Our annual March Madness Foul Shooting Competition is under way. This year we have 47 teams of 3 vying for the title! After week one of the competition, the top 16 teams have advanced to compete this week. As a reminder, all shots must be taken either Tuesday or Thursday from 7:40-8:10 in the gym. Don't forget your Douglas spirit wear to earn those extra shots!
Second graders continued with their Presidential Presentations this week! Great job boys and girls!
We enjoyed a wonderful math themed enrichment program thanks to the PTO. ArtsEcho brought Ben Bendor and his Arithmetickles program to our school. All students enjoyed the performance and were able to show off their great math skills as well!
PTO Movie Night
We had a great turnout for our showing of Trolls this week! Families enjoyed the movie, sang along with the great songs, and even had a little dance party at the end. Thank you to the PTO and the volunteers who helped to make this another successful event!
Children's Clothing Drive
Kaitlyn Zisk, a DMS 8th grader, is is need of YOUR help! As a Project 351 Ambassador, Kaitlyn is coordinating a children's clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons. This organization provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. Please consider donating new or gently used clothing or shoes, size infant to medium adult, into Kaitlyn's bin located the front lobby of our school. Donations will be accepted
The Book Fair is Coming
Our spring book fair is coming and will be held from April 7-13. Flyers will be coming home shortly with all students. This year's theme is Happy Camper: S'more fun with books! Don't forget to send in items for our raffle baskets. As a reminder, here are the classroom themed basket assignments:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Mrs. Martinsen, Mrs. Chauvin, Mrs. Berthiaume)
Toys, games, activities, etc... that a young girl would enjoy
Boys Will Be Boys (Mrs. Lancaster, Mrs. Dagenais, Mrs. Jost)
Toys, games, activities, items, etc... that young boys would enjoy
Man's Best Friend (Mrs. Bertone, Mrs. Dupre, Mrs. Jane)
Items for our furry, four-legged friends (dogs specifically)
Grown Up's Time Out (Mrs. Hippert, Mrs. Forest, Ms. Babigian)
Any items that promote health, relaxation, and a stress-free existence
Grab a 'Cuppa (Ms. Baldyga, Mrs. Blatchford, Mrs. Tedisky)
All things coffee and tea and any accompanying goodies to enjoy with it
Art & Crafty Kids (Mrs. Theriault, Mrs. Babola, Mrs. Flayhan)
Kids' art & craft supplies
Movie Night (Mrs. Doyle, Mrs. Gauthier, Mrs. King)
Anything needed for a fun family movie night at home
Fun in the Sun (Mrs. Woupio, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Hendricks)
Outdoor games, activities, items, etc...
DON'T FORGET! The PTO is also looking for volunteers to help out during the book fair. Responsibilities will include checking out customers, helping students shop, organizing the sales floor, etc... To sign up for a shift (or two), please go to the PTO website under Volunteer Resources. You can also find the dates and times when each classroom will be visiting the fair on the sign-up page. Please note that all volunteers who sign up for shifts during school hours MUST have a current CORI on file with the school.