Welcome to Douglas Gardens Elementary


Principal
Carla Smith



4th Grade Music Program @ 6:30                                     Thursday, April 27

Early Release - Dismissal @ 12:30                                          Friday, April 28

PTA Meeting @ 6:00                                                              Thursday, May 4

Early Release - Dismissal @ 12:30                                          Friday, May 12

Early Release - Dismissal @ 12:30                                          Friday, May 26

Memorial Day - No School                                                    Monday, May 29

Early Release - Dismissal @ 12:30                                            Friday, June 9

Last Day of School                                                             Wednesday, June 21

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Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year....Diane Hamilton. She has volunteered at Douglas Gardens 4 days a week for the last 5 years.We truly appreciate the time she has volunteered to help our students.

Thank you to all our volunteers. Please join us on Wednesday, April 12th from 3:30 - 4:00 in the Douglas Gardens Library for the Volunteer Tea. We hope to see you there.


Unlimited Summer Fun
16 Activities        1 Pass!

$50

Ages 18 & under

Valid May 29 – September 4, 2017

Purchase pass at LTD, Willamalane Facilities & Eugene Rec Pools

Includes Admission to:  Amazon Pool, Camp Putt, Cascades Raptor Center, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, Emerald Lanes, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Lane Transit District, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, River Road Park Pool, Science Factory, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, Skate World, Splash! At Lively Park, Willamalane Center & Willamalane Park Swim Center.

www.willamalane.org/1pass
Pass is nontransferable. Other rules and restrictions may apply.

Additionally, LTD developed a small ¼ page card for distributing in backpacks, on display, and through other people at the school district who can make sure kids are aware of the program. They ordered 3,000 in English and 500 in Spanish total for all three school districts.  Let me know how many you think you need, and I’ll get them to you.


Learn more about the new Elementary Report Cards by clicking on the link below.


  This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get an education is in school. It’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days, but remember, those days count as absences. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time. So make sure your child is in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning.




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    March Newsletters



   Douglas Gardens Elementary leadership team and staff invested significant time during the 2015-2016 school year crafting a comprehensive achievement plan (CAP) for the school. The CAP is a plan that defines targeted work to raise achievement for all students. The CAP defines seven important objectives that the school will focus on over the next three school years. It is aimed at measurable goals, and it is monitored throughout the year. A copy of the Douglas Gardens' CAP is uploaded to the school website in PDF format for all stakeholders (staff, students, parents, family members, and district personnel) to review. Click on the link below for a copy of the CAP.

Families, we thought you'd appreciate an update on the ALICE emergency training in our schools. Last year, we conducted training for both staff and students. This year, staff will receive refresher drills, and we will also be conducting practice drills for students.
Elementary students will receive three drills in the course of the school year. We will announce the times of these drills in advance and prepare students beforehand with tips from the "I'm Not Scared...I'm Prepared" handbooks. Students and staff will practice protocol for different scenarios.
At all times during the drills, staff will be on the lookout for any individuals who have a negative reaction to the drills.
While we know that these incidents, while highly covered by the media are actually quite rare, I think we can all agree that to be prepared is to be empowered. These drills are vitally important to ensuring that students and staff understand what is expected of them, and practice scenarios will also help the schools and emergency responders to continue to refine their procedures and practices.  For more information about ALICE training in our school district, visit http://www.springfield.k12.or.us/ALICE. Please contact your principal with any questions.

Douglas Gardens Parents/Guardians and Families,

In light of recent events at Douglas Gardens we would like to share the following information regarding Pokemon Cards.

- Pokemon cards are considered a toy and as such, are not allowed at school or on the school bus.

- If teachers or staff see students with Pokemon cards, students will be instructed to put the cards/game away and reminded Pokemon Cards/games are not allowed at school.

Teachers may hold the Pokemon cards and ask parents/guardians to pick them up after school.

We want our students to be successful each and every day at school.  Your help enforcing this school policy will ensure their success.

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    This is a fun easy way to earn money for Douglas Gardens Elementary. 
Class with the most Box Tops turned in by December 7th wins a Pizza Party! Keep clipping Box Tops!


Did you know Douglas Gardens Elementary has a Facebook Page? Visit us on Facebook.