuned in to a live webcast sponsored by Scholastic with music superstar Usher. He spoke to the students about the importance of reading and reaching your goals through the power of books. He even sang a song for all the students watching.

Introducing......The Tiger Choir
Mr. Rheaume has created a great new opportunity for our fourth and fifth grade students: The Tiger Choir! This group of talented singers meets once a week before school and will be putting on several concerts for us this year! We can't wait to hear what you've been working on!

Fall Book Fair
The fall book fair is coming! The fair will be held November 18-25. We are still in need of volunteers for many shifts. If you can help out by giving an hour or two of your time, please visit

Parent Pick-Up Reminder
Beginning tomorrow, November 17, parent pick-up will be relocated to the the DES Music Room. Be sure to read the notice that was sent home with your child on Friday. Use the exterior music room door to pick up your child at the end of each day.

Upcoming Events
November 21 - Half Day - 11:45 Dismissal
November 21 - Parent Teacher Conferences (afternoon)
November 22 - Uno's and Barnes & Noble Day Out -  9am-7pm
November 24 - 26 - Half Days - 11:45 Dismissal
November 24 - Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
November 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences (afternoon)
November 27-28 - Thanksgiving Recess