Eagle Eye Weekly (EEW)

October 7, 2018


  • Monday, October 8: No School for Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, October 9: Last Day to Order Douglas Spiritwear
  • Thursday, October 11:
    • School Store opens
    • Snack Cart (Grades 1 and 6 asked to donate)
    • Douglas Day at Legends Cafe 3-8pm; Silver Unicorn 6-8pm

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This year we are hoping to raise $10,000 in just four weeks and you can help! For over ten years, the Douglas PTO has funded programs without asking families to participate in fundraising sales. These sales were replaced with a simple annual request for donations, 100% of which goes directly back into the school to fund various PTO efforts.

A white envelope went home with your children a few weeks ago containing a card that can be filled out and sent back to school along with a check made payable to Douglas School PTO. We can surpass our $10,000 goal this year if each Douglas family gives just $33!

Every one that donates will be entered in a weekly raffle as well as our grand prize drawing (one prize per household). Plus, donate at any level and you will receive a Douglas School magnet.

Please participate at whatever level is comfortable for your family. No gift is too small; it all will be put to good use.

Questions? Contact Amber Harvey and Kaarin Jeanson at

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The Douglas School fall Spiritwear sale is taking place now! For the first time ever, all sales will be done online through Brine’s Sporting Goods. Check out the all-new athletic tri-blend t-shirts, Adidas cinch sacks, and cozy fleece jackets! Plus, there are more colors available than ever before in long sleeve tees, tie-dye tees, and flannel pants. Visit the site today to make your purchase.

All orders must be placed by Tuesday, October 9. After that, the sale will no longer be available–so don’t miss out! All items will be delivered to your child’s classroom for free. If you have more than one child at Douglas, please choose one teacher for the delivery. Expected delivery date is the second week of November. Thank you for supporting Douglas! 

Order Here by October 9: https://douglasschool18.itemorder.com

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The Eagle’s Nest School Store is opening this week on Thursday, October 11th. Run by the fourth graders, the Eagle’s Nest offers school supplies and fun items ranging from $.50 to $2.00.

Fourth Grade Parents only: Look for information outlining how the school store works and how you and your child will be involved.

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– Monday, October 15 – Picture Day Rain Date: School Picture Day has been moved to Monday, October 15. Please hold onto your order forms and send them in with your child on that date. Please contact Megan Kivela at megankivela@gmail.com with any questions.

– Friday, October 26 – Ice Cream Social: Mark your calendar for the ever-popular cake walk, ice cream sundaes, games, and pizza for dinner! The event will be held on Friday, October 26. Please plan on bringing a cake for each participating child in your family. We also need 80+ volunteers to run this event safely and smoothly so watch for yellow backpack flyers coming home soon with more detailed information.

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We are happy to announce that Ed Leonard will be joining the Douglas School Council, serving a 2 year term along with Sridhar Tipirneni and Jen Moitoso. Ed is the father of 9 year old twins who are in 4th grade at Douglas. He participates in various school activities, including supporting his wife, Tina, in her various PTO roles! Ed believes serving on the School Council is an opportunity for him to be more involved and to further contribute to the Douglas School and community.

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This hands-on, parent driven program needs people to lead or shepherd small groups of children on Nature Walks two to three times during the year for about 40 minutes. Enthusiasm is all that is needed! Training is provided. Sign-up with your child’s teacher or contact Nancy Stillman directly at revnesden@gmail.com to volunteer.

We are also in need of more volunteers on the Nature Walk Coordination team to assist with scheduling/communication with teachers and parent volunteers, training parent volunteers/going on walks when needed. If interested please contact Nancy Stillman at email above.

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Looking for a way to volunteer at Douglas? Well you’re in luck… It’s the Douglas Social and Auction planning time! We have many things, big and small, to be done and it can be done on your own time! We need your help to make this event a success. Please come and join our committee!! We will be forming the Solicitations Committee at the first meeting and discussing more to come. So bring your creativity and your ideas!! No previous experience necessary. First meeting is Thursday October 25, 7:30pm at Susan Giulietti’s house, 57 Washington Dr. If you can’t make the meeting(s) but would like to help out or have questions please contact us.

Auction Co-chairs:
Laura Schmidt schmidt825@gmail.com
Melissa Gaudette melissagaudette@yahoo.com
Susan Giulietti sgiulietti@gmail.com 

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The Ice Cream Social is on Friday, October 26 and there are LOTS of fun Volunteer Slots still available! We need nearly 100 Volunteers to make the Ice Cream Social run. Please RSVP and indicate whether you are available to Volunteer using the pink form that was sent home last week. Please email the Ice Cream Social Coordinators at ics@douglasschoolpto.org with any questions.

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Please remember to send your children to school with exact change on Thursdays if they would like to purchase a snack (25 cents for one snack, 50 cents for two). Popcorn will be available on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (50 cents for a small bag, 75 cents for a large bag; please note that if a student purchases a large bag of popcorn they will be limited to one snack from the Snack Cart that week).

We rely on YOU to make Snack Cart happen! Families can begin sending in donations on the Monday of their donation week and snack cart donations can be left on the counter in the Douglas lobby. No popcorn-related supplies are needed – just individually wrapped snacks The Snack Cart donation schedule is available online at the PTO website.

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you and your family to support Douglas. When you shop through smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same prices, selection and convenience of amazon.com, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion (0.5%) of the purchase price to Douglas! Simply select C.T. Douglas School as your preferred charity the first time you visit AmazonSmile and bookmark the page to shop through AmazonSmile every time you order from Amazon!

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Thank you to all who brought in their dried markers to be recycled. We recently sent 7 boxes (approximately 4,500 markers!!) to Crayola ColorCycle be recycled.

Markers cannot be recycled in traditional recycling facilities because of the variety of plastics each marker contains, so Crayola created ColorCycle. ColorCycle partners with a company in upstate New York, who melts the plastic markers and turns them into fuel!

Please continue to send your dried markers to Douglas school to be recycled. There is a marker recycle bin in the collection center outside the office.

Note: ANY brand and type of marker can be recycled, not just Crayola!

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**The objective of the Douglas PTO is to promote quality in education by facilitating parent and faculty communication, by encouraging parent involvement, and by providing programs and funds that support the school. To learn more about getting involved, send an email to cochairs@douglasschoolpto.org. For questions about your subscription to these announcements, contact technology.secretary@douglasschoolpto.org.

Douglas School PTO, 21 Elm St., Acton, MA 01720
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