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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

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

I hope you are feeling relaxed and refreshed after Winter Break. We at Walter Douglas are happy to be back and are ready to finish strong in this second semester.

We are now at the halfway point for the 2017-2018 school year! Students completed both end of quarter tests and mid-year DAP benchmark testing during the month of December. We are extremely proud of the progress and determination students have been showing! We are now setting our sites on spring state assessment testing.

As we prepare for the standardized assessments, we ask that parents help prepare their child(ren) by: 1) ensuring regular school attendance, 2) timely completion of all homework assignments, and 3) communicating with your child’s teacher when you have questions. Additionally, parents should expect and reinforce their family’s high expectations for appropriate and respectful behavior from their child. Children who demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning and towards others are the ones who have the most success regardless of their initial skill level in any particular subject area.

****Parent Engagement****

We believe it takes school and family working together to help our students succeed. This is a friendly reminder that each student and parent at Walter Douglas has Parent Engagement goals we are working on for the year. Your child should be bringing home a math and reading task to “engage” in with you in order to foster the home/school connection. We very much appreciate your commitment to working with your child to complete this activity!

Upcoming events:

January 8th- School Resumes

January 10th- PTO Meeting in Room 22 at 2:30 p.m.

January 10th- Science Night in room 32 at 5:30. Assistance will be available to help students finish their science projects.

January 12th- Success Assembly at which December’s Star Students will be honored. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR.

January 12th- District Spelling Bee, FWJH

January 12th- Report cards go home. Please go over this report card and return the signed report card envelope to your child’s teacher.

January 15th- No School, Civil Rights Day

January 18th- Our Read & Eat/Make Mealtime Family Time takes place in the cafeteria from 5:30—7:00 p.m. All Douglas students who attend will receive a free book.

January 26th - First semester Honor Roll Assembly in which first and second quarter Honor Roll students will be recognized at 8:15 a.m. in the MPR. Extra parking is available in the alley east of campus across from the MPR. We will begin honoring students at 8:15 a.m. Please be early to secure a seat.

January 31st- Science Fair and STEM night from 5:30-7:00 in the MPR.

New 6th Grade Teacher:  As you may be aware, due to personal reasons Mr. McMinimy resigned and will not be returning after winter break.  It is my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Crianna Posada as our new 6th grade math teacher!  I am confident Mrs. Posada will do a wonderful job and am proud to welcome her to our Bulldog team.

Thank you for all that you do in support of your child’s education. Wishing you and your family a joyful, healthy, prosperous and happy new year ahead!



Tamára McAllister