Bid on Our Awesome Silent Auction Items

The annual end-of-the-year silent auction starts Monday, May 29 at 6 p.m. and ends Friday, June 3 at 10 p.m. Our Silent Auction helps fund PTA activities during the year, including teacher hospitality, Family Nights, and Variety Show. In addition, money raised goes towards larger school improvement projects. Currently we are working towards a new outdoor Science Center and beautifying and updating our campus.

Here are some highlights of what we have to offer for this year’s auction. You can find the complete collection of awesome prizes here.

Themed Baskets

Gather a group for a home movie party with this fantastic basket! Everything you need to have an extra-special movie night, from a blanket for snuggling to the essential movie theater candy. Bid on our Movie Basket here.

Whether you have a green thumb or not, this basket has you covered with tools, seeds, and reference books to help you have the best growing experience- all in a handy gardener’s bag. Bid on our Gardening Basket here.

Everything you need for a fun-packed night under the stars! Whether you’re sitting by the fire pit in your backyard or pitching a tent in the woods, this basket will ensure you have a fantastic time. Bid on our Camping Basket here.

Summer days are long, but with this basket you’ll never run out of things to do! Enjoy games and activities for the whole family. Bid on our Summer Fun Basket here.

Get ready for summer with this Pool and Beach Basket. You’re covered for fun in the sun and splashing in the water, with items for kids and grownups alike in a waterproof and easy-to-clean bag. Bid on our Pool and Beach Bag Basket here.

Perfect for a cozy night in, a picnic at an outdoor concert, or a gift for a budding wine enthusiast, this basket has a fantastic assortment of goodies and everything you need to sip and relax! Bid on our Wine Basket here.

Teacher Experiences

Some Douglas Magnet Elementary School teachers and staff are offering to give of their time for special experiences for lucky winners (and often a few friends)! Check out these options:

Highly Coveted Items

  • Have you ever been sitting in the afternoon carpool line and wonder how some cars get to pull up in front of the line? The Noble Family of Douglas Carpool Passes are one of our most popular annual auction items! This special VIP pass allows you to be at the front of the line at pickup without the long wait — and there are not one but two passes up for grabs.
  • Eliminate stress on the big day! For our graduating 5th grade families, you could win four front row spots reserved just for you and three guests at the 2023 5th grade graduation!

And So Much More!

Other items available include restaurant gift cards from a’Verde, Carolina Ale House, Taverna Agora, and Vidrio; a Book Lovers Bag from Quail Ridge Books; a family holiday mini photography session by Douglas mom Carrie Helms; a gorgeous young Japanese Maple sapling ready to plant and beautify your yard; a personalized tour of the NC Museum of Art given by artist and art educator (and Douglas mom!) Chelsea Brown; a plasma car; and a 10-class pass (plus brand-new yoga mat and water bottle!) at Midtown Yoga.

Happy bidding!

Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming Soon!

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5! The PTA will be celebrating the staff by providing two luncheons, stocking the teachers’ lounges, and putting special treats in their mailboxes throughout the week. If you are interested in volunteering to help hand out treats and serve staff lunch, please reach out to Carrie Pitchford at

We also want to give all families the opportunity to show their thanks. Please join the PTA in helping say “thank you” to the Douglas staff for all of their hard work this year. Our amazing teachers help our children to BLOOM!

On Friday, May 5 we will also host our final Raise Craze celebration AND show our appreciation for teachers with an icy, sweet treat provided by the PTA. Yum!

Triangle Rock Club Spirit Night

Don’t forget! Our Triangle Rock Club Spirit Night is this Sunday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. Grab an early dinner and stop by TRC to get those pre-bedtime zoomies out of your Dragons. Triangle Rock Club will donate 50%(!!) of sales back to Douglas Magnet Elementary School! 

Beat the lines and sign-up ahead of time here.

Save the date for our last spirit night of the school year:

  • June 8: Two Roosters Spirit Night, 2-9 p.m.

Douglas Spring Showcase

Save the date! On May 4, Douglas Magnet Elementary will be hosting a Spring Showcase from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy displays of artwork that our children have created throughout the year, multiple intelligences activities with each grade level, Kona Ice, the Scholastic Book Fair (April 26-May 5) and more! Snacks will be provided. We encourage you to bring food to enjoy at our picnic areas or in the cafeteria.

Plus, A Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Ms. Edgerly needs parent volunteers to help hang artwork on the days leading up to the Spring Showcase on May 4. If you can volunteer on May 2 or 3 at about 2 p.m., please sign up here.

Thank you for helping to make our art show a success! 

Kilwins Spirit Night

Don’t forget! Our Kilwins Spirit Night is tomorrow from 4-9 p.m. Stop by for an after-school treat or post-dinner delight! 🍦🍫🍬 Kilwins Raleigh will donate a portion of sales back to Douglas Magnet Elementary School! 💚

Save the dates for our next two Spirit Nights:

  • April 30: Triangle Rock Club Spirit Night, 6-8 p.m.
  • June 8: Two Roosters Spirit Night, 2-9 p.m.

Upcycle, Recycle, Youcycle Art Contest

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Douglas Dragons are invited to create their own Earth-friendly artwork in our first annual Upcycle, Recycle, Youcycle Art Contest.

You can choose to: 
UPCYCLE – Create something new from something old (adding materials to an old item.
RECYCLE – Use recyclable material to create a new piece of art.
YOUCYCLE – You come up with an idea that can combine both ideas or just create your own masterpiece using whatever you find. 

Recycled materials for you to use can be found in a box outside of Ms. Edgerly’s classroom or just use whatever you have at home. Turn all artwork in to Ms. Edgerly’s classroom by Thursday, April 20. All grades are encouraged to participate in the contest. Prizes will be awarded to each grade!

Contest Rules:
1) You can make 2D or 3D art
2) Artwork must not be any larger than 20×20 inches in any direction
3) Get creative and have FUN!

Be sure to check out the permission slip that went home in folders to sign off on reprinting usage!