Douma Elementary School News

Help Us Celebrate our Staff!

September 3, 2020

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM STARTS IN SEPTEMBER All of us remember a favorite teacher or school employee who had a positive impact on our educational experience. Help us cel...

Food Pantry Starts Friday

September 1, 2020

The Douma/Liberty Food Pantry will begin providing food boxes to their parents on Friday, September 4. The pantry will be open from 1:30-2 p.m. in the front entrance of Douma fo...

Kindergarten students at Douma Elementary will be released at 2:55 p.m. daily, starting Tuesday, September 1. This will allow for better traffic flow during the daily dismissal....

Douma Families: We have several changes to our protocols and procedures in order to prioritize health and safety in the 20-21 school year. Below is a list of important i...

Due to construction on Milner St. we have updated arrival and dismissal traffic patterns for the 20-21 school year.  For the coming school year: Douma bus lane w...

Elementary parents in Ottumwa who need assistance with online registration can schedule an appointment with their school’s secretary the week of August 10. Only one parent...

Douma Elementary's food pantry will be open to serve families beginning Monday, June 8 through July 27. Families will receive shelf stable non-perishable food items for...

Looking for some suggested summer reading lists? Each year, the American Library Association publishes a list of recommended books for preschool- through middle school-aged stud...

Scholarships available to Douma, James, Liberty, or Wilson School students. See below for details! Deadline is June 15. Camp Invention is returning to Ottumwa Community Schoo...

Here is this week's district art video created for the week of May 26-29. District art teachers decided to go around their house finding and taking pictures o...

Recently elementary physical education teachers created an opportunity for their students to participate in a Field Day. Students could earn a gold, silver, or bronze medal base...

Lesson on Perspective

May 19, 2020

Art lesson this week on perspective from OCSD art teachers. Have some fun with this project!! https://youtu.be/cqH-p5nP5mU

Please take 10 minutes and enjoy the 2020 Elementary Art Show! This virtual tour provides a great representation of the work done in our elementary program. CLICK HERE FOR AR...

The end-of-the-year locker and desk clean out process for Ottumwa students will look a lot different this year due to COVID-19. Ottumwa Schools have been closed since March 15 a...

District art teachers share a video demonstrating some fun things to do with technology. Remember to make art a part of your days at home! CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Douma's school guidance counselor is offering Zoom classroom sessions for all students in May. Follow the information below: Tuesdays Douma Counselor Classroom 10-10:3...

On April 22, Mrs. Cain and Ms. Fluegge held a Zoom meeting with both of their classes called "Recess with Mrs. Cain's and Ms. Fluegge's class." The session&nbs...

Autism Awareness Month

April 14, 2020

Douma staff created a video to show promote awareness of Autism Awareness Month in April. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

Pickwick Early Childhood Center and Ottumwa elementary schools will host Parent-Teacher Conferences for their parents on Tuesday, March 10 from 4-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 1...

Waffle Wednesday Fun

February 26, 2020

Every Wednesday students in Ms. Sparks room are building community and deepening relationship in a tasty way!! Teachers and students work together to make waffles and share the ...

Ottumwa Camp Invention is back!  This summer’s "Elevate" program will give children an opportunity to learn the principles of flight, explore energy conserv...

Two students from Ottumwa Community Schools were crowned overall winners in the 2020 Invention Convention, held Thursday, January 30 at Liberty Elementary. Madalynn Sertterh ...

Due to the weather, the performance of the junior cheerleaders has been rescheduled for Fri., Feb. 7. Please bring your child at 6 p.m. to receive their shirt and to warm-up. Pe...

January Title Family Event

January 24, 2020

Please join us for a Title Family Event on Wednesday, January 29 from 1:30-3:00! We will be having a Snowmen themed event & Mother Nature definitely got the memo! In addi...