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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

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

I hope you are feeling relaxed and refreshed after Winter Break. We at Walter Douglas are happy to be back and are ready to finish strong in this second semester.

We are now at the halfway point for the 2018-2019 school year! Students completed both end of quarter tests and mid-year DAP benchmark testing during the month of December. We are extremely proud of the progress and determination students have been showing! We are now setting our sites on spring state assessment testing.

As we prepare for the standardized assessments, we ask that parents help prepare their child(ren) by: 1) ensuring regular school attendance, 2) timely completion of all homework assignments, and 3) communicating with your child’s teacher when you have questions. Additionally, parents should expect and reinforce their family’s high expectations for appropriate and respectful behavior from their child. Children who demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning and towards others are the ones who have the most success regardless of their initial skill level in any particular subject area.

****Parent Engagement****

We believe it takes school and family working together to help our students succeed. This is a friendly reminder that each student and parent at Walter Douglas has Parent Engagement goals we are working on for the year. Your child should be bringing home a math and reading task to “engage” in with you in order to foster the home/school connection. We very much appreciate your commitment to working with your child to complete this activity!

Upcoming events:

January 7th- School Resumes

January 9th- PTO Meeting in Room 22 at 2:30 p.m.

January 11th- Success Assembly at which December’s Star Students will be honored. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR.

January 11th- Report cards go home. Please go over this report card and return the signed report card envelope to your child’s teacher.

January 18th- District Spelling Bee, FWJH

January 21st- No School, Civil Rights Day

January 23rd - Science Night in room 32 at 5:30. Assistance will be available to help students finish their science projects.

January 25th - First semester Honor Roll Assembly in which first and second quarter Honor Roll students will be recognized at 8:15 a.m. in the MPR. Extra parking is available in the alley east of campus across from the MPR. We will begin honoring students at 8:15 a.m. Please be early to secure a seat.

Staffing Changes: As you may be aware, Mrs. Benson is expecting a baby and has made the decision to stay home with her baby and not return to teaching. Ms. Claire Dunham will be transferring from her current position as 3rd grade teacher to take over Mrs. Benson’s 5th grade class when we return from Winter Break on January 7, 2019. It is my pleasure to introduce Miss Tyler Parks as our new 3rd grade teacher! We also have Mrs. Adriana Grasso joining us as our new Special Education teacher. She is taking over the position vacated by Mrs. Barnes. I am confident Miss Parks and Mrs. Grasso will do a wonderful job and am proud to welcome them to our Bulldog team.

Thank you for all that you do in support of your child’s education. Wishing you and your family a joyful, healthy, prosperous and happy new year ahead!



Tamára McAllister