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The Douglas Spirit Rock is available throughout the school year for rental and painting. For a suggested donation of $25, rent the rock for a day and paint a message of support for a Douglas student, teacher, staff member — or celebrate an event!
When you rent the rock, you’ll select the day you want your message to appear. However, your rental starts at 4:30 p.m. the day before so you have time to paint the rock after carpool and it’s ready for the next morning!
Tips for Painting the Rock
Please only paint the front of the rock facing carpool/the front entrance.
Spray paint is helpful to coat the rock. Any color you want for the background works. And if you mess up, just use spray paint to match the background color and paint it again!
You can use stencils or sketch your design in chalk first to check sizing and legibility from a few feet away before you paint.
Spray paint works well for large areas.
For smaller, more detailed areas, use acrylic paint (or spray paint with stencils). In case of rain, avoid paints like tempera that easily wash off.
Remember to bring different size paintbrushes and a cup with water to rinse them.
Egg cartons work well to hold different color paints.
Share Your Design!
After you’ve painted the rock, share your design on Facebook and tag us!
Place your pre-order for our NEW Douglas spirit wear and accessories today, and you’ll get your gear on the last day of school before the winter break.
Check out two new designs on everything from long-sleeve tees to stainless steel water bottles, plus returning favorites like cozy PJ bottoms. We’re also especially excited about the new wall calendar filled with student art!
Tuesday, Nov. 30, is the pre-order cutoff date!
Psst … if you need to do a secret pickup for holiday gifts, we’ve got you covered! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org after ordering.
Douglas Elementary School original watercolor ornaments by Lew Wilson Art are also available for purchase. Enter DES at checkout, and 20% of sales go back to the school!
From NC State football to Papa Murphy’s pizza, we have several fun events and activities coming up before winter break (and several more in store for 2022). The best part is they all benefit our awesome school!
Douglas Elementary is in the process of applying for a School of Excellence designation, a program through the national PTA. Part of this is getting feedback from families, administrators and teachers during the school year. We invite you to respond to the survey anonymously.
Douglas está en proceso de solicitar designación de School of Excellence, un programa a través de la PTA Nacional. La PTA Nacional solicita comentarios de las familias, administradores y maestros. Le invitamos a responder de forma anónima: Encuesta en español
Dragonfire — Douglas Elementary’s annual no-fuss fundraiser — raises money for programs, equipment and other needs that benefit our children and school. 100% of the funds raised go to Douglas.
Your gift matters. Any amount you’re able to contribute makes a difference. The PTA pools these funds together to make a bigger impact than any of us can do alone. You can donate online or send cash or check (payable to Douglas Elementary PTA, memo: Dragonfire) to your child’s teacher. Increase your impact by asking your employer if they’ll match your donation (our tax ID is 56-1644792).
Your voice matters. We want to know what you’d like to see done with Dragonfire funds raised. Share your ideas by the end of the week and you could win a restaurant gift card, gift basket or other fun items. Students, families and teachers/staff are eligible to participate to win.
Dragonfire Spirit Week
Students are invited to participate in Dragonfire Spirit Week, which takes place this week! Here is the lineup:
Monday: Wear Dragon Green
Tuesday: Wear Blue for Bullying Prevention Month
Wednesday: Wear Red for Ed to Support Public School Educators
Thursday: College Team Dollars Day (Wear your favorite college team apparel or colors and place your coins or dollars into the bucket of your favorite area college team! A personal donation is not required to toss a coin in for your team — this fun is for everyone!)
The Douglas Spirit Rock is now available for rental and painting! For a suggested donation of $25, rent the rock for a day and paint a message of support for a Douglas student, teacher, staff member or event!