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We never give up
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WD Fall

A Note From Our Principal,  Dr. Tamára McAllister

“We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”        ~ Author Unknown 
November is a month to be thankful and in fact, research shows that gratitude can help us cope with hard times.  It is precisely during difficult periods when we have the most to gain by a  grateful perspective on life.  Therefore, it seems especially  important in November of 2020 to remember we have many things to be thankful for.   
We at Douglas are thankful for you, our school community.  You have been so wonderfully supportive!  We are grateful for your understanding, your flexibility and your support of all we have been doing to make sure our students are learning while keeping them safe and healthy.  Thank you for everything that you have been doing at home to keep your child on track and engaged with school.  We think you are amazing!!     I know that you join me in being thankful for our hard working teachers and staff.  Our Bulldog team has dedicated many long hours to ensure your child is safe, happy to come to school (either in person or remotely), and getting a quality education.  During these unprecedented times, the staff at Douglas Elementary have stepped up to the front line, committed to your child and their  education.  Let’s give thanks for our Bulldog Team!   Most of all, we at Douglas are thankful for our students. Talk about amazing!  We are full of pride in our students for their  ability to be flexible and resilient, kind and compassionate,  enthusiastic and full of heart…and the list goes on.  We admire their ability to take wearing a mask in stride and their dedication to their studies as they spend either part or all of their day at the computer concentrating on schoolwork.  We are grateful to have such wonderful reasons to come to school each day!   
Finally, we are thankful to be Douglas Bulldogs and we know you are too.     Before I sign off, a friendly reminder that there is no school Wednesday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day.  Additionally, for the Thanksgiving holiday we have noon dismissal on Wednesday November 25th and no school November 26thand 27th. 
Happy November everyone! 
With gratitude,  Dr. Tamára McAllister Principal