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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

Dear Parents,


 Walter Douglas Elementary School is focused on academic excellence!  You can feel the energy here on campus as staff and students

concentrate on accomplishing our learning goals for the final quarter of the year.  Remember that research shows students who complete homework on a regular basis increase their confidence and do better in school.  Education is a partnership between you, your child, and the school.  Please assist us in helping your child demonstrate they are ready to be promoted to the next grade by encouraging focus and dedication to school work.  As they say at the U of A, it is time to “Bear Down”!   

April 2nd- 6th –AzMerit/AIMS testing week!  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 Tuesday 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.  

April 4th-  Our monthly PTO meeting at 2:30 in room 17.  We would love to have you there! 

April 9th – March’s Star Students will be honored at our Success Assembly.  Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR. 

April 11th- 6th Grade Track Meet at FWHS, 8:45-1:45.  


April 12th- 5th Grade Track Meet at FWHS, 8:45-1:45. 

April 17th- Our 4th grade recorder concert will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR.  Please come out to support our 4th graders as they demonstrate all they have accomplished this year! 

April 19th- Our talented 5th and 6th graders will be putting on a Band and Orchestra concert for your enjoyment. This event starts at 5:00 p.m. in our MPR.  

April 20th – Our 1st Annual Bulldog Color Run!  We are trying something different this year by making our Fun Run a Color Run. This is going to be a great event!!!  Hopefully you signed up your child to participate.  The Color Run supports our Walter Douglas PTO with all monies raised going directly to support students.  

April 25th-27thOur 4th grade Grand Canyon trip!  Walter Douglas 4th graders have been waiting all year for this rite of passage and I am sure they will have a wonderful time. 

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS FOR NEXT YEAR:  We will be making classroom assignments for the next school year in May.  Parents are encouraged to discuss this placement with their child’s current teacher prior to April 30th.  Please do not name specific teachers. Rather, list the characteristics of the teacher you believe will best meet the needs of your child.  We will not make decisions based on teacher popularity, who siblings had in previous years, and no promises will be made to you during these parent-teacher discussions.  Our goal is to create classes that accurately represent the total school population.  No changes will be made once lists are created.  Forms are available in the front office and you must complete this request form in order to have your request considered.  No requests will be considered after May 1st. 

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP:  If you have a kindergartener for the 2018-2019 school year at home, please come by and start the process for registering next year.  It is very important that we know how many kindergarteners we will have for next year so we can make sure we have the right amount of teachers to staff classes. We have been registering kindergarteners since March 19thStop by and get your kindergartener on the list! 

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