Welcome

Douglass PTO is a parent volunteer group whose primary goal is to support the well-rounded education of children in Douglass Elementary School. We accomplish this through successful fundraising and volunteer recruitment; enrichment programs; and community events.

Announcements


EOYparty- May 23rd

The End of Year Party is just around the corner.  It will be held for the students on May 23rd.  This is not a family event, but rather a fun-filled day for our students to celebrate a great year. You can be part of the fun… by volunteering.  We need a LOT of volunteers to make this a fun and successful event for all of our children. There are some 1/2 hour, 1 hour and 2 1/2 hour time slots to choose from.  We’d love to have your help.  This really is a funday!!!  Please consider volunteering.

If you have specific questions regarding the volunteer positions, etc, please don’t hesitate to contact:  kayekrebs@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK

for more info, click here:  

Please join us on Tuesday May 15 from 3-9 pm

Dine for Douglass Night


Acreage by Stem

1380 horizon Avenue, Lafayette


Happy Hour and Dinner 3- 9 pm  Dine in only.


Bring your family and friends to check out the newest Cider House in Colorado.  Great views, food and drink. Amazing patio seating.


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Douglass Elementary!



Have you donated to D2E?

Dedication to Education is a direct-give campaign. What does that mean? 
  • In lieu of selling cookie dough or gift wrap and other items, Douglass Elementary offers the opportunity to direct-give. Children are not asked to sell items. 
  • The money that is collected through this campaign can be fully utilized in our classrooms. No outside vendors or “middle-man” collecting a % of funds.
  • Families may give by check, cash or on-line, via Paypal (school pays a small fee for this transaction), directly to the school PTO.
  • The campaign runs throughout the month of September so that funds can be used THIS school year. 
  • Remember, ANY amount is appreciated and helpful. 
  • And remember, donations are tax-deductible. Please consider giving today.

Check out all the retailers that are helping Douglass!  Free Money!


Open positions for 2018-19:

*FUNtabulous Douglass (CREW only! We have leadership all covered!)

*PEN event coordinator 

* Garden to Table co-chair

Training and guidelines are provided for each role, and each position is supported by a group of really friendly, helpful, low-pressure, amazing people. 



Past Announcements...


Jog-a-thon 2018 is Friday April 27th has been postponed to MONDAY APRIL 30th
Our goal is to raise $20,000, Donate here at our Uburst donation site. Our school will receive 100% of the donations (minus Paypal fees) Supporters can give cash or check directly to our school.  Checks should be made out to "Douglass Elementary PTO" and include information in the mailing to indicate the student that is being sponsored and their teacher's name. 

2018 Running schedule:

1st and 2nd Grade 8:15 - 9:00

KG and Preschool 9:05-9:50

3rd and 4th 9:55 - 10:40

5th 10:45-11:30

Full Info here


Douglass Spirit Night at UTURN BBQ
Please join us on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 For Douglass Spirit Night!
U Turn BBQ, 599 Crossing Dr. Lafayette
11am-8:30pm Lunch or Dinner -- Take out, Drive Through or Dine-in
Bring the family, neighbors and friends for a yummy lunch or dinner to support Douglass.  
A portion of proceeds will be given back to Douglass Elementary!

Testing Town Hall - March 14, 6pm
Join us @ 6pm on 3/14 in the heart of Douglass for a laid back town hall meeting on testing. The conversation will be moderated by our own Jon Wolfer.  For more info see Flyer here

Douglass Movie Night - March 2, 5:30pm
The Lego Ninjago Movie will be shown in the Douglass Heart, bring your own everything (pillows, snacks). This is NOT a drop-off event. See flyer

Douglass Spirit night February 13, 2018  4-9pm
Come out for Douglass Spirit Night! Lucky Pie & Sweet Cow will donate a percentage of the proceeds back to our school! (LOUISVILLE LOCATION ONLY) (Includes take-out orders) Please bring flyer or just mention that you are with Douglass Elementary. Bring the family, bring friends and enjoy a night at Lucky Pie and support our school.  Click here for Flyer

Innovation Fair- February 5, 6pm
This non-competitive innovation fair gives students who choose to do a project  or create an invention, the chance to explore an area of science or invention that especially interests them.  Those students opting to do a science fair experiment will be required to apply the scientific method and display their projects on a science fair board. Although the majority of the 175-200 projects each year are completed by intermediate-level students, we always have projects done by students from kindergarten through fifth grade.  More info can be found here 

The Douglass Food Drive 
begins Monday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 21. Please send in canned/nonperishable foods to be donated to the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) of Boulder. EFAA supports families in need, and they always look forward to receiving the generous donations from our Douglass community. Donation bins will be located outside classrooms. Let's make a difference this holiday season!

Do you have questions about a PTO role? Are you interested in getting more involved in the school through PTO? Do you want to help make decisions about events in the school? Do you just need some coffee and want to visit with nice people?  Then PLEASE COME to our "No-pressure-but-we’re-hopeful-PTO-Recruitment-Coffee!"  Friday, 12/8, 8:15am in the Heart of Douglass Elementary


Kids Kreations
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY 11/8**
You should have received the order forms and samples of your child's artwork for Kids Kreations.  This annual fundraiser for the art department at Douglass ensures that your child will get the best quality art supplies to make their amazing work!  This year we are also working to raise money for a guest artist later in the year.  Don't forget to order by Saturday, November 4 Please email Lauren.shellberg@bvsd.org with any questions.  Go to Kids Kreations and enter your kid's code at the top of the site to access your personalized order form.

Fundraising Survey
We want to know what you have to say about our fundraising approach! 
Please help us shape our fundraising future by following this link to take a VERY short, 10-question survey. Promise it won’t take long, and it will give us great information so that we can meet your needs better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K22QW3M

The Fairview Store is supporting Douglass!
100% of Coffee sales from 10/23-10/31 
AND 50% of Sandwich sales on Thursday and Fridays in October.  
More details here 
The Fairview Store is located at:  7498 E.Arapahoe (corner or 75th & Arapahoe)

R2D2E
There are also two matches in play - please donate!! See Katherine's email for more info

PEN Event
The Douglass Parent Engagement Network (PEN) is hosting a free session on child brain development for parents, with activities for kids at the same time. Join us at Douglass on Tuesday, November 7th at 6pm. More Info

Nutcracker Tickets
Tickets for the Boulder Ballet and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Nutcracker performance are for sale - please use this FORM to select your dates and seats and submit the form and payment to the front office- DEADLINE is November 7th.  20% of ticket sales goes to support Douglass's Music program.

Due to overwhelming support on Tuesday - Pica's is extending their fundraising for Douglass until SUNDAY(10/15) - be sure to mention Douglass when you order for it to be credited to our school!  Thank you to all those that came out already!! And Thank you to Pica's!!

JOIN US FOR DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY SPIRIT NIGHT!!!   

On 10-10-17

PICA'S LOUISVILLE

901 FRONT ST

www.picaslouisville.com

720.535.8311

Tuesday, October 10th

11am-9:30 pm

Stop in for Lunch or Dinner!

20% of sales will be given back to Douglass!!!

THIS IS AT THE LOUISVILLE LOCATION ONLY!

Dine in or Take Out


FUNtabulous Douglass Night 
Friday October 6th 5:30-8pm 
at the Douglass Heart
We are changing things up and will be hosting this fundraiser on Friday October 6th at the new school.  The FUNtabulous Douglass Night 
(as it's now called) will offer a pizza party and the infamous Teacher Raffle as well as a new TALENT SHOWCASE!  Kids (and teachers) can sign up to perform that evening in a (non-judged) format that we know will be entertaining for everyone. More info here.

D2E Boot Drive
Wednesday, Sept 27th
7:45-8:15am
North Parking lot and Front Entrance
Rocky Mountain Fire has graciously offered to hold a Boot Drive at Douglass for our Dedication to Education campaign. The firemen and women will be on site with their boots collecting money for our campaign. The team from Rocky Mountain Fire will be waiting by the North lot bus drop-off area as well as our school front entrance. Parents and children can participate in the boot drive by bringing in your D2E donation (check or cash) to support the fundraising campaign.  Event Flyer

Back to School Coffee
K-2 grade - Friday September 1, 8-9am
3-5 grade - Friday September 8, 8-9am
Join us for coffee and chat with Jon Wolfer, meet other parents and learn more about the PTO. 

Back to School Night
5th grade Back to School Night is Tuesday August 29th at 6:30pm
All School Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30pm

We hope to see you at Registration Day 
on Tuesdsay, August 15, 9am-11am.  
Please stop by our PTO table and say hi!
Back to School Picnic is 
Tuesday, 8/15, 5:30-7:30 
on the playground at our NEW school! 
Freddie's Hot Dogs, Verde, Seb's Pizza and Sweet Cow will be there.  See flyer for more details.