Friday, September 25, 2015

Douglas Primary School Week of September 21, 2015

Douglas Primary School

Did you know that Sunday, Sept. 27th is a SUPER full moon?Supermoon  was first coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, in 1979. He defined it as ‘a new or a full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit’. Because it's so close to Earth, a Super Full Moon looks about 7% bigger than an average full Moon. 

On the Same night:

Total Lunar Eclipse – Blood Moon

The Moon will be totally eclipsed for more than 3 hours.

Don't forget: School Pictures at the Primary School are Monday, September 28th
Grade 1 News

Students in Mrs. Berthiaume's class are working on the "short u " sound.

Sight Word Practice in Mrs. Forest's class!

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Friday, October 2nd is World Smile Day
Please wear YELLOW and SMILE!!!!


Kindergarten and Grade 1
Tougas Family Farm, Northboro, MA
Thursday, October 15th
Departure: 8:45
Return to school: 1:30
Permission slips and payment due no later than October 5th
-wagon ride, apple picking, choose a pumpkin, cider and donut snack!!!

Douglas Primary School Council


Cindy Socha, Principal

The School Council consists of a group of staff members, parents, and community members who voluntarily serve as members of a team to work collaboratively with the Principal to foster school improvement.

Membership on the School Council is open to any Primary staff member, parent, and/or community resident.  If you are interested in serving, we welcome your participation!  Please let Mrs. Socha know if you would like to serve. 

The purpose of the School Council is to serve as a vehicle to foster strong school/home communication, and to assist the school principal in these four areas:
1.   Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
2.   Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
3.   Formulating a school improvement plan for submission to the school committee
4.   Providing input on the review/revision of the school handbook
 Meetings will be held at the Primary School for one hour after school on these dates, starting in November:

Nov. 17, 2015
Dec. (no meeting)
Jan. 12, 2016
Feb. 9, 2016
Mar. 15, 2016
April 12, 2016
May 10, 2016

PTO Reminders:

Douglas PTO Shoebox Recycling Project

Have old shoes? Recycle them! The PTO is collecting used shoes for our Shoebox Recycling Project. Simply bring any gently worn shoes to the Primary or Elementary Schools or one of our convenient drop-off locations and help raise money for the Douglas PTO! Through November, we will earn $1/lb for athletic style shoes. We will continue to collect shoes all year.
Questions? Contact JocelynMurzycki ~

Don't forget! 
The Color Run is Sunday, Sept. 27th!!
Soldier's Field
Check in: 10 am
Race begins:12 pm
Toddler Run: 11 am

Friday, September 18, 2015

Douglas Primary School Week of Sept. 14, 2015

Douglas Primary School

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 will be a District-wide half day for all students. Primary School dismissal is at 11:55. No Afternoon Preschool.
Officer Brett, Nurse Gilrein, and our counselor, Mrs. Purvis held meetings with all Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes regarding SAFETY! 
Officer Brett talked about safety on the school bus and the importance of sitting properly in the seat and not getting up until the bus stops. 
Mrs. Gilrein spoke to the children about safety on the playground equipment- do not  climb up the slide while children are sliding down, do not walk in front of or back of children on the swings, and being careful while playing on the rocks.
Mrs. Purvis spoke to the classes about safety in school, in the halls, cafeteria, and in the classrooms. She reminded all children to keep their hands to themselves and by their sides to be safe.

Grade 1 Math

Students in Grade 1 are working on Math addition vocabulary: sum, addend
In the problem above, what is the sum?

What happens when you add 0 to a number?
you get the same number

5 + 0 = ?

Find the missing addend-

4 + ? = 7

Preschool Fun with Mrs. Hendricks!

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Save the Date!

Field Trip for Kindergarten and Grade 1:
October 15, 2015
Tougas Farm, Northborough, MA
Wagon ride, apple picking, choose a pumpkin, and more!
Watch for more information soon!

Help the Douglas PTO earn money for our schools! Simply use our link and the schools will earn up to 10% of your purchases at NO extra cost to the buyer. Purchases are anonymous and confidential. Please share with friends, family members and coworkers to earn FREE money for our schools. Questions? Contact Jocelyn Murzycki

If not, here is the standard link -

Don't forget the Ice Cream Social!
Friday, Sept. 18th
6-7:30 pm
Elementary School Cafeteria
Admission is FREE! Instead, bring an ice cream topping other than sprinkles to share.

9/9-9/23 Magazine Drive
9/27 My School Color Run
10/3 Octoberfest