BoxTops Contest                                                                                                        October 9-27

Self-Manager Assembly @ TBA                                                                              October 20th

Early Release @12:30                                                                                                October 27th

Pepperoni Sale ~ All Money Due                                                                               November 3rd

No School - Veterans Day                                                                                          November 10th

Early Release @12:30                                                                                                November 17th

No School - Thanksgiving Holiday                                                                           November 23-24

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Upcoming Street Closure of South 42nd Street

for Railroad Crossing Repairs


South 42nd Street at the railroad crossing between Daisy Street and Glacier View Drive will be closed on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18. Union Pacific Railroad will be making repairs to the crossing. Informational signs will be placed along South 42nd Street near the railroad crossing to notify drivers of the upcoming closure. A detour route will be set up using South 32nd Street on the closure dates.


What: Street closure


Who: Springfield drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians


When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Where: On South 42nd Street at the railroad crossing between Daisy Street and Glacier View Drive



Pepperoni Fundraiser

    All pepperoni money is due Nov. 3.  If you sell all your pepperoni and want more, please visit the PTA table outside the office in the morning (8:00 - 8:30).


        Our first BoxTops for Education Contest will be October 9-27. The class that collects the most BoxTops from October 9-27 will earn an Ice Cream Sundae Party. This is a quick and easy fundraiser for the school. Just clip BoxTops from participating products and send them to school. Douglas Gardens receives 10¢ for every BoxTop collected. Click on the link below to find a list of products that participate in the BoxTops for Education program. 


Product List

Willamalane After School Basketball Clinics 

    Willamalane After School Basketball Clinics are starting up the week of Oct. 23rd. This basketball clinic is for kids in kindergarten to 2nd grade. It runs once a week for 6 weeks from 3-4pm right at your school’s own gym.  This clinic gets kids excited about basketball while coaches use games and drills to sharpen skills and reinforce fundamentals.  Each participants receive a T-shirt.  The clinic is $45 and scholarships are available.  Sign up at Willamalane!

District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing 

Springfield Public Schools

    On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide Spring TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.  If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your child’s teacher and your school’s TAG contact  to refer your child for the spring testing. After you refer them for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.

    If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017, for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale.

Questions?  Contact your child's teacher and the school TAG Contact​

Douglas Gardens - TAG Contact : Dorian Buttacavoli

Phone Number: 541-744-6387

School Supply Lists 

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

   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.


    This is a fun easy way to earn money for Douglas Gardens Elementary. 
Keep clipping Box Tops!

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

New Electronic Flyer Delivery System