Friday, February 27, 2015

Douglas Primary School Week of February 23, 2015

Douglas Primary School 
 Week of February 23, 2015

Our first day back from vacation was our 100th day of school! 

Kindergarten classes celebrate 100th Day with hoodsie cup treats!

Congratulations to Grade 1 student Amber Borowski  for submitting 414 
Box Tops and winning $100!  

Congratulations to Mrs. Wheeler's first grade class
for bringing in 544 box tops for the month!

We celebrated 100th day with a PTO sponsored enrichment program- Bubbleology, presented by Keith Michael Johnson.


You can learn a lot from a bubble. 

Bubbleology enchants audiences of all ages with the art and science of soap bubbles. 

As seen on Discovery Channel's "Time Warp", National Geographic TV and on-stage by invitation (twice) at America's largest science and engineering festival in DC, Keith uses bubbles—large and small—to explain liquids, solids and gasses, geometry, tension and pressure.

Keith builds beautiful sculptural creations (massive & miniature) with enthusiasm, humor and style.  One moment he will be encasing a dinosaur in a bubble and in the next moment he's encapsulating an audience volunteer.

While those demonstrations snare viewers attention—Keith reveals the science behind the magic, unfolding the "how-to" like a mystery, making it both educational and unforgettable.

Looking ahead to next week:
Dr. Seuss Week next week ! 

The Primary School will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday next week with a week of fun!
Monday- Crazy Hat Day (Cat in the Hat)
Tuesday- Crazy Sox Day (Fox in Sox)
Wed. - Wacky Wednesday  (Dress Wacky)
Thurs. Green Eggs and Ham Day (Wear Green)
Friday- Pajama Day (The Sleep Book) please no slippers or one piece pajamas!

PTO-Read Across Douglas
In celebration of “Read Across America Week” (March 2-6,) the Douglas PTO is hosting a
 Read-A-Thon Sunday, March 1st  – Monday, March 9th. The Read-A-Thon is a fun way to foster your child’s love for reading while also raising vital funds for our school. The best part? 100% of funds raised goes right to our schools and donations are tax deductible! If every student at the Primary & Elementary schools collected just $30 in pledges, we’d raise well over $15,000! Students are encouraged to read anything and everything (outside of school work and homework) - picture books, chapter books, novels, textbooks, journals, magazines, newspapers! Our goal is to get everyone reading!

1. Students read (or are read to) each day. Homework and school work do not count towards this total. Record the number of minutes read on the attached Read-A-Thon Log.
2. Gather sponsors. Ask your friends, family members and neighbors. Sponsors may donate by cash, check (made out to “Douglas PTO”) or on our website: . Record your donations on the attached Read-A-Thon Pledge Sheet.
3. Return the Read-A-Thon Log, Pledge sheet, and all money to your child’s teacher no later than Wednesday, March 11th

Friday, February 13, 2015

Douglas Primary School Week of February 9, 2015

Douglas Primary School

Week of February 9, 2015

Douglas Primary School students are: 
Caring, Proud, Responsible, Honest, and Respectful!

The value for the month of February is RESPECTFUL. 

Students in Grade 1 class wrote about how they are respectful!

Valentine's Day Activities

Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Grade 1 students wrote all about our 1st President George Washington!

Preschool centers: Valentine Bingo, Bean bag toss, playing on the farm, making Valentine "Love Bug" headbands, and filling up the Valentine bags!

Mrs. Blatchford's Kindergarten class working on sight word sentences and a sight word scavenger hunt!

Vacation- Feb. 16-20
Monday, Feb. 23rd- Primary School presentation on "Wild about Weather!"
This 50 minute program for K-5 graders is loaded with enlightening experiments (many of which kids are encouraged to try at home).
Weather is exciting stuff and no wonder—we live on a planet where air is heavy, water is sticky and lightning strikes 100 times a second. 
Add it all up and we arrive at an understanding that the atmosphere around us is much more dynamic than it looks!
Supporting and enriching the National Science Standards, WILD ABOUT WEATHER takes a creative and quirky look at clouds, air pressure, the water cycle, weather instruments and forecasts.
Like Ben Franklin said, "Some people are weather wise & some people are otherwise." This action packed, whirlwind of a show is sure to spark everyone's imaginations.

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2015
Wed., Feb. 25th and Thursday, Feb. 26th 
Douglas Primary School
9-11:15 and 12-2:15
Please use Daycare Entrance!

Morning Parent Drop-off

  • Please use caution when dropping your child off 
  • Yield to our buses
  • Drive slowly