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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. This month, 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:

February 28th - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! If you have a kindergartener for the 2020-2021 school year at home, please come by and start the registration process. Bring your future kindergartener to WD to register, meet with the kindergarten team, tour classrooms and the campus, receive a free book and your child can enjoy story time with Make Way for Books! Spanish translation will be provided. For those parents that work, we are holding an evening session, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2ndIf for some reason you cannot make it on the 28th or 2nd, you can come in from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through the 6th. 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 kindergartener on the list!

March 2nd-5th  Spirit Week Students can show their school spirit by dressing up for spirit week; Monday is Crazy Hat and Sock Day, Tuesday is Superhero Day, Wednesday is "ER" day: Dress as anything that ends with "ER"- teacher, dancer, basketball player, etc., and Thursday is Blue and Gold Day (there is no school Friday).

March 4th- 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 6th- 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 12th-13th - 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 17th- Spring Picture Day

March 18th- District Band Festival.  This event will be held at Flowing Wells High School starting at 6:00.

March 20th- Success Assembly February’s Star Students will be honored. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR.

March 20thFestival 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 30th -Testing Time Begins!! We are geared up and ready to show what we know! During the week of March 30th, 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. 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.

Our new school is almost complete!  FW voters passed our bond in the last election and we are close to finishing construction on our brand new school here at Douglas. We are thankful for the support of our community!  As of now, students are scheduled to move into their new classrooms starting the last week of March and into April.  Fingers crossed!  After students are in the new building, we will begin Phase Two of construction which includes a new administration building and a big beautiful parking lot.  We will hold a grand opening in August for parents and community members to come check out our new campus so keep an eye out for more information to come.

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!

 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Tamára McAllister
Principal