Welcome Staff


Welcome Staff to this special section just for you!

For some of you that have been part of the David Douglas School District family for several years, you will recognize this picture.  I was supposed to be a fairy princess with a magic wand and my opening line was “If Wishes Came True.” It is one of many, sometimes wild and crazy, costumes and personas that I created to get your attention.  You may not have remembered what I had to say, but you remembered the costume.

I am still saying much of the same words because I continue to feel they are important.  I continue to thank all of you for caring about our students. Even though some days seem tough and you don’t always get that pat on the back, be assured that what you are doing is helping each student toward success.

This section contains information about the Spring and Special Grant programs,and provides access to applications for each.

Also available is information about the $5 Campaign, a payroll deduction plan that has been available since 2006.  Many of you have been contributing since then, even increasing your deduction amount over the years, and have made an invaluable impact on the assistance DDEF can provide for those kids in need or special requests from staff and school-sponsored ventures.


During the past year, we have extended more funds than usual to purchase many books for libraries and classrooms, supplemented some of the final expenses so the Rocket Team could participate at the National level of Team America Rocketry Competition and for a Gold Place winner to join in the Scholastic Art & Writing National Celebration.

Because of these extra requests, our Special Grant fund is in need of your help.  For every $5 increment, it is divided between the Kids Fund and Special Grants. If you have never participated, the payroll deduction plan is an easy way to help so many – maybe even your program someday!  If you can, please increase your amount by $5 this year – it does make a difference.

So “If Wishes Came True”, I would wish for an exciting and successful school year for all and hope you will seriously consider signing up for the $5 Campaign now.


Beverly Fischer, DDEF President (still!! – and enjoying it all)



Wishing you all a happy 2019-2020 School Year!

1. The David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) is here to support your needs. See the Special Grant application on this page.


2. Many thanks to past and new staff for participating in the $5 Campaign, our payroll deduction plan. Some staff who were the first to sign-up in 2006 are still generously contributing to this plan. This fall, many newly hired staff joined the team of $5 Campaign donors. Because of you and other generous donors, the Kids fund and Grant opportunities continue to be available to David Douglas staff and students. Thank you!

3. Watch for news about DDEF's "non-event event" fundraiser later this Fall.

Thank you for all you do!

Beverly Fischer

DDEF Spring Grant

The DDEF Spring Grant program supports staff requests to enhance and supplement district programs and to provide additional educational opportunities for David Douglas students. Spring Grant applications are accepted during a specified time frame announced to staff (typically in mid-March).  During the application period, you may apply for a Spring Grant by clicking on the “Spring Grant Application” button below to download the application, following the instructions, and returning here to submit the application. This year’s 2018-19 Spring Grant application period is now closed.

Looking for the Special Grant application? Just scroll a little further down this page to the “DDEF Special Grant” section below.

DDEF Special Grant

Do you need assistance funding a special project?  Special Grant Applications may be submitted to DDEF at any time.  They are those requests that would not be considered for a Spring Grant because either they do not meet Spring Grant requirements or they do not fit the Spring Grant application period. You may apply for a Special Grant by downloading the application here and following the instructions.

$5 Dollar Campaign

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The David Douglas Educational Foundation’s $5 Campaign is a simple and painless payroll deduction where employees are asked to contribute as little as $5 per month to DDEF.