Saturday, June 15, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families

Our last week of school was filled with many activities and bittersweet

On Wednesday we held a wonderful promotion ceremony for our 6th
graders. We wish them well in middle school next year. On Thursday
we had our last town meeting of the year. It was a high-energy
meeting with lots of singing, art work, sharing our community service
experiences and having some laughs too.

I wish everyone a happy, safe and fun summer.
My summer advice to students is, "Do something everyday to make
yourself stronger and smarter!"

For Some Great Pictures - Check out Doolittle’s Twitter Page!

Friday, May 17, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families,

The wonderful Doolittle PTA has been hard at work this week.
We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week this week due to Nature's Classroom being last week.
The PTA provided a lot of wonderful food and gifts for teachers.
The PTA Ice Cream Social last night was well attended.
This week was also the PTA Spring Book Fair which was a big hit with kids.

The teachers and I are very thankful for the work of our PTA and
all the Families who support the PTA by being members.

For Pictures - Check out Doolittle’s Twitter Page!

Friday, April 5, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families,

The Doolittle Kindness Campaign was featured on Fox 61 News!

The April Doolittle PTA meeting is next Tuesday 4/9/19 at 7pm.

April 15-19 there is NO School for April Break.
When we return from April Break, Students in grades 3-6 will begin
the Smarter Balanced Assessment - SBA or SBAC test.
Grade 6 will begin on Wednesday April 24 and grades 3-5 will begin
on Wednesday May 1st.

For Pictures - Check out Doolittle’s Twitter Page!

Friday, March 29, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families,

- Our Parent Conferences have gone well the past two weeks. Please
follow up with your child’s teacher or me if you have lingering questions
or concerns as we continue into the last term of the year.

- Families are asked to honor our Rule that NO Dogs are permitted on
School Property especially during dismiss and arrival.

- Placement for 2019-2020
A letter about Placement went home to all parents a few weeks ago.
Soon Doolittle School staff will begin making preliminary classroom
lists for next year.

If you have information that you would like taken into account when
assignments are made, please write me a letter by Monday,
April 1, 2019.

It is important that we get this information NOW so we can do our
best to take it into account when making preliminary lists.  Information
shared later or at the end of the year may not be taken into account.

Requests for specific teachers cannot be honored.

Our primary goals are to create classrooms that reflect the diversity
of students in our school, as well as place each child in an environment
where s/he will learn best.  We accomplish these goals by balancing
classes with regard to gender, academic performance, learning needs,
work habits, and social-emotional development. Teachers try to ensure
that a few classmates move together to new classes and that known
peer conflicts are separated.

For Pictures - Check out Doolittle’s Twitter Page!

Friday, March 22, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families,

Here are some important reminders:

On Monday, March 25 at 6:oo pm at Doolittle School, all parents
are invited to a Workshop for Parents focusing on supporting
children’s mental health and well- being, as well as recognizing
and addressing signs of trauma in children.

Tuesday, March 26th is an Early Dismissal day for parent conferences;
we dismiss at 12:40 pm.  The YMCA aftercare is open on planned
Early Dismissal days.

On Wednesday, March 27th, Grade 6 parents are invited to a
Nature's Classroom meeting at 7:00 pm in Rms 122/124.  All
the necessary forms will be passed out and much information
shared. Please attend if your student will be participating in the
Nature's Classroom trip.

For Pictures - Check out Doolittle’s Twitter Page!

Friday, March 15, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families.
The letter below was emailed to all families yesterday and a hard copy will be sent home on Monday 3/18.

We are happy to announce that we are using a new version of PowerSchool that allows families to access their child's Report Card on line. Hard Copies of Report Cards will not be sent home.

Please read below:

Dear Families,

As you will recall, in order to more efficiently and effectively communicate students’
progress, Cheshire Public Schools will be utilizing a new version of PowerSchool which
enables us to share progress reports digitally.  These progress reports/report cards will
emain permanently archived in PowerSchool throughout the student’s tenure with
Cheshire Public Schools.  

Using the digital version of the progress report will ensure that parents have immediate
access to their child’s end of marking term grades. A digital progress report will eliminate
a hard copy getting lost or forgotten at school.  It also provides instant access to parents
who share child custody and eliminates the need for a paper copy to be mailed to a
different address.

Progress Reports will be released to Power School on Monday, March 18th after
10:00 a.m. Below you will find instructions on how to access your child’s report card in

To access a report, please log in to your PowerSchool account and click on the
Report Cards icon in the left-hand menu.  If you need help creating/logging into
your parent portal account, please see our Cheshire Public Schools PowerSchool
Parent Guide. If you have an account already and need to connect one or more
children to it, please contact each child's school directly for the access
code/password letter.

As we make this transition, should you need help accessing your child’s second
term progress report, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s main office.  
For families without email or internet access, we will gladly send home a hard copy;
just contact your child’s school and let them know.

Thank you in advance for your support as we make this transition.

Donald F. Wailonis
Interim Assistant Superintendent

Cheshire Public Schools

Friday, March 8, 2019


Hello Doolittle Families,

Monday, March 11th, 6 - 7 pm - Nature’s Classroom meeting in
the All Purpose Room with 6th grade parents to discuss different
options for Nature’s Classroom and to hear all of your suggestions
and thoughts.

Tuesday, March 12th, 6 - 7 pm - Informational Family Math Night
to help you understand Cheshire Elementary math curriculum, and
to share some of the specific strategies that we do in the different
grade levels. For planning purposes, please RSVP HERE.  We want
to make sure that we have enough materials prepared.

Friday, March 15th - NO SCHOOL for students.
Tuesday, March 19th - Early dismissal for parent conferences.
Thursday, March 21st - Early dismissal for parent conferences.
Friday, March 22nd - Picture day!
Tuesday, March 26th - Early dismissal for parent conferences.

For Pictures - Check out Doolittle’s Twitter Page!