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We give second chances
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We respect each other
We keep our promises 
We never give up
We encourage one another
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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 upon our return from Spring Break, 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

Upcoming Events:

March 2nd- Success Assembly February’s Star Students will be honored. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR.

March 2nd – Festival Under the Stars! 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 5th- 8th Spirit Week Students can show their school spirit by dressing up for spirit week; Monday is Black Out Day (wear all black), Tuesday is Dress Like a Teacher, Wednesday is Disney Character Day and Thursday is Best Dressed Day (this is also picture day).

March 5th – Chipotle Fundraiser Night. Please join us at the Chipotle at Oracle and Wetmore from 4-8 pm. This fundraiser will help support our WD PTO and our 4th Grade Grand Canyon trip. It would be great to see you there!

March 7th- PTO Meeting in room 17 at 2:30 p.m. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. We would love to have you there!

March 8th- Spring Picture Day

March 8th- Father/Daughter Dance! We are trying something new here at Walter Douglas with our very first 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 March 2nd, so hopefully your daughter’s name is on the list!

March 9th- 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 15th-16th - 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 with your child's teacher by calling the teacher here at school.

March 19th –23rd - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! If you have a kindergartner for the 2018-2019 school year at home, please come by and start the registration process. We will begin registration for kindergartners March 19th with a kickoff “Round Up” event from 8:15-11:15. Bring your future kindergartner to WD on the 19th 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 19th you can come in from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through the 23rd. 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 22nd - Read and Eat. Please join us for our final Read & Eat/Make Mealtime Family Time event takes place in the cafeteria from 5:30—7:00 p.m. All Douglas students will receive a free book. Ms. Myrick will again be offering helpful tips for parents on how to improve your child’s reading skills.

March 26th -30th - No School! Please remember that there will be no school for Spring Break. Classes will resume on Monday, April 2, 2018. Please do not take an extended vacation as state testing starts upon our return from Spring Break!

April 2nd -Testing Time Begins!! We are geared up and ready to show what we know! Immediately upon our return from Spring Break, during the week of April 2nd, we will be giving students their state assessments; AzMerit for students in grades 3-6 and AIMS Science for 4th grade. 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