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At Walter Douglas
We give second chances
We apologize
We forgive
We respect each other
We keep our promises 
We never give up
We encourage one another
We laugh often
We belong

We Are A Family

WD Fall

A Note From Our Principal

March is a big month here at Walter Douglas. All throughout the school year, teachers have been teaching Arizona College and Career Readiness

Standards and students have been working very hard to master them. Beginning April 1st , students will take standardized assessments to measure their progress. This is your child’s chance to demonstrate all their hard work and show pride in their academic accomplishments

Upcoming Events:

March 1st - Success Assembly - February’s Star Students will be honored. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR.

March 1st –7th - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! If you have a kindergartner for the 2019-2020 school year at home, please come by and start the registration process. We will begin registration for kindergartners March 1st with a kickoff “Round Up” event from 8:15-11:15. Bring your future kindergartner to WD on the 1st to register, meet with the kindergarten team, tour classrooms and the campus, receive a free book and hear about our Project Ready kindergarten summer program! Spanish translation will be provided. If for some reason you cannot make it on the 1st , you can come in from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through the 7th. It is crucial we get future kindergarten students registered early so we can start making decisions about the number of teachers we will need for next year. Stop by and get your kindergartner on the list!

March 1st  – Festival Under the Stars is tonight! Flowing Wells High School is hosting an all district school festival from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes and entertainment. Please join us for this evening of fun.

March 6th- PTO Meeting in room 1 at 2:30 p.m. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. We would love to have you there!

March 7th– 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dance! We are having our 2nd Annual Father Daughter dance! Fathers and their daughters are invited to attend from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the MPR. You need to R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, March 4th , so hopefully your daughter’s name is on the list!

March 8th- End of 3rd Quarter. There will be no school this day as teachers will be compiling report cards to be distributed the following week.

March 14th-15th - Parent/Teacher Conferences. School will be dismissed at noon on both of these days. Conferences are not scheduled for every student. If your child’s teacher didn’t schedule a conference, and you would like one, you always have the opportunity to set up a conference by calling the teacher here at school.

March 18th- 22nd Spirit Week Students can show their school spirit by dressing up for spirit week; Monday is Mismatch Day, Tuesday is Superhero Day, Wednesday is “ER” day (dress as anything ending in “er”, for example teacher, dancer, basketball player, etc.), Thursday is Decades Day and Friday is Blackout Day (wear all black).

We are building a new school!  FW voters passed our bond in the last election and we are set to begin construction on a brand new school here at

Douglas. We are thankful for the support of our community!  Work will begin in May of this year and will still be going on when school starts in August.  Rest assured, while things may be a little “rearranged” for a while, students will be in a safe environment and we will still be offering the same quality education.  More information to come, so keep an eye out for updates!

April 1st -Testing Time Begins!! We are geared up and ready to show what we know! During the week of April 1st we will be administering the AzMerit state assessment for students in grades 3-6. AIMS Science for 4th grade will be administered on April 8th. AzMerit assessments are in reading, writing, and math. Testing will take place Monday through Friday starting at 8:00 a.m. Parents, please help your student to be at school each day on time. We also would appreciate your help in scheduling appointments for afternoons or another week. If your child is absent anytime during the week of testing, we will need to test them the following week. Please have your child get plenty of rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and encourage a “can do” attitude. All K- 6 students who are here on time each day will participate in an attendance challenge with the chance to earn attendance incentives. Thank you for supporting this important event as these state assessments are an essential component of your child’s overall performance record.

We at Walter Douglas know that it takes parents and teachers, home and school, working together to help our students succeed. We thank you for your efforts and we take pride in our student’s accomplishments. Please continue to encourage your child to do their very best!


Tamára McAllister