McDougle Elementary School PTA

Principal's Message June 10, 2021

MES has created a summer resource list for families to use to support students' learning over the summer. The use of this list is completely optional, but we wanted to share something with parents in the event that it was needed. We hope that students will read and practice math skills over the summer.

Also, there is an opportunity to order more yearbooks. The absolute hard deadline to do this is Wednesday, June 16th. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please complete this form and bring your payment to school no later than Wednesday, June 16th. Yearbooks are $21.

End of Year Dolphin Picnic/Picnic de fin de curso de McDougle

Come join Swimmy, teachers, and other McDougle Families at the End of Year Picnic!

The celebration will take place at Hank Anderson Park on June 4th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm!

Free Food | Organized Games | Fun Prizes | Volleyball | Tennis | Playground

Check out the Evite for detailed information and to RSVP by Friday, May 28th to let us know your food preference! (

Hot dogs will be provided courtesy of Trolly Stop’s full service, made-to-order hot dog cart (vegetarian option available), as well as refreshments and grab-n-go snacks.

Want to make this event even more fun for your family?? Partner with the PTA by signing up to help out during the event! Sign Up Direct Link:

SAFETY: Although we can’t mandate that everyone wear masks, volunteers with be masked and we are encouraging all attendees to wear masks if they cannot socially distance to help make everyone as comfortable as possible.

Ven a unirte a Swimmy, a los profesores y a otras familias McDougle en el picnic de fin de curso.

La celebración tendrá lugar en el Parque Hank Anderson el 4 de junio de 16:30 a 19:00.

Comida gratis | Juegos organizados | Premios divertidos | Voleibol | Tenis | Parque infantil

Consulta el Evite para obtener información detallada y para confirmar tu asistencia viernes 28 de mayo. (

Se ofrecerán perritos calientes por cortesía del carro de perritos calientes de Trolly Stop, con servicio completo y hecho a medida (opción vegetariana disponible), así como refrescos y aperitivos para llevar.

Todavía por determinar: los camiones de comida estarán en el lugar para las opciones de pago o siéntase libre de traer su propia si lo prefiere.

¿Quieres hacer este evento aún más divertido para tu familia? Colabora con la PTA inscribiéndote para ayudar durante el evento. Enlace directo de inscripción:

SEGURIDAD: Aunque no podemos obligar a todo el mundo a llevar máscaras, los voluntarios irán enmascarados y animamos a todos los asistentes a que lleven máscaras si no pueden distanciarse socialmente para ayudar a que todo el mundo esté lo más cómodo posible.

Clothing Closet Volunteer

The Clothing Closet is in need of volunteers! If you (or another parent you know) might be willing to periodically come in and help organize in the closet and/or put together clothing kits, please email Laura Olley at

Advocacy Alert from the CHCCS PTA Council - Deadline Extended

Parents and school community members - we need your voices!

Our school board has submitted their budget to the county commissioners who are about to decide whether or not to meet the critical needs of our students. We need your voices. Please consider sending out the below message and politely reach out to the BOCC and advocate for our students, teachers and staff.

WHAT: Send a letter urging the county commissioners to fund our schools

WHO: send to

Please feel free to copy the below message directly into your email, or personalize it with your urgent budget concerns. For more in-depth information about the needs of our schools and how the proposed budget plans to address them, visit CHCCS 2021-22 Proposed Budget Request.


I am writing to express support for the per pupil funding requests of Orange County Schools (OCS) and CHCCS, and am requesting that the Board of County Commissioners fully fund the budget requests. Our schools have gone underfunded even before the pandemic with funding below the national average for similar districts. This is not a new issue. This is not about filling an emergency gap , but rather about meeting the ongoing needs of our students, staff and teachers. This isn't about filling a temporary pandemic-driven need, but about funding our schools at the level that is currently needed.

The proposed county manager’s budget offers no new funding but keeps per pupil funding flat. Without this increase, our school board will have to make cuts. The county manager is showing 48% of overall budget going to OCS and CHCCS, lower than the historically 49.5 % - 50.5% allocated in the past. A percentage point or two translates to millions of dollars for schools, and has a direct and lasting impact on our students and school community. The county received $28 million under American Rescue Plan Act but the county’s manager budget is allocating $0 out of that pot to schools. How is this justified, particularly when other counties, such as Wake, are suggesting increases that align with the received Rescue Plan Act funds? The current Chapel Hill Special District Tax rate (amount per $100) is the lowest it has been since 1998. Funding our schools at the needed level not only supports our students, but allows our districts to pay teachers and staff a living wage.

The pandemic has highlighted the critical role of our schools in our community, and has exposed the even wider achievement and opportunity gap for our students. Our school district serves as not only an educational institution, but also provides healthcare delivery, social worker support, housing coordination, employment counseling, and food source for so many families. Again, although these critical roles were highlighted by the pandemic, the need is not new, nor does it end when the crisis is over.




Twitter: @chccsptacouncil

MES PTA Board Nominations 2021-2022

Building a strong community takes the whole community. We are looking for people to join the McDougle Elementary PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year. There are multiple ways to volunteer and get involved and support the MES PTA and McDougle Elementary School.

The MES PTA Nominating Committee is responsible for finding nominees for the Officers of the 2021-2022 McDougle Elementary PTA. According to our bylaws, these positions include:


Vice President

2nd and 3rd Vice President(s) (optional)



If you are interested in being a member of the MES PTA Board, please email either Tara Spector at or Brandie Ehrmann at

Together we can make a difference.

Construir una comunidad fuerte require de toda la comunidad. Estamos buscando personas para unirse a la Junta de la PTA de McDougle Elementary para el año escolar 2021-2022. Hay múltiples formas de ser voluntario e involucrarse y apoyar a la PTA de MES y la Escuela Primaria McDougle.

El Comité de Nominaciones de la PTA de MES es responsable de encontrar candidatos para los Oficiales de la PTA de McDougle Elementary 2021-2022. De acuerdo con nuestros estatutos, estas posiciones incluyen:



2do y 3er Vicepresidente(s) (opcional)



Si está interesado en ser miembro de la Junta de la PTA de MES, comuníquese con Tara Spector en o Brandie Ehrmann en

Juntos podemos hacer la diferencia.


The MES PTA wishes everyone a wonderful teacher and staff appreciation week. On behalf of all Dolphin students and parents, please know just how wonderful each of you truly are and that you are appreciated for your role in our McDougle community.

On May 6th, the Dolphin Community sponsored a breakfast for all MES teachers and staff, with biscuits, sliders, donuts, and coffee from Rise, as well as assorted other treats and drinks!

On May 3, 2021, each teacher and staff member was given a gift bag filled with a variety of treats and hand lotion. Boxed lunches were catered by the Root Cellar. For dessert, there were custom made caramel apples, cake pops, and cookies donated by Pk's Sweet Confections!

Staff Appreciation Week 2021 - Kudoboard

Hello McDougle Elementary Families!

During a year without precedent, our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to support every student, while also taking care of their own families. Thanks to all those who donated to this week's staff appreciation events. Please join us in showing how much you care for the MES community by leaving a message of support and appreciation on our virtual Kudoboard! Kudoboard for MES Teachers and Staff | Kudoboard

¡Hola familias de la escuela primaria McDougle!

Durante un año sin precedentes, nuestros maestros y personal han trabajado incansablemente para apoyar a cada estudiante y al mismo tiempo cuidar de sus propias familias. ¡Gracias a todos los que donaron a los eventos de agradecimiento al personal!Únase a nosotros para demostrar cuánto se preocupa por la comunidad de MES. Por favor, ¡deje un mensaje de apoyo y agradecimiento en nuestro Kudoboard virtual! Kudoboard for MES Teachers and Staff | Kudoboard

Congratulations to Katarina Lucia Rosario-Soto, for being the North Carolina 2020-2021 State Reflection Winner - Dance Choreography Intermediate (3-5 Grades)! And for earning the Award of Excellence for Dance Choreography at the National Reflections Level! We are very proud of you!

For more information about this year's NC Reflections contest, please go to A list of National Winners is posted at

MES Families Helping Families Supply and Gift Card Drive

Hello, Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We hope that you are doing well a year on in the pandemic, and with your child(ren)’s school day whether that’s in person or remote. It has been a very difficult time for many of us, but we’ve seen how in many ways our community has rallied to try to meet some of those needs. The support we give to one another is the most important factor in getting through hard times.

To that end, we are asking for those that can, to pitch in again, for a grocery card drive and for a few items that we have requested in a sign up genius.

We could use Food Lion or Walmart cards (or any gift card), as well as balls, backpacks, and a few other items. SignUpGenius

We will be collecting the grocery cards the week of May 17th. You can give cards or items to Laura Olley, School Social Worker, via your child’s teacher, at the front desk at school, or during drop off you can hand them to a staff checking temperatures. You can also mail cards or have items shipped to McDougle Elementary 890 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 ℅ Laura Olley.

Thank you so very much for your ongoing support of our Dolphin Community!

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Olley, 919-360-5255

Pre-K and Headstart Registration (2021-2022)

If you have a 3 or 4 year old or know someone who does, please see this enrollment information.

Mission: Make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at McDougle Elementary!

The PTA provides a link between school, home and the wider community. We work together to organize events and raise funds to support children’s learning and to make the environment for our students the best it can be.

We encourage you to use this website to access current information about PTA events, volunteer needs, contacts, committee activities, and meeting minutes, as well as find printable forms and useful links.

There are so many opportunities to help make McDougle an even better place for our children and many of these are through the PTA. So, we look forward to having you join and thank you in advance for giving your time and energy to support your school, children and community.

We are proud to be a part of this wonderful community of students, parents, teachers and supporters!

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2020-2021 en McDougle Elementary!

El PTA proporciona un vínculo entre la escuela, el hogar y la comunidad en general. Trabajamos juntos para organizar eventos y recaudar fondos para apoyar el aprendizaje de los niños y hacer que el entorno para nuestros estudiantes sea el mejor posible.

Le recomendamos que utilice este sitio web para acceder a información actualizada sobre los eventos del PTA, las necesidades de los voluntarios, los contactos, las actividades del comité y las actas de las reuniones, así como para encontrar formularios imprimibles y enlaces útiles.

Hay tantas oportunidades para ayudar a que McDougle sea un lugar aún mejor para nuestros niños y muchas de ellas son a través del PTA. Por lo tanto, esperamos que se una y le agradecemos de antemano por dar su tiempo y energía para apoyar a su escuela, sus niños y su comunidad.

¡Estamos orgullosos de ser parte de esta maravillosa comunidad de estudiantes, padres, maestros y seguidores!

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