Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Douglas Primary School Week of November 23, 2015

Douglas Primary School

The Primary School would like to wish everyone a 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Jane's Kindergarten class had a “Thankful Are We” feast as part of their 
Social Studies unit on  The Pilgrims/Thanksgiving.

Here are a few facts they learned about the Pilgrims:
·        Their journey to North America on the Mayflower.
·        The building of Plymouth Colony and their struggle through the first winter.
·        The meeting of a Native American named Squanto who became a helpful friend.

·        The celebration of a bountiful harvest that the Pilgrims were very thankful to share with their Native American friends (which we now call Thanksgiving).

Mrs. Dickinson's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast!

Mrs. Blatchford's Kindergarten class having 
Thanksgiving Fun!!

Mrs. Forest's class is making a turkey bag!!!

Preschool Thanksgiving Feast and Fun!

Mrs. Wheeler's class is working on "double plus one and doubles minus one" in Math class.

First Trimester Report Cards will be made accessible to parents on-line via iPass on December 1, 2015.  If for any reason you are unable to view your child's report card, please let us know.  Your child's report card shows the total number of absences and tardies, whether excused or unexcused.  Even if an absence or tardy is excused, it still shows up on the report card.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  Directions on how to access your child's report card are posted on our website.  Parents who have access to iPass already were sent an e-mail, notifying them that their child's report card was available for viewing.  Go to "Competency Reports" to view the report card.  Go to "Documents" to view and print a PDF hard copy of your child's report card. 

If you have difficulties logging in or need your password reset, please send an email to

We are pleased to be able to offer this online option that promotes strong communication between school and home.  If at any time, you need to request paper copies of your child’s report cards, please feel free to let us know.  We welcome your feedback at any time!  Thank you.

Letter from our School Resource Officer

Douglas Police Department
29 Depot Street, P. O. Box 244
Douglas, MA 01516

Brett D. Fulone
School Resource Officer
(508) 476-3333
Fax (508) 476-3210

Monday, November 23, 2015

Parent Drop-Off Reminders:

For the safety of everyone involved and to ensure the smooth, efficient flow of vehicular traffic during student arrivals in the morning, we are asking that parents make every effort to observe and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • School staff members will appear outside the building to greet students at 8:15 a.m.;

  • Please use the parking lots/spaces in the rear (east) and on the left (north) sides of the building (beyond the curbside), and walk your son/daughter to the sidewalk where staff members will meet you;

  • Please avoid dropping your son/daughter off at the curbside along the left (north) side of the building.  With winter approaching, the roadway becomes more restricted with the accumulation of snow, making it difficult for vehicles to pass safely.  Snow embankments will also be difficult or impossible for children to navigate around;

  • Please avoid unloading your child from the left (roadside) of your vehicle to prevent injury and to allow passing vehicles to do so safely;

  • Do not park your vehicle at the front corner of the building.  This makes it extremely difficult for the school buses to make a right turn and continue toward the Elementary School from the main parking lot after they drop off students;

  • Do not park on or obstruct the crosswalk with your vehicle;

  • Please drive with extreme caution when passing through the area in the morning and during the afternoon;

  • Please be prepared to yield for school buses and pedestrians at all times.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.  Your cooperation will help to improve the efficiency with which traffic moves through the area and will increase the safety of everyone involved, most notably, the Primary School students and their parents.  Thank you.
 Brett Fulone, School Resource Officer

Monthly Meeting-Dec. 1st @ 7:00

Friday, November 20, 2015

Douglas Primary School Week of November 16, 2015

Douglas Primary School

Kindergarten and 1st Grade students visited the Book Fair Monday at the Elementary School.

Nationally acclaimed and award winning musician and teacher, John Kelleher, along with his 12 string guitar and his unique collection of costumed hats, masks, and disguises, educates and inspires his audiences through his spirited and interactive style of music. His exciting and unique method of teaching and empowering children has been greeted with overwhelming approval and support for the past 26 years! 

Johnny the K visited the Primary School this week gave our students a fun, message filled performance! Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this enrichment program!

Mrs. Forest's class made Short "e" vests and worked on a Math doubles fact game!

Mrs. Hendrick's Preschool class worked on domino counting, introduction to addition, and salt tray writing!

Celebration Graduation
Annual Holiday Tree Sale

Douglas High School Class of 2016
Douglas Fire Station

All Trees are $50-$60


Friday 11/27  10-8pm
Saturday 11/28  10am-4pm
Sunday 11/29  12pm-4pm

Open Every Weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas until they are sold out.

(For more information email Diane at

Game Night tonight 6-8 Elem. School

Nov. 25- 1/2 day dismissal at 11:55
Nov. 26 & 27- No School