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Thanks for visiting the Douglas Elementary School PTA website! We hope it serves as a helpful resource for you.

Check out the links in the menu above to learn more about who we are, all that we do and how you can become involved. If you have questions, ideas or concerns, please feel free to drop us a line through the contact page. And stay tuned for regular blog posts (that will be published below this one).

Go Dragons!

It's Almost Time for the Fun Run!

Mindspark Mystery Lab Wild West logo

Our main fundraiser this year is the Douglas Dragons Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally on Wednesday, March 4. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Fun Run, which takes place on Friday, March 13.

Our goal is to raise $22,000 for technology, a gaga pit and artists in residence, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable and more fun.

Students will also experience a fun character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST, which combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. All families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Fun Run on March 13. Stay tuned to the Dragoneer e-newsletter and Douglas PTA Facebook page for more details.

Thanks so much for your support!

We Are Douglas: Get to Know Mrs. Sherrill

young man and woman standing together with a football field in the background
Amelia Sherrill (who you might know as Ms. Sheaffer, before she got married in October) is a kindergarten teacher at Douglas.

How long have you been at Douglas Elementary?

This is my sixth year, seventh if you count my student teaching! This is my fourth year in Kindergarten, and I’ve taught three years in 1st Grade.

What’s a typical day like?

I like to start our morning off by greeting the students at the door. We start our day with greeting each other on the carpet and sharing, and from there it is a busy, fun, packed day. I like to end our day with discussing what our favorite part of the day was.

What do you like best about your job?

I love seeing how much growth my kindergarteners have made in one year! It’s amazing how much they learn and change. I also work with some pretty amazing people and they make my job fun as much as the students do.

What’s most challenging?

Every day has its own different challenges, but having students, coworkers and a community that care helps overcome those challenges.

What is one fun fact about you that people might not know?

I’ve lived in four states! Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina (in that order).

If you’re a member of the Douglas Elementary School staff and would like to share your story as part of our “We Are Douglas” series, please email us!

Help the Douglas Library Grow!

Books

Thank you to all of the Douglas friends and family members who contributed used and new books for our library! We are thrilled to see children checking out books at a higher rate than ever and to see everyone so excited about our new titles.

Please consider checking out our Amazon Wish List or donating great-condition graphic novels and chapter books to our library.

Keep those books coming! Thank you!

Help Out at the Book Fair!

It’s almost Book Fair time!! We need a lot of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. There are a wide variety of time slots and jobs — from helping students choose their books to running the cash register —and we promise it’ll be a lot of fun too!

Please sign up here if you’re able to lend a hand.

Thank you!!

Campus Clean-Up

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Many hands make light work — and our awesome campus needs some work!

Please join your Douglas community on Nov. 1 and/or Nov. 2 for some TLC and a little bit of fun along the way.

Sign up here to help spiff up the school, inside and out!

This event is for students, parents, Douglas graduates, neighbors — all are welcome. The school will be unlocked, so we’ll have access to bathrooms and water fountains.

Thank you!