Does your Dragon have a talent in singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes, reading poetry or something else? Sign up to audition to be in the Douglas Elementary School Annual Variety Show! This show isopen to all students PreK-fifth grade. If you are in fifth grade and have a passion to host a live show, then we are also looking for you! You must audition as well. Please be prepared with at least two jokes to tell the judges. The Variety Show will take place on May 18 during school hours, as well as on the evening of May 19. A live stream will also be available for the night of May 19. If you are in fifth grade and have interest in photography and/or videography, please indicate on the form. We are also looking for two students to run the live stream on the night of May 19 and someone to take pictures.
We will also be auditioning for our new talent show called TheDaily Dragon Performances. Students who are selected to perform in The Daily Dragon performances will only perform on the morning announcement on the days that will be selected.
All students that would like to participate in auditions must turn in a permission form by Friday, April 14. Paper forms that we sent home in folders can be dropped off to the folder by Ms. Hailey’s classroom or simply fill out this Google form. Once registered, each student will be assigned a time that they will come to the cafeteria to audition. Auditions will take place on April 18 from 1:40-3 p.m. and April 19 from 1:40-3 p.m.
But that’s not all.We need volunteers to help pull off this amazing event! Please consider volunteering to help us make auditions run smoothly and efficiently and most of all FUN! Sign up here to be an audition helper.
The Variety Show is coming soon! Do you have a talent in singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes, reading poetry or something else? Sign up to be in the Douglas Elementary School Annual Variety Show. Auditions will take place April 19 and 20. More details to follow soon.
Upcycle, Recycle, Youcycle Art Contest
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Douglas Elementary will have its first annual Upcycle, Recycle, Youcycle Art Contest. Create an original work of art to celebrate Earth Day.
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.
Recycle materials for you to use can be found outside Ms. Edgerly’s classroom or use whatever you have at home.
All grades are encouraged to participate in the contest. More information will be sent home about the contest after Spring Break.
Congratulations, Dragons! As of 3 p.m., March 30, we’ve completed 1,222 Acts of Kindness to each other and the greater community and we’ve raised $27,992 for Douglas Magnet Elementary School! WOW! We beat last year’s record of 1,108 completed AOK and $26,279 raised! Thank you to our Dragons for making a difference and to our donors across 28 states for supporting our kindness fundraiser.
Drumroll please…. Congratulations to 5th Grade – Schaffhauser for completing the most AOK (353!)…
and to 4th Grade – Underwood for raising the most money ($2,605!).
But the kindness doesn’t end here. AOKs and last-minute donations can be logged through Sunday, April 2 so you have the weekend to finish up uncompleted goals. We hope you continue to spread kindness well beyond on fundraiser.
We are currently planning how to celebrate their huge success and will announce that soon. In the meantime, congratulate your Dragon and know how much the Douglas community cares about them! Well done, Dragons!
Our Raise Craze fundraiser is live and some classes are already off to a running start! Raise Craze is an online fundraising platform fueled by Acts of Kindness (AOK). This unique concept is breaking down the barriers of the traditional fundraiser and putting kindness back into our culture. No selling. No pressure. Just kindness. While not every child can raise money, every child CAN spread kindness. Spend time serving — not selling!
We picked this fundraiser because we believe giving back to the community helps shape the character of our students, gets everyone involved and teaches the value of gratitude. Curious how fundraising through kindness works? Check out this brief video.
If you haven’t started already, in just three easy steps your student will be all set for Raise Craze:
Select at least three AOK on your page as the ways you will give back this Raise Craze season. Students can choose from the list or enter their own! No act of kindness is too small.
Add emails (optional). As an option, Raise Craze allows your family and friends to double your child’s impact by “paying it forward” through inspired giving. Add email addresses for friends and family who would be supportive of your kindness efforts! Don’t worry if you don’t have all the email addresses right away, you can always go back and add more later OR skip this step by leaving the fields empty and click on “Send Emails.” Emails will never be shared with third parties or used for marketing.
In 2022, our Dragons accomplished 1,018 AOK in our school and local community. We had 100% participation and our families and friends paid it forward by fundraising $26,279, which supported our students, teachers and staff. Can we beat last year’s totals? This year’s fundraiser ends March 30.
Burn off some steam and fly high with the whole family at DEFY trampoline park! A portion of the proceeds goes back to the school. Be sure to fill out a waiver ahead of time at defy.com/defy-raleigh and show the flyer below when you purchase your tickets. See you there!
Douglas Creative Arts & Science Magnet Elementary School has earned recognition from Magnet Schools of America (MSA) for their academic excellence, commitment to diversity and community engagement. Douglas Magnet Elementary School was named a 2023 National Magnet School of Distinction by MSA, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.
MSA national merit awards are given to magnet schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and strong parent and community involvement. To be considered for a merit award, member schools must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.
MSA is a nonprofit organization that provides support and assistance to magnet schools across the nation and represents approximately 4,300 magnet and theme-based schools nationwide.