Walter Douglas elementary school
A Note From the Principal...
~ The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings
and seek ways to make life better for those around us.
This holiday season we pause to think of each of you and the contributions you make to our school.
We appreciate all you do and are thankful for your support.
December is a busy month here at Douglas with just a few weeks until Winter Break. We invite you
and your family to join us for the following:
Douglas Singers - Our performance is Thursday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. Come on out for the
“Best Show in Town”!
Success Assembly - will be Friday, December 5th at 8:00 am in the MPR. This is also an early release day; students will be dismissed at 12:00.
Santa Shop - This is a great, low cost way for students to do their holiday shopping. Santa’s Shop will
be happening here at Douglas the week of Dec. 10th-17th, with a family shopping night to be held on
December 11th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
PTO Meeting - Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 10th at 2:30 in room 29. We would love to
have you join us!
Winter Break - School will let out on December 19th at noon for the Winter Break. There will be no
Skills for Success that day. School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Our Douglas Family wishes you and yours joy and peace this holiday season. See you in 2015!
Una Nota de la Directora…..
~ Esta época navideña es el momento perfecto para reflexionar en
nuestras bendiciones y buscar maneras de hacer
la vida mejor para los que nos rodean.
~ Terry Marshall
Esta época festiva tomamos una pausa para recordar a cada uno de ustedes y las contribuciones que
usted hace a la escuela. Apreciamos todo lo que hace y estamos agradecidos por su apoyo.
Diciembre es un mes muy ocupado aquí en Walter Douglas con solo unas cuantas semanas hasta las
vacaciones de invierno. Les invitamos a usted y a su familia a que se reúnan con nosotros a los
Coro de Douglas – Nuestra actuación es el jueves, 4 de diciembre a las 6:00p.m. Vengan a la “Mejor
Función del Pueblo.”
Asamblea de Éxito será el viernes, 5 de Diciembre a las 8:00 a.m. en el MPR; también es un día
corto, los alumnos saldrán a las 12 de mediodía.
Tienda de Santa – Esta es una gran manera para los alumnos que deseen hacer sus compras
navideñas a bajo costo. La tienda de Santa se estará llevando a cabo aquí en Douglas durante la
semana del 10-17 de Diciembre con una noche de compras familiar el día 11 de Diciembre de 5:30 a 7
Junta de Organización de Padres y Maestros (PTO) Nuestra próxima reunión será el día miércoles
10 de Diciembre a las 2:30 de la tarde en la biblioteca. ¡Nos dará mucho gusto contar con su
Vacaciones de Invierno – El 19 de Diciembre la salida de clases será a mediodía para vacación de
invierno. Ese día no habrá programa de Skills después de clases. Las clases reanudarán el lunes, 5
de enero del 2015.
Nuestra familia de Walter Douglas le desea a usted y a su familia felicidad y paz en esta época
navideña. іNos vemos en el 2015!
Kinder- Harmony Minor, Yaztlani Sanchez, Asaid Lopez castillo, Fernanda Aguirre,
Myleene Arivizu, Jimmy Sarver, Melody Minor
1st Grade- Emilio Rivera, Melany Denogean, Elemr Orduno, Jorge Alvarez, Francisco Olguin,
Anthony Garcia Thompson, Benicio Ruiz, Melanie Alvarez, Gage Burks, Dominic Soto
2md Grade- Everett Cable, Nubia Alvarez, Azul Perez, Maricela Barragan, Raymond Lofton
3rd Grade- Assiah Virgil-Reffruschini, Tessa Agüero, Joe Babel, David Miranda, Francisco
Medina*, Anabel Montiel, Karmen Coronado, Grecia Leon, Luis Camargo, Destanie
Sandrock, Max Flores
4th Grade-Achok Angui, Teacghan Polo*, Christina Parra, Mhia Fontes, Zachary Uselton, Azul Beltran
5th Grade- Arianna barcelo, Augie Medina, Robert Mendez, Jacqueline navarro, Gabriel Gastelum,
6th Grade– Daniel Tadeo, Daniel Flores, Kristopher Kirkpatrick, Rebcca Thomas, Tyler Thompson, Jose
Valencia, Kaitlyn Garber, Angel Hernandez, Amaris Lopez, Emily Taylor, Jesus Maldonado,
* Additional PAWSitive Referral
P.A.W.S. Corner with Mr. Nogami
Happy December, Bulldog Families! Now that we are right in the middle of the holiday season, it is the
perfect time to share with you for which we are thankful. We at Walter Douglas Elementary are very
thankful for all of our wonderful students that follow P.A.W.S. everyday. We know that many
students follow P.A.W.S. everyday by the high number of P.A.W.S.itive referrals and all of the P.A.W.S.
bucks that were spent at the P.A.W.S. Buck store! Keep it up, Bulldogs!
You can support your child’s success in school by encouraging them to follow P.A.W.S. each day and do
their personal best. Please see that your student is at school, on time, each day and prepared to learn
with plenty of sleep the night before, completed homework in their backpack, and breakfast (provided free
each morning in the cafeteria). Student safety and academic success are our priorities at Walter Douglas
Elementary School and we look forward to a positive third quarter!
Feliz Diciembre familias Bulldog! Ahora que estamos justo en medio de la temporada navideña, es el
tiempo perfecto para compartir con usted de lo que estamos agradecidos. Nosotros en Walter Douglas
estamos muy agradecidos por los estudiantes que siguen el modelo de P.A.W.S. a diario. Sabemos que
muchos estudiantes siguen P.A.W.S. por el alto numero de reportes positivos “PAWSitive referrals” y
todos los PAWS bucks que se gastan en la tienda de PAWS Buck Store! Sigan adelante , Bulldogs!
Usted puede apoyar el éxito de sus hijos en la escuela al animarles que sigan el modelo PAWS cada día
y pongan su mejor esfuerzo. Por favor asegure que su hijo esta en la escuela a tiempo, todos los días y
preparado para aprender con bastante reposo la noche anterior, completar sus tareas y en sus
mochilas, y desayuno (el cual proveemos uno gratis cada mañana en nuestra
cafetería). La seguridad y éxito académico es nuestra prioridad en Walter Douglas y
esperamos ansiosos por un segundo trimestre positivo!.
From Our Front Office...
If you would like to report and absence, please call and leave a message at
Si desea reportar una ausencia, por favor llame y deje mensaje al 696-4806.
Important Phone Numbers
Front Office: 696-8300
Attendance Line: 696-4806
Health Office: 696-8302
Skills for Success: 349-0702
To check our website for the most up to date
information on our school events, including our sport’s
No Olvide …
De revisar nuestra pagina de internet para la
información mas actual sobre nuestros
eventos, incluyendo el horario de deportes.
Are you missing something?
Maybe a cat, a hat or a bat or something else?
Stop by our front office, maybe we have it!
Has perdido algo?
Un gato, una gorra o un bate o algo mas?
Pasa por la oficina, quizás lo tenemos
Please call the front office at 696-8300 with any dismissal changes before 1:30 pm.
Por Favor llame a la oficina antes de la 1:30 pm para hacer cualquier cambio a la
salida de su hijo (a).
Parents: Please be sure to update the school with changes to your contact
information (home phone, email, and/or cell phone) in order to receive
important school-wide notifications.
Happy December! Wow we can’t believe the first half of the year is
almost over! There is a lot happening the month of December. Soon we will be
giving our quarterly test so make sure you look at your child’s midterm test to
see what they need to practice. DIBELS testing will take place the week of
December 8th- 12th. Please continue using the review packet that we gave you
during our parent training. We will be having many holiday activities at school.
If you are interested in donating supplies that are needed for these activities please see your
classroom teacher and ask them what items are needed. Please remember that winter break starts at
noon on December 19thand ends January 4th. Look for your child’s report card that will be sent
home in January in your child’s homework folder.
First Grade News
We have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming DIBELS test. Please spend extra time practicing
vocabulary words, reading the fluency passages, reading books and recording on the Reading Log sheets for
the next few weeks. Our DIBELS test will take place the week of December 8. Please help your child do their
best by making sure that they get enough rest that week, eat a good breakfast and come to school ready to
work hard. Thank you! We will have some special Christmas season activities coming up in December. Please check your child’s homework folder each week for notes that tell about these activities. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a fun filled two week break
at the end of this month. Please make sure your child is back in school on January 5.
Happy December ! We are continuing with our Parent Involvement Homework. Please make sure that you are completing the fluency passage with your child
every night. This is important because it will help to improve your child’s DIBELS
score. Problem of the Week math homework is going well, thank you for devoting
time to support your child’s education. The DIBELS reading test will be taking place
from December 8th-12th. Please make sure that your child eats a healthy breakfast
and gets plenty of sleep that week so they are ready for testing. Thank you for your support at
home. Have a happy and safe holiday season!
Hello 3rd Grade Parents! As we begin the month of December, we would like to
thank you for encouraging your child to stay focused and on task during
classroom instruction. The more your child stays focused, asks questions, and
participates in class, the more they are learning! Also, please continue to have your child on time and present
each school day. Their daily attendance is very important in both the morning and afternoon. Next, we have
completed our multiplication introduction and have started testing multiplication math facts along with
addition and subtraction math facts once a week. These are timed tests we use to build up our math fact
fluency! Your child should be practicing their math facts at home each night! Along with math facts, remember
to have your child read at least 20 minutes each night as well: 20 minutes of reading a day, over 5 years, is
600 hours of reading time, the equivalent of 24 extra weeks of school! Finally, we want to say “Thank You!”
again, for the continued donations of tissues, dry erase markers, and classroom snacks. These donations are
always appreciated!!! Thank you for your support Parents! Happy Holidays!
We have started sending home the Scholastic News magazine
for students and parents to read and discuss. Your child has a
list of questions that can be used as discussion questions. We
hope you are enjoying the information in the magazine. The
math journal is to be completed weekly by you and your
child. We encourage you to discuss the math problems,
especially if you arrive at different answers. Thank you for your support with
both of these endeavors.
Just a reminder, the Grand Canyon trip will be here before we know it. We will
be sending a letter on Dec. 4 that needs to be filled out and returned. Monthly
payments can be made to offset the cost of the trip ($75.00).
December is finally here and Winter break is just around the
corner. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the
carnival and who brought items to donate, we appreciate
you! Just a reminder, every Monday a four question math sheet and a two question reading
sheet and article will come home with your child. To reach our reading and math goal we hope
your continued involvement will help get us there. Please complete these sheets with your child
and sign them to be returned by Thursday every week! Let’s work together to reach our
goals. Please encourage your child to practice math facts with you and keep reading! From the
5th grade, we hope you have a great and safe holiday!
Happy Holidays! As we wrap up the first half of our 6th grade year
together, time seems to be flying.
The second and last progress report of the quarter will be going home the
first week of December. Please take time to review it with your child.
Our grade books will close for the quarter on Tuesday, December 16th.
Our Science Fair will be held at the end of January, but projects are due on January 9th. In
order to be ready, we expect that our students will be conducting their experiments before the
break in December. This will provide enough time for them to analyze and organize their data
as well as prepare their display boards.
As we reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for this season, your children are at the
top of our list! May you have a relaxing and fulfilling holiday with family and friends!
Kindergarten— Giselle Duran, Nomara Payan, Carter Moffit, Jessica Cornejo, Ryder Kimbell, Daniella
Villegas, Alexander Teran, Ricardo Marquez
First Grade— Milca Sanchez, Joselin Torres, Elmer Orduno, Xadrian Reyes, Issac Rivas,
Adacelie Enriquez, Manuel Palma, Aubrianna Meneses
Second Grade— Shayden Garber, Sonia Rojas, Azul Perez, Camila Olivas, Jessica Olguin, Amanda
Sanchez, Amanda Sanchez
Third Grade— Angela Kirchoff, Simmon Arreola, Raylin Virgil, Jesus Ruiz, Nancy Robles
Fourth Grade— Clarissa Holguin, Aztlan Palma, Julio Manteca Sierra, Jayden Merren , Julio Manteca
Fifth Grade— Sonja Acedo, Maryan Cota, Maryan Cota, Zeneroso Elie, Yessenia Ortega
Sixth Grade— Kaitlyn Garber, Luis Leyva, Jose Valencia, Christina Lorona
Our Building Blocks for Character Student is:
Paulina Noriega Rojas
Music Notes –December
This month, general music classes will be learning holiday songs for the holiday sing-along which will occur at the end of the semester.
Thursday, December 4th – 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. Douglas Singers Concert. Singers, meet in the music room at 5:30; wear holiday
clothes, and look for some sunglasses! If you have any pie tins you can donate, please bring them to Mrs. Baum. Douglas Singers
will not meet after December 4th. Practices will resume on January 12.
The following 4th Graders have earned belts in Recorder Karate as of 11/19:
White Belt: Daniella Taylor, Jonathan Hernandez, Raul Reyes, Clarissa Holguin, Jadyn Merren, Giolyna Rodriguez, Jasmine Padilla,
Evan Mussulman, Kaylee Gilmore, Layla Barela, Ana Cerron, Ashley Christie
Yellow Belt: Jade Vega
Purple Belt: Kevin Andrade, Maria Lopez, Nathaniel Esquilin
Red Belt: Adrian Ureta
In December, the first 10 students who earn a green belt or higher will receive a $5 Target Gift Card!!! Come on in and earn those
Parents, thank you for all you do to support your students in music!
Hello parents! I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! November was a
busy month for your PTO, let's review. We finished up our cookie dough
fundraiser and had our carnival in the first week. Thank you for making both
events such a huge success! Our volunteers were instrumental in making the
carnival so much fun for our students. Really an outstanding week. Excellent
work by everyone involved.
Turning to December, our schedule lightens up a bit. We will be hosting a
Santa Shop from Wednesday 12/10 to Wednesday 12/17, with a family night
on Thursday 12/11. We hope to see you there! Also, our December PTO
meeting is on the 10th. We will be discussing the spring semester at this
meeting. Come to the meeting! Get ahead of the game! We'll see you there. Happy Holidays,
everyone, if you have any questions, call me. 520-668-6922., or email me: [email protected]
John Mussulman, PTO president
Please join us for our Title One presentation which will take place at 2:15 pm in
Room 29. Our PTO Meeting will follow immediately after the Title One presentation.
for sale in the computer lab. There are 10 different scents to
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This is your last opportunity to reserve a copy of the yearbook for only $12.00. After Winter Break, the
price will increase to $15.00. So fill out the form below and give to your teacher along with the money so
you will have a full color memento of this yearbook!
Esta es la ultima oportunidad de reservar su copia del anuario por solo $12.00. Después de las vacaciones de
invierno, el precio subirá a $15.00
Yearbook Order Form
Forma de Orden del Anuario
Order must be turned in to your Teacher by December 19
La orden debe regresar a la Maestra para el 19 de Diciembre
Last Name (Apellido)
First Name (Nombre)
Teacher Name (Nombre del Maestro)
Order now and pay $12.00.
Ordene ahora y pague $12.00
Important: price will increase to $15.00 beginning January 5th
Importante: El precio subirá a $15.00 empezando el 5de Enero.