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Welcome to the Douglas Park School Community Council Page

Next Meeting - MAY 10, 2017 @ 6:30PM


Arts & Culture Talent Show - April 12th

The SCC is excited to host the Arts & Culture Talent Show on April 12th at 6:30pm in the school gym.  The Talent Show is an opportunity for us all to celebrate the Arts and the many Cultures represented at Douglas Park School.  Admission is free, and ALL students and staff are welcome to perform!  

Performances might include dancing (cultural, contemporary, etc.), playing an instrument, reading your own poetry or short story, performing a short skit, or another talent.  Students and staff can also display works of art they've created.

Students/staff are welcome to perform individually or in groups.  Performances will take place on the gym stage, and all must be family appropriate.  No inappropriate language is allowed (e.g., in accompanying music).

Performers need to hand in their sign-up forms to the school by April 5th to be included in the Talent Show.  Sign-up forms were sent home to students in March.  If you need another copy, see the attachment section below.

All performers will be entered to win a DOOR PRIZE!!  Door prizes will be drawn at the Talent Show.

Special performances by ROAR and the DPS Student Band.

The stage is waiting for you.  SIGN UP TODAY!  


Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Fundraiser - March 20th to 31st

Thanks to everyone who ordered DQ ice cream cakes!  With your support, we raised over $700.  These funds will stay in our school and support educational activities for DPS students.

*Please note that gift card pickup times have changed.*  

The new times to pick up your purchased gift cards (just outside the school office) are:

  • Tuesday, April 11th:  from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
  • Wednesday, April 12th:  8:20am to 9:20am AND 3:15pm to 4:15pm
  • Thursday, April 13th:  from 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Thanks again for supporting our school!


2017 Read-a-Thon Results

Thanks to all the students who participated in this year’s read-a-thon and book swap!  We hope you enjoyed every moment of your time spent reading.  With your help, we raised $3,450 for our school!  All profits will be used to support learning opportunities at DPS.

A total of 93,399 minutes were recorded during the Read-a-Thon which is equal to 1,557 hours or 65 days spent reading!  In total, 102 students participated in the event and, on average, they read 40 minutes each day.  Way to go, DPS students!

Fifty-two students were awarded the $10 gift card prize, and the following students won the main prizes:  Madison C. (LC1), Grace E. (LC2), Ani M. (LC3), and Zarrin A. (LC3).  The classroom prizes (for most total minutes) were won by:  Ms. Hurlbert’s Kindergarten class, Ms. Simons / Ms. Degelman’s Grade 4 class, and Ms. Dumelie’s Grade 7/8 class.  Congratulations!

Many thanks to all the students who participated and to the families who supported this event!


Staff Appreciation Events

Thanks to all the DPS families who showed their appreciation to school staff during staff appreciation week and for the staff lunch on March 16th!  Special thanks to the Coady family with Mary Browns Chicken who provided the lunch for staff and to the parents who provided desserts!


Mabel's Labels Fundraiser

Ever have a tough time tracking down your kids’ stuff?  Mabel’s Labels is the perfect way to stay organized all school year.  They offer a wide selection of waterproof name labels and tags that are perfect for notebooks, school supplies, lunch gear, backpacks, and so much more.  These personalized labels are the best way to keep your belongings out of the lost and found.  Plus, they’re guaranteed to stay on in the wash and dishwasher, and are microwave safe.

To take advantage of this ongoing fundraiser, click on the following link and start shopping to support DPS students:  In the "Select Your School/Organization" dropdown, choose "DOUGLAS PARK SCC (REGINA)".

As with all fundraisers, any funds raised will be directed to educational opportunities for DPS students.


What's the SCC About?

First and foremost, the Douglas Park SCC is focused on enhancing student learning and well-being.  We provide funding to the school to support students' learning goals and opportunities.  We also act as a liaison between the school and DPS families.  We've brainstormed some areas of focus for 2016-17 and these are:

  • education / student learning
  • safety
  • community
  • values
  • school spirit

We'll also be doing some fundraising to support our staff and provide our students with learning and growth opportunities.  Some of the items / events we've sponsored include Mathletics accounts for students in Learning Communities 1 to 3, funding support for teachers (e.g., supplies for terrariums and dream catchers, etc.), field trips, literacy materials, and many others.


Next SCC Meeting:  May 10, 2017 @ 6:30pm

The SCC meets in the Learning Commons or in the staff room at the school.  All parents are welcome!


2016-17 SCC Executive
Chair:  Laura Bennett
Treasurer:  Jackie Schlamp
Secretary:  Bobbie-Jo Wiebe
Members at large:  Tania Bird, Jillian Coady, Toni Wilkie


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