Our Douglas Park Community
Douglas Park Elementary School has served the southeast part of Regina since 1956. The community is attractive with affordable, well-maintained housing in the immediate area of the school. Recent statistics show that younger families are moving into homes previously occupied by senior citizens. Currently, there are approximately 330 students enrolled at Douglas Park School, which draws students from the Gladmer Park, Arnheim Place, Assiniboia East and Dominion Heights subdivisions of the city.
Community support for student achievement, staff members, and programs has been an ongoing tradition at Douglas Park. Parents and community volunteers have played an active role to provide support for students and staff. The Parent Support Committee is actively involved in the school.
Lunch Supervision Program
In September 2008, Regina Public Schools began a system-wide initiative to provide free lunch hour supervision at all schools. To attend the program, students need to fill out a registration form. We request that students or their families let the lunch supervisor know when they will be absent.
Before and After School Program
One of the school’s unique features is a before and after school activity program coordinated by the Boothill Community Association to promote the safety and well being of children while parents are at work. For a nominal fee, parents are able to drop off and collect their children before and after school hours. Additionally, many children arrive at Douglas Park by bus and additional supervision is provided upon arrival and departure.
Partnership with The Co-operators
In 2002, Douglas Park's partnership with The Co-operators was formalized. Since its inception, the committee has met to organize activities that try to ensure participation for all students and provide employees the opportunity to view the work of the students. A banner was created to celebrate the school-business partnership Other activities included visits to the business by school choirs, Wall of Fame sharing, joint promotional materials such as pencils for birthdays and pens/mugs for guest speakers, participation in the Wiserider Program and support for mathematics competitions.
Volunteers play a huge role in the smooth operation of the school and its many initiatives. Parents and others work in the resource centre, read with students, help with craft projects, accompany classes on field trips and assist with sports teams and special events. Together, parents and staff play an active role in providing meaningful educational opportunities for our students.