Raise Craze Starts Today!

During this unique fundraiser, students pay it forward by completing Acts of Kindness for others. While not every child can raise money, every child CAN spread kindness.

No Pressure. No Selling. Just Kindness.

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.

In just three easy steps, your student will be all set for Raise Craze:

  • Visit my.raisecraze.com/ajr8wf4 to set up your account.
  • Select at least three Acts of Kindness on your page as the ways you will give back this Raise Craze season. Students can choose from the list or enter their own!
  • 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.

Our goal is to have 100% participation in completing Acts of Kindness, complete at least 500 Acts of Kindness, and raise $12,000 to pay it forward. No Act of Kindness is too small!

We’ll keep you posted on the school’s progress throughout the fundraiser, which ends April 8. In addition to your students’ individual Acts of Kindness, they’ll be participating in class service projects. Check out leaderboard updates and more on our Facebook page.

Let’s go, Dragons!

Rent the Rock!

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!

New Spirit Wear Is Here!

sampling of Douglas Elementary School long-sleeve T-shirts

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 douglasdragonpta@gmail.com 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!

Share Your Thoughts: School of Excellence Survey

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

It’s Dragonfire Time!

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!)
  • Friday: Wear Douglas Spirit Wear or Blue/Green