AlertNow Message: Feb. 12, 2023
Good Evening students and parents,
This is Lauryn Duncan, Principal at Douglass Elementary School calling with a few announcements for the week.
Douglass Elementary will celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Week each day this week. The safe transportation of our students day in and day out is one of the most important jobs at our school. Please join me in celebrating this week by showing appreciation for your child’s bus drivers.
Our Battle of the Books team will compete in the first elementary preliminary round this Tuesday. We are so proud of their hard work and we wish them well. Please show your support of our Battle of the Books team by wearing blue jeans and Douglass attire on Tuesday.
I would like to thank everyone that participated in our candy bar fundraiser in September. Thank you to everyone who has turned in any outstanding candy money. We still have not received payment for 29 boxes of chocolate which means we still have a $1,690 outstanding balance. That’s a considerable amount of money that we could really use to support our students and their learning. If you have not turned in your candy money, please do that this week.
Please remember that Rockingham County Schools will continue to require approved background checks for any chaperone or volunteer within our school that has unsupervised contact with students. All background checks are handled online, including payment, no money is sent to school. More information about background checks can be found on our district’s website under the parents & students tab. On this page you will find a section titled “Volunteer Resources.” Please click on the links located in this section to learn about the background check process. This information is important as most of our grade levels have field trips scheduled during the spring semester.
Just a reminder, breakfast and lunch are no longer free of charge this year. The cost of breakfast is $2.25 and the cost of lunch is $3.25. If you are interested in completing a lunch form please visit our school website at douglasselementary.org and click on the lunch form link located on the homepage. Lunch accounts can be created and updated by visiting k12paymentcenter.com.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and we look forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow morning.