Douma Elementary School News

Cheerleading Clinic Offered

January 8, 2020

The OHS cheerleaders will sponsor the Ottumwa Junior Cheerleader Clinic for Ottumwa K-2 students on Monday, January 13 and Ottumwa 3-5 students on Wednesday, January 15. Clinics...

Local Businesses Give Back

January 3, 2020

Douma would like to extend a huge thank you to the following businesses for your financial contribution to our school field trip fund! John Deere Ottumwa Works Local UAW74...

Several students in Mrs. Mason's kindergarten class rang bells for the Salvation Army recently. Students worked in two-hour shifts ringing bells for the seasonal fundraiser ...

Relationships are KEY at Douma

December 13, 2019

At Douma, when we say relationships are key and ALL student matter we mean it! Mr. Terry, our head custodian, always takes time to help out students, give hugs, and talk about h...

The Ottumwa High School Class of 2022 will host a Winter Festival on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. Participants should enter through the Four...

Douma bell ringers

December 5, 2019

Douma Kindergarten students embraced the giving season by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Fareway. Mrs. Mason, their Kindergarten teacher, organized a bell ringing gr...

We are hosting our Annual Polar Express Day event on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  All neighborhoods will enjoy neighborhood-wide rotations from 8:30-10:00am. In addi...

Douma embraces all students

November 25, 2019

Douma embraces all learners and works hard to build an inclusive enviornment! We love all of our little people and feel proud of the opportunity to help them grow as compassiona...

Attention all inventors!  The Ottumwa Invention Convention will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Liberty Elementary from 5:30-8 p.m.  If needed, the snow date ...

Douma Elementary has had the wonderful opportunity to connect with the family of Frank W. Douma, our school's namesake. Not only did the Douma family come to Ottumwa this su...

The Ottumwa Barracudas will offer swim lessons to students ages 5 and up, from beginners to advanced swimmers.  Swimmers are invited to swim Monday and Tuesday nights fr...

The date has been set for the upcoming Invention Convention, open to all K-8 students in the Ottumwa district.  The date for the event is Thursday, January 30, 2020, wit...

  Dear Douma Families: Douma School is excited to offer full access to an onsite School Food Pantry for the 2019-20 school year. By collaborating with the Food Ba...

We have updated arrival and dismissal traffic patterns for the 19-20 school year.  For the coming school year, the bus lane for Douma will be located along the curb i...

The Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has again published three lists of recommended books for summer reading. The li...

Starting June 17, Douma School is excited to offer full access to an onsite summer School Food Pantry. By collaborating with the Food Bank of Iowa, this pantry will be able to s...

The Ottumwa Public Library is offering a summer reading program for children ages 0-14. Children sign up at the library. After registering, they will receive a reading log to co...

Field Day Postponed

May 27, 2019

The field day scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 has been rescheduled for Monday, June 3 due to the weather. 

Parents, we need your help! We are in need of volunteers for our annual Douma Field Day next Tuesday May 28th. First grade will enjoy activities from 9-11, then Kindergarte...

Ottumwa Schools will host a second kindergarten registration on Friday, May 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. for anyone who missed the first one in March.  This is simply an opportunity...

Egg Hunt Fundraiser

April 9, 2019

Do you need help hiding eggs during the upcoming holiday? The Ottumwa High School Class of 2021 will come to your house and hide eggs in your yard for Easter mornin...

Congratulations to Carter Cruzen for receiveing the "All American" title at the National Wresting competion held in Nebraska on March 30th.  Carter particiap...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Wear Blue Day is a chance to highlight the ways that people can help great childhoods happen across Iowa and the country.  A clas...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host a kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 6 p.m. This date was rescheduled due to the weathe...

Jump Rope For Heart

March 5, 2019

Message from P.E Teacher Ruth Thomas Hope you are having fun raising funds for the American Heart Association! You have one more week to finish collecting donations! All coll...